Right Stuf launches Anime Today 17

Grimes, IA June 23, 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.

Anime Today is rated one of the top 100 podcasts of all TV & Movie podcasts subscriptions on Apple's iTunes – competing against major podcasts by corporate moguls such as Cartoon Network, Fox, and HBO. Anime Today fans have been raving about the show since its initial debut last November. “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.

Released every other week, 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 17 of Anime Today:

* Chad has the latest news on what's hot in the world of anime.
* Think you know anime and manga? Test your skills in “Uso Deshou” Trivia!
* Anime Expo, the biggest anime convention of the US, is just around the corner over the long holiday weekend and our Production Team discuss this massive convention, the upcoming panels and our special premiere of episodes 3-4 of Ninja Nonsense!
* Shawne talks about our new “Crazy Clearance Sale” and his favorite picks from his Weekly Specials.
* Sit in on a session of Q&A with Kris and Judy as they tackle a listener's question about cross-dressing in anime and Japanese culture.
* Rich returns to reveal the details on the official launch of the Ninja Nonsense website and talks about cool new contests.
* In this episode's edition of “The Anime and Gamer's Guide to Japan”, Kris and Judy expand on their public transportation tips by demystifying Japan's system of taxies and buses.
* Judy-sensei aids you in your cheap transportation quest with her “Mini Japanese 101 Lesson” on transportation survival phrases!
* Marie shares her latest review of CMX's Recipe for Gertrude graphic novel series.

You can find this episode, as well as an archive of all Anime Today episodes and extended show notes, at http://www.RightStuf.com

Coming next episode: Our roving reporter is on a quest at the biggest anime convention in the US – Anime Expo! She'll be talking to anime fans and industry aficionados about the convention so if you're attending, make sure to keep your eye out for her in our special Anime Today t-shirt! Not only will you get a chance to be on Anime Today, but you could also score some great swag!

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 www.rightstuf.com, 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 http://www.rightstuf.com.

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