Kuroko’s Basketball Doujinshi Event “Kuroket” to Be Held By Comic Market Preparatory Committee


The Comic Market Preparatory Committee announced that on March 29, 2015, it will hold the event Kuroket which focuses on the popular manga Kuroko’s Basketball. They will also have help from Akaboo and Studio You. Kuroket will be held at Makurai Messe during another event called “Comiket Special 6 - Otaku Summit 2015,” which is held once every five years and is also put on by the Comic Market Preparatory Committee as a special event that is different from the summer and winter Comiket. Its characteristic is that its unique theme changes each time.

It is quite unusual for the Comic Market Preparatory Committee to combine events that focus on just one work. The reason for holding the event stems from the string of terrorist threats regarding Kuroko’s Basketball that broke out in 2012. The suspect was apprehended in December 2013 and the terrorist threats stopped, but during that time many events related to Kuroko’s Basketball were cancelled due to the threats. According to the Comic Market Preparatory Committee, there was even an unmistakable absence of Kuroko’s Basketball doujinshi at Comic Market 83. Since the incident has been resolved, they began to consider having a Kuroko event, and they made it happen with help from Akaboo and Studio You.

The Comic Market Preparatory Committee explained their thoughts on the project, saying that they wanted to share the joy of being able to freely express a genre of interest through sponsoring this doujinshi event for circles and individuals. Due to the series being popular and the sympathy people will have for the theme, there will likely be a large turnout on the day of the event.

Kuroket will be held on March 29, 2015 from 11:00 - 16:00 at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Center. They will begin recruiting participants to fill the 1,000 artist spaces in August. From this number, it seems the event will be quite a large scale. Cosplay is permitted at the event, and there is no doubt that it will be a day of fun for fans of Kuroko’s Basketball. A website for the event has also already opened. Announcements will be made there from here on.

Date: 3/29/2015 (Sun.) 11:00 - 16:00
Venue: Makuhari Messe International Convention Center
Scale: 1,000 artist spaces (applications will be accepted beginning in August), cosplay permitted
Sponsors: Kuroket Executive Committee (Comic Market Preparatory Committee, Akaboo, Studio You)

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Source: animeanime

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