Kyoto Animation has opened up its Japanese Kyoani Shop! online store to the world, the anime studio announced yesterday. This lets people from around the world buy directly from the Japanese store through a newly implemented service called “WorldShopping Cart” which comes up automatically when using the site from outside Japan.
Great news for the Kyoani Shop!
We have now added the cross-border EC service WorldShopping to our website. Starting today, customers from all around the world can easily purchase our products!
For more details, see here:https://t.co/Ijxykr0q3f pic.twitter.com/9mVcjPkxWU
— 京アニショップ！ (@kyoanishop) June 8, 2023
Kyoto Animation noted that “there are a few items that cannot be shipped overseas, but most products are eligible,” which will not display the “WorldShopping Cart” widget when accessed. The studio has also closed its Kyoani Shop! for International fans online store that was previously only available to people from the United States.
The “WorldShopping Cart” implementation does come with a caveat; it’s a package forwarding service not run by Kyoto Animation and has additional fees on top of the base price. This fee is 10% on top of the total cost (price and domestic shipping cost) of the product as well as paying for the international shipping costs for the items. International shipping costs vary based on the item, its weight and other factors.
Source: Kyoto Animation
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.