English: Date A Live
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2013 to Jun 22, 2013
23 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 7.641 (scored by 108118 users)
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SynopsisItsuka 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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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 deliver various amusing lines throughout episodes, the result is a show which should keep you laughing throughout its duration.
At the centre of the series is the protagonist Itsuka Shidou who is tasked with the aforementioned role of dating invading entities. This of course leads to him quickly developing a harem of various diverse personalities, for which Shidou has his own personal radio-based command centre assisting him from afar - there is no such thing as going too far in Date a Live. As mentioned above, the characters in this are variously fantastic in different ways: thus there is much to like in the various harem members; Shidou himself is a decent harem lead, tackling things head on and taking care of his harem (which is more than can be said for most harem protagonists).
Behind the parody, comedy and harem aspects there is also a serious story about the invading entities causing mass devastation and killing millions of people. To counteract this there is (within the confined area depicted) an Anti-Spirit Team consisting of mecha-suited girls who are armed to the teeth with various weapons. This aspect gives Date a Live some nicely choreographed battle sequences, and helps to further along its lively pacing. Whilst this side of the story provides serious undertones, they seldom undermine the generally lighthearted disposition of the episodes.
The artwork for the series is particularly nice, with cute character designs that move fluidly when required; characters are also amusingly expressive in accordance with their personalities. I can't think of any instances where the animation fell off-model, which is impressive considering just how much detail is drawn on to each character - sure, this may not be KyoAni levels of detail, but it's nice to see nonetheless.
Overall, this is an entertaining show that applies a different twist to the harem genre and doesn't take itself at all seriously. It's well worth a watch if you can enjoy that sort of thing. read more
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 himself waking in the headquarters of an anti-Spirit organization, which (surprise!) is led by his bipolar younger sister. Kirino-- sorry, Kotori, proposes her master plan to Shidou: prevent the Spirits' destruction by making them fall in love with him. How is he meant to achieve this? By studying dating sims, of course.
Funnily enough, this ridiculous premise is actually one of Date A Live's few redeeming points. It is self-aware and (usually) does not attempt to be anything more than silly fun. Some of the best moments are when Shidou attempts to swoon the girls with cliched eroge lines, only to be met by awkward silence and/or violent threats. It is a show that prides itself in absurdity. Mostly. At other times it is just woefully stupid.
And that is the problem. Date A Live, in all of its wisdom, also tries to push a semi-serious 'plot' amidst its comedy. A plot so riddled with lazy writing and insufferable cliches that the anime becomes the very thing that is parodying. Transfer students, toast-in-mouth, and the beloved walk-in-on-clearly-occupied-bathroom cliche? Check. Girls falling in love with Shidou for no conceivable reason except to increase the size of his harem? You bet. Deus ex machina? The third episode contains two within minutes of each other. There is even a scene in the anime where the Anti-Spirit Team-- which for some inexplicable reason is comprised entirely of busty, half-naked high school girls-- gets tentacle raped by ramen. Yes, ramen. Full stop. I will leave that to your consideration.
Shidou himself does not do the writing any favors. If there is a problem, he will preach it away- almost always with a few jejune words about self-sacrifice or how his victim simply isn't happy enough. If he is hurt, he will be magically healed through some convenient plot device. He doesn't need to fight or do anything remotely intelligent, because why the hell would he? He has plot armor to save the day. Date A Live is not concerned about petty notions such as 'sense'.
Writing aside, you will indubitably gain some enjoyment from the 'cute girls' appeal. And cute they are. Tsunako's character designs (most easily recognized through her work on the Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise) adds a level of appeal uncommon to most harem anime. Kurumi's design, for example, is one of the most attractive in anime or manga- no hyperbole intended. Their personalities are also equally adorable (though often limited to archetypes) with characters like Tohka frequently finding ways to get your heart racing. If Date A Live were to be judged solely by the cuteness of its female cast, it would be a work of art. But it is not.
It shouldn't come as much of a surprise given the designs, but Date A Live's artwork is for the most part high-quality. Characters are rendered in a consistent manner and the colorful art design tends to make up for any imperfections that the animation occasionally has. It is certainly a step down from the original light novel illustrations, though.
