UDON Holiday 2013 – Day 13

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Day Thirteen: I really love this picture, it reminds me of Christmas in Tokyo. Not just because of, you know, the anime characters, but the feel of it really captures Christmas in Tokyo, the mild weather, the street signs and construction and massive Christmas trees in the public square… of course it’s Hong Kong, and these are the ladies from The Paper Sisters Detective Agency, but still, natsukashi… 

Beloved  in many forms, including the classic novels, manga, tv series and OVAs, R.O.D remains a favourite among fans around the world. UDON was thrilled to release R.O.D Read or Die Official Archive this year, and it’s jam packed with now only illustrations and designs, but complete synopses of the series, animation info, and interviews with the Director and original series creator! It’s a jam-packed book that balances great art and tons of textual information, and if you loved the series we can pretty much guarantee that you’ll love the book too! :)

Read or Die cover Read or Die: R.O.D Official ArchiveThe Read or Die anime features the story of Yomiko Readman and the British Library Special Operations Division, a secret group dedicated to the location and protection of rare books! R.O.D Official Archive is your ultimate guide to the world of both the original 3-episode OVA and the 26-episode TV series. The book features character designs, promotional art, rough sketches, episode summaries, creator interviews, and tons of information about this landmark anime franchise!Release date: January 2013
Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-62-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-62-4

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 128, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long