Spring is upon us and that in itself has a certain significance. For most, it means the dreadful winter cold has finally passed making it okay to not need the parka and gloves anymore. In Japan, it signifies the end of the school year leading to perhaps many a tearful graduation scene amongst the blooming cherry blossoms. For us at Hendane!, it means the convention season is in full swing and life living in a suitcase is but a harsh reality.
On an entirely different note, spring brings us the fun and excitement of Comic1☆3, as you can imagine, the 4th iteration of the Comic1 doujinshi event. Much like its older brethren, Comic Market (aka Comiket), Comic1 takes place at Tokyo Big Site and occupies halls East 4-6. Though it only occupies a fourth of the space Comiket uses, it is nothing to scoff at. According to the official after report, the previous year’s event brought in over 2500 participating circles and 25,000 attendees. This year’s event will have 3000 spaces available for circles so it’s anybody’s guess how much the attendance will grow this time.
Hendane! will have troops on the ground to attend the event and we will use that opportunity to test out our new request system. Hit the jump for more information on that. (more…)