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Feed from the Viz Media panel at Anime-Expo 2008. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

12:00:43 <bay|AX|Viz> Now at Viz
12:02:04 <bay|AX|Viz> Welcome everyone... we're your biggest fans
12:02:11 <bay|AX|Viz> We're doing a couple cool things...
12:02:22 <bay|AX|Viz> (this is about the raffle they handed out when we got there)
12:02:32 <bay|AX|Viz> the second game is q&a during the presentation...
12:02:38 <bay|AX|Viz> ....this is just for giveaway stuff
12:03:00 <bay|AX|Viz> Mark, director of marketing for viz media
12:03:03 <bay|AX|Viz> Candis...
12:03:03 <bay|AX|Viz> Kit...
12:03:24 <bay|AX|Viz> going to start with anime.. then on to manga
12:03:26 <bay|AX|Viz> first slide...
12:03:28 <bay|AX|Viz> blue dragon vol 1
12:03:30 <bay|AX|Viz> sept 16 2008
12:05:02 <bay|AX|Viz> naruto the movie 2: legend of the stone of gelel
12:05:05 <bay|AX|Viz> july 29th 2008
12:05:10 <bay|AX|Viz> 2 disc set with 60 min of extra content
12:05:14 <bay|AX|Viz> japanese movie booklet (Translated)
12:06:04 <bay|AX|Viz> they are translating and reproducing the pamphlets they have in japan for the movies
12:06:18 <bay|AX|Viz> Naruto ovie 3 - guardians of the crescent moon kingdom
12:06:22 <bay|AX|Viz> Nov 11 2008
12:06:44 <bay|AX|Viz> featurette: sthe story of naruto, growing up a ninja... comes with translated booklet too...
12:07:18 <bay|AX|Viz> Bleach movie 1: Memories of nobody
12:07:21 <bay|AX|Viz> oct 14 2008
12:07:25 <bay|AX|Viz> japanese movie booklet translated
12:07:31 <bay|AX|Viz> bleach special event (
12:08:12 <bay|AX|Viz> Busou renkin set 2, oct 7 2008
12:08:15 <bay|AX|Viz> original and uncut
12:09:10 <bay|AX|Viz> Inuyasha s6 box set.. dec 2 2008... ep 127-146
12:09:55 <bay|AX|Viz> hunter x hunter vol 1
12:09:56 <bay|AX|Viz> dec 9 2008
12:10:00 <bay|AX|Viz> 3 disc set, 15 eps
12:10:09 <bay|AX|Viz> the first of two box sets
12:11:12 <bay|AX|Viz> finally.. death note box set 1
12:11:15 <bay|AX|Viz> nov 18 2008
12:11:19 <bay|AX|Viz> 5 disc set 1-20
12:11:25 <bay|AX|Viz> 30 min of behind the scenes featurettes
12:12:09 <bay|AX|Viz> that concludes the anime portion
12:12:16 <bay|AX|Viz> now.. candice with events..
12:12:53 <bay|AX|Viz> sdcc ... bleach movie screening on the 25th.... 26th. bleach day... 2 autograph sessions with kubo... and a panel with his editor..
12:13:00 <bay|AX|Viz> if you are at the booth in bleach gear, you get free stuff on the spot
12:13:48 <bay|AX|Viz> the 40th jump weekly anniversary ... sweepstakes to go to jump festa...
12:14:13 <bay|AX|Viz> there is a special poster in the october jump that they will be having stickers for...
12:14:24 <bay|AX|Viz> visit www.shonenjump.com/wsj40 on july11th for details
12:14:44 <bay|AX|Viz> next slide.. manga...
12:14:50 <bay|AX|Viz> we are going to talk about some series...
