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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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Hideyuki Kurata
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JB Blanc ...  Joe 'Joker' Carpenter / ... 26 episodes, 2003-2004
Siobhan Flynn ...  Wendy Earhart 26 episodes, 2003-2004
Vesper Burnett Vesper Burnett ...  Additional Voices 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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Color

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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 »

Soundtracks

Moments in the Sun
First Ending Theme (Episodes 1-20)
Performed by Kazami with Home Grown
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Different From the Read or Die OVA
13 July 2005 | by michaelso-1See all my reviews

Read or Die: TV has few action scenes throughout all its 26 episodes, but when it occurs, it's really memorable and fantastic. i really love Read or Die: TV. The characters are very appealing, especially the character named Maggie. The paper manipulation, which is the power to manipulate paper (obviously), is amazing to watch and quite a interesting idea of a power. The music creates a fun spy mood that intensifies the actions scenes when they occur. And the art and animation I found to be really nice; i really like the character art; it just appeals to me. The colors, the look, everything is just beautiful to my eye. Read or Die: TV seems to concentrate more on developing the characters and story more than the OVA, which is very welcoming even though it creates a slower pace than the OVA. Still, this is a fantastic anime series and is one of my top favorites. Excellent action (when it occurs), wonderful music, beautiful art, lovely characters, and an enjoyable story with humor, tragedy, love, etc. Oh, and by the way, if you really liked Read or Die OVA and want to check out Read or Die: TV, don't expect the amount of action in the episodes to be the same amount of action in Read or Die OVA episodes. As aforementioned, Read or Die:TV has few actions scenes spread throughout and concentrates more on developing the characters and story mostly through dialog and interaction (but sometimes through action scenes).


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