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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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Storyline

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

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Certificate:

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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': My name is Miss Deep.
Yomiko Readman aka 'The Paper': Okay, so what's your first name?
Nancy Makuhari aka 'Miss Deep': What kind of a secret agent would give her real name?
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Excellent movie from beginning to end.
10 June 2003 | by Narf1701See all my reviews

I saw this one about a year ago out of curiosity (the name alone sounds interesting) and I thoroughly enjoyed what I saw.

The story revolves around Yomiko Readman, a.k.a. The Paper, a substitute teacher/secret agent for the Royal British Library, and also quite a book collector with the unique ability to control paper (it's cooler than it sounds, trust me). She reports to a man called Joker when called into action. But she can't do it alone. She needs the help of her fellow agents: Nancy Makuhari, a.k.a. Miss Deep, who can pass through solid objects as if they were air; and Drake Anderson, who has no special talent, although he is able to see the bad side of nearly every situation. Together, they must stop a group of famous people from the past, who were brought back to life through genetic reconstruction, from destroying the world.

With superb animation quality and a story that will keep you guessing right up until the end, this OVA is up in the top of my list of favorites. I'd recommend this to anyone, whether you're an anime fan or not.


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