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Unedited Feed from the Bandai Entertainment panel at Anime-Expo 2010. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

14:21:48 <bay|AX|BEI> (Ken Iyadomi, Robert Napton, and... think that's Loy spotted)
14:25:12 <bay|AX|BEI> (Haruhi cosplayer in the back...)
14:29:27 <bay|AX|BEI> Hello...
14:29:36 <bay|AX|BEI> (Testing audio)
14:29:50 <bay|AX|BEI> Thank you for coming for bandai ent
14:29:56 <bay|AX|BEI> my name is Ken Iyadomi, pres and ceo
14:30:00 <bay|AX|BEI> we have robert napton and loy
14:30:11 <bay|AX|BEI> before we go over our current activities, including some new announcement
14:30:19 <bay|AX|BEI> I just want to thank you for your support for anime
14:30:21 <bay|AX|BEI> we are so glad that we are back this year
14:30:35 <bay|AX|BEI> If you may recall last year we didn't have a booth but we are back this year
14:30:49 <bay|AX|BEI> and before we start, I just want to point out, that currently the Japanese animation industry is suffering... economy or what
14:30:54 <bay|AX|BEI> and we need to survive...
14:30:56 <bay|AX|BEI> and we need to ask your support
14:31:09 <bay|AX|BEI> and what i feel ... looking back the past year... the number of productions of the last year have been reduced...
14:31:16 <bay|AX|BEI> the business of buying dvds is collapsing
14:31:23 <bay|AX|BEI> so we need to find a new way to keep the industry alive
14:31:30 <bay|AX|BEI> and we'll do our best to survive and bring animation to the united states
14:31:32 <bay|AX|BEI> (all ken)
14:31:38 <bay|AX|BEI> and now... robert with the presentation
14:31:40 <bay|AX|BEI> thank you for being here
14:31:46 <bay|AX|BEI> we're going to talk about our current titles...
14:31:50 <bay|AX|BEI> we might have some new news...
14:31:52 <bay|AX|BEI> stand by for that
14:31:59 <bay|AX|BEI> we're going to start talking about our e-commerce store...
14:32:07 <bay|AX|BEI> it's called bandai the store
14:32:20 <bay|AX|BEI> the url is as you see at the top, store.bandai-ent.com
14:32:25 <bay|AX|BEI> there we are selling all our merchandise, dvd, manga, and some exclusive items
14:32:41 <bay|AX|BEI> and if you are not aware of this when you order form our store, you can earn points with each purchase and get rewards
14:32:52 <bay|AX|BEI> this is going to be the new destination for getting our titles on the retail level
14:32:56 <bay|AX|BEI> i'll be talking about this more through
14:33:06 <bay|AX|BEI> on sale exclusively at the bandai store....
14:33:17 <bay|AX|BEI> this is gurren lagaan the movie
14:33:27 <bay|AX|BEI> this is the special edition of childhood's end
14:33:37 <bay|AX|BEI> it is exclusively on the store and at the booth..
14:33:50 <bay|AX|BEI> subtitled only LE release including a recreation of the program book and other things
14:33:56 <bay|AX|BEI> now, we'll watch the trailer.
14:36:41 <bay|AX|BEI> that movie is released by aniplex america and distributed by bandai ent
14:36:51 <bay|AX|BEI> gurren laggan movie, the lights in the skies are stars
14:36:41 <bay|AX|BEI> will be released on july 30th
14:36:41 <bay|AX|BEI> exclusively on the bandai ecommerce store
14:36:42 <bay|AX|BEI> 2 disc limited edition
14:36:51 <bay|AX|BEI> let's take a look at the trailer for that...
14:38:21 <bay|AX|BEI> alright
14:38:31 <bay|AX|BEI> that will be available july 30th
14:38:36 <bay|AX|BEI> (he's having tech issues)
14:39:21 <bay|AX|BEI> questions while....
14:39:29 <bay|AX|BEI> thundercats toys?
14:39:33 <bay|AX|BEI> that's the toys division
14:39:50 <bay|AX|BEI> the complete series in one collection
14:39:54 <bay|AX|BEI> gurren lagann the series
14:39:58 <bay|AX|BEI> available july 6th
14:40:02 <bay|AX|BEI> srp $49.98
14:40:06 <bay|AX|BEI> this is the complete series collection
14:40:13 <bay|AX|BEI> this is kinda a TTGL collection at AX
14:40:22 <bay|AX|BEI> and so... gurren events...
