R.O.D the TV Discussions.
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Even though it is anime that aired in Japan 2003 this the first time Im seeing it here on CR or elsewhere(except maybe fan sub)The three Paper Masters Michelle Anita and Maggie are not related but how they got together was a emotional episode.The title is Read or Die and is based on rebuilding The British Empire thru certain books and gene selection,but what transpires through the episodes is astonishing.A strong storyline along with great characters. It also revolves around Nenene Sumiregawa an author who the girls are hired to protect.I tried watching EPS 7-26 all in a row but ran out of steam.It was that compelling.Even though not as high tech as newer anime the action emotions storylines double crosses revelations keeps you on edge.It starts off with a bang slows down a little then wham.One roller coaster. after another.For you non subscribers watch it when all the EPS are free.It could easily compete for spring 2013 anime if it was new along with Gurren Lagann.If you watch it you'll go whoa!.BTW Anita is like the coolest youngest heroine yet Her skills are crazy! So are Michelle and Maggie yet they have shortcomings too!The rest of the characters are cool and unique friend and foe.
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Posted 5/12/13 , edited 5/12/13
Great series. Bought the DVDs YEARS ago when they first came out. Excellent English dub. Great to see this series on Crunchyroll. If you haven't seen it, check it out.

Favorite episodes are 11 and 12.

The OVA is excellent as well. [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=819]

Bit of trivia: one of the R.O.D. characters shows up in the series Kamichu! (though just in the background)
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it's been a few years since I last watched it, but it's a quality show. there's also an older 3 OVA series released in 2001 by the same name that takes place prior to the TV series. it revolves around paper master Yomiko Readman who works for the British Library.

there's also a LN and manga series, which are what the OVA and TV series are based on.
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i always really liked ROD. The OVA is not really key in order to understand the series itself, watching the OVAs before the show does enhance the experience a little bit, since you already understand some about the world and the characters. I have not watched ROD in like a decade, but for what i remember, the first episode is great, then the show has 4 relatively weak and are used to introduce the world and reintroduce old characters from the OVA. After the Romania episode which is episode 5 or 6, the show improves dramatically, and becomes a great show.
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I didn't like the OVA much (which I saw first a year or two ago - the campus library had it on DVD), and I didn't think I liked the anime either until towards the end of the first episode. But once the paper started flying I got hooked.

Currently 13/26, taking a break before watching the second half since it was a convenient spot.
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Yeah, I have just seen the first two episodes. Episode 1 was awesome(although I gotta wonder if one of the bad guys in that episode thought about explosive decompression with firing that gun on the airplane) and being able to do that kind of stuff with paper is really cool.

Episode 2 was weaker, but it helped set up the dynamics between Nenene and the Paper Sisters. All in all, ROD the TV was a great addition to Crunchyroll.
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I remember seeing this series years ago. I think it was on G4 back when they were still watchable. That's even where I first saw Serial Experiments: Lain.

I remembered it being more action-packed than it actually is...
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Posted 5/12/13
I watched the whole thing in one night without sleep.

Loved every minute.
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Posted 5/13/13 , edited 5/13/13
While ROD OVA is somewhat condensed and rushed, I like the pacing of ROD TV even though it is erratic. The story may not be its strongest point but It's fun to watch especially the literal creative use of paper material. This show has a strong message of book appreciation which is good since nothing beats reading a book than reading it online.

As Shougo Makishima from Psycho-Pass would say:

"Books are not something that you just read words in. They're also a tools to adjust your senses... When I'm not feeling well, there are times that I can't take in what I read. When that happens, I try to think about what could be hindering my reading. There are books that I can take in smoothly even when I'm not feeling well. I try to think why. It must be something like mental tuning. What's more important when you tune is the feeling of the paper that you're touching with your fingers and the momentary stimulation your brain receives when you turn the pages."

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Posted 5/13/13

FLjerry2011 wrote:

Even though it is anime that aired in Japan 2003 this the first time Im seeing it here on CR or elsewhere(except maybe fan sub)

I take it you didn't have (or at least didn't watch) G4TechTV and later G4 back in the day. They showed the entire series on their late night "Anime Unleashed" segment.




Cyndrus wrote:

I remember seeing this series years ago. I think it was on G4 back when they were still watchable. That's even where I first saw Serial Experiments: Lain.

While the first half of R.O.D. did indeed air on what Comcast billed as "G4TechTV" and they had reverted again to just "G4" by the time the second half aired (as confirmed by a quick check of my recorded episodes from then), Serial Experiments: Lain was aired in the days when TechTV was independent of Comcast, and thus had none of the G4 taint.

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