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4.0 out of 5 stars Worthy Followup But Still Comes Up Short, June 27, 2004
This review is from: R.O.D -The TV- (Limited Collector's Edition) (DVD)
For those who have seen the OAV, you will come into this expecting the same unique style and grace that caressed the OAV series that follows Yomiko Readman more commonly known as "The Paper," released earlier by Manga Entertainment. However, upon watching this, you see a few differences that bring up disappointment.
First, the animation of a TV series is usually of lower quality than that of OAV series or movies; this seems to be the case. I felt that the characters were not drawn as well as I had come to appreciate within the OAV series. The music also lacked the same sort of emotion and 'coolness' seen from the OAVs. But these things apart, there are things that were done as well and these were stressed more in what a longer series could provide - a more developed story and stronger character development.
This 26 episode series follows a new lead female, Nenene Sumiregawa, who is a writer in some sort of rut. She was friends with Yomiko Readman but she mysteriously disappeared a few years earlier and no news has been heard from her despite her constant search. On a trip to Hong Kong to discuss plans with turning her previous novel into a film, she is attacked. However, luckily girls from the Three Sisters Agency came to save the day, and as you can assume, these girls can manipulate paper. The story continues on (albeit with MANY plot twists) with the sisters taking on a job to be Nenene's bodyguard and they learn to get along as well as really feel attached to one another.
The real highlight of the release of this series is in the packaging. With the many boxes being released for new series, it is hard to truly distinguish them from each other as being unique. The R.O.D TV series' box is just that: unique. With the box being a book, it is very relevant to the series as this series revolves around the love of books and some conspiracy on having some of them. I guess the downpoint to this sort of box is that while it conserves space, you don't have a place to hold the other DVD cases as you buy each additional volume.
Final Note: I think now we realize that the anime DVD market has become a sort of art as companies are coming up with new ways, competing to stand out or have a unique release. It's bad for our wallets but it's good for the companies. Geneon (formerly Pioneer) always finds ways to outdo itself. Bravo.
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