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Geneon Panel Liveblog

10:16 AM: They’re talking right now about HD release of Akira. Nothing particularly interesting so far.

10:19 AM: ImaginAsian TV ad

10:21 AM: Fuse channel. Why are they using a Tenacious D song?

10:38 AM: first new license announcement! Looks very fanservicey. It’s the Shana no Shakugan OAV.

10:22 AM: New title announcements. Shounen Onmyouji (7/10)

10:28 AM: Saiunkoku (August 28). These actually are all previously announced licenses, I think.

10:31 AM: Hellsing Ultimate. I remember when they were showing this last year or two years ago at Otakon…

10:33 AM: Zero no Tsukaima (aka The Familiar of Zero, officially). Yay! My guilty pleasure of 2006. The trailer is awfully cheesy, though. I mean REALLY cheesy. They actually renamed the school headmaster Gandalf?? Panelists called “Harry Potter as made by the creators of Tenchi Muyo,” which is not too far off, actually.

10:38 AM: First License announcement. It’s the Shana OAV.

10:40 AM: New title #2: Seirei no Moribito. I think this was announced already.

10:42 AM: New title #3: Nanoha and Nanoha A’s. Slides only.

10:44 AM: End of the new title announcements. Packaging survey.

10:54 AM: Panel Q&A. It’s going to be a while before anime comes out on HD-DVD or Blu-Ray. Raffle drawings.

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