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|Unedited Feed from the Bandai Industry panel at New York Anime Festival 2009. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.
12:14:31 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Robert Napton Director of Marketing, Ken Iyadomi President and CEO, Loy?
12:14:15 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Hello everyone
12:14:46 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> I think we will start things
12:14:50 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Mr Iyadomi will start about some new news
12:14:55 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> and then to current and upcoming releases
12:14:59 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Good Morning..
12:15:06 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Actually, we do not have a new title announcement due to the recession
12:15:14 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> The usual contract negotations are taking onger
12:15:20 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> But in 2010, we will shift more into the blu-ray release
12:15:40 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> I can't tell the name of the title because we haven't signed the contract but we have an ongoing plan to release more TV series on Blu-ray
12:16:43 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Plan to release new OVA... PLan to release a 2x13 ep vol series... a 26 ep series in 6 vol.. and a 4 vol series... gave price points for these too... missed them
12:17:15 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Big war with Japan with the price difference for blu-ray
12:18:01 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> The first thing we're going to do is Loy is going to take us through the Lantis presentation
12:18:11 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> (Background screen for Lantis)
12:18:24 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> They announced they would be bringing some anime and jpop songs to itunes
12:18:26 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> They already launched it
12:18:40 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> JAM project songs are already up there
12:19:11 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> JAM project, Aya Hirano, Coorie, Minori Chihara, Minami Kuribayashi, yozuka* are planned to go up
12:19:22 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> I believe last week they added the OP/ED to true tears and sola
12:19:51 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Bandai Ent Summer 2009 ppt
12:19:57 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Presentation quickly than Q&A
12:20:03 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Kannagi
12:20:07 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> part 2 dvd released yesterday, sept 24th
12:20:23 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> trailer
12:22:16 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> The second half of the series is streaming on ANN, the DVD is available on order from Amazon, TRSI, etc
12:22:23 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> immediately following this panel, we will have a focus panel for kannagi
12:22:33 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> and this is the t-shirt that was available as the pre-order item for vol 2... but...
12:22:47 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Bandai Entertainment Youtube channel
12:22:53 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Kurokami, Code Geass, Gundam 00
12:23:07 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Eureka 7 Theatrical Film on Thursday...
12:23:24 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> more news forthcoming
12:23:27 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> thanks for supporting the event
12:23:48 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Actually I think we can announce that... (Iyadomi)
12:24:04 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> trailer....
12:24:31 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> and i've just recieved word that we are going to announce something
12:24:44 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> E7 movie will be released.. January 26 2010 in both formats
12:24:46 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> $24.98
12:24:48 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> DVD
12:24:51 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> $34.98 Blu-ray
12:25:11 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Kurokami... currently... on our youtube channel...
12:25:13 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> please check it out
12:25:17 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> trailer
12:26:15 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> (will re-ask about the pricing and details originally announced later)
12:27:02 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> So this series... available on youtube and CR.. based on the manga black god
12:27:05 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> will announce DVD info soon
12:27:12 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Sword of the Stranger, currently out on DVD
12:27:14 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> trailer
12:27:41 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> (panel is standing room only)
12:29:23 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Code Geass R2, has been airing on adult swim
12:29:27 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> currentlly being released on DVD
12:29:32 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> trailer
12:31:25 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> part 1 of DVD available now...
12:31:35 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> parts 2 and 3 will be released in Nov and Dec
12:31:46 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Gundam 00, Season 2 on sci-fi
12:31:51 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> just finished airing
12:31:53 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> trailer
12:33:36 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Season 1 part 1 and part 2 available nnow
12:33:51 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> 3rd part will be out... i believe in nov...
12:34:05 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> that will conclude s1 and we will continue to season 2
12:34:10 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> gurren lagann... dvds available now
12:34:29 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> 3rd part is now available, something that i want to emphasize
12:34:31 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> trailer
12:36:56 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> the manga continues to be released...
12:36:58 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> lucky star ova
12:37:04 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> the saga continues...
12:37:40 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> clip (kagamin cosplay)
12:38:37 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> hayate the combat butler
12:39:02 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> op trailer
12:39:15 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> (no, they STILL do not have a proper trailer)
12:40:38 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> vol 1 available now
12:40:42 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> part 2 i believe... shipping now.. might even be out now
12:40:48 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> 50 ep series... so you will be seeing a lot more
12:41:03 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> .hack//GU trilogy
12:41:11 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> coming... it's already out
12:44:05 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> and... ghost in the shell 2 innocence... now available.. featuring new english dub as well as the UK dub
12:45:02 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> true tears anime legends is available now
12:45:03 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> trailer
12:46:45 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> 2 disc collection with all 13 eps
12:47:01 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> sola also available as anime legends complete collection
12:48:45 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> 15 episodes on 3 discs
12:48:53 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> also out....
12:49:30 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> freedom 1 and eureka 7 anime legends complete collection II
12:49:30 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> manga
12:49:43 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> code geass, lelouch of the rebellion,... up to vol 5
12:49:47 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> manga adaptation of S1
12:49:58 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Season 1 ends with vol 5, R2 begins in vol 6
12:50:11 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> that will probably run several more volumes to conclude the R2 story line
12:50:16 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> also available are the light novels
12:50:58 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> vol 3 shipping soon
12:51:03 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> suzaku of the counter attack, 2 vol side story
12:51:38 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> nightmare of the nunnally... spin off... second vol in stores now, 5 vols total
12:52:15 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> gurren lagann... currently available.. vol 2 is out now..