12:15:01 <bay|AX|Viz> cat eye boy by kazuo umezu... US MSRP 24.99
12:16:05 <bay|AX|Viz> One Pound Gospel by Rumiko Takahashi (2nd edition) US MSRP 9.99... July 2008, bimonthly release... second edition with a new final volume in december
12:17:13 <bay|AX|Viz> Real by Takehiko Inoue (12.99 MSRP), available july 08, quarterly release
12:18:30 <bay|AX|Viz> Slam Dunk by Takehiko Inoue (7.99 MSRP), finally puttingi t out... sdcc exclusive dust jacket
12:18:45 <bay|AX|Viz> randomly.. he's like the 5th highest taxpayer in japan or something...
12:19:49 <bay|AX|Viz> Solanin Asino Ino (? on name), October 2008, combines 2 volumes into one...
12:20:42 <bay|AX|Viz> Black Lagoon by Rei Hiroe
12:20:54 <bay|AX|Viz> August 2008, sdcc exclusive dust jacket....
12:21:46 <bay|AX|Viz> Vagabond (Vizbig) by Takehiko Inoue... september 2008, 3 vols in 1, 700 pages, bonus content, vol 28 available oct 2008
12:22:58 <bay|AX|Viz> Art books... Dragonball and the art of full moon (arina tanemura collection)
12:23:04 <bay|AX|Viz> both art books are.... october ...
12:23:17 <bay|AX|Viz> box sets
12:23:30 <bay|AX|Viz> bleach box set, vol 1-21, sept 2008, bonus booklet and poster inside
12:23:36 <bay|AX|Viz> shonen jump box sets
12:23:41 <bay|AX|Viz> naruto vol 1-27 (aug 08)
12:23:47 <bay|AX|Viz> sept 08 bleach 1-21
12:23:53 <bay|AX|Viz> oct 2008 death note 1-12 how to read 13
12:23:58 <bay|AX|Viz> oct 2008 db vols 1-16
12:24:02 <bay|AX|Viz> dbz vols 1-26
12:24:14 <bay|AX|Viz> sj collectors editions
12:24:20 <bay|AX|Viz> dust jackets, hard cover, larger trim, bonus content
12:24:24 <bay|AX|Viz> bleach vol 1 aug 08
12:24:32 <bay|AX|Viz> death note vol 1, naruto 1 , ygo vol 1, sept 08
12:24:41 <bay|AX|Viz> all $20
12:24:53 <bay|AX|Viz> sj 5th anniv collector's edition
12:24:55 <bay|AX|Viz> hardcover with dust jacket
12:25:17 <bay|AX|Viz> includes all the manga from the first issue, feature stories from the first 5 years, over a dozen rare interviews... essays by editors... a valuable yugioh trading card
12:25:31 <bay|AX|Viz> $24.99 for that
12:25:38 <bay|AX|Viz> bleach art book and profiles
12:25:49 <bay|AX|Viz> all colour by the black...
12:26:07 <bay|AX|Viz> (and i can't read the title on the other from distance...)
12:26:27 <bay|AX|Viz> cowa! by akira toriyama (july 2008, $7.99), first chapter is in full color
12:26:49 <bay|AX|Viz> bobobo-bo bo-bobo
12:26:54 <bay|AX|Viz> aug 2008...
12:27:15 <bay|AX|Viz> nora by kazunari kakei (7.99) october 2008
12:28:16 <bay|AX|Viz> 2009 announcements
12:28:20 <bay|AX|Viz> a lot are new....
12:28:32 <bay|AX|Viz> next slide...
12:28:40 <bay|AX|Viz> oishinbo by tetsu kariya and akira hanasaki
12:28:44 <bay|AX|Viz> 12.99
12:29:06 <bay|AX|Viz> "in japan .. vol 102 just came out.. we are not going to be putting out all 102 vols.. we are pulling together the a-la carte editions...
12:29:11 <bay|AX|Viz> these are enjoyable on their own...
