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

00:19:24 <bay|Ota|MG> (Visual Novels featuring Mangagamer)
00:24:56 <bay|Ota|MG> (Waiting for this tiny room that holds about 120 to fill... .... with a probably full line)
00:26:16 <bay|Ota|MG> (Maybe a dozen seats left)
00:27:05 <bay|Ota|MG> Disclaimer... If it doesn't come out of Koryuu's mouth, nothing is official
00:27:18 <bay|Ota|MG> Welcome to Visual Novels, Drama, Moe and Everything in between
00:27:34 <bay|Ota|MG> This will be 1/4th visual novel primer and 3/4 mangagamer industry panel...
00:27:40 <bay|Ota|MG> Who knows VNs (Like 90%)...
00:27:49 <bay|Ota|MG> Oh crap, this might be completely pointless...
00:27:56 <bay|Ota|MG> Visual Novels in a Nutshell...
00:28:11 <bay|Ota|MG> Choice your own adventure + pic of girl behind guy looking at screen
00:28:31 <bay|Ota|MG> This results in a plethora of games...
00:28:39 <bay|Ota|MG> Different types of visual novels... the chart
00:28:47 <bay|Ota|MG> Y axis is plot and H content is X axis
00:29:11 <bay|Ota|MG> Linear decreasing...
00:30:05 <bay|Ota|MG> Ren'ai genre - building relationships developing character, telling a story, has all-age potential (on the far top left)
00:30:24 <bay|Ota|MG> Eroge genre- getting the girl, getting laid, getting the harem ending, easier to sell (bottom right)
00:30:34 <bay|Ota|MG> Exceptions to the rule
00:30:52 <bay|Ota|MG> School days... bad endings were more preferable to the good...
00:30:55 <bay|Ota|MG> Cross Days.... guess which girl isn't quite like the others
00:31:00 <bay|Ota|MG> Genre of Games
00:31:07 <bay|Ota|MG> Horror: Chaos Head
00:31:11 <bay|Ota|MG> Action: Baldr
00:31:16 <bay|Ota|MG> Drama: Yume Miru KUsuri
00:31:25 <bay|Ota|MG> Fantasy: Hat and Book
00:31:33 <bay|Ota|MG> Comedy: Green Green
00:31:51 <bay|Ota|MG> Special Recognition: doujin
00:31:59 <bay|Ota|MG> Not really a genre, more like a medium
00:32:09 <bay|Ota|MG> Most famously, 07th expansion
00:32:32 <bay|Ota|MG> (Higurashi no Naku koro ni, Umineko no naka koro ni)
00:32:38 <bay|Ota|MG> Type-Moon....
00:32:45 <bay|Ota|MG> Art books and alternative medias...
00:33:39 <bay|Ota|MG> Anime and Manga, OSTs, Drama CDs, Image albums,
00:34:04 <bay|Ota|MG> Console port/Derivative works...
00:34:30 <bay|Ota|MG> Occasional Movie
00:35:08 <bay|Ota|MG> End the primer...
00:35:20 <bay|Ota|MG> Mangagamer Industry portion....
00:36:06 <bay|Ota|MG> John, aka Koryuu....
00:36:14 <bay|Ota|MG> (probably mispelling his handle)
00:36:34 <bay|Ota|MG> How many know about Mangagamer?
00:36:48 <bay|Ota|MG> For those of you who don't know, we are the currently the only other company localizing visual novels beside JAST
00:37:05 <bay|Ota|MG> We've managed to get titles from games that have animes like Da Capo, Suika, Shuffle...
00:37:19 <bay|Ota|MG> I've noticed a lot of people who come by the booth don't notice Overdrive...
