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Read or Die (2001)

Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy | Video
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)
... Additional Voices (voice)
Brooke Cadorette ... Additional Voices (voice)
... Yoko / Additional Voices (voice)
Chad Fifer ... Genjo (voice)
... Joker (voice)
... Joker (voice)
... Gennai Hiraga (voice)
... 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

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 »

Quotes

Drake Anderson: Don't blame me if you die.
Nancy Makuhari aka 'Miss Deep': I already do.
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Followed by R.O.D the TV (2003) See more »

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Excellent movie from beginning to end.
10 June 2003 | by See 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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