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Unedited Feed from the Viz panel at New York Comic Con 2011. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

10:45:09 <bay|NYCC|Viz> (Viz gives all people a goody bag with a psp game)
10:45:24 <bay|NYCC|Viz> (Waiting to begin)
10:45:51 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Good morning you guys
10:46:23 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Speaking of treating you well... i don't know if you had a chance to rifle through, but in there is a very special present from one of our licensess
10:46:26 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Impact
10:46:30 <bay|NYCC|Viz> $39.99, oct 18th, 2011
10:46:30 <bay|NYCC|Viz> PSP
10:46:45 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Before we go on
10:46:51 <bay|NYCC|Viz> I'm Candice, director of marketing
10:46:59 <bay|NYCC|Viz> We have tracy todd, senior editing of kids line
10:47:04 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Ryan Brown, associate editor
10:47:22 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Just to tell you what to expect, videos of what to expect, and tell you about all new books then dvds
10:47:30 <bay|NYCC|Viz> our theme for this panel is all new for comicon
10:47:37 <bay|NYCC|Viz> all things here today aren't announced before this show before
10:47:58 <bay|NYCC|Viz> quick video
10:48:04 <bay|NYCC|Viz> of special project
10:48:55 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Art For Hope (Viz Media x Autodesk)
10:50:55 <bay|NYCC|Viz> 30 pieces of original art coming december 1st as ebook
10:50:27 <bay|NYCC|Viz> www.viz.com/artforhope
10:50:32 <bay|NYCC|Viz> charity project
10:50:43 <bay|NYCC|Viz> for architecture for humanity
10:51:24 <bay|NYCC|Viz> another way to donate to them before our e-book comes out
10:51:30 <bay|NYCC|Viz> we have art for hope posters to people who make a donation
10:51:43 <bay|NYCC|Viz> double sided poster
10:52:05 <bay|NYCC|Viz> will be available through viz manga app and vizmanga.com, anticipate price point to be about $4.99
10:52:06 <bay|NYCC|Viz> publishing
10:52:12 <bay|NYCC|Viz> new aquisitions
10:52:18 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Jiu Jiu by Toya Tobina
10:52:46 <bay|NYCC|Viz> from hana to yume comics (i.e. shoujo)
10:52:26 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Vol 1 july 2012
10:52:30 <bay|NYCC|Viz> vol 2 oct 2012
10:53:30 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Loveless by Yun Kouga
10:53:34 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Vol 9 June 2012
10:53:41 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Vol 10 Oct 2012
10:56:15 <bay|NYCC|Viz> just to explain a little bit, 1-8 were tokyopop, and we've picked up 9-10
10:56:16 <bay|NYCC|Viz> MM9 by Hiroshi Yamamoto
10:56:20 <bay|NYCC|Viz> ebook and print, January 17, 2012, $14.99 print msrp
10:56:18 <bay|NYCC|Viz> (MM Monster Magnitude)
10:56:21 <bay|NYCC|Viz> sci-fi novel
10:56:25 <bay|NYCC|Viz> MM9 by Hiroshi Yamamoto
10:56:28 <bay|NYCC|Viz> new..
10:56:33 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Kids
10:56:40 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Mr. Men Little Miss
10:56:43 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Mr. Strong, Good thing i came along!
10:57:12 <bay|NYCC|Viz> July 2012, $6.99, story by Michael Daedalus Kenny, art by Gabriel Corbera
10:57:46 <bay|NYCC|Viz> this one of the few brands not from japan
10:58:06 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Voltron Force vol 3 Tournament of Lions
10:58:12 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Story by Brian smith, art by dario brizuela
10:58:19 <bay|NYCC|Viz> full color graphic novels inspired by new cartoon
10:58:27 <bay|NYCC|Viz> $7.99 US, $9.99 Canada
10:58:28 <bay|NYCC|Viz> august 2012
10:58:57 <bay|NYCC|Viz> (viz kids is 7-10 age targeted)
10:59:24 <bay|NYCC|Viz> series itself launches in april with 2 books
10:59:35 <bay|NYCC|Viz> vol 1 and 2 in april 2012
10:59:57 <bay|NYCC|Viz> each book in the series stands alone, so there are 6 different artists for the books
11:01:16 <bay|NYCC|Viz> (note the order of this for where the $$ is)
11:01:49 <bay|NYCC|Viz> next video ... if you haven't been introduced to mameshiba, this video will do it...
