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Feed from the Viz panel at New York Comic-Con 2009. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

10:49:00 <bay|NYCC> there are technical issues.... this may start late... they are on stage though...
10:54:36 <bay|NYCC> there is something very... odd.. coming....
10:54:43 <bay|NYCC> technical issues are resolved
11:01:02 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Okay, we're going to get started
11:01:25 <bay|NYCC|Viz> ....and more technical issues
11:02:00 <bay|NYCC|Viz> or not..
11:02:05 <bay|NYCC|Viz> thank you for coming
11:02:18 <bay|NYCC|Viz> as we get started, we are going to start with annoucements from Shonen Jump
11:02:23 <bay|NYCC|Viz> first, we're going to talk about Ultimo
11:02:30 <bay|NYCC|Viz> you might have heard of this person named Stan Lee...
11:02:57 <bay|NYCC|Viz> so for those of you who are not familiar with ultimo, it's a US and Japan team up of stan lee and takai -sensei... the creator of shaman-king
11:03:21 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Ultimo coming from Jump Squared to Shonen Jump magazine in July (tentative)
11:03:33 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Naruto: taking a break in shonen jump in march and april, back in may
11:03:39 <bay|NYCC|Viz> 1st 7 chapters of vol 45 online FREE at shonenjump.com
11:03:41 <bay|NYCC|Viz> password will be in the may issue
11:04:02 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Ultimo:0 will be available at free comic book day(?)
11:04:12 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Stan Lee did a special message or the people in japan at jump festa
11:05:01 <bay|NYCC|Viz> we want to show you right now the message that Stan Lee gave to the JP audience
11:05:56 <bay|NYCC|Viz> (that video is playing....)
11:07:17 <bay|NYCC|Viz> for above: the chapters that are missing will be available online
11:07:33 <bay|NYCC|Viz> this is the first time we could put this much naruto online
11:07:43 <bay|NYCC|Viz> get ready for a ninja barrage... there is a lot of naruto everything coming
11:08:09 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Generation ninja: viz is releasing naruto faster than ever, 11 volumes in 3 months...
11:08:16 <bay|NYCC|Viz> feb 3 to april 7th 09
11:08:23 <bay|NYCC|Viz> bring readers a near simultaneous US release
11:08:42 <bay|NYCC|Viz> feb: vol 34-37
11:09:03 <bay|NYCC|Viz> march: 38-40, exclusive bookmarks (2), take the bookmark online and test ninja knowledge
11:09:10 <bay|NYCC|Viz> vol 41 with exclusive stickers
11:09:18 <bay|NYCC|Viz> april: vol 42-43 with exclusive bookmarks
11:09:20 <bay|NYCC|Viz> vol 44 with stickers
11:09:41 <bay|NYCC|Viz> the knowledge is @ shonenjump.com and you can possibly win character prize packs
11:09:47 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Naruto Shippuden
11:10:01 <bay|NYCC|Viz> 8 eps/week, the latest new episode every week, and a watch and win contest starting in march
11:10:06 <bay|NYCC|Viz> you can watch it for free at naruto.com
11:10:22 <bay|NYCC|Viz> everything you wanted to know is now available at naruto.com
11:10:46 <bay|NYCC|Viz> also the latest episode every week
11:11:12 <bay|NYCC|Viz> you will get a chance to win something every week for watching naruto
11:11:19 <bay|NYCC|Viz> naruto dvds....
11:11:21 <bay|NYCC|Viz> box set 12 out
11:11:25 <bay|NYCC|Viz> box set 13 4/7/09
11:11:28 <bay|NYCC|Viz> box set 14 5/26/09
11:11:56 <bay|NYCC|Viz> and they have mini-ninja figures.... kakashi in 13... rock lee in 12
11:12:04 <bay|NYCC|Viz> for the SE box set
11:12:07 <bay|NYCC|Viz> next up I''s
11:12:13 <bay|NYCC|Viz> includes i''s and i''s pure
11:12:16 <bay|NYCC|Viz> 2 discs, 8 eps total.. 3/24/09
11:12:25 <bay|NYCC|Viz> price $29.92
11:13:27 <bay|NYCC|Viz> hunter x hunter box set 2, 4/7/09
11:13:27 <bay|NYCC|Viz> $50 MSRP
11:13:32 <bay|NYCC|Viz> 3 discs w/ 15 eps
11:14:01 <bay|NYCC|Viz> inu yasha... box set 7, the last set 4/28/09
11:14:23 <bay|NYCC|Viz> 99.94 MSRP, 4 discs, 21 eps, US only exclusive behind the scenes filming of the finale.. never before seen in Japan
11:14:36 <bay|NYCC|Viz> (the mini-ninjas are US exclusive figures)
11:15:18 <bay|NYCC|Viz> death note box set vol 2, 4/14/09
11:15:18 <bay|NYCC|Viz> msrp $69.97
11:15:29 <bay|NYCC|Viz> vol 2/2, 5 discs, 17 eps, special features
11:15:31 <bay|NYCC|Viz> final episodic vol 9 2/24/09
11:15:44 <bay|NYCC|Viz> death note : r
11:15:46 <bay|NYCC|Viz> relight: visions of a god
11:16:02 <bay|NYCC|Viz> street: 6/16/09, $24.42... feature length retelling of the story through the eyes of Ryuk
11:16:44 <bay|NYCC|Viz> thats all for the new anime releases
11:16:48 <bay|NYCC|Viz> we're going to the movies!!
