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Feed from the Production I.G. panel at Anime-Expo 2008. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

12:52:15 <bay|AX|PIG> Production I.G. is setting up right now
12:52:16 <bay|AX|PIG> posters for sky crawlers are going up
13:00:04 <bay|AX|PIG> ( http://www.productionig.com/contents/news/2008/06/production_ig_p.html )
13:04:10 <bay|AX|PIG> (waiting to start)
13:04:19 <bay|AX|PIG> (they are having audio difficulties)
13:06:48 <bay|AX|PIG> we are going to start
13:07:01 <bay|AX|PIG> maybe...
13:07:12 <bay|AX|PIG> can i start...
13:07:20 <bay|AX|PIG> hi everyone...
13:07:37 <bay|AX|PIG> im kinda disappointed... i want to thank you for being here.. but i was expecting more people...
13:08:05 <bay|AX|PIG> "your friends went to the shokotan concert.... they aren't your friends anymore"
13:08:34 <bay|AX|PIG> i assume you are here because you know about production i.g.
13:08:37 <bay|AX|PIG> we have a lot of titles we can announce
13:08:46 <bay|AX|PIG> our most recent movie is called the sky crawlers
13:08:51 <bay|AX|PIG> released in japan on aug 2
13:08:58 <bay|AX|PIG> still looking for a US distributor
13:09:05 <bay|AX|PIG> we do have a preview of that
13:09:13 <bay|AX|PIG> and we also have.... world destruction...
13:09:22 <bay|AX|PIG> its part of the world destruction project
13:09:29 <bay|AX|PIG> will air on tv tokyo on july 7th
13:09:31 <bay|AX|PIG> and library war....
13:09:38 <bay|AX|PIG> it is already airing on fuji tv
13:09:44 <bay|AX|PIG> and RD (Real drive)
13:10:01 <bay|AX|PIG> collaboration of production i.g. and shirow
13:10:04 <bay|AX|PIG> the director of samurai x
13:10:06 <bay|AX|PIG> and xxxholic
13:10:11 <bay|AX|PIG> we already announced that
13:10:17 <bay|AX|PIG> the two projects i couldn't announce last year i can annoucne today
13:10:20 <bay|AX|PIG> one is...
13:10:29 <bay|AX|PIG> The clone wars
13:10:32 <bay|AX|PIG> the star wars animation
13:10:35 <bay|AX|PIG> we did one of the episodes there
13:10:46 <bay|AX|PIG> the mechanical designer of gits directed ep 12
13:10:51 <bay|AX|PIG> i know that is coming out aug 15th in theaters
13:10:53 <bay|AX|PIG> 52 episodes
13:10:59 <bay|AX|PIG> you can go onto starwars.com and get more info
13:11:02 <bay|AX|PIG> there is a making of video
13:11:04 <bay|AX|PIG> and i was on there
13:11:21 <bay|AX|PIG> the second one is the warner brothers production: batman gotham knight
13:11:21 <bay|AX|PIG> we did 2 eps of 6
13:11:27 <bay|AX|PIG> i know that is coming out tuesday on BD
13:11:41 <bay|AX|PIG> so i guess we can show you the first demo reel which is our company promo video which we updated this year
13:11:45 <bay|AX|PIG> so... playing that now
13:12:50 <bay|AX|PIG> the reel is showing screens from mnay of their various animation projects
13:13:01 <bay|AX|PIG> and short clips
13:15:12 <bay|AX|PIG> the end sequence there was from sky crawlers...
13:15:20 <bay|AX|PIG> so lets go into the sky crawlers preview
13:16:30 <bay|AX|PIG> (leaving out details of this on purpose... there is a very weird cut in the preview ...)
13:18:00 <bay|AX|PIG> so the movie is basically about teenagers killing eachother in the sky for entertainment...
13:18:10 <bay|AX|PIG> i don't know how that will translate to an audience in the states...
13:18:17 <bay|AX|PIG> i see kids in the audience... i dunno if that was appropriate
13:18:47 <bay|AX|PIG> (the kid wins an eien plushie)
13:18:56 <bay|AX|PIG> it's a complicated story...
13:19:03 <bay|AX|PIG> it's a really good movie.. oshii-san didn't write it but...
13:19:09 <bay|AX|PIG> it is easier to understand...
13:19:16 <bay|AX|PIG> im looking forward to it being released here
13:19:34 <bay|AX|PIG> i have a couple of photos from when they were at production at skywalker ranch..
13:19:58 <bay|AX|PIG> slide show "The sky crawlers" sound mixing at skywalker ranch
13:21:04 <bay|AX|PIG> (picture of an actual basset hound which they used for the basset hound in the movie)
13:21:57 <bay|AX|PIG> (after 10pm... they play mahjong....)
13:24:46 <bay|AX|PIG> (there is lots of drinking in this slide show)
13:26:01 <bay|AX|PIG> we're going to go on with the demo reels...
13:26:03 <bay|AX|PIG> real drive now..
13:28:28 <bay|AX|PIG> the next one we're going to show is...
13:28:38 <bay|AX|PIG> phone braver... the first live action we are doing at pro i.g.
13:28:49 <bay|AX|PIG> this is a new tv series that's airing on tv right now
13:29:11 <bay|AX|PIG> phone braver 7... live action directed by takashi mikei.. and director oshii is part of the team.. one of the episodic director
13:29:37 <bay|AX|PIG> after this.. we are going to show you a very exciting demo that nobody has seen.. the new ghost in the shell..
