Nenene, a famous female writer, hires the Paper Sisters, so named due to their ability to manipulate and control paper, as bodyguards.

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Nenene, a famous female writer, hires the Paper Sisters, so named due to their ability to manipulate and control paper, as bodyguards.

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The final remark made by Yomiko, in episode 26, about paper being in the heavens, is a pun in Japanese. The word for paper, "kami", can also (written using a different kanji) mean "god(s)". Taken in context, it becomes an indirect reference to a quotation from Robert Browning, "God is in His Heaven, all's right with the world" - a fitting way to mark a happy ending. See more »

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One weaknesses of papermasters is that water can dampen their ability to control paper. Readman and Sunny Wong have some way of overcoming this, but the Three Sisters do not. However, Anita forms and holds an underwater escape bubble. See more »

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Follows Read or Die (2001) See more »

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a spectacular anime series
9 January 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Some people may have been put off by the somewhat 'slow' start to the series. If anything, this is just introducing the background to the characters, enabling the audience to associate with them. This character development is something the Read or Die OAV was seriously lacking. Once you start getting settled into the series, hints are dropped about something under the surface, soon you find yourself deep in a large story which you never knew you were heading for. Quite simply, this is by far one of the best anime series at the moment. It has great characters, great action and has some great comedy and emotional bits too. It is also very involving and by the end of the series, there is lots of twists and turns which never lets up until the very end. If this wasn't enough, the soundtrack to this anime is really good. This is well worth watching, and rewards those who keep the faith and see it through. You can skip the first few episodes, but you would miss so much in the way of character development and background story you'll most likely get lost.


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