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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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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 2 of Winter Comiket 2021【Photos】

Anime characters, virtual stars, and… the Governor of Tokyo? 

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The opening morning of Comiket looked very different this year, and so did the night before【Vids】

Running of the Otaku and tetsuyagumi don’t fit with the first pandemic-era Comiket.

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Free anti-embarrassment bags to be handed out at Comiket

Hazukashikunaibukuro hope to make the train ride home from Japan’s biggest otaku art gathering a little less awkward.

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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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Calling all artists! Japanese printing service campaign prints your own art on paper samples

Compare paper thickness and effects using your own art for a fixed fee!

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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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Cancelled summer Comiket goes digital with first ever Air Comiket, as the otaku spirit lives on

Fan creators and their fellow otaku weren’t deterred by the fact that they couldn’t be on-site to celebrate doujinshi culture!

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The final day of Comiket wrapped up with some awesome cosplays.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 3 of Winter Comiket 2019【Photos】

Characters from EvangelionAzur Lane, and Psycho-Pass are just some of the famous faces making an appearance. 

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 2 of Winter Comiket 2019【Photos】

Warm up with characters from some of Japan’s most popular manga, anime and video games.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 1 of Winter Comiket 2019【Photos】

Characters from Pokémon and Fate Grand Order rank as some of the most impressive this year.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 4 of Summer Comiket 2019【Photos】

The final day of Comiket wrapped up with some sizzling cosplay costumes.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 3 of Summer Comiket 2019【Photos】

Our biggest photo collection yet includes Deadpool in a maid’s outfit.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 2 of Summer Comiket 2019【Photos】

The second day of Summer Comiket proved to be even hotter than day one.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 1 of Summer Comiket 2019【Photos】

The first day of Summer Comiket was a hot one.

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