The 85th Comiket (short for “Comic Market”) is currently being held in Tokyo, until tomorrow December 31st. Like the summer Comiket that I attended in August, it takes place at Tokyo Big Sight, on the island of Ariake. There are 3 parts to the Comiket: The main event is the Doujinshi fair (which I didn’t visit this time, since it seems to mostly consist of rows after rows of stands selling amateur homo-erotic manga) but there are also mutiple areas for cosplay, as well as a hall for professional companies to sell their products. The weather was great and the venue was really crowded.
Above, one of the cosplay areas.
Above, the cosplay area next to the entrance to Tokyo Big Sight.
Above, on the way to the roof and the companies’ booth area.
Above, view of the halls where the doujinshi fair is held.
Above, Steve Jobs + iPhone 5S cosplay. In the background, those are pictures of the 2013 Angoulême International Comics Festival.
Above, these people are lining up to buy Comiket exclusives.
Above, another cosplay area.
Above, gajin cosplayers.
Above, after the Comiket staff announced the end of the cosplay, people quickly cleared out.
Above, on the way to the Ariake Water Bus terminal. There were frequent direct boats to Hinode Pier.