Anime Today: Episode 86

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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!

GRIMES, IA, February 13, 2009 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Joe Earle, the director of the Japan Society of New York’s gallery, to episode 86 of ANIME TODAY.

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 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
  • Listen to musical clips from the CDs Planet Rita and Plutonium by tokyo pinsalocks.
  • And finally, ANIME TODAY highlights some of the newest fan reviews from visitors.
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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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