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

11:54:54 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> (going over sailor moon)
11:55:18 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Next
11:55:24 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A book that should be out shortly
11:55:29 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Genshiken Second Season
11:55:44 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> we're actually numbering ours vol 1 to keep things organized as second season is more or less a continuation
11:55:49 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> but since it has been some years
11:56:03 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> to help being organized, we've numbered it vol 1 to signify iit's a new series, but in japan it's 10
11:56:06 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> 9/4/12
11:56:39 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> 11/2012
11:56:39 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Missions of Love
11:56:45 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> by Ema Toyama
11:57:03 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> from the creator of "i am here"
11:57:09 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> this is nothing like that series though
11:59:20 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Battle Angel Alita
11:59:26 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> funny story, the author switched publishers in japan
11:59:36 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> so what ended with viz fell into kodansha
11:59:36 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> so we will be continuing the series
11:59:43 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> so for those of you who are familiar
11:59:46 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> so we're going to be at vol 16
11:59:48 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> 12/2012
12:00:17 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> we got the translator who did the books for viz so hopefully it will have continuity in the writing
12:01:28 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> (looking into doing the extra for alita that exist, missed the detail)
12:01:55 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Danza by Natsume Ono (house of five leaves, ristorante paradiso)
12:02:12 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> these are six stories
12:02:18 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> they all cover relationships
12:02:45 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Attack on Titan
12:02:48 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Shingeki no Kyoujin
12:02:58 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> huge deal in japan, hoping it becomes a big deal here
12:04:31 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> sadly, negima is coming to an end
12:04:48 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> vol 36, oct 2012, 37 jan 2013, 38 april 2013
12:05:10 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone COmplex
12:05:12 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> back on toonami
12:05:25 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> find 1.5 in stores 9/2012
12:05:33 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> it comes out infrequently in japan,
12:06:02 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> (think that's suposed to be 3?)
12:06:08 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Fairy Tail
12:06:11 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> hiro mashima
12:08:04 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney.
12:08:16 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> this is pretty much like playing the game without having to think
12:08:45 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> and we have omnibuses
12:08:50 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> like the genshiken omnibus
12:09:05 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> we will have all the original genshiken coming out in 3 in 1 for the price of 2
12:09:15 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> we also have love hina, which we'll be releasing 3 at a time
12:09:28 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> we are retranslating it and touching up a few things
12:09:34 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> negima again
12:09:43 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> and kitchen princess, believe that's coming in 2 vol increments
12:09:58 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> and today, the announcement i was supposed to make
12:10:01 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> is to announce the iphone app
12:10:06 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> we will finally be available on the iphone
12:10:07 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> special promotion
12:10:17 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> for first 2 weeks, every vol 1 is $2.99
12:10:19 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> regular is 4.99
12:10:29 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> going live tomorrow, every first vol on the app will be $2.99
12:10:31 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> and as you can see on the left side
12:10:35 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> at launch
12:11:21 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Arisa, Cage of Eden, Fairy Tail, Mardock Scramble, Until the full moon, sayonara zetsbou sensei, ninja girls
12:11:09 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> are available
12:11:51 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> that more or less covers what i'm here today to present
12:11:55 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> i hope you will look at the iphone app and enjoy it
12:12:04 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> i will open myself up to questioning
12:12:26 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: Sailor Moon v6...the liner notes refer to vol 5's liner notes, which dont' exist
12:12:33 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A: We'll take a look at that
12:12:45 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> which one was it specifically
12:13:05 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> it's possible that what occured is that the liner notes in 5 got cut to space considerations
12:13:07 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> we'll take a look at that
12:13:24 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: More nakayoshi cooking titles?
12:13:28 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A: we're looking closely at nakayoshi
12:13:57 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: Android version of iphone app?
12:14:02 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A: Something we're looking at, dev is tricky
12:14:08 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> we understand that a lot of our readers don't have idevices
12:14:24 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> ultimately, we awnt to make everything digitally
12:14:45 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: Special sailor moon comics... are those coming over, or are those japan only?
12:14:52 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A: Right now, japan, but we will consider everything
12:14:55 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> can't say if we can bring them over
12:15:05 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> would be lovely if we could
12:15:26 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: Digital copies with actual books?
