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After 40 Years, Has Comiket Outlived Its Usefulness?

Comiket is an institution in Japanese pop culture fandom. Ever since it broke off from the Japanese Manga Convention in 1975, it has established itself as easily the biggest anime & manga convention in Japan, attracting hundreds of thousands of attendees eager to shop for the latest dōjinshi and ogle the character goods and cosplayers. Dōjin circles flock to the convention to improve their name recognition and gauge their popularity and their competition on the ground. But after four decades, is Comiket showing its age?

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sonicwrecks2127d ago

Maybe it is just a case of reevaluating what it currently is and giving it a significant rebuild in terms of the formula. Every convention needs to evolve with the times.