Isn't this the library?
August 19, 2012 1:15 PM Subscribe
posted by filthy light thief (15 comments total)
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Yomiko Readman is a librarian with amazing paper-manipulating abilities who works for a secret division of the British library, when she isn't a substitute schoolteacher. The division, run by the ancient Mr. Gentleman, is in charge of collecting and monitoring rare books throughout the world. And that's where the trouble starts. The R.O.D. world
started with the first of 12 novels
in 2000, followed by a manga series
and then a three episode OVA
(original video animation
, usually short direct-to-video series). Each format covers different stories, with the OVA being the most dramatic, opening with a seemingly magical samurai attacking the White House
. The samurai is an artificial human clone (or I-Jin in R.O.D.
) of Hiraga Gennai
, Edo-era samurai, pharmacologist, writer and inventor, showing off a greatly improved electrostatic generator. There are two more
episodes in the OVA, then two further spin-offs: Read or Dream manga
, which follows the three unrelated young ladies who can manipulate paper and work together in the Paper Sisters Detective Company
; and the 26 episodes of R.O.D the TV
, a series about three actual sisters with the power to control paper
If you're a bit confused about the appearance of characters in the different continuities, Wikipedia has a good breakdown of characters
, with short biographies. Then there's the Read or Die Wiki
, which has a lot of good information, but isn't organized all that well, and went dormant a few years ago.