The sound also does not disappoint. It's almost a little saddening, even, knowing that such quality was expended on a show of this caliber. The background tracks are excellent, as is the cast of seiyuu (who do a skillful job of delivering personality to each girl) while even the catchy opening and ending sequences manage to stand out. It should be noted though that the ending sequences are supremely lazy from an animation standpoint, usually containing a single image that is panned over continuously until the song ends. Surely more effort could have been put there.
All in all, Date A Live is an absolute mess of a story-- but a disturbingly entertaining one. It is something to be watched-- maybe enjoyed-- and then immediately forgotten (assuming the writing does not give you an aneurysm). It represents precisely why an anime cannot survive on cuteness alone. Tohka does come close to saving the show, though. Almost.
If you are the kind of viewer that cares not for critical quality, then perhaps the girls will be enough to keep you entertained. For everybody else, and especially those already revolted by the harem genre, make sure to keep a few bandages handy. You might need them after hitting your head against the wall. read more
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 them. It's up to our main man Shidou to stop these invasions by dating them. Yes, dating them. Now, when I first learned of what the show is about, I thought it was kind of interesting... and stupid. It's a unique idea for a show, albeit stupid, it is unique.
Story - The story is about our harem lead, Shidou, dating the many spirits that invade the earth. To save the people of the earth, it is up to him to date these spirit girls and get them to fall in love with him. While this is going on, there is an anti-spirit team (all girls, of course) and there job is to search and destroy the spirits. As absurd and unique this show sounds, some might think this is a recipe for a disaster, but it’s actually incredibly entertaining. The whole plot is mainly for the entertaining fight scenes, between the spirits and the anti-spirit team, and the several comedic scenes between Shidou and the several spirits that accompany him. They tried to establish a plot half way through the show but it's almost like the creators of DAL just threw their papers in the air and was like "fuck this shit; we'll leave it for season 2". No, I'm serious... That’s pretty much what they did.
Summary: If you think too hard on the plot aspect of DAL your brain will melt. But, if you are watching it purely for the entertainment factor, you can look past the enormous amounts of plot holes and look at DAL for what it is... and entertaining show.
Art - The art style and animations are beautiful to look at. If there is one thing DAL does great its the animations. There were no derp faces, the fight scenes looked crisp, the backgrounds were well done, everything about was done to a tee. The character designs were also very well done. You could tell the creators of DAL put a lot of effort into the art and they didn’t skip a beat. Hats off to them they made the show LOOK good.
Sound - Soundtrack is another category DAL excels at. The BGM fit almost every scene and really brought the most out of each scene. The OP is one of my favorite songs to date and the ED isn't half bad itself. The voice actors fit each character really well. Especially Kurumi... her voice was great and fit the character perfectly. All in all, the soundtrack as a whole was really well done and does not disappoint.
Characters - You can look at the characters for DAL one of two ways. One way is that pretty much every character has almost no backstory and isn’t well devolved. They aren’t very unique as each of them are either the token Tsundere character, or the crazy girl etc.. Or, you can look at it as they are cute anime girls that are funny and entertaining in their each own way. Each girl is cute in their own way, each girl has a great voice actor that fits the character well, and each girl is different enough so that everyone has a different favorite. They are fun; enjoyable characters and each have a different view point on each situation. Albeit while they might not be very flushed out, they do the job. Last but not least, we have Shidou, the main lead and (really the only male character that matters) the one who has the duty of saving these spirits. All I can say about him is that he’s not shit. That is apparently a lot to ask for in these harem type animes. Thankfully, he’s not as bad as most harem leads and in fact he’s pretty good himself. Shidou was probably the biggest surprise out of every character in the show as he didn’t suck.
Overall - If you critically look at DAL and try to pick it apart asking yourself "well, does this show have a good plot? Were the characters good and have deep, meaningful backstories? Does the show have a great soundtrack? Are the animations up to snuff?” you're in for a bad time. The plot on a whole is a mess, and the characters really aren’t that great if you look at the big picture. But if you are like me and just watch DAL for what it is, a fun and enjoyable anime, then the show is great.
If you are a critic of every anime you watch, DAL might not be the anime for you. But, if you watch an anime for cute girls, cool fights, entertaining comedy, and just plain don't care about plot holes and such, DAL is a must watch. read more
If you were looking for an harem, love comedy anime, voila Date A Live is the anime to watch.
But hold on, this anime is not only a typical cliché love comedy, but quite full of action and for some people, can be thought of as a bit bloody(?).
