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Update #8 - For backers only

Update: Timeline for Publication, First 500 Backers, More Info About the Book, Etc.

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Update #7 - For backers only

Adding the Requested Shipping Funds

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Update #6 - For backers only

WE DID IT!!!

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Update #5 - For backers only

A Note on Project Costs

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Update #4

Updated Shipping Costs

Hello Everyone!!

Well, we have one week left in this Kickstarter campaign and despite our mistakes and various fall-backs, this campaign can only be considered a huge success. Thank you everyone for your support and understanding regarding our shipping fiasco. For our next project, we will find a way to ship our books around the world for much less.


We now have the international shipping numbers. We apologize for the delay in getting you these costs, but we wanted to be 100% sure of these numbers before providing them to you. Please consult the chart located in the link below to see the additional funds that you must add to your pledge amount to receive this book. These costs are NOT on top of the $18 that was already added for shipping, rather these costs reflect the TOTAL amount that must be added on top of $35 per book for shipping.

Please Consult This Table


Shipping outside of the US is significantly higher than we originally anticipated. If the book were under 4 lbs we would be able to ship it via First Class International Mail for much less, however, these books are well OVER 4 lbs each. As a means of saving money on shipping, we have provided the cost of shipping multiple books. 


For the purpose of calculating shipping costs, if you have pledged towards The Gravy Train reward, then the cost of shipping will be the SAME as if you had only ordered one book. Whether or not you receive a “free” t-shirt has no effect on the actual cost of shipping, however, if you would like to opt out of receiving the "free" t-shirt, you can deduct $3 from the total cost of shipping.

We appreciate your understanding about these shipping expenses. As much as we would like to provide these books to our friends abroad for $18 each, this is just not possible. We regret having to do this, but the cost of shipping outside of the US is so expensive that if we were required to pay the difference between the original $18 amount and the actual cost of shipping we would NOT be able to publish this book at all.

For those who will be cancelling their orders due to this announcement, we completely understand your position and thank you for your support up to this point. Our next campaign WILL provide a more reasonable means for non-US backers to own copies of the manga that we publish.

Feel free to direct any questions or concerns to my personal email address at andrew@thekansaiclub.com and I will respond as soon as possible.

Best,

Andrew


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    THE PHILANTHROPIST: Want to help us out without smashing your piggy bank? Pledge $1 or more to help us reach our goal and your name will be added to a special Thank You page on our website. $1 may not be worth what it used to be but it will always be worth more than nothing!

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    THE BOOK: Here's what you came here for. Our Limited Edition version of Osamu Tezuka's "The Crater." We are ONLY publishing 2,000 copies of this wonderful book and we promise that this book will be the highlight of your Osamu Tezuka collection. The book comes with a beautiful hardcover and is printed in a 7 in x 10 in format. Each book is individually numbered out of 2,000. And, what kind of a Limited Edition doesn't come with some extra goodies? We are also including 3 different high quality 7 in x10 in art prints inspired by content from "The Crater" with EVERY book. Our Limited Edition version of The Crater also includes a Forward by the award winning historian and novelist, Frederik Schodt AND an exclusive introduction by the renown historian and manga scholar, Dr. Ada Palmer.

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    THE GRAVY TRAIN: Want almost everything up to this point? Pledge $50 or more in this category and receive the following: 7 in x 10 in hardcover copy of The Crater, individually numbered out of 2,000; THREE 7 in x 10 in high quality art prints inspired by content from The Crater; Kansai Club exclusive Kickstarter t-shirt; 4 in x 4 in vinyl sticker.

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    For a pledge of $100 or more, everything included in THE GRAVY TRAIN plus a "Kansai Club presents Osamu Tezuka's The Crater" hoodie in the color and size of your choice.

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    For a pledge of $100 or more, everything included in THE GRAVY TRAIN PLUS a set of 4 Kansai Club shot glasses as well as 2 "Kansai Club presents Osamu Tezuka's The Crater" beer mugs.

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    This is the biggest reward we are offering and there is only a single one available. For a pledge of $2,500, you will receive 2 copies of The Crater (which includes 2 sets of the 3 different art prints), A limited edition silver variant of all 3 of the art prints in 18 in x 24 in format (each of these are individually numbered 1 out of 1 and are MUSEUM QUALITY), 2 t-shirts, 2 stickers, a personalized hand written thank you letter from the president of Kansai Club, your name listed at the TOP of the thank you page in the actual book (ONLY if pledge is made before June 15th), 2 4-day VIP passes to Florida Supercon (July 4-7), and a hotel room with 2 queen beds for 3 nights at the Doubletree Hotel at the Miami Airport Convention Center where Florida Supercon takes place (rooms are currently sold out). You will have the opportunity to spend all 4 days of the convention hanging out with us at our booth, acting important with us at VIP events, getting backstage access to our party on Friday night promoting the release of The Crater, as well as partaking in invite-only afterparty activities. Also, if you're flying in from out of town we will personally pick you up from the Miami International Airport and drive you to the convention center.

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