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Unedited Feed from the Viz panel at Otakon 2012. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

13:50:43 <bay|Ota|Viz> we are viz media
13:50:43 <bay|Ota|Viz> this is how i start off every panel
13:50:43 <bay|Ota|Viz> energy drinks
13:50:44 <bay|Ota|Viz> i call them energeon refereshments
13:50:44 <bay|Ota|Viz> first, i apologize for this panel
13:51:49 <bay|Ota|Viz> viz ran out of money after all the cons and you are stuck with two of the least important people at viz
13:50:44 <bay|Ota|Viz> (other guy corrects him: two of most hard working people)
13:50:44 <bay|Ota|Viz> we're going to give away a bunch of video games
13:51:58 <bay|Ota|Viz> so, we're at otakon, i haven't been here in about 10 years
13:52:11 <bay|Ota|Viz> and i'm sweaty, and i gotta say, we don't have this on the west coast
13:52:21 <bay|Ota|Viz> and it seems like there is a problem with the watermain outside
13:52:25 <bay|Ota|Viz> and let's start with the panel officially
13:52:31 <bay|Ota|Viz> now starting the viz media panel otakon panel
13:52:38 <bay|Ota|Viz> i'm Eric, marketing manager for sj alpha
13:52:55 <bay|Ota|Viz> and i'm euray(?) brown, i write articles for sjalpha.com
13:52:56 <bay|Ota|Viz> digital content editor
13:53:09 <bay|Ota|Viz> we're going to start out with some stuff from viz that's not related to sj
13:53:14 <bay|Ota|Viz> some exciting viz products
13:53:16 <bay|Ota|Viz> neon alley
13:53:26 <bay|Ota|Viz> (can we do that again but pretend you love it?)
13:53:45 <bay|Ota|Viz> if you aren't getting enough anime off adult swim, other sources, we're going to bring dubbed anime
13:53:53 <bay|Ota|Viz> 24 hour channel, streaming to your major video game console
13:54:07 <bay|Ota|Viz> all dubbed, all uncut
13:54:21 <bay|Ota|Viz> feels like a lot of people miss the old broadcast cable block
13:54:29 <bay|Ota|Viz> and some people don't like to read subtitles
13:54:49 <bay|Ota|Viz> exclusive premiers of movies that haven't been out in the US
13:54:53 <bay|Ota|Viz> there is going to be non-animated stuff,
13:54:59 <bay|Ota|Viz> there will be kungfu movies to start with
13:55:03 <bay|Ota|Viz> and we hope there will be stuff
13:55:05 <bay|Ota|Viz> in HD when available
13:55:16 <bay|Ota|Viz> but there is going to be a cost
13:55:19 <bay|Ota|Viz> $6.99/month
13:55:35 <bay|Ota|Viz> if you are into like anime, into like anime + being old b-movies off netflix, we don't have b-movies but we have better anime
13:55:59 <bay|Ota|Viz> (same sizzle reel)
13:56:52 <bay|Ota|Viz> (tiger and bunny gets the loudest applause)
13:58:08 <bay|Ota|Viz> all right
13:58:18 <bay|Ota|Viz> this will come out some time very very soon
13:58:22 <bay|Ota|Viz> we haven't announced the date or the console yet
13:58:28 <bay|Ota|Viz> but the best way to find out more is to go to neonalley.com
13:58:32 <bay|Ota|Viz> Naruto uncut DVD 11
13:59:01 <bay|Ota|Viz> july 10 2012, $49.95, 127-140, 3 disc, includes production art, clean op/ed, bonus tales of a gusty nina, jiraiya's ninja scrolls
13:59:07 <bay|Ota|Viz> Pokemon diamon and pearl set 3
13:59:13 <bay|Ota|Viz> aug 2012, $19.97, 23-34 two disc
13:59:19 <bay|Ota|Viz> pika..
13:59:20 <bay|Ota|Viz> pika...
