Right Stuf's Anime Today Hits Anime Expo 2008

Right Stuf / Nozomi Entertainment Panel & Announcements,
fan interviews, reviews & more in episode 71!

GRIMES, IA, July 18, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to present this year's Anime Expo 2008 special with episode 71 of ANIME TODAY.

Shawne Kleckner, Right Stuf's president and C.E.O., hosts the Right Stuf / Nozomi Entertainment panel, which includes the license announcements for the Toward the Terra movie and Gakuen Alice anime, news about Nozomi apparel, and a half hour of fan questions.

Also, Marie hits the convention with her microphone and camera to interview Anime Expo attendees and share photos of con-goers and cosplayers.

Also in this episode:

Chad tells listeners “What's Hot” in the world of anime and manga.
Shawne reminds fans about savings they'll “dig” on DVDs and more from Bandai Entertainment.
Rich and Nick announce the winners of the Viz Pictures' NANA 2 contest, remind listeners about the ongoing FUNimation contest warming up for the box set release of BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, and kick off a K-drama contest for the YA Entertainment release of Be Strong, Geum-soon!
Rich and Nick provide a rundown of upcoming conventions, courtesy of AnimeCons.com.
Listen to musical clips from the JapanFiles.com CDs Dawn and Happy East by Fresh Cuts From Japan artists Guitar Vaders.
And finally, ANIME TODAY highlights some of the newest fan reviews from RightStuf.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.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/.

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

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

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 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, 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.rightstuf.com and www.nozomient.com.

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