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|Unedited Feed from the Bandai After Dark panel at Otakon 2010. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.
20:54:36 <bay|Ota|BEI> (This will start late, there is a huge line)
21:00:10 <bay|Ota|BEI> (Just started letting people in)
21:03:28 <bay|Ota|BEI> (Again, t-shirts for all... Lucky Star and E7...maybe some others)
21:12:51 <bay|Ota|BEI> (6 people on the panel... at least 3 i don't recognize)
21:14:15 <bay|Ota|BEI> (5 or 6 rows left to fill... it's taken so long because they are filling the room row by row)
21:18:06 <bay|Ota|BEI> Are we good?
21:18:20 <bay|Ota|BEI> Welcome to Bandai After Dark
21:18:29 <bay|Ota|BEI> I'm robert napton, director of marketing
21:18:34 <bay|Ota|BEI> I'm Ken Iyadomi, President and CEO
21:18:38 <bay|Ota|BEI> thank you for coming
21:21:11 <bay|Ota|BEI> Bob Ouzca, director, work on stuff like hayate, haruhi and K-on
21:18:59 <bay|Ota|BEI> Loy Freul, marketing
21:19:15 <bay|Ota|BEI> Stephanie Sheh, a voice actress, mikuru in Haruhi...
21:19:27 <bay|Ota|BEI> Audrey in GU, Akira in LS, Eureka in E7
21:19:40 <bay|Ota|BEI> Michael Sinternikalass....
21:19:47 <bay|Ota|BEI> director and voice actor...
21:20:14 <bay|Ota|BEI> Before we get started, want to take a moment to pay tribute to the otakon staff and we want to pay tribute to them
21:20:25 <bay|Ota|BEI> for getting everyone in and out of the building in 2 hours
21:20:37 <bay|Ota|BEI> This is our favorite panel of the year,seriously
21:20:52 <bay|Ota|BEI> We get to have a bit more fun, i believe stephanie is going to take us on a little tutorial on a character she portarys for us
21:21:00 <bay|Ota|BEI> to start off the panel, i'm going to teach you how to do mikuru beam
21:22:11 <bay|Ota|BEI> Robert:
21:22:13 <bay|Ota|BEI> A few things to show you
21:22:17 <bay|Ota|BEI> a bit of seriousness...
21:22:21 <bay|Ota|BEI> we have a few suprises on the way
21:22:43 <bay|Ota|BEI> first thing i'm going to mention is the new ecommerce store...
21:22:36 <bay|Ota|BEI> did you all get the postcard in your bag?
21:22:57 <bay|Ota|BEI> there is a coupon in there that gives you free shipping and is reusable
21:23:34 <bay|Ota|BEI> there are a lot of people who have come to us and are looking for a specific volume and it isn't easy to find on the retail level so it's an area you can pick up that kind of stuff
21:23:48 <bay|Ota|BEI> Gurren Lagann The Movie -Childhood's End-
21:23:56 <bay|Ota|BEI> on sale exclusively at the bandai store
21:24:09 <bay|Ota|BEI> Gurren Lagann the movie - the lights in the skys are stars -
21:26:33 <bay|Ota|BEI> on sale exclusively at the bandai store
21:24:45 <bay|Ota|BEI> (he skipped the trailer... and back to the movie trailer....)
21:25:48 <bay|Ota|BEI> and now...
21:26:22 <bay|Ota|BEI> Gurren Lagann the series anime legends, the complete series in one collection, on sale now, $49.98
21:29:28 <bay|Ota|BEI> (They are going to give away another standing banner like 2 years ago - People apparently ask to buy the banners pretty frequently and the answer is "If you buy the company")
21:28:25 <bay|Ota|BEI> (TTGL standing banner)
21:28:32 <bay|Ota|BEI> Next...
21:28:39 <bay|Ota|BEI> Tales of the Abyss, 26 ep from Sunrise
21:32:46 <bay|Ota|BEI> we announced this last week - (note that people are asking stephanie sheh questions about the series since she is in the game... but they should be asking robert instead as she doesn't know... not that he knows currently either)
21:28:55 <bay|Ota|BEI> trailer
21:31:38 <bay|Ota|BEI> Turn A Gundam, 50 episodes
21:32:54 <bay|Ota|BEI> trailer
21:33:16 <bay|Ota|BEI> Very excited about another gundam series
21:33:35 <bay|Ota|BEI> Gundam Unicorn 1, only available at bandai store and amazon.com
21:33:38 <bay|Ota|BEI> $49.98
21:33:53 <bay|Ota|BEI> will turn it over to michael and stephanie to talk about it
21:34:42 <bay|Ota|BEI> I've been saying that it would be good to do the simultaneous release for the industry. I got to put my money where my mouth is with Kurokami... the first trilingual simulcast
21:35:32 <bay|Ota|BEI> They (sunrise) wanted to do a simul release with GU
21:36:03 <bay|Ota|BEI> (michael above, stephanie below)
21:36:34 <bay|Ota|BEI> It's really different, to work on something that's being produced at the same time and work on something everyone cares about... because there are more people in the control room discussing every line... you realize it's because they want to make it perfect
21:36:49 <bay|Ota|BEI> Because it's a global release, we don't have as much time to finish it as when the show is done.
