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Japan Trip 2014 – Comiket 86 Day 2

See this post for the introduction.
See this post for background info on Comiket 86

After the exhausting first day of Comiket 86 came C86 Day 2: the day of cosplay photography.


Hnnnnngggggggggggg! *dies from heart attack*

It was also cloudier that morning, so the initial outside waiting for doors to open was much more tolerable than the previous day. Day 2 of Comiket consists mostly of female-oriented BL circles and Touhou circles, so we managed to finish our shopping really early and spend some time wandering around or photographing cosplayers (which was mainly what I ended up doing). Which means this blog post is a VERY PICTURE HEAVY one. Most of my travel posts are, but this is unusually so because there were just so many awesome cosplayers that I couldn’t stand to not share any of them xD

Tokyo Big Sight, we meet again…

This time around, we were headed for the East Hall entrance (day 1 was through West Hall)

Which, like the day before at the West Hall entrance, already had plenty of campers outside waiting. There were no trees to provide shade, but luckily it wasn’t as hot that day, so we managed.


Tsukikira had the brilliant idea of bringing along his Saber blanket from the TYPE-MOON booth’s loot to act as a sun shade

Most other people also brought blankets or umbrellas of sort. Being my first time there, I was not prepared, but thankfully there were clouds


Like with the other side, there was always a long line for the restroom

Gates finally opened! Unlike on the East Side, there were no majestic stairs to climb, just some guided flooding of bodies

And we’re in!


Headed straight to the East Hall booths

Shopping was pretty quick since we only had a few Touhou circles on the list to take care of plus pick up some BL doujinshi for SaRu, so it was wandering around time again


Time to go back to and visit the Comiket souvenir shop

I ended up buying a T-shirt as well as stock up on a few more bottles of moe Pocari Sweat

Taking a break in the main area and shooting some panoramas


I decided to head outside and check out the general cosplay area that I had missed on the first day, and WOW were there a LOT of cosplayers! I ended up taking at least a few hundred photos here (and had to do a lot of filtering of duplicates afterwards). Despite how amazing all the cosplays were, I was only able to identify roughly 75% of them (most of those that I didn’t recognize were from games or very recent series in genres I usually don’t watch), so apologies if I misidentify! There were also a LOT of Kantai Collection and Love Live, neither of which I really follow so I had to look up the characters.

Minami Kotori from Love Live! – I’m not an idol fan, but this cosplayer was absolutely lovely

Tina Sprout and Kagetane Hiruko from Black Bullet

??? – No idea who this was, but he looked badass (Monster Hunter?)

??? – Your argument is invalid, I have a bazooka!

Mami Tomoe from Madoka

Nishikino Maki and Ayase Eli from Love Live!

Jecht and Auron from Final Fantasy X

Flandre Scarlet from Touhou Project

Homer from The Simpsons – Wait, that’s not Japanese… (oh well!)

??? – I’m guessing some Suntory beer commercial guy?

Kaito Kuroba from Magic Kaito

Kamen Rider character (I unfortunately don’t know enough to identify them)

Sharo Kirima from Is The Order A Rabbit? – I WANT TO TAKE HER HOME WITH MEEEEE

Aikuro Mikisugi from Kill la Kill – awww yeahhhhh

Misaka Mikoto and Shirai Kuroko from Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

??? – I’m drawing a blank here…

Saber Alter from Fate/stay night – really amazing looking armour!

One Mario and many Luigis from Super Mario Bros – I believe that’s cosplayer Itsuki Akira in the middle?

???, Kaga from Kantai Collection , ???

Piccolo from Dragon Ball Z – MA HOMIE!

??? and Doraemon? – Not sure at all here…

Asuka Shikinami Langley, Rei Ayanami, and Mari Makinami Illustrious from Evangelion

Sonoda Umi and Minami Kotori from Love Live!

A whole lot of cosplayers from Magi

Little Fox from natsume Yuujinchou

??? – I should recognize this, but I’m drawing a blank…

??? – wut?

Tippy and Chino Kafu from Is The Order A Rabbit

Super Sonico from… she’s not really from anything, she’s just Nitroplus’ mascot character

A whole lot of Love Live!, all in some song costume that I don’t recognize cause I can’t stand watching idol animes

Mirai Kuriyama from Kyoukai no Kanata

Mikuru Asahina and Haruhi Suzumiya from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Kongou from Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova

Hasegawa Taizou from Gintama

??? – Some credit card company mascot?

