“AKIBA” is now virtual! “Virtual Akihabara” will be the venue for the virtual event for comics, ComicVket 1, during August 13th through August 16th .

 HIKKY Co., Ltd. (HQ: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan CEO: Yasushi Funakoshi, Official website: https://www.hikky.life) will hold a comic convention “ComicVket1” on virtual reality (VR) space for 4 days from August 13th to August 16th, JST (japan standard time). The venue for this event, Virtual Akihabara, will be public for the first time. 
* More detail information for the virtual music convention “MusicVket 1” that will be held at the same time will be announced soon. 

 [“Virtual Akihabara” is the venue!]

 The venue place for ComicVket 1 is at “Virtual Akihabara” which was made based on the actual city Akihabara in Japan. Even in COVID-19 situation, participants can stay at home and enjoy the event and window shopping by accessing the center of the source of comic culture.
Virtual Akihabara venue (under construction)

To hold a virtual comic convention at the center of comic content, even in the situation where many convention events are canceled, the Virtual Akihabara was produced based on the 3D city model data provided by Zenrin Co., Ltd which conducts researches, productions, and sales of map information. 

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Virtual Akihabara venue (under construction)

In “Virtual Akihabara”, visitors will see 60 stores that actually exist in Akihabara including the restaurant and appliance stores, and visitors can get some introductions of those stores and discount coupons. Even in this difficult situation to go out, customers can keeep having some connections with actual stores through the virtual space.  

 [What is ComicVket]

ComicVket is a comic convention on virtual space. Visitors can go around the booths, buy fan books (Doujinshi), and socialize with other participants including exhibitors. The event can be accessible not only from VR devices but also smartphones and/or PC. The main feature of this event is that those who do not have many experience with VR can easily join and enjoy the event. The exhibiting items could be purchased as digital books (PDF) or physical books through online shopping. Visitors can try the samples at the booths and purchase the favorite ones from each sales website. “ComicVket 0” was held as a test event on 4/10/2020 through 4/12/2020, and a total of 25,000 people visited the event.
The main visual of ComicVket 1

  Like the actual comic convention, vendors can stand at their booths and meet people, and also all participants can enjoy socializing by voice chat. The venue has the photo booths and visitors can enjoy taking photos at the venues. 

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Venue for ComicVket 0. The venue for this event will be at Virtual Akihabara.

 [382 exhibitor group and 60 exhibiting companies at ComicVket 1]

 A total of 382 exhibitor groups and 60 exhibiting companies join ComicVket1. At the center of the venue, there is a official shop booth of Toppan Printing Co., Ltd called “MEET MY GOODS”. In “MEET MY GOODS”, they introduce T-shirts, mugs, and primagraphy® with exhibitors’ works. Also, visitors can add ComicVket logo on those goods and enjoy the window shopping and purchase from the sales website.
*Primagraphy® : The general term for high quality digital art print that blends Giclee printing technology and Toppan color management technology. Primagraphy is the trademark of Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

  Other than Toppan Printing Co., Ltd, a variety of stores such as cafe, restaurants, appliance stores, and companies, in actual Akihabara join this event including HP Japan Inc., Zenrin Co., Ltd., Don Quijote Co., Ltd., Melonbooks Co., Ltd., Toranoana Inc., Kotobukiya Co., Ltd., TSUKUMO, Kaiten Books LLC, Mokuri Project, and Akihabara Area Tourism Organization Ltd.

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Akihabara Caligari, Smiley Crepes, JT STUDIO Akihabara, Dospara Akihabara, AKIHABARA JAPAN, Nagomi Style Cafe AKIBA, Nagomi Chaya Musume, Rougetsukan, New Generation Wallpaper Laboratory, ACOS, Lashinbang Co., Ltd, Gamers Main Store Akihabara, Assist Cosplay Wig Shop, Akiba.TV/Akiba Deep Travel, K-BOOKS Inc.,  Shosen Book Tower, Mori no Suzune, Yokohama Iekei Ramen Ikkaku-ya, 1st PLACE, Daruma no me, Kindom of Teppan Akihabara, Passionate Suta Meshi Don Don, Keigo Inoue, Niku Sushi Akihabara, Dlsite, Card Kindom Online shop, Jungle Akihabara, Yo-yo shop spin gear, Active AKIBA Batting Cage Center, Virtual at-home cafe, Akiba Palette Town, RGUILD, Maidereamin, Akihabara Maid Cafe Candy Land, Melt Asleep, Rabbit Lovers Café, PC SHOP Ark Co., Ltd,  Akihabara Voice Cafe Bar, Ci-en, HEY (Hirose Entertainment Yard), Gift Shop The AkiBa, Tucano’s Grill, CosFit, Tonkotsu Ramen Hakata Furyu, CARDMAX, ALBA Curry Akihabara, LILIAN PLIAN, ROBOTROBOT, Carl’s Jr. Akihabara.

  [Event Information] 

◆Event date:8/13/2020 11:00 JST – 8/16/2020 17:00 JST
◆Exhibitors Capacity:382 exhibitor groups
◆Exhibiting Companies:60 companies
◆Sales method:Digital books download or paper book online shopping
◆Other notes:Only for all-age
 ※For Fan fiction or derivative works (Doujin),  please display or distribute works based on the exhibitors’ responsibility of the terms, guidelines, and statements of the groups or individuals who own the intellectual property right of the original works for the derivative works.
 ◆Official HP:
◆Official Twitter:

 [How to Join] 

To join the events on virtual space, visitors need to use the service so-called “VR platforms”. ComicVket will let people choose their favorite platform based on the purpose and devices of the participants. 


・VRChat https://vrchat.com
・cluster https://cluster.mu/
・STYLY https://styly.cc/ja/
Please refer to ComicVket website to see the characteristics of each venue and access method.
[For contacts and inquiries about ComicVket and MusicVket]
[ComicVket] :
[MusicVket] :

[About HIKKY Co., Ltd. (or VR HIKKY)]

 HIKKY is a “VR corporate” who aims to increase the opportunity for the creators to be active on social VR region. As a member of leading creators of the entertainment VR world, we are launched to find and grow the creators and development of this field. We will be continuing to consider creators first and lead the “new culture” and the “economic sphere” on VR space as the global company first coming from Japan.
Representative: Yasushi Funakoshi
HQ: Ebisu ST Bld.2F, 3-24-2, Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 150-0011
Founded on: May 1st, 2018