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Feed from the Funimation Panel at Otakon 2008. Transcription: bayoab
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14:01:15 <bay|Ota|Funi> (Still filling the room)
14:01:38 <bay|Ota|Funi> Adam Sheehan
14:03:16 <bay|Ota|Funi> Standing room only... still not starting
14:05:04 <bay|Ota|Funi> Hello there...
14:05:18 <bay|Ota|Funi> We've been in the news recently
14:05:22 <bay|Ota|Funi> for the past month or so
14:05:31 <bay|Ota|Funi> welcome to the funimation industry panel for otakon
14:05:34 <bay|Ota|Funi> adam the events manager
14:05:44 <bay|Ota|Funi> going to show you some trailers, some new box shots, release dates, questions
14:05:47 <bay|Ota|Funi> diving right in
14:05:55 <bay|Ota|Funi> first.. how long did you guys wait in line?
14:06:29 <bay|Ota|Funi> ...continuing
14:06:39 <bay|Ota|Funi> we like to know how we are doing since you guys tell us how we ar doing
14:06:42 <bay|Ota|Funi> we try to go as big as possible...
14:06:52 <bay|Ota|Funi> lets dive in
14:06:58 <bay|Ota|Funi> DON'T PANIC slide again
14:07:02 <bay|Ota|Funi> in dark purple
14:07:11 <bay|Ota|Funi> lot of doom and gloom, its not as bad as it looks
14:07:15 <bay|Ota|Funi> we didn't like geneon going away...
14:07:24 <bay|Ota|Funi> this is all part of the ebb and flow of some industries
14:07:36 <bay|Ota|Funi> (or is that big and blue)
14:07:55 <bay|Ota|Funi> "Change creatres opportunity - Gen Fukunaga"
14:08:13 <bay|Ota|Funi> we saw the change and tried to get what would be next
14:08:36 <bay|Ota|Funi> Look at the big picture - the non-anime market, New technology - blu-ray disc, digital downloads, Packaging trends - changing with them
14:08:57 <bay|Ota|Funi> blu-ray is still very fledging.. for the size we are, we are on par with some of the larger studios
14:09:20 <bay|Ota|Funi> new tech... digital downloads are part of the future of anime... dvd's aren't going away
14:09:43 <bay|Ota|Funi> we are trying to get it to you, the fans, the way you want
14:09:54 <bay|Ota|Funi> packaging trends.. liek tv on dvd.. cheaper for more episodes...
14:10:10 <bay|Ota|Funi> for series like one piece.. you might want to actually get it before you die
14:10:17 <bay|Ota|Funi> you guys get it quicker and cheaper and think you like that
14:10:24 <bay|Ota|Funi> stronger titles in bigger boxes
14:10:33 <bay|Ota|Funi> the stores like the best buys of the world like the shelf space
14:10:53 <bay|Ota|Funi> convention attendance increasing nationally.. newer fans coming intot he market or older fans coming back
14:11:16 <bay|Ota|Funi> internet viewership is increasing... a lot of people are watching stuff onlinea nd we are aware of this
14:11:22 <bay|Ota|Funi> we have our youtube program... free anime
14:11:33 <bay|Ota|Funi> also giving you guys samples..
14:11:42 <bay|Ota|Funi> like drugs.. the first are free.. the rest are not
14:11:47 <bay|Ota|Funi> hollywood taking on anime properties...
14:11:54 <bay|Ota|Funi> they took on speed racer and it was very colorful
14:12:23 <bay|Ota|Funi> our sales have been up.. a lot of the digital download programs have been successful
14:12:32 <bay|Ota|Funi> again, say it with me, don't panic
14:12:37 <bay|Ota|Funi> lets talk about digital downloads...
14:12:46 <bay|Ota|Funi> new to itunes: aquarion, witchblade
14:12:51 <bay|Ota|Funi> complete series on both
14:13:43 <bay|Ota|Funi> youtube... yes.. youtube.com/funimation you can legally watch animation from us..
