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Live transcript from Bandai Ent Panel @ Fanime 2008. Transcription: zalas
Note: ( ) is commenting on the panel and was not said.
17:01:45 <zalas|Kimono> Panel dissipating
17:03:21 <BandaiKeikaku> Bearded middle age guy setting up
17:03:58 <BandaiKeikaku> He has an HP laptop
17:04:21 <BandaiKeikaku> (The nick alert in acen is driving me nuts)
17:05:49 <BandaiKeikaku> BANDAI entertainment 2008 preview
17:06:03 <BandaiKeikaku> (slide cut off)
17:06:16 <BandaiKeikaku> Hello everyone
17:06:17 <BandaiKeikaku> I think we'll get started
17:06:20 <BandaiKeikaku> it's about 5 after
17:06:21 <BandaiKeikaku> I'm robert downtown
17:06:24 <BandaiKeikaku> dir of marketing
17:06:25 <BandaiKeikaku> bandai ent
17:06:29 <BandaiKeikaku> thank you for coming to panel
17:06:38 <BandaiKeikaku> I'm going to go through a brief rundown of current titles
17:06:41 <BandaiKeikaku> we'll show some trailers
17:06:48 <BandaiKeikaku> at the end, new title announcement
17:06:48 <BandaiKeikaku> then q&a
17:06:55 <BandaiKeikaku> Code Geass
17:06:58 <BandaiKeikaku> Lelouch of the Rebellion
17:07:12 <BandaiKeikaku> ep 5 is saturday
17:07:17 <BandaiKeikaku> trailer
17:07:23 <BandaiKeikaku> (it's lagging)
17:07:40 <BandaiKeikaku> (sunrise shine)
17:08:22 <BandaiKeikaku> (CC(?) in a nightgown)
17:08:26 <BandaiKeikaku> (his computer can't keep up)
17:08:41 <BandaiKeikaku> (omg texas accent)
17:09:09 <BandaiKeikaku> (this is like me playing 720p h264 on my laptop)
17:09:52 <BandaiKeikaku> currently airing on adult swim
17:09:55 <BandaiKeikaku> DVD vol 1 will be out aug 5
17:10:04 <BandaiKeikaku> releaseing in LE
17:10:11 <BandaiKeikaku> collectors version
17:10:13 <BandaiKeikaku> first 9 ep
17:10:14 <BandaiKeikaku> $39.98
17:10:16 <BandaiKeikaku> 2 DVD set
17:10:27 <BandaiKeikaku> 24.98 for vol1 and vol2 sep
17:10:49 <BandaiKeikaku> getting a lot of questions about 2nd season
17:10:50 <BandaiKeikaku> releasing that as well
17:10:51 <BandaiKeikaku> known as R2
17:10:55 <BandaiKeikaku> stay tuend for a lot more from code geass
17:11:03 <BandaiKeikaku> next batch in oct 7
17:11:07 <BandaiKeikaku> 10-17
17:11:12 <BandaiKeikaku> jan 6
17:11:15 <BandaiKeikaku> 18-25
17:11:18 <BandaiKeikaku> Lucky Star
17:11:36 <BandaiKeikaku> vol1 just came out
17:12:38 <BandaiKeikaku> "relative bowl"
17:13:48 <BandaiKeikaku> vol2 out july
17:13:54 <BandaiKeikaku> "fun tshirts"
17:14:14 <BandaiKeikaku> "I'm very anxious to see someone wear the vol6 shirt at future conventions"
17:14:22 <BandaiKeikaku> Ghost Slayers Ayashi
17:14:29 <BandaiKeikaku> we're pleased to be releasing this with our friends from aniplex
17:14:33 <BandaiKeikaku> from studio bones
17:14:51 <BandaiKeikaku> trailer
17:15:04 <BandaiKeikaku> (can't play this trailer either)
17:16:49 <BandaiKeikaku> (and they're totally clueless and ttrying to see if it's the sound setup)
