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Feed from the FUNimation panel at Anime Next 2009. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

17:59:08 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (Setting up... and fitting 75 people into the room)
18:00:20 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (Looks like it isn't going to overflow.. yet....)
18:00:30 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (Nope, overflow)
18:02:21 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (Technical issues.. what else is new)
18:04:46 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (We were missing 1/3rd of the screen this time... )
18:05:38 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (Now looks like we're set)
18:06:12 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Trailer reel of some sort....
18:06:43 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Random FUNi scenes from various shows
18:06:56 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (Skipping over it)
18:07:09 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Fullmetal Alchemist OVA trailer
18:07:17 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Available summer
18:07:38 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (This trailer is on youtube I believe)
18:08:45 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Anime Next ppt
18:08:23 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Adam Sheehan, senior events manager
18:09:59 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Anime and the economy
18:10:33 <bay|ANext|FUNi> FUNimation is doing very well... made a decent profit last year and looking to do better this year
18:10:35 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Some proof of that....
18:10:39 <bay|ANext|FUNi> The release schedule picture (Again)
18:11:21 <bay|ANext|FUNi> New release schedule picture... (again)
18:11:25 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Less old stuff is coming out and lots of new stuff
18:11:33 <bay|ANext|FUNi> overall, 17% growth of new product
18:11:34 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (Geekonomics)
18:12:00 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Watch anime online
18:11:59 <bay|ANext|FUNi> streaming....
18:12:09 <bay|ANext|FUNi> hulu, veoh, gaia, joost, youtube, ANN
18:12:50 <bay|ANext|FUNi> download to own on amazon.com, d2d, itunes, psn, xbl
18:13:20 <bay|ANext|FUNi> leading to....
18:13:24 <bay|ANext|FUNi> our own video player.. which is currently down...
18:13:31 <bay|ANext|FUNi> "we had a little bit of a thing"
18:13:38 <bay|ANext|FUNi> we a had a security problem... human error on our part..
18:13:50 <bay|ANext|FUNi> for further details on that, we have press releases on ANN and on the website
18:13:54 <bay|ANext|FUNi> for security reasons, it is down for now
18:13:57 <bay|ANext|FUNi> and eventually, we will bring it back up
18:15:10 <bay|ANext|FUNi> funimation channel on comcast...
18:15:23 <bay|ANext|FUNi> vod on digital cable
18:15:57 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: why isn't it on direct tv? a: working on it
18:16:05 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: other places? a: trying to get it everywhere and anywhere
18:16:38 <bay|ANext|FUNi> "woo hd anime?" "maybe soon"
18:16:44 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (take that for what you will)
18:16:51 <bay|ANext|FUNi> get more funimation news
18:16:54 <bay|ANext|FUNi> blog.funimation.com
18:16:55 <bay|ANext|FUNi> twitter @funimation
18:17:35 <bay|ANext|FUNi> random giveaways on both
18:17:42 <bay|ANext|FUNi> announcements of all sorts
18:17:45 <bay|ANext|FUNi> etc
18:17:58 <bay|ANext|FUNi> funimation booth exclusives
18:18:12 <bay|ANext|FUNi> shin chan candle, kenichi wristbands, d grayman t-shirts
18:18:26 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (with $50 purchase or purchase of relevant dvd)
18:18:40 <bay|ANext|FUNi> History's mightiest underdog
18:19:24 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Kenichi, the mightiest disciple, s1 part 1, avail now , ep 1-13, 49.98, part 2 june (13th?) or right now in their booth
18:20:42 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (odd, people in the audience care about the show's rating, [PG-13,R, M, etc])
18:21:01 <bay|ANext|FUNi> shigurui: deathy frenzy, complete series avialable now , 12 eps, 59.98
18:21:28 <bay|ANext|FUNi> dvd includes 24 page booklet, marathon play, textless songs, production artwork, actor and director episode commentaries
18:21:52 <bay|ANext|FUNi> this is more violent than afro samurai
18:22:04 <bay|ANext|FUNi> if you want it in high def, we have it in bluray as welll
18:22:10 <bay|ANext|FUNi> 79.98 msrp
18:22:24 <bay|ANext|FUNi> d grayman s1 part 1, eps 1 -13, msrp $59.98
18:22:30 <bay|ANext|FUNi> s1 pt 2, june 23rd...
