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

20:55:55 <bay|Ota|Bandai> ...bandai has a HUGE cart of boxes that they are bringing in
20:56:34 <bay|Ota|Bandai> boxes are marked "scrapped princess pvc vol 4" and fruit of the loom
21:03:13 <bay|Ota|Bandai> bandai has dictated no audio, no video
21:06:24 <bay|Ota|Bandai> we have to ask for your assitance with no photos or audio in this panel
21:06:51 <bay|Ota|Bandai> "dont worry, it will make sense"
21:07:17 <bay|Ota|Bandai> We have Ken Iyadomi, Robert Napton, Toshi and... mystery person
21:09:13 <bay|Ota|Bandai> good evening
21:09:13 <bay|Ota|Bandai> hello
21:09:17 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (look at the current source code)
21:09:22 <bay|Ota|Bandai> welcome to the bandai ent surprise bandai
21:09:25 <bay|Ota|Bandai> first off... lets introduce our staff
21:09:34 <bay|Ota|Bandai> ...all the staff...
21:09:48 <bay|Ota|Bandai> Joe... customer service... operations
21:09:58 <bay|Ota|Bandai> takes all the complaints
21:10:02 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and sends you the repliacement dvds
21:10:16 <bay|Ota|Bandai> anthony, marketing coordinator
21:10:19 <bay|Ota|Bandai> i market for you
21:10:37 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (missed name)
21:10:42 <bay|Ota|Bandai> sam... work with larry.. director of sales
21:11:10 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (missed other names due to distractions)
21:11:20 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and what you see with all the boxes.. we hope thats all going to go after thia panel
21:11:40 <bay|Ota|Bandai> take? a producer at bandai ent... gits... haruhi...
21:12:05 <bay|Ota|Bandai> toshi yoshida.. formerly with another vid company...
21:12:14 <bay|Ota|Bandai> *taku
21:12:42 <bay|Ota|Bandai> toshi is working with freedom dub, clamp campus detective.. gurren lagann..
21:13:02 <bay|Ota|Bandai> robert napton.. director of marketing... i spend lots of time getting my computer to work just like now...
21:13:05 <bay|Ota|Bandai> first night time panel at otakon and the energy seems great
21:13:15 <bay|Ota|Bandai> yumi ...the assistant in the crowd
21:13:38 <bay|Ota|Bandai> person in charge of geass eri suzuki from japan here...
21:13:39 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and im ken iyadomi..
21:13:44 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and this is half our staff..
21:13:58 <bay|Ota|Bandai> robert: okay....
21:14:06 <bay|Ota|Bandai> what wer're going to do first is if all goes well
21:14:08 <bay|Ota|Bandai> first a... trailer
21:17:27 <bay|Ota|Bandai> thats a new announcement of our new acqusitions.. we will be releasing it.. tbd..
21:17:32 <bay|Ota|Bandai> but in the near future
21:17:35 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and that is our announcement for this year's otakon
21:17:52 <bay|Ota|Bandai> one of the new titles we announced last month was hayate the combat butler..
21:17:57 <bay|Ota|Bandai> ive been working on that (Taku)
21:18:07 <bay|Ota|Bandai> i just want to talk about that show (summarizing it)
21:18:39 <bay|Ota|Bandai> the dvd release contained the bleeped out track from tv...
21:18:45 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and the dvd unbleeped
21:18:56 <bay|Ota|Bandai> we got the stuff from japan...
21:19:32 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and we got both audio tracks...
21:19:52 <bay|Ota|Bandai> we are going to include.. (missed this, but i believe it was both...) audio tracks... what do you want for dubs...
21:19:53 <bay|Ota|Bandai> we are hoping to release that in 09
21:20:02 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (people want bleeped and unbleeped)
21:20:05 <bay|Ota|Bandai> while you wait for our next surprise
21:20:21 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and first surprise is...
21:20:34 <bay|Ota|Bandai> our friends to open a box and give out stuff
21:20:47 <bay|Ota|Bandai> this is a fairly lose format.. we do have things planned
21:20:53 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (drumroll through the audience)
21:20:58 <bay|Ota|Bandai> normally we would throw, but its late at night
21:21:06 <bay|Ota|Bandai> ....first.. tshirts...
21:21:19 <bay|Ota|Bandai> seed destiny shirts...
21:21:55 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and what a perfect time to mention.. the gundam seed destiny tv movies are currently being released on dvd...