11:17:06 <bay|NYCC|Viz> dragonball evolution.... april 8th 09....
11:17:36 <bay|NYCC|Viz> dragon ball evolution posterzine... 11 posters... on sale 3/09, $10...
11:17:54 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Haikasoru
11:18:00 <bay|NYCC|Viz> awe inspiring science fiction from japan..
11:18:16 <bay|NYCC|Viz> the new novel and sci-fi line
11:18:27 <bay|NYCC|Viz> it's really the first time an imprint has focused on comporary sci-fi
11:18:37 <bay|NYCC|Viz> first release...in july
11:18:51 <bay|NYCC|Viz> The Lord of the Sands of Time by Issui Ogawa, $14 MSRP, 7/09
11:19:46 <bay|NYCC|Viz> All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, $14 MSRP, 7/09
11:20:40 <bay|NYCC|Viz> (military sci-fi)
11:21:01 <bay|NYCC|Viz> most of the titles we picked are SAN award winners, the equivalent of the Hugo award in Japan..
11:21:24 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Usurper of the Sun, 9/09, $16 MSRP, by Housuke Nojiri
11:22:49 <bay|NYCC|Viz> ZOO by Otsuichi, 9/09, $14 MSRP...
11:22:52 <bay|NYCC|Viz> his other novel Goth was published by TP
11:23:52 <bay|NYCC|Viz> has sold by 740k copies in japan, adapted into movie and manga..
11:24:00 <bay|NYCC|Viz> these will be in the Sci-fi section of bookstores
11:24:11 <bay|NYCC|Viz> summer 09 highlights.. all old announcements..
11:24:16 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, vol 1 9/09, $8 MSRP
11:24:21 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Hiroyuki Asada
11:25:21 <bay|NYCC|Viz> there is also an anime for this in japan...
11:25:38 <bay|NYCC|Viz> DMC vol 1, 6/09 (Detroit metal city), $13 MSRP, Kiminori Wakagsugi
11:26:23 <bay|NYCC|Viz> live action film and anime released in japan for the series
11:26:40 <bay|NYCC|Viz> it will be shrink-wrapped
11:26:48 <bay|NYCC|Viz> there will be tattoos in the first volume
11:26:59 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Gestalt, vol 1, 6/09, $9 MSRP, Yun Kouga
11:27:13 <bay|NYCC|Viz> the creator of loveless
11:28:16 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Dogs: Bullets and Carnage, vol 1, 8/09, $13 MSRP by Shirow Miwa, serialized in Ultra Jump
11:28:23 <bay|NYCC|Viz> seinen series...
11:28:30 <bay|NYCC|Viz> they already put out Dogs: Prelude... this is the sequel
11:29:26 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Children of the Sea vol1 6/09, $15 MSRP, Daisuke Igarashi
11:29:35 <bay|NYCC|Viz> under Viz signature imprint
11:30:00 <bay|NYCC|Viz> which means slightly bigger volume and better printing.. this will get color pages and flaps..
11:31:35 <bay|NYCC|Viz> also Viz signature, Ooku: the inner chambers, vol 1, 8/09, $13 MSRP (macron on O)
11:31:37 <bay|NYCC|Viz> by Fumi Yoshinaga....
11:31:41 <bay|NYCC|Viz> noted that this is for the ladies
11:32:19 <bay|NYCC|Viz> same creator as antique bakery
11:32:43 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Studio Ghibli....
