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Read or Die (OAV)

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©2001 STUDIO ORPHEE / Aniplex

Alternative title:
Прочти или умри (Russian)
إقرأ أو مت (Arabic)
リード・オア・ダイ (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Yomiko Readman is "The Paper" a secret underground operative for the British Library with the inredible power of complete control over paper, including the ability to make it solid as steel. She is called to duty when a book that could spell the end of the world is stolen, and she must take it back. Going with two other operatives, she attempts to take it back and save the world.
User Ratings: 3536 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 373 votes (sub:226, dub:135, ?:3, edit.dub:3, raw:2, others:4
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
 Excellent: 1140 votes (sub:667, dub:431, edit.dub:9, ?:7, raw:5, Eng:1, others:20
7 Spanish subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
3 German dubbed
3 French subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French edited dub
 Very good: 1019 votes (sub:596, dub:382, edit.dub:12, ?:8, raw:4, others:17
6 Spanish subtitled
5 Portuguese subtitled
2 German dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 Good: 620 votes (sub:353, dub:239, edit.dub:6, ?:4, raw:4, others:14
4 Spanish subtitled
4 French subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
 Decent: 210 votes (sub:114, dub:86, ?:4, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:4
1 Russian dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Swedish subtitled
 So-so: 94 votes (sub:61, dub:23, ?:3, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:5
2 Polish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
 Not really good: 32 votes (sub:21, dub:11)
 Weak: 32 votes (sub:22, dub:9, raw:1)
 Bad: 12 votes (sub:8, dub:3, ?:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 6078 users, rank: #113 (of 9605)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.049 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.3969, rank: #533 (of 9732)
Weighted mean: 7.990 (Very good), rank: #622 (of 9732) (seen all: 8.01 / seen some: 7.27 / won't finish: 5.05)
Bayesian estimate: 7.988 (Very good), rank: #399 (of 7376)
Running time: 29 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 3
Episode titles: We have 3
2004-10-24 (USA TV)
2007-09-07 to 2007-09-09 (Germany - Animax)
Release dates: We have 3
Opening Theme:
"R.O.D Theme" by Taku Iwasaki
Ending Theme:
#1: "Those Who Love Books to Insanity Say, 'Paper Is Always with Us'" by Taku Iwasaki (ep 1)
#2: "Subete no Eichi o Eikoku e!" (すべての叡知を英国へ!; Bring All the Wisdom to Great Britain!) by Taku Iwasaki (eps 2-3)
Links: We have 4
Trivia: We have 2
This OVA series is often incorrectly referred to as a "Read or Die Movie."
Read or Die DVD (Jul 5, 2003)
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Read or Die This May! (Apr 14, 2003)
OhayoCon 2003: Part II (Jan 21, 2003)
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    R.O.D The TV - Complete Collection + OVA (Blu-ray) 2011-01-18
DVD (Region 1)
    Read or Die (DVD) 2003-05-27 (from $103.49)
    Read or Die [CA] (DVD) 2003-05-27
    Read or Die [The Essence of Anime] (DVD) 2007-09-04 (from $24.95)
    R.O.D Official Archive (Fanbook) 2013-01-02 (from $36.37)
    Read or Die (OST) 2004-06-08 (from $10.49)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Koji Masunari
Script: Hideyuki Kurata
Storyboard: Tokuyuki Matsutake (OP)
Unit Director: Tokuyuki Matsutake (OP)
Music: Taku Iwasaki
Original creator: Hideyuki Kurata
Original Character Design: Taraku Uon (Studio Orphee)
Character Design: Masashi Ishihama
Art Director: Kazuo Ogura
Art design: Hideyasu Narita
Mecha design: Eiji Suganuma
Director of Photography:
Mitsuyu Kondo
Shinyo Kondo
Keiichi Matsuda (Studio DEEN)
Masatoshi Fujimoto (SME Visual Works)

Assistant Animation Director:
Hideki Tachibana (ep 1)
Kenichi Ishimaru (ep 3)
Takahiro Chiba (eps 2-3)
Tetsuhito Saito (ep 3)
Character Animation Director: Masashi Ishihama
Color design: Shinji Matsumoto
Development: Ryūzō Shirakawa (SME Visual Works)
In-Between Animation: Hiroaki Tomita (eps 2-3)
Mechanical animation Director:
Eiji Suganuma
Hirofumi Suzuki (ep 1)
Music Director: Takashi Kodama (SME Visual Works)
Takamitsu Shirakawa
Tomiyo Hiruta (SME Visual Works)
Post-Production Engineer: Takuya Hiramitsu
Production Design: Noriyuki Shinguji
Prop Design: Hideki Tachibana
Recording Assistant: Yuki Ikeda
Set Design: Hideyasu Narita
Michiko Neya as Nancy "Miss Deep" Makuhari
Rieko Miura as Yomiko "The Paper" Readman

Bunmei Tobayama as Gentleman
Hozumi Gōda as Joker
Konta as Ikkyu
Masami Iwasaki as Drake Anderson
Mika Sakenobe as Wendy Earhart
Ryousuke Ohtani as Gennai Hraga

