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Unedited Feed from the FUNimation Industry panel at AnimeNext 2010. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

13:00:00 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (setting up)
13:02:35 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Welcome to the FUNimation panel
13:02:42 <bay|ANext|FUNi> I'll be honest, this is my first panel
13:03:32 <bay|ANext|FUNi> This is Adam's presentation that he leant me
13:03:45 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (This isn't adam if you didn't guess)
13:03:59 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Funimation and the anime industry
13:04:11 <bay|ANext|FUNi> We're hiring people, we're doing great... I got hired
13:04:16 <bay|ANext|FUNi> 2008 - Don't panic
13:04:39 <bay|ANext|FUNi> 2009 - Geekonomics
13:04:42 <bay|ANext|FUNi> 17% growth of new
13:04:55 <bay|ANext|FUNi> 2009 - The stats page again...
13:05:30 <bay|ANext|FUNi> 18% rarely, 29% half, 53% majority dub, 36% rarely, 28% majority, 36% dub, 3500 + fans surveyed
13:05:33 <bay|ANext|FUNi> new blood, consumer data
13:05:37 <bay|ANext|FUNi> older than 25 years old 51%
13:05:44 <bay|ANext|FUNi> between 18-24: 40%
13:05:52 <bay|ANext|FUNi> largest group online 13-17 y
13:06:03 <bay|ANext|FUNi> convention growth, sakurakon 22%, 9%
13:06:09 <bay|ANext|FUNi> anime boston 8%, 12%
13:06:15 <bay|ANext|FUNi> 2008-2009 and 2009-2010
13:06:27 <bay|ANext|FUNi> social media, the blog and the twitter
13:06:44 <bay|ANext|FUNi> the funimation update blog (which he can psot on ) and the twitter (which they don't let him post on)
13:06:48 <bay|ANext|FUNi> facebook,
13:06:54 <bay|ANext|FUNi> 3.6 million monthly impressions
13:07:02 <bay|ANext|FUNi> youtube, 149k subscribers
13:07:36 <bay|ANext|FUNi> simulcasts, FMA:B, one piece, Tatami Galaxy, House of Five Leaves
13:07:55 <bay|ANext|FUNi> FUNimation channel
13:08:05 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (can't even get this... lots of places)
13:08:30 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (lagging internally)
13:08:39 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Anti-piracy
13:08:43 <bay|ANext|FUNi> 1 lawyer, 3 additional staff
13:09:14 <bay|ANext|FUNi> focus: counterfeit goods - dvds and merchandise, torrent links, streaming and download sites, direct link storage sites
13:09:15 <bay|ANext|FUNi> purpose: police and report copyright infringements online and offline
13:10:20 <bay|ANext|FUNi> we typically do not go after fans
13:10:28 <bay|ANext|FUNi> New releases : initial D 3rd and 4th stages
13:10:30 <bay|ANext|FUNi> extras
13:10:42 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Available now, 3rd stage 29.98, 4th stage, 59.98
13:10:48 <bay|ANext|FUNi> stage one and stage 2.
13:10:59 <bay|ANext|FUNi> tokyopop made it and they put some rad music, so we are remaking it
13:11:05 <bay|ANext|FUNi> quick clip, hopefully sound is working
13:11:52 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (it's not, obviously - now fixed)
13:12:45 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Dragonball Z Kai, available now 49.98
13:13:04 <bay|ANext|FUNi> part one
13:13:09 <bay|ANext|FUNi> clip
13:14:43 <bay|ANext|FUNi> fullmetal alchemist brotherhood
13:14:50 <bay|ANext|FUNi> part one - available now
13:15:15 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (already skipped through the sales slide)
13:15:30 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (clip)
13:16:14 <bay|ANext|FUNi> introduces new character, we reused most of the voice cast, but we had to replace al
13:16:27 <bay|ANext|FUNi> next..
13:16:35 <bay|ANext|FUNi> X - Complete series and OVA, out this week, $49.98
13:16:40 <bay|ANext|FUNi> trailer
13:17:50 <bay|ANext|FUNi> and we do have a few x post cards at the booth
13:18:05 <bay|ANext|FUNi> my bride is a mermaid, part 1, $49.98, july 20th, ...clip
13:19:37 <bay|ANext|FUNi> hetalia.... season one... clip.. available sept 14th
13:20:11 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (it went straight into trailer, no sales slide)
13:20:53 <bay|ANext|FUNi> hetalia... we have some great things coming up for it in some cons...