12:52:20 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> vol 3 will be out in the next few weeks
12:52:41 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> the girl who leapt through time available now (manga)
12:53:12 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> lucky star vol 1 ... very successful manga for us
12:53:13 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> vol 1 went to a second printing
12:53:15 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> vol 2 is shipping now
12:53:54 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> gundam 00 part 1 available now and gundam 00F which comes out in october
12:54:01 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> 00F is a side story, 00 is the adapatation
12:54:29 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> can get those with the 00 vol 1 LE,
12:54:30 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> now
12:54:57 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> eureka seven the manga series, omnibus... first volume will be shipping in october
12:55:03 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> going to be slightly oversized format
12:55:09 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> vol 1-3
12:55:26 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> $19.99
12:55:49 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> we're going to do a second collection for vol 4-6 .... and we're also doing a 2 part collection of the e7 video game manga which will be out later
12:55:54 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> doing the same thing for witchblade takeru...
12:56:23 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> doing a complete collection for this in november
12:56:18 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> also slightly oversized format
12:56:44 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> so i believe that concludes the power point
12:57:01 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> escaflowne the movie on bluray... next month?
12:57:11 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> so what we are going to do is Q&A
12:57:15 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> and in honor of kannagi...
12:57:28 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> we're going to do something unusual, we usually have giveaways, but we will be giving away the kannagi shirt
12:57:43 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> the way im going to do it is one of the complaints with the shirts is that they are only one size
12:57:55 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> so this time we actually have multiple sizes
12:58:09 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q&A
12:58:21 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: Art boxes for R2 and 00
12:58:50 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: No plans. The artbox trend has sorta cycled through a bit in the market place, so even niche sales make it hard to produce sincec the boxes are expensive so we are looking at alternate ways
12:59:27 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: Plan to release gundam00 or .hack on bluray?
12:59:27 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A we don't know yet
12:59:47 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: Sequel to outlaw star?
12:59:50 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: would be nice, we don't have control over it..
13:00:25 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: Bandai annonced they will be putting animation on bandai website.. how does that effect your digital streaming rights.?
13:00:31 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Badai channel stuff?
13:00:53 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A; Basically we were using streaming similar to the way we used the broadcast... it's basically been a vehicle operating together...
13:00:58 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> There is no conflict...
13:01:10 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: Are you looking into GW and GW:EW for Bluray
13:01:10 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: We wish
13:02:05 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: Were the references in Lucky Star a problem in licensing?
13:02:24 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: What references.. thats a ... up to the studio to clear it... Kadokawa publishing related so they handled it
13:02:38 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: Angel links or Outlaw star in complete sets/bluray
13:02:43 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: Tough to say without having something we can announce
13:02:47 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> we are certainly moving more into bluray
13:03:12 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> One of the strategies we are currently talking with BV in Japan is that, until now, we were doing our own authoring and they were doing authoring
13:03:19 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> but bluray rauthoring is expensive so we were talking about sharing the cost
13:04:14 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: Gundam 00, they've been cutting the stuff after the credits on Syfy.. that's on the discs right?..
13:04:26 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: That's on the discs, we can't control the editing for Syfy
13:04:28 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: Gundam 00 movie?
13:04:33 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: In production in Japan
13:04:52 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: Video game licensing... any gundam or geass related for 360/ps3 in the US?
13:04:56 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: We don't do videogammes, thats a diferent division
13:05:04 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> You would have to speak with someone from Namco bandai games
13:05:15 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> we handle licensing through, but we haven't found a licensee (iyadomi)
13:05:18 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: GUndam Live action?
13:05:20 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: Ask sunrise
13:06:06 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: Fathrom events... people have complained that it is only 1 night... any possibility of getting encore or multi-night enggaments?
13:06:29 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: Two ways to do theatricals in the US, 1 night in many theaters (430 for E7) or art house theaters for a week
13:06:36 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> kinda the same difference, its tough unless you are disney
13:06:47 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> for us, this casts a wider net doing what we did with fathom
13:07:01 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> obviously in the future, if there is a film that warrented it, we could do more than 1 night
13:07:03 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> either strategy, you will miss people
13:07:08 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> but we try to get it as many people as possible
13:08:07 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: Releases has schedule slippage.. can you talk about it? Will it be avoided in the future?
13:07:55 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: Believe me, they are more unpleasant for us, we know its frustrating
13:08:06 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> There is a lot of boring explanations i could get into like bad masters and such
13:08:11 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> different things happen unfortunately
13:08:21 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> we are trying to tighten that up and make sure it doesn't happen as much as possible
13:08:45 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: Kurokami that came out onn youtube.. was released at the same time as the Japanese
13:08:53 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: IAtv did it simultaneously
13:09:00 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> how do you go about doing something like that?
13:09:15 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> that was very difficult, it was extremely difficult to have a show dubbed in english and released simultaneously
13:09:23 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> but it was a challenge we wanted to try and it worked out
13:09:35 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> it answered the demand of getting it out as soon as possible
13:09:39 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> the dvd will be out soonish
13:09:43 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: more anime on youtube?
13:09:47 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: it's coming...
13:10:13 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: licensing classics like L-gain and Ideon?
13:10:42 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: we work together on certain ttiesl.. those titles, im not sure.. there is a lot of material to grapple with and some of the oldler shows we have to look at and see how viable there is
13:12:08 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: Haruhi S2 news?
13:12:20 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: NDA, classified
13:13:30 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: Any legal issues with Sgt Frog?
13:13:49 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: That's funimation..
13:14:20 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Q: Really old BVUSA titles... re-released anytime soon?
13:14:20 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> A: no plans
13:14:35 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Thank you for coming.. getting Qs from above