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Behold the glory of Comiket 86's doujin games

It's time for this year's Summer Comiket, and besides immense lines, hordes of otaku, and treasure troves of the greatest and latest in Japan's indie creation scene, there are also...videogames. Of course, in keeping with Comiket's spirit ...

 
 
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The doujinshi fanzine industry is worth a lot of money

I suppose it should go without saying for some more savvy otaku, but the fan-comic industry (aka doujinshi) is pretty big in Japan. That said, not everyone knows just how big it is. Until now. A representative from Comitia, a doujinshi fest...

 
 
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Sushio draws Kill la Kill's Gamagori going to Comiket 85

Sushio (the character designer for Kill la Kill) is one of my favorite Japanese artists. His expressive artwork and dynamic, swooshy lines give his illustrations a great sense of movement and energy. Sadly, it seems he couldn't attend Comik...

 
 
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Ender's Game to get promoted at Winter Comiket

The fact that Disney will be at Winter Comiket in some official capacity is already pretty surprising. What's stranger is that they aren't pushing an animated film; they'll be there to promote Ender's Game, which they are distributing in Ja...

 
 
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Comic Book Defense Fund gives an epic speech at Comiket

In case you weren't keeping up, the 84th Comic Market ("Comiket") happened in Japan a few days ago. And on the off chance you don't know what that is, it's pretty much Japan's - and possibly the world's - largest comic convention, and ...

 
 
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70 year old father makes big debut at summer Comiket

File this one under "random happy stories." A father over the age of 70 made his doujin debut at this Summer's Comiket in Tokyo. The book is about different local restaurants, the prices, and the kinds of food they offer.  The older ma...

 
 
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The semicolon returns in Occultic;Nine

With Robotics;Notes in full swing, I don't think anyone was really expecting to hear word of another story from Chiyomaru Shikura. Unlike his past offerings, this one will not be a visual novel. It seems he is about to branch out a little ...

 
 
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Some jerk's vendetta gets Kuroko's Basket banned

Never underestimate the power of otaku. Now, I'd like to say that that phrase is some kind of testament to nerd ingenuity or some other super cool thing, but the tone I must adopt this time is one of warning, that this is once more proof th...

 
 
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Senran Kagura anime gets a trailer filled with... stuff

I'll leave what that stuff is to your imagination. High speed sidescrolling ninja beat-em-up Senran Kagura is getting an anime adaptation next year and this summer's Comiket brings us the first trailer. As expected, it's filled with crazy a...

 
 
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Huzzah! A Certain Magical Index film gets a real trailer

A Certain Magical Index is a guilty pleasure of mine. While it's oftentimes completely ridiculous and filled with crazy leaps in logic, I find the world the characters occupy to be absolutely fascinating. The whole concept is basically all ...

 
 
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07th Expansion are back with Rose Guns Days

Ryukishi07, the mind behind games such as Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni and Umineko no Naku Koro Ni, has announced that 07th Expansion have begun work on a new title. It's called Rose Guns Days, and if it's anything like the circles previous wo...

 
 
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JapanaTour: Comiket

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 place at hand, ...

 
 
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The Cosplay of Comiket 80: Last Blast

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 pictures of Mad...

 
 
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The Cosplay of Comiket 80: Day Two

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 cosplayers are melt...

 
 
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The Cosplay of Comiket 80: Day One

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 three!), there's...

 
 
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Comiket 78: Yui vs. Uiharu!

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 very spirited di...

 
 
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Check out some of Fall's anime in shaky-cam glory

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.Specifically, prom...

 
 
 
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Touhou oil painting for the true fan (auction of the day)

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, Rumia, and Cirno...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Highlights of Comiket 76 cosplay part 2

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 cosplayer ever ...

 
 
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Highlights of Comiket 76 cosplay part 1

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 barrier. So, until...

 
 
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FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU: Check out the Comiket crowds

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 of mega-conventi...

 
 




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