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|Unedited Feed from the DelRey Industry panel at New York Anime Festival 2009. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.
10:58:07 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Ali Kokmen (Marketing Manager), Mutsumi Miyazaki (Director of licensing), Tricia Narwani(Editor) on stage....
11:01:20 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> (Waiting on technical issues)
11:02:36 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Thank you for coming to the Del Rey manga panel
11:03:44 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> (Dallas isn't here....)
11:04:46 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Let's talk about some of the new licenses we are going to announce...
11:05:16 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Here I am by Ema Toyama
11:05:49 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Fall of next year
11:06:52 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Yokai Navi Runa by author of Mamotte Lolipop
11:06:48 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> May 2010
11:07:06 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> You all remember Fairy Tail, we're all pleased to announce Rave Master
11:07:29 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> We'll be finishing the last 3 vols in an Omnibus edition
11:07:49 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Coming out September 2010
11:08:09 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Speaking of other awesome titles, you all know Kitchen Princess
11:08:28 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> we're also announcing Arisa
11:08:39 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> by the same author
11:10:10 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Nov 2010
11:10:23 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> That concludes the new announcements
11:10:27 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Reminding you of the other projects....
11:11:26 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Through the partnership with Marvel, we have the wolvervine and xmen manga
11:11:44 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> X-men vol 1 just released and it's on the New York times best seller list
11:12:00 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> vol 2 is oct 2010 and concludes the story
11:13:01 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Also, just wanted to mention the first volume of... Ninja Girls... also hit the best seller list
11:13:23 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Much of what we also want to remind people about Clamp in america
11:13:29 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Celebrating 20 years of Clamp
11:14:10 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> mentioning it before that it is delayed because it is too full of clampy goodness... its now 300+ pages, and still the same price
11:14:16 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> March of 2010
11:15:17 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Pimping their suvudu site....
11:15:57 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> And King of RPGs by Jason Thompson... who is blogging on said site
11:16:59 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Pimping the Moyashimon hospital mask give away after mentioning someone is missing
11:17:06 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> And now the PPT
11:17:18 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Here I am (Kokoni Iru Yo)
11:17:38 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Arisa is by Natsumi Ando
11:17:51 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> (flying through it...)
11:18:13 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Also reminding people we are picking up Samurai Deeper Kyo and finishing it off in 2 omnibus vols
11:18:58 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> And we are going to be continuing our relationship with him with his new series, Code:breaker
11:19:26 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Also have a cartoon network relationship, Bakugan and Ben 10 stories..
11:19:45 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Ben 10 by Peter David, Art by Dan Hipp
11:20:03 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Bakugan by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christinia Wier, march 2010
11:20:10 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> also with the CN relationship, Secret Saturdays Film comic
11:20:44 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Nighthead Genesis by George Iida You Higuri and Wild @Heart by Natsumi Ando...
11:21:01 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Panic X Panic by Mika kawamura, Pinko Innocent by Kotori Momoyuki
11:21:04 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> (all coming next year)
11:21:25 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> April 2010 for the later there
11:21:48 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> The Last Airbender, Writen by Dave Roman, Prequel art by Nina Matsumoto, Adaptation by Joon Choi...
11:22:25 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Both the prequel and the movie novelization
11:23:02 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> M. Night is reviewing all the scrips and artwork
11:23:28 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> that concludes the PPT...
11:23:35 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> any questions, comics, thoughts, etc
11:23:45 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: How did the moyashimon masks come about?
11:24:27 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A; Moyashimon, coming out in the next few weeks... and if you have the possibility of doing a promotion item about someone who can talk to bacteria, why wouldn't you do surgical masks
11:24:42 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Our vendor needed to pointed out that since they are printed, they are no longer sterile
11:24:52 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: Considered giving out nooses to promote zetsubou?
11:26:08 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: Has the anime been picked up? YOu know, we are 3-4 vols in. the manga.. thats a great idea for whoever releases the anime
11:25:32 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: Cake at the party on an ep of ace of cakes?
11:25:34 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: doesn't look like it
11:25:55 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> But if you look at the aformentioned suvudu blog, there is video of the cake cutting there
11:27:05 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: For rave master and Kyo, just finishing or going to do the entire series?
11:27:18 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: We are planning on finsihing the series and monitoring the situation for the rest of the series
11:27:42 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: Going to increase the price in the books with other publishers?
11:28:00 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: We have to constantly monitor that with people who count the beans, we think we're at the right level right now..
11:28:22 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> We're trying to find the right level that will hold for a while
11:28:34 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: How much manga does Jason have?
11:29:11 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A; (Describing things from the blog.. its over 3600)
11:29:21 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: Expanded version of the encyclopedia?
11:29:43 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: Possibly, the kind of thing that updates, make sense for a digital format which is why he's doing the updated stuff off the blog. We're trying to see if there is some way we can make it possible.
11:30:09 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: In terms of the Secret Saturdays books, will there be additional products you will do with the show?
11:30:35 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A We have a great relationship with CN that is on going, we don't have any confirmed plans, we love working with CN
11:31:01 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: Moyashimon covers, the creator sent new artwork... will continue for the rest?
11:31:05 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: Yes, he will continue providing new covers
11:31:24 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: There are a couple of one shots from the moyashimon creator... picking those up if moyashimon does well?
11:31:27 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: We're always thinking.
11:31:55 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: Zaregoto pushed back a year?
11:32:14 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: It will be coming out next year...
11:32:21 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: PLans to pick up bakemonogatari novels?
11:32:28 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: Possibility if there is enough demand
11:32:32 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: Faust 3?
11:32:39 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: don't know if it's been schedule yet.
11:33:10 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: Biggest surprise that Del Rey has had... good surprise.. where things did much better than anticipated?
11:33:22 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: Biggest is probably Kitchen Princess which ended up being one of our most popular series of all.
11:33:37 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Most series do great with vol 1 and then decline and then plateau
11:33:47 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Kitchen princess hasn't
11:34:21 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Kitchen Princess manga series has completed but we're coming out with the novel ... nov of this year?
11:34:49 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: Has Del Rey picked up Beck?
11:34:58 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: That would be nice wouldn't it
11:35:20 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: Know what top selling single volume is?
11:35:45 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: Probably should be yes... the probem is when you say top selling, frankly the top selling volume is negima 1 which is the first thing we published so its been around the longest
11:36:30 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: xxxHoLiC v14?
11:36:45 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: (they are being silly and referencing their website.... and newsletter)
11:37:02 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> last week of october
11:39:32 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: (couldn't hear... Pride and Prejudice and Zombies GN)
11:38:37 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: coming next year....
11:39:09 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: More Katsumi?
11:39:09 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A No.
11:40:46 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: Thought about moving into anime?
11:41:01 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: I appreciate the premise of the question that we are doing well.... we are book people, we are content providers...
11:41:09 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> It will be a stretch before we start licensing novels
11:41:55 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: Kodansha publishing Akira and Ghost in the shell, are you involved with that ?
11:41:58 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: Yes I've heard they are doing that...
11:42:23 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Q: About xxxholic and tsubasa... the facts that are there... are they something that you put in or sent to you?
11:42:28 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> A: those are translation notes provided by the translator
11:44:56 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> (Question leads to him throwing the masks about rivals... he can't throw the masks...)
11:44:52 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> (And we've devolved to the usual sillyness)
11:48:51 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> Thank you for coming
11:48:55 <bay|NYAF|DelRey> End