Anime Expo happened this past weekend, and Kotobukiya hosted a panel on July 3rd, announcing products and showing new content. Among the panel topics was the new Transformers Bishoujo series. A previously posted video was shown, and it was mentioned that the narrator was none other than Toshiyuki Morikawa, voice actor for Convoy. Pre-order information was displayed, and the audience was informed that the number of pre-orders will determine the future of the Transformers Bishoujo line. Then, the panel reviewed the existing Transformers Bishoujo lineup of Optimus Prime, Megatron, and the recently announced Bumblebee.
The big surprise happened next: an in-panel fan vote for the next Transformers Bishoujo! Panel attendees were asked to cheer for the choice they wanted the most, the choices being Autobot Jazz, Decepticon Starscream, and Decepticon Soundwave. Starscream received the loudest cheers. After that fans were able to voice their requests for characters to show up in the Transformers Bishoujo line.
Do you have thoughts on the Kotobukiya panel and the fan vote? See footage from the panel after the jump, and join the discussion thread in the forums!