ANIME TODAY #71: Hitting Anime Expo 2008

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During Shawne’s AX panel for Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment, the Dark Lord revealed our latest announcements and then fielded more than a half hour of some terrific fan questions. Lisa Marie was also at AX again this year with portable recorder and digital camera in hand. Thanks to her hard work, we’ve got some great interviews and photos of cosplayers and con-goers scattered throughout this show as well.

The music for this episode is from the Guitar Vaders cds Dawn and Happy East thanks to JapanFiles.com. A full list of the tracks and the times each one was played will be posted at the bottom of this episode’s show notes at AnimeToday.com.

What’s Hot in the World of Anime and Manga with Chad is up first and then test your knowledge of anime and manga with an all new Uso Deshou mystery plot. Shawne’s wrapping up the Savings You’ll Dig sale on Bandai Entertainment DVDs and more and then hit the halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center with Lisa Marie.

We’re kicking off a K-drama contest, continuing our FUNimation contest and wrapping up the VIZ Pictures contest this episode and Nick and Rich will bring you the details of them later in the episode. What better way to stir up conversion between anime fans than to ask them who their favorite character is? At AX, this was one of the questions Lisa Marie was asking the fans, and we’ll bring you their responses next. We’ll then pick up with the conclusion of our AX panel when you’ll find out more about Right Stuf and Nozomi. We’re deep into the convention season at this point, and Nick and Rich will bring you a few highlights of what’s coming up. Lisa Marie then continues her conversations with the fans at AX, and then we’ll being you a few customer reviews from our store at RightStuf.com. And finally, we’ll be wrapping up this episode with Lisa Marie and your favorite pocky picks.

What's Hot?

Sasami has an amazing secret: magic courses through her veins! But the spunky fifth-grader is not alone, for all over the world girls and boys are awakening to their powers. Under the guise of the Cooking Club and with the guidance of Miss Washu, Sasami and her friends will learn to harness their newfound abilities and come to depend upon each other through thick and thin. From homeroom to far distant realms, their journey will be one taken hand in hand. Welcome to the Magical Girls Club, where the supernatural is normal, and friendship is the greatest gift of all! Join the club when the Sasami Season 1 DVD Box set, a spin-off from the beloved Tenchi Muyo universe, weaves its spell on August 12.

Rokuro Okajima was a meek, mundane man on a business trip to South East Asia, but things quickly went from pleasure cruise to festival of pain when modern day pirates boarded his ship and took him hostage… and instead of remaining a prisoner, he became one of the group! Now, along with his comrades in arms — Revy Two Hand, Dutch the Boss, and Benny the Mechanic — Rokuro is part of the crew of the Black Lagoon! The gang’s most recent adventure finds them in a sticky position between a set of twin killers and a group of mafia leaders. With the murderers and the Mafiosos in a full-blown war of attrition, the crew of the Black Lagoon find themselves between a rock and an explosive place. Join the long-awaited continuation of their adventure when Black Lagoon Second Barrage DVD 1, and DVD 1 Special Edition weigh anchor on August 19th.

A woman compelled to choose disaster. A girl who can make all her dreams come true. A young boy who can control lightning. These stories and more await you in Faust, a collection of fiction inspired by the fantastic world of manga and featuring artwork by some of the best in the business. Faust includes stories from NISIOISIN, CLAMP, Otsuichi, TYPE-MOON, and more, as well as columns, interviews, and other bonus features! Editor Katsushi Ota invites you to immerse yourself in the brightest minds on the cutting edge of manga, when Faust Anthology 1 releases on August 19th.

For as long as Akari can remember, she and Hiroyuki have always been friends. But with time, everything changes, and her feelings have turned into something more. As a new semester of high school begins, will these two childhood companions come closer together or drift further apart? Join Hiroyuki, Akari and all their friends - the bubbly Shiho, the quiet Serika, the lovely Kotone, and more - in this heartwarming tale of love, relationships and friendship! Watch all thirteen episodes, plus the six mini episodes, when the To Heart DVD Collection arrives on August 26th.

Save 25% or more on these titles by preordering them from RightStuf.com at least 10 days before their street dates. Get another 10% off by joining the Got Anime purchasing club for Frequent Buyers.

Check out the PREORDERS and the Got Anime? Purchasing Club!

Shawne's Specials and the Savings You'll Dig Sale!

Shawne's Specials and the Savings You'll Dig Sale!

See all of Shawne's Weekly Specials!
Check out the Bargain Bin!

Check out the PREORDERS and the Got Anime? Purchasing Club!

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Right Stuf Contests and Updates

Nana 2 DVD (S) LiveAction First, congratulations to the winners of our contest celebrating Viz Pictures’ DVD releases of the live-action NANA and NANA 2 films, which are both based on Ai Yazawa’s popular manga. Christopher W of Uniontown, Pennsylvania and Graham R of Lake Mills, Iowa will each soon be receiving gift packages that include NANA 2 on DVD plus a movie poster!


Beck DVD Box Set (Hyb)

Right Stuf and FUNimation are gearing up for this month’s release of the Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad DVD Box Set by offering listeners a chance to win one of five packages that include the soon-to-be released box set and an official BECK wristband! To enter – and find out more about Beck – check out our Contest page in the “What’s Hot” bar at RightStuf.com – before July 31st. We’ll announce the winners during the August 1st episode of Anime Today!

 


And now we’re excited to team up with YA Entertainment for a brand-new K-drama contest in honor of their first DVD release for the quirky drama Be Strong, Geum-soon! One lucky listener will win a K-drama goody bag that contains the first box set of the series – and clocks in at 41 episodes(!) – plus a copy of Korean Drama Classics, Vol. 1, which features the first episodes of My Lovely Sam-Soon, Stairway to Heaven and Damo: The Undercover Lady Detective! To enter – and find out more about Be Strong, Geum-soon! – check out our Contest page in the “What’s Hot” bar at RightStuf.com – before July 31st. We’ll announce the winners during the next episode of Anime Today!

 

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This episiode features music from:

  • Guitar Vader Dawn

    Guitar Vader, Dawn

    0:02:26 --- 03. Bird ship

    0:08:05 --- 04. Blue Velvet

    0:22:00 --- 01. SATISFY

    0:43:52 --- 04. Blue Velvet

    0:47:45 --- 01. SATISFY

    1:09:00 --- 08. Cutting evil smile diablo

    1:22:19 --- 02. mysterious dirty girl

    1:24:18 --- 04. Blue Velvet

    1:26:58 --- 09. SATISFY KIDKUT REMIX

  • Guitar Vader Happy East

    Guitar Vader, Happy East

    0:00:00 --- 07. Morrison House

    0:05:51 --- 06. Ape Sound

    0:42:20 --- 02. Sister Devil

    1:25:56 --- 01. She's So Heavy

  • Fresh Cuts from Japan CD 1

    Fresh Cuts from Japan CD 1

  • Fresh Cuts from Japan CD 2

    Fresh Cuts from Japan CD 2