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Feed from the ADV panel at Anime Boston 2009. Transcription: bayoab Assistance: Dansolo
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

16:06:28 <bay|AB> still line
16:07:15 <bay|AB> (security fails)
16:09:44 <bay|AB> FINALLY in
16:09:51 <bay|AB> the room was completely empty
16:09:56 <bay|AB> dlw on stage
16:11:09 <bay|AB> the room is 75% empty...
16:11:12 <bay|AB> hello
16:11:21 <bay|AB> how many of you are actually from boston
16:11:55 <bay|AB> janice williams is tagging along
16:12:42 <bay|AB> dirty pair tv series question
16:12:44 <bay|AB> as always
16:13:08 <bay|AB> i would love to do it
16:13:11 <bay|AB> i don't know any plans to do it
16:13:42 <bay|AB> plans for blu-ray?
16:13:51 <bay|AB> i don't know of any plans for bluray at the moment...
16:14:03 <bay|AB> my feeling... the opinions expressed here are of dlw... not adv, etc
16:14:14 <bay|AB> at the moment, the anime moment being niche, blu-ray just doesn't have enough critical mass to make it profitable
16:14:15 <bay|AB> unless you have a really big title
16:14:16 <bay|AB> its growing
16:14:34 <bay|AB> my concern is whether it will grow fast enough or if it will go the way of laser disc
16:15:01 <bay|AB> janice can add..
16:15:10 <bay|AB> we have at various times started to schedule blu-ray...
16:15:19 <bay|AB> and then our sales people go out to bestbuy and they say they don't want it
16:15:26 <bay|AB> if bestbuy says they don't want it, we don't do it
16:15:37 <bay|AB> if we can't get it into a retailer like bestbuy, we can't make enough money on it to make a profit
16:15:43 <bay|AB> (they've gotten decently far into it)
16:15:56 <bay|AB> recent move to stakpacks for adv titles....
16:16:03 <bay|AB> who made the decision?
16:16:15 <bay|AB> its an economic decision... they are cheaper for multiple disc releases
16:16:18 <bay|AB> we know there were issues with lose disc
16:16:58 <bay|AB> the newer releases with the stack pak, they developed a little red oseal that you turn and it holds the disc in place
16:17:03 <bay|AB> that will be for anything with
16:17:06 <bay|AB> (janice talking)
16:17:18 <bay|AB> the other ones have foam inserts to prevent the dvds from coming off
16:17:25 <Dansolo-AB> they knew it would be an issue but used those anyway, she says. assholes!
16:17:55 <bay|AB> people though the sound of the leafs inside was actually loose discs when it was actually fine
16:18:18 <bay|AB> what about birdy.... ? can neither confirm nor deny.
16:18:24 <bay|AB> any titles that haven't been announced will not be commented on
16:18:49 <bay|AB> mermaid melody? janice: no, there is no release planned for it..., yes we did do a dub for it...
16:18:54 <bay|AB> but we did the dub for the japanese licensor as a work for hire
16:18:59 <bay|AB> we don't have the license for it
16:19:12 <bay|AB> if they ever do anything with it is up to them
16:19:38 <bay|AB> heard that you guys recently lost a bunch titles to funi? not recently, that was ~1 year ago
16:19:45 <bay|AB> and funi is release them themselves
16:20:02 <bay|AB> what is your response to funi gaining more of the anime market? dlw: uh ... congratulations
16:20:55 <bay|AB> clannad? the production work was done by adv's studio... the license is held by a different company which is NOT adv
16:21:04 <bay|AB> it was their decision to release it sub only
16:21:20 <bay|AB> my understanding is that they are happy with the performance of the titles
16:21:27 <bay|AB> there may be more titles coming that way...
16:21:30 <bay|AB> i know we have more work coming up from them
16:21:55 <bay|AB> (they made a very huge point of "ADV isn't sentai.. they are different companies)
16:22:04 <bay|AB> what happened to 5 centimeters per second?