14:13:55 <bay|Ota|Funi> full length episodes of blue gender, slayers, peach girl, mushishi, kiddy grade
14:14:03 <bay|Ota|Funi> we will give you a sample, then you can buy stuff
14:14:13 <bay|Ota|Funi> new episodes every week, program excerpts and extended stuff available
14:14:15 <bay|Ota|Funi> funimation mobile
14:14:27 <bay|Ota|Funi> funimation channel on the go, unlimited access to anime titles
14:14:35 <bay|Ota|Funi> "don't watch while walking... car, *bam*"
14:15:02 <bay|Ota|Funi> available on AT&T and spring, $5/month for package of gunslinger girl and moonhase.. free Galaxy railways free
14:15:09 <bay|Ota|Funi> *free galaxy railways s1
14:15:26 <bay|Ota|Funi> the update and the quickie...
14:15:41 <bay|Ota|Funi> you can subscribe on itunes.. and other ways you can share and watch
14:16:17 <bay|Ota|Funi> it's fantastic to say the least... every moday we do the quickie... a little update of what is going on at funimation
14:16:25 <bay|Ota|Funi> all the fun that is actually happening behind scenes
14:16:28 <bay|Ota|Funi> shuffle vol 6 ender box
14:16:30 <bay|Ota|Funi> with GOD panties
14:16:36 <bay|Ota|Funi> everybody loves a happy ending
14:16:50 <bay|Ota|Funi> limited edition art box, collectible pin-up poster.. 1 pair of GOD panties
14:16:58 <bay|Ota|Funi> (black with grey lining... and GOD writing in gold)
14:17:22 <bay|Ota|Funi> after vol 2, they saw the sales and decided to do the box
14:17:43 <bay|Ota|Funi> Tsubasa s2 vol 7 and starter set
14:17:57 <bay|Ota|Funi> DVD extras: character guide, world guide; find mokona contest
14:18:07 <bay|Ota|Funi> vols 7-13.. 14.. something like that
14:18:10 <bay|Ota|Funi> available aug 19th
14:18:27 <bay|Ota|Funi> also if you haven't checked it out, we have mini mokona beach balls at our booth
14:18:54 <bay|Ota|Funi> dragonball z season six ("whats a funi panel without dragonball")
14:18:57 <bay|Ota|Funi> sept 16th
14:19:05 <bay|Ota|Funi> "si this the last version? its the last version till the next version"
14:19:17 <bay|Ota|Funi> over 700 minutes of uncut action.. complete cell games saga
14:19:22 <bay|Ota|Funi> "7 minutes of uncut action"
14:19:31 <bay|Ota|Funi> 29 action packed episodes on 6 discs!
14:19:41 <bay|Ota|Funi> (the 7 minutes was a joke he said instead of 700 min)
14:19:53 <bay|Ota|Funi> newly revised english dialogue with japanese audio
14:19:56 <bay|Ota|Funi> marathon play
14:20:08 <bay|Ota|Funi> "how do you guys like it? best feature ever (Audience)"
14:20:41 <bay|Ota|Funi> "saves you like a freaking week"
14:20:52 <bay|Ota|Funi> if you have other things to do in life and like dbz, its a wonderful thing
14:21:07 <bay|Ota|Funi> Dragonball GT season 1, over 800 minutes of uncut action, the complete saga and baby sagas
14:21:26 <bay|Ota|Funi> 36 action packed episodes on 5 discs, newly revised english dialogue w/ japnese audio, marathon, nov 11th
14:21:30 <bay|Ota|Funi> black lagoon second barage
14:21:36 <bay|Ota|Funi> season one vol 1-3 and le also available
14:21:54 <bay|Ota|Funi> limited includes regular plasic amaray DVD, steelbook DVD tin to hold complete series, bonus disc
