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!
The saga of Comiket, Tokyo Big Sight, and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo continues with a new wrinkle: it appears Comiket organizers maybe be seeking new venues in Osaka and / or Nagoya. Hit the jump to learn more.
The 89th Comic Market/Comiket is now being held at Tokyo Big Sight for three days, from December 29 to 31. While its main attractions are doujinshi books published by amateur creators, many major anime/manga/game companies are also setting their booths in the industry section to promote their latest titles. Check this winter's photo report after the jump.
As the name would suggest, Comic Market, or Comiket, is focused on doujinshi manga. There's also plenty of indie doujin games, enough to fill a four-hour preview of original games of Comiket 89, running at Tokyo Big Sight December 29-31. As in the past, this means lots inspired by the Touhou Project bullet hell shooter phenomenon, but lots of other originals too.
Red Cross is teaming up with the Winter Comiket 89 doujinshi fair to promote blood donation in a campaign that rewards anime fans for giving blood. Hit the jump to learn more.
New information is now available as to how exactly the planning for the 2020 Summer Olympics will affect the available space at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan's largest convention center and the traditional host of Comiket. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Summer 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo are still several years away, but already there are grumblings from concerned fans regarding possible delays and schedule disruptions for big events such as Comiket, the Tokyo Motor Show, and the International Tokyo Toy Show. Hit the jump to learn more.
NHK is airing a Comiket-themed documentary with an interesting perspective: that of Japanese convenience stores that are besieged by hundreds of thousands of visitors in town for the massive doujinshi event. Hit the jump to learn more.