21:37:04 <bay|Ota|BEI> It's kind of crazy scheduling....
21:37:04 <bay|Ota|BEI> I'm really honored.
21:37:19 <bay|Ota|BEI> We actually have a producer from sunrise here.. mr ozaki, please stand up
21:37:27 <bay|Ota|BEI> but that's not all, because ther is more to UC than the first volume
21:37:35 <bay|Ota|BEI> and i'm here to announce vol 2 will be released in november
21:37:36 <bay|Ota|BEI> 80 min
21:37:42 <bay|Ota|BEI> 60 min feature/20 min bonus
21:37:50 <bay|Ota|BEI> press release will be out later
21:37:54 <bay|Ota|BEI> 6 subtitle languages
21:37:58 <bay|Ota|BEI> 4 audio tracks
21:38:12 <bay|Ota|BEI> from sunrise, we have a never before seen preview for UC2
21:42:21 <bay|Ota|BEI> October 30th on the PSN store
21:41:06 <bay|Ota|BEI> (Apparently michael and stephanie have already seen it as they have already done the recording for it)
21:41:47 <bay|Ota|BEI> (Stephanie gave the sick over thanksgiving story)
21:43:07 <bay|Ota|BEI> Well michael, since this is bandai after dark, why don't you tell us about full frontal...
21:43:16 <bay|Ota|BEI> There is a character named Full Frontal who was mentioned in the first episode...
21:44:03 <bay|Ota|BEI> S: There is also a character named Liam who is a girl... between Full frontal and Liam.. it was confusing..
21:44:26 <bay|Ota|BEI> M: People who auditioned for Full Frontal were like "what do i have to do"
21:44:30 <bay|Ota|BEI> R: Let's try to stump the audience really quick...
21:44:35 <bay|Ota|BEI> Gundam UC posters...
21:45:16 <bay|Ota|BEI> Going to call Mark Simmons... he's like the Ben Stein of Gundam....
21:45:24 <bay|Ota|BEI> He's pretty legendary as the gundam expert in the US
21:50:06 <bay|Ota|BEI> Now we're going to talk about Haruhi
21:50:14 <bay|Ota|BEI> Haruhi season 1 complete collection available now
21:50:23 <bay|Ota|BEI> coming in september is season 2, all 14 episodes in 1 set...
21:50:30 <bay|Ota|BEI> going to watch the opening now
21:50:59 <bay|Ota|BEI> (i'm tempted to ask if they are sure it won't slip again)
21:52:03 <bay|Ota|BEI> as are the shorts...
21:52:24 <bay|Ota|BEI> this is a time to get bob into this panel..that these shorts are dubbed and stuff
21:52:38 <bay|Ota|BEI> Bob: (backstory)
21:53:03 <bay|Ota|BEI> These were dubbed into english by the original voice cast
21:53:22 <bay|Ota|BEI> Tell us about the Nyoro voice stephanie....
21:53:31 <bay|Ota|BEI> she doesn't have as many lines so it was harder.... it's deeper and drier...
21:53:35 <bay|Ota|BEI> it's so out there and wacky
21:54:05 <bay|Ota|BEI> S: that's how i thought of it, as if mikuru was a dude
21:54:16 <bay|Ota|BEI> We'll have release dates very soon...
21:54:22 <bay|Ota|BEI> The disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
21:54:29 <bay|Ota|BEI> This is the feature film
21:54:35 <bay|Ota|BEI> we've done a few screenings with the subtitle print
21:54:44 <bay|Ota|BEI> our amazing english cast is going to reunite to do the english version
21:54:57 <bay|Ota|BEI> there is one screening i can tell you about in a moment and we're trying to get more screenings going
21:55:11 <bay|Ota|BEI> now the 1 min trailer
21:55:49 <bay|Ota|BEI> (still says coming soon to dvd)
21:56:06 <bay|Ota|BEI> can't wait to see the english version that our cast will make soon
21:56:18 <bay|Ota|BEI> and there will be another screening of the film soon which i will tell in a moment and first radically shift gears
21:56:36 <bay|Ota|BEI> going to see premiere of the season 2 outtakes
21:57:55 <bay|Ota|BEI> and now haruhi-chan bloopers
21:58:22 <bay|Ota|BEI> and nyroro bloopers
21:59:27 <bay|Ota|BEI> our thanks to bang zoom and the cast for providing that to us
21:59:27 <bay|Ota|BEI> and now i have to transition to serious talk
21:59:27 <bay|Ota|BEI> at new york anime festival, we have a special guest
21:59:27 <bay|Ota|BEI> Minori Chiara
21:59:40 <bay|Ota|BEI> Concert, panels, autograph session, and the ny premier of the haruhi movie
22:04:07 <bay|Ota|BEI> if you are going to be in the NY area, it's very important you listen to what i'll say
22:04:07 <bay|Ota|BEI> 5 guys and 5 girls who will possibly attend NYAF please come to the mic...
