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|Unedited Feed from the Sentai Filmworks panel at Anime Expo 2011. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.
15:05:51 <bay|AX|Sentai> Hello
15:05:55 <bay|AX|Sentai> Are you all having fun at AX?
15:06:18 <bay|AX|Sentai> My name is david williams, I'm with sentai filmworks, we're a small scrappy company trying to make a big name for ourselves
15:06:21 <bay|AX|Sentai> been with them since jan of next year
15:06:25 <bay|AX|Sentai> starting to do panels and pr for them
15:06:30 <bay|AX|Sentai> and overseeing some production work
15:06:35 <bay|AX|Sentai> been in the anime indstry for 19 years or so now
15:06:42 <bay|AX|Sentai> been there in one facet or another
15:06:47 <bay|AX|Sentai> many remember me from one company
15:06:53 <bay|AX|Sentai> so if you remember then, i'm pretty much the same now
15:07:00 <bay|AX|Sentai> some titles coming out, giveaways
15:07:06 <bay|AX|Sentai> have some HSotD tshirts
15:07:22 <bay|AX|Sentai> how many people here made it by the section 23 booth where we were selling it
15:07:25 <bay|AX|Sentai> we blew through those real fast
15:07:30 <bay|AX|Sentai> angel beats sold out real fast too
15:07:35 <bay|AX|Sentai> i know better for next time
15:07:45 <bay|AX|Sentai> leme start off her and run through the titles we got coming out in a few months
15:07:49 <bay|AX|Sentai> going to start off by recapping june
15:07:53 <bay|AX|Sentai> Maid sama collection 1
15:07:59 <bay|AX|Sentai> Demon King Daimo dvd and bluray
15:08:02 <bay|AX|Sentai> sold out at the both as well
15:08:07 <bay|AX|Sentai> high school of the dead as well
15:08:13 <bay|AX|Sentai> and you're under arrest s3 complete
15:08:16 <bay|AX|Sentai> july
15:08:18 <bay|AX|Sentai> orphen complete
15:08:35 <bay|AX|Sentai> new release of that i understand.. that what adv had put out...and the subtitles were having issues on the ps3s
15:08:39 <bay|AX|Sentai> those subtitles have been corrected
15:08:43 <bay|AX|Sentai> the new set should be fine
15:08:51 <bay|AX|Sentai> allison and lilia collect 2
15:08:55 <bay|AX|Sentai> hidamari sketch hoshimitsu
15:08:57 <bay|AX|Sentai> angel beats
15:09:03 <bay|AX|Sentai> august
15:09:06 <bay|AX|Sentai> night raid 1931 blu and dvd
15:09:12 <bay|AX|Sentai> samurai girls blu and dvd
15:09:23 <bay|AX|Sentai> complete colection of neo angelique
15:09:25 <bay|AX|Sentai> maid-sama collection 2
15:09:27 <bay|AX|Sentai> and kobato
15:09:30 <bay|AX|Sentai> first collection of that
15:09:35 <bay|AX|Sentai> september
15:09:38 <bay|AX|Sentai> complete to love ru
15:09:48 <bay|AX|Sentai> we have a complete collection of MM
15:09:51 <bay|AX|Sentai> (EmuEmu)
15:09:59 <bay|AX|Sentai> amagami ss collection 1
15:10:03 <bay|AX|Sentai> and the first mardock scramble movie
15:10:11 <bay|AX|Sentai> those have already been announced
15:10:13 <bay|AX|Sentai> now new stuff
15:10:15 <bay|AX|Sentai> that hasn't been
15:10:20 <bay|AX|Sentai> october
15:10:24 <bay|AX|Sentai> second kobato collection
15:10:29 <bay|AX|Sentai> complete hell girl s2 collection
15:10:34 <bay|AX|Sentai> november
15:10:39 <bay|AX|Sentai> loup garous
15:10:42 <bay|AX|Sentai> dvd and bd
15:10:43 <bay|AX|Sentai> the movie
15:10:45 <bay|AX|Sentai> (scandal movie)
15:10:50 <bay|AX|Sentai> and one i think you fans will be happy
15:10:54 <bay|AX|Sentai> we're releasing clannad on bluray
15:11:03 <bay|AX|Sentai> that will be out in november
15:11:08 <bay|AX|Sentai> which seasons.. the first season
15:11:15 <bay|AX|Sentai> complete collection
15:11:18 <bay|AX|Sentai> just like the current release
15:11:26 <bay|AX|Sentai> what else can i talk about
15:11:32 <bay|AX|Sentai> well i dont' have dates but some of them
15:11:40 <bay|AX|Sentai> but i'll tell you anyway
15:11:41 <bay|AX|Sentai> lets see
15:11:50 <bay|AX|Sentai> we do have more golgo 13 coming out
15:11:53 <bay|AX|Sentai> masters are coming in
15:11:55 <bay|AX|Sentai> will be out soon
15:11:57 <bay|AX|Sentai> we've got...
