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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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Official Sites:

Sony [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Also Known As:

R.O.D See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

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

[repeated line]
Yomiko Readman aka 'The Paper': Please give me back my book!
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Connections

References The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

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Satisfactory.
18 May 2008 | by lagriff05See 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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