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New Read or Die Anime Teased

I may be dating myself here, but I remember when the first Read or Die anime came out in 2001, seemingly out of nowhere (we didn’t have no fancy wikis tellin’ us it was based on a novel, kids). It was a three-episode series about British spies fighting each other by hurling sheets of paper through the air and it. was. cool.

A TV series called R.O.D. the TV followed shortly thereafter, but there’s been nary a peep from the Read or Die animeverse for over a decade – until now.

The 12th Read or Die novel (and the first in a quite a while, apparently) is out this week, and a quote on the jacket from A-1 Pictures president Tomonori Ochikoshi claims that a new Read or Die anime is “under consideration.”

Aww yeah.

Read or Die centers around Yomiko Readman, a bookworm and secret agent for the British Empire whose codename is “The Paper,” and if that doesn’t convince you to go take a look at this classic and hope the new version proceeds from “under consideration” to “definite,” I’m not sure we can be friends.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.