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R.O.D OVA

R.O.D OVA

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: R.O.D - Read or Die, ROD, Read or Die, ROD OVA, Read or Die OVA, R.O.D.
Japanese: R.O.D リード・オア・ダイ

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 23, 2001 to Feb 6, 2002
Duration: 33 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.841 (scored by 20432 users)
Ranked: #7362
Popularity: #848
Members: 32,965
Favorites: 230
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action comedy drama mystery

Synopsis

Yomiko Readman is a lovable, near-sighted bibliomaniac working as a substitute teacher at a Japanese high school. Her real identity, however, is that of a secret agent for the British Library Special Operations Division. Her codename: "The Paper." The moniker denotes her supernatural ability to freely manipulate paper into any object she can imagine, including tools and weapons in her fight against the powerful and self-serving IJIN (Great Historical Figure) Army! Along with her partner, the enigmatic "Ms. Deep," Yomiko travels across the world in attempt to solve the mystery behind the reincarnation of historical figures and their attempt to control the world.

(Source: RightStuf)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Read or Die
Sequel: R.O.D the TV

Characters & Voice Actors

Anderson, Drake
Anderson, Drake
Main
Iwasaki, Masami
Japanese
Iwasaki, Masami
Lee, Jason C.
English
Lee, Jason C.
...
Carpenter, Joseph
Carpenter, Joseph
Main
Freeman, Crispin
English
Freeman, Crispin
Gouda, Hozumi
Japanese
Gouda, Hozumi
Makuhari, Nancy
Makuhari, Nancy
Main
Neya, Michiko
Japanese
Neya, Michiko
Lee, Amanda Winn
English
Lee, Amanda Winn
Readman, Yomiko
Readman, Yomiko
Main
Miura, Rieko
Japanese
Miura, Rieko
Volpe, Isabelle
French
Volpe, Isabelle
...

Staff

Masunari, Koji
Director
Kurata, Hideyuki
Script
Jaffe, Taliesin
Script
Umetsu, Yasuomi
Key Animation



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Sep 13, 2008
TrenchKamen
I have been meaning to watch this show for ages. Now that I've seen it, I'm wondering what the hell exactly took me so long to get around to this. It's a fusion of some of my favorite elements--steampunk, books, history, music, and espionage. Yomiko is an absolutely adorable character, and her personality is well-established the moment you get a look at her house. The characterization for the rest of the cast is excellent as well. The artwork is lush and gorgeous, and the action sequences flow beautifully and intuitively. As a bibliophile and history buff myself, the inclusion of various random intellectual figures as read more
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Apr 15, 2009
Ranivus
Yomiko Readman will probably be the cutest bookworm you will ever see. Obsessed with the philosiphy "reading first, hygine second" The viewers will be fully immersed in the life of cute but unkempt Yomiko. In this world, books are the prized posession of the world. Books are so precious, there is a world organized task force designed in protecting these books from 'the bad guys. You'll be imersed in crazy steampunk/fantacy/etc vs magic conflicts and edge of your seat madness through the eyes of Ms. Readman.

The story itself is very farfetched and out of this world, but its a story that everyone should experience at read more
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Recommendations

Both OVAs feature lots of humour, grotesque fighting (Yomiko's pavement-breaking papers vs Ayane's pavement-breaking cellphones), somewhat crazy characters, dramatic endings, some blood, a bit of shoujo-ai... The difference is that Gate Keepers 21 is dark and serious at its core, while R.O.D. is just a good piece of entertainment.
Putting it Simply, Girls with Special Powers fight Bad Guys.
Putting it Largly, People with very simple powers use them in interesting and amazing ways to fight Bad Guys and Evil Orginizations. R.O.D. definitly has more depth to it's story and charecters then Mission-E but both are worth a look. I also Recommend watching the sequel R.O.D. TV, and the prequel Code-E.

Opening Theme

"R.O.D Theme" by Taku Iwasaki

Ending Theme

#02: "Bring All the Wisdom to Britain!" by Taku Iwasaki (eps 2-3)
#01: "Those Who Love Books to Insanity Say, 'Paper Is Always with Us' " by Taku Iwasaki (ep 1)

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