21:21:59 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and movie 2.. will be out later this month
21:22:04 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and there are 4 movies
21:22:04 <bay|Ota|Bandai> 90 min each
21:22:24 <bay|Ota|Bandai> they switched the tshirts... now the eureka 7 shirts..
21:22:58 <bay|Ota|Bandai> i think our next surprise just entered...
21:22:58 <bay|Ota|Bandai> yuri lowenthal...
21:23:13 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and now.. toshi it to toshi
21:23:20 <bay|Ota|Bandai> *toss it to toshi
21:23:27 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and being that this is called the bandai surprise panel
21:23:42 <bay|Ota|Bandai> one of my surprises was going to be one of the products thats coming out
21:24:03 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (but was accidentally revealed on the blog by someone....)
21:24:12 <bay|Ota|Bandai> so, for those without computer access..
21:24:21 <bay|Ota|Bandai> the part 1 limited edition gurrent lagann dub box
21:24:48 <bay|Ota|Bandai> it will come with the first two volumes of the bilingual discs
21:24:53 <bay|Ota|Bandai> ...and will you look in there..
21:24:58 <bay|Ota|Bandai> there will be a bonus item....
21:25:13 <bay|Ota|Bandai> drill.. that glows
21:25:26 <bay|Ota|Bandai> a little micro black and gold drill.. press a button and it glows green
21:25:29 <bay|Ota|Bandai> it is the core drill for simon
21:25:52 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (thats not the final color)
21:25:53 <bay|Ota|Bandai> the handle
21:26:06 <bay|Ota|Bandai> they were very impressed with the core drill as soon as they saw the final prototype
21:26:13 <bay|Ota|Bandai> they hope it gets shipped from the factory in timeto make it into box 1
21:26:22 <bay|Ota|Bandai> but there's more...
21:26:33 <bay|Ota|Bandai> proposed cover art of the first two volumes..
21:26:57 <bay|Ota|Bandai> they hope it gets approved
21:26:59 <bay|Ota|Bandai> its based on the r2 art
21:27:22 <bay|Ota|Bandai> next.. we have something else to show...
21:27:37 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (gurren lagann bloopers.. recorded at bang zoom)
21:30:38 <bay|Ota|Bandai> wow... bandai bloopers 2008...
21:30:43 <bay|Ota|Bandai> "that was the steve bloom show "
21:31:02 <bay|Ota|Bandai> e7, ayashi, gurren, haruhi and lucky star
21:31:15 <bay|Ota|Bandai> so we have a couple of interesting give aways...
21:31:34 <bay|Ota|Bandai> two of you will leave here very happy.. .
21:31:44 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (yuri: the rest will fight to the death!)
21:32:19 <bay|Ota|Bandai> one gets a suzaku figure surprise...
21:32:25 <bay|Ota|Bandai> code geass figure signed by yuri.. presented by him
21:32:42 <bay|Ota|Bandai> geass banner surprise....
21:32:58 <bay|Ota|Bandai> he will be leaving the banner.. signed by yuri lowethal...
21:34:07 <bay|Ota|Bandai> a few more bloopers.. than another give away.. starting with e7...
21:36:11 <bay|Ota|Bandai> now the reason i showed that.. i going to ask our team to come up with e7 questions...
21:37:09 <bay|Ota|Bandai> person wins a signed e7 box
21:40:55 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (they had 8 of these boxes.. still giving those away)
21:43:14 <bay|Ota|Bandai> we're shortly transitioning... and yuri has limited time... so.. say something cool about geass annd lagann
21:44:06 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (couldn't keep up with this)
21:44:30 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (basically talking about how cool the shows are)
21:45:10 <bay|Ota|Bandai> now.. before the next surprise... we have a few minutes...
21:45:16 <bay|Ota|Bandai> so... they pick the next item
21:45:25 <bay|Ota|Bandai> ....and haruhi bloopers
21:47:08 <bay|Ota|Bandai> now.. gits shirts coming around
21:47:35 <bay|Ota|Bandai> yay
21:48:09 <bay|Ota|Bandai> ghost slayers ayashi bloopers now
21:49:29 <bay|Ota|Bandai> lucky star bloopers while await the next surprsie
21:50:35 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and now...
21:50:48 <bay|Ota|Bandai> hiding the picture...
21:51:07 <bay|Ota|Bandai> scrapped princess boxes are appearing
21:51:08 <bay|Ota|Bandai> figures
21:51:15 <bay|Ota|Bandai> trivia questions regarding lucky star...