14:40:28 <bay|AX|BEI> (these are at con stuff)
14:41:36 <bay|AX|BEI> Gundam 00 second season
14:41:42 <bay|AX|BEI> has been in release for a while now...
14:41:51 <bay|AX|BEI> part 2 le july 6th , $44.98
14:41:58 <bay|AX|BEI> part 3 le, sept 9th
14:42:02 <bay|AX|BEI> will be a 4th part, scheduled probably in nov
14:42:12 <bay|AX|BEI> kurokami the animation
14:42:19 <bay|AX|BEI> been on youtube channel for a while
14:42:24 <bay|AX|BEI> it's also available on DVD and bluray
14:42:30 <bay|AX|BEI> 4 part DVD release and a 6 vol bluray release
14:42:34 <bay|AX|BEI> part 1 is now available for both
14:42:41 <bay|AX|BEI> part 2 on july 20th
14:42:57 <bay|AX|BEI> mobile suit zeta gundam a new translation
14:43:07 <bay|AX|BEI> this got delayed substantially...
14:43:12 <bay|AX|BEI> i'm very happy to say this is now available
14:43:15 <bay|AX|BEI> we're going to watch the trailer
14:44:19 <bay|AX|BEI> (blinking subs bug on this trailer)
14:44:32 <bay|AX|BEI> available 7/6
14:44:44 <bay|AX|BEI> $24.98 each or $64.98 for the complete
14:44:58 <bay|AX|BEI> hayate no gotoku
14:45:05 <bay|AX|BEI> vols 1-5 available now
14:45:08 <bay|AX|BEI> vol 6 7/6
14:45:14 <bay|AX|BEI> $39.98
14:45:19 <bay|AX|BEI> most of our july titles we have with us...
14:46:06 <bay|AX|BEI> this is going to be an 8 volume release for 50 episodes
14:45:50 <bay|AX|BEI> be sure to check that out
14:45:49 <bay|AX|BEI> freedom
14:45:53 <bay|AX|BEI> this is going to be an 8 volume release for 50 episodes
14:46:01 <bay|AX|BEI> entire series collection...
14:46:06 <bay|AX|BEI> $39.98
14:46:48 <bay|AX|BEI> trailer
14:47:14 <bay|AX|BEI> (the trailer shows its date)
14:47:21 <bay|AX|BEI> Ghost Slayer Ayashi
14:47:32 <bay|AX|BEI> complete 30 episode series, 7/6, $49.98
14:48:28 <bay|AX|BEI> Code Geass, Lelouch of the rebellion R2
14:48:56 <bay|AX|BEI> R2 parts 1-4 LE available
14:49:09 <bay|AX|BEI> Kannagi
14:49:20 <bay|AX|BEI> Complete series collection, $59.98.
14:49:55 <bay|AX|BEI> Eureka Seven, the movie
14:49:59 <bay|AX|BEI> available on DVD and bluray
14:50:37 <bay|AX|BEI> trailer
14:51:31 <bay|AX|BEI> Haruhi s1 complete collection
14:51:34 <bay|AX|BEI> $39.98 msrp
14:52:14 <bay|AX|BEI> now available
14:52:14 <bay|AX|BEI> we are also relasing season 2
14:52:14 <bay|AX|BEI> all 14 eps, return of the english voice cast, coming in ...approximately... august 2010
14:52:20 <bay|AX|BEI> they have recorded all the episodes
14:52:53 <bay|AX|BEI> they have survived the challenge of e8
14:52:49 <bay|AX|BEI> now, we'll take a look at the opening
14:52:44 <bay|AX|BEI> if our special guest is here, we're going to have someone come up
14:54:36 <bay|AX|BEI> it gives me great pleasure... we'll do something a little different.. we have some entertainment... so we have us.. the leader of the asos brigade
14:54:37 <bay|AX|BEI> christina vee
14:55:06 <bay|AX|BEI> (she's going to sing the super driver en version)
14:56:36 <bay|AX|BEI> back to robert
14:56:38 <bay|AX|BEI> did you know....
