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Date A Live

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
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.651 (scored by 92035 users)
Ranked: #10952
Popularity: #121
Members: 156,081
Favorites: 2,343
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

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 sister-in-law, 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."

(Source: MAL News)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Date A Live
Sequel: Date A Live OVA
Other: Date A Live: Encore OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Itsuka, Shidou
Itsuka, Shidou
Main
Grelle, Josh
English
Grelle, Josh
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Japanese
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Itsuka, Kotori
Itsuka, Kotori
Main
Taketatsu, Ayana
Japanese
Taketatsu, Ayana
Apprill, Bryn
English
Apprill, Bryn
Tobiichi, Origami
Tobiichi, Origami
Main
Togashi, Misuzu
Japanese
Togashi, Misuzu
Lee, Michelle
English
Lee, Michelle
Yatogami, Tooka
Yatogami, Tooka
Main
Inoue, Marina
Japanese
Inoue, Marina
Rojas, Michelle
English
Rojas, Michelle

Staff

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



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Jun 24, 2013
Veronin
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
Swaggletooth
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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Nov 20, 2013
lilseph
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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Jun 4, 2013
Harem-kun
Date a Live(Dead or Alive) is a parody series of mecha series. It is focused on a protagonist, Itsuka Shidou, as he race against time to save cute spirits invading the Earth by dating them. A really unique comdy, harem, love comedy in my opinion.

The story is a 10. Again, there aren't anything else out there like Date a Live. There were things in the anime I didn't expect to happen and I don't mean it in a bad way.

The art is a 10. It really depends what you're used to watching in order to calculate the art score right. To me, this anime read more
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Recommendations

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".
Same thing different approach...
Seal powers with a kiss.
"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.
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.
Harems with very likeable characters, fantastic humor, wonderful voice acting, and generous fanservice.
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.

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)

Recent News

'Date A Live' Movie Announced ( 1 2 3 )
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07-21-14, 3:58 AM
New OVA of 'Date a Live' to be Bundled with Encore Series
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34 replies by DGemu »»
03-21-14, 2:26 PM

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