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|Feed from the Media Blasters panel at New York Anime Festival 2008. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.
This is unedited.
12:11:17 <bay|NYAF|MB> Regarding the massive delays, one of the staff was injured after otakon
12:11:22 <bay|NYAF|MB> thus the delays on things like Vehicle Voltron
Update: WIP has further clarified that this was just the beginning of the delay.
12:11:55 <bay|NYAF|MB> welcome to the media blasters
12:12:16 <bay|NYAF|MB> in theory.. had john given the okay... we would have NEW announcements...
12:12:36 <bay|NYAF|MB> but... not ready yet..
12:12:42 <bay|NYAF|MB> you will hear something from us....
12:12:59 <bay|NYAF|MB> new and exciting things... will be ...whenever we annouce that..
12:13:17 <bay|NYAF|MB> alteil... japan's number one card game that eats our life 24 hours a day
12:13:30 <bay|NYAF|MB> it's doing really well
12:13:57 <bay|NYAF|MB> (the industry) does suck right now, but we're doing okay.. how many times do you come to panels and hear that
12:14:11 <bay|NYAF|MB> sorta out of the loop on anime works... beside go lion
12:14:16 <bay|NYAF|MB> (meredith and...forget the name up there btw)
12:14:26 <bay|NYAF|MB> and then move o to finish voltron 6... then 7...
12:14:29 <bay|NYAF|MB> go lion will finish up this year
12:14:34 <bay|NYAF|MB> voltron will finish up next year
12:14:35 <bay|NYAF|MB> then dairuger
12:14:43 <bay|NYAF|MB> the beserk remaster..
12:15:01 <bay|NYAF|MB> ours is better than the japanese disc... we have direct film transfers (16mm)
12:15:16 <bay|NYAF|MB> any chance of it coming out in hd? granted HD is nice.. but 16mm is 16mm
12:16:04 <bay|NYAF|MB> in december...
12:16:10 <bay|NYAF|MB> non-blurry.. non-bled
12:16:12 <bay|NYAF|MB> berserk
12:16:16 <bay|NYAF|MB> doing other remasters...
12:16:21 <bay|NYAF|MB> banging away on animation...
12:16:36 <bay|NYAF|MB> the flesh of the beast being done by phoenix...
12:16:41 <bay|NYAF|MB> that was previously mentioned
12:16:58 <bay|NYAF|MB> new for tokyo shock... i believe this month is gamera the brave
12:17:00 <bay|NYAF|MB> which is more of a kids gamera
12:17:35 <bay|NYAF|MB> release date for genshiken 2? beginning of next year..
12:17:39 <bay|NYAF|MB> jan or feb next year
12:17:41 <bay|NYAF|MB> so does ikkitousen
12:17:46 <bay|NYAF|MB> we have a huge glut of stuff for 09
12:18:19 <bay|NYAF|MB> (they still don't have all the artwork for moribito)
12:18:53 <bay|NYAF|MB> morbito will be coming out...
12:18:57 <bay|NYAF|MB> i pray it doesn't turn into escaflowne
12:19:49 <bay|NYAF|MB> any chance of adult swim video for moribito? (basically... no...)
12:21:10 <bay|NYAF|MB> about the moribito dvd release? singles, double pack, or the limited edition (inexpensive box) and maybe later ubercool box...
12:21:22 <bay|NYAF|MB> they haven't been given the good art for the uber cool box
12:22:39 <bay|NYAF|MB> ggg question again... if it does well, they will get final
12:22:57 <bay|NYAF|MB> tv? we tried... they almost got it on Disney...
12:23:46 <bay|NYAF|MB> ikkitousen release? it will be coming out as soon as feburary... i know we are going to put it out early... not many dvds.. it will be heavily packed... it will be dubbed... i think about everything next year is dubbed.. .same cast...
12:24:35 <bay|NYAF|MB> launching your own tv networks? the amount of money to run a tv channel is abusrdly expensive...
12:25:31 <bay|NYAF|MB> (cited as 100k/month for another network)
12:26:51 <bay|NYAF|MB> who do you use for dubbing? who ever is available
12:27:15 <bay|NYAF|MB> studios? nyav, bang zoom, headline, (one other)
12:27:23 <bay|NYAF|MB> we don't use ocean.. viz owns it
12:27:32 <bay|NYAF|MB> really, it's whoever is free and can afford it
12:27:53 <bay|NYAF|MB> or in special cases... a particular studio we want for a special project
12:28:36 <bay|NYAF|MB> question about moe? cute is one thing... but breasts sell to everyone
12:31:58 <bay|NYAF|MB> we get constantly blamed for cutting things... and our own editors are like "that would take way too much time"?
12:32:25 <bay|NYAF|MB> more former geneon/adv titles? advantages to getting their titles... but nice getting new hits
12:32:51 <bay|NYAF|MB> they were chasing seirei before geneon announced it
12:32:58 <bay|NYAF|MB> i don't think there are too many titles left that people want to buy again
12:33:55 <bay|NYAF|MB> stability of company? we run things very tight...