13:20:59 <bay|ANext|FUNi> that song you can actually download from the website
13:21:01 <bay|ANext|FUNi> it's an original song
13:21:07 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Cast list corpse princess, shikabane hime
13:21:22 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Cast list eden of the east
13:21:45 <bay|ANext|FUNi> available sept 28th, complete series
13:21:41 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (unable to copy of those if we don't have them, way too fast)
13:22:47 <bay|ANext|FUNi> dvd and bluray
13:22:48 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q&A
13:23:11 <bay|ANext|FUNi> things we can't talk about: new shows not yet licensed, old show not yet relicensed, new episodes for shows we have already licensed
13:23:38 <bay|ANext|FUNi> what shows we are looking to license, what agencies our vioice actors use, the dub cast for any shows announced today, laura's bailey phone numnber
13:23:49 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Keeping eden of the east song?
13:23:52 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; believe it's staying the same
13:24:03 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q; Is there a reason why the old cast of DBZ didn't come back for Kai?
13:24:11 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; depends on the VA, we got back most of the cast
13:24:25 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Is DBZ Kai, uncensored?
13:24:26 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: yes
13:24:59 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: How is DBZ kai doing on nicktoons?
13:25:07 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; it was one of their biggest premieres, a PR was put about it
13:25:31 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Related to nicktoons, i assume it is censored on nicktoons.... is there going to be a edited DVD version
13:25:48 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: not aware of any plans... we just give you the good stuff, obviously, on TV, we have to censor it since it is directed to kids
13:26:06 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Fan response to ???
13:26:20 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; Believe it is positive, only seen it on twitter.
13:26:28 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: When is Sengoku Basara?
13:26:34 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: don't know the date unfortunately
13:26:49 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: What led to another rendition of dragonball?
13:26:58 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; because it is a popular series, this was a japan decision
13:27:17 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: is it true that some of the scenes had to be redone?
13:27:23 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: I don't know about redone but some had to be retouched
13:27:27 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: DBZ MMO?
13:27:31 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; don't have a date
13:27:37 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Any of the other Kai voice changes?
13:27:39 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: not off the top of my head
13:27:45 <bay|ANext|FUNi> I expect a new cell though
13:28:01 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Being sold. changing the production schedule?
13:28:02 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: No
13:28:23 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Are they doing anything to make sure prices don't go up?
13:28:45 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: we always like to drop rpices whne we can, that's why we have the save lines, also why we brought out the more digestable seasons and half seasons
13:28:51 <bay|ANext|FUNi> we definitely do what we can to make the prices as low as possible
13:29:06 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Is the more condenced sets affecting the additional material?
13:29:19 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: No, for example Black lagoon,...and some stuff has more voice commentary
13:29:31 <bay|ANext|FUNi> And Sheehan is doing social stuff that might be put on the DVDs in the future
13:29:39 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Get Bestbuy to increase what they offer on the shelf?
13:30:02 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; Dont' know what initiatives we are taking but we are always trying to get more on the shelf
13:30:07 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Sales numbers for Dragon Box sets?
13:30:19 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: we sold out of #2, couldn't bring any, don't have them off the top of my head
13:30:30 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Only the alabasta one piece movie, any others?
13:30:35 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: don't know any others off the top of my head.
13:30:46 <bay|ANext|FUNi> i'll have to defer to the i'm new card
13:31:00 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q; besides bestbuy, trying to get into other stores? Kmart, walmart?
13:31:08 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: we're already in walmart, you can get DB and FMA there
13:31:24 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: ANy word on eva 2.22
13:31:29 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; nothing has been announced on that title yet
13:31:34 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q; any update ont he social networking site?
13:31:38 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: That would be an adam question
13:31:43 <bay|ANext|FUNi> I believe something will be forthcoming
13:31:57 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: WHere do the majority of sales take place?
