This weekend, Comic Market (aka “Comiket”) rolled through Tokyo. How scorching was it? Hot enough for thermal cameras.
Japan’s largest networks featured Comiket on their news variety shows, focusing on the boiling temperatures. The country is being hit with a heat wave that has topped 40°C (104ºF). The high temps are serious; sadly, four have recently died from heat stroke.
FujiTV’s Mr. Sunday introduced Comiket as an “anime event” (which isn’t exactly correct, FujiTV!) and focused on cosplayers in heavy costumes and people sweating.