"R.O.D: The TV" (2003) is a 26-episode TV anime series about the adventures of 3 paper manipulating sisters, Michelle, Maggie and Anita, who became the bodyguards of Nenene Sumiregawa, a famous Japanese writer. The series is a sequel to the Read or Die OVA. Its official title, written precisely, is "R.(period)O.(period)D the TV". likely a catch-all acronym referring to the inclusion of the 3 paper sisters, characters from the related Read or Dream manga.

When "R.O.D: The TV" first aired in Japan (from September 9, 2003 through March 16, 2004) it ran on pay per view television. Though an airing of the reanimated telvision version did take place on a non pay per view station (from October 15, 2003 through March 18, 2004) only the first twenty episodes were aired. In the United States, all 26 episodes were aired on the cable station G4TechTV, between October 5, 2004 and May 27, 2005.


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  1. 紙は舞い降りた Kami wa maiorita; The Papers Have Landed
  2. ダメ人間ども集まれ Dame ningen domo atsumare; Rise Up, Oh Dregs of Humanity
  3. 神保町で逢いましょう Jinbouchou de aimashou; Let's Meet in Jinbocho
  4. 中一コース Chuuichi kōsu; The Seventh Grade Course
  5. やつらは騒いでいる Yatsura wa sawaideiru; They Shout
  6. ライトスタッフ Raito sutaffu; The Right Stuff
  7. 薮の中 Yabu no naka; In a Grove
  8. 夜に惑わされて Yoru ni madowasarete; Seduced by the Night
  9. 闇の奥 Yami no oku; Heart of Darkness
  10. クリスマス・キャロル Kurisumasu kyaroru; A Christmas Carol
  11. さよならにっぽん Sayonara Nippon; Goodbye Japan
  12. 紙々の黄昏 Kamigami no tasogare; Twilight of the Papers, Part I
  13. 続・紙々の黄昏 Zoku - Kamigami no tasogare; Twilight of the Papers, Part II
  14. 紙葉の森 Kami ha no mori; Forest of Paper Leaves
  15. 仄暗き地の底で Kuraki chi no soko de; In the Gray Light of the Abyss
  16. 華氏四五一 Kashi yon-go-ichi; Fahrenheit 451
  17. スイートホーム Suīto hōmu; Sweet Home
  18. 告白 Kokuhaku; Confession
  19. 家族ゲーム Kazoku gēmu; The Family Game
  20. 悲しみよこんにちは Kanashimi yo kon'nichiwa; Bonjour Tristesse (In French: Hello Sadness)
  21. D.O.D -DREAM OR DIE-
  22. 奪取 Dasshu; Seize
  23. 嘘、そして沈黙 Uso, soshite chinmoku; Lie to Me
  24. 君が僕を知ってる Kimi ga boku wo shitteru; You Know Me
  25. たいした問題じゃない Taishita mondai ja nai; Not a Big Problem
  26. それから Sorekara; From There On...
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