12:15:41 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A; nobody has brought that up before, we're open to ideas, i'll take that up the food chain, i think that's nice
12:15:49 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> it's not something we considered, but we'll talk about it
12:15:59 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: ipad app?
12:16:11 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A: actually already exists, and i believe it has the same titles
12:16:30 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: How have the love hina ombnibus done for you
12:16:51 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A: (missed, basically "okay")
12:17:08 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: Sailor Moon DVD on 20th anniv slide?
12:16:59 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A: Something they are doing in Japan
12:17:12 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> I don't know the content on that DVD
12:17:16 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> if it's the anime or what
12:17:30 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> that's all japan stuff now afaik
12:17:45 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: Any plans for digital versions of negima or sailor moon?
12:17:48 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A: As of now, can't say
12:17:58 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> we want to make as much available as possible digitally
12:18:21 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> those are tricky, the rights are sticky, but right now, they aren't going to appear and don't know if or when they will
12:18:34 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: Anything else from TP?
12:18:48 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A; Technically never took anything, what we did, these are books that originate in japan and belonged to kodansha
12:18:59 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> and other publishers would bid to acquire to these
12:19:09 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> so anything that originally belonged to kodanasha, KC will consider doing
12:19:21 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> but TP got stuff from a bunch of publishers
12:19:38 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> (missed)
12:19:51 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> we're fans of finishing off series, but it's the overlords decision
12:20:05 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> it's not out of the realm of possibility thta someone might do it that, but i don't have details
12:20:23 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: Any intent to publish the artbooks?
12:20:35 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A: We are aware, we are looking, as far as publishing, i don't know if that will happen
12:21:03 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> artbooks are tough, we published, at least as delray, we did tsubasa, and it did fine, but they are tough to work on, and it's tougher when you are dealing with content that's heavily scruitinzed
12:21:20 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> i can't tell you how many pantones i've stared at to match for sailor moon because they demand perffection
12:21:31 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> it's up to kodansha
12:21:31 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> stay tuned
12:21:43 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> we'll let you know
12:22:06 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: Why as Kodansha instead of a subsidiary?
12:22:26 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A: Well, it is actually a subsidiary... and when i was with del rey, we mostly did kodansha, and when they started, we helped them
12:22:48 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> they decided, and i think it makes sense, that they wanted to increase their presence here, and one way to do that was to launch their own brand, and gain control of their works
12:23:23 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> (lost... random house does the editing? but kodansha does all the decisions)
12:24:12 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: (missed)
12:24:24 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A; until the i's are dotted and t's are crossed, we can't say anything
12:24:41 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> if we were to say what we were doing and then couldn't do it... we tend to announce new titles to release when we can announce them
12:25:01 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> the knowledge we have is what we're considering, but until it's final, we don't think were' publishing it, but we try to time the release of the information around conventions if possible
12:25:10 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> but if the timing is not quite there, we'll go and issue a PR
12:25:22 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> we do try and make that information available when it is
12:25:28 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> but we can't say anything until we are doing it
12:26:01 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> (question is about how to request a certain title)
12:26:47 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Del rey says people still email themabout titles and they are ones that didn't do well to sustain them (being the example of flooding them with requests)
12:27:48 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: Thank you for the last 3 vols of rave master, having trouble finding the old volumes, thinkiing about going back and releasing them?
12:28:23 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A: i don't know, i know how frustating that can be when (you can't collect them all)
12:28:02 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> (lost)
12:28:06 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> that's at tricky one
12:28:08 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> i will pass it a long
12:28:38 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: continiuing sayonara zetsbou past 14?
12:28:53 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A: that's a hard one... it started off good, and then it plateau'd and then declined
12:29:01 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> we had to step back and think if it was viable to sustain the series
12:29:05 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> at the moment it's table is what i'll say
12:29:08 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> it's really hard to work on
12:29:23 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> the references, the fact checking, the poor translator who has to work out all the text, and the editor who has to check
12:29:47 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> it's a really tough book, and for ones that are so time consuming, it's hard to justify it for something that maybe not even breaking even, i don't know the specifics, but i know it was a coern
12:30:13 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> it's not canceled, it's tabled... we know there are still some diehard fans out there, (missed part)
12:30:02 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> there are no immediate plans
12:30:04 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> it's not dead
12:30:14 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> thank you
12:30:15 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> end
12:30:46 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> (And notes that it's important pay attention to NYCC)
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