15:12:10 <bay|AX|Sentai> the new saiyuki requiem ovas
15:12:16 <bay|AX|Sentai> those will have the original ADV dub cast
15:12:28 <bay|AX|Sentai> we've got... another show that's coming out soon, airing in japan soon anyway
15:12:34 <bay|AX|Sentai> ro-kyu-bu
15:12:46 <bay|AX|Sentai> (the basketball show that starts in july)
15:13:00 <bay|AX|Sentai> ef a tales of memories and a tale of melodies
15:13:09 <bay|AX|Sentai> i hope you like all those
15:13:30 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q&A
15:14:11 <bay|AX|Sentai> (going over the previous sentai panels)
15:14:34 <bay|AX|Sentai> how has sentai been doing well?
15:14:40 <bay|AX|Sentai> it's a tight industry out there, we're doing well
15:15:25 <bay|AX|Sentai> things like clannad, angel beats, kanon, hsotd, daimao....
15:15:00 <bay|AX|Sentai> hidamari has been doing good
15:15:05 <bay|AX|Sentai> koihime has been doing goood
15:15:40 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: release format for ef and any possibility of the music for it?
15:15:55 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: no details i can give out, the ink is fairly fresh
15:16:10 <bay|AX|Sentai> I like the way we do it, when we announce stuff right with the solicitations
15:16:31 <bay|AX|Sentai> but some of this is fairly new just for AX
15:16:50 <bay|AX|Sentai> Question about season 2 of something... can neither confirm or deny
15:17:02 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: Macross Frontier? A: Can neither confirm or deny
15:17:07 <bay|AX|Sentai> Would love to do it
15:17:13 <bay|AX|Sentai> think it's a really cool series, we'll have to wait and see
15:17:34 <bay|AX|Sentai> that other company you were associated with did some good dub work, and you guys seem more nimble and doing sub only, that going to be the trend orr pick and choose?
15:17:55 <bay|AX|Sentai> a lot of stuff in the beginning.. we're a small company, there are a lot of good shows but they aren't strong enough to support a dub, ther eare alot o f people who want those shows
15:18:00 <bay|AX|Sentai> those are the ones who will tend to be subtitle only
15:18:08 <bay|AX|Sentai> but if you noticed the recent titles are more and more dubs
15:18:16 <bay|AX|Sentai> we believe the recent shows are strong enough to support dubs
15:18:30 <bay|AX|Sentai> there will still be subtitle only stuff, but that's the trend
15:18:49 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: Second season for HSotD? A: Your guess is as good as mine.
15:19:49 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: (Some guy is making his point against sub only discs)
15:20:11 <bay|AX|Sentai> Will you be doing re-releases of old stuff with dubs? like hidamari?
15:20:18 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: That was actually a very special case
15:20:32 <bay|AX|Sentai> it depends, if a show... i don't like to do that because it makes everyone stop and wait.. it's a really tricky thing to do
15:20:47 <bay|AX|Sentai> if a title came in and really blew us away for some reason, then maybe... but i don't expect it to be a common thing
15:21:03 <bay|AX|Sentai> Clannad was special as we were able to get other companies to come in on it
15:21:11 <bay|AX|Sentai> leme give an example...
