Read or Die

G4 (ended 2005)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 26

    And there on....

    Aired 3/16/04

  • S 2 : Ep 1

    Volume 1 (OVA)

    Aired 1/1/06

  • S 1 : Ep 25

    Not a Big Problem

    Aired 3/16/04

  • S 1 : Ep 24

    You've Always Known Me

    Aired 3/1/04

  • S 1 : Ep 23

    Lie to me.

    Aired 3/1/04

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mitsuki Saiga


  • Patrick Seitz

    Lee Linho

  • JB Blanc

    "Mr Joker" Joe Carpenter

  • Siobhan Flynn

    Wendy Earhart

  • Hunter Mackenzie Austin

    Michelle Chan

  • show Description
  • Yomiko Readman is "The Paper" - a secret underground operative for the British Library with the incredible power of complete control over paper, including the ability to make it as solid as steel. She is called to duty when a book, that can cause the end of the world, is stolen. Going with two other operatives, she attempts to take it back and save the world. The TV series takes place approximately half a decade after the conclusion of the three OVAs. It focuses on three girls named Anita, Michelle and Maggie. They are hired to protect Japanese author Nenene Sumiregawa during her stay in Hong Kong. In an incident where the "Paper Sisters" save Nenene from an author who's out to kill her, Nenene discovers that the sisters have the capability to control paper at their own will - an ability once used by her long lost friend Yomiko "The Paper" Readman. Arriving in Japan after an airliner incident, the Paper Sisters move into Nenene's apartment and become her freeloading bodyguards. NOTE : This guide is based on both the Read or Die OVA and R.O.D -The TV-. The air dates and channel are for the TV Series. Charcters: Michelle Chang: She's the oldest of the three paper sisters. She may seem very dizzy at time, but she may be the most responsible paper sister when she wants to be. Her special paper trick is making a bow and arrow set with paper. Her favorite books are the Harry Potter series. In the beginning of the series she's 24. Maggia Mui: She's the middle paper sister. She's very tall, but she loves small and dark place. She's the bravest one of the three. Her special paper trick is to make giant paper animals and other beins like a giant bird. Her favorite author is Hemminway, but she enjoys Nenene's books as well. In the beginning she's 21. Anita King: She's the youngest of the paper sisters. She's really stubborn and she's a neat freak. She also does the cooking. She can only make paper knives and other standard paper tricks. In the beginning of the series she hates book, but grows to love them as much as her sisters. In the beginning she's 13.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • (after Nenene hits the sign Michelle was holding) Nenene: It's Nenene, Nenene Sumiregawa! Michelle: Huh? Nenene: (points at the sign) That says, Nununu! Michelle: (looks at the sign) Nenene... Nanana!

    • :"Sorry, your mistaking me for someone else!" :"I haven't asked you who you are yet you idiot! Besides wrong in their right mind would dress like that!" : "Some people would, sure you'll find some if you go and look!" :"The only one I'm looking for is you!" :Why did you have to go and look for me?" :"Why do you have to runaway from me!?" (Hits Yomiko with a random book at Yomiko). :"OFO!"

    • Yomiko: The papers in her heaven, and all is right with the world.

    Notes (6)

    • This is the first appearances of Tohru Okahara, Hisami Shishin, and Natsume Nishizono.

    • In this episode the evil villain is a vampire and his dog is a chimera. Another fact to remember is that in this episode you see Michelle's mean side.

    • This is the first appearance of Drake Anderson who starred in Read or Die the Movie.

    • The first appearance of Nancy Makuhai.

    • The first appearance of Yomiko Readman who was the main character of the movie.

    • Anita's classmates bet they memories erase and have different personalities: 1) Hisa and Tohru seem to be dating. 2) One of Anita's friends are not her friend anymore. 3) Her teacher said the right word in Japanese. The only thing different thing about Hisa is that she's dating Tohru.

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    Trivia (4)

    • Alternate title "The Forest of Paper Leaves".

    • Alternate title "At the Bottom of a Gloomy Chasm".

    • Yomiko now has a British accent, but didn't even have one in the first OVA. ~English Version

    • Alternate title "Hello Sorrow".

    Allusions (2)

    • The title of this episode is from Ray Bradbury's book, Fahrenheit 451.

    • "The papers in her heaven, and all is right with the world." -Yomiko Readman This is similar to the last line of the book "Anne of Green Gables" when Anne said, "God's he's in heaven, and everything's right with the world."

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • A great show and far better than its premise would suggest.

    By drdan2410, Jan 30, 2009

  • A unique and original show.

    By John666666666, Apr 22, 2007

  • It's really good, it haves something of everything, even Yuri love. The best is the OVA, the other chapters arent that too good like the ova, lol I might fell in love with Yumiko ^^'

    By linkpikachu, Nov 21, 2006

  • R.O.D rocks! No wounder I love watching it over and over again!

    By SakuraAngel1819, Jul 17, 2006

  • This show is the Ultamite Animme show....

    By Kennybenny15, Jun 21, 2006

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