Itsuka Shido, the male protagonist, basically tries to save several extraterrestrial beings called "Spirits" by getting the spirits to accept (love) him and to do so, he goes on a "Date" with each and one of them; a typical galge story line. Up to now, it sound a love comedy, but here is what makes this anime called Date "A Live". Spirits, when they appear in Earth causes a mass-area destruction, called spacequake, which can be big or small, but either way cause many casualties and more importantly, deaths. Even with spacequakes they are dangerous, but these Spirits have their personal weapon(s) and armor, called Angel and Astral Dress, which differs from Spirits to Spirits, but the fact is, it is "quite" dangerous. Itsuka Shido has to deal with not only one, but several of them, so good luck to our dear protagonist.
There is broadly three different divisions in this story. Ratatoskr, an organization founded in order to solve issues with Spirits and spacequakes through peaceful means (Dating). The organization is place in a floating arial ship called Fraxinus and from this ship, Shido gets assistance of how to increase the spirits' love parameter towards him (galge). AST(Anti-Spirits Team) is a special unit within Japan Self-Defense Force (Japan's Army) that uses military power to eliminate Spirits. Even with advanced technological weapons and equipments, however, the damage that they give to spirits is little. Finally, there is DEM (Deus Ex Machina) Industries, which is the one of the largest corporations in the world, which creates and develops weapons to go against the Spirits. They are rivals with Ratatoskr. AST utilizes the weapons created by DEM.
Itsuka Shido - male protagonist of the story. When young, he lost his memories, and the Itsuka family brought him in. Shido, because of being the only outsider of the family, lived a hikikomori life, full of despair, which made him able to observe other people's despair and sadness when looking at them. When he saw the first spirit, Tohka, he saw the despair within her, which made his determination of saving Spirits.
Yatogami Tohka - First Spirit that appears in the story. She was referred to as a "Princess" until Shido names her Tohka, just because the day that first encountered was April 10th (10th when read in Japanese is pronounced as "tohka"). In the beginning, she appears in her Astral Dress, firm and dignified, like a noble person. At first, she is skeptical and hostile towards Shido because when Tohka first appeared in Earth, she as attacked by AST. However, after Shido makes her fall in love with him, Tohka's personality somewhat changes into that of a loyal puppy. Her Angel(weapon) is called Sandalphon which is in a form of boardsword, but usually even without it, she can inflict quite a damage.
Tobiichi Origami - A member of AST, who has a inhuman hostility towards Spirits due to lost of her parents from a spacequake when young. She is not a very talkative person with cold personality but not with Shido. She is self-proclaimed lover (stalker) of Shido. Origami says that she as known Shido for a long time, but Shido doesn't remembers.
Itsuka Kotori - Foster sister of Shido, who is a human that earn the power of a Spirit. Kotori is the leader of Ratatoskr, supporting Shido with his date with Spirits. When she is wearing a Black Ribbon, her personality is a "tsun"; when wearing a "White" Ribbon, her personality is a "dere." All together, Itsuka Kotori is a Tsundere. There you go, end of explanation of her. Her Angel is called Camael, a battle-axe that is capable of changing shape to a cannon.
Yoshino/Yoshinon - Don't get confused, they are two different characters. Yoshino is the second Spirit that Shido meets and saves. She is referred as "Hermit" by the AST. Yoshino is the most nonaggressive Spirit that even when she is attacked by AST, she won't fight back. She is shy and VERY shy. Yoshinon is a rabbit hand puppet that Yoshino has on her left hand. Yoshino says that Yoshinon is her "ideal"; Yoshinon is complete opposite of Yoshino as in personality, which is why Yoshino admires this little puppet. Yoshino, however, when told that Yoshinon is a puppet and, especially loses Yoshinon, becomes ferocious and completely changes. Her Angel is Zadkiel, a giant rabbit that Yoshino summons and controls with her right hand. It breathes out freezing air that is capable of freezing the AST members. She is THE cuteness, period.
Tokisaki Kurumi - Third spirit that appears in the story, and the most brutal Spirit. Kurumi, without the spacequake, solely killed over 10,000 humans, and with her gothic lolita appearance, is called the "Nightmare." As can be inferred from her name, Tokisaki (time, bloom), she is able to control time. Her left eye has a clock face, with the clock hands moving in the opposite direction, representing her life. She suddenly appears in front of Shido by transferring into his school, and showing her interest to him. She is quite bold with her action, which causes Shido to be bewildered during his "mission." Mana repeatedly kills Kurumi, but fails due to Kurumi's Angel, Zafkiel's ability to control time.
