It's doujin day, what are you ordering? How does this comiket compare to previous ones?
Is it time to post the loot of other people?
I think I've finally gotten to the point where I actually might start buying doujins.
I know where to look for my favorite circles but I'm not certain about getting stuff past customs. Do people usually have issues?
>you will never fuck a cosplay chick
I am admittedly jealous as fuck even if I can't see his/her face.
At least he caught how much he spilt on camera, so he can charge for damaged goods.
How come they are so arrogant?
It's a Japanese material, so it should be okay if Japanese raw gets uploaded first before the translations.
Yet they get mad when that happen and they always translate doujins to ching chong without ever releasing the raw. Are they doing it to piss people off?
Every fucking year.
I remember Precure being last year.
>tfw very little good gender bender doujins this comiket
Roughly how much money would it take for someone in America to attend Comiket including airfare, hotel and food? I may come into some money next year and I've always wanted to go to Japan so I figured 'why the hell not?'
Just went to my first comiket an hour ago and boy was it fun. I didn't buy anything noteworthy but the only piece of artwork I was looking for specifically (pic related) I couldnt find for the life of me. If some anon got it and would like to sell it to me I'd appreciate it
Queueing for Huke made me miss the other circle I wanted to buy from, goddamn
Knowing how apeshit I go on impulse purchases chances are I would do my best to fill an empty suitcase (or two) with goods.
I'll look up some guides too when it's closer to the event. Thanks!
I'd say it is closer to 3k. Air alone from the middle of the US is around 1.5k. Unless of course he is only going for Comiket and does not want to see Tokyo or the surrounding countryside he will probably need around at least 3k.
From what I understand a fuckton of stuff doesn't even make it online and a lot of merchandise is impossible to find via resellers after Comiket for various reasons. How can I tell what to look for? I read another reply about 'circles,' which I am completely out of the loop on now.
Is there an in-depth guide for all this? There's nothing on the wiki but I'm sure someone has made a pastebin at least once.
Pretty decent, the bottom left is character designs and artwork from the BRS PSP game whilst the top right is what I assume to be a collection of steins gate artwork. Top left is then some new original art for steins gate.
Whole set cost me 5000 yen
Chances are after I go once and have a great time I'll go possibly once or twice a year. Of course I don't have kids or a SO and I stay healthy so getting time off work and saving the money won't be too difficult if I stay diligent about it. Good point though, I would probably want to make longer subsequent trips to actually see the country.
Google says that image was first posted online on November 7, 2014.
That image isn't from this week's Comiket at all.
Don't waste money though. If anything you should plan for 2 weeks if possible so you can get a good grasp of Tokyo and maybe a few day trips out to different towns in the countryside before going to Comiket to cap it all off. Airfare is your greatest enemy so try and do longer trips each time and spend more time there. If possible find a weeb friend as well to go with. It cuts hotel costs in half and you will get double the fun.
Believe it or not I do have a weeb co-worker friend that I wouldn't mind going with but that also complicates things because trying to get the same two weeks off with him will be pretty hard.
I'm more excited for the music.
Original eromanga stories > doujinshi parodies (unless they are 2hu ones)
Forgive me /a/ for I have sinned and going to link ANN
But it's cool that a Cross Ange doujinshi is creating such a fuss:
It makes my stomach churn knowing a shit ton of treasures at Comiket never see the light of day on the internet.
C-Can I cry now?
Sorry for a stupid question out of the thin air, but how is the temperature? Is it hot, cold, or what? I want to visit a Comicket, but I'm really afraid of temperature changes fucking me up and me fainting. Yes, I'm that brittle.
Having been in Japan during the summer I can say that it is hot and humid as balls and with the compactness of people and the horror stories I hear from Comiket it would be borderline unbearable.
If you have ever been to Florida in the Summer it is a lot like that.
this is the stuff I would buy and it makes me sad I'm not there to buy it
seriously I'd be buying a shitload of people's sketchbooks, stuff that usually doesn't get uploaded unless it's a popular artist
I think it is the lack of know-how and initiative. If you had an organized group get a bunch of circles to get it started it would take off I think. The problem is will the people be willing to pay for them rather then get them through pirated scans?
first comiket, probably spent more than i should have. Got to find this though, hand drawn and watercolored for 1000jpy.
