Read or Die

OVA (3 eps)
4.068 out of 5 from 8,792 votes
Rank #651

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 by mahius on 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

gearheadofmeh's avatar by gearheadofmeh on Feb 6, 2010
Score: 7/10

Welcome to James Bond glasses girl edition!  Seriously, that's what this show is.  Everything reminded me of a classic 70s spy thriller, from the music to the action.  The only difference was superpowers replaced gadgets.  And instead of the suave, womanizing master spy, we get a typical clumsy, book-obsessed, curvy glasses girl.  Only in anime.  For those who love those spectacles... read more

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