Right Stuf's Anime Today Interviews New York Anime Festival Organizers Lance Fensterman & Peter Tatara

Japanese weddings, TsuShiMaMiRe, reviews, contests & more in episode 75!

GRIMES, IA, September 12, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Lance Fensterman and Peter Tatara – the show manager and programming manager for the New York Anime Festival – to episode 75 of ANIME TODAY.

In this new interview, Tatara and Fensterman discuss the array of special guests appearing at the New York Anime Festival over the weekend of September 26-28, 2008. Guests include Vampire Hunter D creator and novelist Hideyuki Kikuchi, artist Yoshitaka Amano, “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese voice actor Rie Tanaka, and fashion house Baby, The Stars Shine Bright, plus musical acts and a variety of guests from all facets of the North American anime and manga publishing industries.

Also in episode 75 of ANIME TODAY:

Chad tells listeners “What's Hot” in the world of anime and manga.
Shawne tells fans about the “Amazing Deals” they can find on DVDs and merchandise from ADV Films.
Kris and Judy are back with a wedding-themed installment of the “Anime and Gamers' Guide.”
Rich and Nick remind listeners about a month-long contest centered around the Korean television series My Girl. They also kick-off two new contests: one for tickets to theatrical screenings of Death Note II: The Last Name and a second for passes to the New York Anime Festival.
Marie checks out the YuYu Hakusho Season 1 DVD Box Set.
Judy-sensei returns with a new mini Japanese 101 lesson about how to congratulate newlyweds and new parents.
Rich and Nick provide a rundown of upcoming conventions, courtesy of AnimeCons.com.
Listen to musical clips from the JapanFiles.com release Pregnant Fantasy by TsuShiMaMiRe, a rock trio that will be performing at the New York Anime Festival.
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/.

Follow ANIME TODAY on Twitter at http://www.twitter.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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