RIGHT STUF’S ANIME TODAY INTERVIEWSPRODUCER & DIRECTOR JONATHAN KLEIN
New interview, Anime & Gamers’ Guide, contests & reviews in Episode 38
GRIMES, IA, April 13, 2007 — Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer The Right Stuf International is pleased to welcome producer, director and writer Jonathan Klein — who is also the vice president, co-founder and co-owner of New Generation Pictures, Inc. — to episode
38 of ANIME TODAY.
In this new interview, Klein discusses the process of translating, adapting, subbing and dubbing anime for English-speaking audiences, talks about his directorial work on the current release Ergo Proxy, gives listeners an insider’s take on Hellsing Ultimate and shares how fans can influence the North American anime industry.
During the last nine years, New Generation Pictures has worked on more than 250 projects for U.S. and international release. Klein’s credits as a producer include Hellsing, Hellsing Ultimate, Gun X Sword, Kamichu, R.O.D. the TV series and many more. Additionally, he has directed several video game projects and the English-language versions of Haibane Renmei, Texhnolyze and Melody of Oblivion, as well as the acclaimed dub for Paranoia Agent.
Also in Episode 38 of ANIME TODAY:
- Chad tells listeners “What’s Hot” in the world of anime and manga.
- In this installment of the “Anime and Gamers’ Guide,” Kris and Judy talk about this year’s hanami and the cherry blossom forecast in Japan.
- Shawne tells listeners about the “downpour” of savings on Del Rey manga and books.
- Marie tackles the recent FUNimation release Origin: The Movie.
- Judy-sensei presents a hanami-themed mini-Japanese 101 lesson.
- Rich and Nick announce the winners of the recent Gravitation contest and kick-off the next giveaway.
- And finally, ANIME TODAY highlights some of the newest fan reviews from RightStuf.com visitors.
NEXT on ANIME TODAY!
The 39th episode of ANIME TODAY will feature an exclusive, in-depth interview with Mr. Tatsunori Konno, president of Bandai Visual, USA, about his company’s upcoming releases and long-term strategy for the North American market.
Have questions about anime, manga or Japan? Call the Anime Today “Q and A” Hotline at 1-800-338-6827, ext. 7424. (Fans whose questions are featured on the podcast will receive a $10 Right Stuf gift certificate.)
www.rightstuf.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 TODAY listeners, submit your suggestions for future episodes and more at the official ANIME TODAY forums at AnimeOnDVD.com:(
http://www.animeondvd.com/forum/showforum.php?fid/57/).ABOUT ANIME TODAYReleased 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!”
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ABOUT THE RIGHT STUF INTERNATIONAL
Founded in 1987, The Right Stuf International was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation (“anime”) industry. Both a giant online anime/manga retailer and a U.S. producer of anime, Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products as well as information about the anime/manga industry, in general. On the production side, Right Stuf is dedicated to creating the highest quality products and chooses to focus on a limited number of anime titles each year. With a product line ranging from anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba and Gigantor to the most modern comedies and dramas, such as His and Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Shingu, Ninja Nonsense and To Heart. Right Stuf produces quality anime for fans of all ages. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com