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

13:01:21 <bay|Ota|ADV> Filling the room
13:01:27 <bay|Ota|ADV> John Ledford and Matt Greenfield on stage
13:04:04 <bay|Ota|ADV> we..have something.. on screen...
13:05:48 <bay|Ota|ADV> Okay.. .i guess we'll go ahead and get started
13:06:01 <bay|Ota|ADV> ...last panel of the day, thanks for coming
13:06:07 <bay|Ota|ADV> matt greenfield, the co founder..
13:06:22 <bay|Ota|ADV> and with me.. the other co founder, president, ceo... john ledford
13:06:35 <bay|Ota|ADV> and... we're going to basically... john has a few things to say.. and q&a
13:06:45 <bay|Ota|ADV> and then a dvd.. it is more kiba...
13:06:56 <bay|Ota|ADV> we had another title we wanted to show, but we didn't have the clearance yet
13:07:05 <bay|Ota|ADV> first.. leme update everyone on the situation with adv..
13:07:13 <bay|Ota|ADV> things are better than expected thanks to the support of the fans
13:07:13 <bay|Ota|ADV> retailers
13:07:15 <bay|Ota|ADV> worldwide partners
13:07:21 <bay|Ota|ADV> and the cost down cuts weve been making at the company
13:07:33 <bay|Ota|ADV> we've found 3rd parties to replace the lost sojitz...
13:07:38 <bay|Ota|ADV> announcing the first 6 titles today
13:07:40 <bay|Ota|ADV> more to follow
13:07:56 <bay|Ota|ADV> (they got 3rd parties after expo)
13:08:02 <bay|Ota|ADV> we've been up all week doing title announcements..
13:08:08 <bay|Ota|ADV> *doing nitty gritty for titles
13:08:11 <bay|Ota|ADV> right now...
13:08:17 <bay|Ota|ADV> most of what we will announce are live action
13:08:19 <bay|Ota|ADV> we do have an anime
13:08:20 <bay|Ota|ADV> we do have a bunch more that are so close
13:08:45 <bay|Ota|ADV> including one that everyone asks
13:08:53 <bay|Ota|ADV> these will probably be announced under a new label
13:08:58 <bay|Ota|ADV> switchblade pictures for the live action
13:09:08 <bay|Ota|ADV> attack girl swim team vs the undead...
13:09:08 <bay|Ota|ADV> live action
13:09:42 <bay|Ota|ADV> cruel restaurant
13:09:54 <bay|Ota|ADV> gluttonous 1 and 2
13:10:02 <bay|Ota|ADV> (something about world of competitive eating)
13:10:12 <bay|Ota|ADV> horror film that merges horror and japanese ...
13:10:17 <bay|Ota|ADV> female princess epsilon
13:10:18 <bay|Ota|ADV> (all live action)
13:10:25 <bay|Ota|ADV> new kunoichi titles...
13:10:30 <bay|Ota|ADV> these will be coming out soon..
13:10:34 <bay|Ota|ADV> thats like 8 titles..
13:10:45 <bay|Ota|ADV> the one anime title.. the ova.. the manga is known as indian summer...
13:11:17 <bay|Ota|ADV> koharu biyori
13:11:24 <bay|Ota|ADV> the anime title..
13:11:35 <bay|Ota|ADV> now q and a.. missed it...
13:11:37 <bay|Ota|ADV> something about illumitoon
13:12:09 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: you just kept saying news on who partners ... and you had copies of battle angel...?
13:12:16 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: we never relaesed battle angel.. and the partners will announce in the near future
13:12:22 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: any news on eva movie....
13:12:25 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: not....
13:12:33 <bay|Ota|ADV> someone may something later this year
13:12:59 <bay|Ota|ADV> the producer is joseph chou... the producer of appleseed deus ex machina..
13:13:28 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: when will kiba be on dvd.... (see end)
13:13:36 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: we don't know the jetstream status...
13:13:53 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: what would it take to get macross out?
13:13:58 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: talk to harmony gold
13:14:20 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: about the sojitz... ay possibility of buying back the titles...
13:14:26 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: no... it was an interesting experience.. it was in the past...
13:14:43 <bay|Ota|ADV> we are reorganizing to be much more profitable
13:15:09 <bay|Ota|ADV> will the projects be completed from where adv left off?... we are talking with people who ended up with the rights.. not all just funimation... to continue the productions..
13:15:11 <bay|Ota|ADV> but no contracts have been signed
13:15:19 <bay|Ota|ADV> so obviously our actors want to do it
13:15:57 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: for the live action.. just state side distro or dubbing?
13:16:06 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: most will be subtitled.. primarily because we plan to get them out quickly...
13:16:13 <bay|Ota|ADV> we basically have a hole in the production schedule and now we need to catch up
13:16:24 <bay|Ota|ADV> one of the titles we may end up dubbing
13:16:31 <bay|Ota|ADV> if we end up dubbing.. all the titles for funimation.. how do we slot it..
13:16:45 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: picking up drama series?
