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From bulletproof dragons to lock-picks, a paper master manipulates paper to their will. In Hong Kong, three young paper masters, Anita, Maggie and Michelle, use their formidable skills to protect Nenene, an author targeted by a mad bomber. As their bodyguard duties take them to Tokyo, they will be educated on the dangers of literacy!
Although based on the same manga, the broadcast series of Read or Die is very different in tone from the original OVA. Novelist Nenene Sumiregawa hasn't written anything in four years--since her friend Yomiko Readman (the heroine of the OVA) disappeared. When terrorists attack Nenene at a signing in Hong Kong, her publisher hires the King Sisters--Michele, Maggie, and Anita--as bodyguards. Like Yomiko, they're "paper masters," using magic to forge powerful weapons out ordinary foolscap. None of the characters is particularly likable: Nenene fusses, Michele is a ditz, Maggie rarely says anything, and Anita is a loudmouth brat. Aside from brief action sequences in episodes 1 and 4, the characters spend most of their time lying around, which makes for dull viewing. R.O.D. the TV ranks among the odder anime series of recent years. (Rated 13 and older: violence, minor profanity) --Charles Solomon
I wont be reviewing the series if you haven't seen it by now then just give it a watch, it's worth it. This will be about the L.E.Box Set its self. R.O.D. Read morePublished 15 months ago by N. Winn
I remember watching this when I was younger!
Awesome series and a great buy!
To this day I still love it!
Usually don't review gift purchases but I happened to watch part of this after my sister plopped it into the DVD player. Read morePublished 23 months ago by JanewayCritic
This series is quirky and entertaining. The disc contains 4 episodes from the beginning of Read or Dream. Read morePublished on October 21, 2009 by Yasu Masamune
Nenene Sumiregawa is a famous author beloved by millions but she has two problems. The first is that she's had writer's block ever since a beloved friend, Yomiko Readman,... Read morePublished on May 27, 2006 by Sesho
I liked Read or Die the movie, the main character was cute and I associated with her book obsession... But something was missing. Read morePublished on January 7, 2006 by Megan N. Woodrum
finally an anime series that has all the action AND main characters are female whose goal is something other than attracting the boy. Read morePublished on September 14, 2005 by Tiffany & Jessie Rauch-Dickson
This is a really good anime. At first it seems weird or lame or just stupid. But after a little (like 3 or 4 episodes) you will be staring at the tv and when an episode is over you... Read morePublished on June 7, 2005 by noname123456789
The series is nothing like the movie it has more blood, action, profanity, and adult humer.Published on June 3, 2005 by Ronnie Clay