16:22:08 <bay|AB> it is one of those titles that was (inaudible) some way by something else
16:24:15 <bay|AB> (question about re-releasing VHS titles on DVD... if they had to re-get the titles...)
16:24:33 <bay|AB> (question about eva movies..... neither confirm nor deny)
16:24:43 <bay|AB> adv have any online distribution rights for its currently titles?
16:24:45 <bay|AB> yes, we have rights for several titles
16:24:50 <bay|AB> a lot of them are done through animenetwork
16:24:56 <bay|AB> itunes
16:25:09 <bay|AB> most of the stuff is handled through anime network... and its a separate production group
16:27:26 <bay|AB> (question about shortening the gap between japanese airing and tv release)
16:29:13 <bay|AB> (talking about how they take note of cosplaying)
16:29:33 <bay|AB> (they pay attention to what people watch.. etc)
16:29:40 <bay|AB> (polls... give you different answers wherever you do it)
16:31:16 <bay|AB> (they frequently see misshelved stuff at Bestbuy.. they watch the stores)
16:31:22 <bay|AB> (as a metric too)
16:32:36 <bay|AB> (lots of bestbuy questions)
16:32:43 <bay|AB> (regarding the dvd cutback)
16:33:05 <bay|AB> (that bestbuy supposedly just reconcentrated the titles)
16:34:47 <bay|AB> (question about comparing the anime bubble to the comic bubble.... dlw compares it to the video game bubble burst in the 80s)
16:35:31 <Dansolo-AB> he expects it to come back and be healthy just like video games
16:35:57 <Dansolo-AB> you don't see bidding wars for title licenses anymore
16:35:58 <bay|AB> (question about licensing costs)
16:36:29 <bay|AB> he thinks it has come down some.. haven't heard stories about big bidding wars anymore
16:36:32 <Dansolo-AB> bidding wars get expensive, can't afford them
16:36:44 <bay|AB> new releases?
16:36:57 <bay|AB> janice: the problem is the stuff im working on is coming ot in 5-6 months and isn't announced
16:36:59 <bay|AB> so i can't annouce it
16:37:04 <bay|AB> stuff i can talk about..
16:37:05 <bay|AB> CPM licenses
16:37:09 <bay|AB> grave of the fireflies in july
16:37:20 <bay|AB> world of narue....
16:37:28 <bay|AB> (something else july)
16:37:31 <bay|AB> md geist
16:37:37 <bay|AB> directors or original for that one?
16:37:52 <bay|AB> don't know yet, haven't gotten into production, waiting on the materials for that one
16:38:04 <bay|AB> if we get both cuts, we will put them both on the disc
16:38:25 <bay|AB> narue dvd issues?
16:38:42 <bay|AB> (the original cpm release had dot crawl and other problems)
16:38:58 <bay|AB> i can't answer that because the problems weren't in the original material and it is being encoded right now
16:39:17 <bay|AB> (question about sentai...)
16:39:27 <bay|AB> we've done shows before subtitled..
16:39:28 <bay|AB> it depends on the show
16:39:54 <bay|AB> a lot of the show done in the past that were subtitle only, it depended on what materials they could get
16:40:07 <bay|AB> when they got the materials for FSS, they didn't have the split music and effects track
16:40:23 <bay|AB> so they couldn't do a dub.... they would have to recreate everything which wasn't a viable option
16:40:42 <bay|AB> (question about finances)
16:42:01 <bay|AB> pressure to go to boxsets? wasn't from bestbuy.. it was the industry.. the buying habits have changed....