14:56:45 <bay|AX|BEI> we're also going to be releasing Haruhi-chan...
14:56:48 <bay|AX|BEI> clip...
14:57:06 <bay|AX|BEI> (ep 6 dubbed clip...)
15:01:46 <bay|AX|BEI> all right
15:01:53 <bay|AX|BEI> as you probably noticed, it was in english
15:02:06 <bay|AX|BEI> we are doing an english language version with the en voice cast
15:02:14 <bay|AX|BEI> (nyoro ep 2 clip)
15:04:11 <bay|AX|BEI> as i mentioned, those are being dubbed in english by the original voice cast and the release date tbd
15:04:16 <bay|AX|BEI> i have one more haruhi title to mention...
15:04:23 <bay|AX|BEI> disappearance of haruhi suzumiya...
15:04:31 <bay|AX|BEI> english language version being prepared by bang zoom
15:04:37 <bay|AX|BEI> had a sold out screening last week in LA
15:04:43 <bay|AX|BEI> there are more screenings planned in Hawaii...
15:04:56 <bay|AX|BEI> we're also working on trying to organize some more screenings
15:05:02 <bay|AX|BEI> what we're doing now is the subtitled 35mm print
15:05:21 <bay|AX|BEI> and of course, that will be inevitably released on dvd at a future time
15:05:39 <bay|AX|BEI> so right now, the theatrical trailer
15:05:55 <bay|AX|BEI> (1 min subbed version that's online)
15:06:36 <bay|AX|BEI> now...
15:06:42 <bay|AX|BEI> let's talk about some haruhi things we're doing at the show
15:08:08 <bay|AX|BEI> we're going to move on to....
15:08:11 <bay|AX|BEI> something...else...
15:08:41 <bay|AX|BEI> announcement time
15:08:44 <bay|AX|BEI> so, if i could have the lights out before i start this to build some drama
15:08:48 <bay|AX|BEI> we're going to roll this and i'll say no more
15:08:52 <bay|AX|BEI> k-on
15:08:53 <bay|AX|BEI> ending song
15:10:29 <bay|AX|BEI> so if you don't know, that's a show called k-on
15:10:38 <bay|AX|BEI> we're happy to announce that we'll be distributing k-on
15:10:54 <bay|AX|BEI> so actually.... we are going to have someone come up....
15:11:09 <bay|AX|BEI> christina vee...
15:11:28 <bay|AX|BEI> (to sing the ending song...japanese version)
15:11:42 <bay|AX|BEI> (Dressed as...Mio?)
15:12:53 <bay|AX|BEI> Loy... take it from here
15:13:09 <bay|AX|BEI> We're actually going to be doing similar to the asos brigade... we're going to be starting an afternoon teatime group
15:13:22 <bay|AX|BEI> Christina Vee will be Mio... Karrie is Yui
15:15:25 <bay|AX|BEI> Kix will be Tsumgi
15:13:48 <bay|AX|BEI> (Kari != the voice actor)
15:13:55 <bay|AX|BEI> (Brianna as Ritsu)
15:14:13 <bay|AX|BEI> Now we're going to move into Q&A...
15:14:21 <bay|AX|BEI> in a minute...
15:14:22 <bay|AX|BEI> First...
15:14:32 <bay|AX|BEI> we're going to talk about Gundam Unicorn
15:14:36 <bay|AX|BEI> doing very well here...
15:14:53 <bay|AX|BEI> only available at bandai store and amazon
15:15:02 <bay|AX|BEI> first blu-ray is available
15:15:13 <bay|AX|BEI> we're going to take a quick look at the trailer...then we should have someone joining us to talk about it
15:18:05 <bay|AX|BEI> i just got a text.... stephanie sheh....
15:18:25 <bay|AX|BEI> of course, she's one of the voice actors from the english version of Gundam Unicorn...
15:18:30 <bay|AX|BEI> so stephanie, welcome
15:18:56 <bay|AX|BEI> can you talk about unicorn?
