Secrets of the Manga
In right-to-left reading order, references in the Otaking Edition manga include:
Comiket 24 guidebook:
The reporter is depicted as a "foreigner" stereotype, with light-colored hair, blue eyes, square jaw and a big nose.
Comiket 88 was held during August 14-16, 2015 at the Tōkyō Big Sight. To commemorate the 88th Comic Market, Area 88 author Shintani Kaoru offered to draw the cover illustration for the event guidebook.
Area 88 is a military manga by Shintani Kaoru. The manga tells the story of Kazama Shin, an airliner pilot who is tricked signing up as a mercenary for a secret air base located in the Middle East. The rules at the Area 88 base are ruthless: “Kill or be Killed”.