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Otaku gather in the Akihabara night as Toranoana dojinshi shop permanently closes【Photos】

Goodbyes both heartfelt and snarky mark the end of an era in Tokyo’s otaku district.

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Manga artist fails to sell a single book at Comiket, still considers the day a major success

Comiket rookie goes home with zero revenue and zero regrets.

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Biannual running of the otaku fails to take place for second time in a row

Some fear the tradition may never return, but most just hope so.

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Akihabara landmark Toranoana is permanently closing, chain downsizes to just one branch in Japan

Dojinshi specialty shop will live on in other capacities, but its 28-year-run in Akihabara is coming to an end.

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A lesson in doujinshi convention manners from our resident doujin artist

How much chitchat is OK with an artist who doesn’t know you?

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Comiket will require proof of coronavirus vaccination or PCR test results for admission

If you want to get your doujinshi, you’ll probably want to get your jabs too.

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Otaku should get some exercise before the return of Comiket, organizers agree

Otaku event is returning as public health improves, but personal health is important too.

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Return of Comiket doujinshi manga convention announced for 2021 in Tokyo

After missing multiple iterations due to the coronavirus, organizers feel confident about holding otaku gathering once again.

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Please refrain from making Evangelion fan porn, anime studio officially asks

Studio Khara’s fan work guidelines want artists to keep it at least a little classy.

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Comiket returns! Japan’s largest otaku convention announced for 2021 with new admission policies

Restart follows cancellation of 2020 iterations due to coronavirus pandemic.

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Virtual dojinshi convention Comic Vket recreates the community joy of canceled otaku gatherings

Free-to-attend, free-to-exhibit event is an online substitute for cancelled Comiket, held in virtual Akihabara.

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Comiket cancelled as coronavirus knocks off Tokyo’s biggest otaku celebration

Continuing outbreak causes organizers to call off dojinshi event for the first time in its 45-year-history.

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Does Comiket need to revise its booth code system for foreigners who don’t understand Japanese?

Fan thinks Japanese linguistic stubbornness is limiting the potential audience of Japan’s artists and creators.

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Fallen otaku being carried away by paramedics at Comiket gives otaku-est command to friend【Video】

Even as he’s being put in the back of an ambulance, this hard-core otaku doesn’t forget what he came for.

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Want to keep your sexy manga collection a secret from movers? This otaku has an idea

For when you’ve got too much sexy anime art to carry yourself, but don’t want the moving company to know what they’re carrying for you.

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Turns out illustrator has some first-hand experience with her main mammary matter.

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Swiss otaku who threatened to leave homeland over confiscated manga is reunited with his comics

Perverted dojiinshi fan wins legal struggle with customs officials, asserts that loli comics “cause no damage whatsoever to any real people.”

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Swiss otaku says he’s moving to Japan after customs officials confiscate his 66-pound manga haul

Laments the officer handling his case has “no tolerance whatsoever” for hentai and loli dojinshi.

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Tokyo politician creates dojinshi manga, will be at Comiket selling it

Otaku assemblyman’s latest project stars a 1,300-year-old girl from a popular video game franchise.

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Attendees beware: high chance of man-made sweat cloud forming at this year’s Summer Comiket

Go prepared or you might not make it back home in one piece.

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