Read or Die

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    Written by Hideyuki Kurata
    Illustrated by Taraku Uon
    Published by Shueisha
    Imprint Super Dash Bunko
    Demographic Male
    Original run July 14, 2000 – present
    Volumes 12

    Read or Die takes place in an alternate history world where the British Empire has remained a major superpower. The Empire's continued existence is guaranteed by the British Library (大英図書館, Daiei-toshokan), an external intelligence agency working within the actual British Library; its Special Operations Division (the British Secret Intelligence Service, more widely known as MI6) is also often mentioned, despite Kurata's editors (erroneously) telling him it no longer existed.

    The series follows Yomiko Readman, also known as "The Paper", a superhuman agent of the Library's Special Operations (possessing a "double 0" certification that denotes a "license to kill", as in the James Bond series, although she rarely invokes it). In both the novels and manga, her adventures alternate between doing missions for the British Library and helping young novelist Nenene Sumiregawa.

    Had an OVA along with an anime series.

  • Good anime and OVA, as a book lover, i highly recommend it, you have my vote.

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    Yes - please! Loved the anime both Die & Dream.

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