13:59:24 <bay|Ota|Viz> inuyasha the final act
13:59:30 <bay|Ota|Viz> nov 2012, price $49.95
13:59:36 <bay|Ota|Viz> simultaneous DVD/Bluray
13:59:53 <bay|Ota|Viz> publishing
14:00:01 <bay|Ota|Viz> and many other dvds, but moving on.... in print
14:00:27 <bay|Ota|Viz> let's start off with what i've been told to say is one of the most adorable things at this show
14:00:32 <bay|Ota|Viz> (it's that mameshiba vid again)
14:00:51 <bay|Ota|Viz> (yes, last years)
14:02:12 <bay|Ota|Viz> Mameshiba books
14:02:15 <bay|Ota|Viz> How to be the best friend ever
14:02:24 <bay|Ota|Viz> aug 7, 2012
14:02:24 <bay|Ota|Viz> price $6.99
14:02:42 <bay|Ota|Viz> and there is already one GN out ...but another comning out this month
14:02:48 <bay|Ota|Viz> We could be heroes
14:02:50 <bay|Ota|Viz> july 3, 2012
14:02:52 <bay|Ota|Viz> $6.99
14:02:59 <bay|Ota|Viz> (first book is activity book)
14:03:07 <bay|Ota|Viz> Nausicaa Box set
14:03:10 <bay|Ota|Viz> nov 6, 2012
14:04:06 <bay|Ota|Viz> $60,00
14:04:06 <bay|Ota|Viz> new cover designs, two volumes with eight full color page inserts
14:04:07 <bay|Ota|Viz> bonus full-color fold-out poster
14:04:07 <bay|Ota|Viz> new series
14:04:07 <bay|Ota|Viz> Jiu Jiu
14:04:17 <bay|Ota|Viz> Touya Tobina, july 3, 2012, $9.99
14:04:23 <bay|Ota|Viz> (this is the AX presentation again isn't it)
14:04:32 <bay|Ota|Viz> Jiu Jiu Pets-in-cosplay contest
14:04:35 <bay|Ota|Viz> there aren't many entries right now
14:04:41 <bay|Ota|Viz> win a $250 gift cards from petco.com
14:05:01 <bay|Ota|Viz> facebook.com/officialshojobeat
14:05:27 <bay|Ota|Viz> loveless by Yun Kouga
14:05:35 <bay|Ota|Viz> 2 in 1 edition vol 1
14:05:39 <bay|Ota|Viz> oct 2012, $14.99
14:05:44 <bay|Ota|Viz> vol 9 sept 11, 2012, $9.99
14:05:48 <bay|Ota|Viz> picked up from tp
14:05:59 <bay|Ota|Viz> Neon Genesis Evangelion vol 13, nov 2, 201,2, $9.99
14:06:12 <bay|Ota|Viz> NGE 3-in-1 vol 1, Nov 13, 2012, $19.99
14:06:38 <bay|Ota|Viz> Street fighter x Sanrio World View
14:07:06 <bay|Ota|Viz> November 13th, 2012
14:07:08 <bay|Ota|Viz> book
14:07:24 <bay|Ota|Viz> also
14:07:29 <bay|Ota|Viz> Sticker book
14:07:43 <bay|Ota|Viz> Street Fighter x Sanrio Sticker Book
14:07:44 <bay|Ota|Viz> Viz Manga
14:07:54 <bay|Ota|Viz> moving from print to digital
14:08:18 <bay|Ota|Viz> Digital Manga ths week
14:08:18 <bay|Ota|Viz> Hunter x Hunter vol 12, $4.99
14:08:24 <bay|Ota|Viz> Hikaru no Go vol 11, $4.99
14:08:33 <bay|Ota|Viz> Toriko vol 10, $4.99
14:09:15 <bay|Ota|Viz> one of the benefits of digital manga is the spread (two page) are stiched together, and the color pages are backlit, so they look better
14:09:29 <bay|Ota|Viz> July 30th available
14:09:34 <bay|Ota|Viz> Kimi ni Todoke v 10, $4.99
14:09:43 <bay|Ota|Viz> Stepping on Roses v 8 $4.99
14:09:52 <bay|Ota|Viz> Yu-gi-oh GX v 8, $4.99
14:10:21 <bay|Ota|Viz> Blue exorcist v8
14:10:25 <bay|Ota|Viz> 3 months before it hits print
14:10:38 <bay|Ota|Viz> that manga is a big thing that came from nowhere (paraphrase)
14:10:44 <bay|Ota|Viz> digital first
14:11:47 <bay|Ota|Viz> the print volume isn't out for 3 months, but we'll explain more why digital is coming first later
14:11:11 <bay|Ota|Viz> August 7th, Digital Day and Date
14:11:19 <bay|Ota|Viz> Bakuman v 13, $4.99
14:11:29 <bay|Ota|Viz> Bleach v44,45, $4.99
14:11:41 <bay|Ota|Viz> Ouran v15, $4.99
14:13:40 <bay|Ota|Viz> Tegami bachi v10, Higaru no Go v12, Yugioh GX (Full series)
14:13:33 <bay|Ota|Viz> (same date/price)
14:13:45 <bay|Ota|Viz> during august
14:13:57 <bay|Ota|Viz> up to 20% off all volumes on vizmanga.com
14:14:09 <bay|Ota|Viz> 20% off of $5 is ...
14:14:09 <bay|Ota|Viz> like $7...
14:14:12 <bay|Ota|Viz> no that's the wrong way
14:14:34 <bay|Ota|Viz> Download the free viz manga app for free previews of all titles
14:14:49 <bay|Ota|Viz> now available on android
14:15:13 <bay|Ota|Viz> now you can start compainig about why it's not on tablets
14:15:16 <bay|Ota|Viz> that brings us to the digital magazine
14:15:22 <bay|Ota|Viz> we can speak in more detail about this
14:15:26 <bay|Ota|Viz> weekly shonen jump alpha
14:15:37 <bay|Ota|Viz> available for web, ios, and android
14:15:58 <bay|Ota|Viz> the old shonen jump magazine has gone digital to keep up with japan, (only 2 weeks behind), and can include more series
14:16:13 <bay|Ota|Viz> new series: takama-ga-hara
14:16:26 <bay|Ota|Viz> this isn't just new in the magazine, this is new in japan
14:17:00 <bay|Ota|Viz> about a family of tough guys, and one guy wants to be a mangaka, and wants to win a tezkua award...
