Niigata Comic Market

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Niigata Comic Market
Status Active
Venue Toki Messe
Location(s) Niigata, Niigata
Country Japan
Inaugurated 1983

The Niigata Comic Market, commonly known as Gataket (ガタケット, gataketto), is a bimonthly dōjinshi comic book convention held in Niigata city in Japan. It is currently held at either Toki Messe or the Niigata-shi Sangyou Shinkou Center. It was first held in 1983, and between 7,000 and 10,000 people regularly attend each event. It is the largest dōjinshi comic market held on the Sea of Japan side of Japan.


After the Gataket secretariat inauguration in September 1982, the first Niigata Comic Market took place in January 1983. It had 46 direct participation circles and nine consignment participation circles.

On 14 November 1999, Gataket50 took place. Radio actor Tomokazu Seki and Miki Nagasawa were invited to participate in the event that commemorated the 50th holding and the toque event was held. Gataket100 took place in on 31 August 2008, featuring Radio actor Shūichi Ikeda and Tōru Furuya.

Comic market that relates to Niigata Comic Market[edit]

Gataket Special[edit]

Gataket where Cosplay is prohibited.

Cosplay Gataket[edit]

Gataket which is only of circles that relates to Cosplay.

Gataket in Nagaoka[edit]

Literary coterie magazine spot sale association held in Niigata Prefecture Nagaoka City. Nagaoka version of Gataket. It is chiefly held in Hive Nagaoka.

Gataket & Okaket[edit]

Comic market held in Niigata Prefecture Nagaoka City. Nagaoka version of Niigata Comic Market. It is held at Hive Nagaoka.

Niigata COMITIA[edit]

Niigata version of COMITIA.[1] The Gataket secretariat has held it.

It is held in an inside Toki Messe conference room or main hall twice a year, especially April and September.

Gataket shop[edit]

There is a dōjinshi and painting materials shop that the Gataket secretariat manages in downtown Niigata.

Niigata Manga Competition[edit]

The Niigata Manga Competition (にいがた漫画大賞, Niigata Manga Taishō) is a Manga contest held annually in Niigata City every September. It is sponsored by the Niigata Manga Competition planning committee. It is jointly sponsored by the Niigata Comic Market, the city of Niigata, and the Japan Animation and Manga College, a local vocational school in Niigata city. It has been held every year since 1998. It is unique because of the rarity of a local municipal government sponsoring a manga competition.[1]


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