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DoKomi, Germany’s largest Anime and Japan Expo

An overview of one of the most important conventions in the European fan scene

Hello from Manga Planet! We are an online manga subscription service, as well as a news website for anime, manga, cosplay and other Japanese pop culture-related content.

We are starting a new section introducing anime and manga events being held all over the world and we are kicking off with DoKomi, Germany’s largest Anime and Japan Expo!

DoKomi

 

What is DoKomi?

Boasting of 55,000 visitors spread out within two days jam-packed with events, DoKomi (short for “Doitsu Komiket” or “Germany Comic Market”) is Germany’s largest Anime and Japan Expo!

Located in the heart of Germany’s largest Japanese community in Dusseldorf, DoKomi offers a one-of-a-kind experience for J-content enthusiasts. From gaming to cosplay to J-Music, DoKomi provides a safe space for fans of culture to revel in fandom.

 

Event Highlights

For fans of the arts, DoKomi hosts the largest in-event Artist Alleys in all of Europe. With over 700 artists, fashion creator booths and other fandom-related projects, DoKomi is sure to cater to fans of every kind of Japanese content.

DoKomi Artist Alley

Japanese music enthusiasts can also bop to the beat as DoKomi hosts the biggest J-Rave event featuring world-renowned DJs hailing from Japan. For those looking for something more “classic”, the famous Cosplay Ball, provides an opportunity for cosplayers to dance to their hearts’ content, while in full cosplay regalia!

DoKomi - Cosplay Ball

“Welcome Master!” Experience luxury as DokoMi’s ever popular Maid Cafe and Butler Cafe, provides a unique dining experience with beautiful maids and dashing butlers serving up your orders.

DoKomi Maid Cafe

No J-culture event will be complete without Cosplay! DoKomi provides a prime venue for cosplayers to play around take impressive photos with the 3D photo booths. For those aiming to improve their crafts, DoKomi also hosts a variety of workshops so that visitors can have fun while learning.

DoKomi Fans

Having been voted as “Germany’s Most Favorite Convention” three times in a row (and aiming for a fourth time!), DoKomi is indeed a noteworthy event and it only becomes bigger and better with each event.

Have you been to DoKomi? Tell us about your experience in the comments on our Twitter account! We’d love to hear from you!

DoKomi 2020 Details

Dates May 23-24, 2020
Place Trade Fair Düsseldorf (Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61 40474 Düsseldorf Germany)
Get Tickets https://www.dokomi.de/en/ticketshop
Official Site https://www.dokomi.de/en

Next week, we will be publishing our one-on-one interview with Mr. Andreas Degen, co-CEO of AkibaDreams GmbH, organizers of DoKomi!

 

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