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One of Tokyo’s summer highlights is the manga and anime fair Comiket (コミケット) at Tokyo Big Sight on Odaiba. Also known as Comic Market, it is the world’s largest fair for self-published comic books (dōjinshi) with approximately 35,000 sellers and more than 500,000 attendees over the course of three days. True to its DIY roots the entrance is free, so if you can make the trip with the Yurikamome or Rinkai lines you should visit this biannual event.

Inside the large convention halls photography is forbidden, and there are only rows upon rows of tables where small publishing circles present and sell their comic books, artwork, music, accessories and other manga-related items (all surprisingly cheap). But outside there are two areas where thousands of cosplayers gather and photography is encouraged. As expected, these cosplay areas were rather crowded and you often have to “fight” with dozens of Japanese cameko (“camera boys”) to get the persons pose for you.

Tokyo Big Sight on Odaiba where the Comiket was happening.
Tokyo Big Sight on Odaiba where the Comiket was happening.
Engrish warning: 'Don't use a color sprayer and a moose.'
Engrish warning: 'Don't use a color sprayer and a moose.'
Inside Tokyo Big Sight the movement of the crowds was very orderly. Also lots of huge posters were present.
Inside Tokyo Big Sight the movement of the crowds was very orderly. Also lots of huge posters were present.
A large group of Touhou Project (東方Project) cosplayers (including Youmu Konpaku, Yuyuko Saigyouji and Mima) being photographed by an even larger crowd of photographers.
A large group of Touhou Project (東方Project) cosplayers (including Youmu Konpaku, Yuyuko Saigyouji and Mima) being photographed by an even larger crowd of photographers.
A group of Kamen Rider Den-O (仮面ライダー電王) cosplayers (including Yuriko Shiratori, Ryōtarō Nogami and Urataros)
A group of Kamen Rider Den-O (仮面ライダー電王) cosplayers (including Yuriko Shiratori, Ryōtarō Nogami and Urataros)
Two cosplayers dressed up as Burn and Gazelle from the Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン) video game series.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Burn and Gazelle from the Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン) video game series.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Maria and Hoshi from the Arakawa Under the Bridge (荒川アンダー ザ ブリッジ) manga.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Maria and Hoshi from the Arakawa Under the Bridge (荒川アンダー ザ ブリッジ) manga.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Mari Illustrious Makinami and Asuka Langley Soryu from the Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン) anime.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Mari Illustrious Makinami and Asuka Langley Soryu from the Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン) anime.
A male cosplayer dressed up as Chin Gentsai (鎮 元斎) from The King of Fighters (ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ) video game series.
A male cosplayer dressed up as Chin Gentsai (鎮 元斎) from The King of Fighters (ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ) video game series.