11:32:58 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Ponyo Film Comics... vol 1 and 2 7/09, vol 3 and 4, 08/09, $10 MSRP
11:33:08 <bay|NYCC|Viz> we anticipate the movie this summer but we don't have a date....
11:33:16 <bay|NYCC|Viz> we will be putting these out regardless
11:33:57 <bay|NYCC|Viz> ponyo picture book 07/09, $20 MSRP
11:34:19 <bay|NYCC|Viz> large format, soft cover, dustjacket
11:34:30 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Pony Art book, 07/09, $35 MSRP.. 272 pages...
11:34:31 <bay|NYCC|Viz> full color
11:34:45 <bay|NYCC|Viz> titled: The art of Ponyo on the cliff by the sea
11:34:58 <bay|NYCC|Viz> viz kids...
11:35:09 <bay|NYCC|Viz> choco mimi, vol 1, 07/09... $8 by Konami Sonoda
11:35:44 <bay|NYCC|Viz> cute stickers included in the first volume
11:35:47 <bay|NYCC|Viz> it is 4koma style
11:36:17 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Missin', shoujo beat fiction series.. novel... rather 2 novel box set, 8/09, $17, by Novala Takemoto, the creator of Kamikaze Girls
11:36:41 <bay|NYCC|Viz> 2 books with slipcase
11:36:57 <bay|NYCC|Viz> New for fall 09
11:36:57 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Yugioh! R, on sale 10/09, $8
11:36:59 <bay|NYCC|Viz> will be coming out faster than GX, will be quarterly
11:37:05 <bay|NYCC|Viz> all of them will have cards
11:37:20 <bay|NYCC|Viz> story and art: akira ito, concept: kazuki takahashi
11:37:36 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Boys over Flowers: Jewelry Box, 10/09, vol 37 in Japan
11:37:51 <bay|NYCC|Viz> $10 MSRP, yoko kamio
11:38:17 <bay|NYCC|Viz> shoujo beat line
11:38:18 <bay|NYCC|Viz> also shoujo beat
11:38:34 <bay|NYCC|Viz> the gentlemen's alliance cross art book , 11/09, $20 MSRP, Arina Tanemura
11:38:41 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Arina Tanemura Illustration
11:38:44 <bay|NYCC|Viz> 2 pieces of exclusive art to this book
11:39:10 <bay|NYCC|Viz> beast master, 11/09, $9, Kyousuke Motomi
11:39:49 <bay|NYCC|Viz> butterflies, flowers (m rated)
11:40:02 <bay|NYCC|Viz> $9 MSRP, 12/09, Yuki Yoshihara.. for the older fans
11:40:31 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Viz Media regular line..
11:40:47 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Jormungand, 11/09, Keitaro Takahashi, $13
11:41:42 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Viz signature, What a Wonderful World!, vol 1 and 2, 10/09, $13.. Inio Asano
11:41:47 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Subarashii Sekai was the original title
11:42:18 <bay|NYCC|Viz> same author as solanin... hikari no machi...
11:42:53 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Viz Signature: GoGo Monster, 11/09, $25, by Taiyo Matsumoto... person behind tekkon kinkreet(?)
11:43:30 <bay|NYCC|Viz> viz signature... all my darling daughters, 1/09, $13, Fumi Yoshinaga... yosei title...
11:43:47 <bay|NYCC|Viz> (Aisubeki Musumetachi)
11:44:11 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Viz signature: not simple, 1/2010, $15, by Natsume Ono
11:44:40 <bay|NYCC|Viz> rated M for heavy themes...
11:45:11 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Shoujo beat: Natsume's book of friends, natsume yuujinchou... 01/2010,$9, Yuki Midorikawa
11:45:57 <bay|NYCC|Viz> and thats it for the PPT...and wait...
11:46:08 <bay|NYCC|Viz> we've saved a choice announcement for last...
11:46:13 <bay|NYCC|Viz> but before i get into this
11:46:27 <bay|NYCC|Viz> (Asking about rumiko takahashi series)
11:46:53 <bay|NYCC|Viz> we at viz media have chosen NYCC as the first place to share this...
11:47:11 <bay|NYCC|Viz> but viz media and shogakukan are proud to announce that Rumiko Takahashi is coming out with a new series...
