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|Unedited Feed from the DMP panel at Anime-Expo 2010. Transcription: bayoab
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17:09:29 <bay|AX|DMP> hi everyone
17:09:32 <bay|AX|DMP> so we're from DMP
17:09:42 <bay|AX|DMP> we'll introduce ourselves
17:09:57 <bay|AX|DMP> my name is Michelle, marketing, production
17:10:01 <bay|AX|DMP> Yoko, head of sales
17:10:25 <bay|AX|DMP> Evan, formerly from ANN, now part of our team as one of the coordinators from pop japan travel
17:10:41 <bay|AX|DMP> so we got a lot of really big titles for the rest of the year
17:10:49 <bay|AX|DMP> Itazura no kIss, vol 3 summer 2010, vol 4 winter 2010
17:11:09 <bay|AX|DMP> all omnibus edition
17:11:18 <bay|AX|DMP> vol 1 is jp 1-2, 2 is 3-4...
17:11:29 <bay|AX|DMP> Yashakiden by Hideyuki Kikuchi
17:11:41 <bay|AX|DMP> vol 3 in oversize edition in winter 2010
17:12:18 <bay|AX|DMP> Vampire Hunter D, vol 5 winter 2010
17:12:23 <bay|AX|DMP> one of our best selling titles
17:12:54 <bay|AX|DMP> Wolf God, vol 1 summer 2010, should be getting it this month...
17:12:58 <bay|AX|DMP> by Ai Tenkawa
17:13:06 <bay|AX|DMP> dokidoki line
17:13:35 <bay|AX|DMP> Alice the 101st by Chigusa Kawai, shoujo title... vol 1 summer 2010, dokidoki line
17:13:56 <bay|AX|DMP> vol 1 aactually now available
17:14:16 <bay|AX|DMP> Finder Vol 1 by Ayane Yamano, most requested Yaoi title ever, september or late august
17:14:17 <bay|AX|DMP> june line
17:14:26 <bay|AX|DMP> vol 2 will also be available this fall
17:14:33 <bay|AX|DMP> we're reissuing it with her permission
17:15:22 <bay|AX|DMP> The Tyrant falls in love by Hinako Takanaga, going to be available in august, also yaoi/june line
17:15:35 <bay|AX|DMP> author will be dmp guest at yaoi-con 2010
17:15:58 <bay|AX|DMP> Kizuna Deluxe vol 1 by Kazuma Kodaka, first vol in fall 2010, deluxe edition 2 vols in 1, june line..
17:16:11 <bay|AX|DMP> 11 vols in 5 omnibus and a single stand alone
17:16:35 <bay|AX|DMP> Under Grand Hotel by Mika Sadahiro, vol 1 summer 2010, 801 media....
17:16:56 <bay|AX|DMP> also licened the more thick editions, so 2 vols instead of 4... believe next month
17:17:04 <bay|AX|DMP> super controversial title that i've seen on many blogs
17:17:28 <bay|AX|DMP> coming next year from DMP
17:17:29 <bay|AX|DMP> new licenses
17:17:44 <bay|AX|DMP> Demon City Shinjuku by Hideyuki Kikuchi, coming 2011
17:17:52 <bay|AX|DMP> in a complete single edition
17:18:08 <bay|AX|DMP> novel format
17:18:35 <bay|AX|DMP> Countdown 7 Days by Kemuri Karakara, mag garden publishing DMP line
17:19:07 <bay|AX|DMP> Replica (with same details as above)
17:19:58 <bay|AX|DMP> Houou Gakuen Misoragumi by Aki Arara, mag garden JP publisher, dmp line
17:20:01 <bay|AX|DMP> 4 vols long, 2011
17:20:08 <bay|AX|DMP> brand new mainstream stuff
17:20:14 <bay|AX|DMP> now June line/BL stuff
17:20:32 <bay|AX|DMP> Border by Kazuma Kodaka, JP pub Med-i-ation
17:20:42 <bay|AX|DMP> going to try and run it simul to JP
17:21:06 <bay|AX|DMP> Kusatta Kyo Shino Houteishiki by kazuma kodaka, will be 5 vol omnibus
17:21:35 <bay|AX|DMP> Gochisosama by CJ Michalski, JP pub Take Shobo
17:22:00 <bay|AX|DMP> Boku no Shiru Anata no Hanashi by Tsuta Suzuki, JP pub Take Shobo
17:22:16 <bay|AX|DMP> from 801 media line...
