The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye DVD Collection (Litebox)
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 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 all 24 episodes!
Character bios, including some with commentary by Megumi Toyoguchi (Honoka), Japanese voice actor interviews, music videos and trailers.
Spoken Languages: English (5.1 & 2.0, Stereo), Japanese (Stereo), English subtitles.
The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye DVD - Litebox Announced!
December 10, 2013: Nozomi Entertainment is pleased to announce The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye - Litebox will be released on April 1, 2014!
The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye DVD Collection (Thinpak) Announced!
August 25, 2010: 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 Collection (Thinpak) on December 7, 2010.
The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye Complete DVD Collection Announced!
January 29, 2009: Right Stuf, Inc./Nozomi Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures USA are pleased to announce the release of The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye Complete DVD Collection on April 28, 2009.
Vote for The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye!
APRIL 04, 2008: Vote for The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye in SPJA/ Anime Expo's Industry Awards! The Third was named as finalist in FOUR categories: Anna Morrow was nominated for Best Voice Actress (English), plus the series picked up additional nominations for Best Mechanical Design, Best Background Design and Best Original (Musical) Score! Be sure to visit their site (http://www.spja.org/spja-industry-awards/) and make your vote count before 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 15, 2008!
The Third has been honored with some recent accolades!
APRIL 04, 2008: IGN recognized the series with multiple IGN.com Editor's Choice Awards, and PLAY Magazine named The Third to their list of the "Top 25 Anime for 2007" in their big anime year-in-review feature!
Volume 6 of The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye Announced!
FEBRUARY 21 2008: We're pleased to announce the release of The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, VOL. 6: Final Decisions on May 27, 2008.
Volume 5 of The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye Announced!
DECEMBER 13, 2007: We're pleased to announce the release of The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, VOL. 5: SHADOWS OF THE PAST on March 25, 2008.
Volume 4 of The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye Announced!
OCTOBER 23, 2007: We're excited to announce our first release for 2008! The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, DVD Vol. 4: DESERT PHANTOM will be available on January 29, 2008.
Volume 3 of The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye Announced!
AUGUST 23, 2007: We're excited to announce The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, DVD Vol. 3: GRAVESTONE will be available on November 27, 2007, in two versions: a regular, disc-only edition and a limited edition that includes two, exclusive puzzles (featuring artwork from the series) and an art box designed to house all six DVDs!
Winners of our first contest for The Third Announced!
AUGUST 03, 2007: We're pleased to announce the winners of our first contest for The Third! Congratulations to the following winners: Jon M, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Chad K of Gilroy, California; Terri A of Costa Mesa, California; and Lizeth M of Anaheim, California! Each of you just won a $10 gift certificate to RightStuf.com! And we're also pleased to announce that Alex P of Kyle, Texas and Natalie M of Flint, Michigan will each be receiving a $25 certificate to RightStuf.com!
Watch Episode 1 of The Third for FREE on IGN.com!
JUNE 25, 2007: That's right: You can preview the series - and it's English-language dub - by following this link!
The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye Volume 1 Extras Announced!
JUNE 19, 2007: First up, some news about the extras for DVD Vol. 1: It will include a reversible cover, character art galleries, character bios (with commentary), voice actor interviews, music videos 1 & 2 and a 12-page booklet. We've received a sneak peek at (both sides of) the cover and at booklet, and they're looking pretty sweet! Also, we have some manga news: TOKYOPOP's bringing the manga for The Third to North America in 2008!
The Third in OTAKU USA Magazine
JUNE 08, 2007: Can't wait to see The Third on DVD? Well, you can this month (sort of)! The official launch issue of OTAKU USA Magazine - on stands now - includes an anamorphic trailer for The Third on its DVD pack-in, along with a bunch of other Right Stuf goodies! It's also featured on the first DVD volume of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya!
Volume 1 of The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye Announced!
April 18, 2007: We're excited to announce that the first volume of The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye will be available on July 31, 2007!
The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye Licensed by Right Stuf!
February 26, 2007: Right Stuf is pleased to announce it has been selected by Kadokawa Pictures USA to handle North American production and distribution for the 2006 anime series The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye.
"One of the Top 25 Anime for 2007" - PLAY Magazine's Anime Year in Review Recipient - IGN.com Editors' Choice Award
"...audiences who enjoy titles like Fullmetal Alchemist, where action and humor are balanced with weightier emotions, will enjoy The Third." - ICV2 Guide to Anime, Q4 2007
"a must-see" - Vol. 2 Review - IGN.com
"The anime surprise of the year, The Third continues to deliver" - Vol. 2 Review - PLAY Magazine
"a real surprise." - Vol. 2 Review - AnimeOnDVD.com
"the action is top-notch" - Vol. 1 Review - SCI FI Magazine
"The series expertly mixes sci-fi, mecha and mystery to create a genuinely different and interesting story that's easy to get into and very watchable." - Vol. 1 Review - Newtype USA
"Enough action, you'll need three eyes to watch it!" - Vol. 1 Review - IGN.com
"while the series could get by on its action scenes, pleasant characters, byplay between Honoka, Bogie, and Iks, and cute overreactions of Honoka, its philosophical, even poetic ruminations make it stand out." - Vol. 1 Review - Anime News Network
"an anime big on action yet even bigger on character." - Vol. 1 Review - Animation Insider
"All in all The Third is a very strong title that is worth picking up. The story has a fair amount of humor that is actually funny, and plot development is very thorough allowing ample time to get to know each of the main characters very well. There is plenty for everyone on this DVD, and I think it is nice to see a samurai mech anime that isn't full of angst for a change." - Vol. 1 Review - Animation World News
"an impressive beginning" - Vol. 1 Review - Underland Online
"The Third' won't leave you feeling blue" - Vol. 1 Review - Detroit News Anime Blog
"...does a good job of kicking off what looks to be a great anime series" - Vol. 1 Review - GameVortex.com
"Make sure you check this one out. Highly Recommended." - Vol. 1 Review - DVD Talk
"Find it, get it, and wait for more." - Vol. 1 Review - PLAY Magazine
"a high action title that really delivers" - Vol. 1 Review - Otaku Review
"our money is laying heavy odds that [Honoka] will impress a lot of you into buying the series. Good job!" - DVD Talk's Anime Talk
"just the right mixture of style" - Vol. 1 Review - AnimeOnDVD.com
"Honoka proves to be an exciting vehicle for Kawajiri style Ninja Scroll/anime samurai action." - Ain't It Cool News
"pure sci-fi adventure" - Vol. 1 Review - Active Anime
"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, June 2007
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 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.
The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye (The Third: Aoi Hitomi no Shojo) © 2006 The Third Partners.