Takamiya Mana - A temporary second lieutenant of AST, she works for DEM Industries. She is revealed to be the real sister of Shido, except the only proof she has is that she doesn't have any memories of past, just like Shido, and possesses a pendant with a picture showing a young boy and her standing close together. Her appearance is somewhat like the female version of Shido. She is renown for "killing" the Spirit.
There are many other characters that I haven't talked but these are the major characters that came up so far (ep 8). If I get into seiyuus, this is going to be too long, so for the seiyuu, let me say only one thing, Thank you for having Taketatsu Ayana voice act for Itsuka Kotori. Sweet Arms sung the opening theme "Date A Live" which when listening to the lyrics, you might be able to catch the basic flow of the story. The ending theme changes from episodes to episodes so that could be a point of enjoyment to watch to, but the best moment of the show is where the narrator in the beginning giving a brief preview of each episodes.
Overall, if you want to see a school battle love comedy show, Date A Live is what you would consider watching.
ps. Yoshino, the Best. read more
Meet Normal-kun. Normal-kun is, overall, not stunningly popular. However, due to certain ridiculous circumstances, the world will be in great peril unless he dates a bunch of girls and gets them to fall in love with him. Follow Normal-kun on his occasionally humorous quest to "gotta catch 'em all".
to conquer a girl.
the boy in that anime need a help of there friends to conquer a girl
the boy in that anime dont need a help to conquer a girl, he just use his skill from the dating sim he played
Both contain dating-sim premise as well as use it for comedic effect. Both series also deal with fantasy/sci-fi settings to poise a problem that needs to be solved by making girls fall for the main character.
Both anime involves dating games and making girls fall in love with the main character and those girls are spirits. They're both comedic as well.
The idea of a game like scenario where the main protagonist must win the hearts of female characters is a theme present in both series.
The main male protagonist isn't very popular with girls though but still is assigned to the task after a faithful day. He also has a "sister" around him that guides him through these tasks.
Both series consists of 'arcs' that focuses on a specific characters for the main character to unlock the hearts of. However, they each contain obstacles. Among other things, both series has a lot of comedy, drama, and takes place @ at a high school setting.
Conquering girls, with setting up flags. With trying to get to the end of the line by making them fall in love with you.
The male leads are coerced into making various girls fall in love with them, in order to "save humanity". The main males have to set flags with each heroine, and make her fall for him to the point that they kiss. The difference lies in that in Kami nomi the heroine would forget everything that happened after the kiss, while in Date A Live the girls remember everything.
Both harem anime's protagonists save the world by gaining the love of certain females
Saving the world by playing dating sims and making girls fall in love.
They are both forced to conquer the girls by making them fall in love. They need it to save the world.
'Save the world, date these girls!' is what these two animes are screaming. One is more based on action, while the other one is more based on romance. While Itsuka Shidou dates the girls to save the world and stop spacequakes, Keima dates the girls to stop himself from being beheaded by the collar on his neck. Both animes have a similar feel as well, though the anime version of Date A Live goes more in detail in terms of story than Kami nomi does.
These two are about a guy who isn't very popular with girls until one day it becomes his job to make girls fall in love with him! The fate of the world is in his hands depending on what he does. Both also have to do with him dealing with outer world things. The guy MC also has a female helping him out with his quests/missions.
They are similar by the fact that both animes have a main male protagonist who was suddenly involved with a girl who has forced them into trying to make girls fall in love with them.
While in The World God Only Knows, the male protagonist HAS to do it or else his head will be cut off. In TWGOK he has to capture girls to make loose souls get out of that persons body.
In Date A Live it has the same aspect but he has to make girls fall in love with them so he can lock the magic inside the spirit to stop space quakes from happening.
A guy is caught up in a supernatural situation where he has to take girls on dates. The protagonist of the World God only Knows however is self-capable of this task most of the time while the protagonist of Date A Live needs a lot of help in order to date about 1/5 of the girls of the other. Date A Live is also more ecchi and has action and mechs in addition to the dating sim style harem setup.
the main character ends up having to get various girls in love with him as well
In both cases, the stories' issue focuses on the conquest of various girls. Our male leads are both forced to make the girls they are trying to conquest to fall in love with them, and by that save the world from a disaster. Unserious as they are, they both tend to deliver comedy before any kind of potential drama.
