Taking place at Tokyo Big Sight, Comiket Market (Comiket) has 590,000+ attendees visiting 39,000+ exhibitor spots. While the event has been developing digital guides, the paper catalog still looms large on the otaku landscape. In 2014, they changed which paper they were using, dropping the weight significantly. And yet, it has crept back up and the end of 2016's Comiket 91 is the heaviest ever.
Following last weekend's Comiket, MANTAN WEB's video channel started posting videos of cosplayers from the event, Also, earlier in the month, with new inclusions of India, the first participating nation from South Asia and Switzerland, representatives for 30 countries gathered in Nagoya to crown the champions of the 2016 World Cosplay Summit, and join the city's annual parade to the Osu Kannon temple. MAiDiGiTV also just added videos of the parade.
Cosplay at Comiket isn't the same as it is at American conventions. Rather than for wandering around, it's for designated areas, with plenty of rules on where to costumes can be worn and where to change. On the other hand, cosplay is still cosplay, and as such , last weekend's event was a display of all sorts of shapes and sizes... including the impressively muscled. More after the jump.
Toko (CV Ai Nonaka) didn't exactly make a good first impression on Japanese PC users. Like their English speaking counterparts, her notifications insisting that they upgrade their OSes didn't exact endear her to local techies. The adjective "unforgivable" seems to get applied a lot. There was also a meme earlier this year involving photoshops of it causing disasters as mecha anime robots prepare to attack. Still, the upgrade notification was the star of this weekend's Comiket 90.
This weekend, over half-a-million otaku will crowd into Tokyo Big Sight to see almost 40,000 doujinshi circles (publishing groups) exhibit their latest creations. As in recent years Meiji University Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subculture Comiket researcher myrmecoleon has crunched the numbers. See who topped the list after the jump.
From mecha sims to Tohou tributes to competitive puzzles games to Tohou tributes to visual novels to non-Tohou bullet hell shooters, there's always a diversity of indie games brought to doujinshi mega-event Comiket. With the 90th iteration coming next week, a new, 72 minute compilation has been published. Get a look after the jump.
Summer Comiket 90 is just around the corner, and In-Jelly (a jelly-based sports drink produced by Morinaga & Company, Ltd.) is looking to help fans get in shape for the world's largest dōjinshi fair with a video entitled "10Second-Comiket-Exercise". Hit the jump to get huge, stay huge.
For the ninth time since 2011's Comiket 81, the doujinshi mega-event will be teaming up with the Red Cross to reward blood donors with collaboration posters. Timed to start with Comiket 90 on August 12th, but not limited to the event and running through the end of September, fans who donate 400ml of blood get can get one of five posters featuring the Berserk anime and more. Get a look after the jump.
Momentum is building towards the latest summer edition of twice-year doujinshi mega-event Comiket. The always important catalog of exhibiting doujinshi creators will be out July 16th (a DVD version follows on the 23rd), and in honor of the 90th event, something special is planned. For the first time, a sexy ojisan old man will be the star of the cover. More after the jump.
28-year-old anime voice actress/singer Hitomi Harada, best known as Mizuki Himeji in Baka and Test and Yaya in Unbreakable Machine-Doll, has confirmed that she will join the upcoming 90th Comic Market on its third day, August 14, to offer her original doujin novel game "Hajimete no Novel Game." Check its OP movie and theme song MV after the jump!