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Feed from the FUNImation panel at Providence Anime Conference 2008. Transcription: bayoab
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15:02:03 <bay|PAC|Funi> Darker than Black trailer
15:02:51 <bay|PAC|Funi> helllo
15:03:03 <bay|PAC|Funi> Adam..
15:03:37 <bay|PAC|Funi> State of the Industry
15:03:42 <bay|PAC|Funi> (Ye old Don't panic slide)
15:04:07 <bay|PAC|Funi> overall sales were still up last year, but not as high as they hoped
15:04:57 <bay|PAC|Funi> Gen's quote again...
15:05:26 <bay|PAC|Funi> The bigger picture - anime market is part of the whole entertainment market
15:05:34 <bay|PAC|Funi> the same thing that affect the rest of the entertainment market affect us
15:05:54 <bay|PAC|Funi> lose about the same % wise when they take a hit
15:06:29 <bay|PAC|Funi> new technology
15:07:00 <bay|PAC|Funi> packaging trends - tv on dvd.. some shows are coming out in half season sets, you get more anime quicker for less, the stores like it because it takes less space and makes the shelf more competetive
15:07:16 <bay|PAC|Funi> convention attendance is up... almost every con across the board has increased
15:07:31 <bay|PAC|Funi> a lot of that is people coming back to cons or new ones...
15:07:36 <bay|PAC|Funi> about 25% of the people at NYAF were new
15:07:59 <bay|PAC|Funi> (At the funi panel)
15:08:14 <bay|PAC|Funi> the overall picture of the industry is that when shows do well in the US, the money works its way back to Japan to make more
15:08:57 <bay|PAC|Funi> internet viewership is up - a lot of people are watching online, wherever you want to watch anime, we'll provide it there (youtube, psn, xbl, etc)
15:09:28 <bay|PAC|Funi> hollywood taking on anime properties - hollywood showing interest in anime properties
15:09:33 <bay|PAC|Funi> the exposure is good
15:09:44 <bay|PAC|Funi> since it shows there is more than girls and tentacles
15:09:57 <bay|PAC|Funi> the industry itself is doing well..... it has been trending up since the end of this year
15:10:08 <bay|PAC|Funi> with the economy being what it is, entertaimet goes up because people want an escape
15:10:11 <bay|PAC|Funi> *entertainment
15:10:28 <bay|PAC|Funi> digital distribution - on youtube at youtube.com/funimation
15:10:46 <bay|PAC|Funi> so you can check it out first before you buy it
15:11:21 <bay|PAC|Funi> on hulu too (same list as last week)
15:11:37 <bay|PAC|Funi> complete series with english subtitles
15:12:00 <bay|PAC|Funi> download now funimation.com/download - both english subs and dubs for stuff out on dvd
15:12:55 <bay|PAC|Funi> funimation mobile - jumpinmobile.tv/funimation
15:13:10 <bay|PAC|Funi> (the mobile version of the funimation channel)
15:13:55 <bay|PAC|Funi> funimation channel schedule update:
15:14:23 <bay|PAC|Funi> beck, basilisk, bbb, burst angle, yu-ohsei, mushishi, negima s2, ouran, tsubasa, school rumble, solty rei, xxxholic (new shows added to channel line up)
15:14:32 <bay|PAC|Funi> *burst angel
15:14:41 <bay|PAC|Funi> they will be selling ouran at animeusa before it streets
15:15:27 <bay|PAC|Funi> at funimation.com/podcast
15:16:37 <bay|PAC|Funi> *jyu-oh-sei
15:16:49 <bay|PAC|Funi> blu-ray: high defintion format releases
15:16:53 <bay|PAC|Funi> vexille: SE 11/4
15:16:57 <bay|PAC|Funi> sam 7 box set 12/9
15:18:08 <bay|PAC|Funi> dragonball z (season 6)
15:18:45 <bay|PAC|Funi> 700 minute of uncut action, complete cell games, 29 episodes on 6 discs, newly revived english dialogue with japanese audio, marathon play
15:18:48 <bay|PAC|Funi> available now
15:19:31 <bay|PAC|Funi> (pimping marathon play again)
15:19:46 <bay|PAC|Funi> dragonball gt (season 1)
15:19:51 <bay|PAC|Funi> will not be widescreen..
15:20:30 <bay|PAC|Funi> 800 minutes, complete black star and baby sagas, 35 eps on 5 discs, newly revised english dialogue with japanese audio, marathon play
15:20:31 <bay|PAC|Funi> available fall
15:20:55 <bay|PAC|Funi> (talking about how well GT did... extremely well)
15:21:41 <bay|PAC|Funi> black lagoon second barrage
15:21:43 <bay|PAC|Funi> season one vol 1-3 ad le available
15:22:27 <bay|PAC|Funi> limited edition includes: regular plastic amaray dvd, steelbook dvd tin to hold completed series, bonus disc
15:23:04 <bay|PAC|Funi> one piece season one - second voyage
15:23:14 <bay|PAC|Funi> series price 49.98, eps 14-26, exclusive cover art
15:23:28 <bay|PAC|Funi> bonus features include: trailers, textless songs, select episode commentaries
15:23:29 <bay|PAC|Funi> available now
15:24:15 <bay|PAC|Funi> volumes 1-4 and two LE's
15:24:50 <bay|PAC|Funi> each two disc limited edition includes: 5.1 dts english, 5.1 japanese and english audio, audio commentaries, interviews, credit free closings... special limited edition on-pack series IV: 200 page art and sketch book
15:24:53 <bay|PAC|Funi> available now
15:25:20 <bay|PAC|Funi> the story of saiunkoku
15:25:32 <bay|PAC|Funi> part 1 vol 1-3 available 10/21
15:25:35 <bay|PAC|Funi> part 2 available 12/2
15:25:36 <bay|PAC|Funi> part 3 available 1/27
15:26:05 <bay|PAC|Funi> will be out in little boxes...