13:16:48 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: we think about everything
13:17:03 <bay|Ota|ADV> there are a lot of contracts in the air and lots of stuff we want to talk about but cn't
13:17:13 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: for the new licenses.. blu-ray release as well as dvd?
13:17:21 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: if the source materials are HD, we will make a blu-ray release
13:17:51 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: (the voice actor question) a: live in the texas area...
13:18:26 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: any attempts to prevent youtsuba from falling off the earth
13:18:35 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: absolutely, but right now we are stabilizing
13:18:42 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: the essential collection on blu-ray?
13:18:50 <bay|Ota|ADV> a; we can't say specific titles... we will see some old titles released on blu-ray
13:18:53 <bay|Ota|ADV> it is as materials permit
13:19:04 <bay|Ota|ADV> the problem is most anime produced in japan to the current date is not produced in HD
13:19:16 <bay|Ota|ADV> its in SD.. so it's a question of do you up-res... or do you electronically remasterd...
13:19:55 <bay|Ota|ADV> theatrical releases.. things like rahxephon theatrical... you are likely to see soon on blu-ray since it was theatrical...
13:20:16 <bay|Ota|ADV> they plan to announce blu-ray titles in Q4
13:21:32 <bay|Ota|ADV> (talking about reverse importation... and how japan is banging their head about blu-ray being the same region)
13:21:36 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: doing set style releases?
13:21:58 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: i think we were the first with sayuki double barrel... we are trying to get the titles out there without being too fixed on the format...
13:22:05 <bay|Ota|ADV> boxset for an initial season..
13:22:09 <bay|Ota|ADV> maybe..
13:22:15 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: any new thinpaks to announce?
13:22:27 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: a lot more coming.. including some titles that have never been released in boxsets and bricks before
13:22:44 <bay|Ota|ADV> now we can actually get them on dvd.. and some titles that haven't been on dvd..
13:22:53 <bay|Ota|ADV> stores don't like old packaging so you have to change the packaging
13:23:01 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: psn or xboxlive?
13:23:11 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: we are already on xboxlive.. we will be on PSN
13:23:27 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: are blu-ray releses still considered part of DVD?
13:23:30 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: not always.. depends who you talk to
13:23:39 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: new thinpaks.. are you still planning to leave the extras off?
13:24:08 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: we look at what we did before and try to put value on the product or take extras off to lower the prices...
13:24:14 <bay|Ota|ADV> there will be special editions of some of them coming
13:24:29 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: any plans to do releases or re-releases of light novel series?
13:24:48 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: the manga division needs work and we are working on core video... something like novels would fall under manga... we've talked about it....
13:24:53 <bay|Ota|ADV> but its not immediate because its time intensive
13:25:03 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: any plans to update the site?
13:25:07 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: it is being updated...
13:25:51 <bay|Ota|ADV> q and a... 23 titles in play. and we just announced about 8
13:26:03 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: steel angel kurumi thinpak? a: under consideration
13:26:18 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: going back to straight distribution details like before?
13:26:24 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: thats what we are moving toward
13:26:42 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: any movement on saint seiya... do you have mazinkaizer?
13:26:56 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: seiya is in the great unknown... i know mofc booth has the dvds
13:27:02 <bay|Ota|ADV> mazinkaizer... great unknown
13:27:50 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: question about ttgl and dub...
13:28:11 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: sojitz and etc...
13:28:47 <bay|Ota|ADV> (nonsense question)
13:29:12 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: any plans to look at more live action like tv shows?
13:29:17 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: absolutely.. its not like we just started moving into live action..
13:29:21 <bay|Ota|ADV> we've been doing it for years...
13:30:08 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: regarding digital distribution... where titles are on itunes for $2 for funimation, why are your titles more expensive?
13:30:16 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: well, apple has better packet rate cost...
13:30:24 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: regarding that.. its windows only.. going to make it more compatible?
13:30:47 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: at the time the site was being built, the only thing the licenses would approve was windows drm
13:30:56 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: 5cm status?
13:30:59 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: licensor is deciding that
13:31:17 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: blu-ray releases... portable copy on the disc along so they can watch on the ipod/psp
13:31:21 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: we consider it.. up to licensors approval
13:31:59 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: kurau?
13:32:10 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: we think it went to funi... we are still being update.. we aren't sure whats going on ....
13:32:26 <bay|Ota|ADV> q: picking up geneon titles..
13:32:33 <bay|Ota|ADV> (i think it was geneon titles)
13:32:56 <bay|Ota|ADV> a: there is a lot of stuff we are working on that we can't announce
13:33:21 <bay|Ota|ADV> (the lights just went off in half the room.. there is a problem with the lights...)
13:33:39 <bay|Ota|ADV> (And ....light went off for the entire room... )
13:33:43 <bay|Ota|ADV> going to show the first ep of kiba...
13:33:52 <bay|Ota|ADV> we'll stick around later
13:34:03 <bay|Ota|ADV> end panel...ish
13:44:04 <bay|Ota|ADV> kiba depends on upper deck to decide when the dvd release will come
13:44:17 <bay|Ota|ADV> and the kunoichi films are a new series that the titles of which haven't been announced yet
13:45:58 <bay|Ota|ADV> end
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