Comifuro

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Comic Frontier, also widely known as Comifuro (abbreviated as CF) is a dōjinshi convention held bi-annually in Jakarta, Indonesia.[1][2][3][4]

Comifuro
Comic Frontier logo.svg
Comic Frontier 12 Crowd.jpg
"Indonesia Dōjin Market"
StatusActive
GenreDōjinshi convention
Frequencybi-annually
VenueBalai Kartini
Location(s)South Jakarta, Jakarta
CountryIndonesia
Inaugurated15 July 2012
Most recent22–23 February 2020
Next eventTBD
Attendance13,000 (CF9)
ActivityMarketplace, industry floor, cosplay
Websitehttps://comifuro.net

HistoryEdit

 
Comic Frontier entrance

The convention was founded by several students from the University of Indonesia, with the first convention held in 2012. It was then called Comic Frontier Akipa x Gelar Jepang and 35 circles participated.[4]

Originally a part of Gelar Jepang, a Japanese cultural event organised by Japanese Language Study Centre of University of Indonesia, Comifuro was spun-off as a standalone event since its third convention.[4]

Comifuro is a member of the International Otaku Expo Association, a global association of expos and events that feature otaku culture.[5]

ProfileEdit

 
Circle booths during Comic Frontier 11
 
Closing performance by OTAGROOVE during Comic Frontier X

Comifuro has a wide range of activities and participants,[6] from the dōjin marketplace, cosplay show, corporate booth, music performance, and talkshow discussing creative industries (particularly comic and animation) in Indonesia.[7][8] The convention has been influenced in design and spirit by the Japanese Comiket convention.[4]

The dōjin marketplace is filled by circles, with a wide range of fandoms represented.[9] The cosplay show is another mainstay, with many cosplayers from Indonesia and abroad participating.[10] The music performance is on the main stage and consists of a karaoke session, acoustic guitar performance, anison, and DJ performance.[11]

Local comic publishers, like reON and CIAYO usually have portfolio review session where aspiring writers can submit their manuscripts.[9]

Comifuro is typically held on Saturday and Sunday, bi-annually each year. Ticket sales start in the morning before the gate opens at 9:30, with the ticket gate closing at 17:00. The dōjin marketplace and other activities are open until closing at 18:00.[12]

Due to COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia, Comifuro was only held once in 2020. Upcoming event will need to wait until Jakarta government reallow exhibition and mass-gathering.

EventsEdit

No. Year Date Venue Note Ref
1 2012 15 July University of Indonesia (held as a part of Gelar Jepang) [4]
2 2013 7 July [13]
3 28–29 December University of Indonesia (standalone event) First standalone event and first two-day event [4]
4 2014 6–7 September Gelanggang Remaja, East Jakarta [14]
5 2015 24 January SMESCO Exhibition Hall [15]
6 22–23 August [8][16]
7 2016 30–31 July First edition with ticket [17]
8 2017 21 January Integrity Convention Center [18]
9 2–3 September Balai Kartini Featuring three cosplayers: Aliga, Ying, and Nemesia [19][20][21]
X (10) 2018 3–4 March 10th anniversary event [1][11][22]
11 18–19 August Incorporating Shadowverse Indonesia Circuit esports tournament [3][23]
12 2019 23–24 February [9][10]
13 7–8 September[a] [24][25]
14 2020 22-23 February First edition using Rafflesia Grand Ballroom, resulting in expanded exhibition space
15 2021 TBD

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Originally scheduled on 10–11 August, but later rescheduled because of scheduling conflict with Eid Adha.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Siap-Siap, Comic Frontier 10 akan Digelar Bulan Maret 2018!". DUNIAKU Network (in Indonesian). Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Comifuro X Akan Kembali Digelar di Balai Kartini - KAORI Nusantara". KAORI Nusantara (in Indonesian). Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Event Comifuro 11 Siap Digelar Agustus 2018 - KAORI Nusantara". KAORI Nusantara (in Indonesian). Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Comic Frontier, Comiket Ala Indonesia". CIAYO Blog (in Indonesian). 4 September 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  5. ^ "I.O.E.A Member List". I.O.E.A (International Otaku Expo Association). Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Comifuro Frequently Asked Question". Comic Frontier (in Indonesian). Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  7. ^ Reynaldi, Videtra (2 February 2017). "Comifuro 8: The Home of Comics and Doujin Creators". KAORI Nusantara in English. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  8. ^ a b BeritaSatu (23 August 2015), Comifuro, Perkumpulan Pecinta Komik dan Animasi (in Indonesian), retrieved 10 May 2019
  9. ^ a b c "Februari 2019, Comic Frontier 12 Akhirnya akan Kembali Hadir! - KAORI Nusantara". KAORI Nusantara (in Indonesian). Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  10. ^ a b FSPlus (24 February 2019). "Comifuro 12 – Sebuah Cacatan, Akankah Menjadi Lebih Baik Lagi?". GwiGwi (in Indonesian). Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Comifuro X: Ramai, Sejuk, Namun Tetap Penuh dengan Hiburan". DUNIAKU Network (in Indonesian). Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  12. ^ tvOneNews (24 February 2019), Pameran Komik Jepang Comic Frontier Digelar di Jakarta (in Indonesian), retrieved 10 May 2019
  13. ^ Comic Frontier 2 Official Programme. 7 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Comic Frontier (Comifuro) 4, 6-7 September 2014 - KAORI Nusantara". KAORI Nusantara (in Indonesian). Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Sambut Acara Pasar Kreatif Comic Frontier 5 - KAORI Nusantara". KAORI Nusantara (in Indonesian). Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Sambut Acara Pasar Kreatif Comic Frontier 6 - KAORI Nusantara". KAORI Nusantara (in Indonesian). Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  17. ^ "Sambut Acara Pasar Kreatif Comic Frontier 7 - KAORI Nusantara". KAORI Nusantara (in Indonesian). Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  18. ^ "Comic Frontier (Comifuro) 8, 21 Januari 2017 - KAORI Nusantara". KAORI Nusantara (in Indonesian). Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  19. ^ "Comic Frontier (Comifuro) 9, 2-3 September 2017 - KAORI Nusantara". KAORI Nusantara (in Indonesian). Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  20. ^ "Comifuro 9 adalah Event Terpanas Tahun Ini!". DUNIAKU Network (in Indonesian). Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Drama Cosplayer Aliga di Comifuro 9, dan Kurang Cermatnya Sebagian Netizen di Indonesia". DUNIAKU Network (in Indonesian). Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Comic Frontier X Dipenuhi oleh beragam Circle". HOBIKU.NET (in Indonesian). 12 March 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  23. ^ "Comic Frontier 11 Hadirkan Turnamen E-Sport Shadowverse Indonesia Circuit". HOBIKU.NET (in Indonesian). 15 August 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  24. ^ "Bentrok Idul Adha, Comic Frontier 13 Umumkan Tanggal Pengganti". Nawala Karsa Indonesia (in Indonesian). 23 April 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  25. ^ Kusumanto, Dody (23 April 2019). "Comic Frontier 13 Diundur ke Bulan September 2019". KAORI Nusantara (in Indonesian). Retrieved 10 May 2019.

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