Paper is God.

R.O.D TV

San-shimai <3

Like Jeff, I have a habit of watching older series’ while waiting for the latest episodes of the hawt shows currently showing (which by the way, this season is lacking). Show of choice this time was R.O.D The TV, unarguably one of the best but relatively lesser known animes of the 00′s.

R.O.D is definitely to me what makes anime such a great medium. It packs an almost nonsensical concept at first thought but manages to pull it off impressively logical (in the anime way) and in an undeniably cool way. Never has paper looked as bloody cool as in the R.O.D series. Also, R.O.D takes itself seriously enough to not use the fanservice ticket to attract viewers even with the almost fully female cast and instead relies on it’s solid story, great action sequences and strong characters. It’s really one of the animes I would recommend to almost anyone to watch, but of course, it must be watched along with the OVA to make sense of the story. Must give special mention to the OST done by Taku Iwasaki as well, R.O.D’s OST contains quite a few memorable tracks, like the show’s main theme “Yappari Hon ga Suki” remix version.

Definitely in the current trend of remakes and sequels, I’d like to see more of R.O.D being animated, but of course, with a good plot please. Wonder what the novel stories look like (Baka-Tsuki, ya hearing me? ^_^). I should really grab on the manga as well. It’s been attracting me everytime I visit the book store.

Up next would be Simoun. I’ve been downloading all the available subbed ones, but it’s been quite slow due to the lack of seeding. Guess i’ll be in time to watch the whole series when it ends.

9 Comments

  1. DarkMirage Said,

    September 20, 2006 @ 8:35 pm

    Damn. I thought you were talking about me. :(

  2. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    September 20, 2006 @ 9:04 pm

    Y’know, DM, I had a feeling that you’d come in and say that. Proven already I guess ;).

  3. Tsubaki Said,

    September 20, 2006 @ 11:50 pm

    And I thought this post was actually about DM. Lol.

  4. PabloDSZ Said,

    September 21, 2006 @ 1:39 am

    Its a good series to watch while waiting on Higurashi ni koro ni.
    i though u meant Dm, oh well.

  5. Matsuro Said,

    September 21, 2006 @ 1:26 pm

    Did you know Ran Ayanaga helps Ken Akamatsu with Negima and Itsuatte My Santa?

    I believe for Negima she (helped) created Yue Ayase and Koutaro. Apparently she was a former assistant artist of him.

  6. extraclassiclite Said,

    September 21, 2006 @ 2:15 pm

    I’d more of a spinoff than a direct continuation. I really like their historical take on the random powers/secret agencies superhero setup, LOEG style, but to me the ROD name says ‘British Library, Joker, Gentleman.’

    So, spinoff.

  7. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    September 22, 2006 @ 10:06 am

    Mmm… No wonder Yue looks like Hishishi so much.

    As for spinoffs… I’d like to see more about Anita’s school life, maybe interspersed with the occasional book battles or so.

    For now, I’m just really really interested in the manga and novels.

  8. Sailor Star Dust Said,

    September 23, 2006 @ 12:21 am

    I’ve only see the OVA featuring Yomiko Readman (which, from my understanding, is the 2nd to last part of the ROD saga while the tv series is the final part), though I do hope to watch it in the near future. The way you described it certianly intrigued me. ;)

  9. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    September 23, 2006 @ 12:29 am

    Well, ROD TV is from Read or Dream, which can be said as the sequel to the ROD saga. I’ve just read the first volume of Read or Dream, and I must say, it’s a very very fun read :). San-shimaiii~~ fighto!

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