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Unedited Feed from the Mangagamer panel at Otakon 2011. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

00:30:14 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> (tiny panel since it's not on the schedule and the app schedule was wrong at one point)
00:30:02 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> (uguuu~)
00:31:15 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> (intro video)
00:31:40 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> So, thank you for coming out tonight, I'm John, you probably know me better as Koryuu,
00:31:54 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> to my right... that's your left... is one of the beta testers...
00:32:04 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> my name is paul
00:32:10 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> i assist him with all aspects of the site, i'm known as tuna salad
00:32:19 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> here we have another beta tester, tim
00:32:34 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> you might know me as...tim from the blog
00:32:57 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> as we go through the panel, if you have questions, come up to the mic and ask questions
00:33:00 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> at the end, we'll have the much larger one
00:33:03 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> to start things off
00:33:22 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> who knows what a visual novel is?
00:33:37 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> better.. who doesn't know what a visual novel is
00:33:54 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> (one girl)
00:34:09 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> do you want me to go through the slide show? i'll look it up... smart
00:34:25 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> here we like to think we give a broad selection of video novels
00:34:34 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> (That first AX trailer)
00:41:05 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Go Go Nipon, Kara no Shoujo, Ef - a fairy tale of two,
00:41:02 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Harukoi Otome, Dear Drops,Dengeki Stryker
00:36:43 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> since we like having a wide variety, the first title is Go Go Nippon, which will be our next all age releases
00:37:09 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> it's also a travel guide around japan and the main character is you, the westerner
00:37:21 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> in the game, you go through the two girls who are the tourguides
00:38:29 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> as you noticed by now, you can view the english or both english and japanese in the game
00:38:06 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> one thing we haven't talked about is the show photo button
00:38:20 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> if you are playing the game and you have an internet connection active, it will take you there on google maps
00:39:42 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> and it has another function which we don't have a screenshot of, when you load the game, you can load the currency rate, and at the end of the game, it will tell you how much money you spent
00:40:14 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Kara no Shoujo
00:40:16 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> video first
00:43:12 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> for those who haven't been following the blogs or news, we actually released it last month and you can download it right now
00:43:21 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> this is an amazing murder mystery
00:43:32 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> this is the first release where we worked with fan translators and put out a great product
00:43:43 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> and the problem is it's really hard to talk about the game without going into spoilers
00:44:18 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> just to give you an idea... if you hear that song while playing, you either did a walkthrough or you are lucky
00:44:32 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Ef - a fairy tale of two,
00:44:34 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> video
00:47:10 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> This is the title we were on the verge of being able to announce last year
00:47:14 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> and we're almost done with it
00:47:32 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> This is the second product that we'll be releasing that is us, the fan translators, and the japanese company
00:48:21 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> we're doing debug and minori has to finish (stuff lost)
00:49:39 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> and hopefully we'll have this out at the end of this year if minori get their stuff done
00:49:41 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Harukoi Otome
00:50:33 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> video
00:52:11 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> one of baseson's earlier works
00:52:20 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> this is the game that koihime musuo spun off from
00:52:34 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> our translator has been work on this for a while since the length rivals koihime
00:52:51 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> it's a cute romantic comedy... girls are part of a prestigious all girls school and the guys move in
00:53:12 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Dear Drops
00:53:12 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> video
00:54:56 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> we were trying to have the demo for otakon, but overdrive had to attend a convention in taiwan
00:57:19 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> how about you give us a release date?
00:57:30 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> I'm hoping to be done with the translation by sept or october... so hopefully early next year
00:57:53 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Dengeki Stryker
00:59:20 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> video (of course)
01:00:44 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> animation throughout the game are directed by nabeshin
01:01:14 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> and music by jam project
01:01:24 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> and let's turn it over to someone who played it....
01:01:34 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> (going over how good it is)
01:02:16 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> so what was your opinion on the texan ninja
01:02:51 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> so in the game there is a ninja from texas by the name of jack, and i didn't know there were ninjas in texas but i've been elightened.... (lost)
01:02:55 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> so far this is a repeat of AX
01:03:04 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> and now a change of pace
01:03:05 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> who likes story with sex
01:03:12 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> who likes sex with story
01:03:21 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> then you'll enjoy this half as much as the former
01:03:45 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> tactics - Harem Party
01:04:55 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> (tactics being the brand)
01:05:04 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Video
01:05:20 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> so this our latest game from tactics, one of the subbrands of nexon
01:05:23 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> and it's called Harem Party
01:06:05 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> the idea is that you are playing an RPG and suddenly your party is in your room...and your job is to keep their mana completely filled
01:06:23 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> and you want to tell us why progress on beta testing is sticky tim
01:06:38 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> I'm about an 8th of the way through testing, it's due thursday...
