Comiket

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Welcome to the first edition of a new segment us folks like to call JapanaTour, a glance at some of the awesome places and events Japan has to offer. The authors of these articles will be people who have actually visited the ... read feature

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Comiket's over! And with the tide of otaku exiting Tokyo Big Sight comes a tailing wave of sweet, sweet cosplay pictures, including yet more portayals of Madoka Magica. Now, I know a few of you demanded that I stop gathering ... read feature

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Gosh, is it day two of Comiket cosplay already? It's as if our day one Comiket cosplay gallery went up just yesterday! Wait, that makes perfect sense. Cosplay goodness continues as Comiket slowly starts to wind down. The cosp... read feature

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The Cosplay of Comiket 80: Day One


Aug 13
Ah, Comiket! That most essential of otaku events is going full speed ahead, and the first day has just passed. And before everyone is overwhelmed by the tide of perverted doujinshi and other obscene material (that's for day t... read
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Comiket 78: Yui vs. Uiharu!


Aug 16
So Comiket 78 has been pretty intense so far with a massive amount of people attending: 560,000!But, that's nothing compared to what Canned Dogs mentioned earlier today. Apparently K-On's Yui and Railgun's Uiharu got into a v... read
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It's that second time of year, and the summer Comiket is upon Glorious Nippon. Besides sweltering heat, teeming masses of sweaty otaku, and countless instances of quietly ignored copyright infringement, there's also anime.Spe... read feature

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Mr. Frontier Create, I have newfound respect for you


Aug 09
This latest single, "Ultra Tengu," is an impressive piece from 2010's Summer Comiket. I am also fearful of all things Touhou for the rest of my life. Thank you? read
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Touhou oil painting for the true fan (auction of the day)


Dec 16
Who here likes Touhou? What's better than bullet hell shooters featuring shrine maidens? Not much, apparently, as Pixiv artist Kabaji has put up on the Yahoo! Japan auction site three Touhou oil paintings featuring: Marisa, R... read
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Monthly Musing Reminder: The Best Thing Ever


Nov 20
Hey everybody, don't forget about this months musing. Tell us what is the best thing ever. It can be a show that you've watched, are currently watching, are currently dating, are currently doing naughty things to, whatever!&n... read
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Promo buses prowl Akiba, bring you maid hostesses and creepy cosplay


Aug 25
Now these are buses I wouldn't mind being thrown under. Taking the grand tradition of the customized otaku car (ita-sha), promotional ita-buses are becoming a more common sight in nerd-infested areas. The one seen abov... read
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Like Monster Hunter? Like it enough to put these panties on your head?


Aug 25
Monster Hunter is a phenomenon. In fact, just one iteration of the series, Portable 2nd G, has sold more copies in Japan alone than there are people in the country of Kuwait. In case you were wondering, that's a lot.The franc... read
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My God, it's full of nerds: Comiket 76 draws half a million otaku


Aug 19
The pilgrimage has concluded, and the numbers are in: Comiket 76 broke the attendance records once again, drawing more than 560,000 visitors over three days, ten thousand more than last summer's Comiket 74. Though the raw num... read
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Highlights of Comiket 76 cosplay part 2


Aug 18
I couldn't help but go with the Nia cosplayer for this set. I think you know why.So, for the second group of Comiket 76 photos courtesy of Moeyo, there's simply one thing I have to say: there is the most amazing Master Roshi ... read
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Highlights of Comiket 76 cosplay part 1


Aug 18
Sadly, we're not at Comiket 76 in any official fashion this year. Pedro and Eva are braving the tides, but I couldn't imagine making them take photos while trying to carry all of their goods and fight against the language bar... read
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FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU: Check out the Comiket crowds


Aug 15
Odaiba is a sandbar that sits in the Tokyo bay. It's basically an entertainment island where shopping centers and restaurants and the like are piled up, all set on a beach. Nice place for a date, really. It's also the home o... read






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