The secondary creation sale event “Comic Market” announced on Jul. 12, 2020 that they will postpone “Comic Market 99”, which was originally scheduled in winter of 2020.
The official website explained the reason for postponement was novel coronavirus pandemic, and commented “We will not hold Comic Market 99 winter 2020, and we are currently scheduling to hold one in the Golden Week of 2021”.
They continued, “We are very sad that we are not able to create an opportunity for whole 2020, where it accepts all expressionists and artists, including dojinshi artists. Regarding social impacts of Comic Market coming from its scale, we would like to consider the event carefully. We will do our best to hold the event, so please continue your support on us”.
They summarized by saying, “We are currently not in the danger of bankruptcy, since we get donations from purchasers of Comic Market 98 e-book, and participants, and we are applying ourselves to a special offer from public institutions. We may ask you for support when needed in the future. Thank you for your understanding”.
From May 2 to 5, "Air Comiket" had been held on Twitter as a replacement for the "Comic Market 98 (C98)" that was scheduled to be held at Tokyo Big Sight. Many cosplayers posted photos and had fun.
The "Comic Market 98 (C98)" management side announced in March that the event will be canceled due to the spread of the COVID-19. However, while staying at home, a hashtag of "#air_comiket" became popular on Twitter, since it makes them feel like they are actually at the event.
Popular Taiwanese cosplayers such as Ely and Momo also participated. We will introduce you the Taiwanese cosplayers who are getting a lot of attention through this photo report.
The Comic Market Arrangement Committee has announced a new activity 'Air Cosplay Ver 0.75' (planned period: May 2 to May 4) for 'Air Comiket 3'.
'Air Cosplay' was planned considering the situation with COVID-19 started in 2020. While fanzine sales events and convention events keep getting canceled due to the pandemic, this event was created to stop taking away opportunities from cosplay fans to show their costumes.
So far, there have been 'Air Cosplay ver.0' at 'Air Comiket 2' held from Dec 30 to Dec 31 in 2020 and 'Air Cosplay ver.0.5' at 'Air Wonder Festival' held on Feb 14, 2021.
'Air Cosplay Ver 0.75' allows participants to virtually enjoy the cosplay section at Comiket by posting their thoughts and photos with hashtags such as '#AirComiket' and '#AirCosplay'. Also, there will be requests open for other participants than cosplayers and videos of the scenery of Ariake depending on the time of the day posted so that participants can feel more at the actual Comiket.
'Air Cosplay Ver 0.75' is planned to be held from May 2 to May 4. Visit the official website for more details.
[Original Article from: animeanime.biz]
On March 8, 2021, Comic Market Preparation Committee has announced that "Comic Market 99" that was to be held on May 2 to May 4, 2021 in Tokyo Big Sight will be postponed. The reason is due to the "the extension of the state of emergency and the government guidelines".
"Comic Market 99" had gone through various studies, adjustments, and preparations for the realization of the on May 2 to May 4, 2021 as the event followed Tokyo Big Sight's "Guidelines for Preventing Coronavirus Infection at Exhibitions, etc." as well as judging from the situation at that time, "By following the various restrictions, Comic Market 99 can only have at most ten of thousand visitors instead of the previously daily 200 thousand visitor".
However, due to the coronavirus infection, the second state of emergency was announced on January 7, 2021, and it was decided that it will be extend for another 1 month from February 7.
On February 26, according to the guideline from the Cabinet Secretariat's Coronavirus Infectious Diseases Control Promotion Office, it was deemed that "Comic Market 99" would be difficult to be held, thus resulting in the announcement of postponement.
Also, "Comic Market 99" will strive to be held in winter 2021, but they are unsure on how the usage of Tokyo Big Sight as the venue, will be. Furthermore, announcements will be made again as they need to consider the future situation regarding the coronavirus infection.
Please wait for the future announcements.
（Photo of Tokyo Big Sight）Japan, Honshu, Tokyo, Tokyo Waterfront City, Odaiba, Tokyo Big Sight Convention Center Building, 30076412. (Photo by: Dukas/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
The world's largest doujinshi sales event "Comic Market 97 (C97)" was held at "Tokyo Big Sight West Exhibition Hall and South Exhibition Hall" and "Aomi Exhibition Hall" in Tokyo from Dec. 28 to Dec. 31, 2019. At the venue, the comedian, Nakayama Kinni-kun cosplayed as Gon from "HUNTER X HUNTER" excited the crowd.
Nakayama Kinni-kun appeared on the second day of his first Comic Market event as the furious Gon from one of the famous scenes in "HUNTER X HUNTER". While being surrounded by many photographers, he revealed the faithfull and satisfying poses from the original work with his buff muscles.
On the same day, he posted on his own twitter account "I had participated my first Comiket as Gon-san from "HUNTER X HUNTER". Even my muscles are happy that we were being photographed by everyone nicely. Thank you everyone who came today.” There was a lot of positive voice such as "It was as if he was the real thing!", and "Amazing!" as if they were mesmerized by his outstanding muscle performance.
Photography: Nogi Akira (@Osefly)
Comic Market 97 (C97), the world's largest sales exhibition of coterie magazines (doujinshi), was held from Dec. 28 to Dec. 31, 2019. Here is a cosplay photo report of the Chinese cosplayer Kitaro (@kitaro_cos) who is rapidly gaining in popularity.
"Mr. Fesmatsu '21", a special event to commemorate the release of Blu-ray＆DVD of the TV anime "Mr. Osomatsu" season 3, was held at Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, on June 6, 2021. In the event, new anime series and theatrical film were announced.
