Day 2: Bandai Panel Liveblog

4:04 PM: Bandai panel begins. But Gaia Online folks let in before us.

4:05 PM: Freedom, part of their “Honneamise” line (replaces Bandai Visual USA). Trailer playing.

4:08 PM: Code Geass trailer. S1 DVD, pt 1, on August 5th 2008.

4:12 PM: Lucky Star trailer. I’ve seen it before. Computer freezes afterwards.

4:15 PM: Ghost Slayers Ayashi trailer.

4:19 PM: Toward the Terra trailer.

4:22 PM: Girl Who Leapt Through Time trailer. I love, love, love this movie of course. Nov 18th DVD release.

4:25 PM: Gundam Seed Destiny, reformulated into 4 OVAs.

4:28 PM: The snipppet of the Aika trailer has in huge red letters “THIS ANIME IS NOT FOR CHILDREN!”

4:29 PM: Rocket Girls trailer. Is this like a Japan Space Agency recruiting video?

4:31 PM: Gundam 00 trailer. Except it doesn’t play, and is taken over by the Gurren Lagann trailer! Except it freezes, too. So what else is new?

4:33 PM: Still waiting for the computer to work. It’s a Dell laptop running on Vista. Why am I not surprised?

4:34 PM: Finally working. Gundam 00 trailer. Nov 17 on Sci-Fi Channel!

4:37 PM: Gurren Lagann trailer. Also to be broadcast on Sci-Fi Channel.

4:40 PM: GitS 2 re-release. I already own the original Dreamworks DVD.

4:41 PM: Sword of the Stranger, which I saw a chunk of before the panel.

4:44 PM: New manga announcement: Tokikake manga, an adapatation of the film. Not the original manga based on the original novel.

4:45 PM: New license: Hayate no Gotoku! Well, at least most of Season 1 was worthwhile…

4:47 PM: That’s it; Q&A.

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.

1 thought on “Day 2: Bandai Panel Liveblog

  1. Damn, where were ya? I was Twittering the entire time @_@ It sucks when my cell’s T9Word can’t spell Hayate without manually changing stuff.

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