My Rating: 5starsvector

Release Dates: Japan_05/23/2001

Creator: Hideyuki Kurata

Studio: Studio DEEN

Genre: action, drama, mystery, science-fiction

Themes: the power of books, paper, superpowers, secret-agents

Episodes: 3 (29 minutes x 3 episodes = 87 minutes)


A sinister plot is afoot and only one substitute school teacher – a special agent with an affinity for rare books and the power to control paper at her will – can stop it. That substitute teacher is Ms. Yomiko Readman; also known as The Paper Master. Someone is bent upon procuring a lost Beethoven manuscript and has enlisted a few of history’s most extraordinary personalities, cloned from stolen DNA, to aid in the endeavor. Readman and her fellow super-powered operatives must tangle with the likes of Tokugawa-era scientist Gennai Hiraga, aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal and 19th century entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre in a desperate race to find the books and save the World!




Personality: happy, cheerful, caring, bibliophile, carefree, powerful

Significance: main characrter

Yomiko’s house/building (full of books), Britain, Washington D.C (Library
of Congress and White House), New York City, underground Library of
Britain headquarters, India, Japan, Japanese bookstores, Atlantic Ocean


Where I Started Watching: Anime Club (2006)

Number of Times Watched: 4

Favorite Episodes: all episodes

Yomiko’s powers let her control paper at her will. If she wants paper to become as sharp as a sword or even turn paper into a sword, she can do it. If she wants paper to grab onto something or stick to something, Yomiko can do it. The other people in the series are really not that impressive. Nancy (Yomiko’s partner) can pass through solid objects which is a cool power, but it’s been done before in other anime series. And Drake is just an ordinary, but really good mercenary. R.O.D actions scenes are really good too especially when the action scenes involve Yomiko’s paper powers. The forms that Yomiko makes paper take during action sequences are not only very unique, but also clever. And now that think about it, I think the actions scenes in this anime are some of the best action scenes I have ever seen because of Yomiko’s powers. Of course this brings up an good question about the sequel to R.O.D; why is the sequel so bad.



R.O.D – TV – (Read or Die – The TV Series)

My Rating: 3starsvector

Relation: sequel/spinoff of R.O.D (OAV)

Number of Times Watched: 3