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The Third: Aoi Hitomi no Shoujo

The Third: Aoi Hitomi no Shoujo

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye
Japanese: ザ・サード 蒼い瞳の少女


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 14, 2006 to Oct 27, 2006
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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In the distant future, because of an interplanetary war that had continued on for centuries, civilizations were ruined. Human beings have lost everything, and only 1/5th of the population survived. A strange breed of humans, ''The Third'' is said to have appeared just after the war. They possess a third eye, as their name suggests, that appear as oval-shaped red pupils called "space eyes'' over their conventional two eyes. Using them, they can control computer systems and so on, and as such, rule the world by their superior power over technology.

In this world, there is a young woman named Honoka; she is a "jack-of-all-trades" sellsword, and she accepts any job except murder. One day, she happens to find and rescue a young man named Ikus in the desert. Entering his world, and accepting a job from him, the adventure begins for Honoka and Ikus.

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Episodes  0 / 24
Aired  Apr 14, 2006 to Oct 27, 2006
Status  Finished Airing
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Adaptation: The Third

Characters & Voice Actors

Toyoguchi, Megumi
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Ishizuka, Unshou
Ishizuka, Unshou
Sakata, Yuki
Sakata, Yuki


Kamiya, Jun
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Nemoto, Toshizou
Sasaki, Yuuko
Theme Song Performance

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Feb 21, 2007
Story: In a world where a being known as The Third rule the land, we have our heroine, Hanoka. Hanoka, as a Jack-of-all-Trades travels the desert land with her tank doing various jobs. Somewhere along the way, she meets a mysterious man named Ikus. We then get to see their travels together and the interaction with the people they meet along with The Third. During the travels we start to learn more about Hanoka and many of the other people they meet and the mystery behind Ikus starts to unravel.

Fairly simple concept, but the story telling is well done. It is as if you were read more
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Jun 18, 2009
The Third, for me, is a very philosophical and poetic anime. And while I really don't want to say anything as corny as “It is a visual testament to the trials and endurance of the human spirit” It kinda really is just that. On the surface this may look like a regular shounen anime with swords, guns, and mecha granted the gift of speech by means of A.I., but really this show deals with some heavy hitting topics like: depression, rejection, abandonment and loneliness. That's what makes this anime so great, because it has layers like an onion, where you can enjoy the action, comedy, read more
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Jan 9, 2015
Hello Lion Tamers; I'm trying to like an anime again.

But in this case, I just couldn't stomach it enough to watch past the 4th episode. I was forced to drop "The Third: Aoi Hitomi no Shoujo" because of the narration almost everybody thought was so cool.

Feelings of characters, in an anime is tricky. But this particular anime was good enough that the viewer can figure this stuff out. Worse, the narration is not merely too much, it often says things that actually contrast with the feelings of the characters, perceived by this viewer. I suspect I am not the only one to say; "... read more
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Mar 15, 2007
- - [ The Third - Aoi Hitomi no Shoujo :: Eps: 24 ] - -

The Third - Aoi Hitomi no Shoujo, or The Third - The Girl With The Blue Eye, revolves around Honoka who is a jack-of-all-trades. She will accept any job except human murder. The Third is a race of humans, with a third eye on their forehead, allowing them to interact with machines and turn into semi-computers with huge data-processing abilities. Honoka is accompanied by Bogie, a tank with a bio-brain, or an artificial personality if you want. This is the gist of the plot of The Third (Refered henceforth as read more
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Both series follow female protagonists who struggle to free humanity from the shackles of their mysterious and more advanced overseers. Honoka from The Third is definitely more self-sufficient, whereas Scrapped Princess's Pacifica is more your typical damsel in distress. Both shows are quite underrated in my opinion, and feature good character development and a fantastic, colorful setting. 
In both series we have post-apocalyptic world, a main character who values others' life. The plot is similar in various ways 
amazing female lead that kicks everything but that she fights. they both also have a talking electronic friend. they both also have an episodic playing style. if you like the third you will love kino's journey. 
The way the main characters travel to different places and solve problems for other people, the desert setting during their travels, the slightly nostalgic feeling sometimes, and the music is very similar 
The anime both dealt with supernatural occurrences and the question of humanity in this world. With an atmosphere of sadness, sorrow, and happiness. Containing both drama, romance, and a bit of comedy to enrich the quality of both anime. This Ugly Yet Beautiful World and The Third is definitely two anime to watch if you like one of them.  
Both anime dealt with two enemy groups of humanoids and how the conflicts that exist between them could mean the end of the world. The character of the story is also set up to be the same. A strong woman who have a strange encounter with a mysterious man. In the end, the true identity of the man she met is revealed which will decide the fate of the world... the end, or the beginning. 

Opening Theme

"Sajou no Yume" by Sasaki Yuuko

Ending Theme

#1: "ING" by Chou Hikou Shounen (eps 1-12)
#2: "Late Show" by Chou Hikou Shounen (eps 13-24)

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