15:21:21 <bay|AX|Sentai> Demon King... Demon King we first were like ;... maybe it should be subtitle only
15:21:28 <bay|AX|Sentai> then we started streaming it online, and people watched it on TAN
15:21:36 <bay|AX|Sentai> and the numbers on it wer second only to HSotD
15:21:45 <bay|AX|Sentai> because you watched itt there, there was so much interest
15:21:52 <bay|AX|Sentai> so for shows liek that where you are streaming it...
15:22:00 <bay|AX|Sentai> that will have an effect
15:22:05 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: How many people did watch it?
15:22:16 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: i don't know off the top of my head, and it's still getting good strong numbers
15:22:30 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: Are you going to release more gintama?
15:22:38 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: uhhh...i don't know of any that's currently on the schedule at the moment
15:22:45 <bay|AX|Sentai> i'll say i can neither confirm or deny
15:23:14 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: 2nd season of Angel Beats? A: haven't heard anything official about that...
15:23:53 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: Can you confirm the blu-ray process for me, because from what I've heard from Chris bev is that you look at numbers and if it's high enough you'll make both...
15:24:08 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: It's not if the numbers are high enough, but if we project it will be strong enough, unless we have streaming numbers
15:24:50 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: Any way to get more sgt frog? A; talk to funimation
15:25:21 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: Samurai Girls... read there is an OVA with the TV?.. Confirm you have the OVAs?
15:25:45 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: We have... these little mini..video comic things that they got... i don't recall what's on there
15:25:54 <bay|AX|Sentai> If you pop by the booth, i can let you know
15:26:14 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: Eyeshield 21? A: same as gintama, none on imediate schedule but we'll see
15:26:29 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: going to acquire more ADV titles? A: well, we got a few of them
15:27:00 <bay|AX|Sentai> it's kinda sad to talk about adv.. it's like watching your child grow up to 18 and then get hit by a bus
15:27:17 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: GS MIkami... would you be interested in other titles?
15:27:34 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: Yes, I would.. remember, I've been in this industry forever and i was a fan before that, and no old school does not start in 2008
15:28:05 <bay|AX|Sentai> there's a lot of those old school show that i think are really good, the animation might not be as pretty but they got good stories, they dont' sell as well as new stuff but they sell enough to justify
15:28:16 <bay|AX|Sentai> we will be doing more as there are more of those shows we really love
15:28:29 <bay|AX|Sentai> a lot of those that yes, i want to do more
15:28:37 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: what is your policy on extras for DVD releases?
15:28:51 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: case by case basis
15:28:57 <bay|AX|Sentai> couldn't say for kampher ...
15:29:01 <bay|AX|Sentai> some case the rights may not be available
15:29:09 <bay|AX|Sentai> they may have been produced separately.
15:29:24 <bay|AX|Sentai> there are reasons we may or may not get them, it's completely on a case by case basis
15:29:47 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: Any titles on Netflix? A: yes we do.... if you're asking which ones, id be hardpressed, ut we have stuff on netflix, hulu, amazon, anime network
15:29:55 <bay|AX|Sentai> xbox... playstation network.. itunes...
15:30:04 <bay|AX|Sentai> a lot of the digital sites...streaming and download
15:30:27 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: I want to thank you for having a blackscreen with the credits after the original ending.
15:30:53 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: This is one of the things that I found working in the industry for so long... i find someone over here say oh i hate that
15:31:01 <bay|AX|Sentai> i'm glad ou like it, i'm sorry you (another guy) don't
15:31:23 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: I purchased both parts of Xam'd, but the first part of the 2nd disc seems to have an isuse... is that common?
15:31:55 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: i'm finding that blu-ray is kinda like DVD was in the early days... each player acts differently, it's not real common to have that, i do hear tha every now and then
15:32:20 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: Window into how a title gets licensed... the time line, if it starts with personal contacts or what not...
15:32:27 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: Basics...yea... how does a title get licensed...