00:37:37 <bay|Ota|MG> People recognize Green Green and don't recognize the president transfered to a different company
00:37:59 <bay|Ota|MG> Edelweiss is the spiritual successor to green green
00:38:10 <bay|Ota|MG> (The slides are all the companies)
00:38:22 <bay|Ota|MG> (Navel, Circus, Overdrive, BaseSon, etc)
00:38:44 <bay|Ota|MG> At AX, we basically had a message from Navel ,which was basically if you buy more, we'll make more
00:38:48 <bay|Ota|MG> Mangagamer Upcoming Releases
00:39:05 <bay|Ota|MG> D.C.I.F.
00:39:28 <bay|Ota|MG> Da Capo innocent finale
00:39:28 <bay|Ota|MG> Coming winter
00:39:28 <bay|Ota|MG> DCIF basically rewrites the ending to DC
00:39:49 <bay|Ota|MG> Unlike AX, we can tell you that we will have it out this winter
00:40:01 <bay|Ota|MG> D.C.2
00:40:02 <bay|Ota|MG> Coming winter
00:40:10 <bay|Ota|MG> also Da Capo 2 this winter
00:40:16 <bay|Ota|MG> We will have a special release with it's timing...
00:40:30 <bay|Ota|MG> How many of you actually know about Da Capo 2.... and how many know about Da Capo...
00:40:46 <bay|Ota|MG> DC2 is the cannon ending from DC
00:41:03 <bay|Ota|MG> (The panelists are fighting among the DC girls)
00:42:14 <bay|Ota|MG> Koihime Musou
00:42:15 <bay|Ota|MG> Coming Fall
00:42:53 <bay|Ota|MG> Coming (strikeout) ^really(/strikeout) (scratchout)Soon(/scratchout) Fall
00:43:12 <bay|Ota|MG> I know there have been delays as we've been trying to get the translation near perfect
00:44:32 <bay|Ota|MG> But we are finally going to have it out this fall
00:44:32 <bay|Ota|MG> Q: Sequels to Koihime? A; Haven't made any decision on it...
00:44:32 <bay|Ota|MG> I know Shin Koihime is twice as long...but the story is different...
00:44:54 <bay|Ota|MG> This will be one of the first games that we're putting out that will have real gameplay to it.
00:45:06 <bay|Ota|MG> Deardrops
00:45:07 <bay|Ota|MG> Coming soon
00:45:22 <bay|Ota|MG> End of PPT
00:45:50 <bay|Ota|MG> Q: What about the patch for Edelweiss? A: Going to be working on that after the final checks for Koihime and DC2
00:46:01 <bay|Ota|MG> Q: Licensing something? A: No...
00:47:17 <bay|Ota|MG> Q: (missed) A; (talking about differences in licensing)
00:47:30 <bay|Ota|MG> Q: What's the outlook on Key or Root?
00:48:17 <bay|Ota|MG> A; As some people know, Circus and Navel have some connections with Key, and bamboo, the president of overdrive sat down to lunch with the president of Key, so I'd say things are looking good, but there's nothing I can say.
00:48:45 <bay|Ota|MG> Q: Spoken with pixisoft or lilith?
00:49:01 <bay|Ota|MG> A; If you want to see stuff from the different stuff, write in and tell us
00:49:14 <bay|Ota|MG> The more we see it, the more we may look into it
00:49:18 <bay|Ota|MG> We have staff who look at the forums and such
00:49:24 <bay|Ota|MG> If you write it there, you will know.
00:49:28 <bay|Ota|MG> Q: DCIF voiced?
00:49:52 <bay|Ota|MG> A: Originally DCIF was direct to PS2 so the va was Horie Yui
00:50:08 <bay|Ota|MG> Our release will be voiced but it will be the same voice as DC.
00:50:45 <bay|Ota|MG> Q: (Missed question) A: First of all, all of the characters are over 18+, these are the generals from the 3 kingdoms that we are talking about here...
00:51:10 <bay|Ota|MG> Q; What do you actually release?
00:51:24 <bay|Ota|MG> A: The way we release is that we primarily do digital distribution.
00:51:42 <bay|Ota|MG> We're trying to see how hard copies will do. We have a few of them at our booth.
