TRSI Announces Episode 9 of Anime Today Podcast


Grimes, IA March 3, 2006 – The Right Stuf International (“TRSI”), anime producer and mega-online anime retailer, announced today it has launched the latest episode of Anime Today, the first ever commercial podcast aimed at Japanese animation (“anime”) and manga enthusiasts.

First launched in November of 2005, TRSI releases a new episode of Anime Today every other week. The show has been consistently rated as the top downloaded anime-related podcast from the Apple iTunes Music Store and fans have been raving ever since it debuted. “Reviews, News and Japanese culture that is engaging and is produced well. How did you guys know exactly what I wanted in an anime podcast?!” posted one reviewer on iTunes.

Each episode features fresh anime 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, contest and prizes and more!

In episode 9 of Anime Today:

* Chad has the latest news in what's hot in the world of anime.
* Marie has a review of ADV Film's Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok DVD 1.
* Then Rich is back to talk about the new Fullmetal Alchemist Contest and the launch of the Official Boys Be... website.
* Kris and Judy are back in the “Anime and Gamer's Guide to Japan” to give listeners tips on how to find good places to stay in Japan when you want to travel outside of organized tours.
* Shawne gives us highlights of the new Manga Entertainment Sale and his new Weekly Specials.
* A review of Funimation's Case Closed Case 1 DVD 1.
* Shawne steps forward for this week's Production segment to discuss Osamu Tezuka's the original 1963 Astro Boy series and the 1965 Kimba, the White Lion series.
* Sit in on a session of Q&A with Right Stuf's Production Team as they discuss why you sometimes hear English lyrics in Japanese music.

You can find this episode, as well as an archive of all Anime Today episodes and extended show notes, at

About Podcasting
The term ‘Podcasting’ is a blend of Apple's ‘iPod’ and ‘broadcasting’, and is a blanket term used to describe a collection of technologies for automatically distributing audio and video programs over the internet via a publish and subscribe model. Anime Today can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes Music Store and directly from the company's website at, and the podcast can be played on a variety of PC MP3 players and hand held devices, including the Apple iPod.

About The Right Stuf International
Founded in 1987, The Right Stuf International (“TRSI”) was one of the first players in the US Japanese Animation (“anime”) industry. Both a giant online anime/manga retailer and a US Producer of anime, TRSI works to promote knowledge of its own products as well as information about the anime/manga industry in general. On the production side, TRSI is dedicated to creating the highest quality products and selects only a limited number of anime titles to focus on each year. With a product line ranging from anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba, and Gigantor to the most modern comedies and dramas such as His or Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Shingu, and Ninja Nonsense. TRSI produces quality anime for fans of all ages! For more information, visit us on the web at

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