I Really want the Steins;Gate book on the top left, is there any place that sells it rather then waiting for it on ebay?
He does non-h stuff in Comic LO sometimes.
Just got back from my first comiket during my first trip to Japan. First trip to the manga shop had me spending over $500 on manga, LNs, goods and games, and I just spent the same amount on doujin. Have a look at my spoils.
I spent $1550 to get here, $850 for a hotel for 2 weeks right near Asagaya station (don't ask how it's this cheap, I don't fucking know), I've already spent $1000 on stuff I bought, and I'll spend a lot more before I leave. Food isn't that expensive if you're used to big American cities, I've actually been surprised at how cheap it is. I just ate a great pork bowl and beef bowl with a large beer and spent less than $15. Even going out to eat at nicer places doesn't cost as much as what I'm used to. Also need to factor in arcade money, rental car money for an excursion, suica pass money, and money to buy another suitcase to put all this shit in.
Nothing fancy, just a research assistant now who hopes to go to Todai next year for his PhD. The thing is I know how to handle my money well. I've spent almost 10k in the last couple months buying myself new computer stuff, a NAS server for my anime, and thousands on this trip. I don't really care because I have money invested and saved, and I know that I can live within my means after returning home, and that as soon as I get a decent paying job I'll be rolling in extra money.
Tell me which one. I'll fap twice as hard for you.
Sometimes they just hand out extra shit when you buy stuff.
What's with this thread? I see a few people bought like 6 things a piece. Where the buyfags at? Not comiket related, but here was my haul from Sunday. I've still got one or two big shopping days left.
I'm not a lolifag. I don't hate loli, but I prefer ara ara~ so that's what I buy. If it makes you feel better, China and Nico are in some of these.
You're so fucking cool, anon. How about you come back when you have something to post instead of bragging about how many times you've been?
Depends how long you plan to come. I'm here for two weeks and it'll be closer to 6.
Yeah, I love Build Fighters. Went kind of overboard in that I bought everything I saw that wasn't Ral/faceless men having sex with all the girls. There was one really good looking one that was sold out when I got there though. That was a bummer.
>Not being an ally of justice
> I'm here for two weeks and it'll be closer to 6.
Not the same guy, but how much of that 6 do you think is spent on /a/ and related goods? I'm planning a 2 week trip in June and want a rough estimate for required funds before 'fun' money
>i think i see mine too
Fuck, I'm going to fucking hate myself for doing this, but can you take another picture of the one I circled? I want to know if I need to take a trip to japan a few years early.
Not the same anon but unless you have stuffed planned out then 2 weeks is too much time just for comiket. Even if you wanna go around Akiba and the other otaku related areas you will get bored fairly quickly and/or run outta money.
If you are going that long do yourself a favor and figure out what you're going to do ahead of time - even a rough idea is better than winging it every day.
Last time I went, Shibuya was a great day-trip and one day alone definitely was not enough time. I'm sure there are lots of other areas you can spend a few days in around just Tokyo, let alone on the bullet train line.
My haul. Surprised I managed to get huke's given the time I got in line.
I wish I had the means to go to Comiket at least once in my life.
Having no job sucks. By the time I start making some money, if ever, the anti-cp retards will have shut the entire shitshow down. I feel like crying.
>I'll fap twice as hard for you.
How about you scan the ones that don't end up on panda instead? Surely with all those money you can afford a $100 scanner and help out poorfag anons.
>All this Huke
Shit this has got me worried, I contracted a guy to get me the artbooks and if it was this busy then he might not of got it in time
I got into comiket at 10:20 after queueing since 6am, went straight to huke's stall and queued for 2-3 hours before getting my copy
You might be lucky, the queue length had halved by the time I got near the front
Like 2500-3000 is getting here and getting around. Food ranges from $30 a day (it's not that pricey really) to $70 when I ate everything (dat weightlifter appetite) and treated my friend
though grills don't eat much. I happen to buy a lot of weebshit, so yeah.
