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Read or Die (2001)

A young female agent with a powerful psionic power over paper must stop a plot for world destruction.

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A young female agent with a powerful psionic power over paper must stop a plot for world destruction.

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The acronym R.O.D stands for 'Read or Die'. See more »

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After Ikkyu first speaks to the world, inside the LLLU control room Mr. Gentlemen talks to Joker over the intercom. In the shot of the computers below the balcony, the staff and chairs are gone. In the next shot they reappear. See more »

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[repeated line]
Yomiko Readman aka 'The Paper': Please give me back my book!
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Featured in Anime Abandon: Read or Die (2016) See more »

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An insane romp.
8 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Like many of the best anime, Read or Dies plot looks absolutely ridiculous on papers. Superpowered librarians and resurrected minor historical figures fight ridiculous, lightning-paced battles for a lost Beethoven score of, at least initially, uncertain significance. The premise, and many of the superpowers hurled around with vicious abandon, are absolutely absurd, yet the show maintains its own bizarre internal logic which catches you up in the shows world without requiring you to ask too many questions, especially if watched in one sitting. Indeed, the show never tries to explain any of its more bizarre elements, and a good thing as well. Something like ROD could easily get bogged down in technobabble fan-service, but instead it rips along at a great pace. Whilst not a classic by any means, ROD is a great bit of fun, with colourful, eccentric characters, top-notch animation and good, crisp modern anime artwork thankfully free of blatant CGI abuse. When did anime ever have to make sense anyway?


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