Bunch of characters from God Eater – Damn, those weapons look awesome!

Rensouhou-chan and some other ship girl from Kantai Collection

Nozomu Itoshiki from Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei

Ran Yakumo from Touhou Project

??? – IS THAT GUILE FROM STREET FIGHTER??? I think this is actually just a group of army otaku

Saber from Fate/stay night in her Fate 10th Anniversary bride outfit (not to be confused with Saber Bride from Fate/Extra CCC)

Kanzaki Kaori from Toaru Majutsu no Index – Oh man, my nose was bleeding so hard…

Izumi Yukari (alpaca) from Paca Plus – Either that or its just a generic alpaca xD

Revy, two Robertas, and Ginji from Black Lagoon – I’m so happy people still cosplay this series :3

Rito Yuuki holding a dakimakura of Yami from To Love-Ru

??? – I think this is Rin Kagamine and Miku Hatsune VOCALOIDs in some song outfit?

Karen Araragi and Tsukihi Araragi from Nisemonogatari – this made me Platinum Happy

I… can’t even tell what’s going on in this picture…

Mutsu, Yamato, and Nagato from Kantai Collection

Yuubari from Kantai Collection

??? – Maybe it’s another ship girl?

Mochizuki from Kantai Collection

I-58, I-168, and I-8 from Kantai Collection

Toujou Nozomi with a Rick Dom helmet???

Love Live! girls – These were just as common as ship girls

Yazawa Nico and Sonoda Umi from Love Live!

Minami Kotori from Love Live! – Same one as before, but I decided to take another pic

Guts and Mako Mankanshoku from Kill la Kill

Juliet Starling from Lollipop Chainsaw

Madoka vs some army guy

BEST KANTAI COLLECTION COSPLAY EVER! (I believe this is Akagi)

Here s/he is in action (click image to play video)

??? – No clue here

Sakuya Izayoi from Touhou – A bit skimpier than I remember…

??? – Not sure, but bloomers

Sakura Kinomoto and Meiling Li from Cardcaptor Sakura

??? – No idea, but badass

??? – No idea

Nanael from Queens Blade

Yu Narukami, Rise Kujikawa and Yosuke Hanamura from Persona 4

Homura Akemi and Madoka Kaname from Madoka

Inori Yuzuriha from Guilty Crown

Bunch of characters from Magi attacking… Sanji from One Piece???

Morgiana and Alibaba Saluja from Magi

Maid Misaka Mikoto from Toaru Kagetsu no Railgun – HNNNNGGGGGGG! I WANT TO TAKE HER HOME!

Yazawa Nico from Live Live!, I think?

Shimakaze from Kantai Collection

Bunch of characters from Hoozuki no Reitetsu

Chise from Saikano – this almost made me cry :'(

Remilia Scarlet from Touhou Project

Kongou from Kantai Collection – This one was actually quite impressive

Amatsukaze from Kantai Collection

Lots of Mami Tomoe from Madoka – EAT IT KYUUBEY, EAT IT!

Mari Makinami Illustrious from Evangelion

Revy from Black Lagoon – Yay for another badass Black Lagoon cosplayer!

Suzumiya Haruhi from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi

Flandre Scarlet and Remilia Scarlet from Touhou Project

Super Sonico from Please Stop Making More Figures Of Her

Ragna the Bloodedge from BlazBlue – I was actually disappointed I didn’t see any Sol Badguys

Taokaka from BlazBlue

Hazama from BlazBlue

Misaka 9982 from Toaru Kagaku no Railgun – Specifically 9982 due to the Gekota badge and the cat plush (which I think was a plush Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service)

Two Rintarou Okabes from Steins;Gate – Cause the world needs moar mad scientists

Shinobu Oshino and Mayoi Hachikuji from Bakemonogatari

Yukiatsu in Menma outfit from Anohana – The bloodshot eyes were probably from wearing contacts (or lack of sleep), but it totally added on to the crazy effect xD

Pika-wut?

Reimu Hakurei and Sakuya Izayoi from Touhou Project

Hoozuki, Oko and Hakutaku from Hoozuki no Reitetsu

Sonoda Umi from Love Live!

??? – Too non-mainstream for me

Mahiru Inami, Popur Taneshima, and Yachiyo Todoroki from Working!!

