Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Interviews
Del Rey Manga Associate Publisher Dallas Middaugh
Plus spring break in Japan, Rocket K, Japanese 101, contests & more in episode 63!
GRIMES, IA, March 28, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Dallas Middaugh – associate publisher for Del Rey Manga – to episode 63 of ANIME TODAY.
In this new, two-segment interview, Middaugh discusses his career in the publishing industry, the start of Del Rey’s manga imprint, the state of the North American manga industry and its relationship with manga fans, Del Rey’s upcoming collaboration projects with Marvel Comics (X-Men and Wolverine) and Dean Koontz (Odd Thomas), and what Del Rey Manga has in store for in 2008, including Faust and the launch of Fairy Tail, a new title from Hiro Mashima (Rave Master).
Also in episode 63 of ANIME TODAY:
- Chad tells listeners “What’s Hot” in the world of anime and manga.
- Rich reminds fans about the last three days of the “Spring Cleaning Clearance” at RightStuf.com.
- Kris and Judy have “spring break” on the brain and talk about visiting onsen in the “Anime and Gamers’ Guide.”
- Rich and Nick announce the winners of the contest for Dragon Ball Z video games on several game platforms and kick off a new contest for the first two volumes of the Del Rey manga Fairy Tail.
- Marie checks out the new anime Tweeny Witches.
- Judy-sensei teaches listeners onsen-related words in this episode’s installment of Japanese 101.
- Listen to musical clips from the JapanFiles.com release Time Machine RK by Rocket K.
- 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!
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ABOUT ANIME TODAY
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
ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
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 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 and EMMA: A Victorian Romance, 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.