What does "pre-order" mean?

An item which is available for pre-order means that AkaTako has already ordered the item and has a ship date but the item is not yet in AkaTako's hands. If you order a pre-order item, it is reserved for you and will ship to you as soon as it arrives to AkaTako (the date should be listed in the beginning of the description). Sometimes a pre-order item sells out before it even arrives to AkaTako!

Please note that if you buy a combination of back order and in stock items, your entire order will wait to ship in one parcel after the back order item arrives. If you don't want to wait, please place separate orders for back order items (which wait to ship) and in stock items (which can ship right away).