Right Stuf's Anime Today Talks Baccano! with FUNimation ADR Director Tyler Walker

Japanese video games, Twenty Four Page, reviews, contests & more in episode 81!

GRIMES, IA, December 5, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Tyler Walker – the ADR director for FUNimation's upcoming release Baccano! – to episode 81 of ANIME TODAY.

In this new, two-segment interview, Walker – who has directed the English-language dubs of series including Black Cat, Basilisk, Ghost Hunt and Hell Girl – talks about the challenges of directing and adapting an anime that depicts a distinctly American time and place, the intensive process of auditioning actors to portray its huge cast of characters, and how he personally prepared to take on the project.

Also in episode 81 of ANIME TODAY:

Chad tells listeners “What's Hot” in the world of anime and manga.
Shawne reminds fans about the last few days of our Thanksgiving “Incredible Deals” sale on almost everything found on RightStuf.com.
Kris and Judy talk about some of the notable recent video game releases in Japan during this episode's “Anime and Gamers' Guide.”
Rich and Nick announce the winners of the FUNimation My Santa contest. They also remind listeners about the last two weeks to enter the EMMA: A Victorian Romance contest for a replica of creator Kaoru Mori's Emma art and copies of the Emma and Shirley graphic novels from CMX Manga. Then, they kick off a new contest celebrating Vertical's release of the Black Jack manga by Osamu Tezuka.
Marie checks out Mars, another manga by the Fuyumi Soryo, the creator of E.S. (Eternal Sabbath).
Nick and Rich provide a rundown of upcoming conventions, courtesy of AnimeCons.com.
Listen to musical clips from the JapanFiles.com CD Ni do to arukoto wa by Twenty Four Page.
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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