"Mr. Fesmatsu '21" was the 3rd event, following "Mr. Fesmatsu '16" to commemorate "Mr. Osomatsu" Season 1, and "Mr. Fesmatsu '18" to commemorate Season 2. Same as the last time, event composition and screenplay were handled by Matsubara Shu, who is in charge of series composition for the main series, and Yamamoto Kazutomi, who played the role of "Omusubi", a set of identical robot twins that started showing up in Season 3, appeared for the first time, as well as the sextuplets. A total of 13 cast members gathered together.
The event started with the opening remarks by Governor Jushimatsu, Played by Ono Daisuke, who appeared in "Tidbits Collection 3", episode 7 of Season 3. The audience was cracked up by cryptic remarks just like in the episode, and straight reactions by Sakurai Takahiro as MC. After the opening, a total of 13 cast members finally appeared, including Sakurai Takahiro, who played the role of Osomatsu. As the audience was not allowed to speak out loud, they welcomed them with glow sticks and applause.
The event consists of a lot of programs, including "Furikaeri-matsu", a talk session to look back on Season 3, "Shin Kobore Banashi-shu (New Tidbits Collection)", reading of a work newly written by Matsubara Shu, a dance show by the sextuplets in costumes, and "Kasege! Mutsugo Derby (Let's make money! Sextuplets Derby)", a mini gamble game inspired by "Casino", which is featured in the event visual. In "Furikaeri-matsu", each cast talked about a memorable episode of Season 3. Funny behind-the-scenes stories were revealed by them.
At the end of the daytime section, commemorating that this year hits the 6th anniversary, it has been announced that "Mr. Osomatsu" new anime series will be produced, and that two theatrical films will be shown in 2022 and 2023 for a limited period. The atmosphere reached the climax to hear the wonderful news.
Sakurai Takahiro, who plays the role of Osomatsu, the oldest of sextuplets, left some comments for the theatrical films: "I would say thank you to everyone for supporting us to hold such a wonderful event. As I wanted to make a hopeful announcement for the fans that came all the way to this event, so I did it! We have just made an announcement, so we have no other choice but to act on our words, so please look forward to a great scenario!"
At the ending, all the cast and sextuplets in costumes made a pose "Sheeh!", and came to an end in warm applause.
(C)Akatsuka Fujio / Mr. Osomatsu Production Committee
Additional performers have been announced for the world's largest anime song event, "Animelo Summer Live 2021 COLORS" (August 27, 28 and 29, 2021). Takahashi Yoko, angela, Starlight 99-gumi, and Moriguchi Hiroko have been added to the lineup.
On August 27, the first day of the event, Takahashi Yoko will perform for the second time since 2007; on August 28, angela will perform for the tenth time, and Starlight 99-gumi will perform for the third time in a row since their first appearance. On August 29, the last day of the event, Moriguchi Hiroko will appear for the second time since 2012.
Also announced this time were Nakamura Eriko, Imai Asami, Hasegawa Akiko, Hirata Hiromi, Nigo Mayako, Hara Yumi and Kugimiya Rie from THE IDOLM@STER 765 Pro All Stars, who will appear on August 27, and from THE iDOLM@STER SHINY COLORS, Alstroemeria (Kuroki Honoka, Maekawa Ryoko, Shibasaki Noriko) and Noctchill (Wakui Yuu, Tsuchiya Rio, Tajima Saran and Okazaki Miho) will appear on August 28.
“Animelo Summer Live 2021 COLORS" will be held at Saitama Super Arena on August 27, 28 and 29.
The live streaming of "Disney Koe no Ouji-sama Voice Stars Dream Live 2021" (Tokyo performance) that will be held on June 13, 2021 at Pia Arena MM, has been decided. It was also revealed that a special broadcast performance featuring the 13 cast members and broadcast of past lives will be held.
"Disney Koe no Ouji-sama" is the cover songs album series featuring the voice cast members singing the famous song of Disney. The 7th album "Disney Koe no Ouji-sama Voice Stars Dream Selection III" that will be released on February 24, 2021 will feature the voice actor members, including Itou Kento and Shimazaki Nobunaga, and the actor members that are active in stage performance. With this album, the series’ first arena tour "Disney Koe no Ouji-sama Voice Stars Dream Live 2021" is being held.
It was decided that the afternoon and night performance of Tokyo on June 13, 2021 will be live streamed as well as a special broadcast performance on July 22 featuring the 13 recording members of the cover songs album, which was released in February 2021.
The "Disney Koe no Ouji-sama Voice Stars Dream Live Streaming 2021" on July 22 is a special performance that can only be seen here with the footages from Kobe and Tokyo performances along with program featuring the special guests, Katou Kazuki and Namikawa Daisuke.
The performance from the two special guests that are appearing for the first time are a recital of "Hercules", an adventure story of love and bravery of Hercules, who wanted to be a "True Hero", by Namikawa Daisuke and the performance of the theme song "Go the Distance" by Katou Kazuki. The performance of the Japanese lyric of "Shooting Stars" the song that was not used in the film but is a hidden famous song among the Disney fan, will be shown for the first time.
Also, it was decided that the past live footage of "Koe no Ouji-sama" will be available on Nico Nico Video. The 2019 live will be broadcast at 8:00 PM, on June 12, which is one day before the Tokyo performance, and the 2020 live will be broadcast at 8:00 PM, on July 17.
"Disney Koe no Ouji-sama Voice Stars Dream Live 2021" Tokyo performance will be held on June 13, 2021, at Pia Arena MM. The detail on the streaming ticket is available on the official website.
Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. （C）Disney
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.