Read or Die's Final 2 Novel Volumes Scheduled After 10 Years
posted on by Karen Ressler
Shueisha's Dash X imprint's editorial department announced over Twitter on Friday that the 12th volume of Hideyuki Kurata and Studio Orphee's R.O.D -Read or Die- novels will ship in August. The new volume will be part of the main series, not a spinoff or side-story.
In addition, while the postscript of the 11th volume said that the 12th volume would be the last, there are now 13 planned volumes. The 13th volume is slated for 2017.
Shueisha's Super Dash imprint published the first volume in 2000 and the 11th volume in 2006. Taraku Uon illustrates the novels.
Kurata also wrote the story for the Read or Die manga and its sequel Read or Dream, both of which were published in North America by Viz Media, as well as the R.O.D Rehabilitation spinoff manga. He also penned the scripts for the Read or Die original video anime (OVA) and R.O.D -The TV- television anime adaptation of Read or Dream. Manga Entertainment once released the 2001-2002 Read or Die OVA series in North America, and 2003-2004 Geneon Entertainment (then known as Pioneer) released the television series sequel. Aniplex of America later released both on Blu-ray Disc.