-They date girls
-Make them fall in love with them
-Use techniques to make the girl infatuated
-Both are being helped by someone while on dates
-Both are forced to date girls from the start, but gets over it during the process.
It's pretty much the same with a little difference. I re-watched both of them and compared them. They have a resemblance with each other. If you like romance anime with a dose of comedy, then both of them I highly recommend.
Both anime are about a guy who's tasked with falling in love with girls so as to release their Spirit power (in Date A Live) or evil spirits (in The World God Only Knows). Both anime have an aspect of visual novel games to them and have quite the diverse variety of girls to fall in love with.
Dating is something important and kissing is the final stage of dating. If you enjoy watching Date A Live, you must be enjoying Kami nomi, and vice versa. Both story goes from a boy who have a mission to make a girl fall in love. The comedy level is similar and i'll say that you'll be like this anime.
The both involve the main character conquesting other girls, and slowly building up a harem. If you have seen Date a Live, watch Kaminomi, since it is a much better take on the story. Also, if you have seen Kaminomi, don't watch Date A Live.
Both protagonist tries to sort of "conquer" the girls so as to "save" them.
Heroine anime but these girls all remember and a super powers. To control these girls powers is to fall in love with them. So both are about falling in love with girls to save them. This guy plays dating sims once he is about to date the girls unlike how the guy from TWGOK is already a god at them.
Both anime have many things in common including little sister characters that are adorable, the idea that dating sims is the only way to survive rather than date in real life, lots of comedy, decent amounts of fanservice, etc. (I could go on and on). At first, both anime seem kind of dry and the artwork appears unusual, but later on you get used to the visuals (very quickly too, for all the people who base anime off of visual like me). Both are great, fun, and are similar in different ways! If you haven't seen either of them, then what are you waiting for?
Male MC has to make a large number of girls fall in love with him in order to save the world. DAL was generally more humorous than Kami nomi in my opinion.
Both is about conquering girls and increasing their affection.
Both main male characters have to make girls fall in love with them in order to save the world; kami nomi zo shiru sekai is way better
Both include a main character who, to save his own life and/or world, has to date unique girls and have them fall in love. They both also use strategies they learn from dating sims to cause these girls to fall in love with them. (Although in Date A Live, he's given instructions from his team with a small mic in his ear, in which they choose what to say according to dating sim scenarios.)
The only major differences is that in Date A Live, the girls don't forget Shido after he gets them to fall in love with him, and in Kami nomi, they do. Plus Date A Live has a futuristic setting along with extremely dangerous girls while Kami nomi is just modern times.
The protagonist lived a pretty much normal life, until the day a girl showed up asking for his help on saving other girls through kissing them, but just a normal kiss won't do, they have to elaborate ways to make the girls fall for them first! Does that sound familiar? Well, this same description works well for both.
"Your job is to make girls fall in love with you and kiss her". Date a Live and Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai male protagonist is just a normal guy, until "something" dragged him and must conquer their "target".
Pretty much the same overarching idea of making a girl fall in love with the main character so he can save them
Both shows are about a guy that is forced to conquer the girls by making them fall in love with them.
It involves a lot of harem, comedy and romance and the main character from both animes are somehow pretty similar.
If you enjoyed watching Date a Live, you will absolutely enjoy watching Kami nomi, and vice-versa.
In both series, the female characters are the dominant characters as they take the skies and brings about the action with their abilities. The main male protagonist gets acquainted with these characters as some of them develop feelings for him.
There is fan service in both series along with some drama, action, and comedy. Romance is obvious between the main male and female character in both series.
They also take place at a school life setting.
Both involve girls in mech suits
Both have a male protagonist that has a special ability
Both have the male saving girls and forming a harem
Identical Character (Tohka and Houki)
Same Mecha System
and other, also you will find many IS Content in Date a Live
Date A Live & Infinite Stratos both make an interesting romance comedy to watch as the main character in both is constantly being bashed and sometimes at the mercy of others.
-In each of these series the main characters life is constantly in danger whether it be from enemy or the other love rivals
-Both Infinite and Date the females have some sort of superhuman/supernatural power they use in order to get what they want.
-The main characters siblings in both series are someone of high importance.
