Read or Die
Distributor: Manga Entertainment
A sinister plot is afoot and only one schoolteacher - a special agent with an affinity for rare books, can stop it. She is Ms. Yomiko Readman - better known to her colleagues in Section A of Library Special Operations as "Agent Paper".
OAV Series: 3 episodes
Average Ratings: 82
Number of Review Sites: 10
Number of Review Links: 10
"Read or Die is definitely one for the books!"
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"With all the flash it's easy to overlook the skill in this piece, or write it off as a piece of empty action, but in fact it's very neatly and tightly put together."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - exemplary
"...Read or Die can't quite fill its own shoes."
Anime News Network (Mike Crandol) - C+
"This is definitely good for multiple viewings and for getting the average non-anime fan interested in anime."
Anime on DVD (Andrew Tei) - B+
"Short as it is, Read or Die is surprisingly satisfying."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 4 stars (out of 5)
"...something for everyone done in an original manner with some thought..."
DVD Talk (Don Houston) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"This is silly stuff, James Bond with a liberal arts degree."
DVD Verdict (Mike Pinsky) - 88 (out of 100)
"Between the sentiment, the humor and the thrills, Read or Die packs a great deal into its short run..."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - A
"What I like most about this title is how original it is."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Robert Nelson) - 4 stars (out of 5)
"The new Bond pictures could only hope to be as breathlessly entertaining."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A