17:17:52 <BandaiKeikaku> we're having some audio problems and I apologize for that
17:17:53 <BandaiKeikaku> 30 ep series
17:18:01 <BandaiKeikaku> sep 2 2008
17:18:02 <BandaiKeikaku> vol 1 LE
17:18:02 <BandaiKeikaku> 64.98
17:18:05 <BandaiKeikaku> DVD manga
17:18:19 <BandaiKeikaku> 2 DVD amaray ( 10 episodes)
17:18:24 <BandaiKeikaku> guidebook in english
17:18:31 <BandaiKeikaku> reg ed bundle
17:18:33 <BandaiKeikaku> ep 1-10
17:18:34 <BandaiKeikaku> 39.98
17:18:55 <BandaiKeikaku> toward the terra
17:19:09 <BandaiKeikaku> we're going to try to play a trailer
17:19:14 <BandaiKeikaku> and hopefully the audio will cooperate
17:19:30 <BandaiKeikaku> (this trailer is subbed)
17:19:42 <BandaiKeikaku> (it's lagging as well)
17:20:59 <BandaiKeikaku> 24 episodes
17:21:02 <BandaiKeikaku> 3, 8 episode collections
17:21:07 <BandaiKeikaku> vol 1, 2 disc amaray case, 1-4, 5-8
17:21:11 <BandaiKeikaku> trt:2 00 min
17:21:16 <BandaiKeikaku> engl subtitle, japanaese audio
17:21:16 <BandaiKeikaku> msrp 34.98
17:21:19 <BandaiKeikaku> july 15
17:21:29 <BandaiKeikaku> (his computer just started hibernating)
17:21:44 <BandaiKeikaku> (I guess his plug wasn't live?)
17:21:52 <BandaiKeikaku> anyway, don't you love technical... um
17:21:59 <BandaiKeikaku> I was in chicago for acen couple days ago
17:22:03 <BandaiKeikaku> and everything went smoothly
17:22:07 <BandaiKeikaku> and I knew I was up for some trouble this week
17:23:12 <BandaiKeikaku> my otome zwei
17:23:25 <BandaiKeikaku> "zhwhy"
17:23:30 <BandaiKeikaku> (playing the opening)
17:24:11 <BandaiKeikaku> (what is this, asteroid busting?)
17:24:28 <BandaiKeikaku> (mahou shoujo version of xenoglossia?
17:25:55 <BandaiKeikaku> LE 49.98
17:25:58 <BandaiKeikaku> collector's box holds all 4
(Update 5/29/08: All 4 episodes. Not 4 volumes.)
17:25:57 <BandaiKeikaku> tshirt
17:26:00 <BandaiKeikaku> pencil board
17:26:04 <BandaiKeikaku> 29.98 reg edition
17:26:11 <BandaiKeikaku> The girl who leapt through time
17:26:26 <BandaiKeikaku> we'll play a limited theatrical run in june
17:26:27 <BandaiKeikaku> release on dvd in the fall
17:26:42 <BandaiKeikaku> here's some accolades it has received
17:26:52 <BandaiKeikaku> (sadamoto is guest this weekend)
17:27:55 <BandaiKeikaku> (lol. this looks like textsub)
17:29:25 <BandaiKeikaku> collector's artbox : disc 1 main feature
17:29:28 <BandaiKeikaku> seattle in august
17:29:36 <BandaiKeikaku> more dates announced soon
17:29:41 <BandaiKeikaku> check website
17:29:48 <BandaiKeikaku> disc2: main feature including storyboards, interview w/ director
17:29:53 <BandaiKeikaku> Nov 18, 2008
17:30:00 <BandaiKeikaku> includes OST
17:30:04 <BandaiKeikaku> reg ed 29.98
17:30:08 <BandaiKeikaku> 49.98 LE
17:30:09 <BandaiKeikaku> (people giggling)
17:30:11 <BandaiKeikaku> GSD TV Movie
17:30:23 <BandaiKeikaku> 4 OVAS boldly reimagine GSD series with NEW SCENES AND FOOTAGE!