I'm only 3 days in. I went to Kichijouji, comiket and an arcade and stuff. I also have to go to Akiba, the other secret weeb paradise, a friend rented a car so we can go see nature stuff (the bridge from Ano Hana, can't fucking wait), I'm having an informal interview at a grad school, New Years shrine visit, some museums, competitive fightan games day, and other shit my friends have planned for me. This is all mostly in Tokyo, and there are a bunch of other things to do here. There's literally an endless supply of shit to see and do in this country. I haven't even planned a snowboarding or hotsprings or "Get an inn out in the countryside like NNB" trip yet.
Scanlation group leader lives here. I could literally waltz to her house and do it myself, or ask her to do it. In fact, I bought two copies of the whirlpool GBF doujin because a friend wanted me to scan it. Unfortunately, scanning destroys the copy I have and I don't know how keen I am about ruining these.
Yeah hold on.
K-Books in Akiba has second hand stuff but they're typically more expensive than Mandarake and other sources, but they do tend to have more stuff than the other places.
Toranoana has a newer shop (their "C" store) almost directly across the street from their primary store which has a section for second hand stuff. It is normally fairly small, but it will have a lot more stuff on display in the days and weeks following comiket.
The Akiba Culture Zone building has a Lashinbang in it that also has a decent sized area with used goods, but their prices are kind of iffy.
There are also Tora and Mandarake stores in other parts of the city that you can try. Be warned though - the big stores are insanely packed the first few days after comiket.
Briefly looked in k books in Radio Kaikan and saw that they had some c87 goods like the usagi desi ka booth goods and ufotable key animation books. Rin's book was selling for almost double its original price.
Will have to check out those other locations though, have only really visited the Toranoana which is for new doujins.
God fucking damn it. I've never wanted to be wrong so badly in my life.
Guess it's time to curl up in a ball and cry until I pass out.
Its winter so it was mildly cold waiting outside, and then uncomfortably warm inside
Summer would be absolute hell and I would probably not go for that, unless Nanoha had a stall
Just got the email from my proxy girl. She got all my stuff. Was worried because she told me she was a bit late. Whatever ! Fucking dance time.
I didn't count. I literally just kept throwing money at people. I'd guess anywhere from $250-$400, maybe?
Today's weather was honestly perfect. Hardly any sweaty fat people, but not too cold. I'm also used to weather harsher than Tokyo so I didn't even have a jacket on. Looking forward to the summer since I can handle heat and humidity just fine, too. The worst part is far and away the waiting. Holy shit the waiting. Pic related. This is part of the line near just one of the entrances. Notice how far away the building is, and all the people pouring in in front of the gates. I was honestly shocked from the time I got off the train till I left. There was also some shit that went down at the station on the way out making things worse.
Sure, I do
Okusan and Hajiotsu.Most scan groups are full of kids and faggots, the people I work with are actually all very nice and knowledgeable.
I'm not particularly attached to this one. I might just debind and scan it then dump raws.
Having been during summer; on day 3 I could just see it. So yeah, it can happen.
Much snow up there? I'm thinking of attending next winter comiket and want to see as much snow as possible (never get it where I live).
how did you get all that through the airport?
This is pure blogshit, but
while cutting I've done an EC stack, plus Yohimbine with no food in my stomach and gone running at heats and humidities comparable to Tokyo summer weather.
Yes, it will be sweaty and smelly and I'll feel gross, but I can promise you I'd never have any health issues just from walking around.
No snow now, supposedly they get some. I'm from New England so the weather here is pretty mild compared to what I'm used to.
Haven't yet. I'll cross that bridge when I get there. The plan is to buy another suitcase that just gets filled with weebshit, and to bury that all within other manga and LNs and shit.
Sorry, I would if I had 2 copies, but if more people want it I'd prefer to scan it and upload it if I decide not to keep it.
I wouldn't worry about airports. I imported a ton of doujin into Aus.
