Right Stuf's ANIME TODAY Interviews New York Anime Festival Organizers John McGeary & Peter Tatara

Event preview, gift giving in Japan, contests, reviews & more in episode 54.

GRIMES, IA, November 21, 2007 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome two of the organizers of the upcoming New York Anime Festival (NYAF) - Vice President and Show Manager John McGeary and Programming Manager Peter Tatara - to episode 54 of ANIME TODAY.

In this new interview and preview of the show, which will take place on the weekend of December 7-9, 2007, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, McGeary and Tatara share why they feel it is important to offer professional events alongside fan-oriented programming, talk about their extensive guest list and share details about NYAF-exclusive premieres, the World Cosplay Summit masquerade competition, musical performances, the maid café and more.

Also in episode 54 of ANIME TODAY:

  • Chad tells listeners "What's Hot" in the world of anime and manga.
  • Shawne kicks off the holiday season with a new sale, "Be Quick Like a Ninja," that gives customers 30% off almost everything at RightStuf.com.
  • Kris and Judy talk about Japanese customs that surround the giving of gifts between friends in a new installment of the "Anime and Gamers' Guide."
  • Rich and Nick announce the winners of the contest for weekend passes to the New York Anime Festival and remind listeners about the contest celebrating Viz Pictures' DVD releases of the two Gackt: Greatest Filmography video collections and the film Ping Pong, as well as the contest celebrating the launch of the official MySpace pages for Anime Today and Nozomi Entertainment.
  • Marie checks out the anime series Mushishi.
  • And finally, ANIME TODAY highlights some of the newest fan reviews from RightStuf.com visitors.

Visit www.rightstuf.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 TODAY listeners, submit your suggestions for future episodes and more at the official ANIME TODAY forums at AnimeOnDVD.com: (http://www.animeondvd.com/forum/showforum.php?fid/57/).

Visit ANIME TODAY on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/animetoday.

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

Founded in 1987, 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, Comic Party, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Ninja Nonsense, To Heart and The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, 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.