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Unedited Feed from the Sentai Filmworks panel at Anime Boston 2011. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

14:10:42 <bay|AB|Sentai> (Semi-pointless room clear - the line was shorter than the panel size when i got on it)
14:10:14 <bay|AB|Sentai> (Still filling the room)
14:10:56 <bay|AB|Sentai> Hello
14:11:17 <bay|AB|Sentai> Well, this is kinda nice, i haven't been up here in a while
14:11:19 <bay|AB|Sentai> (DLW)
14:11:23 <bay|AB|Sentai> Welcome to the sentai filmworks panel
14:11:30 <bay|AB|Sentai> The very first one i've held at animeboston
14:11:44 <bay|AB|Sentai> Those of you who are new, I'm david willimans, with sentai filmworks, formerly with ADV films.
14:11:55 <bay|AB|Sentai> but now i'm with sentai and i just started working with them last year
14:11:58 <bay|AB|Sentai> this is my first sentai at AB
14:12:01 <bay|AB|Sentai> i did one at AWA last september
14:12:13 <bay|AB|Sentai> some of the people there who are familar with me.. i have DVDs to give away
14:12:27 <bay|AB|Sentai> I'm going to start off... i'm going to run down the stuff we have coming out
14:12:35 <bay|AB|Sentai> and ...
14:12:37 <bay|AB|Sentai> okay
14:12:43 <bay|AB|Sentai> run through the stuff we hae coming out
14:12:48 <bay|AB|Sentai> and give you what our schedule is and we have stuff coming out
14:12:59 <bay|AB|Sentai> then we have the first episode of the premiere of angel beats
14:13:10 <bay|AB|Sentai> i'm here in boston, i have a crew in sakura-kon, i'm like we're going to show it in boston first
14:13:22 <bay|AB|Sentai> i'll do some usual Q&A and give away dvds and have a good time
14:13:25 <bay|AB|Sentai> what's coming out...
14:13:37 <bay|AB|Sentai> where are we...
14:13:39 <bay|AB|Sentai> this is april....
14:13:43 <bay|AB|Sentai> my mind is fried...
14:13:55 <bay|AB|Sentai> been busy trying to get HSoTD done..
14:14:02 <bay|AB|Sentai> you can watch for that, it's coming out in june
14:14:07 <bay|AB|Sentai> on dvd and bluray
14:14:19 <bay|AB|Sentai> on april was special a complete, needless 2, clannad as w/ dub
14:14:28 <bay|AB|Sentai> which was my return to the directors chair
14:14:31 <bay|AB|Sentai> asylum session
14:14:33 <bay|AB|Sentai> may
14:14:50 <bay|AB|Sentai> ghost sweeper mikami collection 4, coffee samurai,
14:15:07 <bay|AB|Sentai> allison and lilia first collection
14:15:10 <bay|AB|Sentai> shin koihime muso
14:15:14 <bay|AB|Sentai> guin saga c2
14:15:15 <bay|AB|Sentai> june
14:15:17 <bay|AB|Sentai> maid sama c1
14:15:23 <bay|AB|Sentai> demon king daimo complete
14:15:36 <bay|AB|Sentai> something that popped up, originally we licensed it, we were looking at it for sub only
14:15:51 <bay|AB|Sentai> but after we licensed it to TAN, the numbers they reported for it, we decided to dub it
14:15:57 <bay|AB|Sentai> and give it a bluray
14:16:06 <bay|AB|Sentai> demon king is second to high school of the dead for streaming numbers
14:16:23 <bay|AB|Sentai> your under arrest full throttle
14:16:27 <bay|AB|Sentai> hsotd in june...
14:16:33 <bay|AB|Sentai> re-release of orphen, both season
14:16:39 <bay|AB|Sentai> we've been able to acquire that for july
14:16:45 <bay|AB|Sentai> allison lilia c2 in july
14:16:49 <bay|AB|Sentai> hidamari sketch in july
14:16:55 <bay|AB|Sentai> and angel beats in july as well
14:17:03 <bay|AB|Sentai> and that's pretty much what we've announced through now
14:17:07 <bay|AB|Sentai> the next thing is august...
14:17:12 <bay|AB|Sentai> those actually don't get announced till next month
14:17:21 <bay|AB|Sentai> but...what the hell...
14:17:41 <bay|AB|Sentai> what can i talk about in august
14:17:45 <bay|AB|Sentai> i'll say this much
14:17:47 <bay|AB|Sentai> maid sama c2
14:17:57 <bay|AB|Sentai> if i can get this thing to come up, i'll talk about this other one
14:18:02 <bay|AB|Sentai> also...
14:18:09 <bay|AB|Sentai> night raid 1931 in august
14:18:17 <bay|AB|Sentai> complete collection
14:18:37 <bay|AB|Sentai> (Trying to confirm if it's the 2nd anime no chikara series)
14:18:58 <bay|AB|Sentai> let's go ahead and get the ep showing, then we'll do questions
14:20:49 <bay|AB|Sentai> (having technical issues)
14:21:19 <bay|AB|Sentai> (it wasn't even hooked up)
14:22:03 <bay|AB|Sentai> while they're doing that...
14:22:13 <bay|AB|Sentai> i'm sure this will be easy for a lot of you...
