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

15:12:07 <bay|Ota|MB> welcome to the panel we didn't know about...
15:12:19 <bay|Ota|MB> so i just ran here with a bunch of alteil flyers...
15:12:27 <bay|Ota|MB> welcome to the panel, we were supposed to premiere things...
15:13:03 <bay|Ota|MB> talking about seirei again
15:13:05 <bay|Ota|MB> meredith(?) is here again
15:13:40 <bay|Ota|MB> we have kiddie games and non-kiddie games
15:13:51 <bay|Ota|MB> and now we are doing alteil, japan's number one online card game
15:13:57 <bay|Ota|MB> anything esle we have right now is the "we can't quite talk about it yet"
15:14:11 <bay|Ota|MB> yes, there is stuff coming and no, it won't be license rescues...
15:14:17 <bay|Ota|MB> also, we mentioned dokuro and dai mahou togue...
15:14:28 <bay|Ota|MB> cranking on go lion and after that is uncut vehicle voltron...
15:14:32 <bay|Ota|MB> dairugger 15?
15:14:38 <bay|Ota|MB> questions?
15:14:56 <bay|Ota|MB> q: are you looking into the brave series?
15:15:16 <bay|Ota|MB> a: i'd love it, but im the only one who likes gaogaigar.. but funny enough, all the copies we had sold out
15:15:16 <bay|Ota|MB> had it done well, we would have gotten more
15:15:27 <bay|Ota|MB> q: you did the co-production for kite liberator, any chance of more co-productions?
15:15:28 <bay|Ota|MB> a: oh yes....
15:15:58 <bay|Ota|MB> umetsu insists on doing everything...
15:16:03 <bay|Ota|MB> i don't know if there will be more kite-liberator
15:16:08 <bay|Ota|MB> but there will be more co-productions
15:17:35 <bay|Ota|MB> q: any chance of aquarian age card game if alteil does well?
15:18:06 <bay|Ota|MB> a: physical card games are a different beast and a higher risk.. more online games are definitely possible...
15:18:34 <bay|Ota|MB> q: is alteil really free?
15:18:50 <bay|Ota|MB> a: yes, most of the best players have spent no money...
15:19:16 <bay|Ota|MB> q: other games being free?
15:19:37 <bay|Ota|MB> a: the other games we have are h-games.. so no, you have to pay for those... i think next is heartwork..
15:19:48 <bay|Ota|MB> hopefully more gba/ds games since samurai deeper kyo did really well?
15:20:03 <bay|Ota|MB> q: seirei novels returning to animation?
15:20:34 <bay|Ota|MB> a: japan usually just moves on
15:20:53 <bay|Ota|MB> q: kamen rider the next?
15:21:01 <bay|Ota|MB> a: just heard about it yesterday.. forgot to ask sirabella
15:21:20 <bay|Ota|MB> q: blu-ray for media blasters?
15:21:25 <bay|Ota|MB> a: looking into it, we have stuff on xboxlive in HD..
15:21:30 <bay|Ota|MB> all of our co-productions are hi-def
15:22:18 <bay|Ota|MB> q: second season of berserk?
15:22:40 <bay|Ota|MB> a: in 2002.. the producer was like.. "We're going to make it"... and now its 2008
15:22:42 <bay|Ota|MB> now its like.. "nobody wants it"
15:23:53 <bay|Ota|MB> the japanese will eventually do it if you throw enough money at them
15:24:11 <bay|Ota|MB> but this is absurd amounts of money
15:24:46 <bay|Ota|MB> q: any more henshin shows like kamen rider?
15:24:59 <bay|Ota|MB> a: i want them... i know the company with kakaider did well with it... but right now we are focusing on our own productions
15:25:46 <bay|Ota|MB> q: are you just distributors or do you productions?
15:25:58 <bay|Ota|MB> a: we do both, but we are kinda the forgotten anime company...
15:26:19 <bay|Ota|MB> (going over the productions)
15:27:15 <bay|Ota|MB> a: japan doesn't care
15:28:27 <bay|Ota|MB> q: any information on genshiken 2 release?
15:28:34 <bay|Ota|MB> a: will be starting right after kujibiki unbalance is finished
15:29:23 <bay|Ota|MB> q: more stuff for crunchyroll or is this a test?
15:30:07 <bay|Ota|MB> a: we gave them a half dozen titles... we will see how they do
15:30:08 <bay|Ota|MB> the movies are DTO
15:30:08 <bay|Ota|MB> the tv series the first eps are free
15:30:19 <bay|Ota|MB> q: PSN?
15:30:40 <bay|Ota|MB> a: sony is our aggregator for itunes.. (i didn't catch the end...)
