The Comic Market Committee announced that it will require attendees to the event Comic Market (Comiket) 99 that show a vaccination test or a negative PCR test. Earlier this month, the Japanese government lowered attendance limits for large-scale events, such as concerts or sporting events, to 5,000 attendees or 50% of capacity across the country.
The Comic Market Committee announced in August that the Comiket 99 it would be a face-to-face event. The event will be held on December 30 and 31 at the Tokyo Big Sight in its East, West and South pavilions. In that announcement, the committee stated that the event would likely restrict participation to several tens of thousands of people per day. Staff said they will likely implement a lottery system for purchasing passes in advance.
The event was originally planned for last winter, but was then delayed until the 2021 Golden Week holidays (which took place in April and May) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and scheduling issues considering that the East Showroom Tokyo Big Sight would not be available until fall 2021 due to Tokyo 2020 Olympics. However, the Comic Market Committee again postponed the event in March due to COVID-19.