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Feed from Feel the Passion of Luv Luv at Anime-Expo 2008. Transcription: bayoab
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19:39:16 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Short description of this panel: Luv Luv Press brings Ladies Comics to America! Extremely popular in Japan, but never before available as a genre in the U.S. Ladies Comics are romantic, hot and sex manga about modern women and the men they love.
19:39:25 <bay|AX|Luvluv> away we go
19:39:43 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Michael is our host...
19:40:28 <bay|AX|Luvluv> (talking about the bags they had for the first 100 people who arrived and the goodies contained within....)
19:40:51 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Ladies comics/josei manga releaser.... it is really popular in japan but not available before in the US...
19:40:54 <bay|AX|Luvluv> he's reading the panel description off the schedule
19:41:23 <bay|AX|Luvluv> It feels realistic story lines unlike shoujo manga... "romantic and physical relationships with nothing held back"
19:43:26 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Will start by describing volumes that have already been released
19:43:36 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Voices of Love by Kanae Hazuki... 5 volumes in total...
19:43:49 <bay|AX|Luvluv> (teacher ....student relationship....)
19:44:41 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Pictures of Us.... Teach me love... and two other titles that I didn't catch because i didn't realize these are titles..
19:44:51 <bay|AX|Luvluv> oh... these are all short stories in voices of love
19:45:07 <bay|AX|Luvluv> *5 stories in total, not volumes
19:45:45 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Love for Dessert by Hana Aoi... another collection of short stories...
19:47:43 <bay|AX|Luvluv> upcoming releases...
19:47:51 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Pretty Poison by Yutta Narukami
19:48:30 <bay|AX|Luvluv> (im leaving out the descriptions of these books)
19:48:49 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Make Love and Peace by Takane Yonetani
19:49:21 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Sounds of Love... Rin Tanaka (vol 1.. first release to have multiple volumes)
19:49:35 <bay|AX|Luvluv> (Check their website for descriptions of these....)
19:49:43 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Object of Desire by Tomogo Noguchi(?)
19:51:21 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Luvluv-press.com
19:51:43 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Rob Sampson is here (slideshow producer).... and Miako Ogata (general manager)
19:52:12 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Q&A....
19:53:07 <bay|AX|Luvluv> (question i couldn't hear at all for the first one)
19:53:12 <bay|AX|Luvluv> (nor the second...)
19:53:33 <bay|AX|Luvluv> question about plans to release yuri...
19:53:34 <bay|AX|Luvluv> no plans...
19:53:58 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Aurora is a subsidiary of Ohzora shuppan
19:54:01 <bay|AX|Luvluv> if i heard that right
19:55:11 <bay|AX|Luvluv> a: a lot of fans who started with shoujo have grown up and only had yaoi and hentai, so we decided to bring out this new genre for the adults to have an age appropriate series
19:55:35 <bay|AX|Luvluv> a: Make Love and Peace is multiple volumes.... (3 vols right now) and Sounds of Love is 3 vols too....
19:56:05 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Will it be in borders and B&N?
19:56:20 <bay|AX|Luvluv> a: borders does buy... books a million too... b&n doesn't buy shrinkwrap
19:56:44 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Q: would you release some of mai yoshino's short stories?
19:57:00 <bay|AX|Luvluv> A: she's with another publisher... (all i was able to catch of the answer)
19:57:10 <bay|AX|Luvluv> Q: where would you place this genre?
19:57:14 <bay|AX|Luvluv> (between shoujo and hentai?)
19:57:38 <bay|AX|Luvluv> a: not really, because hentai is male oriented.. this is all done by females... there are no male artists.. this is all drawn by females for females... its aimed for females
19:57:43 <bay|AX|Luvluv> it is more like shojo graduated
19:59:04 <bay|AX|Luvluv> question i believe about female/female involved in this genre... says it's all female/male in the genre
19:59:15 <bay|AX|Luvluv> question about marketing....
19:59:42 <bay|AX|Luvluv> it is harder to market because it is 18 , we do have myspace... if you check out our website, we have a link straight to our myspace.. we are also marketing to romance novel sites...
19:59:50 <bay|AX|Luvluv> we also had a commercial on GoAnimeTv
19:59:58 <bay|AX|Luvluv> if you go to animeidol, you will see the commercial
20:00:28 <bay|AX|Luvluv> question about anime.... they say they don't do anime
20:01:18 <bay|AX|Luvluv> question about original US artists i believe... didn't catch it...
20:02:28 <bay|AX|Luvluv> "there is actual physical relationships.. you won't just see the next morning... you will see during the night"
20:02:46 <bay|AX|Luvluv> how does this differ from hentai?
20:02:56 <bay|AX|Luvluv> hentai is sex fantasy while this has more of an emotional grab to it
20:03:08 <bay|AX|Luvluv> while there is sexual relationships, this focuses on the emotions
20:03:36 <bay|AX|Luvluv> there are exerts on pw and other places that call it josei and steamy manga for women
20:04:05 <bay|AX|Luvluv> question: are you focusing on the serious types of issues (one of the stories is about an abusive boyfriend)
20:04:18 <bay|AX|Luvluv> a: this isn't something we were aiming for, this is how the artist works...
20:04:34 <bay|AX|Luvluv> hazuki aims for a more realistic angle
20:04:51 <bay|AX|Luvluv> if they have serious themes, we aren't against bringing it out nor it is something we are aiming for...
20:04:56 <bay|AX|Luvluv> that will conclude our panel.....
20:04:58 <bay|AX|Luvluv> end panel
Updates: 7/27: Corrected various spelling errors, added header.
Notes: None