Right Stuf's Anime Today Tackles the Tokyo Toy Show

Jul 3rd 2008
Plus Anime Expo, winners of EMMA contest, reviews & more in episode 70!


GRIMES, IA, July 3, 2008 -- Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. counts down to the Anime Expo and holiday weekend with a look at the Tokyo Toy Show, plus reviews, a rundown of upcoming anime conventions, and the announcement of which lucky fans are winners of the contest celebrating Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment's DVD release of Emma: A Victorian Romance – Season 1 in episode 70 of ANIME TODAY.

Also in this episode:


- Chad tells listeners “What's Hot” in the world of anime and manga.

- Although Shawne's at Anime Expo, there are many anime and manga treasures to be found at Right Stuf's summer clearance. (20% off the regular sale prices on most in-stock items!)

- In a special two-segment, Tokyo Toy Show edition of the “Anime and Gamers' Guide,” Kris and Judy talk about the newest toy sensations, including ways for kids of all ages to test their reflexes, go star-gazing in their bedrooms (and bathrooms), and revisit childhood favorites like baking and robot-themed toys.

- Rich and Nick announce the winners of the Emma: A Victorian Romance contest for a replica of creator Kaoru Mori's Emma art and copies of the Emma graphic novels from CMX Manga. They also announce the winner for the Viz Pictures' Maiko Haaaan!!! contest. And then, they kick off two new contests: one warming up for FUNimation's box set release of BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad and a second celebrating Viz Pictures' release of NANA 2.

- Judy-sensei returns with a new mini Japanese 101 lesson about toys.

- Rich and Nick provide a rundown of upcoming conventions, courtesy of AnimeCons.com.

- Marie checks out FUNimation's release of the vampire anime Black Blood Brothers.

- Listen to musical clips from the JapanFiles.com CDs Great Composers and Good Morning Playground by Miami.

- And finally, ANIME TODAY highlights some of the newest fan reviews from Right Stuf.com visitors.


Have a question about anime and manga? Want to comment on one of the podcast's segments? Call our Anime Today Hotline at 1-800-338-6827, ext. 7424. You may hear yourself on a future episode of Anime Today!

Visit www.Right Stuf.com and www.animetoday.com for this episode, as well as an archive of all ANIME TODAY episodes and extended liner notes. Listeners can also download and subscribe to ANIME TODAY via the Apple iTunes Music Store.


Meet other anime fans, talk with ANIME TODAY listeners, submit your suggestions for future episodes and more at the new ANIME TODAY forums: http://www.Right Stuf.com/ubbthreads/.

Visit ANIME TODAY on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/animetoday.


ABOUT ANIME TODAY
Released every other week, ANIME TODAY is the first commercially-produced podcast aimed at enthusiasts of Japanese animation and comics (“anime” and “manga”). Each episode features fresh content and gives listeners a glimpse into what's new and what's hot in the world of anime and manga. Segments include reviews of titles from all major anime studios, insights into the industry from anime producers, tips on traveling to and around Japan, interaction with listeners, contests, prizes and more.


“If you're into anime and what's happening in the anime market then this is the podcast for you!”
- User review on iTunes


ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 21st year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, in general, through its online storefront at Right Stuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications.

Nozomi Entertainment, Right Stuf's production division, is dedicated to the highest quality releases. True to the Japanese word that inspired its name, Nozomi's focus is on “what fans want.” By focusing on a limited number of anime properties each year, the Nozomi production team ensures each release receives the care and attention to detail it deserves.

From anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba and Gigantor to modern comedies, dramas and favorites such as The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, His and Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Ninja Nonsense, To Heart, The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us and Aria, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit www.Right Stuf.com and www.nozomient.com.

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