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Visitors of Comiket 76 Empty Out ATM

by dtshyk
Aug 17, 2009 8:21 AM | 44 Comments
According to J-Cast, some ATMs of Japan Post Bank placed at Comiket 76 emptied out due to the extremely large amount of the withdrawal by the visitors. Japan Post Bank admitted the incident and apologized for the inconvenience. The ATMs were back to normal in a few hours.

Comiket 76 was held from August 14 - 16. The number of the visitors were 560,000 and set a new record.


Source: J-Cast

Picture of the waiting line of C76 (outside)
The waiting line (inside)

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"Otakus" like to spend money.

Aug 20, 2009 7:12 PM by Biofoxx

Plate said:
dtshyk said:
The ATMs were back to normal in a few hours.


Whoa, at large American conventions they just empty out after a day and then stay empty the whole weekend.

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Aug 18, 2009 5:33 PM by lucky6789

Cookie-chan said:
Ryuudou said:
canephalanx said:
What do you expect, its part of their culture. It'd be a miracle if a convention here where I live reaches a staggering 10k visitors.


Hehe in the US we have this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Daisy_Carnival

140k people not bad.

The SakuraCon n our state has almost 400,000 every year come


And a really beawoo commercial.

That's amazing! The Japanese government should make this a holiday of some sort so that they can at least make some sort of revenue off of this.

Aug 18, 2009 4:33 PM by ArtRodriguez

Plate said:
dtshyk said:
The ATMs were back to normal in a few hours.


Whoa, at large American conventions they just empty out after a day and then stay empty the whole weekend.


Yeah, I've experienced that first hand. Good thing they refilled those ATMs. I've been at cons where things reach a weird kind of crisis when all the ATMs are empty and you have to wander town to find one or something >.>

Aug 18, 2009 4:31 PM by internetotaku

Pralyn said:
Ryuudou said:
canephalanx said:
What do you expect, its part of their culture. It'd be a miracle if a convention here where I live reaches a staggering 10k visitors.


Hehe in the US we have this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Daisy_Carnival

140k people not bad.


And here in France: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Expo
July 2–5, 2009 >> Attendance: 164,000
It's not bad either considering France is not really a big country.

In Italy we have this: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucca_Comics_%26_Games (pfff, no English page. Seriously. >_>)
Attendance in 2008: 130,000+
I guess that's not bad either, but I'm loosing interest in the thing as the time passes. I went to Comiket once and that's the kind of thing I would be interested to.

LemonLyme said:
This is ridiculous(ly awesome).

^ What the guy said.

Aug 18, 2009 3:19 PM by Loxaris

YoshikoHatake said:
-longgasp-

Wow, I would have love to waited in line. *O*

This is a good note though, instead of taking money out of an ATM, take lots of money out that you would need the day before and hide it somewhere, discreet instead of a wallet so no one will rob you.


nobody is gonna rob you in Japan, I regularly walk about with 100,000+ yen

Aug 18, 2009 12:30 PM by Joe1991

That's incredible.

Aug 18, 2009 12:19 PM by Vizard

I'd laugh it was just one otaku doing this. POWER tO THE OTAKUS!!

Aug 18, 2009 9:30 AM by AnimeAttack

Conventions in my country hardly ever hit 400. ;-;

Aug 18, 2009 8:38 AM by Hikari_Tajiri

im not that surprised that this will happen...

Aug 18, 2009 7:52 AM by battleknight45

i got goose pumps when i saw the pic.. and my eyes got teary ..
this is just "WOW"
i hate crowded places.. and i hate waiting more..
those ppl are not from earth..

Aug 18, 2009 3:34 AM by yumiche

Anomalous said:
Never underestimate the power of geeks!

Nuff said.

Aug 18, 2009 2:59 AM by Xephifer

So many people... OMG.

Aug 18, 2009 2:47 AM by GREW

Anomalous said:
Never underestimate the power of geeks!

Aug 18, 2009 1:33 AM by villains

turkeymeister said:
supermario23 said:
Say what you want, but don't forget to be thankful to these hardworking otaku. Without them, the anime industry couldn't have lasted very long. They're the ones who carry the whole industry on their backs.

The problem is that the shows that make great money from merchandise very often aren't the shows that I'd like to see getting more support ><

The appearance of shows like K-ON, Sengoku Basra and Queen's Blade are a direct result of these peoples' spending habits.



Well, that's the problem, there.

Aug 18, 2009 12:53 AM by supermario23

supermario23 said:
Say what you want, but don't forget to be thankful to these hardworking otaku. Without them, the anime industry couldn't have lasted very long. They're the ones who carry the whole industry on their backs.

The problem is that the shows that make great money from merchandise very often aren't the shows that I'd like to see getting more support ><

The appearance of shows like K-ON, Sengoku Basra and Queen's Blade are a direct result of these peoples' spending habits.

Aug 18, 2009 12:13 AM by turkeymeister

loli_slayer said:
They haven't realized how much financial power the H has.


Let it be known the power of H!

Aug 17, 2009 11:20 PM by master-ling

dtshyk said:
The ATMs were back to normal in a few hours.


Did it run out again?

Aug 17, 2009 8:57 PM by Mr-Freeman

hmmmmmmmmm interesting

Aug 17, 2009 7:28 PM by sundeath

wakka9ca said:
Pralyn said:
Ryuudou said:
canephalanx said:
What do you expect, its part of their culture. It'd be a miracle if a convention here where I live reaches a staggering 10k visitors.


Hehe in the US we have this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Daisy_Carnival

140k people not bad.


And here in France: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Expo
July 2–5, 2009 >> Attendance: 164,000
It's not bad either considering France is not really a big country.


I think France holds the world's largest anime expo/convention outside of Japan....France was one of the first countries that embraced Japanese anime/manga culture (yes, China did that before but they were pirated goods)


Its a shame just over the pond in the UK, Anime is virtually unheard of, having an anime convention attracts really low numbers, the only thing that can measure up is the London MCM Expo I think, that has around 30,000+ people attending but that covers everything from geek culture; comics, movies, games and manga/anime..

Aug 17, 2009 7:22 PM by Kraker2k