11:47:16 <bay|NYCC|Viz> this is her first series since Inuyasha concluded
11:47:25 <bay|NYCC|Viz> it will be published in Japan in weekly shonen sunday
11:47:50 <bay|NYCC|Viz> the greatest news of all for american fans is that Viz and Shogakukan will be bringing this series to america in 2009
11:47:52 <bay|NYCC|Viz> we are very excited about this news
11:47:55 <bay|NYCC|Viz> stay tuned for new updates
11:48:09 <bay|NYCC|Viz> that is the big NYCC news...
11:48:40 <bay|NYCC|Viz> (pimping the apparal on viz.com)
11:48:49 <bay|NYCC|Viz> (customizable stuff...)
11:48:58 <bay|NYCC|Viz> and now q&a
11:49:24 <bay|NYCC|Viz> q: would you ever bring people (mangaka) to other cons?
11:49:32 <bay|NYCC|Viz> a: we'd love to bring as many people as we can...
11:49:40 <bay|NYCC|Viz> but they are incredibly busy... they work 6.5 days a week
11:50:20 <bay|NYCC|Viz> q: status of nana anime?
11:50:25 <bay|NYCC|Viz> a: stay tuned
11:50:30 <bay|NYCC|Viz> for a little while longer
11:50:46 <bay|NYCC|Viz> we are definitely bring nana and h&c over in box set form this year...
11:51:04 <bay|NYCC|Viz> q: will the ponyo book have the script in the back?
11:51:06 <bay|NYCC|Viz> a; don't know..
11:51:32 <bay|NYCC|Viz> q: when can we expect naruto shippuden dub?
11:51:33 <bay|NYCC|Viz> a: we're rushing just to get the subs out...
11:51:41 <bay|NYCC|Viz> our studios are working as quickly as possible...
11:51:50 <bay|NYCC|Viz> q: are you planning on releasing the 3rd live action Death note movie?
11:52:03 <bay|NYCC|Viz> a: thats through viz pictures but they will be releasing it... with a limited theatrical release
11:52:14 <bay|NYCC|Viz> a: stay tuned...
11:53:10 <bay|NYCC|Viz> q: do you think putting out 11 vols at this time in the economy hurt your sales?
11:53:14 <bay|NYCC|Viz> a: when we did naruto nation, it did very well...
11:53:28 <bay|NYCC|Viz> you don't have to buy them all at once, so you can buy them all when you can...
11:53:44 <bay|NYCC|Viz> q: monster anime?
11:53:52 <bay|NYCC|Viz> a: stay tuned
11:54:20 <bay|NYCC|Viz> noted that all of these stay tuned are all positive
11:54:27 <bay|NYCC|Viz> q: the anime version of full moon?
11:54:40 <bay|NYCC|Viz> a: that... uh... there isn't a lot of stay tuned for that one..
11:55:25 <bay|NYCC|Viz> q: monster light novels?
11:55:27 <bay|NYCC|Viz> a: looking at them
11:55:42 <bay|NYCC|Viz> q: more famous american artists to do covers?
11:55:43 <bay|NYCC|Viz> a: looking at it
11:56:24 <bay|NYCC|Viz> q: with the subbing of shippuden... it seems the characters were aging as the audience was aging.....
11:56:36 <bay|NYCC|Viz> do you see it maturing?
11:56:56 <bay|NYCC|Viz> a: we don't see it going up to M... it is up to a T and we don't think it will go higher..
11:57:07 <bay|NYCC|Viz> q: 3rd box set of bleach?
11:57:08 <bay|NYCC|Viz> a: july, 1st week
11:58:40 <bay|NYCC|Viz> q: naruto.com watch and win contest will be exlucisve to naruto.com?
11:58:40 <bay|NYCC|Viz> a: yes...
11:59:00 <bay|NYCC|Viz> but it will be open to North america through canada via joost (my understanding)
11:59:13 <bay|NYCC|Viz> q: with jetstream shutting down, will the rest of the series be coming?
11:59:18 <bay|NYCC|Viz> a: stay tuned...
11:59:54 <bay|NYCC|Viz> we want to bring over a lot of SJ series to free digital distribution
12:00:08 <bay|NYCC|Viz> thank you for coming
12:05:34 <bay|NYCC|Viz> after questions: they want to bring over some of the dead DVD series (ex HnG, POT) in cost effective manners.. this may materialize as boxsets or digital DTO... still being decided
12:05:40 <bay|NYCC|Viz> zatch bell is likely DoA though
12:05:50 <bay|NYCC|Viz> fan noise and excitement will drive which series they focus on (i.e. buy more, get more)
12:06:09 <bay|NYCC|Viz> end end
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