12:29:23 <bay|AX|Viz> we kinda put together a kinda... japanese menu... a "7-course manga meal"
12:29:30 <bay|AX|Viz> what we consider the most essential items in japanese cooking
12:30:09 <bay|AX|Viz> vol 1 japanese cusine.... sake... (march) ..ramen and ryousa.... fish sushi and sashimi (sept)... the joy of rice (nov).. izakya(jan 10) (bimonthly for the other ones)
12:30:17 <bay|AX|Viz> fushigi yugi (viz big) yuu watase
12:30:25 <bay|AX|Viz> jan 2009, quarterly release
12:30:54 <bay|AX|Viz> hot gimmick viz big... miki... march 09
12:30:58 <bay|AX|Viz> quarterly
12:31:08 <bay|AX|Viz> heaven's will.. satoru takamiya... jan 2009
12:31:23 <bay|AX|Viz> magic touch... izumi and tsubaki... jan 12 2009
12:31:32 <bay|AX|Viz> a manga about massage
12:31:40 <bay|AX|Viz> 8.99
12:31:53 <bay|AX|Viz> otomen (8.99), jan 12 2009
12:31:57 <bay|AX|Viz> by aya kanno
12:32:12 <bay|AX|Viz> (oishinbo starts in jan)
12:32:28 <bay|AX|Viz> honey hunt by miki aihara.. .march 16 2008
12:32:33 <bay|AX|Viz> going to run in shoujo beat
12:33:15 <bay|AX|Viz> gestalt by yun kouga... june 2009... bimonthly... 8.99
12:33:31 <bay|AX|Viz> i think that does it for the new manga... that concludes our presentation...
12:33:37 <bay|AX|Viz> (give away)
12:33:59 <bay|AX|Viz> (after that, q&A)
12:35:51 <bay|AX|Viz> (missing the may oishinbo i think... or the july one...)
12:36:44 <bay|AX|Viz> (couldn't hear that question)
12:36:57 <bay|AX|Viz> ....that question was pointless....
12:37:22 <bay|AX|Viz> for the bleach art book and profiles date...
12:37:37 <bay|AX|Viz> ...acquiring ring ni kakero....?
12:37:44 <bay|AX|Viz> as of yet... not to my knowledge..
12:37:50 <bay|AX|Viz> bleach artbok and profiles release in october
12:38:00 <bay|AX|Viz> they will be in english
12:38:26 <bay|AX|Viz> theatrical releases for the bleach movie? we are definitely considering it for naruto/bleach
12:38:49 <bay|AX|Viz> more theaters? just to put it in a reference.... we had 100 theaters for naruto for 1 night. and 300 for bleach for 2 nights
12:38:54 <bay|AX|Viz> if you support them , we will increase them
12:39:17 <bay|AX|Viz> certain volumes of bobo not being published....? yes... i can't remember what it is
12:39:58 <bay|AX|Viz> any chance of wingman? ... thank you for bringing it to our attention
12:40:15 <bay|AX|Viz> considering publishing 10+ rated books?
12:40:21 <bay|AX|Viz> yea.. we are looking to do more all ages content
12:40:42 <bay|AX|Viz> are there going to be any more novel translations like battle royale?
12:40:49 <bay|AX|Viz> ...yea.. .there will be future announcements
12:41:04 <bay|AX|Viz> why no booth (at AX) this year or last year?
12:41:22 <bay|AX|Viz> you know.... we're a small staff.. and its really hard when we are travelling
12:41:49 <bay|AX|Viz> news on eva vol 11?...not at the moment no...
12:42:13 <bay|AX|Viz> doraemon? we are considering it....
12:43:50 <bay|AX|Viz> question about sj being edited in japan for the weekly... is it done in the US?....he didn't answer it really
12:44:33 <bay|AX|Viz> question about yugioh r... answer was no.. but yugioh gx is....
12:45:25 <bay|AX|Viz> "what about anime in 2009 like naruto shippuden"
12:45:31 <bay|AX|Viz> we are doing the box sets every other month
12:45:35 <bay|AX|Viz> we are going to continue on the same schedule
12:45:42 <bay|AX|Viz> they will be on that schedule toward the end of 2009
12:45:46 <bay|AX|Viz> we are definitely going to be releasing shippuden
12:46:18 <bay|AX|Viz> do you have any intentions of putting hxh and other serial anime on broadcast tv... toonami/etc? thats not our expertise... but we try to get as much on tv as we can
12:46:25 <bay|AX|Viz> no plans for hxh in particular...
