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|Feed from the Lantis Panel at Otakon 2008. Transcription: bayoab
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13:08:12 <bay|Ota|Lantis> we have sounds.. but nobody on the panel....
13:08:46 <bay|Ota|Lantis> (room is only 1/2 full)
13:09:46 <bay|Ota|Lantis> JAM project takes the stage to applause...
13:10:22 <bay|Ota|Lantis> Hello everyone
13:10:25 <bay|Ota|Lantis> nice to meet you
13:10:34 <bay|Ota|Lantis> we're really happy to be here
13:10:58 <bay|Ota|Lantis> we're going to introduce ourselves
13:11:23 <bay|Ota|Lantis> (ill add the names later)
13:11:35 <bay|Ota|Lantis> and they also have lantis support members here too
13:11:50 <bay|Ota|Lantis> my name is Inoue from lantis...
13:12:18 <bay|Ota|Lantis> and Saito from lantis, the producer for lucky star and haruhi
13:12:24 <bay|Ota|Lantis> Matsumura from Lantis, I oversee JAM project
13:13:08 <bay|Ota|Lantis> okay, we're going to show you a promotion video fro Lantis with JAM project in it
13:13:08 <bay|Ota|Lantis> (hirano aya riot girl is first)
13:13:45 <bay|Ota|Lantis> Kageyama, Endoh, Kitadani, Okui and Fukuyama from JAM project (not in order)
13:19:21 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> The trailers continue...
13:19:27 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> bunch of Lantis projects...
13:19:52 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> Thank you very much...
13:20:02 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> First I'd like to go over what the deal is about Lantis
13:20:22 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> We were first built in 1999 and next year will be our 10th year anniversary...
13:20:42 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> And JAM project has been with us from the beginning, so we've been with them since the beginning...
13:21:26 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> And I know you want to talk with them, we look forward to working with JAM project and you guys..
13:21:53 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> (From earlier, JAM project Get over the border CD and World flight 2008 No border dvd trailers)
13:22:00 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> From the left... first time ever playing in the US...
13:22:04 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> er right..
13:22:13 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> this year, we are currently doing our world tour in 10 different places around the world
13:22:21 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and baltimore is the 3rd stop
13:22:54 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> first was taipei in taiwan.... and then last month, we did it in san paolo brazil..
13:23:35 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and in september, we are going on to south korea, and in october is the busy month with china with two stops... one in bejing, the other in shanghai...
13:23:49 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and then to hong kong to back over to mexico city
13:24:16 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and to top it off, in november, paris france and then off to spain
13:24:57 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and I know a lot of you already know this, but anime songs have been all the rage these days, we like to play infront of a live audience as much as we can
13:25:03 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> to reach out to the audience all around the world
13:25:31 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and over the past 10 years, we've individually have been going to a lot of the cons around the world similar to otakon
13:25:55 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and this year for the first time, we are going around the world as JAM project as group
13:25:59 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> so we are very honored to meet our fans as a team
13:26:20 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> JAM project was formed in 2000, almost about 8 years ago
13:26:46 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> in the beginning, we had a very, very big guy... we look up to him.. Ichiro Mizuki...
13:26:52 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> (spelling accuracy may vary warning)
13:27:09 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and also another member from an animetal band named Eizo Sakamoto
13:27:34 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and she's currently off because she wanted to study on her own and build up her own career
13:27:40 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and we also have another singer named rika matsumoto
13:28:08 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> we wanted to ask you guys a question.. which song do you guys love or know about JAM project...
13:28:12 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> (audience screams skill and gong)
13:28:25 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> (victory...)
13:28:35 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> do you guys know the super robot series video games?
13:28:39 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> (cheers)
13:28:58 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> in september, there is going to be a new series coming out in japan
13:29:12 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> that new series is going to have an opening and ending done by JAM project
13:29:48 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> we also tokusatsu... we did garo..
13:30:17 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> for tonight's concert, we are going to sing primarly a lot of super robot series openings
13:30:35 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> since we have more time, lets introduce each of our members in more detail
13:30:48 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> First, Endoh
13:30:52 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> (2nd to right)
13:31:13 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> (Question about what we know... Gaogaigar is screamed....?)
13:31:50 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> First my experience with doing anime songs was insert theme to an anime called Street Fighter
13:32:17 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> ...(something about cowboy bebop which wasn't translated) ...And of course Abaranger...
