Again At Tokyo ComicCon After A 5 12 months Absence



It might have been 5 years since I final attended Tokyo ComicCon however because of the Coronavirus pandemic I’ve solely really missed a few occasions in 2019 and 2022. Having acquired used to not going I can’t say I used to be ever actually planning to go this yr. It’s superb what the provide of a free ticket can do for altering one’s thoughts although so on a stunning sunny Friday (December eighth) morning I ventured on over to Makuhari Messe Conference Centre in Chiba Prefecture for the sixth official ComicCon occasion.

Little did I do know however the entrance was on the bottom ground and the exit was on the subsequent ground up. Sometimes I arrived on the latter and simply couldn’t discover a signal saying the place I may get in. Finally I situated it and entered with out an excessive amount of fuss however was instantly overwhelmed as common as soon as on the conference ground.

A giant attraction for a lot of at ComicCon is the chance to fulfill some film stars. This years visitors included Ewan McGregor, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mads Mikkelsen, Christopher Lloyd and Pom Klementieff amongst others…..not that I used to be going to ever see them!! In recent times the price of pictures and autographs has actually shot up placing them properly out of my worth vary. By no means say by no means although and if the precise particular person is current sooner or later then I’ll change my thoughts and splash the money.

Simply seeing this years particular visitors seem on the primary stage for the opening ceremony would have been passable for me. Nonetheless, the primary stage was so busy that I couldn’t get anyplace close to near the motion. In a uncommon sense of optmism on my half I noticed this as a superb alternative to go and see another stuff while such a big part of the entire viewers had been preoccupied with the ceremony.

Earlier than that although, lets begin with the displays that includes vehicles, costumes and props from some well-known motion pictures. There have been a couple of issues current at earlier ComicCons however I used to be actually glad to see fairly a couple of displays that I’d by no means seen earlier than just like the bus from ‘The Misplaced World; Jurassic Park 2‘ (1997).


The Harley Davidson Fats Boy and Honda XR100R bikes featured in one of the iconic scenes from ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day‘ (1991) whereby Arnie’s terminator rescues John Connor from the clutches of the seemingly unstoppable T-1000. The California location for that thrilling scene is one which I visited again in 2011.


The Tim Burton-directed ‘Batman‘ (1989) was the one which first acquired me into the character within the late 80s however has since been surpassed by the Christopher Nolan Darkish Knight trilogy so it was good to be reminded of that movie within the type of Jack Nicholson’s Joker outfit in addition to the Batmobile which was very nostalgic for me.


Having been to the ‘Bond in Movement’ exhibition in London in 2014 I’m no stranger to seeing automobiles from the 007 movies. Nonetheless, that was a good few years earlier than ‘No Time To Die‘ (2021) introduced the curtain down on Daniel Craig’s incarnation of the key agent, and the Aston Martin DB5 Junior from that movie might be seen.

Not solely that however the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish reproduction from ‘Die One other Day‘ (2002) was additionally on present. This notorious automotive possessed a reasonably foolish gimmick; the flexibility to successfully turn into invisible on the push of a button.


Regardless that it’s on present at each single Tokyo ComicCon a ‘Again To The Future‘ fan like myself can by no means utterly ignore a Delorean.


The Harley Davidson FLH-80 from ‘Rocky III‘ (1982) was first seen within the movie’s opening montage earlier than that includes extra prominently afterward.

The Knight Rider automotive is a staple of those conventions so I barely laid my eyes on it this time which is form of a disgrace as it’s an iconic automotive.

As for Star Wars, the lightsaber utilized by Ray Park as Darth Maul was on show together with a lifesize Darth Vader determine and three droids; R2-X2, R2-D2 and R2-BHD.


This was the primary time I’ve not cosplayed at a Tokyo ComicCon and to be sincere it simply wasn’t as a lot enjoyable. With many individuals (like me) solely in informal garments it does dilute the ambiance a bit. Perhaps it was simply because it was a Friday and all of the cosplayers had been at work and ready until the weekend.

Hanging out on the 501st Legion, Japanese Garrison and the Insurgent Legion cubicles was fairly good enjoyable and it was good to work together with different Star Wars followers. I even took half in a Star Wars quiz at one in every of them and fortunately acquired 100% of the questions right which entitled me to some free playing cards. In the identical space a bit afterward a load of Mandalorians congregated which supplied a superb photograph alternative.


With Christmas on the horizon it was no shock that there was one thing of a festive really feel to a couple of the costumes.

While I’m unlikely to ever return to the great outdated days of cosplaying at Tokyo ComicCon, I can nonetheless get some enjoyment out of such occasions in different methods like chatting to some folks within the Artists Alley, wanting on the merchandise on sale on the many vendor stands, seeing the displays or simply folks watching while taking within the ambiance.

Click on on the next hyperlinks for info on previous conventions attended…

Tokyo ComicCon 2018     Cosplaying At Tokyo ComicCon 2018

Tokyo ComicCon 2017     Cosplaying At Tokyo ComicCon 2017

Tokyo ComicCon 2016     Cosplaying At Tokyo ComicCon 2016

Assembly Two Sith At Tokyo ComicCon 2015     Cosplaying At Tokyo ComicCon 2015



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