Eiji Takemoto as
Hiroki Takahashi as Genjo Sanzo
Holly Kaneko as Otto Lilienthal
Junko Takeuchi as Fabre (Boy)
Katashi Ishizuka as Arias
Kunihiko Takani as Fabre
Naoki Izumi as President Cole
Rei Naitō as Frankie
Yoshikazu Nagano as Malone
Yuki Nakao as
Female Staff
Japanese companies
Animation: Studio DEEN
Backgrounds: Kusanagi
Broadcaster: Animax
Digital Paint:
Danni Animation
Key Animation:
Hal Film Maker (ep 2)
JEC-E (ep 2)
Production Studio: SME Visual Works
Recording Facility: Omnibus Japan Sanpunzaka Studio
Sound Production: SME Visual Works
Titles: Maki Production
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Amanda Winn Lee
Translation: Al Kennedy
ADR Script: Taliesin Jaffe
Executive producer: Marvin Gleicher
Assistant Director:
Amy Seeley
Michael John Ross
Line Producer: Margo Coughlin
Recording engineer: Sean Vahle
Script Advisor:
Keith Burgess
Matt Perrier
Sound Mixing: Sean Vahle
Subtitling: Brett Jacobsen
Amanda Winn Lee as Nancy "Miss Deep" Makuhari
Kimberly Yates as Yomiko "Agent Paper" Readman

Crispin Freeman as Joker
Daniel Raymont as Ikkyu
Dean Haglund as Gennai Hiraga
Douglas Rye as Mr. Gentleman
Jason Lee as Drake Anderson
Tricia Dickson as Wendy Earhart

Chad Fifer as Genjo Sanzo
Dave Herbelin as President Cole
Douglas Rye as Jean-Henri Fabre
Hal Lublin as
Otto Lilienthal
Jason C. Miller as
Steven Wilcox
Ryan Abraham as Alex
Scott MacDonnell as Recovery Agent
Sue Cremlin as Yoko

English companies
5.1 Surround Mix: The Post Office, LLC
Licensed by:
Aniplex of America (Blu-ray)
Manga Entertainment (DVD; Expired)
Recording Facility: The Post Office, LLC
Korean staff
Korean cast
Jeong Soyeong as Yomiko "The Paper" Readman
Myeong-Hwa Cha as Nancy "Miss Deep" Makuhari

Hyeon-Seo An as Wendy Earhart
Lee Sangbeom as Drake Anderson
O Inseong as
Gennai Hraga
Sewung Yun as Ikkyu
Yeong-Sam On as Mr. Gentleman

Gi-Cheol Kim as Frankie
Im Chaeheon as
Genjo Sanzo
SP 1
Mi-Gyeong Ha as
Fabre (Boy)
Seung-Pyo Hong as
Otto Lilienthal
SP 2
Sewung Yun as
Yeong-Sam On as Malone

Korean companies
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Thierry Kazazian
Isabelle Volpe as Yomiko " The paper " Readman
Olivia Dutron as Nancy "Miss Deep" Makuhari

Bruno Magne as Gennai Hiraga
Martial Leminoux as Gentleman
Nathalie Homs as Wendy Earhart
Patrick Bethune as Drake Anderson
Thierry Kazazian as Ikkyû Sôjun

Bruno Magne as Genjo Sanzo
French companies
ADR Production: Studio Chinkel
Gong (from 26 December 2009)
NRJ12 (from 29 June 2006)
DVD Distribution: Dybex (France)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Translation: Bárbara Pesquer (Spain dub)
Executive producer:
Federico Anceri
Frederic Cegüi
Producer: Miguel Petriotti

Licensing Manager: Liliana Silveira
Screen Inserts: Rafael Ordonez (Spain dub)
Carmen Calvell as Yomiko "The Paper" Readman (Spain dub)
Pilar Morales as Nancy "Miss Deep" Makuhari (Spain dub)

Antonio Pujós as Drake Anderson (Spain dub)
Francesc Rocamora as
Gentleman (Spain dub)
Ikkyu (Spain dub)
Joan Zanni as Gennai Hiraga (Spain dub)
Olga Supervia as Wendy Earhart (Spain dub)
Rafael Ordonez as Joker (Spain dub)

Joan Zanni as Otto Lilienthal (Spain dub)
Marc Zanni as
Genjo Sanzo (Spain dub)
Jean-Henri Fabre (Spain dub; adult)
Olga Supervia as Jean-Henri Fabre (Spain dub; child)

Antonio Pujós (Spain dub)
Francesc Rocamora (Spain dub)
Marc Zanni (Spain dub)
Nacho de Porrata (Spain dub)
Olga Supervia (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio: Media Arts Studio (Spain dub)
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión
Licensed by: Selecta Visión (Spain)
German staff
German cast
Susanne Herrmann as Yomiko Readman
Tanja Geke as Nancy Makuhari

Eberhard Prüter as Ikkyu
Katja Primel as Wendy Earhart
Reinhard Scheunemann as Gentlemen
Sebastian Jacob as Joker
Tilo Schmitz as Drake Anderson

Eberhard Prüter as Präsident
Jan Spitzer as
Genjo Sanzo
Otto Lilienthal
Tim Moeseritz as David
German companies
Broadcaster: Animax Germany (2007-09-07 to 2007-09-09)
Kazé Germany (now)
Dubbing: Elektrofilm
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Distributor: Dybex
Dutch cast
Russian staff
Russian companies
Distributor: MC Entertainment
Russian cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Licensed by: Selecta Visión (Portugal)
Portuguese cast

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