Two female cosplayers dressed up as Patchouli Knowledge and Letty Whiterock from the Touhou Project (東方Project) computer game series.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Patchouli Knowledge and Letty Whiterock from the Touhou Project (東方Project) computer game series.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Asuka Langley Soryu and Rei Ayanami from the Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン) anime.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Asuka Langley Soryu and Rei Ayanami from the Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン) anime.
Two female cosplayer dressed up as Gabriel and Michael from the Saint Young Men (聖☆おにいさん) manga.
Two female cosplayer dressed up as Gabriel and Michael from the Saint Young Men (聖☆おにいさん) manga.
A Japanese girl in a pink cosplay.
A Japanese girl in a pink cosplay.
A distinctive but not yet identified cosplay at the Comiket 78.
A distinctive but not yet identified cosplay at the Comiket 78.
A cosplayer dressed up as Doctor Wily from the Mega Man (a.k.a. Rockman) video game series.
A cosplayer dressed up as Doctor Wily from the Mega Man (a.k.a. Rockman) video game series.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Prussia and Germany from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Prussia and Germany from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Italy and Hungary from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Italy and Hungary from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
Two cosplayers dressed up as South Italy and Japan from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
Two cosplayers dressed up as South Italy and Japan from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
Two cosplayers dressed up as the female and male version of America from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
Two cosplayers dressed up as the female and male version of America from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Chibi South Italy and Spain from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Chibi South Italy and Spain from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Chibi Canada and Chibi America from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Chibi Canada and Chibi America from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Ukraine and Belarus from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Ukraine and Belarus from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
Two female cosplayers at the Comiket 78.
Two female cosplayers at the Comiket 78.
A group of cosplayers dressed up as Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Prussia and North Italy from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
A group of cosplayers dressed up as Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Prussia and North Italy from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Mayoi Hachikuji and Tsubasa Hanekawa from the Bakemonogatari (化物語) light novel series.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Mayoi Hachikuji and Tsubasa Hanekawa from the Bakemonogatari (化物語) light novel series.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Hatsune Miku from the Vocaloid computer program.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Hatsune Miku from the Vocaloid computer program.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Meiko and Kaito from the Vocaloid computer program.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Meiko and Kaito from the Vocaloid computer program.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee from the Macross Frontier (マクロスF) anime.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee from the Macross Frontier (マクロスF) anime.
A typical scene at the Comiket 78: Dozens of photographers try to get a shot of a nice cosplayer.
A typical scene at the Comiket 78: Dozens of photographers try to get a shot of a nice cosplayer.
A VERY popular schoolgirl cosplay seen at the Comiket 78.
A VERY popular schoolgirl cosplay seen at the Comiket 78.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Kurumu Kurono and Moka Akashiya from the Rosario + Vampire (ロザリオとバンパイア) manga series.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Kurumu Kurono and Moka Akashiya from the Rosario + Vampire (ロザリオとバンパイア) manga series.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Jin Kageno and Ichirōta Kazemaru from the Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン) video game series.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Jin Kageno and Ichirōta Kazemaru from the Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン) video game series.
Two Japanese cosplayers in white Nazi uniforms.
Two Japanese cosplayers in white Nazi uniforms.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Mikuru Asahina from the The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱) light novel.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Mikuru Asahina from the The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱) light novel.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Yukiho Hagiwara from the The Idolmaster​ (アイドルマスター) video game.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Yukiho Hagiwara from the The Idolmaster​ (アイドルマスター) video game.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Asuka Langley Soryu and Rei Ayanami from the Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン) anime.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Asuka Langley Soryu and Rei Ayanami from the Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン) anime.
A cosplayer dressed up as Erika Kurumi with Coffret-chan from the HeartCatch PreCure! (ハートキャッチプリキュア!) anime.
A cosplayer dressed up as Erika Kurumi with Coffret-chan from the HeartCatch PreCure! (ハートキャッチプリキュア!) anime.
An impressive Japanese cosplayer at the Comiket 78.
An impressive Japanese cosplayer at the Comiket 78.
Strange Japanese cosplayer at the Comiket 78.
Strange Japanese cosplayer at the Comiket 78.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Ranka Lee from the Macross Frontier (マクロスF) anime.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Ranka Lee from the Macross Frontier (マクロスF) anime.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Kagamine Rin (Meltdown version) from the Vocaloid computer program.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Kagamine Rin (Meltdown version) from the Vocaloid computer program.
An as yet unidentified cosplay (Idolmaster?) of the Comiket 78.
An as yet unidentified cosplay (Idolmaster?) of the Comiket 78.
Japanese cosplayer dressed up as Ryuuji Midorikawa from the Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン) video game series.
Japanese cosplayer dressed up as Ryuuji Midorikawa from the Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン) video game series.
Possibly a Macross Frontier cosplayer?
Possibly a Macross Frontier cosplayer?
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Misuzu Kamio from the Air visual novel.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Misuzu Kamio from the Air visual novel.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Asuka Langley Soryu from the Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン) anime.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Asuka Langley Soryu from the Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン) anime.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Yin from the Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha (DARKER THAN BLACK: 黒の契約者) anime series.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Yin from the Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha (DARKER THAN BLACK: 黒の契約者) anime series.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Yoko Nakajima from the The Twelve Kingdoms (十二国記) light novels.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Yoko Nakajima from the The Twelve Kingdoms (十二国記) light novels.
A cute Japanese cosplay at the Comiket 78 in Tokyo.
A cute Japanese cosplay at the Comiket 78 in Tokyo.
A cosplayer dressed up as Cure Sunshine from the HeartCatch PreCure! (ハートキャッチプリキュア!) anime.
A cosplayer dressed up as Cure Sunshine from the HeartCatch PreCure! (ハートキャッチプリキュア!) anime.
A cosplayer dressed up as Yui Hirasawa from the K-On! (けいおん!) manga.
A cosplayer dressed up as Yui Hirasawa from the K-On! (けいおん!) manga.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Kirenenko from the Usavich (ウサビッチ) anime.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Kirenenko from the Usavich (ウサビッチ) anime.
A good-looking Japanese cosplayer posing at the Comiket 78.
A good-looking Japanese cosplayer posing at the Comiket 78.
A Narita Express (N'EX) cosplayer?
A Narita Express (N'EX) cosplayer?
A Japanese girl in a swimsuit cosplaying at the Comiket 78.
A Japanese girl in a swimsuit cosplaying at the Comiket 78.
A girl in an unknown cosplay holding a teddy bear.
A girl in an unknown cosplay holding a teddy bear.
A cosplayer dressed up as Dark PreCure from the HeartCatch PreCure! (ハートキャッチプリキュア!) anime.
A cosplayer dressed up as Dark PreCure from the HeartCatch PreCure! (ハートキャッチプリキュア!) anime.
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  3 Responses to “Japanese cosplays at the Comiket 78”

  1. dont use color sprayer and mousse. Not the animal!

  2. avatar

    WOW!!! I must say that some them were quite good or VERY GOOD!!! But some were were kind of dissapointing…. sometimes you need to act more natural!!

  3. avatar

    the two short green haired cosplays could be either Ranka – Lee or Gumi a Vocaloid based on RankaLee/MegumiNakajima

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