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Feed from the Media Blasters Yuri and Yaoi panel at Otakon 2008. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

17:00:21 <bay|Ota|MB> welcome to the MB yaoi and yuri panel
17:01:06 <bay|Ota|MB> (something about skyscrapers being the best selling
17:01:43 <bay|Ota|MB> not sure what im going to talk about because negotiations right now...
17:01:53 <bay|Ota|MB> so... 2 more vols of fujoshi rumi should be coming as soon as we close that contrac
17:02:07 <bay|Ota|MB> full color manga called maka maka.. yuri book.. trifold poster..
17:02:36 <bay|Ota|MB> design of the book was so gorgious that it needs to be recreated
17:02:39 <bay|Ota|MB> going to resell for 19.95
17:02:53 <bay|Ota|MB> doujin work... thats coming out in the next year some time
17:03:00 <bay|Ota|MB> that has some yaoi and yuri references to it
17:03:47 <bay|Ota|MB> (couldn't hear the question at all...)
17:04:03 <bay|Ota|MB> (question about dating sims...)
17:04:35 <bay|Ota|MB> doujin work having an insane amount of cultural notes...
17:05:37 <bay|Ota|MB> any sketchbooks? no, not really
17:06:28 <bay|Ota|MB> (can't hear the questions at all over here)
17:07:02 <bay|Ota|MB> (frank is the panelist...which i didn't mention)
17:07:34 <bay|Ota|MB> they have to look carefully at yaoi stuff because of shota overtones...
17:07:42 <bay|Ota|MB> they try to find books where everyone is "18 and over" if you know what i mean
17:07:47 <bay|Ota|MB> you work with the adaptation the best you can...
17:07:52 <bay|Ota|MB> ...no boku no piko
17:08:20 <bay|Ota|MB> advice for parents with yaoi/yuri titles? read it before your children
17:08:24 <bay|Ota|MB> see if it is okay for them
17:08:53 <bay|Ota|MB> if they are an adult.. you really can't do anything...
17:09:01 <bay|Ota|MB> .....it's just romance.. jsut think of it that way
17:09:26 <bay|Ota|MB> (question which brought lots of cheers)
17:09:45 <bay|Ota|MB> response was that they can't mention what they are in negotiations for
17:10:07 <bay|Ota|MB> considering an anime series for something? can't talk about it until we announce it.. it would be nice
17:12:52 <bay|Ota|MB> (question about staffing.... question about what they look for in manga.. question about how successful a title that i couldn't hear was...)
17:13:56 <bay|Ota|MB> question about a magazine format? the only thing that was successful has been stuff with like naruto in it
17:14:01 <bay|Ota|MB> going to stick with tankobans
17:14:39 <bay|Ota|MB> question about getting 13+ stuff... ? hard to get their hands on it because most is shoujo...
17:15:30 <bay|Ota|MB> crimson spell? its really delayed.. its one of the books that the japanese goes over page after page ..so they are waiting for the japanese to okay it
17:16:25 <bay|Ota|MB> trying to get more things by the crimson spell artist...
17:16:53 <bay|Ota|MB> incubus? 3 is now at the printer and you should be able to get it in nov
17:17:24 <bay|Ota|MB> look forward to the omake for it...
17:17:43 <bay|Ota|MB> any other yuri titles? nope...
17:17:59 <bay|Ota|MB> first venture going into yuri....
17:18:00 <bay|Ota|MB> (maka maka that is)
17:18:40 <bay|Ota|MB> light novels? we haven't touched light novels... but translation and adaptation of novel is hardcore stuff to do
17:19:13 <bay|Ota|MB> how long will it take to finish something? dunno
17:19:31 <bay|Ota|MB> can you pick up titles from publishers that have gone under like biblio? i cannot confirm or deny
17:19:49 <bay|Ota|MB> (hints that it will take a while...)
17:20:13 <bay|Ota|MB> (getting a lot of cannot confirm or deny questions...)
17:21:11 <bay|Ota|MB> "most series, we get a license, and the author doesn't talk to us.. with the case of crimson spell, it's constant"
17:22:14 <bay|Ota|MB> question about how long it takes to bring stuff over? anywhere from 4 months to a year
17:22:37 <bay|Ota|MB> question about princess princess anime....(?)
17:23:35 <bay|Ota|MB> question about why the titles aren't dubbed? if they don't sell so much, we can't pay to dub it.. its a niche...
17:24:12 <bay|Ota|MB> question about how to get on staff....
17:26:16 <bay|Ota|MB> honorifics on anime titles? depends on the title... for manga titles.. if it is japanese based, then yes... but otherwise, we will discuss it with the translators
17:27:07 <bay|Ota|MB> another job question...
17:28:11 <bay|Ota|MB> how small are minicomics? fold an 8x 10
17:29:43 <bay|Ota|MB> any consistency with how yaoi and yuri manga is rated? yes... people are uptight about gay stuff..
17:30:47 <bay|Ota|MB> policy about characters being over 18? they must be "18"
17:31:24 <bay|Ota|MB> color pages in manga? i put color pages in crimson spell.. and in.. gunparade march and pilgram yager... also in akihabara@deep.. its a case by case basis
17:31:48 <bay|Ota|MB> there is another volume of level C that we're trying to get
17:37:02 <bay|Ota|MB> and..i think we're done....
Notes: None