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Date A Live (Novel)

Date A Live

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Japanese: デート・ア・ライブ


Type: Novel
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Mar 19, 2011 to ?
Authors: Tachibana, Koushi (Story), Tsunako (Art)
Serialization: None


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In the story, a boy named Itsuka Shidou meets a spirit girl who has been rejected by a devastated world. The girl, who Shidou names "Tohka," happens to have wiped out much of humanity 30 years ago, and now she is back. The only way to stop her is to date her.

Related Manga

Alternative version: Date A Live, Date A Live
Spin-off: Date A Origami, Date Ast Like, Date A Party
Side story: Date A Live: Encore
Adaptation: Date A Live, Date A Live II, Date A Live: Date to Date


Itsuka, Kotori
Itsuka, Shidou
Tobiichi, Origami
Yatogami, Tooka
Fujibakama, Mii

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Feb 19, 2015
This is my first review, so I hope it you can take it as an idea of how this novel ranks!

Originally I got into the Date A Live series starting with the Dubbed Anime release in 2013 when Funimation released the DVD set. Since then because of curiously I wanted to keep up with the story from reading the Novel.

It should be noted that there are 11 Volumes in this series with more coming in the future, however if you wish to watch the anime, know that...

Volumes 1-4 Cover the first season
Volumes 5-7 Cover the second season
Volumes 8-9 and 10-11 cover unique arcs, however read more
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Jul 16, 2014
Tsunako is a pretty good character designer.
Tachibana is a pretty awful writer.

I wonder what the hook was. Every passing volume, I wonder what this series could've been if it was written by someone competent, with the same premise and all. That's a pleasant thought.

After deciding to catch up to the most recent volume, I can pretty much guarantee that the series isn't going to get better. This is a pretty odd series in that it presents itself as a parody of a typical harem genre formula, yet it strives to be one at the same time. At first this seemed like a very read more
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