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|Unedited Feed from the Production I.G. panel at Anime-Expo 2010. Transcription: bayoab
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16:47:17 <bay|AX|ProIG> (Posters are going up - Break Blade/Broken Blade, Loup Garous, and Bungaku Shoujo)
16:38:41 <bay|AX|ProIG> (Away we go...or not.. mic is off)
16:38:44 <bay|AX|ProIG> Hi you guys....
16:38:45 <bay|AX|ProIG> How are you
16:38:57 <bay|AX|ProIG> I'm so happy that you guys came because you know that this panel was changed at the last moment.
16:40:48 <bay|AX|ProIG> (Turns out the panel change was only finally announced on twitter....)
16:44:48 <bay|AX|ProIG> 3 videos of new titles...
16:45:00 <bay|AX|ProIG> and then a few funny DVDs that I love to show every year
16:45:22 <bay|AX|ProIG> How many of you guys have never come to a production i.g. panel before?
16:45:23 <bay|AX|ProIG> Why did you come?
16:45:50 <bay|AX|ProIG> (Audience: Because I love kamiyama's work... ) They will be coming here...
16:46:10 <bay|AX|ProIG> I have 3 new shows... and then some titles I can announced that have been licensed.
16:46:16 <bay|AX|ProIG> And then new projects that I'm developing
16:46:21 <bay|AX|ProIG> The first one is Loup Garous
16:46:35 <bay|AX|ProIG> Directed by Fujisaka?
16:46:42 <bay|AX|ProIG> Feature animation that will be released this August
16:47:13 <bay|AX|ProIG> Director also wrote SAC(?).. character designer of blood+
16:48:06 <bay|AX|ProIG> (Loup Garous has SCANDAL in it)
16:48:08 <bay|AX|ProIG> 8.28 release in japan
16:48:20 <bay|AX|ProIG> The music is by a girl band called SCANDAL
16:48:43 <bay|AX|ProIG> The second one is called is called Break Blade/Broken Blade
16:48:51 <bay|AX|ProIG> this is based on a comic, produced by i.g. and xebec
16:49:04 <bay|AX|ProIG> directed by amino... mac7 the movie, mac7 dynamite
16:49:19 <bay|AX|ProIG> It's a 6 chapter movie. the first chapter was released in may this year
16:49:22 <bay|AX|ProIG> chapter 2 is currently in theaters
16:49:26 <bay|AX|ProIG> Let's show that.
16:51:05 <bay|AX|ProIG> The fourth one we're doing is Sengoku Basara 2 which I don't have the video for....
16:51:30 <bay|AX|ProIG> The third one...is Bungaku Shoujo... literal translation book girl...
16:51:31 <bay|AX|ProIG> It's about this girl who loves this novel that she eats it.
16:51:49 <bay|AX|ProIG> It's based on a fantasy novel. The movie was released in May, and they are coming up with 3 more 25 min eps each
16:51:58 <bay|AX|ProIG> And they are going to have a limited theatrical and DVD and Bluray release within the year
16:52:12 <bay|AX|ProIG> It was directed by Tadahi(?), Prince of Tennis... World Destruction
16:54:13 <bay|AX|ProIG> Those are the 4 new shows i was told to announce.
16:54:20 <bay|AX|ProIG> And I don't know how many know what I do...
16:54:31 <bay|AX|ProIG> I work for production i.g. us office
16:54:44 <bay|AX|ProIG> The office was established 14 years ago, And what we do is bring our titles overseas and selling them to the network
16:55:01 <bay|AX|ProIG> Because the economy is really bad and nobody is buying anime... and i wonder why because there are so many fans out there.
16:55:19 <bay|AX|ProIG> Licensing has been really really tough and the economy has been bad
16:55:27 <bay|AX|ProIG> So I've started doing co-productions.
16:55:40 <bay|AX|ProIG> the example of that would be doing igpx with cartoon network
16:55:59 <bay|AX|ProIG> as soon as we did that, the economy went down, so we weren't doing anything, but there are still networks looking for kids titles, but we are developing a kids show currently
16:56:19 <bay|AX|ProIG> and a couple of other things i do... there is another coproduction we are planning on doing with a singaporean company...
16:56:25 <bay|AX|ProIG> so that's what we're doing with another company...
16:56:29 <bay|AX|ProIG> since that's what the money is
16:56:44 <bay|AX|ProIG> and another thing... i don't know if you've heard about the live action of GITS, but they are already in pre-production
16:57:05 <bay|AX|ProIG> we're closely working with avi arad, not only the LA GITS, but also a comic book called Innocent with Avi Arad
16:57:13 <bay|AX|ProIG> We're having that written and published in Japan first
16:57:27 <bay|AX|ProIG> It's supposed to come out this month in Comic Blade, and then he's going to make that into a live action
16:57:51 <bay|AX|ProIG> On the smaller titles, I am currently working with Jim right over here from Otakon, we're doing the opening animation for Otakon
16:58:07 <bay|AX|ProIG> It's directed by Nekomataya... he's not the porn one....
16:58:41 <bay|AX|ProIG> It's coming out....
16:59:00 <bay|AX|ProIG> Those are titles I'm doing that are in developement
16:59:11 <bay|AX|ProIG> And licensing, what i Have recently done is Revolution Girl Utena movie with rightstuf
16:59:21 <bay|AX|ProIG> they are going to be releasing both the tv series and the movie and they got the movie from me
16:59:34 <bay|AX|ProIG> And Eden of the East with Funimation
16:59:43 <bay|AX|ProIG> And the staff should be on their way here.
