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|Unedited Feed from the Gundam Unicorn panel at NanDeusKan 2011. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.
17:09:11 <bay|NDK|GU> (Stephanie Sheh and Michael Sinternikallas)
17:09:19 <bay|NDK|GU> (Only Stephanie is here)
17:09:42 <bay|NDK|GU> (Michael will be late due to autograhs)
17:09:49 <bay|NDK|GU> How many have seen Gundam Unicorn?
17:10:17 <bay|NDK|GU> How many know it's a simultaneous release?
17:10:22 <bay|NDK|GU> Most of you have it on Blu-ray or DVD?
17:10:34 <bay|NDK|GU> (Majority blu)
17:11:23 <bay|NDK|GU> Episode 4... how many saw episode 3..
17:11:43 <bay|NDK|GU> How many read the novels?
17:12:01 <bay|NDK|GU> So what can I tell you to stall ....
17:12:48 <bay|NDK|GU> (Going over her charity We <3 Japan)
17:13:48 <bay|NDK|GU> We just finished recording episode 4 two weeks ago
17:14:12 <bay|NDK|GU> New characters.... Bright Noa
17:15:28 <bay|NDK|GU> Will be interesting because we didn't have final video.
17:15:32 <bay|NDK|GU> We had to record to the audio
17:15:52 <bay|NDK|GU> When it comes out, we will see it for the first time and you will see it for the first time.
17:15:55 <bay|NDK|GU> We had no other choice.
17:15:59 <bay|NDK|GU> I can tell you why the animation team was behind.
17:17:01 <bay|NDK|GU> When you animate stuff, you normally have backgrounds, but in space, you don't have backgrounds, now, they are no longer in space, so now there is tons of animation
17:17:52 <bay|NDK|GU> (The staff had warned them it would be behind)
17:18:33 <bay|NDK|GU> So... questions...
17:19:49 <bay|NDK|GU> Q: (Not touching this one... a cross universe question)
17:19:58 <bay|NDK|GU> Q: You seem to be up on your gundam
17:19:59 <bay|NDK|GU> A: I'm not
17:20:17 <bay|NDK|GU> Q: I was going to ask .. your character has an extensive background... how much did you know?
17:20:20 <bay|NDK|GU> A; I didn't know until Loy told me
17:21:07 <bay|NDK|GU> When I was producing a while ago, I had to write a gundam guide, I did a lot of research, I don't remember why I was .. so I had to do this whole history, and i wrote this 20 pages long, but i forgot all of it and i can't find it.
17:21:16 <bay|NDK|GU> Now I was like "OMG, if only I had the guide."
17:21:32 <bay|NDK|GU> I didn't know that much, but i started learning more and more by working on the show.
17:21:52 <bay|NDK|GU> We have this guy who is a gundam expert who has a phd in gundam, he is such an expert, that sunrise and bandai pay him to be a fact checker
17:22:05 <bay|NDK|GU> He learned his Japanese through Gundam
17:22:37 <bay|NDK|GU> But he checks everything, literally to the point... but I changed a the to an a and he gave me a paragraph of notes of why that was a mistake
17:22:51 <bay|NDK|GU> Q: If they ever relase the english version of ZZ, would you reprise the role?
17:22:59 <bay|NDK|GU> A: I would totally want to do it.
17:23:40 <bay|NDK|GU> Q: Who is voicing bright noa? / Is he talking?
17:24:10 <bay|NDK|GU> A: He is talking... I can't tell you the Japanese voice....
17:24:51 <bay|NDK|GU> (Censored)
17:27:51 <bay|NDK|GU> Q: Have the novels been translated?
17:27:56 <bay|NDK|GU> A; Don't think so.
17:29:49 <bay|NDK|GU> Q: Why is development of the series taking longer than regular series?
17:29:52 <bay|NDK|GU> (Refers to audience)
17:30:54 <bay|NDK|GU> A; (Audience says ovas normally are slow) We do 2 a year.
