R.O.D. the TV

A&E (ended 2004)



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R.O.D. the TV

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R.O.D the TV picks up after the OVA, "Read or Die" left off.

The series starts five years after the "I-Jin" incident. Yomiko Readman AKA The Paper, agent of British Library Task Force had gone missing. Nenene Sumiregawa, her former student and best friend searches for her. Nenene is frustrated that Yomiko has not read her last book, and she feels she can't write again until she hears Yomiko's feedback on the book.

During a visit to Hong Kong, Nenene meets three sisters, Michelle, Maggie and Anita, who become her bodyguards after Nenene's life is threatened by a jealous rival. Each sister has paper manipulation skills similar to Yomiko, although significantly less powerful. The first several episodes focuses on the tension between Nenene and the sisters, who move into her apartment while dealing with various psychos in their everyday lives. The sisters also perform odd jobs as agents of the Dokusensha. This eventually puts them in direct conflict with the British Library.

Events grow more serious as the series progresses. The main characters are in a battle between the British Library and Dokusensha, who are both trying to collect ancient artifacts to control the entire world and even rewrite history.

After a horrific collision between the two superpowers, Nenene and the Paper Sisters set out to find the missing Yomiko to learn the truth about the conflict and save the world from literary terrorism.

Chiwa Saito

Chiwa Saito

Anita King [J]

Masami Iwasaki

Masami Iwasaki

Drake Anderson [J]

Shinichiro Miki

Shinichiro Miki

Lee Linho [J]

Mitsuki Saiga

Mitsuki Saiga

Junior [J]

Satsuki Yukino

Satsuki Yukino

Nenene Sumiregawa [J]

Michiko Neya

Michiko Neya

Nancy Makuhari [J]

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  • A sequel to the ROD TV series that is just as good.

    The show starts five years after the ROD TV series finished and centreas around three sisters Michelle, Maggie and Anita. These sisters each have the same paper manipulation powers as the now missing Yomiko Readman, although nowhere near as powerful, and they work as bodyguards and private investigators in Hong Kong.

    The characters are not as compelling as the original series but despite that it is just as good. The plotline is far more elaborate and much more compelling and the animation quality is significantly better. All in all this is just as good if not slightly better than the original TV series.moreless
  • Humor, Action, Drama, and oh yeah sisters who use papers as weapons. What more could a person ask for?

    I got started on R.O.D. TV about two years ago. Back then I had no clue what the characters were like, what the back story was, or anything. It was when G4 was playing anime unleashed and I happened to be at the right place at the right time. Sadly though G4 only played 10 episodes so I didn't get to see the whole thing. Now two years later as I re-look at the episodes I am reminded of why I fell in love with it. The characters can be related to the viewers. Humor to go around. And it's just an all around great show. The animation is clean cut and the dubbing is perfect. Details to the background is up to par. And the music is good too.

    Characters can be related to us. Nenene is an outspoken writer who isn't afraid to say "You're an idiot" even if you are her friend. She can be short temper but means well.

    Michelle is the oldest sister and the most care free one. She can seem clumsy at times and loves books. She means well to her other sisters and loves them very much. Her special with paper is making bow and arrows. She is a long range attacker.

    Maggie is the middle sister. First thing that everybody notice is that she is very tall. Second thing is that she is very quiet. And last she blushes a lot and likes to rest in small places. She too likes books like her sister. Maggie is the bravest and will risk her life for her sisters. Her special with paper is making paper animals. She is also the defence of the group.

    Anita is the youngest and loudest of the group. She unlike her sisters hates books. No one but Michelle and Maggie know why. Her past is told later in the show. Though she can be a brat at times but Anita cares a lot for her two older sisters. And it seems she's the only level head in the group. Her special with papers is making index cards into "blades" and she is also skilled in fighting. She is the offence of the group.

    My only tick with it is that they re-use the music too much and that some episodes are slow and drawn out. But once you look past that everything is fine. R.O.D. TV is a fine show indeed. If you are just getting started in anime or are looking for something new to watch R.O.D. TV is a good choice.moreless
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