The US Cover to Graphic Novel 2


While her big sisters are out of town, Anita has the detective agency all to herself - and it doesn't take her long to get into trouble. Soon she's embroiled in a plan to retrieve a unique journal, the Clock Diary, from the criminal underworld. But the beautiful, devious book thief Lily the Reader Extraordinaire will stop at nothing to steal the diary for herself. Can the youngest Paper Sister crack the agency's most dangerous case alone? Or has time run out for the Clock Diary and Anita?

Story by Hideyuki Kurata and Art by Ran Ayanaga.


The Clock Strikes


  • In Japan, the manga had the title "Shin (New) Read or Die".

Release InformationEdit

  • Japan
    • Release Date: 19 March 2004
    • Serialized in: Ultra Jump
    • Published by: Shueisha
  • United States
    • Release Date: 9 January 2007
    • Page Count: 200
    • Published by: Viz Media

Extended SynopsisEdit

Chapter 8Edit

Chapter 9Edit

Chapter 10Edit

Chapter 11Edit

Chapter 12Edit

Chapter 13Edit

Chapter 14Edit

Chapter 15Edit

Bonus StoryEdit