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Betrayal 1/17

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Seras: What a nice story.

Pip: Yeah. Okay, now for the point.

Integra: For a paper user, books have feelings. When Readman set that fire, it wasn’t simply destruction of her property. To her, it was mass murder.

Pip: Ow.

Seras: …okay, that’s less nice.

1 Comment

Mars on Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:37 am

-reads latest strip- I guess Yomiko’s gonna need lotsa therapy.

Brynnie-chan on Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:12 am

O_O Poor Yomiko-chan. You know, I once admitted to my friends that the best way to get me to reveal a secret would probably be to hold one of my books above a shredder. But for Yomiko… having to feel their pain, hearing the books scream… she probably really needs a hug right now.

BigKwell on Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:15 am

I think I’ve mentioned it before – this is a prelude before the storyline of ROD the TV.

Mrrout on Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:23 am

because of shine i bought read or die!
but i didn’t knew that there was the OAV and the TV (this anime isn’t very well known in France)
so i bought something called “ROD the TV”, and then i discovered that it was a sequel!!
can i watch it now and understand the plot, or must i buy the OAV to watch them first?

BigKwell on Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:32 am

It would help if you would watch the OVA first. It’s a good set-up for the later TV series.

SailorPtah on Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:11 pm

I saw R.O.D The TV before I saw the OVA, so you can probably watch them in any order. The TV series takes place five years after the OVA, and starts off with different characters. The connections between the two aren’t obvious until the later episodes.

The TV series is also four years in the future of the current story in Shine. But it’s in a different continuity, so don’t worry too much about spoilers.

Xuanwu on Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:24 pm

Watch the OVA first. Read or Die is all about Yomiko Readman, who is the most awesome anime female ever (she tops Integra in my book, anyway). The OVA features her in top form. The TV series should be watched second, though be warned that Yomiko’s character is emotionally neutered in it, making it largely inferior to the OVA’s. The TV series also suffers issues from pacing, especially toward the end.

I also recommend the Read or Die manga. It’s in the same continuity as the OVA, but not the TV series. (ROD has a lot of continuities, all formed by mixing and matching the various medias: novels, manga, and anime.)

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