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Comiket or Comic Market, is the world’s largest self published Comic book fair and takes places bi-anually in Tokyo, Japan.

It is held once in August(the Summer Komike) and once in December (Winter Komike).

NastuComi (Summer Comiket) is three days long, and usually is held during the weekend around Aug 15. FuyuComi(Winter Comiket) is two to three days long and usually is held between Dec 28 and 31.

The next Comiket, will be held on August 12, 13, 14 2011.

You can find Doujinshi, selfpublished by Anime and Manga fans. Comiket was one of the first regular established festivals in Japan.


Name: Michelle – Michy “Hikaraseru” – UK
Age: 20 years
Profession: student

For How long are you doing Cosplay?

I started cosplaying in 2007. My first costume was “Ritsuka from LOVELESS”

How many Cosplays do you have and why did you start?

I have about six to seven at last count, with a few more in the works! I started out cosplaying because my friends introduced me to conventions, and I got attracted by the idea of being able to bring friend your favourite characters to life. Looking back I´ve gained so many like minded friends along the way who have become among my closest friends so far.

What is the best part, doing the costumes, taking pictures, being admired in some kind of way,… meeting with friends?

The best part for me would have to be being with friends. In the end, I remembered not the event, not how many pictures I took or how many have been taken by me, nor the number of admirers I gained for the effort  I put into the costume, but the fact that I was able to share such moments with people who have believed in me and supported me all the way.




















Some impressions… a handful pictures, only few examples to show you the varity what to find. Next date: October 2nd, 2011, Vienna, MGC-halls – 1030 district, Modecenterstr. 22

Open: 10 – 16

Name: Sudipta  – Delhi – India
Age: 21
Profession: Student (Undergrad)

Since when are you an Anime Fan?

Well I have been an on and off anime fan since 2000. On and off because I never had regular access to anime series since there were very few animes aired on T.V. and watching it online all the time wasn’t possible at that time. Animax was available only after 2005-2006. Primarily that is the biggest source for watching anime other than watching it online which is also possible now.

Your first anime series was,… ?

The first series that I watched was Fushigi Yuugi, which was aired as Curious Play on AXN (TV-Network) in 2000-01.

When was the first time you got in touch or used Computers?

I started using computers when I started my schooling. I am networking online with other anime fans in my city and other cities too throughout India. The popular forums and social networking sites I use are Facebook, Animax-Asia, Twitter .

Are Mangas expensive?

Well Mangas are not too expensive but getting them or buying them is a problem for most. They are not easily accessible. Mostly a Volume of Manga costs between Rs. 300 – 500. But prices of Anime Figurines is out of reach for most people. Figurines would cost somewhere between Rs. 3000 – 7000 and the only way to get them is by importing them. And the ones available over here are American imports.

Eva Schimmer: price for a cinema ticket is around 350-500;

Computergames, Comics, what do you think about that? Are you also a fan of that?

Well from an anime perspective. Computer Games related to anime are not at all popular except Naruto and Dragon Ball series. There are a few that are played by some people like the Persona series, Devil May Cry series, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy series of games but then that’s about it and they are not widely played. Though the Gaming scene in India is improving a lot, but still that’s the General PC gaming and Console Gaming with no inclination towards Anime Games.

The Delhi Anime Club – How long does it exist?

The Club has been formed in December, 2009. It was formed as a online forum on one of the social networking sites. After an online interaction of around 2 months, we all decided to have our first anime meetup on Feb -7, 2010. And there has been no looking back, we have been continuously getting new anime fans with every passing month.

Well in 2006 we were doing the first pictures at a convention…

It was fun, the people were standing in front of a white wall. They could chose backgrounds of my travel to japan…. like Cherry Blossom, Tokyo,… All done in Photoshop, right after the shooting…

I liked the idea at the start, but got later more fascinated by photographing outdoors, creating a surreal look at the shoot without the help of a computer. The Yume Genjitsu series started due to that…

Name: Lolly
Age: 17
Profession: pupil

100 from 10 000 pictures online… I am reworking the interviews I have done with all people involved at the moment. The internet is a vivid medium, so there will be changes at older postings too. Check them out, if you pass by in the future.

I am starting right now with the presales of the second printed publication.

Presales price 35,– Euro, later 45,– incl. Tax without handling and shipping;
Limited Art -Edition only.

Or you would like to read more in the latest editon:

“Das Verkleidungsdings aus Fernost”
Kosupure – Cosplay (2006 – 2009)

The term “cosplay” (kosupure) derives from “costume play” and denominates the dressing-up and posing, as well as the appearance as a fictitious figure.

Appropriate costumes are mostly sewn by the Cosplayers themselves.

Hardcover, offset-printing, 164 pages, ISSN 2077-866X, approx. 12 x 8,5 inches, including over 120 color-images and 6 illustrations, weblinks, interviews and background-information to the following themes:

Cosplay, Animefandom in Austria, Germany, UK, Hungary, …
Interviews with the people involved in this project (age range between 11 to 55 years); also detail-shots from the making-of of the costumes.

A humurous view behind the scenes of a worldwide youth-culture, which did also “infect” Austria – Europe – and has not stopped there. How did TV-series like Heidi, Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Naruto, … inspire teens, twens and those young at heart, to create costumes with, for example, 3,5 metre wide wings.

Ideal for everybody with a good sense of humour, sociologists or people who want to be bewitched by photography …

Limited Edition
SP: 29,80 Euro excl. shipping and handling

To be ordered directly via   evatronix (at)

Inside Inside

“Many comics show a superhero, who is so ‘Oberdrübermega’ and who saves the world. Mangas show normal, everyday people
and the story focuses on them and their daily-life problems.”

Cloud Dark on – Why are you reading Mangas and not Comics?

“When you do LARP (Live Action Role Play) you get hit by a weapon made of rubber, when doing a show-fight, you can only hope you don’t get hit at all, because those weapons are made out of solid steel, …”
Johann, talking about the differences between L.A.R.P. and show-fights,…