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Date A Live


Alternative Titles

English: Date A Live
Japanese: デート・ア・ライブ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2013 to Jun 22, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:30 (JST)
Studios: AIC Plus+
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.571 (scored by 158,374 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #13412
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #105
Members: 268,898
Favorites: 3,987
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

"Before the world ends, kill me or kiss me."

Thirty years before the events of Date A Live, an enormous explosion devastates east Asia and kills 150 million people. This is the first known "Spacequake", an inexplicable natural disaster that has since become commonplace. Fast forward to the future. High school second year Shidou Itsuka lives alone with his cute little sister while their parents are away.

What do these things have to do with each other? While rushing to save his sister from a sudden Spacequake, Shidou is caught in the blast and, in the midst of the chaos, finds a mysterious girl. It turns out that this girl is actually a Spirit, a powerful being from another world whose arrival devastates the surrounding area. Thankfully, Shidou is rescued by an anti-Spirit strike team... led by his little sister?!

This vicious task force is locked and loaded, ready to exterminate Spirits with extreme prejudice. But this violent method is not for Shidou. He discovers the one way to neutralize these Spirits peacefully: make them fall in love. Now, it's up to Shidou to save the world by dating those who threaten to destroy it!

Background

Date A Live adapts the first 4 novels of Koushi Tachibana's light novel series of the same name.

The anime premiered on March 31, 2013 on Niconico. On TV, it premiered on April 6, 2013 on Tokyo MX. The Blu-ray Box features an additional 35 minutes worth of content. Due to the Blu-ray Box being released after FUNimation Entertainment's release, this additional material was not included in any English release.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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Staff

Motonaga, Keitarou
Motonaga, Keitarou
Director
Ebina, Yasunori
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Kimura, Shinichiro
Kimura, Shinichiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Marchi, Jamie
Marchi, Jamie
Script


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"Date A Live (デート・ア・ライブ)" by sweet ARMS

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Hatsukoi Winding Road" by Kayoko Tsumita, Risako Murai, Midori Tsukimiya (ep 1)
#2: "SAVE THE WORLD" by Iori Nomizu (eps 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
#3: "SAVE MY HEART" by Iori Nomizu (eps 3, 7, 9, 11)
#4: "Strawberry Rain (ストロベリーレイン)" by Iori Nomizu (ep 5)



More reviewsReviews

Veronin
Jun 24, 2013
Boobs, explosions and cute girls are a time-tested formula. Apparently.

If there is one that has remained true about the anime industry, it is that cheap entertainment and low-risk adaptations prevail. AIC's "Date A Live" is yet another addition to this tired trend- doing nothing interesting or even particularly well. It expects the audience to willfully ignore its poor writing, because hey-- there are cute girls to gawk at!

Drawing inspiration from the 2008 manga "Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai", Date A Live presents itself as a pseudo-parody of otaku culture. After our protagonist Shidou conveniently encounters two busty ladies fighting one another, he finds read more
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Swaggletooth
May 18, 2013
Date a Live: a series where a protagonist works to defeat invading entities... by dating them. From this description alone, you the viewer should hopefully have realized that this is a parody series - specifically parodying mecha series such as Evangelion, Gundam and Muv Luv, and replacing the invading force with cute girls.

This may sound absurd, perhaps even trite - but here's the catch - it's actually incredibly fun. If you've watched (or read) some of the aforementioned mecha series, you should at least find amusement in how the mecha genre is respectfully made fun of; couple to that a great ensemble of characters who read more
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lilseph
Nov 20, 2013
Note: Everything in this review is my personal opinion. I will try to see both sides of the fence because when i talk to people about Date A Live, they either think the show is a work of art, or they this its a complete mess. I am on the side where I think it's a work of art but I will try to not be bias.

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Date A Live, or DAL for short, is a show about spirits invading our world and creating spacequakes upon entering our world that kills thousands of people. These spirits are dangerous entities and we do not know much about read more
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dudetb3
Oct 13, 2013
Ok I am kind of scared to write a positive review for this anime due to the fact that all the positive reviews are getting hated on but I just have too. I know people are saying, yea yeah its a fan service, and the popularity of fan service animes are comparable to hipster music, but i gotta say.. this is quite simply one of the best fan services that i have ever scene. Really, the plot is actually intriguing.

It may just be because this year of anime has been incredibly awful and has led me to believe that every single action anime producer read more
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