ICv2.com V.P. Tom Flinn
Webkare, Swinging Popsicle, reviews, contests &...
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Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Discusses the State of Anime on TV with
ICv2.com V.P. Tom Flinn
Webkare, Swinging Popsicle, reviews, contests & more in episode 76!
GRIMES, IA, September 26, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Tom Flinn, ICv2.com’s vice president of content, to episode 76 of ANIME TODAY.
A long-time industry observer who writes the regular “Anime on American TV” column for the ICv2 Guide to Anime and Manga, Flinn provides a historical perspective on the effect television has had on the North American anime industry. Also, Flinn discusses the impact television trends have had on “Region 1″ licensing decisions and the introduction of new fans to anime. And he shares his thoughts about the current state of anime on television, the most recent programming trends, who is driving these trends, and how fans can constructively voice their opinions to decision makers.
Also in episode 76 of ANIME TODAY:
Chad tells listeners “What’s Hot” in the world of anime and manga.
Shawne shares how fans can “Sink Their Teeth Into Savings” on DVDs from Geneon Entertainment.
Kris and Judy talk about Webkare, a new virtual boyfriend social dating site in Japan, in a new installment of the “Anime and Gamers’ Guide.”
Rich and Nick announce the winners of the My Girl and New York Anime Festival contests and kick off a new month-long contest celebrating the release of the Korean drama I Really, Really Like You from YA Entertainment.
Marie takes a look at Monkey High, a shoujo manga by Shouko Akira.
Judy-sensei checks in with a new mini Japanese 101 lesson.
Rich and Nick provide a rundown of upcoming conventions, courtesy of AnimeCons.com.
Listen to musical clips from the JapanFiles.com release Transit by Swinging Popsicle.
And finally, ANIME TODAY highlights some of the newest fan reviews from RightStuf.com 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 www.rightstuf.com and www.animetoday.com 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: http://www.rightstuf.com/ubbthreads/.
Follow ANIME TODAY on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/animetoday .
ABOUT ANIME TODAY
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
ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
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 RightStuf.com 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 www.rightstuf.com and www.nozomient.com.
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