15:19:18 <bay|AX|BEI> i don't want to give too much about the character or plot because part of the whole gundam universe is figuring about whats going on
15:19:23 <bay|AX|BEI> it's going to be 6 episodes, and we're doing 1 episode at a time
15:19:38 <bay|AX|BEI> and the unique thing is that the english language dub is on the japanese release, so it's like an international release
15:19:52 <bay|AX|BEI> which means recording it is quite adventurous... everything is last minute crazy spontaneous
15:20:00 <bay|AX|BEI> it takes place in UC
15:21:07 <bay|AX|BEI> napton: any anecdotes about recording?
15:20:55 <bay|AX|BEI> st: when recording ep 1, i was sick, i think i recorded it on thanksgiving day...
15:21:56 <bay|AX|BEI> napton: a hand for her...
15:22:02 <bay|AX|BEI> dive through the rest of our presentation
15:22:06 <bay|AX|BEI> (manga time)
15:22:29 <bay|AX|BEI> Very quickly... about manga...
15:22:35 <bay|AX|BEI> Code Geass Knight and Queen...
15:22:44 <bay|AX|BEI> vol 1 of Knight is available... vol 2 of queen later this month
15:23:01 <bay|AX|BEI> we have gundam 00 2nd season and gurren lagann vol 5
15:23:35 <bay|AX|BEI> lucky star vol 5 and...
15:23:42 <bay|AX|BEI> been a really successful series for us
15:23:46 <bay|AX|BEI> vol 6 will be late july early august
15:23:51 <bay|AX|BEI> that concludes our ppt
15:23:59 <bay|AX|BEI> and we're going to dive into Q&A
15:24:29 <bay|AX|BEI> (doing line up... will ask questions to them after)
15:24:37 <bay|AX|BEI> Q: release date for K-on?
15:24:44 <bay|AX|BEI> A: not yet
15:25:06 <bay|AX|BEI> Q: with the new adventure with aniplex... if it does succeed... what can we expect to see from aniplex and bandai
15:25:19 <bay|AX|BEI> A: so far, the only arrangement is the gurren movies, we'd like to talk about more
15:25:33 <bay|AX|BEI> Q: licensing second season of K-on?
15:25:39 <bay|AX|BEI> A: we wish, but we only have the first season
15:26:01 <bay|AX|BEI> Q: simul releases?
15:26:07 <bay|AX|BEI> A: Unicorn is day and date...
15:26:14 <bay|AX|BEI> at this moment, there is discussion, but nothing is set.
15:26:37 <bay|AX|BEI> Q: For the blu-ray release of Kurokami, why was the JP track left off?
15:26:54 <bay|AX|BEI> A; i mentioned like last year too, but we're like testing the release patterns, and we have a huge problems with the price differences
15:27:00 <bay|AX|BEI> where as it's the same region code
15:27:06 <bay|AX|BEI> the japanese are afraid of parallel imports
15:27:14 <bay|AX|BEI> we're trying to find the best way
15:28:00 <bay|AX|BEI> Q: any plans for bandai to come out of mess of an economy?
15:28:15 <bay|AX|BEI> A: we all agree that he future is in the internet and the question is how to utilize that
15:28:22 <bay|AX|BEI> the packaging business is still very important to us
15:28:51 <bay|AX|BEI> Q: Zeta TV or the movies?
15:29:10 <bay|AX|BEI> (Question gets directed to Loy)
15:29:14 <bay|AX|BEI> even though i worked on the movies, i have to say the tv series is better...
15:29:19 <bay|AX|BEI> Ken: i didn't hear that...
15:29:19 <bay|AX|BEI> We're out of time...
15:29:35 <bay|AX|BEI> End (going to get questions now)
15:36:07 <bay|AX|BEI> Q: K-on bluray? A: no idea, they just got the announce go ahead, no details for anything else either
15:36:09 <bay|AX|BEI> Q: Will (TTGL Movies) be available outside the Bandai store? A: Not at this time.
15:36:43 <bay|AX|BEI> Q: Will there be any more Blu-ray coming? A: There are a few more planned. I can't say the names yet because they aren't approved. But definitely, we believe in bluray.
15:37:19 <bay|AX|BEI> Q: Print-on-demand on DVDs? A: Haven't looked into it but it is something to think about.
15:37:44 <bay|AX|BEI> Q: Are there any chances of artboxes coming back, such as an exclusive through the store? A: Hopefully... People have to buy them. If people buy them, we like making them, but it got to the point where (the sales didn't support making them).
Notes: None