Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Comiket 83: Photodump
What a haul! Comiket 83 will be remembered for posting record attendance numbers on Day 3 despite giving into terrorist treats against Kuroko's Basketball. Controversy aside, it was business as usual with cosplayers, otaku, and pornographers in their natural element with us there to capture the proceedings on film.
Last season's anime adaptation brought the gangs of Araki fans out of the woodwork for a display of the gaudy, distorted, and just plain bizarre. A word of warning to would-be stardust crusaders—the contorted poses required for Jojo-dachi are intended for trained professionals only. Don't try this at home.
A vast majority of event-goers get suited up as a type of performing art or simply to show their love for the source material. Unfortunately, they are less interesting to photograph than the goods further down.
Personally, I prefer costumes that provide low-brow gags executed with the grace of an artisan.
Creepy and Candid
Though the seasons change and KyoAni heroines fall out of favor, you can always count on the incorrigible Camera Kozoh to be the most interesting part of the event. Outrageous outfits, Jojo-dachi, and unintentional hilarity—these dudes embody everything that's right (and wrong) about Comiket!
Be sure to check out the Flickr Photoset for everything else that wasn't fit for print, as well as our Comiket albums assembled over the past few years.