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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Rieko Miura ...
Yomiko 'The Paper' Readman (voice)
Michiko Neya ...
Nancy 'Miss Deep' Makuhari (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryan Abraham ...
Alex / Additional Voices (voice)
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Additional Voices (voice)
Brooke Cadorette ...
Additional Voices (voice)
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Yoko / Additional Voices (voice)
Chad Fifer ...
Genjo (voice)
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Joker (voice)
Hozumi Gôda ...
Joker (voice)
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Gennai Hiraga (voice)
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Additional Voices (voice)
Dave Herbelin ...
President (voice)
Daisuke Ishikawa ...
Mark (voice)
Katashi Ishizuka ...
Elias (voice)
Masami Iwasaki ...
Drake 'Mr. Drake' Anderson (voice)
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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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Trivia

In episode 1, when Joker debriefs Yomiko on the I-Jin incident, a screen displays a list of people who were candidates for the I-Jin project. One of the names is series creator Hideyuki Kurata. See more »

Goofs

When Yomiko catches Nancy in the hallway outside her room to talk to her, her hair briefly seems to be out of the braids Nancy put it in a few moments ago. The braids return as they're about to leave the submarine. See more »

Quotes

Drake Anderson: Don't blame me if you die.
Nancy Makuhari aka 'Miss Deep': I already do.
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References Army of Darkness (1992) See more »

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Satisfactory.
18 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unlike the rather paltry and ridiculous series which shares its name, this OVA is actually quite worth your time, anime fan or not. A lot of the usual anime clichés are abundant, but the difference here is that they are wrapped up tightly inside a packaging that is fairly original, and extremely entertaining, too. I mean, a bookish, busty young Japanese lady fighting with paper against big guys with guns and swords? Hey, it might not be all that weird for anime standards, but I find it pretty fun.

The story is pretty simple, yet involving and intriguing at the same time, skipping along at a gallant pace and always keeping the viewer on the edge of his seat. Read or Die is silly at times, and it does not vary all that much from what the viewer would expect from an anime, but it is damned good, and fans of the style should check it out.


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