Yamiko Readman is a book-loving substitute teacher. Her entire tiny apartment is crammed with the books, which spill out into the rest of the building. She also possesses the ability to control paper. Someone has been trying to get a rare manuscript by Beethoven, and Yamiko (Code Name: the Paper) and the rest of Library Special Operations must protect it at all costs!
It took me awhile to actually watch this series, but I’m glad I did. This three-episode show was quite fun. The action scenes were exciting, and they did a good job of incorporating the characters’ abilities without making it seem like a Dragonballz power display. I think the greatest part of the series for me was Yamiko. When I first saw her in her ditzy, bookwormish state, I had my doubts. However, the director balanced that out very well; it maybe didn’t make her the strongest overall fighter, but she nevertheless had strong skills and was focused when the situation called for that. Her ditzy, bookwormish nature did affect what she was able to do–for instance, she’s not necessarily a highly trained fighter- but she was still effective in her own right. It was actually sort of nice to have an “ordinary” character who nevertheless contributed strongly. Overall, it was a short, fun series, and I recommend it.