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Anime : Read or Die

Read or Die Title Read or Die
Japanese Title R.O.D.
Official Site
Category OVA
Total Episodes 3   (3 x 30 mins)
Genres Action, Drama, Light Novel, Magic, Novel, Science-Fiction, Super Power
Year Published 2001
Release Date 2001-05-23 ∼ 2002-02-06
Broadcaster -
Studio Sony
Studio Deen
US Distribution Manga Entertainment
User Rating 8.5/10.0 (111 reviews)  (top 200: # 54)  (Statistic)
Updated Sun, 03 Aug 2008 10:10:32 +0000

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Related Material
R.O.D (2000) Manga
>> Read or Die (2001) Anime
R.O.D -THE TV- (2003) Anime

R. O. D. (Read or Die) is about a substitute teacher, Yomiko Readman. Her house is filled with books. When she's not teaching, she spends her free time searching for more books to fill her collection. This must sound pretty boring, but in actuality, Yomiko is a secret agent for the Royal British Library's Division of Special Operations, her codename: The Paper. After buying her newest addition to her book collection, she runs into a giant cricket and an old man who try to steal the book. Her organization assigns her a new partner and she is able to get the second volume of the rare book series. She is not too happy that she has to quit her substituting job, but she is ready for the new assignment.

Crew, Cast, and Characters
Animation Ishimama Shinji
Author Kurata Hideyuki (倉田英之)
Design Hane Takaru (羽音たらく), Ishihama Masashi (石浜真史), Jinguji Noriyuki (神宮司 訓之)
Director Masunari Koji (舛成孝二)
Script Kurata Hideyuki (倉田英之)

CharacterSeiyuu (Voice Talent)
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Iwasaki Masami (岩崎 征実)nodescription  noimage
Genjo Sanzo (玄奘三蔵)nodescription  noimage
Takahashi Hiroki (高橋 広樹)nodescription  image
Gentelman (謎のジェントルマン)nodescription  noimage
Tobayama Bummei (外波山 文明)nodescription  noimage
Hiraga Gemnai (平賀源内)nodescription  noimage
Otani Ryosuke (大谷 亮介)nodescription  noimage
Jean-Henri Fabre (ジャン・ヘンリー=ファーブル)nodescription  noimage
Takeuchi Junko (竹内 順子)description  image
Joker (ジョーカー)nodescription  noimage
Goda Hozumi (郷田ほづみ)description  image
Nancy McHarry (ナンシー・幕張)nodescription  image
Neya Michiko (根谷 美智子)description  image
Otto Lilienthal (オットー・リリエンタール)nodescription  noimage
Kaneko Harii (金子 はりい)nodescription  noimage
US President (アメリカ合衆国大統領)nodescription  noimage
Izumi Hisashi (いずみ 尚)nodescription  noimage
Wendy (ウエンディ)nodescription  noimage
Sakenobe Mika (鮭延未可)nodescription  noimage
Yomiko Readman (# 読子・リードマン)nodescription  image
Miura Rieko (三浦理恵子)description  image

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