PRE-ORDER - VLOVED Manga Prologue

PRE-ORDER - VLOVED Manga Prologue

Regular price$30.00
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  • In stock, ready to ship
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LIMITED TIME! ᓚᘏᗢ

Price: $30 - USD
Order Period: July 1st - July 8th
Schedule To Be Shipped: Late August 2024

🐾 B5. Color + BK/WT / Soft Cover / 40P 

  • Due to printing issues with some of our artbooks, we will only have limited physical copies available at Anime Expo, aside of our 100 Collector Sets.

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Shipping charges will not be refunded for placing advance pre-orders for pick up at Anime Expo 2024. If you do not wish to pay for shipping please visit our booth at your earliest convenience and ask any of our staff members if any copies are available, thank you!

ⓘ Colors may appear different between the online preview and the printed version.
The product sample is for reference and may slightly differ from the actual product.
The shipping schedule may change based on warehouse circumstances, potentially occurring earlier or later.
For further details on Terms of Sale or any inquiries related to Shipping & Handling, please consult the respective tabs below or click on the links available in our menu.


BEHIND THE SCENES ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ

Illustrator: Chii
Illustrator: King
Producer: Riku
Graphics: Siiv

Thank you for stopping by, and come back soon~

This section is dedicated to providing you with essential information on the rules and regulations that govern our studio. We aim to ensure your experience with our store is seamless by adhering to these guidelines. Explore the details below to enhance your understanding of our processes and commitments. Contact us at any time if you need additional information regarding our Shipping & Handling, and Frequently Asked Questions.

PAYMENT POLICY

All sales are final, with limited exceptions outlined in our Terms of Sale provided below.

Payments will be processed in US Dollars, though our online store allows you to view costs in your local currency. Accepted payment methods include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, AlyPay, and other major credit/debit cards.

Placing an order signifies agreement with all terms of sale, encompassing pre-order waiting periods, shipping, and dispatch procedures. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the information on our website, particularly if you are a new or returning customer, as significant changes have been implemented.

Certain item prices may fluctuate based on demand.

ADULT PURCHASE POLICY

To acquire any adult products, you must be at least 18 years old or reach the age of majority in your state or country. Adherence to our adult purchase policy is a prerequisite for obtaining any adult content from our platform. By purchasing adult content, you affirm that you are above the specified age limit.

REFUND POLICY

Our studio strictly adheres to a no-return policy, with the only exceptions being items that have sold out or become lost within our warehouse before shipping. While we take every precaution to secure items during shipping, we cannot be held liable for damages or losses during transit. BISHIEPRO assumes no responsibility for the handling of packages by USPS. In the event of an order being returned due to an incorrect address or an unclaimed package, our team will make efforts to rectify the address issue.

Eligible for a Refund:

  • Items that are sold out and can no longer be shipped.
  • Instances of inventory miscounting, lost items before shipping, computer errors, and shipping errors.

Not Eligible for a Refund:

  • Failure to adhere to the Terms of Sale, Enamel Pin Grading, Shipping, and Handling policies.
  • Unwillingness to accept or comprehend the waiting periods between pre-orders.
  • Neglecting to read product descriptions or estimated shipping dates.

    RETURNS & EXCHANGES

    Only Exceptions:

    • Returns and exchanges are solely accepted for incorrect orders or items.
    • BISHIEPRO assumes no responsibility for lost, misplaced, or undelivered packages. For assistance in such situations, please contact the post office directly with your tracking number and refer to our Shipping & Handling information for detailed instructions.

      SHIPPING & AND OTHER FEES

      Shipping and handling, taxes, and any applicable fees are automatically calculated during the checkout process. The tax rate is determined by our studio's location in California. It is important to note that our studio holds no liability for any customs fees that may be charged by your country upon delivery.

      HOLDS REQUESTS

      We do not entertain hold requests for items, and all products are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For high-demand items, we may offer early bird options, as most exclusive items are kept in limited quantities.

