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Right Stuf's Anime Today Talks Acting & Directing With Michael Sinterniklaas of NYAV Post

GRIMES, Iowa, October 28, 2010 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome NYAV Post founder Michael Sinterniklaas to episode 118 of ANIME TODAY.

In this new, three-segment interview, Sinterniklaas discusses how he got his start in acting and came to found NYAV Post, a bi-coastal studio that handles Audio Production for numerous anime, original animation, feature film, commercial and video game projects.

He then goes on to discuss his directing and acting work on the recent two seasons of The Slayers anime series, how acting has influenced his directing, how working on domestic projects (like the role of “Leonardo” in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) differs from his anime work, and the challenge of working on Kurokami, which was simulcast – with an English-language dub – on the same day and date of its Japanese broadcast. Finally, he talks about his recent roles in Summer Wars, Eden of the East, and Sengoku Basara, as well as his production work on the worldwide release of the Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn) series.

Also in episode 118 of ANIME TODAY:

  • Chad shares “What's Hot” in the world of anime and manga.
  • Rich shares how fans can find “spectacular savings” on Blu-ray and DVD titles from Section 23 Films and the labels it distributes.
  • Christy takes a look at the Sentai Filmworks DVD release of Shigofumi.
  • Rich announces the latest Year of the Otaku winners, plus the winners of the Japanese limited-edition stamp set featuring artwork by Golgo 13 creator Takao Saito, of the Casshern Sins contest, and of the Assault Girls contest. Then he kicks off a new contest gearing up for VIZ Pictures' release of the live-action Detroit Metal City movie.
  • Listen to clips from the Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi CD soundtrack from Geneon Music.
  • Also hear tracks from JapanFiles.com artists Sweet Vacation (“Trick or Treat” from Do The Vacation!!), MUFAS (“BONES” from MUFAS, BEING BORN, BAAANG!!), and malin harue + yancy (“Light my fire” from Apartment).
  • 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.

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

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, The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, Emma - A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us, ARIA, Gakuen Alice, Rental Magica, Junjō Romantica and Dirty Pair TV, 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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