13:32:03 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; Not certain, heavily online, trsi, amazon etc
13:32:18 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Hell girl Season 2?
13:32:30 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: Don't know why we didn't pick it up
13:32:34 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Hellsing?
13:32:39 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: No news.
13:32:49 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: FotNS license reissue?
13:33:04 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; (basically no idea)
13:34:12 <bay|ANext|FUNi> then clarified they only have the streaming deal with toei from crowd
13:34:26 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q; Extending production of other media... manga, cds?
13:34:35 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: problem with that is we would have to take on other production....
13:34:41 <bay|ANext|FUNi> we are starting to do more live action stuff
13:34:56 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Using the same dub for Sengoku as the game?
13:35:03 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: not sure who is on the cast for the game so don't know
13:35:21 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: anything is possible in the future
13:35:22 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Regarding live action, any plans to go into JAapnese TV?
13:35:39 <bay|ANext|FUNi> If it is available,we'll look at it but we have the huge shaw brothers, ichi, etc
13:35:45 <bay|ANext|FUNi> we're looking at all of asia
13:35:50 <bay|ANext|FUNi> we have daytime drinking which is korean
13:35:55 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: How is shawbrothers doing?
13:36:00 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; Profitable
13:36:41 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: something about a copyright issues with DB S1 that prevents a dragonbox version...
13:36:46 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: don't know...
13:37:02 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (crowd clarifies)
13:37:02 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: D Grayman game dub?
13:37:15 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; We don't do gaming and it owuld be up to the company doing that. If they want to use our voices, we'd be willing to help them.
13:37:28 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Anything on the future of Dance in the vampie bund...
13:37:31 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: not now..
13:37:40 <bay|ANext|FUNi> anything is possible in the future...
13:37:49 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q; How much input does funi have on the live action DB?
13:37:58 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: Did you see the movie? that would answer your question.
13:38:18 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q; SO you won't be involved int he second one?
13:38:24 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; there is a second one?!?!?
13:38:32 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q; Anything onh Phantom yet?
13:38:38 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; nothing at this time
13:39:21 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: involved in other live action movies?
13:39:23 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; nope...
13:40:08 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Is funi doing anything big for AX?
13:40:12 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: There will be something big. I've been running back and forth getting stuff together.
13:40:35 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Darker than black OVA?
13:40:36 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: we have one on the set, don't know about the new ones
13:40:49 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Have there been any issues with Reverse importation of BD?
13:41:03 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: that wouldn't be a problem for us... we try to keep our licensors happy though...
13:41:15 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Has the funimation channel been profitable?
13:41:19 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; It's been doing well, don't know specifics.
13:41:27 <bay|ANext|FUNi> It's doing well enough that we are putting 1/4 of the booth to it
13:41:31 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: new shows to it?
13:41:33 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; nothing that we can announce
13:41:44 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: in places liek comcast where they just do on demand, trying to get linear?
13:42:24 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (noting that a few lines dropped, i'll fix them later)
13:42:47 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: DBz OVA?
13:42:58 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: What is casshern sins?
13:43:15 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; It's a new series based on the original Casshern.
13:43:42 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q; soul eater games....
13:43:44 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: We don't do games...
13:44:02 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: One piece skipped ahead
13:44:06 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; We will cover it all
13:45:18 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: (missed something about...dragon box?) A: probabaly yes...
13:45:31 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Airmaster and Slam dunk license?
13:45:39 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: Nothing i can say about those
13:46:09 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (clarified from the audience)
13:46:27 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Picked up the ADV stuff.... get the live action eva movie project?
13:46:52 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Geneon and ADV stuff profitable?
13:47:00 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: Yea, because it was already made, we just distro'd
13:47:08 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Acquiring any CR titles in the near future?
13:47:12 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A: Anything is possible in the future?
13:47:43 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Q: Noitamina block one season deal or ongoing thing?
13:47:55 <bay|ANext|FUNi> A; Believe it will be ongoing as long as we can get the rights
13:48:14 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Showing off a lithographs now...
13:48:27 <bay|ANext|FUNi> $50
13:48:34 <bay|ANext|FUNi> these are only 250 of a kind....
13:49:01 <bay|ANext|FUNi> End
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