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.
The 88th Comic Market/Comiket was held at Tokyo Big Sight from August 14 to 16, attracting a massive 550,000 visitors in total. Many major anime/manga/game companies were setting their booths in its industry section to offer various limited items and to provide latest information about their popular titles. Check this summer's photo report after the jump.
Maidigitv hit the the scene at Tokyo Big Sight last weekend to check out the cosplay on display at Japan's biggest doujinshi event. The Mainichi Shimbun affiliate notes that, along with a larger exhibiting area, rules for the cosplayers (arrive and depart in plain clothes, cosplay only in designated area, pay 800yen registration fee) and observers (request permission before photographing, no angle shots) have been enhanced.
Move over, Touhou Project! While the doujin bishoujo bullet hell shooter with a ton of cute girl characters from various varieties of supernatural distinction is still very well represented at Japan's largest doujinshi event, the ship girls of KanColle held their position as Comiket champions at last weekend's 88th fan-manga mega-event. More 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 88, running at Tokyo Big Sight August 14-16,meaning lots inspired by the Touhou Project bullet hell shooter phenomenon, but lots of other originals too, up to and including a truly weird tuna versus battleship combat game.
At Kadokawa's industry booth in the upcoming 88th Comic Market/Comiket, the Dengeki Moeoh bimonthly magazine will offer a 3,500-yen set of a 32-page school swimsuit-themed booklet and a tote bag inspired by Japanese female school swimsuit, aka Sukumizu. Check the details after the jump.
Japanese confectionery maker Morinaga & Company, Ltd., has released a helpful and humorous instruction video on how to survive in the grueling wilderness of the 2015 Summer Comic Market 88 convention in Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to check it out.