-Main character is saved by one or multiple members of the female cast at times.
These two series both deal with a guy surrounded by girls due to certain circumstances, and the girls seem to like the protagonists. Both animes give off a similar vibe, and they have a similar style of comedy and romance.
Very similar in terms of harem anime and the diversity of romancable characters it provides.
they are both about a guy and a lot of girls, the only diffrence is that in IS the MC is not aware of the fact that all the girls like him. mostly romance with comedy and a bit of action, i tihnk if you like one you will like the other.
Both have mechas, action, and of course GIRLS ! Both of our protagonist are oblivious, not knowing why they are surrounded by a harem of girls.
for those who love semi-harem stuffs...these two will sync perfectly with your mind...both have good storyline...with genres of romance,perv and mecha, even though they have lots of similarities still have unique differences
Both are about male protagonist's who works with girls to help save the world, however in Infinite Stratos the protagonist bonds with a team of girls and they work together to save the world from evil whereas in Date A Live the protagonist befriends the girls to stop them from destroying the world. Both are part of the Harem, School, Sci-fi and comedy genres. Also in both the male protagonists are unique in what they do, as in they're one of a kind.
Both have a harem sort of feel while at the same time provide comedy and romance also. Date alive is a more serious/ or more action anime while infinite stratos has a metropolis-tic theme and feel. Overall though I feel that both anime have the same feels and are worth watching equally as much as the other.
Same thing different approach...
Seal powers with a kiss.
Both are harem shows, which the main guy is your typical ordinary boy, until an encounter with a girl. In both shows, the girls are not human, both shows involve chick battle actions, and especially in both shows, the "kiss" is an important factor.
In Sekirei, the kiss is the "contract" and the power boost, while in DAL, the kiss is the power seal
In essence, both series involves a normal main male protagonist who gets caught up with a not-so-normal girl. That girl has superhuman powers but at the same time naive about the world around her.
In both series, there's other girls who seems to be interested in the main guy thus causing drama and stirs up misunderstandings. There's also action, drama, comedy, and ecchi.
Both series' main male protagonist also have similar personalities as they put others' will being above their own.
Both have a harem of girls with superpowers.
And in both anime there is a guy that has to kiss those girls to add them to his harem.
A kind but initially unpopular male lead befriends powerful supernatural girls, causing him to get caught up in plenty of ecchi and harem situations.
normal guy is saving girls by kissing them to seal/give power to them and he has to deal with living with them after said kiss making life more difficult.
One guy with many girls... though something very unique from the girl's side. The main male character has suddenly caught up in a situation where they saw a girl with unique abilities. A male character mostly "kissed" them where a supernatural phenomenon occurs, and will follow their partner wherever they go.
Date A Live, is followed by a boy in high school, where the girls have a destructive nature around the planet. When kissed, their powers were sealed inside of them. Sekirei follows a college student, who found the girls in a competition around the city. When kissed they are "winged" and joining the competition.
Both are part of the harem genre and pretty much all the girls have super powers. However, Date a Live's main character requires the girls to fall in love with him while Sekirei's main character just makes them fall in love with him naturally.
-Both anime are harem
-In both anime the male MC is your typical ordinary boy, until an encounter with a girl
-In both anime the girls are not human
-Both anime involve chick battle actions
-In both anime the "kiss" is an important factor to seal(in DateALive) the power or unleash(in Sekirei) the power
"Make a choice". In both animes, the main character has to make choices, dating game style! In Ore no Nounai, the main character has to choose between two choices, and quickly, to prevent terrible headaches. In Date A Live, a whole team stands behind the main character, and decides his choice by voting majority.
Both anime is a harem. The male lead makes huge impacts on the female characters' emotions and actions towards the male lead. However, the male lead himself doesn't know much about it.
Amakusa Kanade and Itsuka Shidou are thrust into a situation that involves multiple choice sequences. There lives are now just like an Eroge/Galge game where his choices will impact his relationship with said girl. Characters from both series share the same personality and character design. Also they are in the same class as Kanade/Shidou. Tobiichi Origami and Yukihira Furano share the same personality. Yatogami Tohka and Yuuouji Ouka love to eat. If you like one then I recommend the other too.
Both male leads have to make real life choices based on dating simulator style options.
-romantic and comedy genre
-main character forced to do embarrasing things in front of girls....
