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21:00:27 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> test
21:00:15 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Welcome to the Mangagamer panel
21:00:22 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> we're going to talk about love live and kancolle.... just kidding
21:00:45 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> we're having technical difficulties
21:00:55 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> if you notice... one screen has better color than the other
21:01:00 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> we have no idea what's going on
21:01:03 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> We're just going to go ahead and start
21:01:05 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> we're mangagamer
21:01:17 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> if you follow us since AX, you know, we're moving on to BL and otome games
21:01:34 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> so you know we have lots of dicks... lots
21:01:43 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> My name is Paul, I will hopefully be hosting and MCing this night of terror
21:01:56 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> And I'm Koryuu... translator, marketing, etc
21:02:16 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> I'm roman, I'm a translator with mangagamer
21:02:16 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> I'm paul, i'm a translator
21:02:26 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> and I'm tim, i'm an editor, but most of you know me from hendane
21:02:29 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> (and missed the sales guy)
21:02:38 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> First up
21:02:44 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> mangagamer's newest hardcopies
21:02:47 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Tick! Tack!
21:02:48 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Eroge!
21:02:52 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Coming soon
21:02:55 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Demon Master CHris
21:03:03 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Chou Dengeki Stryker
21:03:20 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> both coming into hardcopy, Chris should be entering production soon, as soon as we have an eta we'll open preorders
21:03:29 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Stryker is slated for september
21:03:35 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> we've been looking into options for the limited edition
21:03:47 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Armored Warrior Iris
21:03:54 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> from Black Lilith, July 18th, 2014
21:04:36 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> (going over story)
21:04:48 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> (and fetishes and endings covered)
21:04:57 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> this is currently on sale, if this is your thing
21:05:09 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> As a translator, what was your favorite thing about the game?
21:05:16 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> I guess I liked some of the twists in the story
21:05:32 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Aw twists... yes
21:05:40 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Upcoming Products
21:06:03 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> (defens the crowd)
21:06:09 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Imouto Paradise
21:08:04 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> from Moonstone Cherry
21:08:08 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> release date: August 22nd 2014
21:08:13 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> available for pre-order
21:08:34 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> (arguing over best girl)
21:08:55 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> (and what the girls are like)
21:10:03 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> this is going to be out this month...
21:10:22 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> you can pre-order it now for 10%off and claim your little sister
21:10:29 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> there are a lot of hscenes in that game, so enjoy
21:10:36 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> d2b vs DEARDROPS -Cross the Future-
21:10:38 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> OVERDRIVE
21:10:46 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> beta testing is done, so it will probably be the next release
21:10:59 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> you can be excited that it's coming soon
21:11:09 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> for those who don't know, this takes place after the end of deardrops...
21:11:14 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> it's basically a battle of the bands story
21:11:22 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> it's interesting to see how the characters interact with eachother
21:11:25 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> the release is all ages
21:11:28 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Anime Expo Recap
21:11:40 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> this title... we tried new things
21:13:07 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> No, Thank you!
21:13:15 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> from parade
21:13:18 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> release date tbd
21:13:22 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> it's our first BL title
21:13:28 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> it's one of the first licensed for the western market
21:14:39 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> stars haru, who loses his memories in a hit and run... and he goes to a bar and start sto work there...and gets involved in the business there ... it's called no thank you because choices are made using a button called the no thank you button.. features a body hair option... translation is complete, in editing
21:14:58 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> expected to be released in 2015
21:15:34 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Ozmafia!
21:15:39 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> (trailer)
21:17:13 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Poni-Pachet
21:17:19 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> so this is our first otome game license
21:17:40 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> and the main story follows, fuka, who comes to the city and has amnesia when she's rescued by members of the oz family mafia
21:17:55 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> and the game follows her trying to make do and make by in a town where the mafia factions are fighting daily
21:18:20 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> as fuka, you can actually pursue different people from different families, one is a reverse trap
21:18:33 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> and if you go for one of the oz family members, there is a love triangle you have to negotiate
21:19:45 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> ozmafia is all ages
21:19:52 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> (he was asked how graphic the game gets)
21:20:28 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Gahkthun from Liar-Soft
21:20:31 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> (the video wouldn't load)
21:20:55 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> first acquisition from liar-soft and the first steampunk visual novel released in the west
21:21:06 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> it draws on lovecraftian mythology for it's backworld
21:21:15 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> and we'll talk more about it. close to release
21:21:26 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Higurashi When They Cry...
21:21:36 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> we're releasing the game on steam, with the remastered sprites
21:21:43 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> a lot of people have asked if they are the ps2 sprites
21:21:46 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> no, they are completely original
21:21:59 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> they were drawn by kurosaki of caramel box
21:22:05 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> anyone who got the version off the website can get a patch
21:22:26 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> next...trailer
21:24:06 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Chou Dengeki Stryker from Overdrive (All Ages)
21:24:14 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> after the success of Go Go Nippon on steam
21:24:26 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> they have decided to rework the game a bit to put it on Steam
21:24:46 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> those who already bought it ... the only thing the steam version does is delete the h-scenes
21:24:54 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> the hardcopy will be the adult version
21:25:04 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Announcements
21:25:10 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> brand new ones...
21:25:38 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> first one...
21:25:57 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> by Novectacle
21:27:25 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> The House in Fata Morgana
21:27:40 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> A Gothic Suspense Sotry, coming soon
21:27:49 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> first new announcements for here...
21:28:05 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> i suppose it's technically an otome game, but it's more a gothic suspense horror story
21:28:27 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> the story begins when the protagonist awakens in the house and is awoken by a maid who leads you through the tale of the mysterious house and the curse
21:28:42 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> going through the ages as they go through each door
21:29:12 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> was this an otome game or? i think technically... not quite...