      DISPATCH & PRE-ORDERS

      Standard in-stock orders will be packed within the week of order confirmation and dispatched on the following Monday of each week. Pre-order items are packed and shipped on their estimated dispatch dates, which may vary for each pre-order. Please check the estimated dates before placing your orders.

      The shipping timeline is subject to change due to factors such as holidays, weather conditions, delivery area, and shipping procedures. We appreciate your understanding.

      All shipments will be sent from our E-Commerce Shopify in California, USA.

      BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER
      • Group orders are accepted exclusively to reduce shipping expenses.
      • Orders flagged for potential issues will be canceled and refunded.
      • Ensure accurate and complete information to prevent package loss.
      • Limited quantities are allotted for all items.
      • Slight variations may exist between the sample and the final printed product.
      • Shipping times may change based on conventions and holidays.
      • All packages are dispatched via USPS and include tracking numbers with some international restrictions.
      • Shipping to the UK, Russia, and a few other countries is currently unavailable.
      • Customs duties may apply, depending on your country of residence for international customers.
      • We take utmost care in securely packaging each item for transit.
      • Double-check all personal details before placing a pre-order.
      • BISHIEPRO Studio is not responsible for lost, opened, or damaged packages during transit.
      • Placing an order implies agreement with all our terms of service.
      • No refunds or exchanges will be issued for lost packages or orders with incorrect shipping addresses.
      • It is strongly recommended to contact us before ordering to combine items for a single shipment. Failure to do so will result in store credit for any excess shipping paid; no refunds.
      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

       


      WHAT ARE ENAMEL PINS?

      Enamel pins are wearable pieces of art created by designing a metal pin and adding vibrant enamel colors to its surface. These pins often feature intricate designs inspired by various themes, including pop culture, art, and fandoms. Enamel pins are carefully crafted through a detailed hand-made manufacturing process to ensure quality.

      Enamel pins are graded based on their overall quality and condition. The grading scale considers factors such as air bubbles, enamel underfill, imperfections in metal plating, surface scuffing or scratches, paint pooling, and other minor details. Grading helps customers understand the condition of the pin they are purchasing, allowing them to make informed decisions based on their preferences. Each pin is inspected and assigned a grade, ranging from mint or near-perfect to those with minor imperfections. This grading system ensures transparency and helps collectors choose pins that align with their standards and expectations.


      ENAMEL PIN GRADING

      A GRADE Enamel pins are considered top-quality and near-perfect. Minor imperfections are not easily noticeable and maintain a high standard of A Grade.

      • A nearly flawless aesthetic pin.
      • Smooth and vibrant coating.
      • Well-defined metal lines.
      • Secure and functional pin-back.
      • Slight offset in screen printing.
      • Minor front plating imperfections.
      • Minor imperfections air bubbles and enamel underfill.
      • Light imperfections in metal plating.
      • Light surface scuffs or faint scratches.
      • Minimal nicks on enamel or metal.
      • Minimal presence of dust particles or overturned glitter.
      • Slight paint pooling on screen prints.
      • Occasional missing plating or enamel spillover.
      • Light specks of dust on soft enamel pins.
      • Polished and professionally presented.
          Special Note: Please be aware that the evaluation criteria for A Grade enamel pins are more lenient when assessing the sides compared to B Grade enamel pins. A Grade enamel pin might display slight scuffing on the metal surface, minor enamel spillover, or small sections of missing plating on the sides and maintain its A Grade status. In addition, these make the perfect gifts for collectors or personal use.

            B GRADE Enamel pins in this category may have slight imperfections such as small air bubbles, minor scuffs, or tiny enamel underfills. These flaws are usually not prominent and may not detract significantly from the overall appearance.

            • Broad sections with imperfections visible on the sides.
            • Various imperfections are scattered across the metal.
            • Presence of multiple air bubbles in the enamel.
            • Partial loss of enamel on a small section of the pin.
            • Very noticeable dust particles on soft enamel.
            • Observable offset in screen printing alignment.
            • Multiple under-filled enamel, noticeable across the pin.
            • Substantial areas of missing plating on the back.
            • Some missing details in the screen printing.
            • Areas with sparse glitter, insufficient sparkle, or too much.
            • A singular section with unfilled enamel.
            • Staining of enamel is noticeable on the sides or back.
            • Absence of certain metal lines in different areas.
            • Overfilled enamel causes flooding in specific metal lines.
            • Moderate scuffing on enamel and metal surfaces.
            • Small gouges or marks are present on the enamel.

