Although a typhoon is slowly making landfall in Japan, anime and manga fans showed little concern as they gathered at the bright and clear Comiket 102 on August 12. went there to buy the latest fan-made manga or manga by an indie author, many of whom were at one of Japan’s biggest summer cosplay events. While just a small highlight, here’s what we saw on the first day of Comiket 102.
Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist. Masquerade: Akahoshi Umibozu from City Hunter. Cosplay actors: Gachi○○ Left to right: Shuji Hanma and Tetta Kisaki in Tokyo Revengers’ Tenjiku uniforms. Cosplay actors (left to right): Paprika and Wacchi Dejiko from Di Gi Charat. Cosplay actors: Family From left to right: Ruby Hoshino, Kana Arima and MEM-cho from Oshi no Ko. Cosplay actor (left to right): Maimaiko, Mochiko and Amanyan From left to right: Kana Arima, Aquamarine Hoshino, Ruby Hoshino, and MEM-cho from Oshi no Ko. Cosplay actor (left to right): Onpu Tsukimi, Shin-chan, Rio Sameno and Ukaru Mochizuki Tennoji Rina from Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club. Masquerade: Jimmy Left to right: Aoi Kiriya and Ichigo Hoshimiya from Aikatsu! Cosplay actor (left to right): Iori and Chicken with teriyaki sauce Porco Rosso from Porco Rosso. Cosplay actors: Bukakkou Jiko-bo (Jigo) of Princess Mononoke. Actor in disguise: Dugong Left to right: Mei Kusakabe, Totoro and Satsuki Kusakabe from My Neighbor Totoro. Cosplay actors (left to right): Sap Ishijima, Aono 26 and Yabezo Left to right: Suletta Mercury and Miorine Rembran from Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury. Cosplayer (left to right): Anonymous Meer Campbell from Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny. Cosplay actors: Kokotan ZGMF-X410A Freedom Gundam from Mobile Suit Gundam Seed. Masquerade: Natsu ha Chu-ni no Hito From left to right: Yor, Anya and Loid Forger from SPY x FAMILY. Cosplay actors (left to right): Akomaru, Saya and Yakai Jolyne Cujoh from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean. Cosplay actors: RenRe From left to right: Bruno Bucciarati and Trish Una from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind. Cosplay actors: Asabi Okita and Choko Sailor Mars from Sailor Moon. Masquerade: Ronchi Left to right: Sailor Neptune and Uranus from Sailor Moon. Cosplay actors (left to right): Anonymous and Hasutaro Sailor Saturn from Sailor Moon. Masquerade: Kyano Back (left to right): Shinomori Aoshi, Seta Sojiro, Yukishiro Enishi and Saito Hajime. Front (left to right): Kamiya Kaoru, Himura Kenshin and Sagara Sanosuke from Rurouni Kenshin. Cosplay actor: Rear (left to right): Jin Sakuraba, Tsubasa, Nao and Excia. Before (left to right): Kyo, Ran and Shige Saito Hajime from Rurouni Kenshin. Cosplay actors: Riko Shun Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy VII Remake. Masquerade: Satoru Clive Rosfield from Final Fantasy XVI. Cosplay actors: Akai Tsukine Link Gerudo armor from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Cosplay actors: Maachi Kopan Team Rocket member from Pokémon. Cosplay actors: Arikui Tarou Left to right: Inosuke Hashibira and Zenitsu Agatsuma from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Cosplayers (left to right): Kid and Liuyimo Hotaru Haganezuka from Demon Hunter: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Cosplayer: Anonymous Nicholas D. Wolfwood from Trigun Stampede. Masquerade: Ferio Left to right: Trunks, Son Gohan, Orange Piccolo and Whis from Dragon Ball Super. Cosplay actor (left to right): Kusanagi Kaisoku Raiko, Tsubasa Shinji, Kinu Zero and Kou Arale Norimaki from Dr. Slump. Cosplay actors: Tsuyukichi Roronoa Zoro in One Piece. Cosplay actors: Mugiwara Shampoo from Ranma 1/2. Masquerade: Kanato Left to right: Misato Katsuragi and Ryoji Kaji from Neon Genesis Evangelion. Cosplayer group: Shimu Elias Ainsworth from The Ancient Mage’s Bride. Masquerade: Maecos Left to right: Saichi Sugimoto, Asirpa and Yoshitake Shiraishi from Golden Kamuy. Cosplay actor (left to right): Kourld Sakamoto, Ayahisaand Choco Baby Matoi Ryuko in Kill la Kill. Masquerade: Neito Uno Blue-eyed white dragon from Yu-Gi-Oh!. Cosplayers: Tsuyoina Blue-Eyes Cure Sunshine from Heartcatch Precure!. Masquerade: Kana Minamino