Anime Today: Episode 89

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Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Hits the

Gimmick! manga, reviews, Year of the Otaku, contests & more in episode 89!

GRIMES, IA, March 27, 2009 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. goes inside the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2009 (TAF) in episode 89 of ANIME TODAY.

In this special TAF 2009 edition of the “Anime and Gamers’ Guide to Japan,” Judy is joined by Right Stuf President and CEO Shawne Kleckner, who shares his first-hand impressions of this year’s event – which was attended by more than 129,000 people – as well as photos from the show’s exhibition hall.

Also in episode 89 of ANIME TODAY:

  • Chad’s back with “What’s Hot” in the world of anime and manga.
  • Shawne reminds fans about the last days to “Lock on to Savings” on DVDs, Blu-ray and CDs from Bandai Entertainment.
  • Chad and Nick remind listeners about the last days to enter the Year of the Otaku contest for gift certificates, kick off a new contest for Darker Than Black Starter sets from FUNimation, and kick off a new, Year of the Otaku weekly prize blitz.
  • Marie takes a look at the manga series Gimmick!, written by Youzaburou Kanari and illustrated by Kuroko Yabuguchi.
  • Rich provides a rundown of upcoming conventions, courtesy of
  • Listen to musical clips from the CD bud by Dirty Old Men.
  • 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.

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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, ARIA and Gakuen Alice, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit and

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