Right Stuf's Anime Today Talks Ikki & Online Manga with Viz Media Editor Leyla Aker

Aomori Nebuta Festival, Kanako Ito, “If you like Tylor,” reviews, contests & more in episode 98!

GRIMES, IA, July 31, 2009 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Leyla Aker – senior editor for Viz Media and its IKKI imprint – to episode 98 of ANIME TODAY.

In this new interview, Aker discusses the recent launch of the Viz Signature IKKI imprint, the IKKI online manga magazine, plans to serialize manga on the site, what kinds of titles fans can expect to see from the imprint, and how they can give Viz feedback about the IKKI project.

Also in episode 98 of ANIME TODAY:
Chad shares “What's Hot” in the world of anime and manga.
Shawne tells fans how they can find “savings that are a steal” on manga and books from TOKYOPOP.
Kris and Judy return for a new “Anime and Gamers' Guide” about the Aomori Nebuta Festival.
Rich and Nick announce the latest Year of the Otaku winners (and new weekly contest) and announce the winners of the contest for Gakuen Alice gift packs that include both a tote bag from TOKYOPOP and anime sampler disc from Nozomi Entertainment.
Nick and Rich provide a rundown of upcoming conventions, courtesy of AnimeCons.com.
Christy offers recommendations to fans of the newly remastered Irresponsible Captain Tylor TV and OVA series in a new “If…/Then” segment.
Listen to musical clips from the JapanFiles.com CD ANOTHER BEST by Kanako Ito.
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 .

Find Right Stuf on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rightstuf .

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, ARIA and Gakuen Alice, 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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