Anime Today: Episode 81

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BACCANO! With FUNimation ADR Director Tyler Walker Japanese video games, Twenty Four Page, reviews, contests & more in episode 81!

GRIMES, IA, December 5, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Tyler Walker – the ADR director for FUNimation’s upcoming release Baccano! –

to episode 81 of ANIME TODAY.In this new, two-segment interview, Walker



– who has directed the English-language dubs of series including Black Cat, Basilisk, Ghost Hunt and Hell Girl –

talks about the challenges of directing and adapting an anime that depicts a distinctly American time and place, the intensive process of auditioning actors to portray its huge cast of characters, and how he personally prepared to take on the project.Also in episode 81 of ANIME TODAY:

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


– Shawne reminds fans about the last few days of our Thanksgiving

“Incredible Deals” sale on almost everything found on

– Kris and Judy talk about some of the notable recent video game

releases in Japan during this episode’s “Anime and Gamers’ Guide.”

– Rich and Nick announce the winners of the FUNimation My Santa

contest. They also remind listeners about the last two weeks to enter the 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. Then, they kick off a new contest celebrating Vertical’s release of the Black Jack manga by Osamu Tezuka.

– Marie checks out Mars, another manga by the Fuyumi Soryo, the

creator of E.S. (Eternal Sabbath).

– Nick and Rich provide a rundown of upcoming conventions,

courtesy of

– Listen to musical clips from the CD Ni do to

arukoto wa by Twenty Four Page.

– 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!

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