22:04:07 <bay|Ota|BEI> Oh wait, stand by
22:04:07 <bay|Ota|BEI> we first have a special message recorded in japan recently from Chiara san to you
22:05:51 <bay|Ota|BEI> we're going to be doing a concert in Ny that's going to be even better than last time she came...and now back to the contest
22:08:56 <bay|Ota|BEI> (They are having them redo dub lines)
22:09:02 <bay|Ota|BEI> (Still going)
22:15:14 <bay|Ota|BEI> (trip and stumble -> strip and stumble for the last person.... who ended up getting first place)
22:12:46 <bay|Ota|BEI> (STILL GOING and keep commenting about a lack of time)
22:14:10 <bay|Ota|BEI> (2nd and 3rd got NYCC/NYAF passes, 1st got the chiara vip ticket)
22:14:17 <bay|Ota|BEI> And now segue into K-on
22:14:20 <bay|Ota|BEI> we're going to run over
22:14:27 <bay|Ota|BEI> Ed
22:16:06 <bay|Ota|BEI> Annoucement #1
22:16:07 <bay|Ota|BEI> And... let's see..
22:16:08 <bay|Ota|BEI> K-on news
22:16:17 <bay|Ota|BEI> and... i'm really nervous about this...
22:16:22 <bay|Ota|BEI> this is one of those things that can go well or bad...
22:16:33 <bay|Ota|BEI> This is not... not too many people know about this...
22:16:39 <bay|Ota|BEI> Only Iyadomi knows...
22:16:46 <bay|Ota|BEI> There is a surprise concerning K-on....
22:16:56 <bay|Ota|BEI> that's relevant to someone at this panel... we're doing something radical
22:17:01 <bay|Ota|BEI> michael....
22:17:06 <bay|Ota|BEI> yes robert...
22:17:20 <bay|Ota|BEI> robert: actually, the surprise does not concern you in any way whatsoever
22:17:34 <bay|Ota|BEI> which means the surprise concerns stephanie.. i have a question to ask you
22:17:40 <bay|Ota|BEI> How would you like to be Yui?
22:17:47 <bay|Ota|BEI> In theenglish version of kon which im announcing right now
22:17:51 <bay|Ota|BEI> shut up... imean thank you.. imean shut up
22:17:56 <bay|Ota|BEI> does that mean you are dubbing it?
22:17:59 <bay|Ota|BEI> are you in or out?
22:18:00 <bay|Ota|BEI> in
22:18:03 <bay|Ota|BEI> totally cool, thank you
22:18:17 <bay|Ota|BEI> of course i need to get bang zooms permission since they will be handling the dub
22:18:26 <bay|Ota|BEI> actually we talked to eric first before hand but we're happy to have you on board
22:18:36 <bay|Ota|BEI> we're going to be doing an english language version
22:18:44 <bay|Ota|BEI> we're also PLANNING to do simul dvd and bluray
22:18:50 <bay|Ota|BEI> BOLD AND CAPS
22:19:04 <bay|Ota|BEI> another mad cap surprise...
22:19:19 <bay|Ota|BEI> we're announceing another cast member
22:19:22 <bay|Ota|BEI> and it's someone in the room
22:19:31 <bay|Ota|BEI> and someone who you are wondering, who else has been to otakon who can possibly be in kon
22:19:54 <bay|Ota|BEI> it's actually someone who we have smuggled in, who isn't a guest, who arrived moments ago from LA
22:22:04 <bay|Ota|BEI> it gives us joy to introduce the voice of mio
22:20:03 <bay|Ota|BEI> christina vee
22:20:27 <bay|Ota|BEI> (she's singing something)
22:21:23 <bay|Ota|BEI> (noting that bold and caps above means it's a hedged statement)
22:22:23 <bay|Ota|BEI> (now she's going to sing Fuwa fuwa time... JP version)
22:23:43 <bay|Ota|BEI> (Don't say Lazy, JP version)
22:25:07 <bay|Ota|BEI> All right...