                          C GRADE Enamel pins may exhibit more noticeable imperfections, including larger air bubbles, enamel underfills, or surface scratches. While the flaws are apparent, the pin remains aesthetically pleasing for wearable purposes, but would not be considered good for collectors. 

                          • Visible imperfections, such as larger scratches or noticeable flaws.
                          • An uneven enamel coating is noticeable in several areas.
                          • Colors may exhibit significant variations or inconsistencies.
                          • Metal lines may lack sharpness in multiple places.
                          • The design may show noticeable inconsistencies.
                          • Pinback may have visible imperfections.
                          • Despite visible issues, the item still retains some appeal.
                          • Substandard quality enamel or metal craftsmanship.
                          • Missing or incorrect back stamp.
                          • Significant areas with low-fill.
                          • More than one unfilled enamel area.
                          • Broken or missing pin posts.
                          • Color-changing enamel does not exhibit color shift.
                          • Sections where enamel is entirely missing.
                          • Prominent and easily noticeable scuffing in extensive areas.
                          • Large or deep gouges evident in the enamel.
                          • Prominent or deep scratches present in the enamel.
                          • Wide sections with under-filled enamel.
                          • Numerous defects or imperfections in the metal plating.
                          • Large and multiple air bubbles present in both soft and hard enamel.
                          • Multiple areas with misapplied glitter.
                          • Significant or multiple sections with missing metal lines.
                          • Multiple instances of enamel staining or discolored enamel.

                          D GRADE & LOWER Enamel pins in this grade may have significant flaws, like larger and more noticeable imperfections in enamel or metal. These pins are often sold at a reduced price due to their visible defects. These are not for sale and are recycled.

                          • Numerous substantial flaws impacting the overall aesthetic.
                          • Enamel coating displays unevenness and significance.
                          • Colors exhibit noticeable inconsistencies or fading.
                          • Metal lines lack sharpness and exhibit prominent issues.
                          • The design showcases major inconsistencies and errors.
                          • Pin back may have flaws affecting functionality.
                          • Overall appearance is significantly marred.

                            It's important to note that the specific criteria for each grade can vary among manufacturers and sellers. Always check the grading system provided by the source to understand the condition of the enamel pins accurately.

                             

                            PACKING & TRACKING PROCESSING TIMES SHIPPING DURATION
                            HOLIDAYS & DELAYS PACKAGING & UPGRADES INT'L CUSTOMS
                            RETURNED & UNCLAIMED FORWARDING SERVICE MISSING & LOST PACKAGES
                            TAXES & HANDLING FEES COMBINE PRE-ORDERS! FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

                             
                            Refer to this page to stay updated on transit and shipping times specific to your country or region. I, Riku handle the packing and processing personally, managing most aspects independently throughout the year. Typically, orders are packed and dispatched twice a month, with more frequent drop-offs during slower sale periods.


                            PACKING TIME & TRACKING

                            During high-demand conventions we attend or holiday shopping seasons, the packing time may extend to 7-14 business days, and post office drop-offs may occur less frequently. While efforts are made to minimize fulfillment time, the processing is typically a manual, solitary task. Please allow additional time during these peak periods. Unforeseen events, like inclement weather, may further delay order packing. All orders are processed in the sequence they are received unless items arrive faster than estimated times.

                            Upon label printing, you'll receive an email notification with a tracking code. In case you don't receive the email, check your spam folder or reach out to inquire about your order's status. At present, our shipping options include the most economical choices for both domestic and international orders. If you desire expedited shipping, kindly reach out to us or select a faster shipping method, such as Priority Mail, which comes with quicker processing times for shipping.


