SAHO

School Idol

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"Our mission is to help bring creative projects to life."
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A thread to show projects that have recently launched and are currently active in KICKSTARTER relating to Anime, Manga and Video Games (East Asia Region).

If anyone spots a new project launch with these themes, do feel free to post the campaign here.

Any specific discussion on a particular project can be discussed here or in their own threads. Maybe if a discussion for a project expands, it may be ideal to create another thread?
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SAHO

School Idol
Ongoing Projects

Ending soon
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serpantino

Thousand Master
I'm so disappointed about the cost of postage on Metal Skin Panic. I have supported all the previous kickstarters he's done previously but at $25 it's almost the cost of the disk itself.

That's £18 in real money for a jiffy bag that fits through the letterbox and is sent to the UK in bulk then reshipped, seems very high.
 

sniper_samurai

Dragon Knight
I'm so disappointed about the cost of postage on Metal Skin Panic. I have supported all the previous kickstarters he's done previously but at $25 it's almost the cost of the disk itself.

That's £18 in real money for a jiffy bag that fits through the letterbox and is sent to the UK in bulk then reshipped, seems very high.
The shipping has always been that high on the Animeigo Kickstarter sets though.
 

serpantino

Thousand Master
The shipping has always been that high on the Animeigo Kickstarter sets though.
Yeah I got a response explaining but it's still ridiculous when you can get trash from China for far less and even Japan. I've ordered multiple anime sets from the US before with cheaper postage. I've even ordered larger items such as laptop screens/boards etc from the US and paid around that.

This is the response I got when I asked about it (he did say postage is combined as well)
The minimum cost of sending an 8oz package from US to UK is $15.44. We now have to collect and pay UK VAT on both the product and shipping. That's $11. At $25, we are already subsidizing UK customers by $1.44, before we even account for packaging materials, assembly, and an allowance for shipment losses and damage.
On the premium sets, the subsidy is even higher. We're charging $5 more for shipping but the postage is almost $10 more.
Best, R​
 

sniper_samurai

Dragon Knight
Yeah I got a response explaining but it's still ridiculous when you can get trash from China for far less and even Japan. I've ordered multiple anime sets from the US before with cheaper postage. I've even ordered larger items such as laptop screens/boards etc from the US and paid around that.

This is the response I got when I asked about it (he did say postage is combined as well)
Unfortunately they are correct. The reason you get cheaper shipping elsewhere is that they send so many packages that they get significant discounts on their shipping.
 

ayase

State Alchemist
I'm so disappointed about the cost of postage on Metal Skin Panic. I have supported all the previous kickstarters he's done previously but at $25 it's almost the cost of the disk itself.

That's £18 in real money for a jiffy bag that fits through the letterbox and is sent to the UK in bulk then reshipped, seems very high.
You can't really blame AnimEigo for that, USA to UK shipping costs have gone absolutely mental in the last decade or so. I remember in the '00s, it was often cheaper for me to import books from the US and pay shipping than it was to buy them in the UK. I can't remember what those flat rate packets used to cost, but it certainly wasn't anything near the $30 starting price they have now. I think it was like $8 or something. And don't get me started on VAT (or any sales tax for that matter) just another regressive tax to shift the tax burden away from the wealthy and onto the backs of everyone else, much like poll council tax.
 

serpantino

Thousand Master
You can't really blame AnimEigo for that, USA to UK shipping costs have gone absolutely mental in the last decade or so. I remember in the '00s, it was often cheaper for me to import books from the US and pay shipping than it was to buy them in the UK. I can't remember what those flat rate packets used to cost, but it certainly wasn't anything near the $30 starting price they have now. I think it was like $8 or something. And don't get me started on VAT (or any sales tax for that matter) just another regressive tax to shift the tax burden away from the wealthy and onto the backs of everyone else, much like poll council tax.
The thing is I've purchased things even in the last few months that have either been bigger & /or heavier and cost less. This includes a couple of bits from the US from individual sellers so there must be ways of getting around it.
I know there's different rates on things but when I can get a replacement 14" laptop screen delivered for less it shows something is deeply wrong.

On the other end of the stick, I collect real ale badges & really wanted a couple from langunitas... Their delivery cost was $42.99 for a tiny badge weighing very little.
 
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