Main thing is to just make sure nothing looks like a weapon (guns, grenades) in an xray machine. Managed to disturb a previously bored operator when leaving the US after a bag of coins got flagged as a grenade.
Worst comes to the worst, there's a JP Post outlet within Narita. My doujin were too heavy to take in luggage, so I shipped half via EMS right there, and they provided the box and everything. Their English was... not great, but enough to get the job done.
Foreigners stand out a fair bit. In my experience with sellers, 50% didn't care, 30% looked a little nervous that I'd start blabbing English at them or something, and 20% seemed mildly amused at a foreigner wanting their stuff.
Had a small (albeit halting) conversation with a cool Utena yuri artist who was glad to see a tourist.
As long as you point and say know how to say 'this, please', you know enough to get by fine.
Were you on the train with the guy that puked all over the place right before it pulled into the Kokusai Tenjijou station? I was standing about 4 feet away from him and barely missed getting covered in goo. Poor girl directly in front of him got her expensive winter coat absolutely ruined.
There were a decent number of gaijin there. Just don't be an asshole (like with literally everything else in the country). If you put forth an effort to speak the language and learn the customs, they're usually really nice. Also, I was floored by the professionalism and kindness from people selling stacks of hentai. It was great.
Oh fuck, I didn't even consider weight. Guess that shit goes in the carry on! And I was mostly worried since a couple of them have some loli stuff in them. Thanks for the heads up. I'm going through Canada on the way home, any idea how they are?
2 people in the thread already asked, I want to be as nice as I can to everyone.
Ah, I tried doing all my talking in moon so I guess it might be different. Also, had one chick try and do numbers in English (which I'm actually really quick with in moon) so me, her and her booth-mates had a good laugh as she tried repeating all the numbers in English.
No, thank God. I got off the train around 8, not sure when that went down.
All airports are basically the same - the people behind the machines are paid like shit and don't really care. Don't put stupid shit in there and nobody will be on your case.
I felt a bit bad not knowing much moon while in Japan. I knew a decent amount, but general fatigue from running about (it was summer which didn't help) and general social anxiety just made it disappear from my head. Still strikes me just how helpful people were despite that.
>they dont have 4chanx
I'm not gonna fullsize it for you fags
I've only had my bag searched on a single occasion, and it was because it had a bag of rice and a shitload of electronic cabling in it.
In hindsight I probably should have put the rice through separately.
Protip for anyone over there: Nakano Broadway is great for buying weeb shit. I preferred it to Akiba. There's a direct train line between the two, as well.
Is there much to see on the west coast of Japan? I've been around Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima, but I'm thinking of cutting to the north and west on my second trip.
Anon I think you fucked up. You got some 3DPD in your picture.
Cool, thanks again. Also my conversation moon is still really shit (most of my practice thus far has been reading) but being able to ask if you can look at something, how much it is, properly thanking them and then understanding them explaining stuff to you helps a fuckton.
I'm going to debind and scan it. As I said, I do Okusan and Hajiotsu so I'll throw a mediafire link or something next time we get a chapter done and I dump here (delays because of vacation, holidays for everyone and everyone being slammed at work pre-holidays, sorry).
Also, I'm scanning a couple more in for a friend. If people have a dying urge to see something else here scanned in that they don't think will end up on sadpanda, let me know here and I'll consider scanning it in.
Yeah it was a pretty good mix of men and women. I even saw some kawaii little girls that were way too innocent and nice to be there.
It'll get scanned. Get hype.
>Also how the fuck does lurking would help?
>does would help
And you obviously won't know that until you have lurked more and acquired the necessary knowledge.
So lurk moar, newfaggot.
Nakano is pretty great. What I end up doing each time I go to to mainland is check the site for anything specific I want and match it to the store I can get to easily by train. Either way I always make a habit to go there once a trip. Also hit up the Namco Land that's sorta tucked away near the entrance on the first floor. Lots of UFO catchers if that interests you.
They were like 10, I don't want to believe they were anything other than pure angels.
