Invaders of the Rokujouma!? is a light novel series that started publication in 2009 by Hobby Japan and has since had volumes published almost every four months amassing thirty four books to date.
After just over five years and sixteen volumes, an anime was produced by Silver Link covering the first seven volumes and earned a following of fans happily discussing the series and the characters (with only mild, good-natured bullying of Yurika).
Three years after that, in June of 2017, J-Novel Club licensed the series for release in English. While polishing the series up, it stayed true to the roots of its fan-driven popularity. The series has remained a solely digital release until now, where we have the opportunity to fund a full physical release of the main plot! Your support will mean that J-Novel Club can produce ten, high quality collected volumes in a similar high-quality as their other physical editions they publish.
Should the campaign succeed, J-Novel Club will commission a run of 1,000 copies of the series, to ship around mid 2020. Though surplus books will be sold through the usual distribution channels, backers will have the opportunity to get exclusive materials such as posters and art books that will never be available for general purchase. Now is your chance to get a copy of this limited print run!
There are also several stretch goals for collector’s edition boxes, translations of the Drama CDs, and more!
PRINT RUN SPECIFICATIONS
- Collects 31 volumes into 10 collected books
- Will include 7.5 and 8.5!
- A5 Softcover
- High Quality Paper for the novel text
- Gloss Art White for insert color Illustrations
- Matte finish cover
COLLECTED BOOK SPECIFICATIONS
- Collection 1 will contain Volumes 1-4
- Collection 2 will contain Volumes 5-7
- Collection 3 will contain Volumes 7.5, 8, and 8.5
- Collection 4 will contain Volumes 9-11
- Collection 5 will contain Volumes 12-14
- Collection 6 will contain Volumes 15-17
- Collection 7 will contain Volumes 18-20
- Collection 8 will contain Volumes 21-23
- Collection 9 will contain Volumes 24-27
- Collection 10 will contain Volumes 28-31
Have any questions? Feel free to ask away!
The funds raised will primarily go towards the printing costs for the books as well as any other items produced exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign including art books, bookmarks, and posters.
Translation has already been completed so those fees will not be factored into the campaign!
As these stretch goals unlock, these stretch goal items will be added to certain tiers and as add-on items. Please check the Reward Tier and Reward Tier chart sections to ensure that you are pledging for the correct pledge in case we unlock these nifty stretch goals!
Make an impact with this wonderful stretch goal! We'll be able to make sturdy Collector's Boxes that will house your collections of Invaders of the Rokujouma!?
For the $300 USD - Invader PLUS Tier pledges and up, you will receive 2 stylish Collector's Boxes with your pledge to house your complete collection set! This stretch goal item will also be available as an optional Add-On via Backerkit for $20 USD for a set of 2 boxes.
Who doesn't love to hear their favorite characters come to life? This stretch goal will allow us to localize the exclusive audio drama CDs that came with the original printings of volumes 17, 18, 20, 21, and 31 in Japan. The content, however, comes from volumes 7.5, 8.5 and even something from volume 7!
For the $35 USD - Sun Ranger PLUS Tier pledges and up (with the exception of the $40 USD - Forthorthian Citizen PLUS Tier) , you will receive the Digital Drama CDs as a .mp3/.wav download alongside the ePub script files with translations! This stretch goal item will also be available as an optional Add-On for $7 USD via Backerkit.
With this final stretch goal, we'll be able to produce limited copies of the audio content unlocked in Stretch Goal Two! The Drama CD jewel case will actually house two disks: one with the audio and then another one which will be a DVD with the same content except with some visuals and subtitles! A booklet of the translation will also be included.
For the $300 USD - Invader PLUS Tier pledges and up, you will receive the physical drama CD with two disks, and the booklet of translations as specified in this stretch goal! This will also be available as an optional Add-On via BackerKit for $15 USD.
Let's work hard to unlock these stretch goals! Remember that these items won't be added in until we hit those funding goals!
ALL SHIPPING IS CHARGED THROUGH BACKERKIT
Shipping is applied to all tiers with physical rewards. Depending on location and pledge, shipping charges may range from $20-$150. Please check to make sure materials are legal and acceptable in your region. Shipping will be a separate charge made after the campaign via BackerKit
Have any questions? Feel free to comment and ask away!
Want to add some other extras to your pledge? You can either add these items in after or before the campaign ends. However, if you want it to count towards the funding goal it's best to up your pledge now!
Please don't forget SHIPPING IS CALCULATED AND CHARGED IN BACKERKIT AFTER THE CAMPAIGN ENDS!
Q: When will shipping be charged?
A: Shipping will be calculated and charged after the campaign, via BackerKit as a separate payment. This is so we can accurately include any Add-On purchase items in your shipping total.
Q: Why is the shipping estimate so expensive?
A: Shipping can vary depending on what tier you pledge at PLUS where you are located in the world! Unfortunately, this means that certain countries will have larger shipping expenses as these books are definitely not light! We will also be taking care during the packing process to ensure that your items will be received without damage.
Q: Why aren’t you making collected volumes for volumes 32 and onward in the series?
A: We’d like for this Kickstarter to focus on Volumes 1-31 as it collects the main storyline. If this Kickstarter does well, there might be an opportunity for more physical collections of future volumes of the series as it continues to be released in Japan
Q: How do I add Add-Ons into my pledge? Do I do it now or after?
A: You have the option to add Add-Ons to your pledge now or later. However, it is beneficial to the campaign if you include Add-Ons to your pledge amount now so the total will count towards the Stretch Goals.
To account for the Add-Ons now, just simply add the add-on price to the tier price in your Kickstarter pledge. When the BackerKit survey comes out, you will receive credit equal to the extra amount pledged which can then be used to officially add the item to your cart.
If you want to add in Add-Ons later, you'll be able to add the items in when you complete your survey and be charged at the end. Extra funds raised this way will not count towards the Stretch Goals as it is considered after the campaign.
Q: Why aren't we getting the Four Seasons book as a Stretch Goal or item for this campaign?
A: The Four Seasons book, which was included as a bonus item in the Japanese release of the anime, was paid for and produced by the anime production committee back in 2014 when the anime series for the Invaders of the Rokujouma!? was still airing. Unfortunately, some of the companies that were part of the committee no longer exist, meaning that it is near impossible to obtain the licence for them any more. Despite our best efforts at trying to get this item into the campaign, we cannot offer this as an item or add-on for the Kickstarter. We hope that everyone understands!
Q: Are there going to be any other Stretch Goals?
A: We are currently talking with Hobby Japan to see if we can add any further goals, but cannot make any promises at the moment!
Risks and challenges
We’d like to give the Invaders of the Rokujouma!? series a magnificent print run as it is one of the very early series that J-Novel Club launched with. It is a lengthy series spanning 34 volumes total thus far.
We at J-Novel Club have decided to split Volumes 1 - 31 into larger volumes amounting to 10 collection volumes total. If this Kickstarter and sales do well, we’d like to print more volumes of the series into this format to complete your collection.
As the amount of content is massive, there may be unforeseen delays or schedule changes, but J-Novel Club will continue to keep backers informed of the status of the project to the best of our ability.
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