Comiket 74 (コミケット); Interim Report (Post-Day 2)
**Warning: Sexual content (cartoon nudity) on this page. Do not proceed if you’re not of legal age or don’t want to be.
Summer Comikets are always tiring and dirty, but this year seems to be even worse than before. 35 degrees Celsius outside, and 30 degrees inside, and hardly a breeze to soothe your greasy skin. The attendance figures seem to be higher also.
But hats off to the organizers, who once again demonstrated fantastic crowd control skills. Yes, the queues were long, but they were completely fair. And credit of course should be given to the Japanese attendees, who were cooperative and orderly (there were hardly any barricades to separate the different groups).
This is half the loot I got for day 2. Its quite obvious I’m a FF-(lower numbers) fan. 😛
I managed to visit Pigeon Wharf’s table, and was delighted to know that she (yes, Pigeon Wharf is a nice, young lady) was still selling copies of her old BS6 doujin. Its not hentai, but true to being a female fan, there’s some instances of yaoi. The cover may give the impression that its a Hayami comic, but many characters are featured. Really cute drawings. Will scan a page or two in future. Sadly, she said she’s into ‘Darker than Black’ now, and won’t be doing BS6 anymore. Oh well. Stay healthy Miss Wharf, nice meeting you!
The book below is done by the circle 神葉烏龍茶 (Oolong Tea?); of which one of its members, SH@RP did a Mutio fanbook many years ago. The style of the artwork for both books are very similar. The folks at the table looked rather intimidating, so I didn’t approach them to talk. Not knowing Japanese was only gonna make me more nervous.
What can I say, if there’s one fantasy (pardon the pun) couple that gets me really warm and fuzzy for reasons unexplainable, its Ramza and Agrias from FF Tactics. Shown here is the cover of one comic where they umm…consummate their relationship (yes its hentai). The sex is surprisingly NOT raunchy, and quite tastefully done. The 4 Agrias-Ramza comics should keep me happy for awhile.
I also visited the GONZO corporate booth, and they were selling some trinkets and books on their other series such as Brave Story & Seto No Hanayomi. No BS6, obviously.
Well that concludes day 2. Just running through my battle plan for the final day tommorow, and waiting for the men’s 100M finals.