Best of author interviews, Bunny Drop manga, contests & more in ep. 117!

Right Stuf, Inc. is is pleased to welcome FUNimation Brand Manager Amber Barnes to episode 117 of ANIME TODAY.

In this new interview, Barnes discusses how she got her start marketing anime, as well as some of her recent and upcoming anime projects – Casshern Sins, The Slayers seasons 4 and 5 on Blu-ray, and Spice and Wolf. Plus, she reveals details about the Halloween release of the live-action horror-comedy Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl.

Also, Anime Today takes a look back at the podcast’s segments with authors, including Patrick Macias (Otaku USA, Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno), Frederik L. Schodt (The Astro Boy Essays), Fred Ladd (Astro Boy director, Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas), Helen McCarthy (500 Essential Anime Movies, Art of Osamu Tezuka, Manga Cross-Stitch), Jonathan Clements (Schoolgirl Milky Crisis, Anime Encyclopedia) and Patrick W. Galbraith (Otaku Encyclopedia).

Also in Episode 117:

  • Chad shares “What’s Hot” in the world of anime and manga.
  • Rich shares how fans can find “heavenly deals” on Blu-ray, DVDs and more from Media Blasters and its specialty labels. 
  • Marie takes a look at the Yen Press release of the Bunny Drop manga by Yumi Unita.
  • Rich announces the latest Year of the Otaku grab bag winners, plus the winners of the There’s Something About Sunyool manhwa and You’re Beautiful K-drama contests. Then he reminds listeners about the ongoing contest for a Japanese limited-edition stamp set featuring artwork by Golgo 13 creator Takao Saito. And finally, he kicks off a new contest with FUNimation for two Casshern Sins prize packages that each include Part 1 of the anime on DVD, plus a signed metal poster featuring artwork from the series.
  • Listen to clips from the Texhnolyze CD soundtracks – Music Only Music But Music and The Man of Men – from Geneon Music.
  • Also hear tracks from artists Aoi Kidokoro (“Hotarubi” from Yume Maboroshi No Shiro), KEYTALK (“Blue Moon Light” from TIMES SQUARE), and Roma Tanaka (title track from LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL).
  • And finally, ANIME TODAY highlights some of the newest fan reviews from visitors.

Ready to listen in? Check out episode 117 now!

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