16:42:09 <bay|AB> people don't buy things that aren't in boxsets anymore
16:42:24 <bay|AB> bestbuy is pushing for it too though since it takes up less space
16:42:37 <bay|AB> the industry itself as a whole is moving toward it
16:43:00 <bay|AB> a lot of retailers will get vol 1 and if it doesn't sell X in Y time, they won't get any more
16:43:42 <bay|AB> production of shows that has slowed in japan? harder for us to say... we look at the tv schedule... the studios send us stuff that is in pre-production
16:44:02 <bay|AB> i haven't really noticed a japaense production drop off .. yet.. it may be coming
16:44:13 <bay|AB> there is a lack of A titles
16:44:25 <bay|AB> shows that will sell very will
16:44:35 <bay|AB> titles that are a niche in the niche of anime
16:44:41 <bay|AB> there aren't many evas
16:44:52 <bay|AB> there used to be a handful of those per year, they aren't there naymore
16:44:56 <bay|AB> one of the reasons for that is production costs
16:45:24 <bay|AB> (fox doing a live action city hunter... will adv work with them?)
16:45:26 <Dansolo-AB> they haven't even heard that rumor
16:45:39 <Dansolo-AB> they can't comment, their hearing about it or not doesn't mean much
16:47:56 <bay|AB> (talking about movies.. how the japanese suddenly moved to licensing them to hollywood)
16:48:34 <bay|AB> battle angel alita? talk to cameron
16:48:35 <bay|AB> no idea
16:48:42 <bay|AB> (live action movie)
16:48:46 <bay|AB> the anime.. no idea what they will do with it
16:49:01 <bay|AB> i dont have a backdoor... i wish i did.. not that that sounded right (DLW)
16:49:21 <bay|AB> did you have any download titles? never say never
16:49:53 <bay|AB> dlw:my opinion is i like using downloading and streaming as a means of allowing peopel to view it ... subscript or ad supported.. to make them available.. but im a collector who likes to have the physical thing on my shelf
16:49:59 <Dansolo-AB> it's good for niche titles perhaps(downloading)
16:50:14 <bay|AB> (joking about running out of shelves)
16:51:06 <Dansolo-AB> he likes the idea of offering a package deal for physical and downloadable media both for just a couple bucks more
16:51:18 <Dansolo-AB> no word on whether he plans to do that, but his wording suggests that he'd consider it
16:51:55 <bay|AB> my personal recommendation to adv is to stream the shows as they air and then sell a true collectors edition to the collectors with extras
16:52:01 <bay|AB> (dlw)
16:52:30 <Dansolo-AB> has bt had an effect on the industry? pirate bay, etc
16:52:55 <bay|AB> downloading has had an impact on the industry.. a lot of things have had impact on the indstry... it wasn't just downloading, we talked about some of them previously
16:52:56 <bay|AB> the glut of anime..
16:53:07 <Dansolo-AB> there used to be 3-4 titles a month and you'd buy them, but now there are 20-30 and you can't afford them all
16:53:10 <bay|AB> pirating does have an effect....
16:53:53 <bay|AB> do you think the quality of the recent anime movies helps the industry? (hollywood adaptations)
16:54:19 <bay|AB> in any genre... if you have something that doesn't well, or doesn't turn out as well as they hoped it might, that has some effect
16:54:24 <bay|AB> when speed racer didn't do that well, it had an effect on other anime related movie titles
16:54:32 <bay|AB> i can't point to any anime and say it had a similar effect
16:54:51 <Dansolo-AB> Like say he didn't like the Speed Racer movie, if he didn't know better, it might turn him off from animated movies, etc. (his example)
16:55:27 <bay|AB> (talking about the history of licensing gantz)
16:56:32 <bay|AB> (talking about seeing DVD sales increase... since he has the side dvd sales company that he has)
16:56:47 <bay|AB> he sees the sales increase there
16:56:52 <bay|AB> in general
16:56:55 <bay|AB> they are starting to go up
16:58:33 <bay|AB> (couldn't hear the question... something about getting a re-release for something....)
16:59:38 <bay|AB> (....two questions at once.. couldn't follow either...)
16:59:43 <bay|AB> (something abut ADV manga... )
16:59:56 <bay|AB> thank you for cominng
16:59:58 <bay|AB> over
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