Comiket

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Comic Market, more commonly known as Comiket, is a biannual dōjinshi fair in Tokyo, Japan.wikipedia
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Dōjinshi

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While dōjinshi – self-published comics that are often derivative fan works based on anime, video games, and other media – are the most common item sold at Comiket, circles also sell dōjin soft (video games), computer software, music, novels, clothing, and other goods.
Since the 1980s, the main method of distribution has been through regular dōjinshi conventions, the largest of which is called Comiket (short for "Comic Market") held in the summer and winter in Tokyo's Big Sight.

Cosplay

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Comiket is a major outlet for cosplay enthusiasts.
In Japan, costuming at conventions was a fan activity from at least the 1970s, especially after the launch of the Comiket convention in December 1975.

Dōjin soft

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While dōjinshi – self-published comics that are often derivative fan works based on anime, video games, and other media – are the most common item sold at Comiket, circles also sell dōjin soft (video games), computer software, music, novels, clothing, and other goods.
While most dōjin soft sales occur at anime and video game or anime conventions (such as Comiket), there is a growing number of specialized internet sites that sell them.

Dōjin

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A grassroots, DIY event focused on the sale of self-published dōjin, Comiket is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run event administered by the Comic Market Preparatory Committee (ComiketPC). Comiket is focused primarily on the sale of dōjin: non-commercial, self-published works.
This culminated in 1975 with Comiket in Tokyo.

Manga

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This includes both large commercial companies, such as video game studios and manga publishers, as well as celebrity meet and greet sessions.
Comiket, the largest comic book convention in the world with around 500,000 visitors gathering over three days, is devoted to dōjinshi.

Yoshihiro Yonezawa

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Comiket was inaugurated in 1975 by Meikyu, a dōjin circle founded by Yoshihiro Yonezawa, Teruo Harada, and Jun Aniwa while studying at Meiji University.
He is also known for being Comiket's co-founder and president.

Otaku

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The murders by Tsutomu Miyazaki and subsequent moral panic against otaku would lead to further difficulties in Comiket's ability to secure a venue.
The subculture's birth coincided with the anime boom, after the release of works such as Mobile Suit Gundam before it branched into Comic Market.

Tokyo Big Sight

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Comiket has been held at Tokyo Big Sight in Ariake, Tokyo since 1996.
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Trade fair

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Comiket would change locations frequently throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, as the Japanese bubble economy led to an upsurge in trade shows that made it difficult to secure a consistent venue.

Dōjinshi convention

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Comic Market, more commonly known as Comiket, is a biannual dōjinshi fair in Tokyo, Japan.
Comiket, the largest of all dōjinshi conventions, attracts 35,000 sellers and over half a million individual visits during each of its biannual editions.

Comic World

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Because there are few amateur circle conventions in Korea, this convention is considered to be not only the biggest anime convention, but also the Comiket of Korea.

Year 24 Group

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The first Comiket was organized amid a period of immense change and upheaval for manga as a medium, characterized by the closure of the experimental manga magazine COM and the ascendance of the Year 24 Group.
Comiket, the world's largest comic convention, was founded by the dōjinshi circle Meikyu

Overload (convention)

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Overload, a doujin festival in New Zealand
Overload (the Doujin Overload) was set up based on conversations in the Auckland doujin community about helping local artists showcase and sell their work, specifically inspired by the Comiket in Japan.

Tokyo

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Comic Market, more commonly known as Comiket, is a biannual dōjinshi fair in Tokyo, Japan.

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Comic Market, more commonly known as Comiket, is a biannual dōjinshi fair in Tokyo, Japan.

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A grassroots, DIY event focused on the sale of self-published dōjin, Comiket is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run event administered by the Comic Market Preparatory Committee (ComiketPC).

Nonprofit organization

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A grassroots, DIY event focused on the sale of self-published dōjin, Comiket is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run event administered by the Comic Market Preparatory Committee (ComiketPC).

Fan convention

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Inaugurated on December 21, 1975 with an estimated 700 attendees, it has grown to become the largest fan convention in the world, with an estimated attendance of over half a million.

Self-publishing

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Comiket is focused primarily on the sale of dōjin: non-commercial, self-published works.

Shōjo manga

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Different circles exhibit on each day of Comiket; generally, the first day is focused on video games, the second on shōjo manga, and the final day on shōnen manga.

Shōnen manga

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Different circles exhibit on each day of Comiket; generally, the first day is focused on video games, the second on shōjo manga, and the final day on shōnen manga.

Comics

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While dōjinshi – self-published comics that are often derivative fan works based on anime, video games, and other media – are the most common item sold at Comiket, circles also sell dōjin soft (video games), computer software, music, novels, clothing, and other goods.

Derivative work

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While dōjinshi – self-published comics that are often derivative fan works based on anime, video games, and other media – are the most common item sold at Comiket, circles also sell dōjin soft (video games), computer software, music, novels, clothing, and other goods.

Fan labor

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While dōjinshi – self-published comics that are often derivative fan works based on anime, video games, and other media – are the most common item sold at Comiket, circles also sell dōjin soft (video games), computer software, music, novels, clothing, and other goods.

Anime

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While dōjinshi – self-published comics that are often derivative fan works based on anime, video games, and other media – are the most common item sold at Comiket, circles also sell dōjin soft (video games), computer software, music, novels, clothing, and other goods.