Following up on UDON’s December release of Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations, the first in its brand new line of anime artbooks, we’re proud to announce that UDON’s English-language edition of R.O.D Read Or Die Official Archives is now available wherever artbooks are sold!
Read Or Die is the story of Yomiko Readman and the British Library Special Operations Division, a secret group dedicated to the location and protection of rare books! A fantastic anime series mixing cute girls, intrigue and espionage, and even mecha, R.O.D has been a North American fan-favourite for years!
R.O.D Official Archive is a true fan’s ultimate guide to the world of both the original 3-episode OVA and the 26-episode anime TV series. Official Archive starts with a selection of gorgeous pin-ups and special illustrations created for the series, before moving into extensive character profiles featuring character designs and background and rough sketches. The book then moves into an episode guide with scenario and mechanical designs, an exploration of the opening and ending sequences featuring key-frame animation and roughs, and an extensive interview with the Director, Creator, and staff of the anime! Finally it finishes with even more behind-the-scenes development artwork and a glossary for the series… a ton of information is packed into these pages!
Check out this amazing 10-page preview of R.O.D Read Or Die Official Archive, and then run, don’t walk, to go and get yourself a copy!
Read or Die: R.O.D Official Archive
Release date: January 2013
Price (U.S.): $39.99
Page Count: 128, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long