News 180,000 Attend Comic Market 81's 3rd Day
posted on 2011-12-31 11:50 EST
An estimated 180,000 people came to the third day of this year's Comic Market 81 event in Tokyo on Saturday. That is about 20,000 less people than last winter's Comic Market 79's attendance on its third day. 150,000 attended Comic Market 81's first day on Thursday, and 170,000 attended the second day.
Comic Market 81 reported an attendance total of 500,000 across all three days. Comic Market does not have turnstiles or unique passes for visitors, so a person who attends all three days would be counted three times.
Comic Market 79's attendance total last winter was 520,000, and Comic's Market 80's attendance total this past summer was 540,000. The committee that runs Comic Market cited the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster and the unprecedented high yen for the drop in overseas visitors.
Comic Market 82 will run from August 10 to August 12 next year at the same location, the Tokyo Big Sight event center.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web