17:22:40 <bay|AX|DMP> Sabaku no Oujisama by Shushushu Sakurai, JP pub Take Shobo
17:22:46 <bay|AX|DMP> and there will be more to come...
17:22:52 <bay|AX|DMP> finishing up the vols of other things
17:23:08 <bay|AX|DMP> More cool stuff from DMP
17:23:18 <bay|AX|DMP> Exclusive animation cels
17:23:28 <bay|AX|DMP> we have actually partnered with Viz and Studio Pierrot in Japan
17:23:47 <bay|AX|DMP> they are the exclusive distributor of the animation cells ...starting with Naruto...
17:23:53 <bay|AX|DMP> original cels by art anime studio in Japan
17:24:00 <bay|AX|DMP> collectible and affordable at $60....
17:24:25 <bay|AX|DMP> will be at Comic-con Viz booth and their booth here...
17:24:26 <bay|AX|DMP> online distirbution through Akadot retail
17:24:40 <bay|AX|DMP> other popular series will be announced as they come available
17:24:50 <bay|AX|DMP> naruto shippuden specifically....
17:25:01 <bay|AX|DMP> emanga...
17:25:15 <bay|AX|DMP> Yoko now...
17:25:20 <bay|AX|DMP> online manga rental store
17:25:24 <bay|AX|DMP> the store is at emanga.com
17:25:40 <bay|AX|DMP> currently, we offer shoujo and some shonen, yaoi, yaoi novels.. and also instructional books as well
17:25:57 <bay|AX|DMP> rentals have been increaesed from 3 days to 7 days
17:26:18 <bay|AX|DMP> emanga gift cards, give manga as a gift
17:26:35 <bay|AX|DMP> $15 and $20 gift certificate, they are transferrable and have no expiration dates
17:26:58 <bay|AX|DMP> more harlequin manga... 30 new titles plus 10 in different languages, 5 korean and 5 chinese
17:27:13 <bay|AX|DMP> exclusive manga being produced for emanga from wedding peach creator Nao Yazawa
17:28:32 <bay|AX|DMP> (noting that she's on twitter, chatty and writes english)
17:29:37 <bay|AX|DMP> the manga is jp first
17:29:22 <bay|AX|DMP> the title is Mizuki...
17:30:00 <bay|AX|DMP> and another title... Moon and Blood
17:30:33 <bay|AX|DMP> this won't be available in japan...
17:30:40 <bay|AX|DMP> only available via emanga
17:31:14 <bay|AX|DMP> now... pop japan travel...
17:31:45 <bay|AX|DMP> about pop japan travel...
17:31:52 <bay|AX|DMP> run 12 guided group tours with different themes...
17:33:43 <bay|AX|DMP> they have a hanabi tour coming up....
17:34:00 <bay|AX|DMP> which will include an onsen
17:34:25 <bay|AX|DMP> starting an initiative for a student/club tours
17:35:33 <bay|AX|DMP> also offer custom tour packages
17:35:43 <bay|AX|DMP> all tours through december of 2011 are available now
17:36:22 <bay|AX|DMP> (signups for them that is)
17:36:35 <bay|AX|DMP> and now, a quick look at our last tour.... the yaoi tour....
17:41:25 <bay|AX|DMP> other DMP events at AX....
17:41:29 <bay|AX|DMP> Gungrave Industry panel....
17:41:47 <bay|AX|DMP> as well as convergence entertainment and RED entertainment... will be talking Gungrave things
17:43:04 <bay|AX|DMP> Q&A
17:43:16 <bay|AX|DMP> Q: What do you have to deal with marketing the really explicit titles?
17:43:34 <bay|AX|DMP> A: 801 media has a different distribution channel....
17:44:13 <bay|AX|DMP> Yoko: We are very limited in that sense, the majority of sales are through amazon and independent comic stores...
17:44:25 <bay|AX|DMP> Sometimes we can get them into BN and borders
17:44:51 <bay|AX|DMP> M: As far as marketing explicit material.... we are usually marketing closer to the fans than to the mainstream
17:44:58 <bay|AX|DMP> the mainstream market is going to have a tough time with that title...
17:45:33 <bay|AX|DMP> Q: With the omnibus editions that are re-releases, will they have anything different from the original?
17:45:41 <bay|AX|DMP> A: with the first one, it's the libre edition..