17:32:09 <bay|NDK|GU> Q: Did you get approached to do voices for the games?
17:32:18 <bay|NDK|GU> A: No... did they even do them?
17:33:07 <bay|NDK|GU> You guys should post online that you want NYAV post to do it.
17:33:19 <bay|NDK|GU> (Micheal shows up)
17:34:05 <bay|NDK|GU> (I brought you this? Oh sweet cake. Audience: It's a lie. S:IT's not a lie. Well it's not really cake. A; SO it is a lie!)
17:36:02 <bay|NDK|GU> (Gives them a catch up)
17:36:20 <bay|NDK|GU> M: Not only is it simultaneously worlwide but interstudio
17:37:40 <bay|NDK|GU> (Someone asked them Federation or Zeon)
17:38:47 <bay|NDK|GU> (Talking about war)
17:40:11 <bay|NDK|GU> (Now discussing favorite mobile suits and mobile suit colors)
17:42:28 <bay|NDK|GU> (This has "devolved into the whatever we want to talk about panel")
17:43:50 <bay|NDK|GU> (This one guy keeps acting cross universe questions)
17:44:20 <bay|NDK|GU> Q: Favorite gundam unicorn character
17:44:25 <bay|NDK|GU> M: I like the mechs....
17:45:55 <bay|NDK|GU> (Goes another direction on least liked)
17:49:03 <bay|NDK|GU> Q: Based on unicorn themes similar to characters to the original series, have you enjoyed recreating gundam for the current generation vs what people saw back in the 70s
17:49:05 <bay|NDK|GU> M: Yes.
17:49:30 <bay|NDK|GU> (Longer answer dropped)
17:52:46 <bay|NDK|GU> (Japanese producers are saying that specific things need to be said in the dub to preserve things the way they are.)
17:54:31 <bay|NDK|GU> M:(Wish we had more time to do the show, because you are handed materials and you go. Having the people in Japan to discuss things with is cooler. Having them there gets us something more accurate.)
17:54:42 <bay|NDK|GU> Q: Is this going to be the future of dubbing? In congruenece?
17:54:52 <bay|NDK|GU> M: I don't know. If people buy it, ti will be the way, it's a little more xpensive.
17:55:06 <bay|NDK|GU> S: That's what I think. I feel it could make a statement for the future.
17:55:24 <bay|NDK|GU> But Gundam Unicorn sells crazy amounts in Japan (para)
17:55:26 <bay|NDK|GU> but in the US it barely broke 3000
17:55:45 <bay|NDK|GU> and you look at it and it's kinda frustrating. It's motivated by money.
17:56:11 <bay|NDK|GU> For Unicorn, we are bottom of the totem pole as far as things are concerned, if they are running late, it doesn't matter.
17:56:25 <bay|NDK|GU> And ultimately if it comes down to the english or the japanese production, the japanese side is going to win because that's who is buying the discs
17:57:11 <bay|NDK|GU> (lost rest which was along the same lines... more english people buying the discs equals more influence)
17:58:08 <bay|NDK|GU> Q: Speaking of age... (someone talked about AGE), involved in any future gundam releases?
17:59:04 <bay|NDK|GU> M: i think due to sales, mustashio (Turn A), will not be coming out with a dub
17:58:31 <bay|NDK|GU> I'm really bumed about it
17:58:41 <bay|NDK|GU> If this were the 90s, it would be dubbed.
17:59:30 <bay|NDK|GU> Q: What i'm hearing is that because sales are poor we won't see 00 on blu-ray here, which i find disappointing, and it sounds like we wont' get unicorn novels....
17:59:37 <bay|NDK|GU> S; I would say never say never, because you don't know.
18:00:06 <bay|NDK|GU> This is why we are doing this here. To promote it.
17:59:59 <bay|NDK|GU> We don't work for the distributor. We don't get paid for more sales.
18:00:21 <bay|NDK|GU> Stuff happens....
18:01:11 <bay|NDK|GU> It's 4...the panel is over.