Duan Nao

Die Now

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English: Die Now
Synonyms: Cerebrum
Japanese: 端脑


Type: ONA
Episodes: 16
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 28, 2014 to Jul 31, 2015
Producers: Yaoqi
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Web manga
Genres: MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Duration: 14 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.461 (scored by 845845 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #63462
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6655
Members: 5,623
Favorites: 7

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The word cerebrum refers to a gigantic system consisting of collision universes, which is called cerebrum universe. The story starts from a series of unknown murders, unravelling the secret hiding beneath the entire universe, ranging from horrifying conspiracies to galaxy wars, from anti-human betrayals to honourable sacrifices. Having realised her weakness and backwardness, mankind takes the last stand.

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May 10, 2017
Wiilink1000 (All reviews)
I gave Die Now all around 10s because it's a show that can never be truly rated. The pacing is terrible, the characters make no sense, the plot twists are meaningless, everything about Die Now is a dumpster fire.

However, as 2016 was progressing Die Now was the show I was most excited for. More than Konosuba, Erased and Re:Zero. Die Now had me hooked. It was a surprise each time a new episode was aired and the show was impossible to predict.

Die Now is one thing and one thing only, a testament to humanity. A work truly creative and unique. Seeing is believing read more
May 18, 2017
Mnemease (All reviews)
Ahh, the wonder of an anime that is Duan Nao...I don't really know where to start with critiquing this piece, so I guess I'll start with a bit of history. At the time of creation of the anime, the manhua off which this is based was considered one of the "big three" shounen-type pieces on u17 (alongside Chu Feng and Zhen Hun Jie). Out of these three, Die Now is the only anime that has stuck to the original storyline with only minor alterations.

The premise of this story is quite simple. Once you look past the initial layer of suspense, the series becomes about a read more
Jan 2, 2017
inosha (All reviews)
The synopsis for this anmie made me think I had mistakenly come to the wrong page. The story is nothing like this. It's about a boy who is a part of a school detective club who goes in search of his missing girlfriend and stumbles across the equivalent of an underground gaming community.
A high, tech, merderous, gaming community where people are pitched into some alternate scenarios/ environments.
What I liked about the show was the gaming parts. Interesting. The main character is shown to be intelligent, just very stupid when he comes to to his girlfriend but then again, I think he's still in school. read more
Oct 24, 2017
Money229 (All reviews)
This anime is by far one of the smartest and most suspenseful ones I have seen. It is like a mix of the Hunger Games and Death Note, where any "friend" can betray you in the blink of an eye, and you never know what a character is truly thinking until the very end when all is revealed.

The whole show is very unpredictable, shrouded in mysteries which seem at first impossible to solve but all makes sense in the end, which is incredibly satisfying. The plot twists, puzzles, psychological elements and characters are brilliant, and the hardly comprehensible synopsis and the low ratings do not read more

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