series created by Hideyuki Kurata was created by Studio Deen
in early 2001 and distributed outside Japan
by Manga Entertainment
in 2003. The series, directed by Koji Masunari, features the main characters of the original manga such as Yomiko Readman
and Joker. It is a continuation of the Read or Die storyline, taking place a few years after the events of the manga.
The first episode begins with a cold open
, set in Washington DC, where the White House
has been evacuated.
Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.
It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
It’s the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It’s a quality to be proud of. But it’s a quality that many people seem to have neglected.
Much of what passes for quality on British television is no more than a reflection of the narrow elite which controls it and has always thought that its tastes were synonymous with quality.
One cannot develop taste from what is of average quality but only from the very best.
One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect.
People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything.
So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.
Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern with the quality of results than with the purity of motives.
The measure of your quality as a public person, as a citizen, is the gap between what you do and what you say.