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R.O.D. - is it for you?,
This review is from: R.O.D. -The TV-, Vol. 1: The Paper Sisters (DVD)
Certainly the TV series is a different tone than the original OAV.
If you've not seen the original Read or Die OAV, then you will go into this series and probably enjoy the pace and the writing.
However, if you have seen the wonderful OAV, then when you start this series you may be a bit taken aback. The pace of the OAV reminds me of the pace of the Indiana Jones movies - you are almost breathless by the time you sit thinking about the final scene of the heroine and her new friend.
While there are certainly action sequences in the TV series, they are sporadic. And in fact, to be honest, some of the stories with action were confusing to me.
On the other hand, I did not find the non-action driven episodes boring - in fact, just the opposite. I am drawn to character driven writing more than explosions and killings, so I find the episodes where we learn bit by bit about Nenene, and watch her relationship with the three sisters evolve, as well as learn about the background of the sisters, through the first dozen or so episodes of this series to be a wonderful thing.
(of course, the 12 episodes are not all on this dvd - they are spread across the first few dvds...).
So take a chance, try the first dvd or two, and decide for yourself whether this is a series of interest to you.