The Comiket Preparation Committee, the group behind the biannual event dedicated to the sale of fan works by amateur creators in Japan has announced that its special extension event held every five years in the Comiket Special series will play host to an event specifically meant to attract international participation next March. Hit the jump for details.
NHK (Nippon Housou Kyoukai/Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan's national public broadcasting organization funded by viewers' payments. For the first time in its 90 years history, it decides to participate in the upcoming 87th Comic Market, the largest doujinshi event in the world. Hit the jump for more details.
Doujinshi mega event Comiket Market (Comiket) is a big deal, approaching 600,000 attendees and approaching 40,000 exhibitor spots. While everything has been growing, one thing that they've been trying to shrink in recent years is the weight of the event's staggering large catalog. After adjusting the paper stocking for summer's event for a significant reduction, they've gotten it down a bit more for the end of December Winter Comiket 87.
Promotion has kicked off for this winter's 87th iteration of doujinshi mega-event Comic Market (Comiket), set to take place at Tokyo Big Sight December 28-30. This included a preview of the event's crucial listing of hundreds of exhibiting doujinshi artists, the latest version of which will be covered by Yuka Nakajima, a doujinshi veteran who has illustrated the Shoji Gatoh light novel series Amagi Brilliant Park, on which this season's anime is based.
Comic Market/Comiket's industry section is also known for well-dressed female cosplayers who are promoting their companies' latest titles and products. The girls usually cosplay as the main characters and hand the promotional flyers to the visitors. Check the photo collection of this summer's cosplayers after the jump.
As always, many major Japanese anime/manga/game companies are now setting their booths in the industry section of the 86th Comic Market/Comiket, the world's largest doujin (self-publishing materials including manga, novels, game, music) event, to promote their latest titles to the fans. Check the 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 85, running at Tokyo Big Sight August 15-1, and an hour survey of doujin games in general, meaning lots inspired by the Touhou Project bullet hell shooter phenomenon. Get a look after the jump.
Taking place at Tokyo Big Sight, Comiket Market (Comiket) has 590,000+ attendees visiting 39,000+ exhibitor spots. Last winter, Touhou Project, Kuroko's Basketball and Kancolle each had over 1,000 doujinshi being exhibited. While the event has been developing digital guides, the paper catalog still looms large on the otaku landscape. Get a look after the jump.