18:22:47 <bay|ANext|FUNi> s1 pt 1 includes ep 2 commentary, textless songs
18:23:22 <bay|ANext|FUNi> last exile complete series, available now, all 26eps, $49.98
18:23:46 <bay|ANext|FUNi> trailer
18:25:27 <bay|ANext|FUNi> heroic age
18:25:29 <bay|ANext|FUNi> complete series part 1
18:25:45 <bay|ANext|FUNi> available now, first 13 eps, $59.98, dvd extras: textless songs
18:26:08 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (never seen this kind of audience before)
18:26:15 <bay|ANext|FUNi> trailer
18:28:07 <bay|ANext|FUNi> part 2 at the end of the month
18:28:12 <bay|ANext|FUNi> murder princess
18:28:20 <bay|ANext|FUNi> complete series, available now, 6 eps, $39.98,
18:28:28 <bay|ANext|FUNi> extras: ep 6 commentary, textless songs...
18:28:32 <bay|ANext|FUNi> full of murder and princess
18:29:22 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Shin chan, season two, pt 2, available now
18:29:24 <bay|ANext|FUNi> 13 eps, $39.98
18:30:05 <bay|ANext|FUNi> dvd extras: from the bowels of the booth (alternate deleted scenes, bloopers), storyboards, long grey winter music video (has nothing to do with shin-chan, done by the writers.), commentary
18:30:29 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (commentary for an ep)
18:31:14 <bay|ANext|FUNi> "we're not going to stop anytime soon"
18:31:36 <bay|ANext|FUNi> with shin, we can do pretty much everything... and we have to explain these jokes to the japanese..
18:32:01 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Romeo X Juliet, complete series pt1 , available june 23rd, first 12 eps, $59.98, dvd extras: making of romeo x juliet, textless songs
18:32:29 <bay|ANext|FUNi> soundtrack by the guy who did FF12
18:33:11 <bay|ANext|FUNi> with the dub.. we went a little crazy with the dub
18:33:30 <bay|ANext|FUNi> talison jaffe was the script writer..
18:35:37 <bay|ANext|FUNi> he loves the english language... so for this one, he worked in real lines of shakespeare into the dub... matched both to lip flaps and translation
18:34:05 <bay|ANext|FUNi> and at the end of every ep, the next time on rxj is written in iambic pentameter
18:34:20 <bay|ANext|FUNi> in early august, the juliet box, the second half
18:34:21 <bay|ANext|FUNi> trailer now
18:36:24 <bay|ANext|FUNi> kaze no stigma, complete series, part 1, available june 30th, 12 eps, 59.98
18:36:35 <bay|ANext|FUNi> dvd extras.. ayano's house call, all you can eat cakes parts 1-3, textless songs
18:36:36 <bay|ANext|FUNi> trailer
18:38:03 <bay|ANext|FUNi> samurai champloo, available june 30th, complete series, 26 eps, $69.98
18:38:06 <bay|ANext|FUNi> dvd extras: all the original ones
18:38:10 <bay|ANext|FUNi> one piece season two part 1
18:38:16 <bay|ANext|FUNi> avail june 30th, 12 eps, (54-66)
18:38:18 <bay|ANext|FUNi> 49.98
18:38:30 <bay|ANext|FUNi> season 1 was 4 voyages... we're doing it by arcs...
18:38:33 <bay|ANext|FUNi> so season 2 is 9 voyages
18:38:38 <bay|ANext|FUNi> or something like that
18:38:38 <bay|ANext|FUNi> its more than 4
18:38:53 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Box sets, april to june
18:38:55 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (no way i can keep up with this)
18:39:21 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (so far all of these are out...)
18:39:36 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Ikkitousen, Ueki, aquarion, ... others
18:39:36 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Special announcement
18:40:01 <bay|ANext|FUNi> spice and wolf, complete series available winter 2009
18:40:36 <bay|ANext|FUNi> sgt frog
18:40:39 <bay|ANext|FUNi> season 1 part 1, sept 22nd
18:40:44 <bay|ANext|FUNi> the cast (not retyping that)
18:41:10 <bay|ANext|FUNi> what are you going to do with gundam and macross references?
18:41:11 <bay|ANext|FUNi> unchanged....
18:41:18 <bay|ANext|FUNi> we aren't changing a damn thing
18:41:40 <bay|ANext|FUNi> we think that these jokes... even if you don't know the specific joke, it will be funny
18:41:42 <bay|ANext|FUNi> new...
