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R.O.D the TV

R.O.D the TV

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Read or Die TV, Read or Die, ROD, Read or Die: the TV, Read or Dream, R.O.D. TV
Japanese: アール・オー・ディー ザ・ティーヴィー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 1, 2003 to Mar 16, 2004
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.691 (scored by 16984 users)
Ranked: #9902
Popularity: #778
Members: 35,356
Favorites: 294
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action adventure comedy drama

Synopsis

Five years have passed since the occurrence of the incident known as the "Human Annihilation Mission." In Japan, a novelist is dealing with writer's block after her friend has gone missing. In Hong Kong, three sisters, masters in the use of paper, run their own detective agency to solve cases that involve books. When these people are brought together, a bond greater than blood is formed - a bond that will be sorely tested by the evil powers intent on taking over the world.

Join Anita, Maggie, Michelle, and Nenene as they travel the globe in order to save the world from the evil mastermind, Mr. Carpenter! Of course, that's if they can find the time to put down the books they're reading...

(Source: RightStuf)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Read or Dream
Prequel: R.O.D OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Junior
Junior
Main
Saiga, Mitsuki
Japanese
Saiga, Mitsuki
Stone, J.D.
English
Stone, J.D.
...
Carpenter, Joseph
Carpenter, Joseph
Main
Blanc, J.B.
English
Blanc, J.B.
Guarnieri, José Otávio
Brazilian
Guarnieri, José Otávio
Cheung, Michelle
Cheung, Michelle
Main
Kikuchi, Shouko
Japanese
Kikuchi, Shouko
Austin, Hunter
English
Austin, Hunter
...
King, Anita
King, Anita
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Hirschfeld, Rachel
English
Hirschfeld, Rachel
...

Staff

Masunari, Koji
Director
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Ishihama, Masashi
Episode Director, Chief Animation Director, Key Animation, Animation Director, Character Design, Background Art
Kurata, Hideyuki
Script



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Jul 22, 2007
Ranivus

Despite its bookworm outlook at the begging, this show is very action oriented. And its action is centered around Nenene's three 'bodyguards' known as Paper Users. They have the ability to shape and mold any forms of paper to virtually anything they want. Anita King runs the offensive using paper as blades and other weapons, Michelle Cheung is the defensive user creating barriers and such, and Maggi Mui has the most versitility of the paper being able to create creatures and vehicles. At my first impression of the use of this power i was a bit skeptical. If your anything like me your probably going read more
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Dec 22, 2007
Master10K
Read or Die - the TV is a very interesting Action, Adventure, Anime; where the main characters have the strange ability to control paper. After watching this you might begin to think differently about books and paper. ^_^

Read or Die - the TV follows the adventures of three sisters who have the ability to manipulate paper. These three sisters end up protecting a famous writer Nenene, who's being targeted by some dangerous people. Yet while protecting her, they also take on missions from the Chinese Intelligence on the side, to retrieve rare stolen books. It continues like this until the British Empire begins to read more
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Recommendations

Paper based combat... the form of combat is a little different then shiny spells or guns. Instead a lot of combat is done with ink, sound and paper.
reportRecommended by term7 - Add to favorites
Both anime are mystery and about crimes. The characters and stories are great. There are also some comedy scenes.

Opening Theme

"R.O.D." by Y K Z, arranged and composed by Hideki Tanaka

Ending Theme

#1: "Moments in the Sun" by kazami with Home Grown (eps 1-13)
#2: "Confidence" by Rieko Miura (eps 14-26)

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