If anyone can find one that measures over seven meters (22.96 feet), then, yes, this is the longest hug pillow on Earth.
It’s August. And that means one thing for geeks: Comic Market. And you know what that means? Cosplay. Lots of it.
“Doujinshi” (同人誌) is Japanese for fan-created, self-published comics, magazines, and novels. While Japan has strict copyright laws, doujinshi tend to get a free pass and flourish. A new trade agreement could change that forever.
Each August, over a half a million people descend on Tokyo Big Sight for Comic Market. That’s a lot of people to contend with, and it’s brutally hot outside and in the convention center. If you are attending, here are some important guidelines to keep in mind.
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.
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.
It's August. It's friggin' hot. And like every summer around this time, Tokyo Big Sight is steamrolled by Comic Market. So cue the cosplayers, please!
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.
This weekend, Comic Market (aka "Comiket") rolled through Tokyo. How scorching was it? Time to bust out the thermal cameras!
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.
With a name like Comic Market, you'd think the late December event in Tokyo would be all about manga. It's so not.
Kuroko's Basketball has been having it rough. The popular basket manga, or rather its creator, has been continuously threatened since last October, which has led to the cancellation of all Kuroko's Basketball-related events, including a stage event at Jump Festa. More recently, Japan's biggest independent doujinshi…
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 had a chance to delve into the underbelly of what is currently the largest comic pop culture convention for the…
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.
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…
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.