Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. 3×3 Eyes is a manga created by acclaimed mangaka Yuzo Takada, and is his most successful series. It spans 40 volumes, beginning in 1987 and finally ending in 2002. It was serialized in Young Magazine. In 1993, it won the Kodansha Manga Award for sh nen. The English-language manga was being published by Dark Horse Comics, but was canceled before the release of volume 9 in 2005. There are also two anime OVA series based on 3×3 Eyes and were first released in 1991 and 1995. The first consisted of four half hour episodes and the second consisted of three forty five minute episodes. They cover the storyline up to volume 5 of the manga. Originally published by Streamline in the US in 1995, the two OVAs were eventually re-dubbed and released in 2001 by Pioneer LDC in a collected set. Sazan is the Japanese word for 3x3, as in multiplication tables. It is also the nearest possible transliteration in Japanese kana of the English word "southern", and Takada''s favorite music group happens to be Southern All Stars.