Anime Today: Episode 46

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TODAY Talks Anniversaries & Anime Trends With NEWTYPE USA’s Gary Steinman & Chris Johnston!

Interview, Japanese sports, reviews and more in Episode 46!

GRIMES, IA, August 3, 2007 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Newtype USA Editor-in-Chief Gary Steinman and Executive Editor Chris Johnston to episode 46 of ANIME TODAY!

In this new interview, Steinman and Johnston discuss their roles at the publication, reveal plans for its fifth anniversary, talk about how North America’s anime fandom has changed since the magazine’s inception and share how Newtype USA is continuing to evolve and meet the needs of anime fans.

Also in Episode 46 of ANIME TODAY:

– Chad tells listeners “What’s Hot” in the world of anime and manga.

– Kris and Judy talk about Japanese sports in the “Anime and Gamers’


– Shawne lets listeners know about a “Kingdom of Savings” on Media Blasters and titles from its various labels.

– Marie reviews CLAMP’s xxxHolic manga.

– Judy-sensei returns with a new mini-Japanese 101 lesson on baseball terms.

– In the Q-and-A segment, a listener asks why the anime and manga versions of some titles differ.

– Rich and Nick announce the winners of the Gunbuster 2 DVD contest, kick off a contest for Freedom DVDs and announce the winners of the contest celebrating the Right Stuf / Nozomi Entertainment release of The

Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Vol. 1.

– And finally, ANIME TODAY highlights some of the newest fan reviews from visitors.

Visit 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


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


Founded in 1987, 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 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, Comic Party, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Ninja Nonsense, To Heart and The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit and

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