Right Stuf's Anime Today: Anime Expo 2007 Special!

Right Stuf / Nozomi Entertainment Panel & AX Announcements,
Commentary from AnimeOnDVD.com Publisher Chris Beveridge,
Fan Interviews & More in Episode 44

GRIMES, IA, July 6, 2007 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to present this year's Anime Expo (AX) 2007 special with episode 44 of ANIME TODAY.

- Shawne Kleckner, Right Stuf president and CEO, hosts the Right Stuf / Nozomi Entertainment panel at Anime Expo 2007, which includes the licensing announcements for Victorian Romance Emma and Lost Universe, the renaming of Right Stuf's production division and the launch of the new Nozomi Entertainment label, and news about an art box for The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye.

- Chris Beveridge, the founder and Web master of Anime On DVD (AnimeOnDVD.com), reveals his impressions of this year's AX announcements and provides his views on recent licensing trends.

- Marie checks in with her AX reactions, as well as fan interviews.

- And Shawne returns for a Q&A session based on the questions asked at this past weekend's panel.

Also in Episode 44 of ANIME TODAY:

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

- Shawne lets listeners know about “Sizzling Summer Savings” on DVDs and books from Viz Media, as well as this week's specials.

- Rich and Nick announce the winners of our Gravitation giveaway and remind listeners about the ongoing contests for a Full Metal Panic! figure set and celebrating upcoming release of The Third.

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

Visit www.Right Stuf.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 TODAY listeners, submit your suggestions for future episodes and more at the official ANIME TODAY forums at AnimeOnDVD.com: (http://www.animeondvd.com/forum/showforum.php?fid/57/).

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

Founded in 1987, 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, Comic Party, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Ninja Nonsense, To Heart and The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, 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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