Comiket is the world’s largest anime convention, according to Guinness World Records. Drawing more than 500,000 attendees each year, it is definitely one of the biggest anime conventions out there. Fans who attend this convention find it valuable because there are a lot of things they can do and see during their stay. They also have the chance to purchase exclusive merchandise,
The most significant, at least culturally, of all of these is the massive fire hazard that extends throughout Tokyo Big Sight from overnight camping.
People of all types, from novices who are there to exhibit their effort to pros who are waiting outside the door, produce doujins (self-published manga for the uninitiated) solely for the occasion.
It’s a huge event that takes place twice a year in the winter and summer.
What is Doujinshi?
Doujinshi is a self-published work that often parodies an original work, such as a commercial manga or anime. This can be done through parody, fan fiction, or even serious criticism of the original work’s shortcomings. Doujinshi is not illegal in Japan and it helps to boost the market for the original product.
What are Doujinshi Marketplaces?
Doujinshi marketplaces are venues where doujinshi can be sold legally. While some doujinshi conventions don’t allow the selling of doujinshi, Comiket welcomes it. As stated by Guinness World Records, “Comic Market (Comiket), held twice a year in Tokyo, is the world’s largest comic book fair. In 2008, an estimated 35,000 self-published comics were on sale.”
Doujinshi marketplaces are held at different conventions and have a lot of doujinshi creators in attendance to sell their work.
Comiket is one of the biggest doujinshi marketplaces in Japan and it continues to be successful because it has an enormous fan base. Comiket attracts 500,000 people annually! Even people who aren’t selling their work come just to enjoy themselves and make purchases.