At Saikou, we come to work every day because we want to solve the biggest problems in anime merchandising: artists being exploited for their work to produce mediocre products. Too often you hear about artists being unpaid, scammed, or taken advantage of, only for their amazing work to be stolen and mass produced for another's benefit.
Our goal is to put an end to both the exploitation of artists and the production of subpar anime merchandise. To do so, we've collaborated with some of world's greatest artists and are currently manufacturing with top manufacturers that have been in the industry for over a decade.
From Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, USA, and Canada, you'll find that our team of artists are diverse and stretch all across the globe. We work with each artist very closely to ensure that they are paid fairly for the beautiful artwork they produce. But our artists don't just draw, they are also involved in the production aspect of the company as well. This is to ensure that the products we sell on Saikou are not only items that customers can be happy with, but also timeless creations that our artists can be proud of. Every few months, we bring in new artists to keep our designs fresh and modern so that we can satisfy all different types of palettes.
By working with the top manufacturers in the industry, we can ensure that our line of merchandise is some of the best out there. To name a few, our dakimakuras are manufactured in Japan with Fules technology, our stickers are manufactured in Canada with pristine printing accuracy, and our apparel is sourced from Portugal where they provide eco-friendly, sustainable fabric options.
Every day, we want to push the boundaries for anime merchandise. Sometimes it's wholesome, sometimes it's not so wholesome (wink wink). We hope that we can share this journey with you and provide you with unmatched quality, paired with an unrivaled customer service experience.
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Without our amazing team of artists, Saikou would not be where it is today. Thank you to all the artists and all the amazing customers that have supported us until today!
- Saikou 🌸