Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Previews
KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Manga + Video Games
With Joe Earle of the Japan Society of New York
Valentine’s treats, If you like Gurren Lagann…, the Year of the Otaku & more in episode 86!
In this new interview, Earle previews KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Manga + Video Games, a new exhibit that opens at the Japan Society on March 13 and runs through June 14, 2009. He discusses the different forms of media presented in the show, its immersive environment (designed by the Tokyo-based architectural firm Atelier Bow-Wow), how attendees will be able to interact with the exhibits, and special anime screenings and cosplay events scheduled to coincide with the show.
Artists (and their works) featured in the exhibit include…
- Anime: Ichiro Itano (Super Dimension Fortress Macross), Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Wolf’s Rain), Satoshi Kon (Paprika), Mamoru Oshii (Patlabor 2: The Movie), Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), Makoto Shinkai (The Place Promised in Our Early Days), and Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game).
- Manga: Moyoco Anno (Sakuran), Hisashi Eguchi (Stop!! Hibari-kun!), Taiyo Matsumoto (Tekkon Kinkreet: Black & White), Junko Mizuno (Pure Trance), Mamoru Nagano (The Five Star Stories), Hitoshi Odajima (Mu: For Sale), Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai), and Yuichi Yokoyama (New Engineering).
- Video Games: Toru Iwatani (Pac-Man) and Shigeru Miyamoto (Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker).
Also in episode 86 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 “Soulful Savings” on most DVDs and all manga and books from VIZ Media.
- Kris and Judy indulge with Japanese Valentine’s Day sweets in the new “Anime and Gamers’ Guide.”
- Rich and Nick announce the winners of the Gunslinger Girl contest, announce a new contest for Death Note II: The Last Name DVDs and posters from Viz Pictures, and kick off the Year of the Otaku with a contest for RightStuf.com gift certificates.
- In a new “If…/Then” segment, Christy offers recommendations to fans of the Gainax anime Gurren Lagann.
- Nick and Rich provide a rundown of upcoming conventions, courtesy of AnimeCons.com.
- Listen to musical clips from the JapanFiles.com CDs Planet Rita and Plutonium by tokyo pinsalocks.
- And finally, ANIME TODAY highlights some of the newest fan reviews from RightStuf.com visitors.
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.
- User review on iTunes
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