R.O.D: The TV

Anita King, Maggie Mui, and Michelle Cheung are the Paper Sisters. They run the Three Sisters Detective Agency in Hong Kong which is dedicated to solving cases involving books. They are hired as local guides for Nenene Sumiregawa, a Japanese novelist who has been struggling with writer’s block following the disappearance of her longtime friend, Yomiko Readman. The sisters are all Paper Masters—individuals with the power to control paper—and with their abilities, they save Nenene from the dangerous terrorists targeting her at a book signing. But in case they strike again, the sisters remain as her bodyguards to protect her from further harm. This is a dream come true for bookworms Maggie and Michelle who love Nenene’s stories, but the young Anita cannot stand books despite her powers over paper. The three struggle to adapt to their new daily life in Japan, guarding Nenene while continuing their detective work under a mysterious organization, Dokusensha. However, the more they get to know Nenene, the more they discover the link between her, the disappearance of her friend Yomiko, and the mysterious books Dokusensha sends the Paper Masters to investigate. What began as a simple job ends up a bigger case than they have ever had before. Are these girls really willing to risk their lives over literature? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

User Rating : 7.54



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

Type : TV
User Rating : 7.54
Episodes : 26
Premiered : fall 2003
Aired : Sep 1, 2003 to Mar 16, 2004
Airing Status : Finished Airing
Genres : Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Duration : 25 min per ep
Rating : PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Broadcast : Unknown
Producers : Aniplex , Studio Deen , Broccoli , Sony Music Entertainment
Licensors : Aniplex of America , Geneon Entertainment USA
Studio : J.C.Staff
Source : Manga
Season : fall
Themes : Super Power
Demographics : None
Rank : 1526
Popularity : 2261
Members : 64951
Favorites : 395

Characters & Voice Actors

Carpenter, Joseph
Guarnieri, José Otávio
Portuguese (BR)
Cheung, Michelle
Kikuchi, Shouko
Saiga, Mitsuki
King, Anita
Saitou, Chiwa


Ochikoshi Tomonori

Masunari Koji

Kikuta Hiromi
Sound Director

Ishihama Masashi
Episode Director
Background Art
Key Animation
Animation Director
Chief Animation Director
Character Design

Masuda Kuniaki
Episode Director
Key Animation
Animation Director
Assistant Animation Director

Tachibana Hideki
Episode Director
Key Animation
Animation Director

Theme Songs

“R.O.D.” by Y K Z, arranged and composed by Hideki Tanaka
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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User : Ranivus
overall : 8 story : 8 animation : 9 sound : 7 character : 7 enjoyment : 9
Review : 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 f…
User : Master10K
overall : 8 story : 7 animation : 9 sound : 8 character : 7 enjoyment : 9
Review : 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 Chin…
User : ace52387
overall : 5 story : 4 animation : 8 sound : 7 character : 5 enjoyment : 5
Review : The OVA of Read or Die is a secret agent parody, perhaps poking a little fun at how ridiculous some of 007`s plots are, and its overboard story of literary greats trying to take over the world has a campy charm. The TV series brings back most of the characters from the OVA,but centers itself around a new cast. Even though it`s a little more heavy handed with its mood and drama, all the style in the OVA is preserved, only drawn out to a long 26 episodes. Where the laughably crazy plot in the OVA …

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