I’m finally back again~
Actually, I’ve been back in Germany for about a week now, as some of you might have noticed, since I started replying to the comments again.
Since it was, yet again, a trip to none other than Japan, I thought why not tell you about it? Some of you might be interested, so there you go~
First of all, it was “only” a 10-day-long trip, just like we did last year as well. Well, since this is still an anime-related blog, I’m gonna skip the parts about the amazing food, scenery, and tourist spots, in general, and get right to the things you might find a little more important.
For me, this trip was, of course, mostly a way to find all the yuri stuff that I couldn’t get pretty much anywhere else, as well as finding new yuri stories to read. As you may know, I don’t speak much Japanese, so right now, it’s more like I’m just looking at the pictures of the manga and doujinshi I bought, but I might have a solution for that, since I have a few friends who could translate some works and let me then edit them for you to see as well. Just to get you hyped a little, we might start working on the following titles (and many more):
So the things I bought include the one’s I’ve just showed you, as well as quite a few others, such as these:
I got most of the doujinshi you see, directly at Comiket. We went there on all three days, and yet again, met a lot of awesome yuri artists. Takemiya Jin and Amano Shuninta were present again, on the first day. Takemiya’s line was pretty damn long, so it wasn’t that easy to get one of her works. Amano’s booth, on the other hand, was surprisingly empty. That seriously surprised me, since her works are all pretty damn amazing. Well, this actually made it possible to see Amano in action, meaning that we could watch her work on some new manga/doujinshi, which was amazing!
The second day was pretty much my personal Akaga heaven, with one whole section of artists lining up that only sold Akaga goods. Unfortunately, my favorite artist Nekomura wasn’t present this time, but I think the sheer amount of Akaga goodness that I could feast on was enough to make up for it~
Day Three, or “lewd day”, as I like to call it, had some more variety to offer, and I yet again bought… a lot… what a surprise, right? I met awesome lewd artist Isya again, bought my new favorite NozoEri doujin, “Encore!” by Mushiyaki, and discovered new amazing artists, such as Solala, who released NozoEri and NicoMaki doujinshi that are both amazing~ Other than that, I also got a glimpse of Monaco Meister, or Kodama Naoco, but admittedly, I don’t remember much, since it might have been a little too exciting for me…. Oh well….
So yeah, that’s what I’ve experienced at Comiket, though that is of course not all there is to the trip. Another big part of why Tokyo is such an amazing place for anime and especially for doujinshi fans are three shops you should probably keep in mind: Toranoana, Melonbooks and Comic ZIN. All three of them have a huge variety of manga, doujinshi, and other anime-related goods. As for yuri stuff, you’ll probably find something in each and every of these shops, though, be warned, especially in case of some Toranoana shops, you might find yourself unknowingly walking into an all-yaoi store, just as I did.
The best shop to find yuri works is definitely Comic ZIN. They seriously have almost everything you can think of, be it old or new. I found myself standing in front of 3 huge bookshelves filled with all kinds of yuri works, some I had never even heard of. Walk a little further, and you’ll stand in front of yet another bookshelf, this time filled with lewd yuri anthologies. And in yet another corner, you’ll find yuri doujinshi. I seriously felt like I was in heaven~
Finally, just like last time, I’d like to mention that Love Live! is still as huge as it could be. There are posters everywhere, like literally everywhere. I couldn’t walk for more than a few meters before being greeted by yet another one of the 9 members. This is especially bad in Akihabara, where every other shop plays their music out of speakers that should probably never be set to such a high volume. Well, I’m not complaining about this in the slightest, but I guess the hype for this show might be a little too big for me to understand. Still, what can I say, as long as this means that there are going to be more NozoEri doujinshi, I’m all good~
I guess that’s all I have to say right now, but feel free to ask questions if you want to know about anything~