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Comiket attracts 560,000 over three days

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Comiket attracts 560,000 over three days

Comiket attracted a reported 560,000 attendees over the course of three days (Sunday to Tuesday), according to Anime News Network. That’s a record for the winter edition of the biannual event — it’s held in August and December — but about 30,000 shy of the all-time high set in summer 2013.

Held at the massive Tokyo Big Sight, the 39-year-old Comiket (aka Comic Market) is the largest comics festival in the world (Lucca Comics & Games is second, with paid attendance of about 240,000).

Like most conventions, Comiket uses a turnstile count, so it’s unknown how many of those attendees were unique to each day.As we reported earlier, the opening on Sunday drew 180,000, followed on Monday by 170,000; closing day brought in 210,000.

The video below, shot during this week’s event (known as Comiket 87), will give you an idea of what an event of that scale looks like. And RocketNews24 checks in with a cosplay gallery.

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