Date A Live

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Japanese: デート・ア・ライブ
English: Date A Live
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2013 to Jun 22, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: AIC PLUS+
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: HaremHarem, MechaMecha, SchoolSchool
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.151 (scored by 573836573,836 users)
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Ranked: #34132
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #149
Members: 1,011,771
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Thirty years ago, the Eurasian continent was devastated by a supermassive "spatial quake"—a phenomenon involving space vibrations of unknown origin—resulting in the deaths of over 150 million people. Since then, these quakes have been plaguing the world intermittently, albeit on a lighter scale.

Shidou Itsuka is a seemingly average high school student who lives with his younger sister, Kotori. When an imminent spatial quake threatens the safety of Tengu City, he rushes to save her, only to be caught in the resulting eruption. He discovers a mysterious girl at its source, who is revealed to be a "Spirit," an otherworldly entity whose appearance triggers a spatial quake. Soon after, he becomes embroiled in a skirmish between the girl and the Anti-Spirit Team, a ruthless strike force with the goal of annihilating Spirits.

However, there is a third party that believes in saving the spirits: "Ratatoskr," which surprisingly is commanded by Shidou's little sister! Kotori forcibly recruits Shidou after the clash, presenting to him an alternative method of dealing with the danger posed by the Spirits—make them fall in love with him. Now, the fate of the world rests on his dating prowess, as he seeks out Spirits in order to charm them.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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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"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 (eps 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 (eps 5)


Mar 16, 2023
Date a live "let's start our date"
So a question to you reader! Do you think dates are sweet at the very start? do you expect anything good on the first date? it's the same as implanting seeds in the soil it's painful work in order to harvest something, So when it come to date a live you need to keep watching till you get to smell the beautiful scent and to enjoy the tasty fruit.

While season 1 date a live make the viewer wanting to drop the anime? it's still pointing at Bright future with very few and short non-understandable scenes, the anime might be ...
Jun 3, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Nonsensical at first glance anime. A lot of fanservice. MC is somewhat normal which helps a little to ease into the story. Everyone else looks like a psycho when you compare them to the protagonist. Took me at least three tries to watch it to get past second episode. From the beginning It looks like there is no plot. Just battles, "cool" stuff and boobs. It looks like mish-mash from bunch of genres, jarring for my taste. Too much seemingly unmotivated actions without any explanation.

Story does kinda make sense the more you watch it but the core concept is not that good (harem builder) and ...
Apr 16, 2023
Pedo bait would be appalling but it could be worse. If someone tells you they enjoy the how get escape while you can. i regret watching this show admittedly i was 13 but this is some disgusting sh*t. there is no plot like most ecchi and its core focuses on the mc saving the girls and lewd situations idk been a long time since watching just here to give others a warning. story 1/10 not unique character. bad. There was no goal just terrible romance and with the utmost sincereness stay away from this show. how much do i need to type with the ...

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