17:30:43 <BandaiKeikaku> (this has timecode)
17:32:12 <BandaiKeikaku> REMASTERED IN ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN
17:32:57 <BandaiKeikaku> June 17 release
17:33:03 <BandaiKeikaku> 29.98 tv movie 1 regular edition
17:33:08 <BandaiKeikaku> 49.98 LE fits all 4
17:33:12 <BandaiKeikaku> box
17:33:18 <BandaiKeikaku> Now we're going to quickly look at Agent Aika
17:33:22 <BandaiKeikaku> which is coming out vol 1 on june 3
17:33:30 <BandaiKeikaku> This is a prequel to the classic Aika series
17:33:42 <BandaiKeikaku> We're going to show a trailer that's not suitable for children
17:33:48 <BandaiKeikaku> So if you're under the age of 18, close your eyes
17:34:31 <BandaiKeikaku> (it's the same trailer as the web one)
17:34:54 <BandaiKeikaku> I'm told that some people are releasing it early in the dealer's room
17:34:59 <BandaiKeikaku> look for another volume to folow this summer
17:35:00 <BandaiKeikaku> Rocket Girls
17:35:04 <BandaiKeikaku> a 12 ep comedy adventure series
17:35:07 <BandaiKeikaku> OVA
17:35:45 <BandaiKeikaku> (zomg cg)
17:37:10 <BandaiKeikaku> So rocket girls as I mentioned
17:37:17 <BandaiKeikaku> is a very funny comedy sorta sci-fi adventure series
17:37:20 <BandaiKeikaku> released oct 7
17:37:22 <BandaiKeikaku> all episodes in 1 volume
17:37:29 <BandaiKeikaku> Gundam 00
17:37:45 <BandaiKeikaku> (showing OP)
17:38:46 <BandaiKeikaku> (this song is so... laid back
17:39:17 <BandaiKeikaku> gundam 00, I don't have a lot of release info on that as yet
17:39:26 <BandaiKeikaku> we're working very hard on a tv boroadcast arrangement
17:39:26 <BandaiKeikaku> for US
17:39:35 <BandaiKeikaku> Gundam to be on us airwaves since gundam seed
17:39:42 <BandaiKeikaku> Gurren Lagann
17:39:43 <BandaiKeikaku> (much cheering)
17:40:03 <BandaiKeikaku> (did he just say "a quick look at a clope"?)
17:41:23 <BandaiKeikaku> (OP was shown)
17:41:38 <BandaiKeikaku> we have some pretty exciting events going on this weekend
17:41:42 <BandaiKeikaku> first 6 eps of the official subtitled version
17:41:44 <BandaiKeikaku> in the gainax
17:41:57 <BandaiKeikaku> at 5-6 focus panel
17:42:02 <BandaiKeikaku> hopefully will have more information
17:42:07 <BandaiKeikaku> (in the gainax room)
17:42:10 <BandaiKeikaku> (yes, there's a gainax room)
17:42:25 <BandaiKeikaku> we're releasing the series in 3 installments
17:42:28 <BandaiKeikaku> 9 eps each vol
17:42:31 <BandaiKeikaku> jul aug sept
17:42:32 <BandaiKeikaku> sub only
17:42:52 <BandaiKeikaku> innocence
17:42:56 <BandaiKeikaku> Innocence DVD
17:43:01 <BandaiKeikaku> Innocence DVD special edition
17:43:03 <BandaiKeikaku> Innocence Bluray disc
17:43:14 <BandaiKeikaku> releasing a new version of gits2: innocence
17:43:20 <BandaiKeikaku> new english language dub
17:43:21 <BandaiKeikaku> in the works rightn ow
17:43:25 <BandaiKeikaku> our first bluray release
17:43:26 <BandaiKeikaku> in fall
17:43:30 <BandaiKeikaku> new tile annoucnement
17:43:53 <BandaiKeikaku> sword of the stranger
17:43:57 <BandaiKeikaku> anime feature from bones
17:44:00 <BandaiKeikaku> very cool samurai tale
17:44:05 <BandaiKeikaku> receiving a lot of accolades
17:44:08 <BandaiKeikaku> since its release in Japan
17:44:11 <BandaiKeikaku> coming out in July
17:44:13 <BandaiKeikaku> theatrically
17:44:14 <BandaiKeikaku> july 18
17:44:23 <BandaiKeikaku> sub version playing at the imaginasian theaters
17:44:23 <BandaiKeikaku> NYC and LA
17:44:41 <BandaiKeikaku> working on a dub version that'll also play tehatrically
17:44:44 <BandaiKeikaku> once it's completely
17:44:51 <BandaiKeikaku> there will be a regular DVD release as a BluRay
17:44:55 <BandaiKeikaku> no specific release info
17:44:57 <BandaiKeikaku> on when that might happen
17:45:00 <BandaiKeikaku> we're relaly excited
17:45:04 <BandaiKeikaku> to add this to tokikake
17:45:36 <BandaiKeikaku> no specific info on lucky star ova
17:45:41 <BandaiKeikaku> lucky star is a series wer'e very excited to be involved with
17:45:52 <BandaiKeikaku> hopefully we'll be involved with future releases
17:45:55 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: gurren lagaan movies?
