Hundreds of thousands attend Tokyo comic convention

The Comic Market (Comiket) 96 event in Tokyo drew about 200,000 attendees on its third day on Sunday (August 11) as fans of manga, anime and cosplayers flocked to the Tokyo Big Sight venue.

The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported on Sunday that 11 people at the event were taken ill with suspected heatstroke and were taken to hospital

The temperature on Sunday in Tokyo reached 35.5°C (96°F).

The final day of the event will be on Monday.