Newsbot Time

First off, Otakon, being my “home” con away from home, is going to announce their musical act for the year at the Tokyo International Anime Fair, which is in 2 weeks. If you prereg now you can try to guess who it is and maybe win something.

I highly suggest you prereg and guess who it is. And go. Go. Go if you know what’s good for you. This year is going to be special.

Second item today is that a friendly dude from M80, an online marketing firm, asked me to plug some contest TP is running. Isn’t it nice to be able to have a job that lets you contact friendly bloggers and talk about cool anime stuff, partly to make it seem less like spam but also because, well, it’s cool anime stuff? Anyways, it’s not like my current job sucks, but it’s not what I want to do for a living. I guess doing viral/grassroot marketing has its own challenges as well. Only if marketing was this friendly. Hey, they are hiring.

The third item is about this lol contest. I like the idea (even if it seems like a lame attempt at farming links), and while it’s potentially a whirlpool of drama, it sounds fun. I tossed in some random nomination that people should take a look at, and that’s that. I hope this takes off in the right way because it can be a lot of fun.

The fourth item should be a whole blog post, but I want to ask the question and get it out there. Bandai Visual, via their BOSS Note blog (…you know, I just “got” the joke to that blog’s name), announced they’re delaying their releases to change the way they’re dealing with their stuffs…are going to be. Furthermore BOSS man himself is “promoted” to an international position back in Japan that probably gives him even more power to shape how BV USA does its work in the US.

The question I have is really focused on this paragraph, and I quote:

Anyway, Bandai Visual (Japan) and Bandai Visual USA are now rushing to reschedule all future releases, focusing on Blu-Ray. Due to the recent quiet market, we will postpone standard single DVDs for TV series. We are assuming that the market does not prefer that format.

Now, the entire post mostly talk about the switch to BRD. And shows like True Tears would rock on Hi-Def But does that paragraph talk more about “standard single DVDs” rather than just “DVDs”? To me it reads that they’re going to do standard single BRDs and DVD sets. That’s what would sell, for sure.

How does it read to you?


4 Responses to “Newsbot Time”

  • wildarmsheero

    I got emails about 2 and 3 myself, lol. I guess I’ll plug them on my blog eventually.

  • Impz

    The third item is about this lol contest. I like the idea (even if it seems like a lame attempt at farming links), and while it’s potentially a whirlpool of drama, it sounds fun. I tossed in some random nomination that people should take a look at, and that’s that. I hope this takes off in the right way because it can be a lot of fun.

    Yes, what’s an award without dorama. Put it this way, dorama exists because people care enough to bother about it. If people do not really care at all, they won’t even bother to say anything. Nonetheless, we are glad that you are nominating and promoting the contest. It’s not officially launched as yet but yes, thanks for the nomination.

    Do come back for the voting when it is done!

  • omo

    Well first off thank you for hosting the contest to begin with. Just so you know, I don’t think drama is a bad thing per se. Why, it is the substance some bloggers live off of!

    Good luck getting everything together for that.

  • prajantr

    Definitely going to Otakon – but I haven’t guessed at the musical guest…

Leave a Reply to prajantr Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.