Anime Today: Episode 96

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Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Talks “Anime On Demand” With
FUNimation Channel’s Amanda Nanawa
FLOPPY, “If you like Murder Princess,” reviews, contests & more in episode 96!

GRIMES, IA, July 2, 2009 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Amanda Nanawa – content acquisitions and development consultant for the FUNimation Channel – to episode 96 of ANIME TODAY.

In this new, two-segment interview, Nanawa shares how she got into the entertainment industry and how she applies her personal knowledge of anime to work with publishers and decide what programming fans will be able to see on the FUNimation Channel and its Anime On Demand component. Then she discusses what upcoming titles and features fans can expect to see in the near future for both the channel’s linear and on-demand services.

Also in episode 96 of ANIME TODAY:

Chad shares “What’s Hot” in the world of anime and manga.
Christy reminds fans about how they can “fill their bags” with bargains on selected titles from FUNimation and Geneon.
Rich and Nick announce the latest Year of the Otaku winners (and new weekly contest) and announce the winners of the Gakuen Alice contest for autographed copies of the manga published by TOKYOPOP. Then they remind listeners about the contest for copies of the Baccano! starter set from FUNimation and kick off a new Gakuen Alice contest.
Christy offers recommendations to fans of the anime Murder Princess in a new “If…/Then” segment.
Rich provides a rundown of upcoming conventions, courtesy of
Listen to musical clips from the CDs everything, low-bit Disco and Sine Wave Orchestra by FLOPPY.
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: .

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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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