11:03:27 <bay|NYCC|Viz> this is yet another chance for us to do some original publishing
11:03:30 <bay|NYCC|Viz> so we created graphic novels
11:03:56 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Mameshiba we could be heroes!, $6.99 , july 2012
11:05:20 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Mameshiba how to be the best friend ever $6.99 august 2012 (book of activites, not related to the below staff list)
11:04:25 <bay|NYCC|Viz> stories by james turner, art by jorge monlongo
11:04:58 <bay|NYCC|Viz> mameshiba sorts by lark pien (for we could be heroes)
11:05:26 <bay|NYCC|Viz> releasing something in new format in november
11:05:32 <bay|NYCC|Viz> 16 page sticker book
11:05:36 <bay|NYCC|Viz> about mameshiba in the snow
11:06:24 <bay|NYCC|Viz> we're going to do another book in this format for fall (the november book is winter)
11:06:45 <bay|NYCC|Viz> that will be out in the fall of next year
11:06:53 <bay|NYCC|Viz> moving on to animation
11:07:32 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Hero: 108, season 1 vol 4
11:07:59 <bay|NYCC|Viz> $9.97, US, dec 6 2011
11:08:00 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Pokemon DP: Sinnoh League Victors
11:08:04 <bay|NYCC|Viz> coming january 10, 2012
11:08:12 <bay|NYCC|Viz> (dvd)
11:08:36 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Blue Dragon Trials of the shaodows
11:08:37 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Starts december 16, 2011, hybrid
11:08:38 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Pokemon DP: Sinnoh League Victors
11:09:40 <bay|NYCC|Viz> All naruto classic epiosdes on netflix
11:08:58 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Bleach movie 1, inuyasha movies 1-4
11:09:02 <bay|NYCC|Viz> (all on netflix)
11:09:50 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Naruto Shippuden Box set 9, Jan 2012, $49.95
11:10:02 <bay|NYCC|Viz> DTO Oct 24, 2011, (amazon, xbl, psn, itunes)
11:10:16 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Inuyasha act coming to bluray and dvd
11:10:18 <bay|NYCC|Viz> 2012
11:10:35 <bay|NYCC|Viz> definitely next year
11:10:38 <bay|NYCC|Viz> doing it in both
11:10:46 <bay|NYCC|Viz> more specifics later, the soonest we got the go ahea,d here's the announcement
11:10:52 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Digital Manga
11:11:00 <bay|NYCC|Viz> some may have heard the announcement on friday
11:11:08 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha
11:11:35 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Nother america's near-simultaneous digital manga magazine
11:11:39 <bay|NYCC|Viz> launch jan 30th, 2012
11:11:51 <bay|NYCC|Viz> naruto, bleach, one piece, nura, bakuman, toriko
11:12:03 <bay|NYCC|Viz> 2 weeks after the japanese publish date in Weekly Shonen Jump
11:12:15 <bay|NYCC|Viz> a new issue with 120 pages every week (48 issues per year)
11:12:34 <bay|NYCC|Viz> purchase any issue for only $0.99 for four weeks access
11:12:46 <bay|NYCC|Viz> or annual membership of $25.99 for access to a year's worth of issues for a year
11:13:07 <bay|NYCC|Viz> access any issue by visiting vizmanga.com or through the viz manga app for the ipad/iphone
11:13:19 <bay|NYCC|Viz> will eventually replace the current print version of shonen jump amagazine in the us
11:13:23 <bay|NYCC|Viz> final issue to appear in march 2012
11:13:36 <bay|NYCC|Viz> in order to catch people up...
