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Now it’s Christmas time and after that this time of year has come Comiket, otherwise known as the Comic Market, is the world’s largest fair of self-published manga and novels, held twice a year in Tokyo, Japan. Comic Market is held twice a year; once in August, and once in December. The current convention location is the Tokyo Big Sight convention center near Ariake, in Odaiba, Kōtō, Tokyo. Due to the popularity of the event, the official Comic Market website advises first-time attendees to arrive in the afternoon to avoid having to wait in line.

So if you have a chance to visit or be in Tokyo, it is worth to visit!

[LETS GO!!  To Comiket 90 With no Japanese skills]

 

What is the Comic Market?

The Comic Market (Comiket) is a marketplace where individuals can offer their own self-produced creations to a community that appreciates and supports such creative personal activities. Comiket primarily focuses on acting as a communal exchange place for self-published books, known as dojinshi. Japanese ‒ dictionaries define dojinshi as ‒ self-published material aimed toward likeminded individuals and the Comic Market invites any publication (books, music, films, software, etc.) published by individuals that are not available through standard commercial outlets.

Applications for booths are processed prior to the event. You cannot apply for a booth at Comiket itself.

Comic Market (Comiket) 91

  • Session Dates:

2016/12/29(Thursday)~ 2016/12/31(Saturday)

  • Next Planned Session Dates:

2017/8/11(Friday)~ 2016/8/13(Suday)

Location & Hours of Operation

● Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) For information regarding access to the Tokyo Big Site, visit: http://www.bigsight.jp/english/

● Dojinshi Area: ‒ East Halls 1-7, West Hall 1 10:00am to 4:00pm each day

● Dressing Rooms Men/Women: East 8 Hall Women: Reception Hall on 1st Floor of the Conference Tower Men: 6th Floor of the Conference Tower 10:00am to 5:00pm each day, 3:45pm last day (Costume Play Registration: 10:00am to 3:30pm, 2:30pm on last day)

● Costume Play Public Square: Gardens near Restaurant Ave. on 1st Floor of the Conference Tower, etc.(Check map on pg.32 for details.)※Due to construction at Tokyo Big Sight,Outdoor Exhibition Area is closed.

● Corporate Dealer Area: West Halls 2-4 10:00am to 5:00pm on 12/29,30 10:00am to 4:00pm on the 12/31. Entrance Fees Entrance to Comiket is free. However, purchasing the Comiket Catalog (available in both print, online and DVD-ROM versions) is highly recommended. Only dojinshi publishers (cir- ‒ cle members) are given entry passes to allow early entry to set up their booths. All others must get in line for entry.

The history of the convention in terms of history is that at the beginning in 1982, there were fewer than 10,000 attendees at Comiket. However, by 1989, there were over 100,000 attendees. Approximately 35,000 sellers, known as circles, participate in each edition of Comiket. Attendee numbers topped half a million for the first time during Comic Market 66, in August 2004 since Comic Market 72 in 2007, attendee numbers have fluctuated in the region of 500,000 for the winter edition and 560,000 for the summer edition. Comiket 82 took place on 10–12 August and attracted an estimated 560,000 attendees. Because there is no registration requirement for non-seller attendees, these attendee numbers are estimates based on hoThe history of the convention in terms of history is that at the beginning in 1982, there were fewer than 10,000 attendees at Comiket. However, by 1989, there were over 100,000 attendees. Approximately 35,000 sellers, known as circles, participate in each edition of Comiket. Attendee numbers topped half a million for the first time during Comic Market 66, in August 2004 since Comic Market 72 in 2007, attendee numbers have fluctuated in the rregistration requirement for non-seller attendees, these attendee numbers are estimates based on hoThe history of the convention in terms of history is that at the beginning in 1982, there were fewer than 10,000 attendees at Comiket. However, by 1989, there were over 100,000 attendees. Approximately 35,000 sellers, known as circles, participate in each edition of Comiket. Attendee numbers topped half a egion of 500,000 for the winter edition and 560,000 for the summer edition. Comiket 82 took place on 10–12 August and attracted an estimated 560,000 attendees. Because there is no more people enter Tokyo Big Sight during the days of the convention. The estimates count the number of visits to the convention site rather than the number of individuals who attend; many participate on only one day, but others return once or even twice during the convention.

In Taiwan and Hong Kong, there are conventions similar to Comiket (Comic World in Taiwan (CWT) and Comic World in Hong Kong (CWHK)).

Those related videos as below show how busy and crazy the convention is. Comiket is the biggest celebration for Otaku people in the world and with a lough as always!!

 

 

 

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