Right Stuf's ANIME TODAY Looks at the Year in Anime With Chris Beveridge of AnimeOnDVD.com

Plus an Ohayocon 2008 preview, Wii workouts, reviews & more in episode 57.

GRIMES, IA, January 4, 2008 - Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Chris Beveridge - the founder and webmaster of Anime On DVD (AnimeOnDVD.com), - to episode 57 of ANIME TODAY.

In this "anime year in review," Beveridge shares his thoughts about 2007's biggest anime stories, industry trends in licensing and packaging, the future of high-def anime and what fans can look forward to in 2008.

Also in episode 57 of ANIME TODAY:

  • Chad tells listeners "What's Hot" in the world of anime and manga.
  • Shawne reminds fans about the final days of Right Stuf's BIG New Year's Clearance sale.
  • Dustin Phillips, chairperson of Ohayocon 2008, previews the signature events, panels and more that await for those attending the eighth annual convention in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Kris and Judy talk about new video games, available in Japan and in North America, that can help anime fans keep their New Year's resolutions in the "Anime and Gamers' Guide."
  • Rich and Nick announce the winners of our contest for Geneon Entertainment "Volume 1" gift packs and kick off a new contest for a Love*Com gift pack from Viz Pictures.
  • Marie recommends the Hell Girl anime.
  • Judy-sensei starts 2008 with a new Japanese 101 lesson.
  • 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, 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.