17:00:22 <bay|AX|ProIG> Oblivion Island... it's a really cute CG animation we made last year... I've been trying really hard to find a home for it.
17:00:42 <bay|AX|ProIG> I think we found a home for it. We aren't able to announce it next year, but maybe we can announce it at Otakon... maybe the licensee can announce it there.
17:00:49 <bay|AX|ProIG> That's about it for what I can say.
17:00:55 <bay|AX|ProIG> We can open this up to Q&A.
17:01:59 <bay|AX|ProIG> or not... give away
17:02:57 <bay|AX|ProIG> (asking about when to schedule the panel)
17:06:31 <bay|AX|ProIG> (asking what we want at the panel in the future)
17:07:43 <bay|AX|ProIG> (and now we've broken into which UC school is the best?)
17:08:50 <bay|AX|ProIG> Q: How hard is it to get Japan to understand how popular a show is in the US with very popular shows in Japan.
17:09:31 <bay|AX|ProIG> A: (FLCL, GITS etc did badly in Japan but good in the US....)
17:09:57 <bay|AX|ProIG> In Japan, people look for new anime, but people in here (US) want franchises.
17:10:23 <bay|AX|ProIG> Q: More Moribito?
17:10:37 <bay|AX|ProIG> A: We can ask Kamiyama... it's not being planned at the moment... but it's great that we love it.
17:11:03 <bay|AX|ProIG> A: and sorry I didn't finish. I do tell Japan that they do have to think about the anime fans here...
17:11:15 <bay|AX|ProIG> Production I.G. is one who makes things for the international audience.
17:11:54 <bay|AX|ProIG> Q: Distribution wise, when you speak to [as] or something like that, is there something that the distribution company is looking for... that you tell that Japan to tweak it?
17:12:06 <bay|AX|ProIG> A; Adult swim, is actually not buying anything anymore, the only title they keep renewing is FLCL
17:12:21 <bay|AX|ProIG> I think FLCL Is so popular because I think Mike Lazo loves FLCL
17:12:46 <bay|AX|ProIG> As soon as he got it, it was like one of the top shows. Well, none of the other anime did well, they keep renewing the contract. And it's almost expiring,... I don't know what hey are going to do now.
17:12:52 <bay|AX|ProIG> I think at one point FLCL did better than anything.
17:13:04 <bay|AX|ProIG> But FLCL is licensed by FUNi so they are releasing the DVD and the Blu-ray
17:14:00 <bay|AX|ProIG> I just heard from Mr. Sata from FCC that everyone is coming shortly.
17:14:11 <bay|AX|ProIG> Shawne Kleckner... omg, I'm so sorry...
17:14:20 <bay|AX|ProIG> You did announce it?... Just the TV....
17:14:25 <bay|AX|ProIG> I did this again... OMG...
17:14:30 <bay|AX|ProIG> I wasn't supposed to announce that yet....
17:14:45 <bay|AX|ProIG> Press people don't write it...
17:15:17 <bay|AX|ProIG> Is it okay Shawne? DLK: It's okay...
17:15:48 <bay|AX|ProIG> Q; Are you in negotations to licensing the EotE movies?
17:16:05 <bay|AX|ProIG> A; FUNimation has it...
17:16:36 <bay|AX|ProIG> Q: Talk about internships?
17:16:40 <bay|AX|ProIG> A; I've never had one....
17:17:04 <bay|AX|ProIG> (Audience: Slaves...)
17:18:29 <bay|AX|ProIG> Going to show the funny video now....
17:18:42 <bay|AX|ProIG> This is a video that one of our interns made...
17:18:50 <bay|AX|ProIG> He interned for us for a year
17:19:22 <bay|AX|ProIG> Video go...
17:23:23 <bay|AX|ProIG> (This is the same video that's been shown in previous years I believe... or at least very very similar)
17:24:06 <bay|AX|ProIG> We should probably make another one like it. I've shown it in previous years...
17:24:15 <bay|AX|ProIG> But... guess who is here.. with 5 min left...
17:24:19 <bay|AX|ProIG> Kamiyama is here...
17:24:56 <bay|AX|ProIG> Kamiyama, Animation Supervisor Mr. Nakamura, and Producer(?) Ishii(?)
17:25:10 <bay|AX|ProIG> They went sightseeing for the next project they are planning...
17:25:49 <bay|AX|ProIG> One question.... and it has to be simple and easy
17:26:42 <bay|AX|ProIG> Q: How do you the research for your direction?.....
17:26:45 <bay|AX|ProIG> That's a hard question....
17:26:50 <bay|AX|ProIG> I was thinking more like a yes/no answer....
17:27:50 <bay|AX|ProIG> Am I out of time?....
17:27:57 <bay|AX|ProIG> Q: Making any more Moribito?
17:28:01 <bay|AX|ProIG> A; No plans right now.
17:28:09 <bay|AX|ProIG> Okay, I guess that's it.
17:28:18 <bay|AX|ProIG> I have a whole bunch of stuff here....
17:28:28 <bay|AX|ProIG> Thank you for coming.
17:28:33 <bay|AX|ProIG> End