NovaProspekt's Read Or Die Tv Review

Read Or Die

Rated: 10

This series is all about "cool." The sets, the characters, and the plot all have this great feel to them. The universe this takes place in is pretty close to our own, next to the superpowers. There's just this stylized "I'm-so-cool" feel about it. The art overall matches the mood of the moment, with the colors, characters, sound and "camera" all properly taken advantage of and used to their fullest extent. The action scenes truly shine, but even the dramatic scenes carry the emotion of the story in a very exact manner.
As far as content and viewing age; Geneon gives it a "13 and up" rating, but I would say 16 and up. There are a few intense scenes with violence and blood, and one nudity scene that is put in there just matter-of-factly. It's not sexual, not raunchy, but it is there.

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Tama-Neko's Read Or Die Tv Review

Read Or Die

Rated: 7

Let's face it, R.O.D. the TV had really big shoes to fill, so it's not surprising to find out there was a lot of room it could have grown into but didn't. I think part of the reason is due to the fact that much of Read or Die's success was based on its odd selection of heroine. Yomiko has a wonderful blend of every-day plainness and extraordinariness that really draws one into anything she's dealing with, and her very acute absence in the first half of R.O.D. the TV makes the series feel like its missing its most vital element. Sure, Michelle, Maggie and Anita are interesting, but only if you take all three of them at once. Individually, none of the three have a fraction of Yomiko's presence.

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ShinjiIkari32's Read Or Die Tv Review

Read Or Die

Rated: 10

ROD: The TV definately brags a sense of originality, as you don't find many anime where the heroines deflect bullets with books and sheets of paper. Using paper, the girls are able to slice through even the toughest of surface, such as reinforced concrete and solid steel. While most anime typically have the main characters wielding guns, impossibly large swords, or fancy giant robots, the Paper Sisters need only a stack of 8 1/2 x 11 printer paper to take down an army of fully-armed assassins. When the girls do decide to use weapons, they are constructed purely of paper. The weapons can range from a bow and arrows to razor sharp index cards, and even giant beasts! Truely a treat to see.

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