DoKomi 2013: Germany’s Hottest Otaku Convention is Making History!

Beautiful maids from the Lucky Chocolate Maid Cafe

DoKomi is an otaku convention held in Düsseldorf, Germany. The name DoKomi comes from the Japanese words ドイツ (Doitsu) which means German and コミックマーケット (Komikku Maketto) which means Comic Market. In only four years, DoKomi has become the third largest convention of its kind in Germany. Each year the previous attendance record has been surpassed and over 9,000 visitors attended last year. DoKomi 2013 is expected to have over 11,000 attendees and will be held on May 18 and 19 at the Congress Center Düsseldorf.

DoKomi has achieved respect from German otaku and tourists for its cosplay entertainment. Approximately 80% of attendees cosplay, so whether you are having fun showing of your costume or checking out everyone elses, there is a ton of cosplay to enjoy. In fact, this year DoKomi will hold an interactive cosplay stage for the first time! Cosplayers can perform skits on their own or as part of a group. If you're a cosplayer, but acting is not your forte, you can dance the night away instead! The Dokomi Cosplay Ball has an elegant atmosphere and fitting music from anime and games. Two cosplayers are even chosen as the prince and princess of the ball!

Want something to eat? Just stop by the the Host Club or Maid Club! That’s right ladies and gentleman, they’ve got both! The Lucky Chocolate Maid Cafe boasts 30 adorable maids! Enjoy sweets while you play fun mini games with the maids and watch them dance and sing. Perhaps you’d rather enjoy a delicious cocktail or Japanese snack with a handsome male host? If so, visit the Sweet Spice Host Club and be treated like a princess or prince! Once you’ve refuelled, you can get back into all the action DoKomi has to offer!

DoKomi has far too many activities to discuss in depth, but we’d still like to list some of them! If any of them spark your interest, be sure to check out their official site for more information! Some activities include the J-Disco which is a fun party with live DJ’s, the retro game lounge that has over 1,000 titles to enjoy, and a speed-dating event called “date-THE-people” where you can find your otaku soulmate. Of course, there is also an artist alley and plenty of otaku goods to purchase. However, what may be more exciting than everything just noted is one of this year’s performers for the Main Stage!

Nano will be performing on the Main Stage at Dokomi 2013! For those who don’t know, Nano is a famous utaite singer! Utaite refers to a singer who covers songs and posts them to Nico Nico Douga under the “Utattemita” category. DoKomi 2013 will be the first convention in Europe to have the honor of Nano performing! This extremely famous Japanese singer can speak both Japanese and English. Her talented vocals and tomboyish style have gathered fans worldwide. In fact, TOM just wrote an article about her! You can check the article out here: http://t-otaku-m.com/147EU3y.

Whether you will be visiting Germany, or live nearby, we recommend you attend DoKomi 2013! With the many activities, passionate staff, and friendly attendees, you are sure to have a blast! Check out all the links below for more information, including hours, location, and ticket information for the event!

DoKomi Official Site:
http://www.dokomi.de/en/

Hours and Location:
http://www.dokomi.de/en/event/when-and-where/

Ticket Information:
http://www.dokomi.de/en/event/tickets/

Lucky Chocolate Maid Cafe Official Site:
http://www.luckychocolate.de/ (German)

Sweet Spice Host Club Official Site:
http://www.sweetspice.de/ (German)

This is a TokyoOtakuMode original article.

DoKomi always has plenty of otaku goods for sale.
DoKomi always has plenty of otaku goods for sale.
Guests wait in anticipation for the next performer on the Main Stage!
Guests wait in anticipation for the next performer on the Main Stage!
Beautiful maids from the Lucky Chocolate Maid Cafe
Beautiful maids from the Lucky Chocolate Maid Cafe
Handsome young men from the Sweet Spice Host Club
Handsome young men from the Sweet Spice Host Club
Dance the night away at the Cosplay Ball!
Dance the night away at the Cosplay Ball!
This year, Nano will perform on the Main Stage at DoKomi!
This year, Nano will perform on the Main Stage at DoKomi!

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