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Can we at least have monthly updates? The last update we had on the books themselves was about the F&G of Omnibus 3 & Omnibus 4 in April. Kinda gives the impression that they stopped working on the books when they realized they couldn't fulfill the higher tiers... They could probably even send along the digital rewards by now just so we'd see some movement...
Yeah, an update would be much appreciated, guys.
Update on those who are effected and Ship dates for those who are not would be much appreciated, please and Thank you
I agree that we need an update. It's almost July. It's really been 2 months since we've had a significant update. DMP should at least be able to tell us what they're going to do about those who are in affected tiers. I also would like to know if Matsumoto is faring any better.
Man, I'm really turning sour on this whole kickstarter. Which is a shame because I was so excited for it. I just wish there was better communication, and more importantly better CS. There have been so many screw ups with rewards, and while some of it is understandable due to Matsumoto's health issues, honestly there should be at least partial refunds to anyone involved. I'm still unhappy with the options I was given in regards to the now mini posters that are part of my reward as opposed to the full sized posters that I had paid nearly 80 dollars for. I still want the mini posters, but they are clearly not worth what the original set was worth, but my only option is to either drop them completely, or overpay. I ended up just keeping them, but it is very poor customer service. I feel like DMP just doesn't care at all about its backers. I can't imagine how annoyed backers are about the more expensive tiers.
Even that wouldn't be so bad if there was actual constant communication here, or at least a message board for backers to communicate more effectively with DMP. I doubt I will ever back anything of theirs again at this point. Hopefully something changes soon.
In reply to others comments. I think it would go a long way to have at least monthly updates of where we are. Even if you don't make much progress in a month it would still assure many of us.
Okay, time for an update team. I have a lot of money invested in no product. I normally don't make a big stink and I wouldn't if it was only $20, but this was a lot of money. I need to know how the books are coming even if you aren't sending them yet. Let me know that you are still working on this. It is six months late. Not sure why you had such an aggressive date that you were going to be done if you couldn't meet it. Start sending me something because I'm getting impatient.
@Amanda: Kamil's talking about the Under the Air Kickstarter. They're shipping the rewards for it now.
They're still working on KnJ, but the books aren't ready, so really, unless you're one of the 15 or so backers of the highest KnJ tiers, they're not sending out anything yet.
I'm not sure why this particular KS has been so bad in terms of communication. DMP is usually pretty ho-hum when it comes to communication after the fundraising period, but this is beyond bad even for them. You'd think that, by now, there would be some sort of resolution in regards to supporters of the autograph tiers.
I recon there will be update soon... they just shipping their other campaign as we speak so they will have a time to focus on this one...
Hmmm. Well, it's not the worst communication I've had with a project owner on Kickstarter . . . if you can believe that. DMP is clearly on a one-message-a-month pattern. I surmise their next message is coming within the next two weeks.
But I agree, an update on what's happening with the higher tiers is strongly needed. Whether its alternative awards, refunds, or even an updated timeline, information helps. e.g., if the signed awards cannot be signed, then can the awards still be delivered? If the new art awards cannot be produced, are there swap/alternatives available?
@felaguin I'm on the same page. I feel like we've been patient, but DMP hasn't been particularly forthcoming with answers or replies to messages.
@felaguin I'm with you we need since answers!! Either they need to do an update or post in the comments.
Unfortunately I've seen nothing to make me believe this company will begin communicating. This is the first time a problem has been more then shipping or timeline related though, so hopefully they show their faces in here
So what's going on? No word on how Matsumoto-san is doing, no word on what you're looking at for those of us that pledged the upper tiers, nothing. This is the worst communication I've ever seen on a KS.
@Mona Al Marri: No. They'll probably get released around the same time as the physical ones.
I am a backer for the disgital release not the printed copy has it been released yet?? Thanks
Any updates on the progress coming our way soon?
With your other Kickstarter ending tomorrow, it'd be great to have an update for your backers who were considering or currently are backing your other project and have backed KOR.
Their last mention in the updates was early April delivery... though of course that's unlikely now. They've not given an update on a new release window. Considering the KS actually has December 2016 listed as the ETA, I do wish they'd give more updates on that regard.
@nayrex they never really said that I recall. If we just did one volume it was December, but all the volumes are shipping together and they haven't finished up the final 2 volumes.
This has always been my complaint with them... Lack of communication and transparency in the process. Complain all you want. they never respond. You just have to hope you get the product eventually
Have they said when these were shipping out, I thought they were supposed to be coming along time ago?
Any updates on where we stand with the last 2 volumes and an updated release window?
Its be nice to know where we stand right now
Yeah, I've moved a few times and know that feeling.
@JF - thanks for that. For some reason I was thinking I'd already submitted an address.
@Jeanne Hedge: You just put in your new address when they send out the surveys.
One of the reasons why experienced project creators wait such a long time to send out the surveys is precisely so people's shipping addresses will be as up to date as possible.
