Attendance Dropped by 20,000 at Comic Market 80

posted on 2011-08-14 23:57 EDT

An estimated 200,000 people came to the third day of this year's Comic Market 80 event in Tokyo on Friday, tying the record for the most visitors on one day. However, the total attendance for this summer's event was 540,000, compared to the 560,000 that came to the Summer Comic Market events of 2009 and 2010. The 20,000-visitor decline is the largest year-to-year drop for a summer Comic Market since 2006's Comic Market 70 (430,000 visitors) attracted 50,000 fewer people than the previous summer's event. The event organizers cited the effects of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster.

Comic Market 81 will take place at the same Tokyo Big Sight event center from December 29 to 31.

(A person who came to all three days of Comic Market would be counted three times, under the tallying system it uses.)

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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