22:25:13 <bay|Ota|BEI> give a warm otakon welcome to christina vee
22:25:23 <bay|Ota|BEI> i should point out, this is her very very first trip to otakon
22:25:29 <bay|Ota|BEI> we're thrilled to have her here
22:25:37 <bay|Ota|BEI> she will be playing the voice of mio in the just cast
22:25:41 <bay|Ota|BEI> Manga overview...
22:25:46 <bay|Ota|BEI> kannagi the manga...
22:25:53 <bay|Ota|BEI> code geass knight and queen, out now
22:26:12 <bay|Ota|BEI> Gundam00 season 2 manga, gurren lagann 5 manga tsoon
22:26:15 <bay|Ota|BEI> lucky star 5 and 6 soon
22:26:20 <bay|Ota|BEI> which is our favorite manga of the moment
22:26:27 <bay|Ota|BEI> announcement #2
22:26:35 <bay|Ota|BEI> and i'm going to let it wroll
22:26:38 <bay|Ota|BEI> sunrise
22:26:54 <bay|Ota|BEI> sora kake
22:28:11 <bay|Ota|BEI> The girl who leapt through space
22:28:11 <bay|Ota|BEI> 26 eps from sunrise
22:28:25 <bay|Ota|BEI> more soon coming soon
22:28:26 <bay|Ota|BEI> announcement #3
22:28:27 <bay|Ota|BEI> there's more
22:28:32 <bay|Ota|BEI> going to let it roll
22:28:45 <bay|Ota|BEI> (video... don't recognize it)
22:29:20 <bay|Ota|BEI> My otome s.ifr
22:29:29 <bay|Ota|BEI> the prequel to my otome
22:29:36 <bay|Ota|BEI> 3 ep ova series.. going to be released all together
22:29:40 <bay|Ota|BEI> on one disc
22:29:46 <bay|Ota|BEI> that concludes the PPT of our panel
22:30:00 <bay|Ota|BEI> we have... sorta ended on time, but we want to squeeze in some questions
22:30:06 <bay|Ota|BEI> and give christina some time to talk
22:30:23 <bay|Ota|BEI> christina: i'm really excited and mio is a dream role and glad i could come out here as a secret guest..
22:30:36 <bay|Ota|BEI> christina will be at the booth tomorrow, will do more songs.. going to be raising the roof of the exhibit hall
22:30:42 <bay|Ota|BEI> why don't we try to squeeze in some Q&A
22:31:49 <bay|Ota|BEI> Q; If cds or singles based on the dub cast (For k-on?)
22:31:56 <bay|Ota|BEI> A: I don't know yet.. we dodge
22:32:36 <bay|Ota|BEI> Q: Tales of the Symphonia or Tales of Vesperia?
22:32:41 <bay|Ota|BEI> A; I'll negotiate (Iyadomi)
22:33:07 <bay|Ota|BEI> Q; @Stephanie... you were in the new haruhi cast.... what did it feel like to repeat the same lines for mikuru 8 times
22:33:33 <bay|Ota|BEI> A: It wasn't that bad because her lines were kinda different, but when i talked to crispin and johnny, they were the ones who got bored.. they had a lot of talking and a lot of explanation and they had to say the same things over and over
22:33:56 <bay|Ota|BEI> Bob: Wendy especially had to repeat a bunch of lines...
22:34:15 <bay|Ota|BEI> Q: Separate licensing for Blu-ray and DVD release?
22:34:31 <bay|Ota|BEI> A: depends on the title and licensor... some make it different, some make it included... depends whcih
22:34:53 <bay|Ota|BEI> Q: When the E7 movie was releaed to theaters, there was a short before it...a nd a bloopers reel after the credits, why wasn't that included?
22:35:08 <bay|Ota|BEI> A; part of the requirements of the company we work with, called fathom, is we have to create exclusive content for the one night..
22:35:19 <bay|Ota|BEI> fortunately and unfortunately, that was for that one night only
22:35:50 <bay|Ota|BEI> Q: Is there a plan to re-release the original Gundam?
22:36:09 <bay|Ota|BEI> A; That's one of the most asked for thing.. we had that question a lot at CC, so i had a meeting the other day, and I requested it.
22:36:41 <bay|Ota|BEI> Q: (The other unlicensed Gundams?)
22:36:43 <bay|Ota|BEI> A; One by one...
22:36:59 <bay|Ota|BEI> Q: Will the 00 movie be coming out here?
22:37:10 <bay|Ota|BEI> A: There is something happening in Japan... we cannot announce anything
22:37:28 <bay|Ota|BEI> Seriously, we love coming here, you guys are an amazing crowd
22:37:34 <bay|Ota|BEI> I want to thank you guys and our amazing guests for coming out
22:37:37 <bay|Ota|BEI> And from Bandai, thank you
22:37:47 <bay|Ota|BEI> and come see us tomorrow in the exhibit hall
22:37:54 <bay|Ota|BEI> End