FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RIGHT STUF and KADOKAWA PICTURES USA Announce THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE, DVD VOL. 2: TENDING WOUNDS Second of six volumes streets on September 25, 2007
GRIMES, IA, June 21, 2007 – 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, DVD VOL. 2: TENDING WOUNDS on September 25, 2007.
“It’s got everything from an innocent and adorable (albeit hyper!) heroine to swordfighting, psychic pretty boys (and girls!), über-technologies, a post-apocalyptic world in chaos… need we say more?” – Newtype USA
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 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.
One Girl. One Tank. No Problem.
After their last devastating encounter with Blue Breaker, Honoka and the others try to pick up the pieces, but there’s not much time to recover. The cold blue enforcer is closing in fast, and this time, there’s nothing holding him back. She may be outmatched and outgunned, but Honoka isn’t about to give up without a fight! Meanwhile, something dangerous has begun to stir out in the desert. It’s got the Third worried, and when the Third are worried, others should be terrified… Contains episodes 5-8.
For downloads and more information about The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, visit the series site at www.thethirdanime.com. THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE, DVD VOL. 2: TENDING WOUNDS Vol. 2 of 6
Street Date: 9/25/2007
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 #: RSDVD0719
Scene access, Dolby 5.1 mix for English dialogue, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for English and Japanese dialogue, English subtitles, plus English on-screen translations. Plus: Reversible cover, character art galleries, character bios with commentary by Megumi Toyoguchi (Honoka), color booklet and Right Stuf trailers.
* Product specifications and content may be subject to change.
Cover image is located at http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd0719.jpg
THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE © 2006 The Third Partners.
ABOUT THE RIGHT STUF, INC.
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 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, Comic Party, 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.rightstuf.com and www.nozomient.com. ABOUT KADOKAWA PICTURES USA
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.