Anime Today: Episode 94

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Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Talks Gakuen Alice (& Fruits Basket!) with
TOKYOPOP Manga Editor Lillian Diaz-Przybyl
E3 News, “If you like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,” reviews, contests & more in episode 94!

GRIMES, IA, June 5, 2009 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Lillian Diaz-Przybyl – a senior editor at TOKYOPOP and the editor for the Gakuen Alice manga – to episode 94 of ANIME TODAY.

In this new, two-segment interview, Diaz-Przybyl discusses how she got into the manga industry, how titles are localized and brought to North American audiences, the final volume of Fruits Basket, her work on Gakuen Alice, and her favorite current and upcoming titles from TOKYOPOP.

Also in episode 94 of ANIME TODAY:

Chad shares “What’s Hot” in the world of anime and manga.
Shawne reminds fans of how they can “Save Some Yen” on graphic novels and more from Yen Press.
Kris and Judy are back with a new installment of the “Anime and Gamers’ Guide” to talk about the news from this year’s edition of E3.
Rich and Nick announce the winners of the contest for one-day passes to Anime Expo 2009, as well as the latest Year of the Otaku winners and new weekly contest. Then they kick off a new contest, co-sponsored by TOKYOPOP, to celebrate the launch of the official site for the Gakuen Alice anime series!
Christy offers recommendations to fans of the anime film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in a new “If…/Then” segment.
Rich provides a rundown of upcoming conventions, courtesy of
Listen to musical clips from the release Phantom of Inferno Original Soundtrack Discs 1 and 2, from the NITROPLUS game studio.
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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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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