12:46:37 <bay|AX|Viz> any plans for the anime for aishiteruze baby? no, not at the moment
12:47:35 <bay|AX|Viz> have the license for tokyo crazy paradise since you put it on one of the titles?
12:47:40 <bay|AX|Viz> it's there just for fun
12:48:08 <bay|AX|Viz> are you going to put sign only subtitle tracks on the dvds?
12:48:32 <bay|AX|Viz> "we'll put that down and talk tot he video department about that
12:48:40 <bay|AX|Viz> episodes of full moon coming?
12:48:47 <bay|AX|Viz> "ummm... i dunno.... it's not on the schedule"
12:48:58 <bay|AX|Viz> any more live action movies... thats actually done by viz pictures....
12:49:07 <bay|AX|Viz> they do have death note 2....
12:49:12 <bay|AX|Viz> and there is plenty more coming out
12:49:22 <bay|AX|Viz> only 2 sets of hunter x hunter? correct....
12:49:38 <bay|AX|Viz> (Correction from the audience) ....there are going to be 4 sets....
12:49:46 <bay|AX|Viz> and we don't know on the ovas....
12:49:56 <bay|AX|Viz> anything on X? i dunno...
12:50:19 <bay|AX|Viz> sound tracks... especially naruto?
12:50:25 <bay|AX|Viz> "working on it" from the audience
12:51:18 <bay|AX|Viz> promo cards... what promos will we be seeing?
12:51:23 <bay|AX|Viz> we don't have that info...
12:51:29 <bay|AX|Viz> i think there is a press release coming soon on that
12:51:32 <bay|AX|Viz> august does have... the poster...
12:51:51 <bay|AX|Viz> (august, not september.. and you can collect the stickers from various shounen jump product)
12:52:01 <bay|AX|Viz> for the cards, i think we are doing a good promo for subscribers.. a yugioh card...
12:52:47 <bay|AX|Viz> they will finish the yugioh manga...
12:53:30 <bay|AX|Viz> what kind of audience do you expect for oishinbo? ...definitely a manga we are hoping would appeal to other seinen titles and hoping to get attention from foodies in general
12:54:58 <bay|AX|Viz> any more josei titles for shoujo beat since it was originally marketed at 17+? definitely looking at it as well as seinen titles
12:56:28 <bay|AX|Viz> is viz media helping with the new death note?.. yea, thats our sister company
12:56:41 <bay|AX|Viz> theatrical release for the 2nd movie too...
12:57:40 <bay|AX|Viz> information on the trend of newsstand sales of jump/beat? we don't have that that we can share
12:58:30 <bay|AX|Viz> how is nana anime coming along? "its coming along...."
12:58:39 <bay|AX|Viz> .. we don't have an exact release date for that...
12:59:08 <bay|AX|Viz> naoki urasawa... any plans for monster anime?
12:59:13 <bay|AX|Viz> "we are planning the monster anime"
12:59:19 <bay|AX|Viz> "the exact release date we aren't sure, but it should be 2009"
12:59:23 <bay|AX|Viz> "dvd or tv.. anything we can get"
12:59:29 <bay|AX|Viz> any plans for 20th century boys.. nothing we can speak to
13:00:01 <bay|AX|Viz> second part of blue dragon anime? i think we are planning on bringing the second series... definitely....
13:00:18 <bay|AX|Viz> are you interested in ToS anime/manga.... i can't speak to the OVas... nothing planned... writing down for th amanga
13:02:46 <bay|AX|Viz> h&c possibly 2009
13:06:37 <bay|AX|Viz> jetstream.. one piece they no longer have the rights to
13:07:02 <bay|AX|Viz> panel is over
13:09:01 <bay|AX|Viz> (toonami had nothing to do with H&C, that was about the removal of titles from jetstream)
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