                            PROCESSING TIMES

                            As a solo operator, I, Riku, personally handle orders, and processing times may be influenced by sale events or peak shopping seasons. Here are the average processing times for orders, which may vary significantly if pre-orders are involved. Please refer to the item descriptions for pre-order estimated shipping time frames.

                            Off-Peak Shopping/No Cons: In-Stock Only!

                              Standard Shipping (Domestic and Int'l):  5-7 business days
                              Priority/Express Shipping (Domestic & Int'l): 3-5  business days
                                

                              Peak Shopping/Ongoing Cons: In-Stock Only!

                                Standard Shipping (Domestic and Int'l):  7-14 business days
                                Priority/Express Shipping (Domestic & Int'l): 7-14  business days

                                  USPS SHIPPING DURATION

                                  Shipping duration refers to the period it takes for USPS or your local postal carrier to convey and deliver your package. Estimating transit times prove challenging due to significant variations between countries, regions, and individual post offices. It's recommended to consult your country's postal service for accurate transit time estimates. Below are approximate transit times for different global regions:

                                  Australia, New Zealand, & Other: 3-8 weeks
                                  Canada:  2-4 weeks
                                  Europe: 3-8 weeks
                                  Hong Kong:  3-8 weeks
                                  Japan:  3-8 weeks
                                  Latin America: 4-12 weeks
                                  Mexico: 5-18 weeks
                                  North Africa & Middle East:  4-16 weeks
                                  United States (Domestic): 1-2 weeks

                                   Certain transit times may experience delays based on the efficiency and operation of the country's or region's postal system. At present, shipping services to the following countries are temporarily unavailable: 

                                  Suspensions/Can't Ship To The Following Areas

                                  Afghanistan

                                  Myanmar

                                  Syria

                                  Belarus

                                  Niue*

                                  Yemen

                                  Brunei

                                  Russia

                                   Laos**

                                  Sudan Ukraine United Kingdom

                                  Suspension of Priority Mail Express International Guarantee

                                  Australia

                                  Great Britain

                                  Korea

                                  Sweden

                                  Canada

                                  Hong Kong

                                  New Zealand

                                  Switzerland

                                  China

                                  Israel

                                  Singapore

                                  Thailand

                                  France

                                  Japan

                                  Spain

                                   These suspensions will be in effect until further notice. The Postal Service is taking all reasonable measures to minimize the impact on our customers.


                                  HOLIDAY SEASON & POTENTIAL DELAYS ADVISORY

                                  USPS Holidays: Shipping dispatch times may be affected during these holidays, as we could be attending conventions or the post offices may be closed.

                                  • New Year's Day
                                  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
                                  • President's Day
                                  • Memorial Day
                                  • Independence Day
                                  • Labor Day
                                  • Columbus Day
                                  • Veterans Day
                                  • Thanksgiving Day
                                  • Christmas Day

                                  Manufacture Holidays: Shipping times for pre-orders may be affected during these holidays, as manufacturers may be closed.

                                  • New Year: January 1, 2024 (one rest day)
                                  • Spring Festival (Chinese New Year): February 10 to February 17, 2024 (eight rest days in total). Employers are encouraged to arrange paid leave for employees on Chinese New Year’s Eve (February 9). Adjusted working days: February 4, 2024 (Sunday) and February 18, 2024 (Sunday).
                                  • Tomb Sweeping Festival (Ching Ming Festival): April 4 to April 6, 2024 (three rest days in total, in connection with one weekend day). Adjusted working days: April 7, 2024 (Sunday).
                                  • Labor Day: May 1 to May 5, 2024 (five rest days in total). Adjusted working days: April 28, 2024 (Sunday) and May 11, 2024 (Saturday).
                                  • Dragon Boat Festival: June 10, 2024 (three rest days in total, in connection with the weekend).
                                  • Mid-Autumn Festival: September 15 to September 17, 2024 (three rest days in total). Adjusted working days: September 14, 2024 (Saturday).
                                  • National Day: October 1 to October 7, 2024 (seven rest days in total). Adjusted working days: September 29, 2024 (Sunday) and October 12, 2024 (Saturday).

