Right Stuf Presents: ANIME TODAY 121: The Summer Fun Event with Anime Expo 2011 Sneak Peek, TEKKEN in 3D Preview & AnimeCons.com Summer Convention Survival Tips

Jun 23rd 2011
GRIMES, Iowa, June 22, 2011 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to present the ANIME TODAY Summer Event and to welcome Kim Groomes of Anime Expo 2011, AnimeCons.com founder Patrick Delahanty, and Robert Napton of Bandai Entertainment to episode 121 of Anime Today.

First up, Kim Groomes, the director of marketing for Anime Expo (AX), previews what fans attending the convention's 20th anniversary event can expect to find, including guests of honor from the anime, manga, gaming and music industries, Hatsune Miku (and her entourage), the world premiere of the anime film LASTEXILE -Fam, The Silver Wing-, and much, much more.

Patrick Delahanty, the founder of AnimeCons.com, returns to Anime Today with his road-tested “Top 10 Summer Con Survival Tips” and news about how you can use the AnimeCons site to track your fan gatherings and meet other fans.

Can't make it to a convention near you? Robert Napton, Bandai Entertainment's marketing director, also returns to preview Bandai and Fathom Event's upcoming theatrical release of TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance in 3D. The world premiere of this feature film will take place in movie theaters across the United States – for one-night only – on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. An exclusive interview with TEKKEN Project Director Katsuhiro Harada and screenwriter Dai Sato (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain) will be screened following the film's presentation. Tickets are on sale now via FathomEvents.com.

Additionally, Right Stuf and Bandai Entertainment kick off a new contest for free tickets to the theatrical screening of the TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance movie in 3D.

Also in Episode 121, listen to tracks from JapanFiles.com artists BONE IDOL (“Surf on the Golden Wave”), FLOPPY (“Surftronica”), CAPRiS (“Summertime blues”) and ROCKET K (“Shout it out loud”).

Visit www.rightstuf.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.rightstuf.com/ubbthreads/.

Follow ANIME TODAY on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/animetoday.

Find Right Stuf on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rightstuf.

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

Currently celebrating its 23rd 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 RightStuf.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, Ninja Nonsense, The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us, ARIA, Gakuen Alice, Rental Magica, Dirty Pair, Junjo Romantica, Antique Bakery and Revolutionary Girl Utena, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com and www.nozomient.com.

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