Comiket 86

Comiket-

When: 15/08/14 - 17/08/14: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Tokyo Big Sight, 3-11-1 Ariake

For serious comic collectors, there’s only one place to go. Comiket is a twice yearly Comic Market (get it?) that has been running since 1975, and nowadays takes over Tokyo Big Sight, drawing around half a million fans each time. Indeed, according to organizers, this is “Japan’s largest indoor public gathering.”

Doujinshi, loosely translated as “collaboratively or fan made” publications, are the order of the day and, in celebration of their manga, anime and gaming purchases—or proximity to like minds—many attendees get into the cosplay spirit. The fact that dressed up men are outnumbered 4 to 1 by the girls is highlighted by the comiket PR people, but we can’t think why…

This grass-roots geekery is a spectacle for the uninitiated and a haven for those interested in learning more, and it’s free, just be sure to get there early.

Comiket 86

How much: Free

More information: http://www.comiket.co.jp

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