15:32:34 <bay|AX|Sentai> quite often it starts with..depends in the production cycle
15:32:42 <bay|AX|Sentai> if it exists, we may contact the japanese if we saw it and start talking to them
15:32:53 <bay|AX|Sentai> if it's a new production, we may make negotations before we've seen it
15:33:03 <bay|AX|Sentai> sometimes they come to us and show us the titles
15:33:06 <bay|AX|Sentai> then we do negotiations
15:33:13 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: person or remote?
15:33:25 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: we do both, there are so many different companies, people, titles, there is no "This is how you do it"
15:33:34 <bay|AX|Sentai> sometimes it's email, sometimes it's conventions,sometimes it's face to face
15:33:37 <bay|AX|Sentai> there is no one way
15:33:44 <bay|AX|Sentai> timeline.. it can take anywhere from days to years
15:33:51 <bay|AX|Sentai> it all takes ...some titles you don't even know who owns the rights
15:34:04 <bay|AX|Sentai> and you have to spend a lot of time backtracking through banks and lawyers and it can take a long time or it can take no time
15:34:27 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: acquring kaminomi (the world god only knows)?
15:34:32 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: can neither confirm or deny
15:34:35 <bay|AX|Sentai> and we look at everything
15:34:43 <bay|AX|Sentai> we either looked at it or are looking at everything
15:34:54 <bay|AX|Sentai> I can't comment on a specific title but i can say we look at everything
15:35:02 <bay|AX|Sentai> (Anyone having flashbacks to ADV panels right now?)
15:35:07 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: what determins what you do with the title?
15:35:17 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: depends on what rights are in the contract... blu-ray, streaming, etc
15:35:35 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: adult swim has been doing newer anime.. highschool of the dead on adult swim?
15:35:51 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: I'd love to see it there.. we'd have to wait and see if they want to acquire it.. maybe.. i won't rule it out, but i won't tell you it's happening
15:35:58 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: second half of glass mask?
15:36:07 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: we would like to release it, the first part has not done as well as we hoped
15:36:31 <bay|AX|Sentai> we are trying to see if there is something we can work out where we can afford to release the second half, we are looking at it, but there is nothing right now
15:36:35 <bay|AX|Sentai> it's a title that didn't do well for us
15:36:53 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: How much does the dub increase the production costs?
15:37:03 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: I can't give you an exact number except to say it's significant
15:37:05 <bay|AX|Sentai> it's quite a bit more
15:37:17 <bay|AX|Sentai> if anime sold like hollywood movies, we could dub everything and sell it for $7
15:37:29 <bay|AX|Sentai> but it's a niche, it doesn't sell that many units
15:38:10 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: Infinite Stratos on physical media? Dub?
15:38:19 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: i don't know the exact date it's coming out.. iknow it's in production
15:38:22 <bay|AX|Sentai> don't know about dub
15:38:28 <bay|AX|Sentai> if you come by the booth, i can try and find out
15:38:51 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: how difficult was it to simulcast HSotD
15:38:56 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: doing simulcasts is a lot of owrk
15:39:02 <bay|AX|Sentai> in most cases, you hae to get it in advance...
15:39:08 <bay|AX|Sentai> we got times where the show comes in the day before
15:39:14 <bay|AX|Sentai> the production people are getting it ready to get it up
15:39:18 <bay|AX|Sentai> they work really hard to get them done
15:39:24 <bay|AX|Sentai> it's a lot of work, but they love what they are doing
15:39:29 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: I know you do one at a time...
15:39:44 <bay|AX|Sentai> A: there are a few where we've done more than one at a time... yea... the more we do, the more people we need in house, the more expensive it is
15:39:52 <bay|AX|Sentai> we can't do more than one periodically
15:40:18 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: Doing Lithographs? A: A lot of things I want to do, we just started doing merchandise for HSotD
15:40:39 <bay|AX|Sentai> there is other merchandise coming for hsotd
15:41:00 <bay|AX|Sentai> (Give away stuff...)
15:48:10 <bay|AX|Sentai> That's about it
15:48:15 <bay|AX|Sentai> thank you for coming
15:48:18 <bay|AX|Sentai> hope to see you all next year
15:54:52 <bay|AX|Sentai> addition: sentai has streaming rights for rokyubu, but hasn't decided on simulcast plans