Right Stuf & Kadokawa Pictures USA Announce THE THIRD Complete DVD Collection

First-ever collection of acclaimed series streets on April 28, 2009

GRIMES, IA, January 29, 2009 – 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 Complete DVD Collection on April 28, 2009.

One of PLAY Magazine's Top 25 Anime for 2007
“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
“Honoka” - Theron's Character of the Year (Tie)
Anime News Network's Anime in America: Carl and Theron's Best of 2008

2008 SPJA Award Nominee:
Best Voice Actress English (Anna Morrow as “Honoka”), Best Mechanical Design,
Best Background Design and Best Original Score

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 17 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 was released in North America 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.

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


One Girl. One Tank. No Problem. In a devastated world overrun by monstrous bugs and ravaged by outlaws, there's only one person to call when you really need a job done right: Honoka. With a sixth sense for danger, sword skills that are second to none, and a smart-aleck A.I. tank by the name of Bogie, she's ready to tackle any job and solve any problem for her clients. But while crossing the desert one night, she finds a young man alone in the wasteland. It's the first step of a journey that will challenge even Honoka's amazing skills to their very limit! Contains the complete 24-episode TV series!

Pre-Book: 3/31/2009
Street Date: 4/28/2009
Runtime: Approximately 600 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Anamorphic Widescreen, Color
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Suggested Rating: 15+

Format: DVD (5.1 and 2.0 English Audio, 2.0 Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD0911
ISBN: 1-57032-783-1
UPC: 7-42617-0911-2-4
SRP: $79.99

Discs/Set: 6
Case Qty: 5

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 DVD covers, character bios (including some with commentary by Megumi Toyoguchi, the voice of “Honoka”), Japanese voice actor interviews, music videos (including some with karaoke music tracks), U.S. series trailer, six color booklets, three exclusive pencil boards and Right Stuf/Nozomi Entertainment trailers.

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Currently celebrating its 21st year in business, 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 RightStuf.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, The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us and ARIA, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.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 RING” franchise 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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