Anime Today: Episode 69

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERight Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Talks Blood+ & More With Translator John Thomas Plus Anime Expo, kids activities in Japan, contests, & Auroranote in episode 69!

GRIMES, IA, June 20, 2008


– Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome John Thomas – the translator of Dark Horse’s Blood+ novels and the media columnist for Portland, Oregon’s Yuuyake Shimbun newspaper –

to episode 69 of ANIME TODAY.In this new interview, Thomas discusses his career in Japanese translation and reviewing, the differences between translation and adaptation, the intricacies of translating novels versus manga, and some of the challenges that come into play when translating a property that spans multiple media (and domestic licensors), such as Blood+ and The Dirty Pair.

Also in episode 69 of ANIME TODAY:

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


– Shawne shares how listeners can up the drama with savings on

Korean dramas and comedies from YA Entertainment.

– Kris and Judy talk about things visitors to Japan can do with

their kids in the “Anime and Gamers’ Guide.”

– Rich and Nick announce the winners of the FUNimation Full Metal

Panic! The Second Raid and the Viz Pictures’ Honey and Clover and Love*Com contests. Plus, they remind listeners about the EMMA: A Victorian Romance contest for a replica of creator Kaoru Mori’s Emma art and copies of the Emma graphic novels from CMX Manga, and they kick off a new contest celebrating the Viz Pictures’ release of Maiko Haaaan!!!

– Liyin Liang, the convention chair for Anime Expo 2008, previews

the event and shares details about its new location and shuttle service.

– Marie checks out Takashi Hashiguchi’s manga Yakitate!! Japan.

– And listen to musical clips from the CDs Short

Stories and Play Life Enjoy Pop by Auroranote.

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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> 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:


> . 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


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 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,

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 <> and <> .

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