-supernatural mixed in
- forced to make choices in situations, altho the main character in datealive doesnt really make the choices, he has an organization to do that for him
-has multiple to fall in love with main character, a tsundere girl is in the mix
-2013 animes , in other words, great art and animations
Besides both being comedies, they include characters that are extremely similar, both in looks and behaviour. If you like the comedy one offers, then the other one won't let down, either. Furthermore, they both tend to have a similar pace with character development and precise animation, so the sensation when watching them both is quite similar on that matter as well.
Decisions, Decisions... Which will you pick? A: Date A Live; B: Noucome; or C: Both of them. Choose one, and you will be drawn into the anime. In the series, the main male character mostly have a multiple choice of questions in order to make that person have an interest in him. However, once they choose one, they will expect outcomes in regards of the persons emotions, physically, or their feelings. It could be embarrassing but it is the only way to advance in the next level.
The difference is that Date A Live is a some sci-fi setting, some action scenes, and uses a ship for questions. Noucome uses the main character's brain in a series of questions, and sometimes slapstick.
Both animes have the multiple choice attribute.
Both have stereotypical female archtype characters (abliet, there are different kinds for each anime) that are played pretty true to the character, both are in a similar visual novel style with actual choices they have to make, they both have quite a bit of fanservice, and great art. Both have pretty good sound tracks, and the male characters are both generic, semi-dense, and the least most interesting character. I also love both these series.
Harems with very likeable characters, fantastic humor, wonderful voice acting, and generous fanservice.
Both are harems in which the main protagonist has a special ability,and has to deal whit strong inhuman girls.Also both series have very good comedy,but can get serious when the situation requires it.
Main male protagonist has to deal with cute but unusual girls. Both anime are also combinations of comedy, romance, action, and mild ecchi.
Main male protagonist has to deal with cute but unusual girls. Both animes are also combinations of comedy, romance, action and mild ecchi.
both series present special kind of humor mix with the Action,Ecchi,Harem genres,
both series present a variety of female characters that slowly falling
in love with the main male character, both start with a story of a normal high
school student who find himself in a weird situation that affect is normal life style,
both series present mix of girls characters with special powers and abilities from different class
such as Warrior, spirit, vampire, zombie,ninja.......
Both have a really terribly bad—but still for some reason kind of exciting—story. Both have the same harem content (every girl falls somehow for the main—well almost every). Both are ecchi and have very similar action content. (In Kore wa Zombie, it's fantasy-action and in Date a Live, it's sci-fi-action, but both have a very similar action style.) Both have excellent animation and artwork. Both have the same humor—a really stupid but damn funny humor! Both have these situations where you don't know whether you should be laughing or crying; these situations happen even when the lowest trash gets the most awesome thing in the world! They are both extremely cheap but still extremely entertaining! So basically, these two series have exactly the same atmosphere and flair ;)
Has elements of harem and a male protagonist meeting a girl that is not human with powers. Has comedy scenes as well as action/fighting scenes.
Male leads meet various girls who are supernatural (magical) beings and slowly but surely form a harem consisting of beautiful otherworldly girls. While most of the time these shows run on comedy and action routine, at the climax of the story, it can get very dramatic and emotional.
A boy who meets a girl with different skills, and from there develops a love for her.
Help! I can't write a gripping opening that would make anyone ever want to read this recommendation!!
So I'll just start it here. If you liked Sora no Otoshimono, chances are, you'll like Date a Live. Or... if you liked Date a Live, chances are, you'll like Sora no Otoshimono. OR if you like cute mecha parody anime with a sort of harem amongst one guy, many mecha girls, comedy, and action, you'll probably like either one of these. The two anime relate in the fact that they have a guy who is surrounded by a bunch of mecha/different girlies. In Sora no Otoshimono, the main character happens to 'pick up' a girl who stays by his side as he is her 'master'. In Date a Live, the main character has to save the world by sealing away girl's powers by making them fall in love with him.
BORING. Right? Nu uh, no way Jose, noppers! Both of these anime will keep you drawn in with a mixture of comical moments and some action packed fights... and some incredibly cute girls. Sora no Otoshimono was more lighthearted and easier to follow compared to Date a Live, as it doesn't have many arcs or twists. Date a Live, on the other hand, gets pretty into it to the fact that you wouldn't think it's a comedy to begin with. However, both anime basically have the same mood and will draw you in if you have enjoyed either one of these series.
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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