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Michelle Cheung is a romantic daydreamer and hardcore book collector. Maggie Mui is a soft-spoken bookworm who always gets mistaken for a boy. Anita King is an athletic tomboy who doesn't have time for reading. Together, they're the Paper Sisters, three very different siblings united by a strange power. Michelle, Maggie, and Anita all have the ability to control paper in anyway they desire. And from their Hong Kong detective agency, they solve any and all cases involving books!

Story by Hideyuki Kurata and Art by Ran Ayanaga.


Three Sisters - One Power


  • In Japan, the manga had the title "Shin (New) Read or Die".

Release InformationEdit

  • Japan
    • Release Date: 18 July 2003
    • Serialized in: Ultra Jump
    • Published by: Shueisha
  • United States
    • Release Date: 14 November 2006
    • Page Count: 200
    • Published by: Viz Media

Extended SynopsisEdit

Chapter 1Edit

Kelly comes to the Paper Sisters Detective Company. An important book has been stolen from her and she asks the sisters for help.

Chapter 2Edit

Chihon, a boy about Anita's age, asks the girls to help him return a book to the 'Phantom Library'.

Chapter 3Edit

The Paper Sisters are out of money...and out of food.

Chapter 4Edit

Anita finds a mysterious alien who was sent to destroy it.

Chapter 5Edit

Maggie, unsure about her role between her sisters, meets a blind girl named Fay.

Chapter 6Edit

Maggie learns the truth about Fay.

Chapter 7Edit

Anita orders her sisters to clean the apartment - namely, the books.

Bonus StoryEdit

Anita the chimney sweep is asked by a fairy Michelle to save Maggie from a demon.

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