The All-Genre Online Doujinshi Marketplace, NEOKET, was held on January 30th, 2021.
Participants were able to join the doujinshi market digitally, using a 3D avatar model as their stand-in.
This was the first round of NEOKET. It received a huge number of circle applications, of which about 200 were selected. Approximately 5,000 people were able to experience the event itself. Within Japan, it ranked 7th most-trending on Twitter the day of the event. Despite the first round presenting challenges, it ended up being a huge success.
This article will showcase some of the comments and thoughts of NEOKET’s circle participants.
NEOKET, the day of the event!
After the event, there was a circle exchange party. Circle representatives could talk about the event together and praise each other for their hard work.
There was also a rock-paper-scissors tournament with prizes such as Amazon gift cards.
Comments from some of the circle vendors!
And it was even more fulfilling, since I didn’t have to think about handling money. I could just focus on handling my circle booth and I had more time to enjoy the event too!
I thought it was super awesome! I was able to remember just what exactly I want from “events”, from the passion within the venue itself, to being able to meet with other artists, to encountering both artists and works I’ve never seen before.
I’m really looking forward to seeing how things develop from here!
While I’m known for doing all my activities virtually as a virtual artist myself, my wish of being able to directly interact with my fans to distribute my works was finally granted! I’m glad I was able to participate and the joy of creating works is one of my memories.
The creator scene on January 30th, 2021 will be known as a day in history.
It was a great honor for me to be a part of the first NEOKET as a circle participant!