220.000 tickets sold, over 400.000 attendance in town, 900 reporters, 700 stands, 75.000 square meters of exposition sites. These are some of the numbers of 2015 Lucca Comics&Games fair, an event that now ranks first in Europe and second in the world after Tokyo Comiket.

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As it always happens since the last few years, I spent a few days (and a bunch of hard-earned money) at the fair, and here I am, once again, to report what I saw.


The events are, of course, mainly focused on comics but naturally also movies and TV series are a big hit so there where many stands devoted to upcoming blockbusters such as Batman VS Superman and, above all, Star Wars Episode VII.

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As usual, the biggest stand of the fair is devoted to games, being them cards, board games or consoles/computers related.

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Dozens of other shops where dedicated to comics, action figures, exhibitions, CG workshops and the likes, with authors selling and signing their novel or manga books.

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Lucca Comics is an all-around fair that also hosts living “demigods” like Japanese director Mamoru Oshii and a big part of the fair is hosted inside a park which during the event is renamed as “Japan Town”.

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An insane number of cosplayers is always present and, after its last day, the fair did leave me very satisfied, albeit nearly broke. The followings are a few pictures of what I bought.

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A mention of honour goes, as far as I am concerned, to Maj. Motoko Kusanagi plastic figurine, a masterpiece that dates back to Masamune Shirow’s “Ghost in the Shell: Man-Machine Interface 2.0” manga.

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The following videos, take from the fair official YouTube Channel, a report in brief what just happened during those four incredible days.

The First Day

The Second Day

The Third Day

The Last Day

Thank you for reading.

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4 thoughts on “Lucca Comics and Games, 2015

  1. Very , very cool stuff!

    Littlebut hard to see what you bought but it is clear that you bought quite a bit ?

    Thanks for tempting me for the third time … Grrrrr

    I hope to be there next year!

  2. @Tony,

    I’ll see if I manage to add more pictures, but I basically bought a few movies from “Ghost in the Shell” series (now my collection is COMPLETE!), the entire “Steins;Gate” animated series, “Star Wars complete collection” (all 6 movies), a book about japanese robot collectibles (1963-1978) and other stuff including japanese cakes (mochi and dorayaki!!).
    I also bought a few movies from “Studio Ghibli” that were still missing from my shelves. 🙂

    And yes, you really should come. Next year will be the “50th Anniversary” and the fair will span on 5 days instead of the usual 4.

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