17:46:02 <BandaiKeikaku> A: no information on that at present time
17:46:23 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: how many eps is agent aika prequel?
17:46:32 <BandaiKeikaku> A: if I'm not mistaken, that's going to be 3 vols
17:46:45 <BandaiKeikaku> A: individual episodes
17:46:56 <BandaiKeikaku> A: have to look at total number of episodes
17:47:04 <BandaiKeikaku> A: one per volume
17:47:21 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: any other 90s sort of "more mature" anime shows you might be looking at?
17:47:26 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: some of my favorite titles
17:47:31 <BandaiKeikaku> (like agent aika)
17:47:35 <BandaiKeikaku> A: you know, it's case by case
17:47:43 <BandaiKeikaku> A: agent aika is the lgenedary fanservice title
17:47:51 <BandaiKeikaku> A: people were surprsied when we acquired new and old version
17:48:03 <BandaiKeikaku> (the guy mentioned CPM)
17:48:24 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: any more stuff on Bluray
17:48:33 <BandaiKeikaku> A: now that war has settled, definitely looking at more reeleases
17:48:52 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: releasing lucky star CDs separately?
17:48:59 <BandaiKeikaku> A: currently planned through LE edition, might change
17:49:21 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: chances of reversible covers for lucky star?
17:49:28 <BandaiKeikaku> A: crayon covers will be in the LE
17:49:56 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: are we releasing geneon titles?
17:49:55 <BandaiKeikaku> A: no ifno
17:50:59 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: chance of visual files coming out here for gundam 00?
17:51:04 <BandaiKeikaku> A: we are looking at that, actually
17:51:13 <BandaiKeikaku> A: with lucky star and some of the other series, we're doing booklets
17:51:15 <BandaiKeikaku> A: we're aware of the boklets
17:51:18 <BandaiKeikaku> A: trying to work on it
17:51:34 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: why (??) is sub only?
17:51:42 <BandaiKeikaku> A: we're trying a ocpule of differenat things
17:51:46 <BandaiKeikaku> A: in terms of our release patterns
17:51:54 <BandaiKeikaku> A: we're getting into the "collectors" editions
17:52:03 <BandaiKeikaku> A: doing ~9 epidoes at once
17:52:08 <BandaiKeikaku> (question was about rocket girls)
17:52:11 <BandaiKeikaku> A: reaction to ever chagning anime market place)
17:52:32 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: sci-fi on dub about gurreen lagaan?
17:52:45 <BandaiKeikaku> A: having a focus panel tomorrow, hope to be able tanswer tomorrow
17:52:46 <BandaiKeikaku> A: can't answer right now
17:53:09 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: dub OPs?
17:53:14 <BandaiKeikaku> A: we tend to only use the Japanese language audio
17:53:15 <BandaiKeikaku> A: and subtitle the songs
17:53:24 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: I don't want lucky star to change because it's so cute
17:53:28 <BandaiKeikaku> A: I don't see that changing anytime soon
17:53:46 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: price on gurren lagaan dvds?
17:53:53 <BandaiKeikaku> A: vol 1 is (checking paper)
17:54:01 <BandaiKeikaku> A: 29.98
17:54:17 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: approx date on gundam 00 for us tv?
17:54:20 <BandaiKeikaku> A: no idea about channel or date
17:54:32 <BandaiKeikaku> A: looking good enough that we can mention that we're close to making a deal for g00
17:55:00 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: BVUSA?
