ANIME TODAY #101: Previewing the New York Anime Festival 2009 With Organizers Peter Tatara & Kim MuellerPosted on: Friday, September 11, 2009
Episode 101 Run Time: 46:22 | Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Peter Tatara and Kim Mueller – the programming director and programming coordinator for the New York Anime Festival – to episode 101 of ANIME TODAY.
In this new interview, Tatara and Mueller talk about the array of featured guests and activities taking place during the New York Anime Festival weekend of September 25-27, 2009. This year’s guests of honor are Yoshiyuki Tomino, the creator of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, and Yui Makino, who portrayed “Sakura’ in Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE and performed a theme song for it, as well as ARIA, Aquarion, Welcome to the NHK and others. Special events include the Del Rey Manga-sponsored pre-party, a celebration of Gundam’s 30th anniversary year, the Far East to East showcase (featuring musical guests such as Japan’s AKB48), plus premieres, screenings and panels featuring a variety of guests from all facets of North America’s anime and manga publishing industries.
Also in Episode 101: • Chad shares “What’s Hot” in the world of anime and manga. • Christy reminds fans of how they can make time for savings on DVDs and more from Section23 and the labels it distributes. • Rich announces the latest Year of the Otaku winners (and a new weekly contest), as well as the Eureka Seven movie pass winners. Then he reminds fans of the ongoing contest for a limited-edition Fruits Basket print from FUNimation. • Nick and Rich provide a rundown of upcoming conventions, courtesy of AnimeCons.com. • Marie takes a look at Phantom Dream, another manga from the creator of Fruits Basket, Natsuki Takaya. • Listen to musical clips from the JapanFiles.com CD LOUD CUT by the group Swinging Popsicle. • And finally, ANIME TODAY highlights some of the newest fan reviews from RightStuf.com visitors.Full Show Notes