                                  Long Transit Times: Shipping via USPS may experience extended transit times, varying from country to country, due to the postal system's operational speed and efficiency. Please anticipate potential delays, especially during peak seasons or unforeseen circumstances. Additionally, check the list of countries currently unavailable for shipping.

                                  Holiday Season: As the holiday season approaches, shipping and dispatch times may be subject to delays, potentially impacting the prompt delivery of orders. Please consider possible disruptions during this festive period and stay informed about any updates related to holiday season delays.

                                  Weather & Natural Disasters: Adverse weather conditions and unforeseen natural disasters can have an impact on shipping and transit times. Please be aware that such circumstances may lead to delays in the processing and delivery of your orders. Stay informed about any weather-related disruptions that could affect the transportation of packages.


                                  PACKAGING & SHIPPING UPGRADES

                                  We prioritize the safety and well-being of your orders by taking extra measures to protect and handle each package with the utmost care. For international shipments, we provide additional padding to account for the longer distance. Delicate items, including prints, enamel pins, or large orders, are meticulously packed in heavy-duty boxes to withstand the rigors of USPS handling. Your satisfaction and the safe arrival of your items are our top priorities.

                                  We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact. In our efforts to reduce plastic and cardboard waste, we may occasionally reuse boxes that are still in excellent condition. All packing materials included with your order are recyclable, except peanuts and masking tape. We appreciate your understanding and support as we strive to contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly packaging approach.

                                  We are happy to provide enhanced shipping options for both domestic and international customers, tailored to individual cases. Feel free to reach out to me to explore potential upgrades for your shipment. Please note that upgraded international shipping options tend to be more expensive and are advisable mainly for sizable and time-sensitive orders. Generally, the following upgraded shipping alternatives can be considered.

                                  • USPS Domestic First Class Mail to Priority/Express Mail.
                                  • USPS First Class International Mail to DHL/UPS/FEDEX Express Mail.

                                    INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS

                                    It is illegal to provide inaccurate information on customs forms, such as falsely marking a commercial parcel as a gift. Violating these regulations can lead to severe consequences, including heavy fines or imprisonment. Customers are responsible for any customs fees associated with their packages, and this is non-negotiable.

                                    For international customers, you may be notified by your postal authority about outstanding customs fees. This fee is typically incurred after your parcel has been cleared by your customs service, and it must be paid by you before the postal authority delivers your parcel. Failure to pay the customs fee may result in the re-routing of the package back to our business P.O BOX. Customs fees are beyond our control and fall under the jurisdiction of your country's customs service. If your parcel undergoes inspection by your country's customs service, it may experience additional delays of 2-4 weeks.


                                    RETURNED & UNCLAIMED PACKAGES

                                    • Domestic Mail: Packages within the United States that are returned, will be re-shipped to customers, but additional shipping fees will be required. We do not cover the costs associated with the return and re-shipment of packages.

                                    • International Mail: Packages with outstanding customs fees or unclaimed parcels will be sent back to our P.O. BOX. If you missed claiming your package and it is returned, we can arrange for a re-shipment, but only after the package is back in our possession and the re-shipping fee has been paid. The return process may take anywhere between 2-6 weeks, depending on the origin. Since we do not receive notifications for returned packages, we make it a point to check our P.O. BOX at least once a week. We strongly recommend using a mail forwarding service for those who encounter difficulties receiving packages from the United States.

                                    WHAT IS MAIL FORWARDING SERVICE? (INTERNATIONAL)

                                    • Mail forwarding services are a convenient solution for international buyers who want to streamline the shipping process. These services provide you with a unique U.S. address, allowing you to receive packages from U.S.-based sellers efficiently. Once your packages arrive at the designated address, the forwarding service can consolidate your items, helping you save on shipping costs. Additionally, they offer the flexibility to choose shipping carriers and shipping methods, and can even assist in managing customs documentation. Overall, mail forwarding services empower international buyers to overcome shipping challenges and enjoy a more seamless shopping experience from U.S. sellers.

