Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Interviews
GURREN LAGANN Producer Toshifumi Yoshida of Bandai Entertainment
Plus Silk Road, contests, reviews & more in episode 67!
GRIMES, IA, May 23, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Toshifumi Yoshida – Bandai Entertainment (and GURREN LAGANN) producer – to episode 67 of ANIME TODAY.
A veteran whose producing credits include Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2 and Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade, Yoshida discusses his start in the industry, talks about the appeal of Gurren Lagann, and shares details about Gurren Lagann’s upcoming sub-only and bilingual releases. Additionally, he talks about the differences between producing longer series versus shorter series and his upcoming projects.
Also in episode 67 of ANIME TODAY:
- Chad tells listeners “What’s Hot” in the world of anime and manga.
- Shawne shares how listeners can “start summer with a bang” by saving on DVDs and books from Viz Media.
- Rich and Nick announce the winners of the Dark Wraith of Shannara graphic novel and Death Note Movie contests, and they kick off a new contest celebrating the box set release of FUNimation’s Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid.
- Marie checks out the recent anime movie Vexille.
- Rich and Nick provide a rundown of upcoming conventions, courtesy of AnimeCons.com.
- Listen to musical clips from the JapanFiles.com CD Funtique by Silk Road.
- 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!
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/ .
Visit ANIME TODAY on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/animetoday .
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.
Currently celebrating its 21st 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 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. 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, Emma: A Victorian Romance and Maria Watches Over Us. 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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