SDCC 10: Bandai Visual panel impressions


I was all over the place today, but thankfully I had a chance to drop by the Bandai Visual panel. I had heard that they had planned several announcements, though I had wondered why they decided to make those announcements here when they could have waited until Otakon. It surprised me even more when I realized they had no booth space -- or at least, no official booth space.

A lot of the announcements, and trailers were same as what was shown at Fanime and Anime Expo, including the K-On! introduction. There's no news about the series yet, but Robert Napton, their marketing director, did mention that they might be able to reveal some details at Otakon. We'll just have to wait and see.

Of course, there were the three major announcements for the night, the Kannagi manga -- which was actually kind of expected -- Turn A Gundam, and Tales of the Abyss. Not surprisingly, I'd say Turn A Gundam probably got the biggest response. Again, I'm sure in depth details regarding the releases will probably happen next month.

It did strike me as odd that Funimation had a fairly large booth space in comparison to Bandai's lack thereof, despite the fact that they weren't making any new announcements this evening, but I guess if Bandai wanted to cut costs, not having a booth at a comic convention was probably a smart move.

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