Japanese Magazines Scans Project

Japanese Magazines Scans Project

is creating High Quality Videogame Magazines and Books Scans

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Videogame magazines are a relic of the past, often thrown away or left forgotten in some dusty attic. Because of this and their fragile nature they're destined to be lost to time.
Over the years I ended up gathering a massive collection of Japanese magazines and guidebooks, including full runs of now extremely rare and expensive magazines like Gamest, Arcadia and Neo Geo Freak.
Now my goal is to digitally preserve my collection and donate it to the world through digital content curators like the Internet Archive and anyone that decides to host it.

Why do I need your support?
First, the equipment. I have already spent good money in order to acquire a top-of-the-line scanner, and will need more money to buy storage space and image editing software. Giving the titanic effort I'm diving into more money will be spent on scanner servicing and consumable parts.

Second, in order to get the best possible scan quality the magazines must undergo a destructive process, meaning that they will lose any collectible or monetary value. As the magazines get more expensive as each day passes, this project will end with a significant financial loss for me. Some issues in my collection sell for up to 400$.

Third, this is a really time consuming activity. Just the preparation of a magazine for scanning can take up to an hour. Then there is the scanning at 600dpi and after that an hour long upload time. Seeing your support and appreciation will give me the strength to keep pushing forward.

Fourth, this at the moment is just an option, but if enough money is raised I'll be able to buy more material to be scanned.

Where are the scans published?
All the scans will be available on the archive.org Japanese Magazines Scans Project page
If you want to stay up to date please also follow the Japanese Magazines Scans Project Twitter account
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month

Thank you for supporting my efforts! You'll get access to Patrons exclusive posts!

Magazine Collector
$25 or more per month

Want me to scan something specific already in the collection? With this tier you can ask for it!

Magazine Otaku
$50 or more per month

Looking for something specific to be scanned? With this tier you'll be able to request it and I'll try my best to get it scanned.

Videogame magazines are a relic of the past, often thrown away or left forgotten in some dusty attic. Because of this and their fragile nature they're destined to be lost to time.
Over the years I ended up gathering a massive collection of Japanese magazines and guidebooks, including full runs of now extremely rare and expensive magazines like Gamest, Arcadia and Neo Geo Freak.
Now my goal is to digitally preserve my collection and donate it to the world through digital content curators like the Internet Archive and anyone that decides to host it.

Why do I need your support?
First, the equipment. I have already spent good money in order to acquire a top-of-the-line scanner, and will need more money to buy storage space and image editing software. Giving the titanic effort I'm diving into more money will be spent on scanner servicing and consumable parts.

Second, in order to get the best possible scan quality the magazines must undergo a destructive process, meaning that they will lose any collectible or monetary value. As the magazines get more expensive as each day passes, this project will end with a significant financial loss for me. Some issues in my collection sell for up to 400$.

Third, this is a really time consuming activity. Just the preparation of a magazine for scanning can take up to an hour. Then there is the scanning at 600dpi and after that an hour long upload time. Seeing your support and appreciation will give me the strength to keep pushing forward.

Fourth, this at the moment is just an option, but if enough money is raised I'll be able to buy more material to be scanned.

Where are the scans published?
All the scans will be available on the archive.org Japanese Magazines Scans Project page
If you want to stay up to date please also follow the Japanese Magazines Scans Project Twitter account

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month

Thank you for supporting my efforts! You'll get access to Patrons exclusive posts!

Magazine Collector
$25 or more per month

Want me to scan something specific already in the collection? With this tier you can ask for it!

Magazine Otaku
$50 or more per month

Looking for something specific to be scanned? With this tier you'll be able to request it and I'll try my best to get it scanned.