Year-End Cosplay in Japan: The Cute, the Sexy, the Weird

Comic Market – better known as "Comiket" – is the Japanese bi-annual 3-day indie manga event. Not only is there plenty of manga, but there's cosplay, too. Lots of it. » 1/02/15 4:00am 1/02/15 4:00am

Japan's Indie Comic Event is Full of Myths and Legends

This past weekend in Japan was the 86th official Comic Market, better known as Comiket. You don't hold an event 86 times without some strange urban legends cropping up. » 8/21/14 7:30am 8/21/14 7:30am

Japanese Cosplay Heats Up the Summer

Comiket's Not Just About Comics. It's Also About Awesome Cosplay

Comic Market, aka Comiket is a bi-annual 3-day indie manga event. But it's not just about manga. As the biggest and most famous indie manga event in Japan, cosplayers come out in droves. And this year's winter Comiket 85 was no different. » 1/02/14 4:00am 1/02/14 4:00am

Watch a Japanese Nerd Stampede

We are days away from the summer Comiket, a huge, self-published comics event in Tokyo that over a half a million people attend. Make that a half a million geeks. This video is a taste of things to come. » 8/05/13 7:00am 8/05/13 7:00am

Threats Against Manga Artist Lead To Empty Tables At Comiket 83

Kuroko's Basketball » 1/03/13 7:00am 1/03/13 7:00am has been having it rough. The popular basket manga, or rather its creator, has been , which has led to the cancellation of all -related events, including a stage event at Jump Festa. More recently, Japan's biggest independent doujinshi event, Comic Market (better known as Comiket), announced that …

Inside Comiket: I Didn't Have To Line Up To Get Into Comic Market 83

Comic Market, better known among the subculture in Japan as "Comiket," is currently a bi-annual 3-day event that takes place in Japan. This past December 29th to 31st was the 83rd Comiket, and Kotaku East » 1/03/13 6:00am 1/03/13 6:00am had a chance to delve into the underbelly of what is currently the largest comic pop culture convention for the…

The Cosplay Insanity that Roared Through Tokyo

Starting on Friday, the biannual Comic Market (aka "Comiket") was held in Tokyo. Just as in previous years, the 2012 summer Comiket featured a whole slew of cosplayers milling about and posing for pics. Here are some of them.


Sister site Kotaku Japan and cosplay blog Asagawo were on hand to soak up the festivities… » 8/13/12 5:00am 8/13/12 5:00am

Attention All Comic Market Fans, Knock Off the Sexualized Bags. Thanks!

This Friday, the summer Comic Market (aka "Comiket") steamrolls Japan. There will be tons of self-produced manga from famed artists and new talents on sale. A big chunk of it is sexy stuff, and so are the free bags that attendees get from game companies, retailers, manga makers—you name it. No wonder one illustrator… » 8/09/12 7:50am 8/09/12 7:50am

Who Needs Manga When There's Cosplay?

It's August. For Japanese otaku, the month means that the biannual Comic Market, AKA "Comiket", is right around the corner. The event is an opportunity for amateur and pro manga artists to sell their limited edition, self-produced creations. » 8/07/12 5:20am 8/07/12 5:20am

Watch an Orderly Japanese Nerd Horde. It Will Blow Your Mind.

Have you ever wondered what thousands and thousands of Japanese otaku (geeks) look like when they swoop on a single spot? They look like this. » 1/04/12 2:30pm 1/04/12 2:30pm

Let This Comiket Cosplay Gobble You Up: Day Two

The Comiket, aka Comic Market, is in full swing in Tokyo. Comiket is not only the biggest self-published comic book fair in the world, it's also a huge cosplay extravaganza. » 12/30/11 1:00pm 12/30/11 1:00pm

Salute Comiket's Cosplay Insanity: Day One

In Tokyo, Comiket, aka Comic Market, kicked off on Dec. 28. It's not only the biggest self-published comic book convention in Japan, it's the biggest in the world. » 12/29/11 11:00am 12/29/11 11:00am

The Delightful Booth Companions of Comic Market

What cosplayers wear at Comiket aren't the only colorful clothes at Japan's biggest self published comic fair. The outfits that the booth companions don are just as fetching. » 8/17/11 4:00am 8/17/11 4:00am