To Heart: Bonds of Friendship (Vol. 3)

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RIGHT STUF ANNOUNCES JUNE 26 RELEASE OFTO HEART, VOL. 3: BONDS OF FRIENDSHIP

Fully restored video, more mini-episodes & introduction of favorite character!

GRIMES, IA, March 19, 2007 – Anime producer The Right Stuf International is pleased to announce the release of TO HEART, Vol. 3: Bonds of Friendship on June 26, 2007.

This third of four volumes features episodes 8-10, plus the next two “mini” episodes (“omake”) found on the Japanese DVD release. Additionally, To Heart, Vol. 3 marks the introduction of robot-girl “Multi,” whose extreme popularity in Japan elevated the character to an almost iconic status.

Based on one of Japan’s most popular games, To Heart follows childhood friends Akari and Hiroyuki, and their classmates, as they deal with life’s everyday – and not-so-everyday – dramas. This tale of love, relationships and friendship has been a fan favorite since its 1999 Japanese television debut. Perceptive American fans may recognize the series from its numerous “cameos” in the best-selling Comic Party anime. Available to U.S. audiences for the first time ever, Right Stuf’s release of To Heart features a complete video restoration of the entire 13-episode series.

In To Heart, Vol. 3: Bonds of Friendship:

Episode 8: “A Tranquil Time”

Midterms are fast approaching, so everyone’s getting together at Akari’s to study! Except… Masashi gets called away at the last minute, and Shiho’s sick with a cold. So Hiroyuki and Akari suddenly have the house and the whole day to themselves!

Episode 9: “Where The Heart Is”

The Cultural Festival is here, and everyone’s excited, except for Tomoko. As the Student Rep for Class 2-B, she’s in charge of the café they’re going to hold, but the other students keep changing plans behind her back. Is the café doomed to failure before it even opens?

Episode 10: “Dreaming Smile”

There’s a new girl in school – and she’s like no one you’ve ever seen! Multi has charming eyes, bright green hair and the strangest metal ears. She’s a prototype maid robot, and she’s been sent to Hiroyuki’s school for a final field test. But no one expected things to end up like this!

Special Mini Episode 3

The girls’ personalities are all mixed up! Have they lost their minds, or is it Hiroyuki that’s nuts?

Special Mini Episode 4

Lesson for the day: A rich girl and a maid robot make interesting fishing companions.

For more information about To Heart, visit the series site at toheart.rightstuf.com.

TO HEART, VOL. 3: BONDS OF FRIENDSHIP

Vol. 3 of 4

Pre-Book: 5/29/2007

Street Date: 6/26/2007

Runtime: Approximately 75 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color

Genre: Drama / Romance

Suggested Rating: 7+

Format: DVD (English, Japanese, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)

Catalog#: RSDVD0703

ISBN: 1-57032-846-3

UPC#: 7-42617-0703-2-7

SRP: $19.99

Bonus DVD content includes:

Reversible cover, translation notes, line art gallery, character bios, scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for English and Japanese dialogue, English subtitles, plus English on-screen translations.

Cover image is located at

 

http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd0703.jpg TO HEART © 1999 AQUAPLUS / KSSABOUT THE RIGHT STUF INTERNATIONAL

Founded in 1987, The Right Stuf International was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation (“anime”) industry. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products as well as information about the anime/manga industry, in general. On the production side, Right Stuf is dedicated to creating the highest quality products and chooses to focus on a limited number of anime titles each year. With a product line ranging from anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba and Gigantor to the most modern comedies and dramas, such as His and Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Comic Party, Shingu, Ninja Nonsense and To Heart, Right Stuf produces quality anime for fans of all ages. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com

 

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