Thanks. Meeting with a professor at a top lab in a week, and if all goes well I'll go to school for free and snag a PhD from their best school, and hopefully land a nice job so I can stay here and live my weeb dreams.
Added to the list. Thanks.
You need to use an iron to melt the glue to debind the spine so you can separate the pages and scan them in.
Why should I? I did explain WHY you're a newfaggot. If you weren't new you would know how to help yourself.
You on the other hand have nothing to defend yourself. You should just shut up and do as you're told. Or fuck off.
>Sento's for rape
You can bet your ass I didn't touch a single one of those. Altough, I did get that Fei one, but his sameface is so bad I can't even begin to imagine them as the characters they're actually supposed to me.
I'll see how sadpanda looks by weeks end.
It's one part HAHA JAPAN WHO STEAL YOUR SHIT WE STEAL YOUR SHIT to two parts little man syndrome.
Basically, chinese weebs think that scanlating a doujin and not providing the raw is an eff-you to the Japanese (ignoring that it's also an eff-you to everyone else in the world who wants the raw to TL).
Never mind too that they hate Japan SO MUCH but paid for a doujin, scanned it, and translated it to their own language.
And then there's the small penis little man complex that most asians have, but chinese have in spades. The fact that the only copy of the doujin on the internet is theirs gets that 4 cm micropenis rock hard. You see this too where they watermark or add a stupid attachment to everything like on Mangafox. It's something that's only logical if you have a tiny dick and no talent.
tl;dr: E-Hentai should ban Chinese accounts that don't share raws.
>You see this too where they watermark or add a stupid attachment to everything like on Mangafox.
This shit is so obnoxious. You didn't do any work but you want to put your website URL on every fucking page.
China is truly the reddit of the world.
Let's try this again
>What a horrible subjective taste.
>I saw all those doujin
>without even looking at them
Without looking through them (usually you preview before buying stuff). Sorry.
Fuck I'm tired. Sleep now. I'll check the thread when I wake up, so as I said, put in any more requests for stuff to be scanned in that you see from what I bought.
>tfw when your buyer emails you saying he got EVERYTHING YOU WANTED
Damn straight man. That's a good feel. All those doujinshi. All the Keychains.
She got me even the fucking wall scroll which apparently was the last one available.
Is it to hard to ask for some
Man, I Don't know to shake your hand for buying that many doujinshi and being a legend, but if you;re buying that many I don't wanna know what that hands been doing
Some do and other's don't out of respect for the artist.
I had scripted by buyer somewhat poorly and I was lucky he didn't start purchasing dakis and what not
I went with doujin.dojin this time, the guy can't speak a word of english but he get's the job done for cheap. It was mostly Sento stuff and some other less vanilla works
I'm satisfied as fuck
I saw him mentioning that there were less orders than usual this time around but his prices are getting bit too high for me as I bulk buy.
Is someone going to scan this or do I have to buy it myself?
Fuck, I wanted a gay One Piece doujin but I hesitated too much, my nip level wasn't high enough for me to understand the buyers website and conditions, so I just didn't ask.
Fuck, I regret it so much. I hope someone will scan it or mandarake will have it.
>not knowing about /a/'s secret club
>or various tumblr and lvjournal groups
>even online readers like batoto, mangareader, mangafox, or mangapark have plenty of material
Sure's been tough for us.
That's sarcasm by the way. Stay mad.
You think sadpanda is a sekkrit club? Geez. And I'm already very well aware that tumblr is infested with fujoshit.
Still doesn't change the fact that a whole bunch of shoujo and yaoi from long-dead groups disappeared along with MT which frankly I am quite thankful for.
>Would like to know this as well, the guide in the buyfag general is pretty useless for ero stuff. Most of them are normalfag only
They really are just a bunch of casuals, aren't they.
>sadpanda is /a/'s sekkrit club
Lurk more, dumbass.
I may be a fujo, but I'm more knowledgeable about /a/ than you are. Fuck off newfag.
MT being taken down didn't make it any harder for me to find what I want. I know it's hard to believe for retards who stick to a single website like you, but it's the truth.
Can't we consumers all just get along?