13:29:53 <bay|AX|PIG> we remastered the first movie.. and we added / replaced some of the scenes with 3d/cg scenes..
13:29:57 <bay|AX|PIG> and the sound and voice over is done..
13:30:02 <bay|AX|PIG> so we will show you that after
13:31:31 <bay|AX|PIG> (ROFL.... a talking cell phone)
13:34:29 <bay|AX|PIG> so.. the last one is the gits... we call it gits 2.0
13:34:42 <bay|AX|PIG> we already have gits 2... but thats the us title for innocence...
13:35:53 <bay|AX|PIG> manga ent will be releasing information at SDCC on the release of.. didn't catch what that was.... gits2?
13:36:09 <bay|AX|PIG> (There was lots of talk of the name and trying not to cause confusion)
13:37:16 <bay|AX|PIG> so... we can... open it up to q&a
13:37:55 <bay|AX|PIG> as prizes.....shake pens.....
13:37:56 <bay|AX|PIG> (lol)
13:38:09 <bay|AX|PIG> that oshii said would turn into a nude woman...
13:39:15 <bay|AX|PIG> q:... any continuation of dead leaves?
13:39:40 <bay|AX|PIG> (she's amazed someone liked it..)
13:39:51 <bay|AX|PIG> a: at this point, there are no plans... it didn't do well here or in japan...
13:41:15 <bay|AX|PIG> q: ... oshii previous film... fastwood grifters (?) any chance of it coming to the us...
13:41:20 <bay|AX|PIG> a: we're having trouble selling that here...
13:42:28 <bay|AX|PIG> q: a bunch of news recently about US distributors... has that affected plans for future releases?
13:42:48 <bay|AX|PIG> a: it hasn't affected us creatively but it has affected us businesswise and has made it harder to sell our titles in the US
13:43:10 <bay|AX|PIG> if you guys don't buy the DVDs and keep downloading, it does affect us
13:43:37 <bay|AX|PIG> q: limited theatrical release of gits2.0?
13:43:59 <bay|AX|PIG> a: it's made at a quality for theatrical release... it's out of our control... manga ent is releasing it...
13:44:11 <bay|AX|PIG> the theatrical market is really bad right now though..
13:44:47 <bay|AX|PIG> q: any chance of a sequel for seirei no moribito?
13:44:50 <bay|AX|PIG> a: no plans for one
13:45:33 <bay|AX|PIG> q: blu-ray release of 2nd gig?
13:46:04 <bay|AX|PIG> a: that's a bandai question..
13:46:40 <bay|AX|PIG> q: any plans for more animated sequences in american movies like kill bill?
13:47:08 <bay|AX|PIG> a: yes... everytime i come here.. there are announcements i can't do... so... next year, i can answer that question
13:47:59 <bay|AX|PIG> q: how did working with skywalker come about?
13:48:14 <bay|AX|PIG> a: we started with avalon, oishii's movie... we started working with them and had a great experience
13:48:27 <bay|AX|PIG> he felt that he didn't want to work with anyone except them
13:50:14 <bay|AX|PIG> (maki is talking about the late scheduling of this panel)
13:52:03 <bay|AX|PIG> q: about sky crawlers... is this related to the sucess of battle royale since it's about kids killing eachother
13:52:09 <bay|AX|PIG> a: no.... killing isn't really the main theme...
13:53:09 <bay|AX|PIG> the story could be pg-13... but... the visuals aren't...
13:53:59 <bay|AX|PIG> q: expansion of the keberos film?
13:54:16 <bay|AX|PIG> a: don't know... it's a really old film, actually... jin-roh is partially related... so far... i don't know any plans...
13:54:50 <bay|AX|PIG> q: why did they decided to call them tachikoma instead of fujikoma?
13:55:39 <bay|AX|PIG> a: we don't know the true answer...
13:56:34 <bay|AX|PIG> q: what was with the blood animation?
13:56:51 <bay|AX|PIG> a: i don't know how to answer it....
13:57:51 <bay|AX|PIG> q: any plans to continue with the laughing man?
13:58:00 <bay|AX|PIG> a: that answer... is ... i can't answer that..
13:58:35 <bay|AX|PIG> q: has anyone considered doing a project with just the tachikoma for the feature length films.. like a mini films?
13:59:24 <bay|AX|PIG> a: there is already tachikoma days...
13:59:36 <bay|AX|PIG> q: how about a spin off...?
13:59:45 <bay|AX|PIG> a: i don't think they are planning for this moment
14:00:15 <bay|AX|PIG> q: how did you get involved in live action... and why is it about attacking cell phones...?
14:00:34 <bay|AX|PIG> a: the presidents answer was always no to other pitches and suddenly they were making it..
14:01:01 <bay|AX|PIG> i think the director of this show wanted to work with oshii...
14:01:24 <bay|AX|PIG> (And it eventually ended up with them)
14:02:51 <bay|AX|PIG> q: (question about the plot of sky crawlers)
14:03:33 <bay|AX|PIG> a: (massive spoilers here....)
14:03:59 <bay|AX|PIG> the story is based on a novel
14:04:36 <bay|AX|PIG> q: since you are remastering the sound for GIts2, will there be more yoko kanno songs...
14:05:05 <bay|AX|PIG> q: will there be a sequel to the series..
14:05:08 <bay|AX|PIG> a: at this moment i can't say
14:05:18 <bay|AX|PIG> (and i didn't catch the yoko kanno songs)
14:06:59 <bay|AX|PIG> panel over
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