17:55:04 <BandaiKeikaku> A: It's not so much taht we've acquired
17:55:12 <BandaiKeikaku> A: only we can say about that is that the press release is accurate
17:55:20 <BandaiKeikaku> A: BVUSA its operation will be folded into BEI
17:55:31 <BandaiKeikaku> A: and that entity will not exist at that point
17:55:42 <BandaiKeikaku> A: honneamise label will carry through BEI
17:55:52 <BandaiKeikaku> A: that is literally the only info I can share
17:56:06 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: GSD movie, is it all the episodes mashed together into 4 discs?
17:56:24 <BandaiKeikaku> A: they're 4 90 minute TV movies, that use animation from the GSD tv series
17:56:30 <BandaiKeikaku> A: but they also created new scenes and new footage
17:56:33 <BandaiKeikaku> A: new perspective on the story
17:56:46 <BandaiKeikaku> A: it's interesting. i've had a lot of people familiar with both that htey like the change in the story the TV movies made
17:56:53 <BandaiKeikaku> A: it's kind of a reimaginging of the GSD tv series
17:57:16 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: will releasing 9ep releases change how you release full series collecitons?
17:57:30 <BandaiKeikaku> A: not really, we're just trying to do is to respond to the desire of consumers to have the series released quickly
17:57:36 <BandaiKeikaku> A: obviously in 9-10 ep installments, can accomplish that
17:57:44 <BandaiKeikaku> A: it won't change really our pattern in collections, etc.
17:57:50 <BandaiKeikaku> A: more just to have series released cquicker
17:58:01 <BandaiKeikaku> A: hopefully that will comabt some of the other issues going on (chuckle) in the industry
17:58:08 <BandaiKeikaku> A: we've got a lot of requests of collectors editions
17:58:16 <BandaiKeikaku> A: we're doing that as well as the old way of inidividaul volumes
17:58:29 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: code geass manga?
17:58:38 <BandaiKeikaku> A: BEI will be releasing code geass manga
17:58:43 <BandaiKeikaku> A: three manga series
17:58:50 <BandaiKeikaku> A: adaptation series, lelouch of the rebellion
17:58:53 <BandaiKeikaku> A: suzaku of the counterattack
17:59:04 <BandaiKeikaku> A: side story called .(???)
17:59:09 <BandaiKeikaku> A: as well as the light novels
17:59:34 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: any digital distro? xbox live? itunes?
17:59:40 <BandaiKeikaku> A: we're still looking at our digital distribution options
17:59:42 <BandaiKeikaku> A: nothing has been decided yet
17:59:50 <BandaiKeikaku> A: we are reviewing a few scenarios
17:59:51 <BandaiKeikaku> A: stay tuned
18:00:32 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: ever considered sub TV broadcasts?
18:00:44 <BandaiKeikaku> A: us boroadcasters tend to prefer dubbed anime for tv release
18:00:51 <BandaiKeikaku> A: of course we always release jap audio w/ subtitles on the DVD
18:00:55 <BandaiKeikaku> A: hopefully you'll get your chance that way
18:01:14 <BandaiKeikaku> A: I can certinaly understand the appeal of sub broadcasters, but us tv hasn't been looking in that direction yet
18:01:33 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: problems industry facing w/ piracy, companies arranging to work with online streaming sites lik crunchy roll
18:01:35 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: is bandai interested?
18:01:41 <BandaiKeikaku> A: no, not that I'm aware of at this time
18:01:55 <BandaiKeikaku> A: I don't bleieve it's one of them (digital distro options)
18:02:04 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: dvd magazines? black dragonian special?
18:02:05 <BandaiKeikaku> A: don't know
18:02:15 <BandaiKeikaku> A: definitely excited about code geass
18:02:23 <BandaiKeikaku> A: happy it's on US broadcast
18:02:30 <BandaiKeikaku> A: we're trying to get as much of the material as we can
18:03:15 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: (dot hack movie? can't hear)
18:03:27 <BandaiKeikaku> Q: why can't bandai release dot hack manga?
18:03:38 <BandaiKeikaku> A: the way the manga world works is that the publishers have say on who gets what
18:04:00 <BandaiKeikaku> A: never a thing where you can go to one company and get the rights for everything
18:04:23 <BandaiKeikaku> thank you very much for coming
18:04:30 <BandaiKeikaku> please be sure to come by the GL focus panel tomorrow
18:04:34 <BandaiKeikaku> hope to ahve more info and news
18:04:41 <BandaiKeikaku> have a great weekend
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