Anime Today: Episode 82

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ASTRO BOY & Anime With Fred Ladd

“If you like ARIA…,” the AUTOMATICS, contests & more in episode 82!

GRIMES, IA, December 19, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Mr. Fred Ladd – the producer of anime classics including Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion and the author of the upcoming book Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas –

to episode 82 of ANIME TODAY.In this new, four-segment interview, Ladd talks about what fans can find in his new book, his recent trip to Japan for the celebration of Osamu Tezuka’s 80th birthday, the similarities between “Kimba” and “Simba,”

the history of anime in the U.S., the live-action Speed Racer movie, and his early impressions of Imagi’s CGI Astro Boy movie, which is scheduled to hit theaters in 2009.

Also in episode 82 of ANIME TODAY:

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


– The Right Stuf staff sings a rousing chorus of “The 12+ Days of

Anime” and reminds fans about the last few days the sale. The special items may be ordered through 11:59 p.m. CST on December 21, 2008.

– Rich and Nick announce the winners of the Black Jack contest and

the EMMA: A Victorian Romance contest. Then they kick off two new

contests: One for copies of Claymore DVD 1, from FUNimation, and a second for posters and preview DVDs of The Grand Chef, the latest K-drama from YA Entertainment.

– Christy launches a new segment, If… Then, which suggests titles

that fans of the ARIA anime may enjoy.

– Nick and Rich provide a rundown of upcoming conventions,

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– Listen to musical clips from the CDs Quietude and

Good Melodies by the AUTOMATICS.

– 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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