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Feed from the Bandai Entertainment panel at Anime-Expo 2008. Transcription: zalas
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

16:04:32 <zalas|BEI> Hey everyone
16:04:40 <zalas|BEI> Thank you for coming to the bandai entertainment panel
16:04:42 <zalas|BEI> which was NOT cancelled
16:04:48 <zalas|BEI> My name is Robert Napton
16:04:53 <zalas|BEI> dir. of marketing
16:04:54 <zalas|BEI> Ken
16:04:58 <zalas|BEI> Anthony marketing sales rep
16:05:29 <zalas|BEI> FREEDOM Original Video Animation
16:05:44 <zalas|BEI> BEI is going to be leading the charge on the honneamise label, moving forward
16:05:54 <zalas|BEI> we have people formally at BVUSA joining us at BE
16:06:00 <zalas|BEI> We're going to play the trailer
16:06:08 <zalas|BEI> and then talk a little about the release pattern
16:07:35 <zalas|BEI> Blu-ray will have an English dub track
16:07:49 <zalas|BEI> (same information as Honneamise panel)
16:08:08 <zalas|BEI> Code Geass
16:08:15 <zalas|BEI> currently airing on adult swim
16:08:20 <zalas|BEI> then talk about upcoming dvd release
16:08:26 <zalas|BEI> after the trailer
16:10:35 <zalas|BEI> Sound Episode CD
16:10:37 <zalas|BEI> Original CD Soundtrack
16:10:44 <zalas|BEI> Collector's artbox (hold the entire series)
16:10:47 <zalas|BEI> DVD 1 eps 1-5
16:10:50 <zalas|BEI> DVD 2 eps 6-9
16:10:51 <zalas|BEI> Manga v1
16:11:02 <zalas|BEI> Season1 Part1 Limited Edition
16:11:32 <zalas|BEI> Localized into English by the English voice cast (sound episode)
16:11:42 <zalas|BEI> Street Date Aug 5, 2008
16:12:00 <zalas|BEI> S1P2 - sound episode II, 2 DVD, code geass manga
16:12:13 <zalas|BEI> 59.98
16:12:16 <zalas|BEI> 64.98 for part 3
16:12:21 <zalas|BEI> Lucky Star
16:12:31 <zalas|BEI> (trailer)
16:12:43 <zalas|BEI> (low resolution trailer)
16:14:25 <zalas|BEI> tomorrow 3pm booth, lucky star autograph session
16:14:28 <zalas|BEI> followed by the dance
16:14:35 <zalas|BEI> (autograph by the English voice cast)
16:15:01 <zalas|BEI> (computer froze?)
16:15:15 <zalas|BEI> More t-shirts for Cons, Dance, Bedtime
16:15:27 <zalas|BEI> vol 2 LE, Vol 3 LE, Vol 4 LE
16:15:37 <zalas|BEI> We're coming out with some interesting t-shirts that I hope you would all start wearing
16:15:42 <zalas|BEI> vol 5 LE, vol 6 LE
16:15:48 <zalas|BEI> Ghost SLayers Ayashi
16:15:53 <zalas|BEI> new series from BONES
16:15:55 <zalas|BEI> and ANIPLEX
16:16:40 <zalas|BEI> (showing ayashi trailer)
16:16:49 <zalas|BEI> (the deinterlacing looks pretty bad)
16:18:17 <zalas|BEI> coming out sept
16:18:24 <zalas|BEI> very cool collector's box and it will feature first 10 episodes
16:18:27 <zalas|BEI> 2 DVD amaray
16:18:32 <zalas|BEI> 16 page guidebook
16:18:33 <zalas|BEI> manga vol 1
16:18:35 <zalas|BEI> LE SRP 64.98
16:18:40 <zalas|BEI> sept 2, 2008
16:18:49 <zalas|BEI> typo on powerpoint, it's more like 40-50 pages for the guidebook
16:19:00 <zalas|BEI> season 1 part 1 bundle, ep 1-10, 39.98
16:19:05 <zalas|BEI> vol 1 ep 1-5, 24.98
16:19:08 <zalas|BEI> vol 2 ep 6-10, 24.98
16:19:15 <zalas|BEI> Toward the Terra
16:19:39 <zalas|BEI> we've negotiated a TV deal with Imaginasian TV
16:19:48 <zalas|BEI> (probably for ayashi)
16:21:31 <zalas|BEI> 24 episodes
16:21:35 <zalas|BEI> 3 8-episode collections
16:21:43 <zalas|BEI> 34.98 vol1-2
16:21:53 <zalas|BEI> My-Otome ZWEI
16:21:56 <zalas|BEI> 49.98 LE
16:22:04 <zalas|BEI> LE includes colelctor's box holds all 4 episodes
