Anime Today: Episode 64

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Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Interviews
VIZ Media VP Gonzalo Ferreyra
Plus the Tokyo International Anime Fair, Kawaii Kon & Sakura-Con, contests & more in episode 64!

GRIMES, IA, April 11, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Gonzalo Ferreyra – the vice president of sales, publishing and home video for VIZ Media – to episode 64 of ANIME TODAY.


In this new interview, Ferreyra discusses how anime and manga are interconnected, plus the challenges and opportunities that arise when both anime and manga components of a series are available in the same market.

Also in episode 64 of ANIME TODAY:

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

-       Just back from the Tokyo International Anime Fair, Shawne shares his photos and impressions of the event.

-       Stan Dahlin, founder, guest relations and events chair of Kawaii Kon 2008, previews the event, which takes place on the weekend of April 18-20 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

-       L.B. Bryant, the webmaster of Otaku Review, reports on Sakura-Con 2008’s industry panels and musical guests, plus shares details about his interview with actor/director Todd Haberkorn.

-       Shawne reminds listeners about the last days of “The Savings You Seek” on DVDs and more from FUNimation.

-       Rich and Nick remind listeners about the contest for the first two volumes of the Del Rey manga Fairy Tail and about updates to the official site for The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye.

-       Marie checks out the Clamp Double Feature, a two-disc set that includes Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE: The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom and xxxHOLiC: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

-       Listen to musical clips from the release, Echo Park by advantage Lucy.

-       And finally, ANIME TODAY highlights some of the newest fan reviews from 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 and 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 (


Visit ANIME TODAY on MySpace 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, 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 and

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