00:51:57 <bay|Ota|MG> We are looking into other routes, but nothing other than digital distribution has been decided yet.
00:52:07 <bay|Ota|MG> Image samples from Koihime now since no more questions
00:52:30 <bay|Ota|MG> Let me explain why we're going to show you the images.... we were supposed to have a demo....
00:52:46 <bay|Ota|MG> But I was told we should have the demo by August 10th...
00:52:51 <bay|Ota|MG> as there were a few more hangups
00:55:02 <bay|Ota|MG> (Going over how the gameplay works...)
00:56:10 <bay|Ota|MG> Who likes moe? How many here would like to see a game that isn't moe?
00:56:16 <bay|Ota|MG> Who likes dark gritty horror?
00:56:21 <bay|Ota|MG> The Sin
00:56:55 <bay|Ota|MG> Zaishuu
00:56:55 <bay|Ota|MG> Going to be translating it to Guilty the Sin
00:56:55 <bay|Ota|MG> As opposed to the usual school based moe, this is a much darker title...
00:58:13 <bay|Ota|MG> So, the thing is, what comes with the whole setting with the town under construction is there is abandoned buildings with gangs and thugs...
00:58:48 <bay|Ota|MG> The main character has had to grow up fighting off people in the town because his sister has an overaffection for him
00:59:26 <bay|Ota|MG> So what they don't know is that mysterious deaths start plauging the town.... (lost rest...about the plot)
00:59:44 <bay|Ota|MG> Now going over the eroge scenes....
00:59:57 <bay|Ota|MG> (incest...)
01:00:50 <bay|Ota|MG> (Showing how it's a dark game now....which is... uh.... wtfh CG... tentacles....and.... worm like stuff...)
01:00:35 <bay|Ota|MG> Coming this fall
01:01:01 <bay|Ota|MG> Q: Plays like traditional visual novel? A: Yes.
01:01:19 <bay|Ota|MG> Q: Not like princess waltz? A; It's a regular visual novel. The action scenes are text based.
01:03:02 <bay|Ota|MG> Q: (Can't hear the question) A: (Answer seems to be about using fan translations...)
01:03:09 <bay|Ota|MG> Know there have been a bunch of companies issuing C&Ds... it's not that the companies don't want it to be released in english
01:03:19 <bay|Ota|MG> they want to see it done officially, legally, and taking the proper routes
01:03:35 <bay|Ota|MG> If you are doing a fan translation, contact the localization companies or the original company and talk to them.
01:04:40 <bay|Ota|MG> Q: How did you end up on deciding on this title as opposed to another dark game?
01:05:02 <bay|Ota|MG> A: One of the biggest factor is that it comes from tactics which is under the nexton(?) umbrella....
01:05:56 <bay|Ota|MG> Q: What do you currently carry that is good for beginner to this kind of game?
01:06:13 <bay|Ota|MG> A: Depends what genre.... been a running joke between me and people online... like there is an app for that, there is an eroge for that...
01:07:02 <bay|Ota|MG> For story driven, the recommendation I would give is either Kira Kira
01:07:20 <bay|Ota|MG> For action suspense, soul link is probably not too bad of an intro, it's more in the middle of the spectrum
01:08:05 <bay|Ota|MG> Q: Take on the Higurashi type genre?
01:08:58 <bay|Ota|MG> A: In Japan, it's a different genre called a sound novel, and they actually have been around since the nintendo era....
01:08:42 <bay|Ota|MG> Konami, and others got their start selling eroge...
01:09:23 <bay|Ota|MG> Unlike the visual novels, the sound novels don't really have choice, it's more of a novel.
01:11:30 <bay|Ota|MG> Now, question for raffle...
01:14:24 <bay|Ota|MG> (3 companies and 3 games from each company)
01:21:39 <bay|Ota|MG> (And other stuff that's too boring to mention)
01:26:31 <bay|Ota|MG> End
Notes: None