11:13:45 <bay|NYCC|Viz> we're doing it the "digital warp" (internal name)
11:14:00 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Digital first (now available) (Naruto 53)
11:13:56 <bay|NYCC|Viz> going to start speeding up series digitally
11:14:22 <bay|NYCC|Viz> in print in december, live now digitally (naruto 53)
11:14:55 <bay|NYCC|Viz> bleach 49
11:14:56 <bay|NYCC|Viz> digital first
11:14:57 <bay|NYCC|Viz> and here's the crazyiest part
11:15:00 <bay|NYCC|Viz> to explain the significance, bleach 28 and 29 are coming out digital on monday...
11:15:04 <bay|NYCC|Viz> on the print side, 36 just came out...
11:15:13 <bay|NYCC|Viz> 49 is a new story arc that's running in japan so we're starting there
11:15:29 <bay|NYCC|Viz> it's coming out this year
11:15:53 <bay|NYCC|Viz> here's our answer to the pirate sites....
11:18:09 <bay|NYCC|Viz> time for big speech?
11:17:35 <bay|NYCC|Viz> (i'm only copying the key points)
11:17:37 <bay|NYCC|Viz> we cannot keep up with japan int he print format
11:17:40 <bay|NYCC|Viz> so we're moving to digital that lets us keep up with japan
11:17:40 <bay|NYCC|Viz> and giving you what you have been complaining about on the forums, manga quick and at a reasonable price
11:17:38 <bay|NYCC|Viz> it doesn't take a genius to see the future of manga is digital
11:17:39 <bay|NYCC|Viz> so we're going digital
11:17:41 <bay|NYCC|Viz> and this is the most exciting thing to happen to digital manga
11:18:01 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q&A time....
11:18:42 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Any information on dubbing Inuyasha TFA or T&B
11:19:12 <bay|NYCC|Viz> it will be on an accelrated schedule
11:21:13 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: how long do you think it would take for bleach and naruto for them to be published as physical volumes
11:20:07 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: We'll keep you updated on that
11:20:06 <bay|NYCC|Viz> it will be on an accelrated schedule
11:20:06 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: More monster?
11:20:49 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: Unfortunately, no answer for you right now, we're still working on it
11:21:20 <bay|NYCC|Viz> the problem is economics, the problem is making a box set that isn't $300
11:21:21 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Free cards for SJ Alpha?
11:21:22 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: Don't have anything nailed down
11:21:23 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: What about existing print subscriptions?
11:21:23 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: If you have cards, you will get them though the nd of the print magazine
11:21:24 <bay|NYCC|Viz> we know how important it is
11:21:25 <bay|NYCC|Viz> there is more info on it online
11:21:39 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: SJ Alpha... option to buy instead of renting?
11:21:47 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: at this time, we only have rental option
11:22:14 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Billybat by Urusawa?
11:22:19 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: No comment
11:22:33 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Information or release dates on Black Lagoon vol 10?
11:22:39 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: Did that go on hiatus, think it did.
11:23:19 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Eyeshield 21 ... anything coming in the future? Viz big?
11:23:36 <bay|NYCC|Viz> How does it Alpha affect Viz big?
11:24:01 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: No correlation between the two right now, but if you are wondering specifically if ES21 is going digitally, that's something we'll work out with our licensor
11:24:08 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Ever going to dub Eyeshield?
11:24:12 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: No plans as of yet
11:25:24 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Reprint Maison Ikkoku tv box set?
11:25:24 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: No plans at this time
11:25:25 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Way to notify normal people about SJ alpha?
11:25:26 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: Announce through social media...
11:25:43 <bay|NYCC|Viz> And there will be information in the actual magazine starting in next issue
11:26:05 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: SJ Alpha... I just renewed my subscription for like 2 years.. wil it automaticall go to alpha? Offer on other platforms?
