Anime Today: Episode 79

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Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Interviews Actor Chris Patton Celebrates podcast’s third anniversary with contests & more in episode 79!

GRIMES, IA, November 7, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome actor Chris Patton – who has been cast in more than 120 different anime series and whose roles include “Sosuke Sagara” in Full Metal Panic!, “Fakir” in Princess Tutu and “Greed” in Fullmetal Alchemist – to the third anniversary episode of ANIME TODAY.

In this new, three-segment interview, Patton discusses his background as a performer, the process of finding a character’s sound, and his recent characters of “Tatsuhiro Sato” in Welcome to the NHK, “Ranmaru” in The Wallflower, “J.C.” in Red Garden and “Reiji Sagaya” in Tokyo Majin. He then shares some news about his future projects and upcoming convention appearances.

Also in episode 79 of ANIME TODAY:

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

– Shawne briefs fans on the last days of “Radical Savings” on DVDs
and more from Bandai Entertainment.

– Kris and Judy talk about Japanese diet fads in a new installment
of the “Anime and Gamers’ Guide.”

– Rich and Nick announce the winners of Nozomi Entertainment’s
Maria Watches Over Us contest and remind listeners about The Girl Who Leapt Through Time contest from Bandai Entertainment. Then they kick off a new EMMA: A Victorian Romance contest for a replica of creator Kaoru Mori’s Emma art and copies of the Emma and Shirley graphic novels from CMX Manga.

– Judy-sensei checks in with a new mini Japanese 101 lesson.

– Nick and Rich provide a rundown of upcoming conventions,
courtesy of

– Listen to musical clips from the CD CROSSED

– 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 fans, talk with ANIME TODAY listeners, submit your suggestions for future episodes and more at the new ANIME TODAY forums:

Follow ANIME TODAY on Twitter 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, Maria Watches Over Us and ARIA, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit and .

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