Episode 111 Run Time: 1:08:27 | Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Joel Enos – VIZ Media’s senior editor for Shonen Jump manga and the editor of Stan Lee and Hiroyuki Takei’s ULTIMO manga – to episode 111 of ANIME TODAY.
In this new interview, Enos talks about the storyline and premise of Ultimo, the manga collaboration between legendary U.S. comics creator Stan Lee (Spider-Man, X-Men) and Japanese author and artist Hiroyuki Takei (Shaman King). He also discusses the unique working relationship between the two comics legends and Ultimo’s appeal to both manga fans and fans of Western comics. And he also tells fans about some of the surprises – color pages and more – they can find in the pages of Ultimo’s graphic novel volumes.
Ultimo, by Stan Lee and Hiroyuki Takei, is currently serialized in VIZ’s English-language edition of Shonen Jump, and the first collected, graphic novel volume of Ultimo is now available.
Also in Episode 111: • Chad shares “What’s Hot” in the world of anime and manga. • Rich shares how fans can find “breakin’ bargains” on DVDs and more from Geneon. (Through Monday, March 22, 2010.) • Rich announces the latest Year of the Otaku winners, as well as the winners of the contest celebrating Viz Pictures’ release of the live-action film 20th Century Boys: The Last Hope. Then he kicks off a new contest leading up to the release of Rental Magica, Part 2 from Nozomi Entertainment. • In the new “Watch Stuf” segment, Christy and Nick chat about the recent DVD release of Hayao Miyazaki’s film Ponyo. • Marie takes a look at FUNimation’s release of Slayers Revolution, the fourth season of the long-running fantasy series. • Listen to clips from Yoko Kanno’s Earth Maiden Arjuna: Into the Another World soundtrack from Geneon Music. Also hear tracks from JapanFiles.com artists SAWA (“Bubbles” from the CD Figure and Shadow) and astrid (“yes” from their self-titled CD). • And finally, ANIME TODAY highlights some of the newest fan reviews from RightStuf.com visitors.Full Show Notes