Ep. 109 - A Vertical Place of Origin

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Ep. 109 - A Vertical Place of Origin

Post by Soul Bro Ryu » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:42 am

Gundamn! @ MAHQ Ep. 109 - "A Vertical Place of Origin"
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Special Guest: Ed Chavez, Marketing Director at Vertical Inc. (Extended Segment)

Segment Breakdown for this Episode:

01. Intro: "Neo's News & The Hopers & Dreamers Corner"
Runtime: 0:00:00 - 0:29:45

02. Anime Addicts Anonymous (Podcast)
Runtime: 0:29:45 - 0:30:30

03. SSAA Podcast: The Ass-Backwards Anime Podcast (Podcast)
Runtime: 0:30:30 - 0:31:20

04. Extended Segment: "Inside Vertical Inc. - An interview with Ed Chavez"
Runtime: 0:31:20 - 1:59:38

05. I Thought They Smelled Bad on the Outside (Podcast)
Runtime: 1:59:38 - 2:00:45

06. Outro: "Closing/The Gundamn Mailbag!/Peep the Websites!/Shoutouts"
Runtime: 2:00:45 - 2:42:07

Ed Chavez from Vertical Inc. joins us for an in-depth interview about the Manga industry and discusses Vertical's upcoming release of "Gundam: The Origin"! Many thanks to Ed for joining us and make sure to visit Vertical-Inc.com and follow him on Twitter @Vertical_Ed! Want to ensure that "Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin" continues it's run domestically? Then, don't sleep! Pre-order your copy of Vol. 1 immediately at Right Stuf & Amazon!

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Re: Ep. 109 - A Vertical Place of Origin

Post by hawk of endymion » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:44 am

It's sad that there are no posts about an interesting interview with an industry insider.

But the thread about the Hopes and Dreams segment in the same episode is at two pages already.

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Re: Ep. 109 - A Vertical Place of Origin

Post by ZeonsSilverStar » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:04 am

Caught the episode yesterday but I've been too busy to post. Anyway I went ahead and preordered volume one of Origin on Amazon. I was fortunate enough to have lived near a library a few years back that had some issues of Origin but they only went up to the fight against Ramba Ral. It'll be nice to add the Origin to my collection of Gundam literature, a collection that is small to say the least.

Now on the bit about custom color mobile suits I guess I'm the only person who likes the Dijeh, that suit had had character.
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Re: Ep. 109 - A Vertical Place of Origin

Post by sweet-d » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:50 pm

Just now got around to listening to this. That was a great interview with Ed Chavez and I also preordered Volume 1 of The Origin on right stuf. I have the first 6 volumes of a previous release now I get to see how much I can get for those on ebay.
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Post by Arbiter GUNDAM » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:23 pm

hawk of endymion wrote:It's sad that there are no posts about an interesting interview with an industry insider.

But the thread about the Hopes and Dreams segment in the same episode is at two pages already.

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Well Neo, if you were on Facebook, you'd know that there are already some comments for this episode there. :)

In any case, the interview with Mr. Chavez has sold me. I'll pre-order the origin as soon as I can.
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Post by hawk of endymion » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:55 pm

Arbiter GUNDAM wrote:
hawk of endymion wrote:It's sad that there are no posts about an interesting interview with an industry insider.

But the thread about the Hopes and Dreams segment in the same episode is at two pages already.

Rise forth from the Lake of Fire, Dream Crusher and set the world right!
Well Neo, if you were on Facebook, you'd know that there are already some comments for this episode there. :)

In any case, the interview with Mr. Chavez has sold me. I'll pre-order the origin as soon as I can.
Talking about it on Facebook doesn't help MAHQ.net or Mechatalk. :evil:
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Re: Ep. 109 - A Vertical Place of Origin

Post by bertman4 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:47 pm

I want to thank the folks at Gundamn for interviewing Mr Chavez. The interview was outstanding. It was quite insightful, and his views of the manga industry as a whole, was greaty appreciated. I knew the manga industry in Japan was huge, but I had not idea how huge. No wonder other markets are a far and distant second place concern.

Here's my favorite part of the interview to hammer home this idea.
"In the world of publishing, the manga industry in Japan is almost a third of all the publishing in that country. The manga industry in Japan is larger than the entire comics industry in the States, including all the movie revenue that Marvel and DC make. For a country that is a third the size of the States, that’s insane. Our market for them is a pittance. It’s not even a tenth of their market over there. They really don’t care when it comes to publishing." - Ed Chavez

My problem is that e-publishing in Japan is sometimes saa backwords. I am eagerly awaiting the Kindle release in Japan. Maybe then I can finally start getting Japanese e-books. I think the same goes for the music industry in Japan. A few months ago, i wanted to purchase an MP3 album from Amazon Japan. Guess what? I got a "not available in your region" message. I'm trying to give them money and they are screwing it up. That's how you keep the pirates going.
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Re: Ep. 109 - A Vertical Place of Origin

Post by hotlimit » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:14 pm

Local manga store owner was JUST talking about Ed Chavez the other day, and then I'm shocked to find out my favorite podcast had done an interview with him! Everyone should follow his twitter, he's pretty candid about industry stuff.

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Post by Dollow » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:37 am

Got around to hearing this, I wm glad we are getting the Origin here, got my preorder. Fun to hear how a manga works here in the states.
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Post by Soul Bro Ryu » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:51 pm

hotlimit wrote:Local manga store owner was JUST talking about Ed Chavez the other day, and then I'm shocked to find out my favorite podcast had done an interview with him! Everyone should follow his twitter, he's pretty candid about industry stuff.

@SoulBroRyu: What the heck is that song at 2:01:00?! The one that plays throughout the beginning of the mailbag?
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Re: Ep. 109 - A Vertical Place of Origin

Post by yazi88 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:56 pm

Mr. Chavez insight and info about manga going digital was quite interesting and opened my eyes that going digital is not always a great thing to rush to these days.

Consider my pre-order for Origin checked. Hope you guys can interview Mr. Chavez again sometime in the future.

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Post by Mu La Flaga » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:30 am

This was an interesting episode to listen to with the behind the scenes of the Origin re-release.
Just to say that much at least.
It also has my interest in it potentially also.

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Re: Ep. 109 - A Vertical Place of Origin

Post by Momaru » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:54 pm

Sounds awesome! I'm glad that the fine folks at Vertical are giving the Origin a proper release. I also just put in my preorder. I'm hoping and dreaming that this manga does well enough for Vertical for them to bring the unicorn novels (and/or the manga) over here too. Ed hinted at CDA and actually, theres a few other titles floating around like Glory of the Defeated and AoZ that perhaps stand a chance. Having bought a few manga that Vertical has published in the past I can attest to their high quality and premium format being well worth the price. So please support Verticals release of this manga!
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Post by Seraphic » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:32 am

I laughed so hard at the end clip. Where does that come from?

I'm interested in getting those origin books, especially with the extra artwork and stuff they included. I'll start working on that once my life stops being completely ruined.

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Post by frezhanez » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:06 am

For me this is the very interesting episode and the behind the scenes of the Origin re-release.
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