18:41:48 <bay|ANext|FUNi> Dragonaut cast
18:41:50 <bay|ANext|FUNi> november 2009
18:41:55 <bay|ANext|FUNi> adr director zach bolton
18:42:40 <bay|ANext|FUNi> toa colleen, machina, catlin, amadeus, mark stoddard, howlingstar, brad hawkings, widow jamie marchi, garnet lyndia marcay, gio sabat, asmi jewell, kazuki haberkorn, raina tatum, seiglinde leigh, akkira palencia, jin justine pate
18:43:06 <bay|ANext|FUNi> evangelion 1.0 you are (not) alone, english dub premier at AX
18:43:09 <bay|ANext|FUNi> the cast again (again, not typing this again)
18:44:20 <bay|ANext|FUNi> starting screenings, 70 theaters in the US and Canada after the AX kickoff
18:45:00 <bay|ANext|FUNi> we get more and more theaters every time....
18:45:05 <bay|ANext|FUNi> and we had a trailer made....
18:45:13 <bay|ANext|FUNi> showing now
18:45:39 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (trailer is online too)
18:47:37 <bay|ANext|FUNi> dvd... date eventually...
18:47:41 <bay|ANext|FUNi> blu-ray... look for info in the near future
18:47:44 <bay|ANext|FUNi> possibilities are out there
18:47:48 <bay|ANext|FUNi> now Q&A
18:47:56 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: about sgt frog....
18:48:16 <bay|ANext|FUNi> adapted jokes kept?
18:48:18 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: not sure....
18:48:21 <bay|ANext|FUNi> name kept?
18:48:22 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: same
18:48:31 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: for higurashi, s2?
18:48:56 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: yes, we'd love to get it...
18:49:00 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: spice and wolf casted?
18:49:01 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: no
18:49:16 <bay|ANext|FUNi> actually, yes... we have a cast...
18:49:19 <bay|ANext|FUNi> we haven't announced it yet
18:49:40 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (already recording)
18:49:41 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: who is justin pate?
18:49:52 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: old school voice actor from YYH, just came back...
18:50:12 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: eva 2.0, get tiffany grant?
18:50:06 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: don't know till we license it
18:50:21 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: box set of dragonball?
18:50:34 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: that's not true.. we're still trying to figure out where it came from
18:50:38 <bay|ANext|FUNi> we don't have the rights to the first 13 eps yet
18:50:40 <bay|ANext|FUNi> what you see there is not true
18:50:56 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: la eva?
18:50:56 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: see ADV
18:51:00 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q db kai?
18:51:04 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: don't have it, boy do we want it
18:51:20 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: dbz ova?
18:51:21 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: don't have it yet...
18:51:38 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: moonlight mile s2?
18:51:43 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: thats the same thing as higurashi... we'd like to pick it up..
18:51:57 <bay|ANext|FUNi> are you going to finish distributing the last seasons of sonic x and back to the sewers?
18:52:03 <bay|ANext|FUNi> not sure about sonic x.....
18:52:06 <bay|ANext|FUNi> have to talk to 4kids
18:52:12 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: any progress on druaga?
18:52:23 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: working on it, no details yet, just getting materials in
18:52:41 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: looking at getting more sci-fi stuff like heroic age or tytania?
18:52:44 <bay|ANext|FUNi> getting those on tv
18:53:09 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (completely missed that.... was the other networks question)
18:53:11 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: big windup?
18:53:13 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: in august
18:53:17 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: for eva screening...
18:53:24 <bay|ANext|FUNi> 60 in canada, 10 in america...
18:53:28 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: that's what we could get
18:53:50 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: eva 1.11?
18:53:56 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: our release plans for eva aren't put out yet.. we're looking at many options
18:54:04 <bay|ANext|FUNi> what ever is the most complete version, we want to release that
18:54:29 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: (dubbing question)
18:54:34 <bay|ANext|FUNi> (specific actor..)
18:54:54 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: geneon ikkitousen.....second season
18:55:13 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: we haven't gotten the second season.. its one we're looking at....... (corrected about MB)
18:55:20 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: anything to do with DB:E
18:55:21 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: no?
18:55:23 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: CPM licenses?
18:55:26 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a; some we would like...
18:55:40 <bay|ANext|FUNi> haven't gotten any yet since liquidation just started
18:55:41 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: more one piece movies?
18:56:07 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: i'd say yea... right now our contract is for movie 8 and first 3 seasons.. when we finished, we'll go back and pick up more...
18:56:13 <bay|ANext|FUNi> q: one piece... on any channels
18:56:25 <bay|ANext|FUNi> a: no, and we want to do more season regardless of tv
18:56:33 <bay|ANext|FUNi> there is nothing we can do about the tv because the deal is between toei and CN
18:57:06 <bay|ANext|FUNi> end
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