Right Stuf's Anime Today Talks Fall 2010 Manga With Vertical's Ed Chavez

GRIMES, Iowa, August 26, 2010 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Ed Chavez – the marketing director for Vertical, Inc. – to episode 116 of ANIME TODAY.

In the first two segments of this new interview, Chavez discusses Vertical's newly launched series (Chi's Sweet Home, Twin Spica, Peepo Choo) and previews the company's Fall 2010 manga schedule, which includes titles such as the sci-fi thriller 7 Billion Needles and their hardcover release of Osamu Tezuka's Ayako.

Also in episode 116 of ANIME TODAY:

* Chad shares “What's Hot” in the world of anime and manga.
* Rich shares how fans can find “imperial savings” on Asian films and television series from Tai Seng Entertainment.
* Rich announces the latest Year of the Otaku winners and the winners of the Tamra Island K-drama contest. Then he kicks off two new contests, celebrating NETCOMICS' newest manwha series There's Something About Sunyool and YA Entertainment's recent DVD release of the K-drama You're Beautiful.
* Christy offers recommendations to fans of the Toradora! anime in a new “If… /Then…” segment.
* Hear cosplayer interviews and the Q&A segment from Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment's recent panel at Anime Iowa 2010.
* Listen to clips from the Paranoia Agent CD soundtrack from Geneon Music.
* Also hear tracks from JapanFiles.com artists cargo (“The Whole World Smiles on You” from Morning Star), Sweet Vacation (“Because of You” from Cover the Vacation!!), and DJ SADOI (“I'm in blue (Blue in Green Remix)” from transmigration –sweet pool remix-).
* And finally, ANIME TODAY highlights some of the newest fan reviews from Right Stuf.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

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Released once a month, 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 23rd 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 Right Stuf.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, Gakuen Alice, Rental Magica and Junjō Romantica, 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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