As we recently mentioned when looking at her Gundam fan art, Lily Hoshino is a boys' love doujinshi artist with plenty of Naruto work to her name. For Comiket 85, the winter edition of the biggest doujinshi event, her work with be unmissable, with illustrations on the catalog and DVD ROM. Get a look after the jump.
Doujinshi circles are lining up up their fan manga for the winter edition of mega event Comic Market. Two of the three top subjects aren't too well known among English fans, but their positions at the apex are unsurprisingly never the less. The perennially popular Kuroko's Basketball is joined by the expansive material around bullet hell doujin shooter Touhou Project and the battleship girls of Kan Colle. See the numbers after the jump.
The main attraction at the otaku mega event Comiket (short for Comic Market) is its fan published doujinshi, but, there's also cosplay to see, and more. And, there's industry presence, with various entertainment companies promoting their latest, or even Microsoft showing the bishoujo Windows personifications. While Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate distribute Ender's Game in North America, Disney will be bringing it to Japan in January and promoting it at Comiket in December.
For those who have watched Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, you might remember that game of hide-and-seek at the end. It was such an emotional scene, I would not blame if any fan would want to seek Menma out at any chance they get. A Twitter user spotted a Menma cosplayer at the last place you would want to find her, or him (ahem) at summer Comiket. Find out where after the jump!
The Majestic Prince official booth at Summer Comiket C84 prepared a 2.2 meter tall Red5 statue for sale for 3.25 million yen! Limited to only one in the world, they hoped it would sell out quickly. Although they did receive few inquiries, unfortunately, it did not sell. Check out the chronological observation of booth activity through their Twitter after the jump!
Many popular anime companies and TV stations participated in the industry booth section of the 84th Comic Market/Comiket, the world's largest doujin event, to promote their latest anime titles to the fans. Check the photo report of the second day (August 11) for their booths after the jump!
It's Summer Comiket weekend in Japan! The Comiket staff are there to ensure the peace, order and the safety of the participants and occasionally leave funny comments that make the headlines of Comiket related news during the event. Some staff even wear cosplay while they are on duty and this year, they are the Survey Corps from Attack On Titan! See the photos after the jump!
More females with washboard abs! Weapon dealer action anime Jormungand's own Valmet can now lay with you as a soft dakimakura. See the full image after the jump!
History has shown that otaku will line up around the corner to give blood in return for a character poster. The idea is being put into play again at doujinshi mega event Comiket 84 with Red Cross posters given to attendees who donate 400ml of blood. The August event is getting clever again with the vampires of Valvrave, Monogatari and Strike the Blood. Get a look at the full lineup after the jump.
The official radio show joked about it few times, but all attention is now on Ginoza Nobuchika after PSYCHO-PASS ended! To all the Ginoza fans, the illustration of him in casual clothing was revealed for the first time as a part of new PSYCHO-PASS merch that will be available at the Frontierworks booth during Summer Comiket 84 before being rolled out at Animate in late August. See the image and more after the jump!
A Tokyo-based private group "Emergency meeting to stop the rubella outbreak" has conducted a campaign to promote the preventive measures for rubella since March. They revealed a new campaign poster featuring a cute moe girl illustration. Check her out after the jump.
In addition to being photographed, another important job for the cosplayers at the industry booths in Comic Market/Comiket 83 is to hand out the promotional flyers and freebies to the otaku visitors. We can receive posters, post cards, stickers, and even a free DVD which includes anime episodes. Check the flyers of the upcoming anime titles after the jump!