The inspiration for this set comes from the Japanese high quality craftsmanship. Japanese craftsmanship is handmade and created by people using skills passed down for generations to ensure only the best quality product - a true masterpiece. With that spirit in mind I designed a keycap set, capturing the unique aesthetics of the Japanese culture. The Katakana legends will give the set a very unique look, paired with a beautiful rich blue.
This will be the very first GMK set with Katakana only alphas and mods. So new molds will be created for this set. Because of GMK's limited offering of stock blue colours, this set will be using a custom blue (RAL). The Katakana legends are as you noticed not narrow as the Hiragana mono/sublegends and Katakana sublegends. Instead, the Katakana monolegends are wider to offer a similar look to the latin/cyrillic counterpart.
They look like they came straight from GMK. The Katakana-only mods are completely new, my own creation, and were inspired by various old boards. I wanted a more consistent look for the keyset as a whole as the Kanji were left out completely. The keyset has traditional icon mods and text+icon mods, and I think this solution will satisfy nearly every person. I also included all keys for a true ISO and proper ISO Japanese layout (R4 ロ) unlike past sets with japanese legends. The layout was designed on the basis of today's Mac keyboards in Japan but without the JIS bottom row.
GB Starts: May 1st, 2020
GB Ends: June 2nd, 2020
Est. shipping date: Q4 2020
Value Base Kit
West Latin Alphas
RAMA x Masterpiece Keycap:
KNIFE-Black PVD Brass
KNIFE-Gold PVD Brass
Master-Gold PVD Brass
https://mykeyboard.eu for Europe
https://store.projectkeyboard.com for US
https://www.deskhero.ca/ for Canada
https://www.switchkeys.com.au for Australia/Oceania
Because this is a pre-order, if you order this item with any other items besides GMK Masterpiece products, your order will be canceled. Do not order this item with different group-buy/pre-order products.
The end product may vary in color from the renders(image is shown on this GB page) as they are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate to the end product. If you purchased this product, you are agreeing to the above terms.
During the Group Buy period, You can cancel the order in 7 days after you place the order. There are no refunds or cancelations on this product after Group Buy has ended.