Naniwa at MangaCast continues his account of ComiKet, the world’s biggest comics show, with 300,000 attendees who are there to buy fan made comics. First comes the girl’s day:
Follow me again, as I stumble through Odaiba’s Big Site looking for manga and crafts in all the right places. I am glad I survived the lines but I almost did not make it through the huge PoT BL section. All the cosplayers were so cute (glad none of them were men… just like the manga… zing)!!!
And then, and then…comes Day 3, the day of the boys, a day that makes even San Diego sound like a well ventilated, low stress affair:
If you want to experience the worst of ComiKet show up on the last day – DAY 3. Today might be called guys day, but it really is otaku day. This is a stinky, sweaty, painful long drawn out full-on otaku war where the participants stand in line push each other roll over things with their luggage and never, never say sumimasen! That’s sorry for you newbies. Today is the gal game, dating sim, TYPE-MOON, Leaf-Key and original shonen-seinen day. It is also the day for original video games (you know where that’s going) and to call out the hardcore ladies the JUNE day!
I got to hang out with a fellow ComiKet pro-attendee for dinner and after comparing notes we both agreed Day 3 is not for the rookies. You need a couple of shows to get through that. That is particularly crucial if you go to the East Halls. The lines are outrageous. The heat is unbearable. The smell is deadly. Today is like the worst nightmare a Genshiken character could ever have at a comic con. Breaking/spraining a wrist might be a great way to escape this otaku hell.
We’ve attached a picture of ComiKet we found on this webpage. Click for a larger version and prepare to be astounded.
Wait we’re so astounded we stole another picture. Remember, this is ALL AMATEUR, DOUJINSHI ARTISTS.