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R.O.D the TV 

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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Hideyuki Kurata
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Series cast summary:
JB Blanc ...  Joe 'Joker' Carpenter / ... 26 episodes, 2003-2004
Siobhan Flynn ...  Wendy Earhart 26 episodes, 2003-2004
Hunter Mackenzie Austin Hunter Mackenzie Austin ...  Michelle Chan 26 episodes, 2003-2004
Vesper Burnett Vesper Burnett ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 2003-2004
Rachel Hirschfeld ...  Anita King 26 episodes, 2003-2004
Sara Lahti ...  Maggie Mui 26 episodes, 2003-2004
Erica Shaffer ...  Cabin Attendant / ... 26 episodes, 2003-2004
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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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Official Sites:

Fuji TV [Japan] | G4techtv | See more »

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Read or Die See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Follows Read or Die (2001) See more »

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Second Ending Theme (Episodes 21-26)
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One of the Best Animes
26 February 2006 | by dcarmodySee all my reviews

I'm not sure if the person below has only seen the first 10 episodes, or the entire series, but either way I completely disagree with him.

As an anime fan, I have to say R.O.D. is perhaps one of the most gorgeously drawn and well written animes of all time. It might start out slowly for some, but once it picks up it truly becomes enthralling. R.O.D. The TV offers more in depth characters and subplots (which were lacking in the Read or Die OVA). The plot focuses around 3 sisters who are all paper users and a Japanese author. The characters from the OVA show up as the series progresses.

I highly recommend the anime for all fans. You do not need to see the OVA, but the second half of the series will make more sense with it.


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