Right Stuf's Anime Today Talks Gaming & E3

Gakuen Alice manga, raw bit ambience of electro, contests & more in episode 72!

GRIMES, IA, August 1, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. examines the announcements from this year's E3 tradeshow, kicks off new contests, and much more in episode 72 of ANIME TODAY.

In a special edition of the “Anime and Gamers' Guide to Japan” segment, Kris and Judy talk about the recent announcements of particular interest to anime fans who are gamers, including news about Final Fantasy XIII, Animal Crossing, Prince of Persia, Resident Evil and the Nintendo Wii.

Also in this episode:

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

- Shawne reminds fans about the last days of “Super-Saiyan Savings” on most things Dragon Ball.

- Rich and Nick announce the winners of our FUNimation contest celebrating this week's box set release of BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad and the winner of the K-drama contest for Be Strong, Geum-soon! Then they kick off two new giveaways: A contest centered around YA Entertainment's DVD release of Palace, a K-drama with a manwha connection, and a chance to preview the first season of Emma: A Victorian Romance.

- Marie prepares for Nozomi's 2009 release of Gakuen Alice by taking a look at Tachibana Higuchi's original manga.

- Rich and Nick provide a rundown of upcoming conventions, courtesy of AnimeCons.com.

- Listen to musical clips from the JapanFiles.com CD next by the group raw bit ambience of electro.

- 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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