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.
Promotion has kicked off for this summer's 86th iteration of doujinshi mega-event Comiket. Late last week, this included a preview of the event's crucial listing of hundreds of exhibiting doujinshi artists, with a look at the covers that Outbreak Company light novel illustrator Yūgen created for the paper and DVD-ROM versions of the catalog. Get a look after the jump.
The large banners on display at the Comiket venue often hold New Year's messages or other bits of information, but the Free! banner with the image of Haruka surrounded by Makoto, Rin, Nagisa and Rei extending his hand towards the participants said "Happy New Summer!" instead of Happy New Year. Plus, images found from the Comiket-exclusive illustration books 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 half hour preview of original games of Comiket 85, and an hour survey of doujin games in general. Get a look after the jump.
Magical girls are awesome, but not everyone can be one. You have to be chosen, elected, or make a contract with an alien creature to become one and you have to be a girl...until now. The new drama CD, Mahou Chunen☆Ojamajo 5 introduces 5 middle-aged Japanese men with careers who are also magical girls that look like middle-aged men in magical girl costumes. Dare to jump for more images.
Manga magazine Sunday GX has been previewing the special goods planned for Comiket 85 doujinshi event. In addition to the ever interesting Black Lagoon merchandise, they've offered a look at some based on Jormungand author Keitarou Takahashi's new schoolgirl assassin series Desutoro 246. Check them out after the jump.