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Right Stuf's Nozomi Ent. Announces the Third: the Girl With the Blue Eye Collection (Thinpak) for December 2010

Entire 24-episode sci-fi series with thin-profile art box available Dec. 7, 2010

GRIMES, Iowa, August 25, 2010 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE DVD Collection (Thinpak) will be available on December 7, 2010.

The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye DVD Collection will include the complete 24-episode television series, plus video extras, and be housed in thin-profile, collectors' art box. The set will feature Dolby Digital 5.1 English audio, plus Dolby Digital 2.0 English and Japanese audio options, English subtitles and English on-screen translations.

• “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 of PLAY Magazine's Top 25 Anime for 2007

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.

Visit www.thethirdanime.com for downloads and more information about The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, to view the series trailer, and to pre-order the upcoming DVD set.


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: 11/2/2010
Street Date: 12/7/2010
Runtime: Approximately 600 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Anamorphic Widescreen, Color
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action / Adventure
Suggested Rating: 15+

Format: DVD (5.1 and 2.0 English Audio, 2.0 Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD1036
ISBN: 1-57032-653-3
UPC: 7-42617-1036-2-9
SRP: $49.99

Discs/Set: 6
Case Qty: 9 / case

DVD Features:
Scene access, Dolby 5.1 audio for English dialogue, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for English and Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: 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 and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.

** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.

Currently celebrating its 23rd 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 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, Ninja Nonsense, The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, Emma - A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us, ARIA, Gakuen Alice, Rental Magica and Junjo Romantica, 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.

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