Right Stuf/Nozomi Entertainment & Kadokawa Pictures USA Announce The Third: The Girl With The Blue Eye, Dvd Vol. 6: Final Decisions

GRIMES, IA, February 21, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc./Nozomi Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures USA are pleased to announce the release of THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE, VOL. 6: FINAL DECISIONS on May 27, 2008.

· “a must-see” – IGN.com

· “The anime surprise of the year, The Third continues to deliver.” - PLAY Magazine

· “a real surprise” – AnimeOnDVD.com

· “Expertly mixes sci-fi, mecha and mystery to create a genuinely different and interesting story.” - Newtype USA

· “Make sure you check this one out.”- DVD Talk

· “…audiences who enjoy titles like Fullmetal Alchemist, where action and humor are balanced with weightier emotions, will enjoy The Third.”- ICv2

One Girl. One Tank. No Problem.

Rona Fauna holds the world hostage. But what is her true goal? Is she even who she claims to be? Meanwhile, Honoka continues her mission to rescue Joganki from Rona's clutches. Cut off from help, with the mechanical assassin Blue Breaker as her only ally, she must venture even further into the nanomachine-infested fortress. If she can't reach Rona in time, it could mean the end – not only for Joganki, but for the entire world! Contains episodes 21-24. (FINAL VOLUME!)


The 24-episode anime, also known as “The Third – Aoi Hitomi no Shoujo,” is based upon a popular series of novels and short stories written by Ryou Hoshino and illustrated by Nao Goto.

Spanning more than 16 volumes, the original fiction has appeared in Japan's Dragon Magazine since 1999, alongside the serialized novels that inspired the hit Full Metal Panic! and Slayers anime series. Additionally, a manga adaptation of The Third – which is scheduled for a Spring 2008 North American release by TOKYOPOP – ran in Dragon Age magazine, home to the Full Metal Panic!, Slayers and Chrono Crusade manga.

XEBEC (D.N.Angel, Negima!, Fafner, Elemental Gelade) produced the animation for the TV series, which ran on Japan's WOWOW satellite channel – known for original anime programming such as Cowboy Bebop, Ergo Proxy, The Big O and Paranoia Agent – from April through October of 2006.

Volumes 1 through 4 of the series are now available, with Vol. 3: Gravestone offered in two variations: a standard, disc-only edition and a limited edition that includes two, exclusive puzzles – featuring artwork from the series – plus an art box, designed to house the entire six-volume North American DVD release. Vol. 5: Shadows of the Past is due to street on March 25, 2008.

For downloads and more information about The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, and the story so far, visit the series site at www.thethirdanime.com.

Vol. 6 of 6
Pre-Book: 4/29/2008
Street Date: 5/27/2008
Runtime: Approximately 100 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Anamorphic Widescreen, Color
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Suggested Rating: 15+

Format: DVD (5.1 and 2.0 English, 2.0 Japanese, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD0804
ISBN: 1-57032-761-0
UPC: 7-42617-0804-2-5
SRP: $24.99

Discs: 1
Case Quantity: 30

DVD Features:
Scene access, Dolby 5.1 mix for English dialogue, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for English and Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. Plus: Reversible cover, character bios, karaoke music videos, U.S. series trailer, 12-page color booklet and Right Stuf/Nozomi Entertainment trailers.

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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 Right Stuf.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.Right Stuf.com and www.nozomient.com.

Kadokawa Pictures USA is the Los Angeles-based arm of international multimedia empire Kadokawa Holdings, Inc., which includes: Kadokawa Shoten Publishing, one of the largest publishers in Japan; distributor and production company Kadokawa Herald Pictures; and Kadokawa Daiei Film Studios.

Remakes from the Kadokawa library include the successful “THE RINGfranchise and smash hit “THE GRUDGE,” as well as “SHALL WE DANCE?,” “DARK WATER” and the upcoming “ONE MISSED CALL.”

Kadokawa publishes over 100 fiction titles a month, is one of the largest publishers of manga (comics) in Japan, and produces and finances up to seven new films a year, as well as creating video games for distribution throughout Pan Asia.

In addition, Kadokawa produces many animated projects each year, including TV series, OVAs and animated films such as Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

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