45-year-old anime voice actor Tomokazu Seki announced on his official Twitter yesterday that he will join the upcoming Comic Market 94 as a joint circle with manga artist conix and that the title of their book will be "Seiyu no Ura-jijyou" (Voice actor's behind stories). This is the first time for him to join the world's biggest doujinshi event as a circle member. Hit the jump for more details.
As expected, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are crossing over with the dates of another major event in Japan: summer Comiket. Plans are underway to move the summer 2020 doujin market to Golden Week. Read more after the jump.
Virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI is getting her own line of Good Smile swag -- and maybe a Nendoroid! The goodie bag will be launched at Comiket, with global sales shortly after. Hit the jump to preview the goods!
The official Twitter for the Magical girl lyrical Nanoha anime franchise has revealed a sample image of a newly drawn poster by Takuya Fujima (Magical girl lyrical Nanoha Vivid, Magical girl lyrical Nanoha Reflection THE COMICS) for the upcoming blood donation campaign at the Comic Market 93 (December 29-31). Hit the jump for more details.
It was a big weekend for cosplay with Otakon on American's East Coast and Comic Market 92 in Japan. In recent Comikets, people like builder and rugby player Kuro Mario and bodybuilder Taichi Shimizu have thrilled vistiors with their extreme muscle cosplay. Now, Comiket has been joking about its age of late. See the mascot for last summer's Comiket 90. So, it's fitting that the hit of 92 was a Dragon Ball Roshi.
This weekend, hundreds of thousands of otaku will crowd into Tokyo Big Sight to see tens of thousands of doujinshi circles (amateur publishing groups) present their work. As in recent years Meiji University Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subculture Comiket researcher myrmecoleon has crunched the numbers. Check out the results after the jump.
Pepper the emotion-reading robot is back to cosplaying -- three Peppers arrived at Comiket in RE:ZERO costumes! The trio garnered lots of attention. See the photos after the jump!
As the name implies Comiket Market (better known as Comiket) is mostly about print doujinshi, but there are still plenty of DIY games being presented... from Touhou tributes, to Touhou crossovers (around 18 minutes in, check out Magical Battle Arena Next: Magical Girl Versus Fantsasy World). With the 92nd edition running August 11-13, a survey video puts together a long look at all that's on offer.
Are you a fan of Monster Musume, Alice & Zoroku, or A Centaur's Life? Then these limited-edition goods are for you! Comic Ryu is selling special shirts, hats, artbooks, and... glasses cleaners?... at their booth this weekend at Comiket 92. Hit the jump to preview their wares!