Anon from >>119068444 here, I think I worded my question badly. I meant who is the cheapest proxy service for NSFW goods from japan. I know what shop I want to get the goods from, I just need someone to get it for me.
I assume with secret club then you're talking about some fujoshit circle, I wouldn't know since I don't browse your threads and I wish you wouldn't post in mine. And while MT has hardly been the place to download doujins a lot of urban fujoshit series without dual download links disappeared with it which is fact and which I am glad for.
The amount of cash being moved got too high and porn is no good for PayPal though there are ways around that. Payza and it's predecessor had trouble with credit cards because VISA and Mastercard blocked the service.
Nope, that's not what I'm referring to. I'm refering to the ftp /a/ created as a countermeasure to MT collapsing. The thread where everyone collaborated to create it and upload everything worthy of being saved was litteraly called mangatraders. It wasn't some kind of 'fujoshit' thread. That's why I'm calling you a newfag. Either that or you were too busy posting in a medakabox thread.
>And while MT has hardly been the place to download doujins a lot of urban fujoshit series without dual download links disappeared with it which is fact and which I am glad for
Whatever makes you happy. I don't care though. The stuff worthy of being saved was saved.
Just try and be happy from things that actually make people mad or sad, or even better, become a decent human being and stop relying on schadenfreude as your main source of joy. Because it's pathetic.
>urban fujoshit series
>I wish you wouldn't post in mine
Well that's too bad because this isn't tumblr or reddit and I can post as much as I want. Your opinion doesn't matter, whether you created the thread or not.
>he thread where everyone collaborated to create it and upload everything worthy of being saved was litteraly called mangatraders.
Fucking retard, I was in those threads with all the talk about unsalted passwords, blue getting ripped off, pointing out the austrian guy who were responsible and what-not. If by ''worthy of being saved'' you mean the few percentages people managed to gather before the site shut down then sure. And I don't even read medaka box, but nice projecting.
And it's kind of funny that a fujoshit who spends her time arguing about gay japanese porn on 4chan tells others to become decent human beings. Were you the one fujoshitter who posted that blog-image earlier in thread too?
Please keep posting because you're making my fucking year here.
>cool Utena yuri artist
Looking for mahouka, only two doujins are up on stores so far and they're both Mayumi and Miyuki threesomes. There should be one of Mizuki as well, but no luck so far. Got that there Blade Dance Est doujin from last comiket. A shame there's no new Cross Make in this comiket either. I don't know why I continue doing this, got 3 doujins scanned waiting for editing and another two debound. My backlog only grows.
>Fucking retard, I was in those threads with all the talk about unsalted passwords
I wouldn't want to project again, but it sure looks like you weren't able to access it because you're too dumb to create a password on irc.
>And it's kind of funny that a fujoshit who spends her time arguing about gay japanese porn on 4chan tells others to become decent human beings
I really don't see the slighest correlation between the two. Even if I were to spend "all my time" on it. How is it any different from you fapping to vanilla/lesbians/futa/hentai/rape/NTR/little girls ? Oh wait, it's different because it has deeecks dicks that don't belong to girls, dick that don't go into vaginas, ughhhh disgusting.
Tell your church about it if you're so sure to be a better human being than I am. I'm sure you'll get validation.
I'm not bragging about it, I've seen many people around /a/ refer to it as /a/'s secret and I didn't think someone who wouldn't get it by this description alone would actually know about it.
>I wouldn't want to project again, but it sure looks like you weren't able to access it because you're too dumb to create a password on irc.
Oh boy here we go, more projecting.
And I've never once called myself a decent human being, I just find it highly ironic that someone who is posting like a drama-queen and tries to look superior when arguing about Japanese gay porn on /a/ of all places is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
Sure. Here`s some of my loot. Forgive the lighting, but net cafes give you one small light per booth.
Have you guys tried MangaShoten? The guy lives in Japan and I believe his prices are fairly good. He's a cool guy too and is pretty quick with shipping stuff.
Had him order 500 bucks worth of doujins from Toranoana the past week.
Redistribution of child pronography might prove to be a problem you know.