Right Stuf's Anime Today Previews the New York Anime Festival 2009 with Organizers Peter Tatara & Kim Mueller

Swinging Popsicle, Phantom Dream, reviews & contests in episode 101!

GRIMES, IA, September 11, 2009 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Peter Tatara and Kim Mueller – the programming director and programming coordinator for the New York Anime Festival – to episode 101 of ANIME TODAY.

In this new interview, Tatara and Mueller talk about the array of featured guests and activities taking place during the New York Anime Festival weekend of September 25-27, 2009. This year's guests of honor are Yoshiyuki Tomino, the creator of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, and Yui Makino, who portrayed “Sakura" in Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE and performed a theme song for it, as well as songs for ARIA, Aquarion, Welcome to the NHK and others. Special events include the Del Rey Manga-sponsored pre-party, a celebration of Gundam's 30th anniversary year, the Far East to East showcase (featuring musical guests such as Japan's AKB48), plus premieres, screenings and panels featuring a variety of guests from all facets of North America's anime and manga publishing industries.

Also in episode 101 of ANIME TODAY:
Chad shares “What's Hot” in the world of anime and manga.
Christy reminds fans of how they can make time for savings on DVDs and more from Section23 and the labels it distributes.
Rich announces the latest Year of the Otaku winners (and a new weekly contest), as well as the Eureka Seven movie pass winners. Then he reminds fans of the ongoing contest for a limited-edition Fruits Basket print from FUNimation.
Nick and Rich provide a rundown of upcoming conventions, courtesy of AnimeCons.com.
Marie takes a look at Phantom Dream, another manga from the creator of Fruits Basket, Natsuki Takaya.
Listen to musical clips from the JapanFiles.com CD LOUD CUT by the group Swinging Popsicle.
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.

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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 22nd 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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