14:22:18 <bay|AB|Sentai> (give away)
14:22:38 <bay|AB|Sentai> (it works~)
14:23:06 <bay|AB|Sentai> (pretty logo)
14:33:23 <bay|AB|Sentai> (oops, sorry, hit enter too early)
14:43:35 <bay|AB|Sentai> (Songs are subbed with ronaji and english)
14:43:41 <bay|AB|Sentai> (not dubbed)
14:48:36 <bay|AB|Sentai> That's the first episode
14:48:41 <bay|AB|Sentai> the series will be on dvd and bluray in july
14:48:47 <bay|AB|Sentai> got a few moments left so will take a few questions
14:49:23 <bay|AB|Sentai> Q: (handing of TK during dub?) A; couldn't say
14:49:32 <bay|AB|Sentai> Q: Do you know anything about the cast list for angel beats...
14:49:41 <bay|AB|Sentai> A: Don't know actually...credits are on the DVD though...
14:50:00 <bay|AB|Sentai> Q: Hidmari sketch on blu? A: No, dvd only now
14:50:09 <bay|AB|Sentai> Q; Bluray/DVD combo packs
14:50:35 <bay|AB|Sentai> A: not at the moment, not sure how to make it work, we're really small right now and we have to watch our funds..and honestly to do it, the only thing that i could do financially is to press some extra dvds and stick them in the bluray
14:50:45 <bay|AB|Sentai> how many are going to pick that up at the extra cost of the DVD...
14:50:54 <bay|AB|Sentai> i can't pack extra blu-ray and stick them with DVDs, that costs too much
14:50:58 <bay|AB|Sentai> we're doing separate releases....
14:51:07 <bay|AB|Sentai> bluray is still really expensive to press
14:51:16 <bay|AB|Sentai> Q: how do you determine which get complete collections...
14:51:21 <bay|AB|Sentai> A: depends on the number of episodes...
14:51:27 <bay|AB|Sentai> 12 or 13 goes complete... 24+ in sets
14:51:31 <bay|AB|Sentai> down the road, the half series will be combined
14:51:36 <bay|AB|Sentai> like we did with the clannads and what not
14:51:57 <bay|AB|Sentai> who knows in the room what the last show i did at ADV was....
14:52:36 <bay|AB|Sentai> Q: Have the current circumstances in Japan... the disaster and youth ordiance bill affected sentai at all?
14:52:58 <bay|AB|Sentai> A; passing of the bill hasn't... the earthquake yes, it had a devistating effect on japan.. i know one of the licensors was in sendai and suffered a lot of damage
14:53:22 <bay|AB|Sentai> there are a lot of people that we know over there that are...let's say still missing... but we hope for the best and hope they get on their feet soon
14:53:28 <bay|AB|Sentai> Q: Thoughts on digital downloads and streaming?
14:53:47 <bay|AB|Sentai> A; we tend to license our stuff to TAN for itunes/xbox... i like it.... i like it as long as i can view it on my tv
14:53:58 <bay|AB|Sentai> i don't like to sit at my computer, i don't like watching it on my phone
14:54:02 <bay|AB|Sentai> digital is growing, but it's still a tiny fraction of the market place
14:54:10 <bay|AB|Sentai> digital doesn't make enough yet to support a series by itself
14:54:29 <bay|AB|Sentai> it is growing.. it's beneficial.. we saw the numbers of people watching it on TAN and it wasn't exclusive..and they were still getting really good numbers
14:54:37 <bay|AB|Sentai> so we used that to decide how we're going to release it later on
14:54:50 <bay|AB|Sentai> Q: Sentai was part of ADV?
14:55:03 <bay|AB|Sentai> A: no, was never part of ADV... originally had a contract with ADV to distribute to titles to them
14:55:11 <bay|AB|Sentai> Q: Why did you leave ADV for sentai...
14:55:31 <bay|AB|Sentai> A: ADV and I parted ways in 2008, and i did my own business and did my own stuff.. and then in january of last year, sentai asked me to come and help with blu-ray and other stuff
14:55:38 <bay|AB|Sentai> so they asked me to come to the company to work with them and seraphim digital
14:55:46 <bay|AB|Sentai> then they decided they needed to do a better job getting their name out there
14:55:54 <bay|AB|Sentai> so they then asked me to do what i used to do for adv...
14:56:00 <bay|AB|Sentai> that's why i'm working there now
14:56:08 <bay|AB|Sentai> Q: Do you like it better than ADV/
14:56:18 <bay|AB|Sentai> A; Tough to say, more like the early days of ADV
14:56:23 <bay|AB|Sentai> few employees doing everything
14:56:39 <bay|AB|Sentai> I'm really enjoying it a lot
14:56:50 <bay|AB|Sentai> Q: Subtitle only blur-rays?
14:56:54 <bay|AB|Sentai> A: not at the moment
14:57:00 <bay|AB|Sentai> subtitle stuff only stuff won't support them with a dub
14:57:09 <bay|AB|Sentai> how many people in here would wan't a subtitle only bluray...not a lot
14:57:14 <bay|AB|Sentai> we feel those titles are niche..
14:57:30 <bay|AB|Sentai> bluray... those shows we think will be bigger and can support a dub
14:58:49 <bay|AB|Sentai> (give away)
14:58:53 <bay|AB|Sentai> and no, the banner is not for sale...
14:59:06 <bay|AB|Sentai> (HSoTD banner at the booth)
14:59:20 <bay|AB|Sentai> Q: Does sentai have any plans to expand in the future?
14:59:24 <bay|AB|Sentai> A: we'd like to expand some
14:59:37 <bay|AB|Sentai> we want to make sure we can do everything and everything can support itself before we can expand and grow..
14:59:40 <bay|AB|Sentai> ADV expanded too fast at one point
14:59:52 <bay|AB|Sentai> Pop in to the s23 booth...come by if you want to talk and stuff
15:00:00 <bay|AB|Sentai> End
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