14:22:13 <bay|Ota|Funi> bonus disc includes second barrage promo video, japanese opening second barrage, creditless opening and closing.. august 19th
14:22:17 <bay|Ota|Funi> the only change is the funimation logo on it
14:22:48 <bay|Ota|Funi> and... a trailer
14:25:05 <bay|Ota|Funi> one piece - season one second voyage
14:25:16 <bay|Ota|Funi> series price: 49.98, episodes 14-26, exclusive cover art
14:25:28 <bay|Ota|Funi> bonus features: trailers, textless songs, select episodes commentaries
14:25:30 <bay|Ota|Funi> avail sept 23rd
14:25:54 <bay|Ota|Funi> Hellsing ultiamte series IV, sept 23rd
14:25:59 <bay|Ota|Funi> vol 1-4 and two le's
14:26:17 <bay|Ota|Funi> each two disc limited edition includes: 5.1 dts english, 5.1 japanese and english audio, audio commentaries, interviews, credit free closings
14:26:45 <bay|Ota|Funi> sepcial limite edition on-pack extra: series I: arucard relief bust, seriesII: 200 page art and sketch book, series III: alexander anderson rlief bust, series IV (same as II)
14:26:51 <bay|Ota|Funi> (special limited)
14:27:01 <bay|Ota|Funi> *relief bust
14:27:07 <bay|Ota|Funi> for all 3 of you who dont know hellsing, we have a trailer
14:27:12 <bay|Ota|Funi> "don't freeze...."
14:30:31 <bay|Ota|Funi> so still totally kick ass...
14:31:07 <bay|Ota|Funi> ghost hunt.. season one part one.. october 7th
14:31:29 <bay|Ota|Funi> eps 1-13, dvd extras: ghost hunt manga, pages from del rey, character case files, image gallery, textless opening
14:31:34 <bay|Ota|Funi> trailer
14:31:44 <bay|Ota|Funi> (he thinks the msrp is 49.95)
14:33:05 <bay|Ota|Funi> Jyu-Oh-sei - complete series
14:33:09 <bay|Ota|Funi> episodes 1-11 , oct 7th
14:33:21 <bay|Ota|Funi> episode 6 american staff commentary, original commercials, textless songs
14:33:25 <bay|Ota|Funi> trailers...
14:33:46 <bay|Ota|Funi> *trailer now... (extras being the 3rd row)
14:35:03 <bay|Ota|Funi> Claymore Vol 1 starter set
14:35:03 <bay|Ota|Funi> october 14th
14:35:18 <bay|Ota|Funi> dvd extras: ep 1 cast commentary, cast auditions, textless songs
14:35:21 <bay|Ota|Funi> this will be 6 vols starter set
14:35:29 <bay|Ota|Funi> its so big that this works better
14:35:43 <bay|Ota|Funi> starter set includes: 24 page collectible booklet featuring: interviews, character profiles, artowrk
14:36:04 <bay|Ota|Funi> commentary: stephanie young and todd haberkorn, auditions: teresa, clare, gark, rubel, and yomi
14:36:05 <bay|Ota|Funi> trailer now
14:37:53 <bay|Ota|Funi> ouran high school host club season 1 part 1... oct 28th, 59.98 msrp, 1-13
14:38:02 <bay|Ota|Funi> part 02 - an 6th, same msrp, 14-266
14:38:11 <bay|Ota|Funi> extra: actors commentary, manga pages, outakes
14:38:14 <bay|Ota|Funi> *14-26
14:38:43 <bay|Ota|Funi> a trailer...
14:39:00 <bay|Ota|Funi> ...it skipped....
14:40:16 <bay|Ota|Funi> darker tha black, vol 1 starter set, avail nov 25th
14:40:20 <bay|Ota|Funi> *darker than black
14:40:49 <bay|Ota|Funi> and.. premiere trailer
14:41:08 <bay|Ota|Funi> "don't skip..." (it skips)
14:42:30 <bay|Ota|Funi> Blu-ray disc...
