AyaCon 2013 Industry Panel

Live blog of the industry panel.

Unfortunately since the Live Blog plugin I was using got abandoned, I’ve tried to retrieve the information but some of it is a bit jumbled up. The times are also wrong.

19:19:56
Hibernating my laptop in preparation for leaving for the Namco Bandai Ni no Kuni/Tales of Graces f panel.

19:14:46
Someone asked how well Durarara worked out, Andrew says it did no worse than a lot of mid-tier Manga titles.

19:03:11
Just ran out of space on the phone so unfortunately the video of this panel will be truncated.

19:01:50
Someone brings up Kickstarter. You have to have some sort of permission to do something with the project beforehand.

18:59:12
Will suggests that maybe they should invite the BBFC to give a talk at an anime convention.

18:53:21
Kaze was #1 for DVD authoring in France, beating out Disney.

18:51:48
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!

18:43:13
Madoka Magica anime has not yet been licensed for France.

18:41:58
Madoka Magica became #2 in BluRay in Italy.

18:36:32
Persona 4 The Animation will be a hybrid DVD/Blu-Ray pack.

18:36:11
Only around 3 people watched episodes of Gundam Unicorn via Playstation Network.

18:32:29
Apparently anime is one of the biggest selling products on Amazon Japan.

18:31:27
He says the policy going forward will be to try and get UK licenses as well as French ones.

18:30:50
Andrew also mentioned that he got a lot of questions like “you got this title in France, can we have it in the UK?”

18:30:12
There was also news that Code Geass will be returning and will also be seeing a Blu-Ray release.

18:29:49
The first announcement came quickly that Mawaru Penguindrum has been licensed.

18:29:21
Andrew Partridge and Will Blewitt kicked off the panel about 10mins ago.

22:07:41
Can’t get this thing working quite how I want.

22:04:02
England are in Extra Time versus Italy, it’s been quite exciting.

22:03:45
Watching the footy at the moment.

16:00:37
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.

15:58:26
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.

15:55:07
If Australia can release a title then it increases the chance of a UK release.

15:54:13
Someone has asked what Australia’s relationship is with UK anime companies.

15:53:15
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.

15:51:20
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.

15:47:49
Andrew has an aside that he thinks Kill la kill is going to be really good.

15:46:33
Some one asked about kickstarter given that things like Little Witch Academia and Kick Heart were successful on that platform.

15:42:40
Jeremy is talking about how television channels are not interested in taking anime any more.

15:40:58
Andrew says that he is having to be much more selective about what he licenses.

15:39:44
Someone asked about the schedule for Scotland Loves Anime, Andrew said it will be finalised in the next couple of months.

15:37:39
@AllTheAnime and @MangaUK hosting.

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