History Anime / ReadOrDie

27th Jul '16 10:36:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Ikkyu; why not have your DoomsdayDevice being able to activate one second from when the countdown ends?



* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: Nancy complains to Ikkyu that he promised he would not kill Yomiko. He explains that while Yomiko does need to die, he will clone her and alter her personality to be more in tune with his goals, so FromACertainPointOfView he was telling the truth.

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* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: Nancy complains to Ikkyu that he promised he would not kill Yomiko. He explains that while Yomiko does need to die, he will clone her and alter her personality to be more in tune with his goals, so FromACertainPointOfView he was telling the truth.
14th Feb '16 8:04:45 AM Grif
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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Despite being in love with Hisami, and seeing Anita as a rival for Hisami's affection, Tohru pushes Hisami to reveal her feelings for Anita before she leaves for good, knowing that she would be torn up inside if she didn't.
15th Jun '15 5:13:26 PM nombretomado
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* GagDub: There's one point where [[JourneyToTheWest Genjo Sanzo]] chants a Buddhist mantra to make the ocean part in two. You can tell the English voice actor had no idea what to chant and is just muttering gibberish. He even says KlaatuBaradaNikto at one point.

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* GagDub: There's one point where [[JourneyToTheWest [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Genjo Sanzo]] chants a Buddhist mantra to make the ocean part in two. You can tell the English voice actor had no idea what to chant and is just muttering gibberish. He even says KlaatuBaradaNikto at one point.



** Anita [[spoiler:gets hit on the head by a baseball and hallucinates/dreams that she]] dives through a [[PortalPool poodle]] into a world after the setting of "TheWizardOfOz", [[AssKicksYou lands with her ass on the witch, knocking her out]] and then setting out on the quest to liberate Oz ([[spoiler:Maggie is the robot, that seeks a heart for courage, Michelle is the scarecrow, that [[TheDitz wants a brain]] and Chihon is the Monkey King from JourneyToTheWest and completely out of place]]).

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** Anita [[spoiler:gets hit on the head by a baseball and hallucinates/dreams that she]] dives through a [[PortalPool poodle]] into a world after the setting of "TheWizardOfOz", [[AssKicksYou lands with her ass on the witch, knocking her out]] and then setting out on the quest to liberate Oz ([[spoiler:Maggie is the robot, that seeks a heart for courage, Michelle is the scarecrow, that [[TheDitz wants a brain]] and Chihon is the Monkey King from JourneyToTheWest ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' and completely out of place]]).
15th Jun '15 3:01:16 PM morenohijazo
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* TunnelOfForeshadowing: The very first scene in the TV series.
8th May '15 8:54:10 PM nombretomado
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* RunningGag: Whenever things go bad, the American President [[BringMyBrownPants wets his pants]] ([[ThirdTimesTheCharm three times in the OVA]]). Often with a close shot on his crotch, so you will know he is doing it. WordOfGod is that this was not intended to make fun of America as a whole, but rather to [[TakeThat mock]] [[GeorgeWBush a certain President]].

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* RunningGag: Whenever things go bad, the American President [[BringMyBrownPants wets his pants]] ([[ThirdTimesTheCharm three times in the OVA]]). Often with a close shot on his crotch, so you will know he is doing it. WordOfGod is that this was not intended to make fun of America as a whole, but rather to [[TakeThat mock]] [[GeorgeWBush [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush a certain President]].
26th Apr '15 6:59:33 AM tsukaistarburst
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Set in an alternate late 21st-century Earth with rare and mostly hidden superhumans, ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' tells of Yomiko's efforts along with a pair of compatriots to oppose a mysterious group of supervillains calling themselves "I-jin" ("Geniuses"). Strangely resembling notable figures from history, the I-jin want (among other things) [[{{MacGuffin}} a book once owned by Beethoven that Yomiko has recently purchased]], within which lies the key to an evil plan with world-wide consequences. The result is a globe-trotting rollercoaster ride of action, friendship, betrayal, wild plot twists, and a small leavening of sly humor. Do not miss the highlight of the first episode, an aerial dogfight over the Manhattan skyline between a [[SteamPunk steam-powered glider]] and a giant paper airplane, punctuated by Yomiko's plaintive cries of "Please give me back my book!" There are other things not to miss, as well, but even mentioning them would be a spoiler!

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Set in an alternate late 21st-century Earth with rare and mostly hidden superhumans, ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' tells of Yomiko's efforts along with a pair of compatriots to oppose a mysterious group of supervillains calling themselves "I-jin" ("Geniuses"). Strangely resembling notable figures from history, the I-jin want (among other things) [[{{MacGuffin}} a book once owned by Beethoven that Yomiko has recently purchased]], within which lies the key to an evil plan with world-wide consequences. The result is a globe-trotting rollercoaster ride of action, friendship, betrayal, wild plot twists, and a small leavening of sly humor. Do not miss the highlight of the first episode, an aerial dogfight over the Manhattan skyline between a [[SteamPunk steam-powered glider]] and a giant paper airplane, punctuated by Yomiko's plaintive cries of "Please give me back my book!" There are other things not to miss, as well, but even mentioning them would be a spoiler!
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30th Mar '15 12:20:42 PM Patachou
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: There's a blink-and-you-miss-it moment early on when Mr. Joker mentions that I-Jin DNA samples were stolen. One of the names shown in the background is [[spoiler:Mata H]] -- or, as we find out, [[spoiler:Mata Hari]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: There's a blink-and-you-miss-it moment early on when Mr. Joker mentions that I-Jin DNA samples were stolen. One of the names shown in the background is [[spoiler:Mata H]] -- or, as we find out, [[spoiler:Mata Hari]].[[spoiler: UsefulNotes/MataHari]].



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: The I-jin are all clones of famous people, including [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]] and MataHari.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: The I-jin are all clones of famous people, including [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]] and MataHari.UsefulNotes/MataHari.



* TheMole: [[spoiler:Nancy, for the I-Jin. She ''is'' a clone of the great spy MataHari, after all.]]

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* TheMole: [[spoiler:Nancy, for the I-Jin. She ''is'' a clone of the great spy MataHari, UsefulNotes/MataHari, after all.]]
24th Dec '14 12:23:48 AM Arivne
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* TheOtherDarrin: The dub for the TV series recast all the characters from the OVA, which was not too jarring for the most part, except that Yomiko went from having a ''very'' American accent to having a ''very'' British accent. Plus Jason Lee had been awesome as the forever-put-upon Drake.



* ReadingIsCoolAesop: Not really as overt as with most examples. However reading (insane ammounts) gets you superpowers!

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* ReadingIsCoolAesop: Not really as overt as with most examples. However reading (insane ammounts) amounts) gets you superpowers!
22nd Sep '14 9:27:46 AM justanid
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14th May '14 8:52:19 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TheMessiah: Yomiko-chan again.



* ThisIsUnforgivable: When someone as [[BewareTheNiceOnes nice as]] [[TheMessiah Yomiko-chan]] says this to Gennai, you ''know'' he is pretty much fucked.

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* ThisIsUnforgivable: When someone as [[BewareTheNiceOnes nice as]] [[TheMessiah [[AllLovingHero Yomiko-chan]] says this to Gennai, you ''know'' he is pretty much fucked.
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