Live blog of the industry panel.
Someone asked about a sub release of the phoenix wright live action, Andrew says he has heard something but can’t say and it’s not anyone on this panel.
I asked about whether the pal/ntsc thing was still an issue now that we have HD formats that are the same resolution. Andrew says it’s mostly a non issue for him.
If Australia can release a title then it increases the chance of a UK release.
Someone has asked what Australia’s relationship is with UK anime companies.
Someone has asked about titles from other Asian countries, Andrew says he doesn’t see why not. Jeremy says that animation from other territories can make it to the UK.
Someone asked about Anime Sols and Daisuki in terms of business models, Andrew has a few comments about that and Jeremy thinks it is a cool idea but is not really going to work.
Andrew has an aside that he thinks Kill la kill is going to be really good.
Some one asked about kickstarter given that things like Little Witch Academia and Kick Heart were successful on that platform.
Jeremy is talking about how television channels are not interested in taking anime any more.
Andrew says that he is having to be much more selective about what he licenses.
Someone asked about the schedule for Scotland Loves Anime, Andrew said it will be finalised in the next couple of months.
@AllTheAnime and @MangaUK hosting.
Graces f will not have Japanese audio available.
They also have a Euro exclusive day 1 edition for graces f.
European games have to come out all at once otherwise French & Spanish sales get cannibalised.
There is also local multi.
They are concentrating on new Tales titles at the moment.
Multiplayer is supported over psn.
Tales of Graces f has 10hrs of new content and 2/3 more script compared to wii version.
tales of graces f intro now showing.
|Namco Bandai UK are pushing for a psn demo nearer the time.
Sounds like the original Japanese will also be available with English subs.
A boss appears!
No multi in Ni no Kuni but there is in Tales of Graces f.
No plans for 3DS version here as yet. waters will be tested with ps3 version first.
Enslaved wasn’t strong enough for a q4 launch window. Ni no Kuni is not in conflict with much other stuff with its Jan 2013 date.
They speedrun the demo in the Namco offices.
The Wizard edition is a special edition on preorder now, includes a plushie and the wizard book.
The voice acting was mainly done by a UK company who also worked on Dragon Age.
Hollie is explaining Studio Ghibli’s extensive involvement in this project.
There are two ten minute demos.
Intro vid is now playing, dubbed.
Ni no Kuni is on screen.
They managed to get a ps3 hooked up to the projector. I will be holding my phone manually as no space for tripod, so video will be mr. shakycam.
Hibernating my laptop in preparation for leaving for the Namco Bandai Ni no Kuni/Tales of Graces f panel.
Someone asked how well Durarara worked out, Andrew says it did no worse than a lot of mid-tier Manga titles.
Just ran out of space on the phone so unfortunately the video of this panel will be truncated.
Someone brings up Kickstarter. You have to have some sort of permission to do something with the project beforehand.
Will suggests that maybe they should invite the BBFC to give a talk at an anime convention.
Kaze was #1 for DVD authoring in France, beating out Disney.
Anime on Demand is not dead – Andrew has been under an NDA for the past year and expects to have something to announce in the next few months!
Madoka Magica anime has not yet been licensed for France.
Madoka Magica became #2 in BluRay in Italy.
Persona 4 The Animation will be a hybrid DVD/Blu-Ray pack.
Only around 3 people watched episodes of Gundam Unicorn via Playstation Network.
Apparently anime is one of the biggest selling products on Amazon Japan.
He says the policy going forward will be to try and get UK licenses as well as French ones.
Andrew also mentioned that he got a lot of questions like “you got this title in France, can we have it in the UK?”
There was also news that Code Geass will be returning and will also be seeing a Blu-Ray release.
The first announcement came quickly that Mawaru Penguindrum has been licensed.
Andrew Partridge and Will Blewitt kicked off the panel about 10mins ago.
Can’t get this thing working quite how I want.
England are in Extra Time versus Italy, it’s been quite exciting.
Watching the footy at the moment.