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, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: HaremHarem, SchoolSchool
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.151 (scored by 578633578,633 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #34512
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #151
Members: 1,021,025
Favorites: 9,726

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Synopsis

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]

Background

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
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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)




Reviews

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.

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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 ...
Jun 24, 2013
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
May 18, 2013
- This is a Edited version after the show finished
- This contains a small amount of SPOILERS.

As this is not a very complicate show, I would go straight into business. By no means was this bad show, but this is not something stunning/moving either; despite a rather attractive background and seemingly innovative setting, This is a mediocre show: It is not really that innovative, Not really that corny, not really touching/entertaining and not really humorous, but Instead it stucks right in the middle of everything.

Despite a clear vision as they attempt to innovate by adding Galgame Elements into the plot, adapting some sort ...

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