14:17:05 <bay|Ota|Viz> there is a reason we're doing digital first
14:17:18 <bay|Ota|Viz> is that we're now adding blue exorcist to sj alpha
14:17:20 <bay|Ota|Viz> it's going to be a monthly series
14:17:39 <bay|Ota|Viz> but this comes out every month because it's seralized monthly in japan
14:17:44 <bay|Ota|Viz> and we're adding more series all the time
14:18:02 <bay|Ota|Viz> so if you want to be a part of sj
14:18:07 <bay|Ota|Viz> single $25.99 annual membership fee
14:18:11 <bay|Ota|Viz> that gives you access to all the series
14:18:33 <bay|Ota|Viz> the nice thing about this is it's legal, legit manga, so some goes to the creators
14:18:48 <bay|Ota|Viz> and the feedback goes to the creators and publishers in japan
14:19:00 <bay|Ota|Viz> they aren't just looking at how the series are performing in japan
14:19:16 <bay|Ota|Viz> you also get yugioh cards, even though the magazine is digital, 4 times a year
14:19:40 <bay|Ota|Viz> if you were to subscribe today, you would get the superdreadnought rail cannon gustav max next
14:19:50 <bay|Ota|Viz> the cards are all rares
14:20:15 <bay|Ota|Viz> and that wraps it up
14:20:49 <bay|Ota|Viz> so
14:20:49 <bay|Ota|Viz> questions
14:20:55 <bay|Ota|Viz> disclaimer, we know almsot nothing at viz
14:21:06 <bay|Ota|Viz> if you have any burning questions...
14:21:20 <bay|Ota|Viz> Q: Mentioned DC conan digitally?
14:21:29 <bay|Ota|Viz> A; Probably will happen, not a for sure, but that's my best guess
14:22:09 <bay|Ota|Viz> Q: Any info about Beserk movie?
14:22:24 <bay|Ota|Viz> A: Think it's going to be submitted to few film festival and then wider release... (????)
14:22:30 <bay|Ota|Viz> more info on website
14:23:11 <bay|Ota|Viz> Q: Know you are in touch with the dubbing studios for Lagrange?
14:23:12 <bay|Ota|Viz> A: Don't know
14:23:24 <bay|Ota|Viz> Q: How much are the free scanlating sites affecting your business?
14:23:31 <bay|Ota|Viz> A: We've heard about it, that's why we want to be closer to the JP publishing dates
14:23:45 <bay|Ota|Viz> From what we've heard, people want to support the creators, but people want it right now
14:23:49 <bay|Ota|Viz> so we're trying to get closer
14:24:09 <bay|Ota|Viz> and we're hoping people will support it as it goes on
14:24:39 <bay|Ota|Viz> Q: How far back does online SJ manga go?
14:24:54 <bay|Ota|Viz> A: Right now the way it works, if the way it starts today, you would get it today, you wouldn't see back issues
14:25:00 <bay|Ota|Viz> but people have been complaining about getting back issues to catch up
14:25:04 <bay|Ota|Viz> and because of the questions about that
14:25:15 <bay|Ota|Viz> we're looking into that and we're hoping to make an announcement in the coming months
14:25:34 <bay|Ota|Viz> Q: How much interest does the company have in finishing those DVD released back in the day?
14:25:41 <bay|Ota|Viz> A: I don't know... depends on the popularity of the series
14:25:48 <bay|Ota|Viz> Q: I know a lot are streamed...
14:25:50 <bay|Ota|Viz> A: I don't know...
14:26:06 <bay|Ota|Viz> Q: Chance of continuing the release of Bastard?
14:26:10 <bay|Ota|Viz> A: So you should know...
14:26:11 <bay|Ota|Viz> Probably not
14:26:16 <bay|Ota|Viz> I don't know, haven't heard anything
14:26:24 <bay|Ota|Viz> I love that series
14:26:36 <bay|Ota|Viz> Q: Any chance of more Jojo's acts?
14:26:38 <bay|Ota|Viz> A: I wish
14:27:04 <bay|Ota|Viz> Dont' have anything yet, but with digital, much cheaper to release that stuff
14:27:20 <bay|Ota|Viz> Hypothetical question, would there be interst in a digital versino of a non-sj series lineup?
14:27:48 <bay|Ota|Viz> Q: Any reason why the digital of distro of Eva is (lost)
14:28:06 <bay|Ota|Viz> Was weekly and biweekly and stopped
14:28:14 <bay|Ota|Viz> A: As was mentioend, the releases in japan are irregular
14:28:25 <bay|Ota|Viz> Q: About loveless, for the ombnibus version, will it have the color versions?
14:28:34 <bay|Ota|Viz> A: I don't know...
14:28:57 <bay|Ota|Viz> Includes color pages from vol 1 and 2
14:29:10 <bay|Ota|Viz> Don't have info about vol 9
14:29:21 <bay|Ota|Viz> We're going to be simultaneous with vol 9 and vol 10 in january of next year
14:29:35 <bay|Ota|Viz> Thank you so much for coming and asking questions
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