16:22:10 <zalas|BEI> t -shirt
16:22:11 <zalas|BEI> pencil board
16:22:14 <zalas|BEI> 29.98 for reg edition
16:22:17 <zalas|BEI> includes ALL 4 episodes
16:22:22 <zalas|BEI> The girl who leapt through time
16:22:33 <zalas|BEI> currently enjoying a limited theatrical release
16:22:36 <zalas|BEI> we're going to watch a trailer
16:22:43 <zalas|BEI> and we'll talk about the upcoming DVD
16:24:53 <zalas|BEI> LE
16:24:56 <zalas|BEI> collector's artbox
16:24:58 <zalas|BEI> disc 1 : main feature
16:25:08 <zalas|BEI> disc 2: main feature including storyboards, interview, with the director
16:25:19 <zalas|BEI> disc 1: main feature including audio commentary with director plus main cast, trailers, tv ocmmercials (JPN)
16:25:24 <zalas|BEI> November 18, 2008
16:25:26 <zalas|BEI> LE is 49.98
16:25:31 <zalas|BEI> Regular edition is 29.98
16:25:33 <zalas|BEI> LE also includes OST
16:25:38 <zalas|BEI> GSD tv movie
16:25:48 <zalas|BEI> 4 ovas boldly reimagine gsd series with new scenes and footage
16:28:26 <zalas|BEI> gundamofficial.com
16:28:29 <zalas|BEI> bandai-ent.com
16:28:40 <zalas|BEI> Agent Aika
16:28:42 <zalas|BEI> Vol 1 june 3rd
16:28:52 <zalas|BEI> R-16
16:29:09 <zalas|BEI> (they skipped the agent aika trailer)
16:29:11 <zalas|BEI> Rocket Girls
16:29:16 <zalas|BEI> 12 episode comedy adventure series
16:29:19 <zalas|BEI> in one single volume
16:29:28 <zalas|BEI> (he's using Vista)
16:31:19 <zalas|BEI> gundam 00
16:31:21 <zalas|BEI> (lots of cheering)
16:31:31 <zalas|BEI> we're going to show a trailer and give out some new news about this series
16:31:38 <zalas|BEI> and that's the wrong trailer
16:32:14 <zalas|BEI> it seems that gurren lagann has taken over the trailer
16:35:32 <zalas|BEI> Gundam 00 Trailer
16:36:36 <zalas|BEI> "We're the Gundam meisters of celestrial being"
16:36:44 <zalas|BEI> date is nov 17
16:36:55 <zalas|BEI> one hour block scifi channel broadcast
16:37:09 <zalas|BEI> we're very excited to bring gundam back to us airwaves
16:37:19 <zalas|BEI> Gurren Lagann
16:37:58 <zalas|BEI> (playing the op)
16:39:08 <zalas|BEI> shokotan autograph signing
16:39:10 <zalas|BEI> first 100 people in line
16:39:15 <zalas|BEI> sunday(?)
16:39:56 <zalas|BEI> broadcast on scifi channel starting this month
16:39:57 <zalas|BEI> eng dub version
16:40:04 <zalas|BEI> sub version available now on DVD
16:40:15 <zalas|BEI> GITS2: Innocence
16:40:19 <zalas|BEI> DVD
16:40:21 <zalas|BEI> DVD Special Edition
16:40:27 <zalas|BEI> Blu-ray Disc
16:40:40 <zalas|BEI> same dubbing studio as previous ghost in the shell for us
16:40:48 <zalas|BEI> tamagotchi movie
16:40:57 <zalas|BEI> sword of the stranger
16:41:13 <zalas|BEI> (showing trailer)
16:43:38 <zalas|BEI> july 18, in LA and NY IA theater
16:43:40 <zalas|BEI> four skus
16:43:42 <zalas|BEI> bluray regular 49.98
16:43:46 <zalas|BEI> bluray LE Box w/ ost 69.98
16:43:49 <zalas|BEI> Standard DVD 29.98
16:43:54 <zalas|BEI> standard DVD LE box w/ OST 44.98
16:44:06 <zalas|BEI> actually prices are wrong
16:44:20 <zalas|BEI> so we're going to reannounce them
16:44:32 <zalas|BEI> The Girl who leapt through time manga by ranmaru kotone
16:44:44 <zalas|BEI> manga adaptation of the film
16:44:51 <zalas|BEI> new anime announcement
16:45:01 <zalas|BEI> hayate no gotoku
16:45:34 <zalas|BEI> (showing the OP)
16:47:03 <zalas|BEI> 52 ep anime seires
16:47:05 <zalas|BEI> dvd release info TBD
16:47:17 <zalas|BEI> Hayate the combat butler!