21:52:57 <bay|Ota|Bandai> well.. its about time for the computer to retire...
21:58:43 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and the next surprise....
21:59:21 <bay|Ota|Bandai> JAM project has entered
21:59:40 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (the previous question was who took away the sailor uniform [answer was JAM project])..
22:00:14 <bay|Ota|Bandai> JAM: we heard a rumor that you had a cool ass party here, so we stopped by, named kageyama...
22:00:19 <bay|Ota|Bandai> how are you guys doing this evening.. my name is endoh
22:00:35 <bay|Ota|Bandai> you guys love lucky star? my name is hiroshi kitadani
22:00:47 <bay|Ota|Bandai> my name is okui of jam project, nice to meet you all
22:01:02 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and im yoshiki of jam project..
22:01:12 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (fukuyama)
22:01:35 <bay|Ota|Bandai> in lucky star.. there is a song called motteke sailor fuku... and we were just discussion who took the sailor fuku... and we concluded that jam took it
22:01:57 <bay|Ota|Bandai> your talking about the sailor fuku that we took?.... oh ..that right there
22:02:26 <bay|Ota|Bandai> jam decided all of you will wear the LE vol 1 t-shirt
22:02:29 <bay|Ota|Bandai> two ground rules
22:02:49 <bay|Ota|Bandai> you have to wear the shirts until end of otakon
22:03:05 <bay|Ota|Bandai> and we're going to play the JAM's version of motteke.. and we're all going to dance
22:04:27 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (doing carameldansen lol)
22:09:08 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (BEST PANEL EVER)
22:09:08 <bay|Ota|Bandai> this time we are going to do reverse q&a...
22:09:18 <bay|Ota|Bandai> questions to fans
22:09:23 <bay|Ota|Bandai> so raise your hand and answer jam's question
22:09:50 <bay|Ota|Bandai> who is your favorite lucky star character?
22:10:14 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (going through the options)
22:11:11 <bay|Ota|Bandai> question... who among jam project do you think would look best in which cosplay....
22:12:12 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (they are amsuing themselves with the scrappred princes figures)
22:12:35 <bay|Ota|Bandai> JAM project is travelling.. and they have noticed each place has their own favorite anime..
22:12:53 <bay|Ota|Bandai> what im asking is what is your favorite non-lucky star anime
22:13:41 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (the screaming...)
22:14:13 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (wondering if anything can beat gundam...)
22:14:27 <bay|Ota|Bandai> also introducing suzuki-san from lantis representing haruhi
22:14:49 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (haruhi might have beaten gundam)
22:15:17 <bay|Ota|Bandai> while we are here in the US.. who has been to Japan?
22:16:23 <bay|Ota|Bandai> since you seem to love anime a lot... how much anime do you watch each week?
22:18:10 <bay|Ota|Bandai> lol... where do you watch it... (nico nico douga!)
22:20:01 <bay|Ota|Bandai> going to continue while they set up stuff..
22:20:29 <bay|Ota|Bandai> the opening song.. little wing, was kinda a celebration song that we made when okui masami joined jam project..
22:20:39 <bay|Ota|Bandai> the anime is really interesting... please watch it
22:22:01 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (could not at all mention that or what just transpired)
22:22:17 <bay|Ota|Bandai> so please bear with us while we adlib
22:22:58 <bay|Ota|Bandai> although the US is pretty much free on dress code.. we've known that some schools use uniforms.. how about sailor suits? how do you feel about it...
22:23:56 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (talking about how comifes in japan, they restrict cosplay to certain places)
22:25:10 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (Asking them for favorite anime...)
22:25:18 <bay|Ota|Bandai> from right to left...
22:25:26 <bay|Ota|Bandai> dragon ball (since i was involved in the opening song...)
22:26:01 <bay|Ota|Bandai> when i grew up into an adult, i began to appreciiate nausica valley of the wind..
22:26:22 <bay|Ota|Bandai> *piece
22:27:11 <bay|Ota|Bandai> with one i was involved in... slayers... if you consider childhood.. cutie honey and devilman
22:27:36 <bay|Ota|Bandai> i have 3 characters that i look up to... heidi the girls of the alps, gegege no kitaro, and basara
22:28:10 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (they had technical problems with the dvd player so they are going to play a CD instead)
22:29:23 <bay|Ota|Bandai> thank you for coming to the panel
22:29:21 <bay|Ota|Bandai> now everyone.. DANCE!
22:29:23 <bay|Ota|Bandai> (END!)
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