I've never been shy about my fondness for Read Or Die. Hell, for years my choice of online avatar was usually some form of Yomiko Readman. But my fondness for this franchise only goes so far...
READ OR DREAM (R.O.D.), written by Hideyuki Kurata with art by Ran Ayanaga. First published in 2003 and first published in North America in 2006.
The Paper Sisters Detective Agency is made up of three members. There's Michelle, the eldest member, who is the most romantic, optimistic, and obsessive of the lot. There's Maggie, the quiet, dreamy, androgynous one in the middle. Then there's Anita, the youngest, a spunky tomboy who actually doesn't like to read. While they are not related by blood, they are all united by two things: the ability to control paper and their commitment towards solving any and all book-related mysteries, even if they also happen to involve estranged family members, sick kids, and the occasional alien.