[Anime]R.O.D -READ OR DIE-

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This title belongs to the series of R.O.D -THE TV- (READ OR DIE)
Other media: Comics:READ OR DREAM / Literature:READ OR DIE
Anime total pnts rank Rank 2,323in 6,556 titlesTotal 7 / Deviation 48.63
Anime rank of 2001 Rank 57in 148 titles
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Graphic1.80(Very good)5
Voice/Actor1.60(Very good)5
Shed tears20%1/5
Hot heart0%0/5
Made me think0%0/5
Learned something0%0/5
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Hideyuki Kurata
Taraku Uon
Eiji Suganuma
Noriyuki Zinguuzi
Taku Iwasaki
Takashi Kodama
Takuya Hiramitsu
Yamada Minoru
Jinnan Studio
Kouji Masunari
Studio Deen
Eriko Miura
Michiko Neya
Masami Iwasaki
Bunmei Tobayama
Hozumi Goda
Mika Sakenobe
Jyunko Takeuchi
Harii Kaneko
Hiroki Takahashi
This description has the part which was created by referencing Wikipedia, so the licence of GFDL is applied to this description.
Japan Released:2001/05/23(Wed) Media(ex. DVD) / End:2002/02/06
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1. http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/Animation/ROD/media/ovaindex.html (Translation)
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2016/01/26 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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It is an ova work of all three stories, and later a TV version was also aired.

The main character loves books greatly, the ability of battle to compete for books, to shield using paper, to sword or to make a big paper airplane, and the ability of enemies to revive such as Hiraga Genkai and Beethoven Many settings are rare as they are.

It was interesting to go breaking as it quickly disappears as paper is used as defense.

It is fun to watch the battle scene, fashionable overall, the narrative is from the end of the second episode is the actual feeling.
Evaluation is very good "close"!

2015/01/31 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Agent of special department belonging to the British library craftsmen "The Paper" Kotomi Kami Reedman's action that depicts a conspiracy prevention strategy. The conspiracy is to clone from the DNA of the great past who was preserved and aim for humanitarian reduction plan, such as Fabre, Beethoven, Sanchura jokaku etc, Japanese Hiraga Genchi, Japanese holidays etc. come out.

The main character 's reader is a severe Vibrio mania, its usual life is also a loneliness itself, but it has the ability to manipulate paper freely and fights it as a weapon, but leaves a little part of it being simple while performing the mission An unusual type of heroine. It appears more than the original duty, where you return the book that you got (which was the book that it is looking for in the crafts department), where you prioritize. In other words, it can be said that it has a female high school student's thought pattern though it is a reasonable age.

Although it is a trilogy, there are consecutive stories, the flight scene, the battle scene etc. are impressed being impressed. The setting is excellant that the great people are resurrected and have what amplifies the ability as being a great person. The battle with the great guys is also reverse and reverse, and you can also enjoy thrilling.

However, indigestion is not touched on the part that the masterpiece that made this great clone was. The tops of great men are closed, but as clones are, there must be a person who led it, but there is no description of that.

Riko Riko Miura is a former idol, but this character has no problem with voice quality. Also, I do not feel uncomfortable in talking at normal times. However, it does not reach the profession. The way of using "A" when attacked or running away is another. I think that it was still better if I gained experience with a slightly different one.

2014/12/17 Best(+3 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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[good point]
The story, short story of all three episodes, there was no collapse of the hints and it ended concisely
Although how to show the battle scene was objective, it was delicately depicted from the viewpoint of the main character Riko
The innovative composition of fighting paper against weapons can not imagine enough power

[Bad point]
Why is the opening adult? ___ ___ 0

[Comprehensive evaluation]
I think that there was no excellent battle animation to this far in about an hour and a half. If you do not look at this animation anyway, goodness will not be transmitted fully. I think that the production team that could draw such a screenplay in time comparable to an animated movie is amazing. It is the top level among the animated OVA works I met.

2014/09/21 Normal(+0 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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I do not know the original, but it was the hero 's first child.

Appearance is very important (?) Eyeglasses, thinking that he can not rely on seemingly, the battle ability itself is high,
It might have been a "warrior of paper use" like a diamond shining more brightly. Rieko Miura, a voice actor, also had experience such as Takame already, but still it was also funky that he was performing acting almost exclusively with people who were originally specialized.

Nancy's identity was also unexpectedly as it was at first for such a girlfriend like that, but it seems like a way of tying a friendship as it is, and Drake also looks like a lone wolf On important occasions it was a good guy (such as saying that it was better than Nancy) that he advised the reader too. But,
It is a villain service.

Historical celebrities have been striking an attack that made good use of each special skill, especially although Genkyo was pretty hard, but what did you say that the character itself, or wanted to go crazy in a better meaning? Rasubosu Although I was surprised at the holidays, it was feeling that everyone was sent off quickly when I finished using it, and I was made to go around with the story.

Not only for such villainers but also for music, ED was not enough that there was no song, and there was not much attraction that I would like to read the original work by looking at this. Evaluation is "bad"
With "Normal" on the side.

2013/07/14 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Original video animation version of "ROD".
Among all three episodes, characters with very strong individuality are drawn, it is feeling like masterpiece animation where intense battle scenes and human drama were drawn.

Since the later TV anime version only saw the first few episodes, I do not know the details, but also the reader that comes out there, Lead Man is the main character of this work.
I think that how to utilize ability, such as a battle scene using the ability to handle paper freely, and a glide on a paper airplane that makes use of it, was very interesting.
Miki Riyoko Miura, who shows the performance of a professional voice actor at last, such as natural setting Vibrio.Mania, pretty but cute look like ... It was quite interesting as a character, and among the work of such a heavy atmosphere, was.
Besides, when I said that it was cool, it was a cool, owner of a kind heart more than anyone, and I was a character that I could really love by watching.

Then sub-characters are also Nancy, Makuhari and Drake, Anderson and others are all quite good characters, and it was impressive that they played a very important role on the story.
The enemy's setting is also interesting, and the great men such as "Ikkyuu", "Fabre", and "Hiraga Genkai" have superior powers named after their accomplishments. It is a good idea to attack by using "Monchhi", "Fabre", "Mushi", and Genji use "Electricity" ....
Recently there are quite a lot of battle things using military commander, but because it is easy to slap, whether you are not familiar with history or not, I do not see any particular commitment or something, but people like myself I think that it was very interesting to extremely exaggerate the elements that can be matched equally and make it an attack technique.
To put it another way, these guys turned out to be pretty cool and it was one of the elements that made it laugh again.
By the way, hints are also lightly hidden in the names of ally characters who are enemy spies.

Drawing is good enough that it is likely to pass well even now more than 10 years passed.
As if it was quality like a movie, I think that it is the top class in OVA.
Scenes where paper scatters are very fine.
That is drawing the paper one by one, is not it? It is a terrible work ....

The quality of 3 stories is so good that it feels short, I did not lose momentum to the end.
Even if it is a story, I think that it is a very good work as entertainment, that the establishment transition and its neighborhood were well done, the setting itself is easy to understand, the last is unintentionally horror ... and so on.
Evaluation is very good.