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31 December 2005 @ 15:02
So... THAT was Comiket.

I just looked up the Comiket page and went, while having very little idea of what to expect. And, predictably, I did everything wrong. But it's okay, I'll know next time.

1) I thought it wouldn't be worth buying the very expensive Comiket catalogue, because it wouldn't help me. Actually, it turns out it really IS a good idea and should be done in advance.
2) I thought it'd be pretty much the same both days. It isn't. One is apparently more hentai-oriented, the other more yaoi.
3) I didn't even find the official booth room on the first day.
4) Atobe x Oshitari is hot...!? Since when did I like Atobe!?
5) I didn't think to make a note of which halls I had or hadn't visited. I think I might've visited a number of halls twice and some not at all. But I'm not sure.
6) Somebody in Japan is drawing/writing Doraemon-suit bukkake. I have seen his face...
7) They SAID on the website that it's better for first-timers to arrive in the afternoon. They LIED.
8) 3 and 7 worked against me and I missed some interesting seiyuu/mangaka events on the second day and don't even know what I missed on the first.

One of the coolest moments was walking past this poster at one of the booths which had a picture of Sailor Moon on it. I went past, then stopped and looked again. It said SANZOU MOON. And the 'girl' in the sailor suit with the flowing blond hair was actually...

OMG. And so I said hello to the doujin circle and admired their work. We got on pretty well and just before I left, they gave me this doujin clothes peg, painted sparkly purple and with miniature sculptures of a pig and a kappa (Hakkai and Gojyo!). So cool! Oh, and I bought their doujin, of course!

Another cool moment was when I met two Meine Liebe cosplayers (Lui and Camus), said hello and generally sparkled in their direction. ^^;; They seemed nice.

I don't even like Atobe, but I got a doujinshi featuring him and Oshitari because it was THAT good. It's full comic (no novel included) and thicker than my finger. It's also the same story throughout (angsty bondage-ish sex with a happy ending) and with consistently high quality art. Absolutely amazing and my favourite doujinshi now, I think.

Finally, I've got the WEIRDEST piece of Loveless merchandise ever from Kouga Yun-sensei's booth. It's a doll photoshoot book with contributions from her in the form of two or three drawings and two photos of a Ritsuka and Soubi doll. The rest is of random doll pictures and doll photoshoots from other contributors (some disturbingly sexual). It's truly bizarre. I also got a Zero Sum Calendar and the latest KoZeroSum.

Pay day is a long way off.... ;_;
Inma: Lovelesslovelessinma on 31st December 2005 10:33 (UTC)
Aww, I hope you had fun at least (^^Uu
I think you can also buy the Comike catalogue on CD-ROM version, it would be useful.
They also inform you on the catalogue about future events dedicated to a especial series or pairing (^^) (like, say, Soubi x Rituka only event)

Are you going to Comike again on Summer?
Williamgenkischuldich on 2nd January 2006 07:47 (UTC)
I did, but I know I missed some good stuff, which is frustrating! I don't think I'd buy the catalogue on DVD because the main use (to me, anyway) is finding your way around. I haven't looked at it all that thoroughly (only to find the ZS booth, in fact!), so thanks for letting me know it's useful beyond the days of Comiket!

I might go in summer, depending on when it is and whether I can get those days off work.
Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on 31st December 2005 13:52 (UTC)
I heard about that Loveless doll thing. It's a new doujinshi project headed by Kouga Yun.
Williamgenkischuldich on 2nd January 2006 07:47 (UTC)
Thanks! Sounds both interesting and frightening! Where did you hear about it?
Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on 2nd January 2006 12:41 (UTC)
It was a short blurb on some website I randomly found while surfing. You find the strangest things when you're not looking for them^_^

But I understand that those dolls are very popular in Japan. I even found websites with whole stories done in photos of these dolls and their "relatiosnhips" with other dolls. Very bizarre and cute in a freaky way.
Mamimami_san on 31st December 2005 16:36 (UTC)
.........Sanzou Moon. o__o
*dies of extreme jealousy that you actually went to Comiket* XDDDDD
Williamgenkischuldich on 2nd January 2006 07:49 (UTC)
It was so cool meeting the circle behind actual crack doujinshi!

I definitely recommend Comiket -- just buy a catalogue in advance! :PP
Mamimami_san on 2nd January 2006 10:12 (UTC)
I bet it was! ~makes plans to be a stowaway to Japan in August~ ^o.o^

Holy hell- I looked at that link you posted further down, and that's *gorgeous*. o__o
kishuu_arashi on 1st January 2006 01:33 (UTC)
Oshitari is love ♥ Atobe x Oshitari for the win!
*fangirl squee*

Glad you're having a fun time~!
Williamgenkischuldich on 2nd January 2006 07:58 (UTC)
I never liked Atobe before... but this doujinshi is the best! Here's their site, with samples at the top -- the one I got is the very top one, called "Rokugatsu no Hebi": here.
はつみ 。・゚゚・(>_<)・゚゚。hatsumi on 1st January 2006 12:46 (UTC)
WOW~ cool that u went to Comiket.happy new year!
Williamgenkischuldich on 2nd January 2006 07:58 (UTC)
Thank you! Happy new year to you too!