14:42:35 <bay|Ota|Funi> afro samurai - 8/26
14:42:47 <bay|Ota|Funi> dragon ball z double feature: cooler's revenge and return of cooler 9/16
14:42:54 <bay|Ota|Funi> robotech: shadows chronicles - 9/2
14:42:57 <bay|Ota|Funi> vexille - 11/4
14:43:56 <bay|Ota|Funi> coming soon: new acquistions steet dates - september
14:44:00 <bay|Ota|Funi> karin vol 1-4 ss 9/2
14:44:06 <bay|Ota|Funi> kyo kara maoh, s2 1-8 ss 9/2
14:44:09 <bay|Ota|Funi> shana box set 9/9
14:44:11 <bay|Ota|Funi> fate stay night 9/16
14:44:14 <bay|Ota|Funi> rozen madien 9/16
14:44:17 <bay|Ota|Funi> kamichu 9/23
14:44:20 <bay|Ota|Funi> paradise kiss 9/23
14:44:25 <bay|Ota|Funi> when they cry 1-4 ss 9/30
14:44:30 <bay|Ota|Funi> shana - paradise kiss all box sets
14:44:34 <bay|Ota|Funi> october
14:44:44 <bay|Ota|Funi> dmc 1-3 10/7'geleade box 10/7
14:44:48 <bay|Ota|Funi> ergo proxy box ,same
14:44:53 <bay|Ota|Funi> sainukoku vol 1-3 _ ss 1/8
14:44:57 <bay|Ota|Funi> kanon vol 6 10/14
14:44:59 <bay|Ota|Funi> karin vol 5 10/14
14:45:03 <bay|Ota|Funi> kkm s2 v8 10/14
14:45:09 <bay|Ota|Funi> shonen onmyouo vol 1-3 ss 10/14
14:45:18 <bay|Ota|Funi> rozen madien traument 1 and 2 10/14
14:45:43 <bay|Ota|Funi> "the cake is lie"
14:45:53 <bay|Ota|Funi> (everyting with ss is plus ss)
14:46:16 <bay|Ota|Funi> afro samurai : resurrection
14:46:26 <bay|Ota|Funi> movie sequel to the original afro samurai, a year later after afro ends
14:46:56 <bay|Ota|Funi> and... a trailer for it
14:49:33 <bay|Ota|Funi> video game coming out based on the first show too
14:49:36 <bay|Ota|Funi> first afro
14:50:13 <bay|Ota|Funi> ...nuff said...
14:50:20 <bay|Ota|Funi> Q and A....
14:50:37 <bay|Ota|Funi> release dates on other titles for other titles that you didn't show? not showing them yet
14:50:55 <bay|Ota|Funi> funimation channel for mobile phones on canada phones?
14:51:08 <bay|Ota|Funi> if it does well, we will expand it
14:52:12 <bay|Ota|Funi> d-gray.man.. .on tv? hope of it on tv... anytime its a big show that looks like it shoud be on tv.. we try to get it on
14:52:27 <bay|Ota|Funi> nanoha? what's up with it? look for more information soon
14:52:41 <bay|Ota|Funi> aquarian set 2 being 2 discs instead of 3?
14:52:53 <bay|Ota|Funi> overall, its the packaging... sometimes things changed with cost barriers and retailers.
14:53:05 <bay|Ota|Funi> it had to do with costs per disc and what the retailer was asking
14:53:21 <bay|Ota|Funi> kanon vol 6... 1-5 too? yes, we will be releasing it and a box set shortly after
14:54:08 <bay|Ota|Funi> story of saiunkoku question? referred to lance.. 9 vols... the season set is the first 3.. we're coming out with another set that is 4-6... and another that is 7-9
14:54:21 <bay|Ota|Funi> so you will get 3 cheap sets....
14:54:48 <bay|Ota|Funi> one piece back on tv? the one piece deal is between toei and CN so we aren't aware of it
14:54:56 <bay|Ota|Funi> we are hoping to get it back on tv....
14:55:03 <bay|Ota|Funi> i want to thank you all from coming...
14:55:04 <bay|Ota|Funi> end panel
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