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Michelle's favorite books are the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Maggie's favorite author is Ernest Hemmingway. On the other hand, Anita hates books; so she has no favorite author. And she's not a big fan of Nenene.
The names of the "Paper Sisters" are loosely inspired by three famous Hong Kong actresses: Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh and the late Anita Mui.
Woo-san, the pigeon in the series, is named after Hong Kong action director John Woo. John Woo usually has a shot with a pigeon flying in his movies.
R.O.D -The TV-'s subplots use a lot of references from classic novels like Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds and Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World.
Akage no Anne (Red-Haired Anne), the book that Hisami reads, is the Japanese adaptation of L.M. Montgomery's classic novel Anne of Green Gables.
The three Hong Kong actresses whose names inspired those of the Paper Sisters were the stars of the movie _Heroic Trio_ and its sequel, _Executioners_.
Nenene meets Lee Linho several times in the headquarters of Shueisha, the company which published the Read or Die and Read or Dream manga.
Although most book titles appearing in the series are real, in episode #10 "The Story of the Giraffe with a Shrunken Neck" by Ben Wilson is completely fictional.
In episode 14, when Wendy begins talking about the Paper Sisters you can see the file says Anita has red hair and brown eyes. Her hair is actually pink and her eyes are clearly green.
The final remark made by Yomiko, in episode 26, about paper being in the heavens, is a pun in Japanese. The word for paper, "kami", can also (written using a different kanji) mean "god(s)". Taken in context, it becomes an indirect reference to a quotation from Robert Browning, "God is in His Heaven, all's right with the world" - a fitting way to mark a happy ending.
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