FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RIGHT STUF/NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT & KADOKAWA PICTURES USA Announce THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE, DVD VOL. 5: SHADOWS OF THE PAST Fifth of six volumes to street on March 25, 2008
GRIMES, IA, December 13, 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, VOL. 5: SHADOWS OF THE PAST on March 25, 2008.
* “a must-see” – IGN.com
* “The anime surprise of the year, The Third continues to deliver.” – PLAY Magazine
* “a real surprise” – AnimeOnDVD.com
* “It’s got everything… need we say more?” – Newtype USA
* “Make sure you check this one out. Highly recommended.”- DVD Talk
One Girl. One Tank. No Problem.
Guarding the planet on high from their shining city of Hyperius, The Third may seem to be perfect, but even they have dark secrets they’d rather remained buried. When Honoka heads off for a rendezvous about a new job, the jack-of-all-trades discovers that her client is a particularly high-ranking Third named Fila Marique. But just as their meeting begins, Fila’s auto-enforcers turn on their master and attempt to kill her! It seems The Third’s past has come back to haunt them, and Honoka is caught in the crossfire! Contains episodes 17-20.
About THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE
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.
Volumes 1 through 3 of the series are now available, with Vol. 3: Gravestone offered in two variations: a standard, disc-only edition and a limited edition that includes two, exclusive puzzles – featuring artwork from the series – plus an art box, designed to house the entire six-volume North American DVD release. Vol. 4: Desert Phantom is due to street on January 29, 2008.
For downloads and more information about The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, and the story so far, visit the series site at www.thethirdanime.com. THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE, DVD VOL. 5: SHADOWS OF THE PAST Vol. 5 of 6
Street Date: 3/25/2008
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 #: RSDVD0803
Case Quantity: 30
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/Nozomi Entertainment trailers.
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ABOUT 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, 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.