15:31:04 <bay|Ota|MB> q: take tekkaman blade 2 from UV
15:31:10 <bay|Ota|MB> a: can't really fist fight them...
15:31:22 <bay|Ota|MB> if UV wants us to do it, we would do it..
15:32:40 <bay|Ota|MB> q: one complaint... the pronounciation of ogiue in genshiken.. .fix it for s2
15:33:32 <bay|Ota|MB> q: doujin work? a: don't know when its starting...
15:35:00 <bay|Ota|MB> (taking requests of things you want in future boxes)
15:37:17 <bay|Ota|MB> someone suggests dvd-rom stuff...
15:37:18 <bay|Ota|MB> hammer for ggg
15:39:58 <bay|Ota|MB> q: alteil merchandising....
15:40:03 <bay|Ota|MB> a: well, right now im wearing a refess shirt.. each of us is wearing our GM shirt...
15:40:15 <bay|Ota|MB> they are a little protective of the art work.. especially the big artists..
15:40:26 <bay|Ota|MB> i wanted to go with stuff.. i want to do silly and fun merchandise..
15:40:31 <bay|Ota|MB> looking for exlusive cards for america...
15:40:39 <bay|Ota|MB> april fools deck if i get my way
15:40:44 <bay|Ota|MB> summer card event just finished
15:41:20 <bay|Ota|MB> hopefully do cool stuff... maybe figures
15:41:53 <bay|Ota|MB> side stuff about alteil....
15:42:04 <bay|Ota|MB> japan's #1 online cardgame.. it didn't well in korea.. its not another korean mmo
15:42:23 <bay|Ota|MB> they have merchandising rights...
15:42:28 <bay|Ota|MB> so they will do some stuff as soon as they have time
15:42:45 <bay|Ota|MB> merchandising rights for their own properties
15:43:03 <bay|Ota|MB> ...they have merchandising rights for their own properties for putting them in the card game
15:43:08 <bay|Ota|MB> q: what would you say has been the top selling titles over the year?
15:43:23 <bay|Ota|MB> a: voltron... actually ... go lion... its been kicking butt and kicking names
15:44:04 <bay|Ota|MB> q: any chance of cross promotion with alteil? a: as long as we have the merchandising rights, yea
15:44:44 <bay|Ota|MB> q: when getting an anime, do they get the movie rights with it?
15:44:54 <bay|Ota|MB> a: depends on the title... some yes... some things you don't want to see live action
15:45:29 <bay|Ota|MB> as soon as flesh for the best gets rolling, we will get into our second animation production
15:46:02 <bay|Ota|MB> q: voltron video game? a: thats totally world enterprise...
15:46:04 <bay|Ota|MB> they are going for a movie deal...
15:46:12 <bay|Ota|MB> they work voltron very hard...
15:47:04 <bay|Ota|MB> umetsu does what he wants..
15:48:31 <bay|Ota|MB> q: recovering rights... two galaxy express movies?
15:48:42 <bay|Ota|MB> a: i don't think he's going to touch matsumoto again....
15:50:10 <bay|Ota|MB> q: what would it take for ggg final to be persued...
15:50:14 <bay|Ota|MB> a: if the second season does well.. then it will be
15:50:25 <bay|Ota|MB> would ggg final be better to get people to pick up the original series
15:50:29 <bay|Ota|MB> q: there
15:50:34 <bay|Ota|MB> a: yes....
15:51:04 <bay|Ota|MB> stuff with good looking women that beat up people does well
15:51:38 <bay|Ota|MB> q: more western anime.. maybe with hot checks?
15:51:47 <bay|Ota|MB> a: well, we did grenadier... but she's definitely loaded...
15:52:03 <bay|Ota|MB> if its got good looking tough women and they shoot people up or it has ninjas, your sold
15:53:28 <bay|Ota|MB> question about getting hd masters...
15:53:40 <bay|Ota|MB> sometimes we get hard drives... otherwise yea
15:53:57 <bay|Ota|MB> q: ikkitousen dd?
15:54:21 <bay|Ota|MB> a: know its being worked on... they had to drop a skirt on the box down a little because a retailer got pissed... we're so not into editing... i believe it might get reversible covers...
15:54:28 <bay|Ota|MB> people buy ikkitousen for a reason.. why would you cut that reason
15:54:35 <bay|Ota|MB> pretty sure its this year since its being worked on
15:55:19 <bay|Ota|MB> we have a hardcore yuri book coming.. its really really dirty.... (asking for yaoi/yuri/kitty questions)
15:55:31 <bay|Ota|MB> in the next few months, i believe jon will drop more hints in the forums
15:55:56 <bay|Ota|MB> okay.. and panel is over
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