11:26:39 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: If you renewed, if you have more than 6 months, you will automatically get 1 year of SJAlpha.. is it automatic, no, you have to less us know
11:27:00 <bay|NYCC|Viz> You have to go to the viz site and go to the subscriber options and you will get a bonus
11:27:08 <bay|NYCC|Viz> And other platforms was "Access it through the standard internet"
11:27:34 <bay|NYCC|Viz> As alpha member, you get exclusive content...
11:27:51 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Dubbing Tegami Bachi?
11:27:55 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: We don't have the anime for that...
11:28:15 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Skip beat manga... any thing in future for putting it in digital?
11:28:42 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: Not at this time if we don't already have it up there
11:28:53 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Will mention to acquisitions team
11:29:10 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Ramna 1/2, any plans to release and dub 13th ova
11:29:15 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: No plans right now and taking notes
11:29:43 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Ichigo 100... can't find it anymore...
11:29:52 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: did that go on hiatus? yea..think so
11:30:17 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: SJ Magazine .... since SJ alpha is online subscription, you don't own anything..
11:30:36 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: If you want to physically collect it, that's what the print and the digital GNs are for
11:31:01 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Full moon wo Sagashite.. being released online now... any plan for the rest on DVD?
11:31:07 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: Not at this time
11:31:35 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Are you going to take on all the SJ ones? (ones that are anime)
11:31:53 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Are you going to license HxH remake anime?
11:32:07 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: new manga added to sj? no plans right now, and we're going to keep releasing hxh manga regular
11:32:18 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Don't know...
11:32:24 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Added to my notes
11:32:44 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Dub the rest of Hxh from before? Didn't release GI or GI final
11:32:48 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: Not aware of any plans for it
11:33:05 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Any plans to get the relesaes onto kindle?
11:33:19 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: We're working on different platforms for SJ alpha, but hoping to get it on as many platforms as possible
11:33:37 <bay|NYCC|Viz> It's very complicated
11:33:38 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Any plans to dub one piece...
11:33:39 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: Funimation.. not us, we do the manga
11:34:13 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Naruto DVD... shippuden through 5 had the original box set... with the promo figures.... and now the box sets are pretty crappy
11:34:14 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: Will let animation know
11:34:33 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: SJ Alpha ... shoujo beat alpha?
11:34:41 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: That came up a lot
11:34:51 <bay|NYCC|Viz> I think internally, that's something we would like to do, we're looking into it
11:35:09 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Go to facebook and ask that question... or send an email to us
11:35:30 <bay|NYCC|Viz> and suggest what you want in it
11:36:03 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Some series such as Eva original manga where the early volumes are impossible to find or expensive....
11:36:35 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: for eva, don't think we plan to do more reprints
11:36:39 <bay|NYCC|Viz> we are releasing it digitally
11:36:57 <bay|NYCC|Viz> For monster, unfortunately there are distribution issues there
11:37:52 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Why do some volumes show up but some not?
11:37:53 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: depends on retailer, how much they can take, it's really complex
11:37:54 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Best thing i can suggest is do special orders with retailers and they might be able to get it from the distribution center ...there is always amazon
11:38:08 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: Related to that.... with 25 years of that... considered print on demand?
11:38:27 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: we've talked about that.. for maybe 3 years.. it has it's own set of issues, it's still on the table, if we have anything to announce, i'll let you know
11:38:43 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: SJ Alpha in UK/Aussie
11:38:54 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: as you know for viz, our rights are NA focused, so that's all we have at this time
11:39:01 <bay|NYCC|Viz> I think that was it.... thank you for the questions
11:39:30 <bay|NYCC|Viz> A: Depends on series
11:39:31 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Q: When you release viz big, do you still release individual volumes?
11:39:45 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Usually those are big sellers so usually they will stay in print
11:39:46 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Thank you everybody
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