Ranked #1176

Date A Live

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2013 to Jun 22, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.621 (scored by 122,634 users)
Ranked: #11762
Popularity: #109
Members: 207,786
Favorites: 3,097
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Itsuka Shido is a high school boy. On the last day of the spring holidays, an explosion destroys the town and a girl in armor appears in front of him. Shido's step-sister, Kotori, tells him that the girl is called "Special Disasterous Designated Creature: Spirit", which causes a timespace quake. Kotori disclosed that she is the commander of the anti-spirit organization Ratatosk and orders him to go out on a date with the spirit girl. Kotori says, "I don't ask you to beat the spirit. Just let her fall in love with you and save the world."

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Itsuka, Kotori
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Togashi, Misuzu
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Itsuka, Shidou
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Shimazaki, Nobunaga
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Motonaga, Keitarou
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Ebina, Yasunori
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Sound Director
Kimura, Shinichiro
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Episode Director, Storyboard
Marchi, Jamie
Marchi, Jamie

More episodes Episodes(1/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 April 10
Shigatsu Tooka (四月十日)
Apr 6, 2013

Opening Theme

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

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)

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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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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
I found this review Helpful
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.


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
I found this review Helpful
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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At the end of the final episode of Date A Live II as well as via an official tweet, it was announced that there will be a Date A Live movie. More information will co...read more

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According to Kadokawa, it has been recently confirmed that an unaired episode of Date A Live will be bundled with the third volume of the Date A Live Encore novel. I...read more

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