16:47:30 <zalas|BEI> Q&A
16:47:56 <zalas|BEI> Q: voice acting studio for G00
16:47:56 <zalas|BEI> A: ocean
16:48:17 <zalas|BEI> A: announcing the voice cast on the website on monday
16:48:43 <zalas|BEI> Q: dvd release schedule for g00, any other seriies for sci fi channel?
16:49:00 <zalas|BEI> A: sometime in the ??? portion of 09
16:49:16 <zalas|BEI> Q: licensing any new macross series? too expensive?
16:49:39 <zalas|BEI> A: macross name owned in NA by harmony gold
16:49:44 <zalas|BEI> A: legal dispute makes it hard
16:49:51 <zalas|BEI> Q: are you winning your legal battle?
16:49:58 <zalas|BEI> A: we're just a spectator, but that's the situation
16:50:14 <zalas|BEI> Q: full season packages?
16:50:35 <zalas|BEI> A: rocket girls is complete series, CG, ayashi, terra, GL, we're releasing more of the collector bundles
16:50:38 <zalas|BEI> A: we're moving in that direction
16:50:57 <zalas|BEI> A: anime legends comes out few years down the line
16:51:02 <zalas|BEI> A: generally it's at least two years
16:51:34 <zalas|BEI> Q: true tears, etc.?
16:51:40 <zalas|BEI> A: we covered this in the panel earlier
16:52:06 <zalas|BEI> Q: suzaku of the counterattack and nightmare melody?
16:52:13 <zalas|BEI> A: yeah, we're releasing those and the light novels
16:52:16 <zalas|BEI> A: we're very excited about it
16:52:29 <zalas|BEI> Q: ZZ, X?
16:52:55 <zalas|BEI> A: It's not up to us totally on when things can come out, up to Japan
16:53:52 <zalas|BEI> Q: ?10 MS team? (can't catch the question)
16:54:55 <zalas|BEI> Q: question about Japan branch supporting shoujo ai pairings between Kagami and Konata, what does the US branch think of that?
16:55:00 <zalas|BEI> (panel is confused)
16:55:20 <zalas|BEI> Q: the publicity relating to it
16:55:52 <zalas|BEI> (panel couldn't figure it out)
16:56:35 <zalas|BEI> Q: my otome prequel, interest in picking that up?
16:56:42 <zalas|BEI> A: talking with sunrise about it
16:56:54 <zalas|BEI> Q: any more shows on adult swim?
16:56:58 <zalas|BEI> A: we wish, always
16:57:12 <zalas|BEI> A: we love adult swim and we're very happy code geass on adult swim
16:57:18 <zalas|BEI> Q: zeta movies?
16:57:21 <zalas|BEI> A: under talks with sunrise
16:57:30 <zalas|BEI> Q: more gundam series after these?
16:57:35 <zalas|BEI> A: classified info on what's next in Japan
16:57:46 <zalas|BEI> Q: tokikake on bluray?
16:57:53 <zalas|BEI> A: we do have bluray rights, in a little while
16:58:01 <zalas|BEI> Q: lucky star vol3 date?
16:58:04 <zalas|BEI> A: sep
16:58:22 <zalas|BEI> Q: all the release dates are set?
16:58:23 <zalas|BEI> A: yeah
16:58:41 <zalas|BEI> Q: re: suffering of anime industry, is that actually true?
16:59:02 <zalas|BEI> A: yeah, that's true. downturn starting couple of years ago. compare 2000 and now. sales are largely down
16:59:28 <zalas|BEI> A: we will try to provide a good show with a nice schedule
16:59:40 <zalas|BEI> Q: how many eps of 00?
16:59:50 <zalas|BEI> A: 25 broadcast
17:00:01 <zalas|BEI> A: shown in 13 weeks, 2 eps a week
17:01:04 <zalas|BEI> Q: release date for full box set of GL?
17:01:06 <zalas|BEI> A: no plan yet, after release maybe
17:01:20 <zalas|BEI> Q: references in hayate, censored in anime a lot
17:01:27 <zalas|BEI> Q: can the dub use the actual terms?
17:01:39 <zalas|BEI> A: we just got the deal, in the stage of signing producers and starting work now
17:02:30 <zalas|BEI> sword of the stranger july 18 in los angeles and NY
17:02:34 <zalas|BEI> DVD info TBD
17:02:42 <zalas|BEI> we will be putting that info out forthcoming
17:02:44 <zalas|BEI> please come by the booth
17:02:52 <zalas|BEI> we're going to have a lot of activiities tomorrow
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