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Read or Die (2001)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Adventure | Video
A young female agent with a powerful psionic power over paper must stop a plot for world destruction.

Director:

Kôji Masunari

Writers:

Ai Kennedy (translation), Hideyuki Kurata (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rieko Miura Rieko Miura ... Yomiko 'The Paper' Readman (voice)
Michiko Neya Michiko Neya ... Nancy 'Miss Deep' Makuhari (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryan Abraham Ryan Abraham ... Alex / Additional Voices (voice)
Raymond Braun ... Additional Voices (voice)
Brooke Cadorette Brooke Cadorette ... Additional Voices (voice)
Sue Cremin ... Yoko / Additional Voices (voice)
Chad Fifer Chad Fifer ... Genjo (voice)
Crispin Freeman ... Joker (voice)
Hozumi Gôda ... Joker (voice)
Dean Haglund ... Gennai Hiraga (voice)
Adam Harrington ... Additional Voices (voice)
Dave Herbelin Dave Herbelin ... President (voice)
Daisuke Ishikawa Daisuke Ishikawa ... Mark (voice)
Katashi Ishizuka Katashi Ishizuka ... Elias (voice)
Masami Iwasaki 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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Official Sites:

Sony [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Also Known As:

R.O.D See more »

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(original)

Color:

Color
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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

Nancy Makuhari aka 'Miss Deep': [about her code name] I don't really like it. It makes me sound like a porn star.
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Connections

References Army of Darkness (1992) See more »

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Love anime action but tired of fighting mechas?
28 November 2004 | by stargunnerSee all my reviews

Read Or Die is only an hour and half long but it packs in so much it feels like you've watched an entire anime series. Full of interesting characters with unique fighting powers (Yomiko, the main character, fights with paper) and a fresh concept, Read Or Die is sure to please the anime fan.

Not only is Read or Die full of new ideas, the animation is also a thrill as well. Every aspect of the show is perfect, and the story is well thought out and neatly performed. For the record, I'd say that Read or Die is the most underrated anime of 2001. I've shown it to all my friends and they have been impressed as well.

If you love anime, or used to love it, or have never even seen it before (and can use your imagine some), there's plenty of colorful entertainment to be had in Read or Die. 10/10


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