Legend tells of a lone swordsman who lives in the Demon's Castle, the ruins near the Black Forest. This mysterious stranger only accepts rare books for his services, books from the ancient past. Comedy tells the story of a young girl who desperately wishes for her family and village to be saved from the coming English soldiers' wrath, and is willing to trade a precious book in exchange for the deed. With only her legs beneath her, she runs towards the Black Forest, hoping to get there in time...
Rin is a private investigator with an advantage: near immortality. Thanks to the spores of the Yggdrasill tree, both she and her assistant Mimi have lived many years longer than the average person. That isn’t to say that being immortal doesn't have its problems. With 'angels' wanting to devour them, the being Apos sending wave after wave of professional assassins to kill them, and constant hangovers from long nights of drinking, being immortal still has its downsides. With Apos' attempts at removing them from the picture increasing, can Rin and Mimi figure out what he is after so they can return to their morning shots of Vodka?
A wandering samurai, in his travels through the forest, runs across a straw man with a majestic sword stuck into it. He takes the sword and feels within him a surge of great power – a power that soon begins to distort his mind and soul. The samurai continues to wander, striking down straw men in his wake; but what is really going on, and what will happen to the samurai?
In the town of Cahmphon, an experiment of Dr. Franken's goes terribly wrong, creating a monster called Noiseman. Under heavy oppression, a group of young people rebel against this creation, to save the town, and the sound from being literally vacuumed away.
Noiseman and Comedy are shorts that are memorable as visceral experiences that don't come to a philosophical or emotional focal point. They are perfectly self contained stories that don't require any brainwracking to enjoy. Considering that they are both under 15 minutes, these are some of the easiest titles to simply pick up and watch. Impressive usage of sound, imaginitve settings and novel (but effective) animation styles make these two shorts more than their simple stories and characters.
At Count D's pet shop, you can acquire any form of animal, from an ordinary canary, to more.. "exotic" creatures. Made to sign a contract before purchase, Count D claims no "responsibility for actions incurred" if the purchaser does not follow its instructions completely, as results can be fatal. Patrons of this shop are able to get the rarest of creatures, but often, their purchases are coupled with demons from their past that won't go away easily.
The similarity between Kigeki and Pet Shops of Horror resides in their main character : a dark man realises wishes for people, in exchange of a high price, but it is forbidden to talk about the wish being fulfilled, or the one who made it. in both anime, the result of the wish ends in a bloodbath, either because it was the goal of the wish, or because the rules were not respected.
Sumiregawa Nenene is an author who hasn't published a book in years. However, at a book signing in Hong Kong, things go fascinatingly awry. For starters, her guides are three sisters who operate a detective agency: Maggie, Michelle, and Anita. Then there's the attacks on Nenene's life, and her only line of defense is the three sisters -- who can all use paper as weapons, tools, and even transportation. But can their powers protect Nenene from the mysterious forces that not only want her, but all the precious books of the world...?
Fighting the British Empire is probably one of few things Kigeki and ROD have in common. Well, it probably wouldn't be much reason for recommendation if not for the fact that books are involved in both shows. Simply if you liked one, the other might interest you as well.
P.S. It seams to be some logical order in watching Read or Die, ROD TV, then Kigeki and finally Code Geass.