13:32:36 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> each and everyone one of their songs are my favorites.. and its been 13 years since I've started working along with anime project
13:32:44 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and I am also a founding member of JAM project
13:33:00 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and i'm kinda like the guy in charge who keeps everyone's spirts up
13:33:13 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> And I'm hoping you guys will have lots of fun during the concert...
13:33:23 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> lets all have fun tonight
13:33:49 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> middle... kitadani....
13:33:55 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> i'm very honored to be here in the US
13:34:19 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> My first interaction with anime songs was with We Are on one piece
13:34:49 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and I came in after Mizuki left and I'm kinda like the secondary who came in as a current primary now...
13:35:19 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> very honored to go around the world with music that has no borders (missed the beginning)
13:35:48 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and in JAM project.. im in the "chief (buchou)" position...
13:36:07 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and if you know about the DVD, when I was singing skill, you can see how I suddenly changed...
13:36:19 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> i don't know if im going to change for tonight's concert, but we will see what happens
13:36:43 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> which of kitadani's solo works do you know?
13:36:48 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> (someone just named something obscure)
13:37:10 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> 4th.. okui
13:37:24 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> it has been at least 16 years since ive started working in the anime music industry
13:37:39 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> (naming titles)
13:37:52 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> some of my solo works in the past include slayers, utena, digi charat, among others
13:38:28 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> according to my impression... and i think my songs more appeal to the female audience.. is that the case? (audience: no)
13:39:24 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and um.. we kinda joined jam project.. what was it.. 2000.. 2004... (fukuyama: don't remember).. it was 2003... so we've been with JAM project for about 5 years now
13:39:57 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and this is my first time ever singing, including my solo works, in the US, so i'm very happy to be here along with JAM project
13:40:06 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> how is baltimore (kageyama)
13:40:25 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> the harbor..and the water.. its a really beautiful city, i've really fallen in love with this place
13:40:54 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and tonight's concert, along side of our JAM project songs, we are going to do solo works as well
13:40:59 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> so please look forward to it
13:41:04 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and finally....
13:41:14 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> fukuyama..
13:41:29 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> this is actualy my 4th time in the US, but my first time doing a concert here
13:41:37 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> i was here 3 times for a recording session
13:41:58 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> i came here to the US to record some of the songs for Macross 7
13:42:12 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> so although, its been about 10 years since last time in the US, i'm looking forward to it
13:42:19 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> let's all have fun tonight
13:42:37 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> well, i guess we got into the details, so lets move onto Q&A
13:43:02 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> Q:
13:43:36 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> i heard you are going to be performing for Animelo... how many songs or acts are you going to perform there...
13:44:16 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> A: pretty much the same as last year, there is going to be al ot of artists in that concert, so 3 or 4 songs like last yera
13:45:06 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> Q: relation to nana mizuki and do you admire her work? @okui
13:45:34 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> A: we've actually known eachother every since mizuki-chan first debuted
13:45:45 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> at the time, she wasn't as big of an artist as we all know her now
13:46:20 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> i was introduced to her by a musician friend of mine...
13:46:24 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and did the lyrics to some of her songs (paraphrased)
13:46:57 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> Q: how is it working in a group vs working solo?
13:47:57 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> A: of course it happens, we are all adults.. we don't really get into fist fights... (did i hear the question wrong?)
13:48:21 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> Q: english versions of songs?
13:48:48 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> A: tonight at our concert.. we're trying to do one.. and it's kinda our dilema (again.. did i mishear?)
13:49:09 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> and we don't know if its going to be good or bad, but we all love a challange
13:50:48 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> Q: its really a request not a question.. there are videos on nico nico douga.. the video for skill has a 3 minute "i can fly, you can fly" version.. hoping they can do the same for tonight's concert..
13:51:18 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> A: well, that is the best way to go... but we don't have our actual musical band guys with us.. so we can't really lengthen or shorten at will
13:51:31 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> please do whatever you can 3x
13:51:48 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> Q: question for fukuyama... will basara be showing up in MacF?
13:52:13 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> (Macross Frontier)
13:52:18 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> A: he won't! sorry
13:52:42 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> unforunately, nobody brought me job offers
13:52:54 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> thats all...
13:53:36 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> so we're all goign to do our best at tonight's concert and we look forward to seeing you all there
13:53:37 <bay|Ota|JAMLantis> panel end