Comiket ( コミケット, Comic Market ) is the world’s largest manga convention, held twice a year, once in August, and once in December, at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan. The 76th Comiket ( C76 ) just started yesterday ( Aug 14 ) and will be ended tomorrow (Aug 16). Beside those doujinshi circles, some figure manufacturers also have some their booths there. But since Comiket is mainly for manga, there aren’t many figures tho.
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Comiket (コミケット), otherwise known as the Comic Market (コミックマーケット), is the world’s largest handmade comic book fair, held twice a year in Tokyo, Japan. The first Comiket was held in December 1975, with only about 32 participating circles and an estimated 600 attendees. Attendance has since swelled to over a half million people. It is a grassroots, DIY effort for selling dōjinshi, self-published Japanese works. As items sold in Comiket are considered very rare (because dōjinshi are seldom reprinted), some items sold at Comiket can be found in shops or on the Internet at prices up to 10 times the item’s original price.
Comic Market is held twice a year; once in August, and once in December. These are referred to typically as Summer Comike and Winter Comike respectively. Summer Comike is three days long, and usually is held during the weekend around August 15. Winter Comike is two to three days long, and usually is held between December 28 and 31. The current convention location is the Tokyo Big Sight convention center near Ariake, in Odaiba, Kōtō, Tokyo. The major part of the convention runs from 10AM to 4PM, though the company booths run all the way until 5PM. On the last day of the convention, the company booths and Cosplay Square close an hour earlier, at 4PM and 3PM respectively. Due to the popularity of the event, the official Comic Market website advises first-time attendees to arrive in the afternoon to avoid having to wait in line. Those arriving at 10AM can expect to wait in line for about an hour before being able to enter. Attendees who arrive on the first train, can expect to wait about five hours before entering at roughly 10 or 10:30AM.
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