21:29:22 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> as I said, we got nothing but BL and otome tonight, so sorry guys
21:29:45 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> next...
21:29:52 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> title from Clockup
21:32:21 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> euphoria
21:33:08 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> okay first thing i want to say abotu the game.. it has a lot of bdsm and torture.. it's great if you are into that, but it has a lot of other stuff, so don't write it off
21:34:58 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> so basically the protagonist and 6 of his fellow students and their teacher wake up in a room and the voice tells them there is a game where you have to forcefully get with the girls to get on ... the game is a mystery and you ahve to figure out what's going on
21:35:08 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> the game has a lot of psychological horror and mystery elements
21:35:16 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> for all of its quirks, it's actually interesting to work on
21:35:25 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> and you are all actually sick bastards for wanting this...
21:35:31 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> this is one of the extreme games we'll ever release because of content
21:35:34 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> and maybe in the west period
21:35:40 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> it pushes a lot of boundries
21:35:59 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> and it's not afraid to touch into psychological horror that the protagonist and the girls are going through
21:36:04 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> it sounds like a nukige but it's not
21:36:11 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> we are doing the HD remaster which came out this year
21:36:14 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> 800x600 was the old one
21:37:51 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> it's being bumped to up to 1024 (same aspect ratio)
21:36:21 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> it will be uncensored
21:36:26 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> we're not going to cut anything from this game
21:36:41 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> extreme visuals can be disabled in the options
21:36:49 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> there's also a (missed) button
21:36:52 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> it has a ton of options
21:37:18 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> for those of you who can't stomache some of the content, you can turn it off
21:37:22 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> movable message box...
21:38:07 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> next title for the night...before we go on to it
21:38:21 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> after our first panel, we left you with the words "keep the minority spirt"
21:38:36 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> we got wayword, but there is one person who kept it
21:38:47 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> and i'm going to let him present this
21:39:03 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> eden*
21:39:12 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> minori
21:40:57 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> and to introduce eden.. we have our translator who has been working on this for a while
21:40:59 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> roman, take it away
21:41:05 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> to be clear, the translation is complete
21:41:59 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> the game starts out in a pre-apocolypse... so they genetically modify people knowing the earth will be wiped out... and the protagnoist has to protect the smartest of these people
21:42:26 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> before we move on, i want to say, that eden is our first step in a grand and new project between us and minori for visual novels in japan
21:42:31 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> and for visual novels here in the us
21:42:37 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> first something, before i go into that
21:42:41 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> there will be two versions of eden
21:42:46 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> eden* and eden+mosaic
21:42:51 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> the latter is the adult version
21:43:09 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> we're aiming the all ages version to steam
21:43:11 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> we are not editing the game, this was the original release
21:43:17 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> plus mosaic was a later addon
21:43:47 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> and that leads into the next announcement .... all the profits from eden are going to go into the localization of our next announcement
21:45:43 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Supipara
21:45:52 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> before we continue the explanation of the plan...the plot
21:46:17 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> protagonist comes home for the first time in 7 years... and he winds up on the action committe for a traditional beauty contest at the school....
21:46:24 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> so to give more details about the plan
21:46:30 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> it probably helps to give some background of it
21:46:45 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> supipara was originally developed for release in japan, intended to be multiple releases, episodic releases
21:46:54 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> after the first 2 were released in japan, it didn't quite do well engouh for them to continue
21:47:01 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> 1 release with the first 2 chapters
21:47:06 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> so the project here between us and minori
21:47:27 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> once the profits from eden release 100k, we'll do supipara ch1, at 200k, we'll do ch2
21:47:46 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> however, the sum profit from all 3 games will then be going into the development of the rest of supipara
21:47:57 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> if this succeeds, all future chapters of supipara will be released here in the west first
21:48:15 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> this is something that has never been done before in the west
21:48:38 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> all i want to say is that there are further surprises if this project actually succeeds in releasing supipara
21:48:44 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> and supipara will be coming to steam since the game is all ages
21:49:04 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Q&A
21:49:34 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Q: About 2 or 3 years ago, you say you were lookinginto licensing hentai on mangagamer
21:49:40 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Any plans to proceed with that?
21:49:55 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> A: There has been some ties to that in th elogic for licensing some of those games
21:50:04 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> it's something we're interesting into diversifying into
21:50:13 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> the original plans we had fell through... it's still something we're interested in
21:50:22 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Q: How does one get involved with beta testing?
21:50:46 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> A: Email us at our support email with your credentials, you must be a good proofreader and you must be good at catching bugs
21:50:58 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Q: d2b vs deardrops... i know there is an 18+ version
21:51:23 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> A: There was never an 18+ version... there was a bundle that was released that was adult cause deardrops is adult
21:51:30 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Q: With Supipara, why aren't you going with kickstarter?
21:51:43 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> A: Because both us at mangagamer and minori want to be more professional about this
21:51:51 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Q: Why aren't you accepting pre-orders of supipara?
21:52:12 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> A: Heads up... for eden...we're still at eden.. . and that has to come out first
21:52:18 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> for eden, we're looking at ideally, out before the end of the year...
21:52:26 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> if not, it'll be early 2015
21:52:34 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Q: Then when can I preorder eden?
21:52:36 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> A; Soon.
21:52:55 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Q: Hardcopy of Nukicrunch
21:52:50 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> A: Soon
21:53:05 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> More questions? Okay,what are you guys excited about
21:53:47 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Q: What are your thoughts on the whole thing with Jacob of Fakku and (missed the other company)
21:54:57 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> A: (explains that fakku was sending out DMCA after becoming an official distributor of something and then "that's not our thing")
21:55:42 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> We got 5 min left.. I guess this will be the end
21:55:44 <bay|Ota|Mangagamer> Thank you all for coming