I am a backer and need to change my mailing/shipping address. Who do I contact about that?
@amanda that's some scary stuff if true.
It certainly isn't helping me want to give them more money. This along with the poor communication are the current readings I can't continue to back them. Especially since I have yet to receive a finished product. Can't keep doling out money without seeing the other projects come to fruition
Got bored and found a review of current/former DMP workers - https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Reviews/Digital-Manga-Reviews-E429289.htm…
Normally I wouldn't care and could possibly chalk it up to former disgruntled employees, but there are several comments regarding the "sketchy" management of Kickstarter funds.
DMP, I'd suggest that if you want my funds next time around, there be a pretty clear breakdown of where the money is going. There's no reason that my funds should go towards paying for a mimosa lunch when you have freelance translators that aren't getting paid in a timely manner.
Any updates on the Digital Omibus vol.1? Wasn't sure if I missed mine since it since I've seen updates on vol.2 etc.
Anyone backed Osamu Tezuka Wonder 3 campaign?
Some nice new updates but can we PLEASE get an update on MATSUMOTO? How are his spirits? His health?
Have they emailed out the PC wallpapers & digital volumes yet?
I know they said in the last update that they were shooting for an early April release. I hope that schedule is still on track because I'm so anxious to finally have these books in my collection. :)
I'm always trying to tell myself that they are simply so busy and focused on their job to deliver the best possible product which means - no time for updates :)
Would love for the next update to include an update on Matsumoto's health. Any chance we could get a picture of him with all the cards and gifts that we sent to him?
I don't think I've seen any information concerning the wall scroll. Is there any information regarding its release?
Another update would be nice. It's been 3 weeks. How is MATSUMOTO-san?
@vandeetz: I've been happy with all their Kickstarter releases so far. My only real criticism is that lately they've left out page numbers on the Tezuka titles (perhaps other titles aswell) which means the table of contents at the beginning of the book with the chapter names and their page numbers is kinda useless. I know I'm not the only one who's annoyed by that but at least I usually get a bookmark with each book which slightly remedies that issue.
@amanda that sucks!! I guess I'll see how this release and the Tezuka look before spending more.
Although I do almost all my reading on a tablet. I get the paper copies to give my brother as a gift. Just don't have the space to collect manga the way I used to. So hopefully the digital is good LOL
@Vandeetz - Eh, I have been mixed about DMP's Kickstarter reward quality. I was not happy that the shirt that was promised from the Sakira KS was sent to us w/o any design input, and that the artwork on the shirt wasn't from any of the KS artists. Manga quality has been mixed. Some of the titles looked good, while others, like "Tyrant Falls in Love" look as if they were printed on the cheapest paper stock available. I remember asking the mangaka to sign the DMP version and she visibly flinched upon seeing how poor her artwork looked in their release, so, that should say something.
dont worry guys. i always recieved their books in the past. do like I do.... trying to forget about this project.... there are a lot of other manga to read and anime to watch.... and when they arrive ..... yeah, you are one happy person :)
@amanda but they consistently deliver a quality product?
I've also backed their most recent Tezuka campaign and with so many books to work on I worry about their timelines. They have alot of projects going simultaneously on KS.
@Vandeetz - Unfortunately, DMP has been like this time and time again with their Kickstarters. They're at least giving a "once a month" update here...unlike their Kodomo no Jikan KS. I've supported a few of their KS and I've always been underwhelmed by the frequency and content of their updates.
They're not going to ship the books to they're all complete. Supposedly sometime in April. They would have to charge more to give us the books as they become available due to increased shipping and logistics costs.
Would like if we could get the digital sooner but it is what it is.
Would still urge them to be more transparent and have more frequent communication with the project. I think we feel like we bought it and are not a part of the process. This is very different from many other projects I've backed in the past.
I honestly want the books and I'm willing to do some waiting, but there needs to be some transparency by DMP here. I'm very worried about other projects I've backed by them now.
If the book for volume one is actually pretty much done then the digital should be ready to go at this point. Get back to us and let us know what's up or I can't back more of your projects in the future.
DMP cannot seem to even get volume 1 out the door in eight months, let alone the promised full run that I put good money down for. That, coupled with the deafening silence, leads me to think this KS project is in a bad way.
Let me be to first, DMP, to openly petition you for a refund on my pledge.
I've had enough.
You can keep the books.
@Felaguin Yeah, I threw down for Teen Romance predominantly for the signed Fukuseigenga and Signed Story Soundtrack CD. :(
Are we going to get some clarification on digital release dates? The transparency in the projects is really lacking with you guys, animeigo has spoiled me with the communication on their kickstarters I guess
@Trudy Agreed. The opportunity for a shikishi was what prompted me to go all in as quickly as I did and I would really like to get that or have the opportunity to downgrade to what they can deliver that I want. More communication would really go a long way.