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Feed from the Kitty Media panel at New York Anime Festival 2008. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

19:58:01 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> Frank is here to talk about yaoi and yuri
19:58:35 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> should i talk about yaoi or yuri first....
19:58:45 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> (yaoi fans outnumber yuri fans)
19:58:54 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> the good news is yaoi is doing really great for us
19:59:00 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> and it's not going away any time soon
19:59:10 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> in the next year, i promise we will be putting out 1 yaoi book per month
19:59:16 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> our acquisitions person is a fujoshi
20:00:08 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> (someone asked who to love for crimson spell)
20:00:17 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> vol 3 will be coming out of that when it comes out in japan
20:00:46 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> there will be more crimson spell and they are trying to get more Ayano yamane sensei stuff
20:00:56 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> on the video side of things... Night head genesis is coming soon
20:01:00 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> it isn't yaoi but it has crossover appeal
20:01:08 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> all that kitty media yaoi anime is a kiss in the dark
20:01:11 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> so you should be happy about that
20:01:22 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> we just got the rights to fujoshi rumi 3... so that should be coming out jan
20:01:25 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> doujin work...
20:01:31 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> and i think thats pretty much it for new release stuff
20:01:34 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> other than the yuri side of video
20:01:43 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> we are finishing off strawberry panic, otoboku, and simoun
20:01:59 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> incubus 3 just came out.. thats been doing well.. she's at yaoi con right now (the author)
20:02:18 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> in incubus 3... go to the afterward where she talks about her life
20:02:30 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> does anyone have any questions about anything media blasters stuff...
20:02:33 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> i don't have any titles to announce yet
20:02:39 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> q: winter cicada?
20:02:45 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> a: we don't have anything involving that yet...
20:02:55 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> (i can't say anything about it)
20:03:09 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> q: lite novels?
20:03:10 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> a: we haven't done any, not yet
20:03:15 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> im hesitant about them...
20:03:33 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> until they hire another person to work on books...
20:03:52 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> q: what is your position?
20:03:53 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> a: editor...
20:04:35 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> q: internships?
20:04:35 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> a: none available
20:04:41 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> at the moment
20:06:18 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> q: any plans for introducing bara over here?
20:06:20 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> a: not familiar with it..
20:06:24 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> (explains bara)
20:06:37 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> i don't think the majority of yaoi fans are looking for burly guys... they want pretty guys
20:07:23 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> talking about makamaka
20:07:24 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> a yuri book
20:07:25 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> it is full color
20:07:32 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> it is being recreated fully like the Japanese copy
20:07:47 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> i gave copies of the japanese version to the printer...
20:07:50 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> everything about it is being recreated...
20:07:53 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> it will retail for $20
20:07:58 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> it was 1200 yen in japan
20:09:04 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> q: color pages?
20:09:07 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> a: yea... crimson spell has color pages..
20:09:37 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> there are some books where.. if i think they will do well enough ... if you add bells and whistles ... you have to justify it...
20:10:23 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> (talking about crimson spell and printing color pages)
20:13:38 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> (random questions here and there... right now talking about getting these books into the retail chain)
20:13:58 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> q: how many of stores are porn shops?
20:14:24 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> a: one of the problem with the porn stores is they look for low price points... we do okay with videos because they are used to the price points... they aren't used to selling comic books
20:16:05 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> q: antique bakery anime?
20:16:15 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> a: can't talk about it..
20:16:33 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> q: yaoi games?
20:16:34 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> a: looking into it...
20:17:35 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> we are working on more games...
20:19:21 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> (talking about the kitty media logo)
20:20:02 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> q: OEL mangas?
20:20:05 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> a: we are doing one... incubus...
20:20:16 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> there is stuff we are looking at but its harder to get across to the boss
20:20:22 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> always possible
20:21:26 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> (talking about history of kitty media)
20:22:03 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> q: what sells more?
20:22:07 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> yaoi or yuri?
20:22:21 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> a: maka maka is the first yuri book, so ask me in a year
20:22:33 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> we are looking at tankoban size yuri too
20:23:00 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> (question about the bubble of yaoi)
20:24:12 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> q: question about whether licensing is the full series or one at a time...
20:24:38 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> a: depends on the book...
20:24:53 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> usually license in groups and take options on the rest
20:25:08 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> q: japanese vs US censorship when putting out the books?
20:25:19 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> a: well.. the only censorship that is ever done is changing the ages...
20:25:34 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> it's kinda a touchy subject...
20:25:38 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> there is some stuff that i will never touch
20:25:41 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> like boku no pico
20:25:50 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> there are certain things that i will never do...
20:26:02 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> japanese censorship is becoming less and less these days
20:26:25 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> q: is the target audience the same as japan or broader?
20:26:32 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> a: i think in the US, it is broader...
20:26:58 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> im just kinda guessing since i don't really know japanese audiences
20:28:32 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> q: (asked a question about simultaneous releases using something like candy boy)
20:30:51 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> a: (basically havent looked into it)
20:33:34 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> (lots of issues trying to acquire and put out rose of versailles
20:33:36 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> everyone in the world knows it and wants it)
20:36:07 <bay|NYAF|KittyMedia> and i think that's it for the panel tonight...
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