NEET POLICE TO THE RESCUE

Kagami Hiiragi and Tsukasa Hiiragi from Lucky Star

Ranka Lee and Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier

Akari Mizunashi from Aria The Animation

A lot of sexy, gun-totting Mami Tomoes from Madoka

Airi and Nanael from Queen’s Blade

??? – Unknown Strike Witch, possibly Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen but in Miyafuji Yoshika’s outfit

??? – Unknown Strike Witch, possibly Sanya V. Litvyak but in Miyafuji Yoshika’s outfit

Marika Tachibana from Nisekoi – that smirk is perfect!

Tsubasa Hanekawa from Nisemonogatari

Double Madoka Kanames from Madoka

Nishikino Maki from Love Live!

??? – It’s some character, in Cardboard Box Gundam cosplay

Archer, Tohsaka Rin, and Berserker from Fate/stay night

PHEW, that was a LOT of different cosplay photography! Time to take a break and grab a nice cold mango icey xD

After the quick break, I decided to go visit the other cosplay areas. Apart from the general free-roaming one I was just in, there were 3 specially designated cosplay areas around Tokyo Big Sight. Because of their smaller, fixed location, these areas tend to have schedules because the cosplayers here are often professionals with Twitter followers and WorldCosplay/Curecos accounts (or at least not amateurs). Note that these cosplayer areas tend to choose more skimpier outfits, so SLIGHTLY NSFW WARNING HERE.

Hakuei Ren from Magi

Shimakaze from Kantai Collection

Minami Kotori, Kousaka Honoka, and Sonoda Umi from Love Live!

??? – No idea, but there’s not really much to go off of anyway…

??? – Some rabbit? Quite cute though

Sheryl Nome, Alto Saotome, and Ranka Lee from Macross Frontier

Chikuma and Tone from Kantai Collection

A whole lot of Super Sonicos

One is not like the others…

Sharo Kirima from Is Your Order A Rabbit?

Toujou Nozomi from Love Live!

Kagura from OneChanbara?

Ayase Eli and Minami Kotori from Love Live!

??? – I have no clue, but its twin lolis in mizugis!

Super Sonico showing off her selling points

I’m pretty sure Reimu wears more than that

It seems neither the cosplayer nor the photographers mind though…

Cleanse our eyes with an innocent Mako Mankanshoku from Kill la Kill

Nyaruko from Haiyore! Nyaruko-san

??? – I have no idea here, all I see are 3 girls in swim suits and a fourth in a summer kimono…

??? – Group of Gintama cosplayers? Not familiar with the series so not sure…

??? – I thought this was Edward from Cowboy Bebop at first, but now I’m not sure

VOCALOID2 Hatsune Miku

Here’s the infamous Comiket upskirt photographers going in for the shots…

Miku doesn’t seem to mind though and hands out flyers anyway…

Another Super Sonico I think

Bunny outfit Bulma and Child Chi-Chi from the original Dragon Ball – oh the nostalgia!

Raku Ichijou and Chitoge Kirisaki from Nisekoi

At this point it had started to rain a bit. Here we have some Idolmaster Cinderella girls gathering under an umbrella

Anzu Futaba from The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls – TO WORK IS TO LOSE!

Nui Harime and Mako Mankanshoku in Two-Star Goku Uniform from Kill la Kill

Double Junko Enoshima from Danganronpa

At this point, it had started raining pretty hard. All the cosplayers started heading inside, so I did too. This meant I unfortunately only got to visit one of the three cosplay areas – oh well

It was still drizzling by the time we gathered up and left Tokyo Big Sight

We ended the day with an unusual buffet-style dinner at a nearby restaurant…

Grabbed some sake and snacks from the local Don Quijote (along with some much-needed sunscreen)

Some Touhou loot that my friends got

My loot that day was actually just the Comiket T-shirt – the TYPE-MOON bag was an extra from Tsukikira, the doujinshis were for SaRru, and the wallscroll was of Tama-nee-sama for thebobness

Some Free! Makoto x Haruka doujinshis I picked up for SaRu – the mangakas all gave me surprised looks when I went down the rows browsing and picking them up xD

And that was it for day 2 of Comiket 86. We all made sure to go sleep early and get rested, cause we all knew that the next day, Day 3 of Comiket (aka the main day for male-oriented doujinshi circles), was going to be a battlefield…

~Keripo

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