                                    • Although we can furnish tracking numbers for international packages shipped via Priority Mail and Express Mail, it's important to note that tracking information for first-class packages may cease to function beyond the borders of the United States. In essence, not all tracking numbers provided for customers will remain operational outside our country. To ensure accurate tracking throughout the entire journey to your destination, we highly recommend reaching out to us, especially for customers with orders exceeding $100. Any packages surpassing the size or weight limitations for First Class Mail will be automatically upgraded to Priority International Mail during the checkout process.

                                    MISSING ORDER & LOST PACKAGES

                                    What to Do When Your Order is Missing or Other Situations Arise:

                                    1. Package Marked as Delivered but Not Found: If your tracking information indicates that the package has been delivered but you can't locate it, be sure to thoroughly check your porch, and mailbox, and inquire with neighbors. Sometimes, packages may be mistakenly left nearby.

                                    2. Attempted Delivery with No One at Home: In cases of an attempted delivery where no one was available, check for a delivery note left by USPS with instructions on claiming your package. If no note is present, promptly contact your local post office or visit in person for further guidance. Typically, packages are held for a few days, or a re-delivery attempt is made the following day.

                                    3. Packages Sent to the Wrong Address: Always double-check and update your address information to avoid misdelivery. Packages sent to an incorrect address due to missing or inaccurate details will not be refunded. Exercise caution during checkout, ensuring the accuracy of sensitive information before submission.

                                    4. Package Stolen: In the unfortunate event of package theft, file a THEFT CASE with USPS. Depending on the value, consider reporting the crime to local authorities, especially if theft is prevalent in your neighborhood. Make an official report on the USPS website. If packages are lost during transit after an additional week for domestic or two weeks for international, contact USPS directly for more details. Please note, that we do not provide replacements or refunds for these situations under any circumstances, but we do offer this information for further assistance from USPS so that they may be able to either locate your package or provide some sort of compensation. 

                                    • United States: File a package claim which can be processed HERE! If you need further assistance filling out information that it's asking for that you do not have please contact us with all the details required.
                                       
                                    • International: As each country has its procedures for handling such cases, we regret to inform you that we cannot provide precise guidance on how to address these issues. We recommend reaching out to your local post office for assistance and additional resources. We are unable to replace your items and re-ship your package. Since many of our items, particularly fanworks like dakimakura, are "made to order," we do not maintain a surplus inventory. However, feel free to contact us to inquire about any potential leftovers, and we can explore suitable arrangements if available.

                                    SHIPPING, TAXES & HANDLING FEES

                                    • Shipping fees are determined by the weight of each item and are automatically calculated at checkout. If you reside in California, please note that you will be subject to a tax fee based on local and state taxes. A detailed breakdown of these fees will be provided during the check-out process.
                                    • Additionally, a handling fee is applied to every order during checkout, and this fee is also included in all custom invoices. The handling fee assists us in covering labor, shipping, and some material costs. For any further inquiries, please feel free to contact us at any time.

                                          COMBINE PRE-ORDERS! 

                                          • Smart Shipping Strategy: Contact us to combine your pre-orders for efficient delivery!
                                          • Optimize Your Shipping: Reach out before ordering multiple pre-orders to combine your shipments into one. Recommended for both domestic and international buyers. LET US HELP YOU ON SHIPPING COST!
                                          • Failure to Contact will result in store credit for excess shipping paid; no refunds and no exceptions. 
                                          • Why Do We Encourage Combined Shipping? At BISHIEPRO Studio, we are committed to providing our valued customers with cost-saving opportunities. We understand the challenges of the current economy and aim to help you save money whenever possible. Beyond the financial benefits, combining shipping also aligns with our commitment to environmental responsibility. By consolidating orders, we reduce packaging materials and transportation emissions, contributing to a more sustainable approach. Thank you for joining us in making a positive impact on both your budget and the environment.

                                          For additional information, please check our Frequently Asked Questions. Thank you, and we hope this information has helped you become more informed about how our studio operates with shipping and handling.

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