17:46:12 <bay|AX|DMP> with finder, it will be the libre edition too but at the author is dictating things
17:46:24 <bay|AX|DMP> like the author has sent them corrections
17:46:36 <bay|AX|DMP> Q; Hanabi Tour?
17:46:51 <bay|AX|DMP> A: Aug 3-Aug 11 2010 or about the same time frame in 2011,
17:46:57 <bay|AX|DMP> Q: Other tours with onsen?
17:47:08 <bay|AX|DMP> A: most include an addon, we're working on including it in more future trips
17:47:40 <bay|AX|DMP> Q: 3 month delay at borders?
17:48:18 <bay|AX|DMP> A: release schedules are always subject to change and there can be another of other factors... like at one point, our distribution had weather problems, and a fire in a warehouse... so things will happen here and there...
17:48:30 <bay|AX|DMP> in general we try to keep as true and spot on to the release schedule as much as possible
17:48:43 <bay|AX|DMP> we do try to update things when something happens
17:49:35 <bay|AX|DMP> Q: (question about tattoos and the public bath)
17:49:38 <bay|AX|DMP> Q: Okane ga nai?
17:49:54 <bay|AX|DMP> A: i'll try...
17:50:13 <bay|AX|DMP> Q; Anything about the crowd sourced translation thing?
17:50:39 <bay|AX|DMP> A; That's still in the planning stages. We've basically been talking to several licensors in japan about doing direct to digital straight to the fans, so we're asking for assistance from the licensors and the fans
17:50:44 <bay|AX|DMP> but we aren't limiting it to the crowd sourcing groups
17:50:51 <bay|AX|DMP> we're talking to our professional translators and editors
17:51:04 <bay|AX|DMP> this isn't just to the fan translators
17:51:11 <bay|AX|DMP> we have a lot of manga and we have to do it fast
17:51:32 <bay|AX|DMP> as it is, it's still in the planning stages
17:51:43 <bay|AX|DMP> but there will be a profit cut of what sells... as well as rights...
17:51:50 <bay|AX|DMP> for some of the works that will be created
17:52:07 <bay|AX|DMP> it's something that's in progress and we'll have more updates
17:52:21 <bay|AX|DMP> i just want people to know that this... it has the potential of taking a great number of manga and making it available and all sharing the risks and rewards
17:52:49 <bay|AX|DMP> Q: Kizuna/Finder are explicit, why June instead of 801?
17:52:50 <bay|AX|DMP> A; we talked to libre and we decided it had a larger audience on June
17:52:59 <bay|AX|DMP> we want it to be more available than 801.
17:53:10 <bay|AX|DMP> Yoko has worked hard to get it into borders
17:53:15 <bay|AX|DMP> BN won't even take shonen ai
17:53:41 <bay|AX|DMP> the author was unset that the book was unavailable
17:54:52 <bay|AX|DMP> Q: doing comiket?
17:54:57 <bay|AX|DMP> A: we would love to do it
17:55:10 <bay|AX|DMP> the problems are logistically, they are at the worst times to travel in japan
17:55:25 <bay|AX|DMP> the summer one happens around aug15th, that is the most expensive day in Japan in the entire year
17:55:50 <bay|AX|DMP> we are working on it, but the thing is that if we were to do it, we would have to do it extremely early
17:56:02 <bay|AX|DMP> the other comiket is held on xmas weekend which doesn't work for most people in this country
17:56:22 <bay|AX|DMP> however, we are offering winter comiket ... we have one that ends on dec 22nd focused on cute things..
17:56:54 <bay|AX|DMP> and the end of that tour, we're actually going to work out a situation where we work out for a couple people to stay for winter comiket
17:56:59 <bay|AX|DMP> but it's xmas, so it's a bad time
17:57:06 <bay|AX|DMP> summer is an issue of prices
17:57:32 <bay|AX|DMP> Q: how many releases per month?
17:57:37 <bay|AX|DMP> A: close to 7-10
17:57:57 <bay|AX|DMP> sometimes it's more or less
17:59:32 <bay|AX|DMP> we appreciate your continued support
18:00:25 <bay|AX|DMP> as always, let us know if there is more we can do, we're available all the time online
18:00:25 <bay|AX|DMP> they have a twitter and facebook... both dmp and pop japan travel
18:00:36 <bay|AX|DMP> end