01:06:57 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> and i'll blame it on the text inserters if you ask me later
01:07:09 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> so if it's delayed... that's why
01:07:57 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> (the people from hendane are calling out people who don't raise hands)
01:08:11 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> who likes their sex harder
01:08:04 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Liquid (brand)
01:10:07 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Conquering the Queen
01:10:19 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> this is our latest game from Liquid, one of nexton's harder brands
01:10:23 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> that's the title we're giving it
01:10:41 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> others may not it as mashou no nie(?), or the queen and princess are your rewards
01:12:12 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> this game is typical suprise sex fare
01:12:03 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> the irony being, the queen and the princess are the only willing ones
01:12:19 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> before we move on to the next one
01:12:21 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> who likes maids
01:12:30 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> now we show you the next nexton game
01:14:43 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Score - We Love Master (Goshuujinsama Daisuki)
01:13:28 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> video
01:16:43 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> and the next question if you like this game is do you like bjs, because you are going to be getting them alot, if you watched he is my master, and thought it needed more sex, this is the game you want to buy
01:16:17 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> probably the best thing i can tell you about this game is we're releasing it on august 1st
01:16:47 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> first some more announcements
01:16:56 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> those who have visit our site may have noted that a video tab has been added
01:17:04 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> we're getting ready to launch video distribution on our website
01:17:07 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> some will be download to own
01:17:09 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> most of which hentai video
01:17:15 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> we made a deal with the studio "Discovery"
01:17:23 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> who is well known for their animation of many visual novels
01:17:28 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> many of which are out of print classics
01:17:32 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> including one we'll be launching
01:17:37 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> night shift nurses, uncut, uncensored
01:18:01 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> and the second one, we've gotten, is... why are you manga gamer if you don't sell manga
01:41:41 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> we have worked out a license with Akane Shinsha... comic tenma...
01:18:26 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> (not sure on name)
01:18:31 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> (and a few others)
01:18:39 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> we have several different mangas coming out
01:18:44 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> some of which have already been released by icarus
01:18:59 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> we have worked on them and will be doing digital distro for stuff they've already put out that the license covers
01:19:04 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> without much further ado, start Q&A
01:20:11 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: how big is your company exactly?
01:20:46 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A: in terms of translation team, there is me, one woman, one guy, and ... i believe in sweden...and the fan translators we've worked with, we've given some of them a few other jobs
01:20:57 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> and then we have 1 editor and the japanese staff in japan
01:21:20 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: Any games you previewed today for physical release?
01:21:35 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A: Not yet, our plans for hardcopies are separate from physical releases, at least at present
01:21:59 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> one of the major problems with hardcopies is we don't have the distribution ourselves
01:22:03 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: Trap visual novels?
01:22:17 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A: Yea, i mean, i'm not opposed, just a matter of finding companies that offer such games...
01:22:22 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> go onto the forums, we have a request thread
01:22:40 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: What would you suggest to start with ?
01:22:49 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A; -> What do you like?
01:23:01 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> And the best visual novel is one in a genre you already like
01:23:41 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: Any reason you used BGI over writescripter for Higurashi (?? on those things)
01:26:02 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A: that's what (those who were working on it) are used to working with in japan
01:24:02 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: Working with more 7th expansion titles?
01:24:24 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A: Rei is a possibility, We're hoping that higurashi sells more first
01:24:36 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: What are the chances of seeing Shin Koihime with the work for Koihime
01:24:46 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A: Shin Koihime is twice as long as Koihime
01:25:05 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> To give an idea, if we chained a translator to a desk, it would probably take a year
01:25:26 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> and then the koihime issue shows up, do people want shinkoihime without voices?
01:25:35 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> It's length, it's cost of development, it's a very daunting project
01:25:46 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> it's not one we can appoach recklessly or easily
01:26:11 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: Ever had trouble with fan translations?
01:26:31 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A: often the fan translations contact me faster japan, but they also ask what's going on more often
01:26:48 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> the biggest thing we tried to tell fan translators, we would love to work with you, we would love to see your games released legitimately
01:27:01 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> but come to us first, don't release your patch
01:27:07 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> once you release the patch, it makes it harder
01:27:12 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: Working with Type-Moon?
01:27:18 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A; their case is interesting, i'll leave it at that
01:27:35 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: Progress on age negotiations?
01:27:40 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A; Progress, yes.
01:27:49 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Say anything officially, no. Kinda the ef situation
01:28:06 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> we are actually in negotiations with several other companies
01:28:15 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> we had a post about the top 10 most requested companies
01:28:21 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> there's a 3rd company on that list we're in talks with
01:28:31 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> and a few other companies we're talking with include some now familar faces
01:29:17 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: I like dark?.where should i start
01:29:03 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A: Horror and suspend... higurashi...
01:29:15 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> if you like conquer the queen, we have other titles
01:29:46 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: Now that you have an established company, how difficult is it to negotiate these localizations
01:30:13 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A: having a president of an eroge company as the president of mangagamer is total (some word)
01:30:36 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: favorite visual novels that you don't have or have no plans to release?
01:31:28 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A: (Stuff.... )
01:31:57 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: My problem with the stuff you have released is that they aren't game games, so maybe if you got a contract with someone like alicesoft
01:32:12 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A: That would be nice... as to the rest of that question.. (he whistles)
01:32:26 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Stay tuned
01:32:36 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: Navel?
01:32:39 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A: we're talking with them to get oretsuba
01:32:46 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> that's going well, but we don't have it yet
01:32:52 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: Yuri?
01:33:01 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A: Show us a company that makes the games, beside doujins
01:34:30 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> Q: Is any... that you would suggest for action....like fighting...
01:34:34 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> A: Dengeki Stryker
01:35:08 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> End
01:35:17 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> (Giving away stuff)
01:41:57 <bay|Ota|MangaGamer> (fixed name: akane shinsha)
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