15:26:49 <bay|PAC|Funi> devil may cry: the anime series levels 1-3, episodes 9-12, dvd extras: clean opening and closing, dmc 4 game cut scenes, dmc 4 final footage 08 and 08
15:26:50 <bay|PAC|Funi> october 7th
15:26:53 <bay|PAC|Funi> *07 and 08
15:27:58 <bay|PAC|Funi> ghost hunt (season one, part 1), episodes 1-13, dvd extras: ghost hunt manga, character case files, image gallery, textless opening
15:27:59 <bay|PAC|Funi> avail oct 7th
15:28:00 <bay|PAC|Funi> trailer
15:29:52 <bay|PAC|Funi> jyu-oh-sei: complete series
15:29:55 <bay|PAC|Funi> only the savage survive
15:30:12 <bay|PAC|Funi> episodes 1-11, dvd extras: episode 6 american staff commentary, original commercials, textless songs
15:30:13 <bay|PAC|Funi> available oct 7th
15:30:12 <bay|PAC|Funi> tailer
15:30:15 <bay|PAC|Funi> *trailer
15:31:32 <bay|PAC|Funi> now for something completelly different
15:31:35 <bay|PAC|Funi> negima ova
15:31:53 <bay|PAC|Funi> spring and summer specials... dvd extras: schoolgirl commentary, textless songs, chupacabras??
15:31:54 <bay|PAC|Funi> available oct 14th
15:31:57 <bay|PAC|Funi> 2nd series next year
15:33:15 <bay|PAC|Funi> go to youtube.com/funimation for negima clips too
15:33:48 <bay|PAC|Funi> claymore vol1 and starter set... dvd extras: episode 1 cast commentary, cast auditions, textless songs
15:33:59 <bay|PAC|Funi> starter set includes 24 page collectible booklet featuring (Cuts off here)
15:34:01 <bay|PAC|Funi> available october 14th
15:34:42 <bay|PAC|Funi> trailer
15:36:02 <bay|PAC|Funi> ouran high school host club, season 1 (part 1 and 2)
15:36:32 <bay|PAC|Funi> part 1 oct 28th, part 2 jan 6 ... 59.98 for series price... extra features: actors commentary, manga pages, outtakes
15:37:13 <bay|PAC|Funi> (it will be available next week at animeusa)
15:37:13 <bay|PAC|Funi> trailer
15:38:16 <bay|PAC|Funi> resurrection: afro samurai
15:39:02 <bay|PAC|Funi> (Trailer)
15:39:19 <bay|PAC|Funi> (it will be airing on spike)
15:40:48 <bay|PAC|Funi> (afro samurai: resurrection)
15:41:03 <bay|PAC|Funi> it will be start on spike in jan with the dvd after
15:41:11 <bay|PAC|Funi> it is a movie, not a series
15:41:14 <bay|PAC|Funi> there will be a game for xbox/ps3 based on the first series
15:42:24 <bay|PAC|Funi> darker than black (volume 1 and starter set)
15:42:25 <bay|PAC|Funi> nov 25th
15:42:41 <bay|PAC|Funi> vol 1 extra features: actors commentary, cast auditions, production artwork, textless song.. start set includes 24 page booklet
15:43:17 <bay|PAC|Funi> another trailer
15:45:42 <bay|PAC|Funi> nuff said... q and a
15:45:52 <bay|PAC|Funi> q: why do you dub the openings?
15:46:11 <bay|PAC|Funi> a: because it makes it easier to get it on tv... trying to hit a larger audience
15:46:42 <bay|PAC|Funi> (speedgrapher op matches the R2 dvd op)
15:47:04 <bay|PAC|Funi> q: cancellation of toonami take you by surprise?
15:47:24 <bay|PAC|Funi> a: a little bit... sorta knew after the moves on adult swim
15:47:35 <bay|PAC|Funi> less of a surprise and more just a little sad
15:48:08 <bay|PAC|Funi> anime is still out there.. like hell girl starting on IFC
15:48:17 <bay|PAC|Funi> q: amg fighting wings special? and box set?
15:48:26 <bay|PAC|Funi> a: not sure about date...
15:48:31 <bay|PAC|Funi> have not picked up the rest of the stuff
15:50:56 <bay|PAC|Funi> q: mushi-shi live action film.. because of anime series or wanted?
15:50:58 <bay|PAC|Funi> a: bit of both
15:51:37 <bay|PAC|Funi> q: digital copy through DVD?
15:51:51 <bay|PAC|Funi> a: looking into it... released anytime soon? not yet....
15:52:23 <bay|PAC|Funi> the usual problem being with anime, since they don't sell a lot of copies.. looking into other options since its too expensive currently for the disc
15:52:28 <bay|PAC|Funi> q: plans to do shana 2?
15:52:37 <bay|PAC|Funi> a: if shana 1 does well?
15:53:11 <bay|PAC|Funi> q: familiar of zero?
15:53:40 <bay|PAC|Funi> a: boxset in nov(?)
15:56:01 <bay|PAC|Funi> q: long netflix queues?
15:56:14 <bay|PAC|Funi> a: doing very well, sending them more and more with each relase
15:56:14 <bay|PAC|Funi> end
16:09:56 <bay|PAC|Funi> ueki (will be announced later), keroro (still working on details), geneon complaints to feedback@funimation.com
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