Comment on Comiket Numbers Plunge – “Comiket is Finished” by Kinny Riddle:
Exactly. 20,000-30,000 out of 500,000-560,000 is like a fluctuation of around 5-10%. I would be more alarmed if the fall in attendance is over 50,000, so all this hysterical doom mongering is a bit OTT if you ask me.
I went yesterday on the 3rd day and the place looked rather packed to me. Though I did noticed there weren’t that many Caucasian visitors around this time around, so the high yen excuse might actually have some weight. And you’d be surprised by the amount of doom mongering in foreign media reports about how Japan is becoming inhabitable after the 3-11 quake and nuke incident. While it may not stop the very devoted “gaijin ota” from coming , it might just be enough to deter the more gullible and less informed ones.
Recent comments by Kinny Riddle:
- D-Frag! Moe Angelic Nurse Anime:
＼（Ｔ∇Ｔ）／ /Funa-bori! Funa-bori! Funa-bori! Funa-bori! ＼（Ｔ∇Ｔ）／ (Cue Funabori blushing like mad)
- Imouto Okashii Sexually Stimulating Anime:
This episode was sorta slow in pacing and PLOT, but just as I thought I was going to fall asleep on this one, the MGS end segment got me wide awake. LMAO Pretty much captured the codec atmosphere and Snake’s movement in the game in the PS1-PS2 era. XD
- D-Frag! Dangerous Oppai Anime:
Takao is so sweet and deliciously bouncy, but: Funabori! Funabori! / She’s such an angel. <3
- Ex-Japanese PM: English “An Enemy Language”:
Correction: The new Tokyo governor Masuzoe, while an LDP stooge, is actually quite mild compared to the xenophobic crap that was Ishihara, which not even the LDP could control. Besides, Masuzoe was running against yet another protege of Ishihara’s called Tamogami, who can match Ishihara in terms of batshit craziness.
- Sekai De Ichiban on Conan O’Brien:
I wouldn’t be surprised if the research staff from Conan O’Brien are regulars here on SanCom.