Comic Con 09: Bandai Panel Liveblog

6:34 PM – people are still filing in. Looks like this will be a popular panel.

6:39 PM – Lantis is putting anime music on iTunes US. Haruhi OST, Shuffle, Oneigai Teacher, Hirano Aya, JAM Project, etc.

6:40 PM – why is it that Powerpoint presentations rarely come off smoothly? Kannagi, of course, was revealed at Otakon already.

6:41 PM – severe popping and feedback in an attempt to play Kannagi trailer. It’s pretty awful to tell the truth. Wait–now it’s working.

6:43 PM – Pre-selling vol 2 of Kannagi with an exclusive T-shirt.

6:44 PM – Bandai’s Youtube channel includes Kurokami, Gundam 00, etc

6:45 PMEureka 7 theatrical movie: “Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers.” To be released in 432 theaters on Sept 24th (tix on sale on August 21) in the US. Now playing trailer. One night only. Dubbed.

6:47 PMSword of the Stranger trailer.

6:49 PMKurokami OP. Heh, I remember when this was only showing on a channel. Now they finally turn off the lights too.

6:51 PMCode Geass trailer. R2 DVDs out in August.

6:54 PMGundam 00 first season trailer. (corrected from 2nd season). Available already (July 21).

6:56 PMGurren Lagann trailer. I think I’ll be skipping the rest of the trailers.

7:02 PM – I remember when they licensed Hayate at last year’s AX…it’s only now they’re putting out DVDs.

7:11 – Manga updates, and then Q&A. Looks like no new license announcements. I guess the Otakon bomb was enough.

I think that’s good for today. Maybe I’ll go to Viz and Funi if they have one too.

Author: gendomike

Michael lives in the Los Angeles area, and has been into anime since he saw Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1999. Some of his favorite shows include Full Metal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, and Welcome to the NHK!. Since 2003 he has gone to at least one anime convention every year. A public radio junkie, which naturally led to podcasting, he now holds a seminary degree and is looking to become Dr. Rev. Otaku Bible Man any day now. Michael can be reached at You can also find his Twitter account at @gendomike.