12:34:30 <bay|NYAF|MB> we got hurt like everyone else when musicland went under...
12:36:01 <bay|NYAF|MB> licensing next gen games? we wanted oneechan bara so bad....
12:36:22 <bay|NYAF|MB> (Did i hear that right?)
12:37:10 <bay|NYAF|MB> release other english speaking markets? we usually they don't let us... licensing...
12:37:37 <bay|NYAF|MB> some things we have worldwide rights on ... like machine girl...
12:38:35 <bay|NYAF|MB> other tokyo shock stuff? right now... i think we just released tokyo gore police... 3rd? japanese made film...
12:39:20 <bay|NYAF|MB> thing about a tokyo gore police sequel? that will probably happen.. its really popular...
12:40:05 <bay|NYAF|MB> there is a whole bunch of shaw bros films..
12:40:19 <bay|NYAF|MB> whichever ones the wachowski's didn't get
12:41:32 <bay|NYAF|MB> for the movies.. they give them money... and they return a film...
12:41:41 <bay|NYAF|MB> for the next movie... they intend to shoot it in under a week..
12:41:46 <bay|NYAF|MB> we should have an endless supply of fantastical films...
12:42:10 <bay|NYAF|MB> for the movies.. MB give them money... and they return a film...
12:43:15 <bay|NYAF|MB> doujin work and akihabara@deep q1...
12:43:57 <bay|NYAF|MB> other companies use the internet for promotion... MB going to join them?
12:44:20 <bay|NYAF|MB> we do send our trailers out to people....
12:44:44 <bay|NYAF|MB> the site really needs work... it hasn't been updated in forever
12:45:03 <bay|NYAF|MB> youtube or facebook? our video department does do myspace and a youtube user...
12:45:03 <bay|NYAF|MB> and maybe a facebook
12:46:47 <bay|NYAF|MB> impact on industry from fansubs? digital fansubs have hurt anime... used to have to know people and have friends to get anime... now since its everywhere.. more people will download it..
12:47:24 <bay|NYAF|MB> the bigger problem is stores...
12:47:57 <bay|NYAF|MB> on the note on speedsubbers... "you can't get it done in a day, we do 4 eps in a day.... but we have to wait 6 months to get the materials"
12:48:13 <bay|NYAF|MB> everything needs approval and there is so much back and forth bs
12:48:16 <bay|NYAF|MB> the actual production time is micro
12:48:21 <bay|NYAF|MB> fansubbing will always be around
12:48:52 <bay|NYAF|MB> retailers have screwed anime more than anyone else...
12:49:00 <bay|NYAF|MB> if they flood th emarket with crap...
12:49:09 <bay|NYAF|MB> and then it doesn't sell.. they then return it all and you are screwed
12:49:21 <bay|NYAF|MB> thankfully, we have online stuff..
12:50:06 <bay|NYAF|MB> (talking about the otakon panel here and then)
12:50:47 <bay|NYAF|MB> shows did great that they saw as fansubs because they actually got into stores...
12:51:42 <bay|NYAF|MB> -people pay cartoon network to get their shows on the network.. its a 24/7 Commercial
12:51:48 <bay|NYAF|MB> and they make their money from merchandising
12:51:53 <bay|NYAF|MB> (question about getting stuff on tv)
12:52:26 <bay|NYAF|MB> cartoon network is going to look for shows that have mass appeal
12:53:30 <bay|NYAF|MB> question about ggg dub.... unaffordable to dub the rest
12:54:20 <bay|NYAF|MB> (question about old shows)
12:54:26 <bay|NYAF|MB> getting harder and harder to sell old show
12:54:53 <bay|NYAF|MB> any more 12 kingdoms? no... person had break down and ran away or something...
12:56:17 <bay|NYAF|MB> (question about dragonar... and some other series... i heard enemy the priates mentioned...)
12:57:10 <bay|NYAF|MB> (series where the masters poofed)
12:58:12 <bay|NYAF|MB> regarding downloads... machine girl is on xbox... itunes.. think its on netflix.. and PSN
12:58:18 <bay|NYAF|MB> and..they all took voltron
12:59:46 <bay|NYAF|MB> burn on demand? unless someone comes out with a cheap system... the amount of R&D is way too much for an anime companies...
13:00:32 <bay|NYAF|MB> when new licensing things and technology come out... the small companies have to eat it and wait because they don't have the money
13:01:12 <bay|NYAF|MB> the licensing per download of video for codec and the bw was just insane
13:06:10 <bay|NYAF|MB> (lots of random topics have been covered)
13:06:25 <bay|NYAF|MB> nothing really... followable
13:06:28 <bay|NYAF|MB> end panel
13:15:05 <bay|NYAF|MB> names: joe chagan and merideth mulroney