Read or Die

OVA (3 eps)
4.048 of 5 from 9,500 votes
Rank #839

Secret agent for the British Libraries, Yomiko Readman, has an infatuation with books. When she purchases one of the books that contain the notes for a plan to purge the world of humanity, Yomiko (along with the help of Ms. Deep and Drake) uses her powers of paper manipulation to stop a group of resurrected men from fulfilling the plan.

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mahius's avatar
mahius Nov 16, 2014
Score 9/10

Read or Die is 3 episodes of an action-packed seinen anime about... well... books. Books and action don't go together you might say? Well they do in this anime. Featuring crazy super powers, a top secret agency, a sprinkle of comedy and a slightly complex story that might warrant this to be a seinen anime, it is very unique and possibly niche. Heck the main character has the ability to manipulate paper! But... read more

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Gzerble Feb 15, 2015
Score 8.3/10

Read or Die is awesome. The plot is a very silly take on the James Bond type stuff, only with superpowers. The characters are simple. The animation is extremely raw, which is to be expected for a show aged over a decade. And yet, it manages to be so much fun that the sheer ridiculousness of the premise doesn't matter. If you want to poke fun at the faults of Read or Die, you shouldn't have too hard a... read more

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Read Or Die TV
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2003 - 2004

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R.O.D - Read or Die
  • Vol: 4
  • 2000 - 2002
R.O.D - Read or Die (Light Novel)
  • Vol: 11+
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R.O.D - Read or Dream
  • Vol: 4; Ch: 32
  • 2003 - 2005



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