The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye: Vol. 3 – Gravestone

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RIGHT STUF/NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT &

KADOKAWA PICTURES USA Unveil Art Box & Puzzles for THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE, DVD VOL. 3: GRAVESTONE LIMITED EDITION Available on Nov. 27, 2007

GRIMES, IA, September 10, 2007 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc./Nozomi Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures USA are pleased to unveil the artwork for the collectible box and extras that will be released with the Limited Edition version of THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE, DVD Vol. 3: GRAVESTONE on November 27, 2007.

In addition to two exclusive puzzles, the Vol. 3 Limited Edition will include an art box featuring illustrations created originally by Nao Goto for The Third’s Japanese art boxes. (The collectible box available with the Vol. 3 L.E. is designed to house the entire six-volume North American DVD release.)

As previously announced, THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE, DVD Vol.

3: GRAVESTONE also will be available in a standard, disc-only edition.

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

- “a real surprise” – AnimeOnDVD.com

- “It’s got everything… need we say more?” – Newtype USA

- “Find it, get it, and wait for more.” – PLAY Magazine

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.

The deadly swirling vortex known only as “Gravestone” continues to expand, destroying everything in its path – and Honoka is headed straight toward it! Blissfully unaware of the danger lying ahead, she’s busy tracking sand dragons and dealing with an unexpected visitor, Paife. The mysterious, raven-haired beauty has invited herself along, claiming that she’s there to help, and Honoka is about to need all the help she can get! Contains episodes 9-12.

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. 3: GRAVESTONE Limited Edition (w/ Art Box and Puzzles) Vol. 3 of 6

Pre-Book: 10/30/2007

Street Date: 11/27/2007

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 #: RSDVD0728

ISBN: 1-57032-769-6

UPC: 7-42617-0728-2-6

SRP: $34.99

This limited-edition version of The Third, DVD Vol. 3 includes two exclusive puzzles, featuring artwork from the series, plus a collectible art box that can house all six DVD volumes.

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THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE (c) 2006 The Third Partners

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Also available:

THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE, DVD VOL. 3: GRAVESTONE Vol. 3 of 6

Pre-Book: 10/30/2007

Street Date: 11/27/2007

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 #: RSDVD0723

ISBN: 1-57032-757-2

UPC: 7-42617-0723-2-1

SRP: $24.99

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, 12-page color booklet and Right Stuf trailers.

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THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE (c) 2006 The Third Partners

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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.

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