Anime Today: Episode 84

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Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Talks Anime Movies & More
With Writer & Anime Expert Helen McCarthy

MIX MARKET, “If you like Ouran,” reviews, contests & more in episode 84!

GRIMES, IA, January 16, 2009 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome anime writer, lecturer and advocate Helen McCarthy to episode 84 of ANIME TODAY.

In this new interview, McCarthy talks about her newest book – 500 Essential Anime Movies: The Ultimate Guide – and how she worked to narrow the list to “just” 500 picks. She also discusses how writing about anime has changed over the years, the globalization of anime, and her upcoming projects.  

A trailblazer in the field of anime writing and journalism, McCarthy started writing about anime in the United Kingdom during the 1980s and went on to pen books including Anime! A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Animation, The Anime Movie Guide, Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation and 500 Manga Heroes and Villains, in addition to co-authoring The Erotic Anime Movie Guide and The Anime Encyclopedia, both with Jonathan Clements. One of the Western world’s foremost experts on Hayao Miyazaki and the works of Studio Ghibli, she has also curated several seasons of lectures and screenings at London’s Barbican Cinema, including a week-long celebration of Osamu Tezuka’s works in Fall 2008.

Also in episode 84 of ANIME TODAY:

  • Chad tells listeners “What’s Hot” in the world of anime and manga.
  • Shawne reminds fans about the last days of the FUNimation “Dossier of Deals.”
  • Kris and Judy talk about their recent video gaming experiences during a new “Anime and Gamers’ Guide.”
  • Rich and Nick announce the winners of the FUNimation Claymore DVD 1 contest and remind listeners about the K-drama contest for posters and preview DVDs of YA Entertainment’s The King and I. Then they kick off a new contest for passes to Bandai Entertainment’s upcoming theatrical screenings of Sword of the Stranger.
  • In a new “If…/Then” segment, Christy offers recommendations to fans of the Ouran High School Host Club anime.
  • Nick and Rich provide a rundown of upcoming conventions, courtesy of
  • Listen to musical clips from the CD Shiawase no Elephant by MIX MARKET.
  • 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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