I'm writing this review because I just don't understand the score that this show gets. At the moment it's less than a 6 on MAL.
The author who wrote this is the same as Hitman Reborn and I read the manga for this anime myself so I can say it gets a little better later on.
It's not by any chance a bad anime, I'll put it as average and up at best. We have a typical shounen lead who's shy and useless but gets powerful sooner or later and a tsundere female lead. We get some character development but it's just the starting arc at
the moment so I'll let it slide.
We have a few characters not introduced yet and the story hasn't progressed that far yet so only time will tell how much the story grow.
TLDR: elDLIVE is not a bad anime so give it a chance. It's not a waste of time like other anime. DO NOT HOWEVER COMPARE this work to Hitman Reborn although they have the same author. By MAL user standards this show would be a 7.3 above I guess
Okay, so I started with this series because I was such a big fan of Akira Amano's previous work, "Katekyo Hitman Reborn!" and because I just randomly bumped into the teaser of the anime on Facebook. With all honesty, the series peaked at my interest as soon as I saw the trailer (which is actually the main reason why I also started reading the manga as soon as it says "From the author of Katekyo Hitman Reborn!")
Anyways, the story is a bit slow in pace but I'm pretty sure it's going to go in the right direction (I'm also up to date with the manga
so I know that much). Give the anime a few more episodes before you think that it's crappy. You'll have to go deeper into the storyline in order to know what the hell happened with each character.
The art is well-done. Just the way I like my steak. You have two cute mascot aliens there, by the way.
Kidding aside, the OST was well-chosen. I personally love the ending song, "Kimi no Koe ga.... (キミノコエガ…。)" by The Super Ball. Would listen to it any day. As for the opening, I thank the prods for putting two hot guys beside each other namely, Captain Laine Brick and Dr. Love. Thank you! Really!
Okay, so the main character that we have here (once again) is a wimp that will be developing his balls to fight soon enough. And he has this crush on the heroine who doesn't even want to acknowledge him and is still spouting harsh comments at him. She just might be a tsundere. I bet my life on it. We have two cute aliens that I would want as stuff toys for my bed room. And a hottie for a captain of the space police ship. Most of the characters are practically a brooding ground of secrets. Would love to write more about them but I don't really want to spoil.
A bit slow-paced but I still find it enjoyable in a way. I can't possibly drop the series, though. No way can I ever do that. I mean, the first time that I finally saw Laine Brick animated, I was already brimming with joy.
Overall rating is 8. (Breakdown: Story-8, Art-9, Sound-9, Character-7, Enjoyment-7) Give this series a chance, guys. Seriously. KHR had a slow pace as well. We might be getting the same for this series. Anyways, I still want to see more of what's about to happen so I'm giving this a go.
It’s a shame talking about a show like this. Something with so much potential, with A-class seiyuu working behind it being so. Boring. This simply is one of the most disinteresting shows of the season based on its dull storyline; which follows a kid who joins a space agency police thing. That to me sounded different, but still had the same premise as Space Patrol Luluco therefore I had high hopes for it. The boundaries were limitless, they could put whatever type of space alien they want in it and any wacky premise could be covered with the ‘It’s Sci-Fi’ label. But they through this
free reign away and opt for just a typical show.
For some reason they decide to still include aspects of school, perhaps they feel they have to keep it relevant for their audience. A romance between a one dimensional main character and a girl who has a black hole of emotion with an eternal resting bitch face. It’s even on the cover! They get up to wacky shenanigans every episode boiling down to ‘Alien shows up, they beat it’. And nothing other than is expanded upon making you probably most happy when the end credits appear on the screen.
The art style is odd to me. It looks bad yet good at the exact same time. Any of the action scenes can be noted for how dull all of their powers and weaponry act and look yet the character designs and backgrounds are pretty decent. Well expect for the annoying thing coming out of his chest which is included… for some reason.
This is a show I had actually some hope for which were burnt to a crisp as soon as I finished the first episode with it now having a fitting score. Studio Pierrot are perfectly continuing their trend of producing half-assed shit, other than Naruto related shows. Judging by the quality of everything in this, it just feels like they are choosing the wrong manga to adapt which is causing this slump of their company which I hope they will eventually get out of.
This is a spoilerless review. This is my first ever review and I have only seen 6 episodes so forgive me for any mistakes.
Most of the time I find shows overrated, with scores often well above what I'd consider a fair score, so when I found eldLive with a measly ~5.9 score I was expecting an awful cringefest, but that's not at all what I found, what I found was a fairly average but enjoyable show and I am still confused why its score doesn't even reach 6.00.
This being said, elDLIVE is no masterpiece, and has some core problems preventing me from giving it
more than a 6.
Story (6 out of 10):
The story is very simple in premise and execution, up until now the story is centered around Chuuta, a boy who joins a sort of Space Police named elDLIVE and fights/arrests alien criminals.
Its an OK story and is fairly well executed.
Art (8 out of 10):
While the art on this show is not fantastic, it is still quite good with certain elements that really make elDLIVE's art unique and its own. The art is generally colorful, bright and simple, but my favourite part about the art are the parts where, to emphatize a characters' emotions or words, the character is shown zoomed in a striped semi-translucent with a colour depending on the character, it feels unique, fresh and really works.
Sounds (8 out of 10):
The tracks along the anime are quite normal and average which really isn't bad, like in most animes they are there to set the mood even if they aren't really remarkable nor do they shine on their own.
The opening and ending on the other hand are some of my favorites this season, particularly the opening, as it is upbeat and helps set a happy but action filled mood on the watcher as the anime begins.
Characters (2 out of 10):
Now here is the weak point of elDLIVE and what may be causing it to be so unpopular and underrated, its characters.
Chuuta is a standard dumb, shy and naive young teenager with trust issues who goes through the same mind processes over and over again and needs everything explained to him. And while this may sound bad, he isn't even the worth as he atleast seems to be showing some mental growth as the anime progresses
Now, Misuzu is the worst, she is just plain ANNOYING and does nothing but complain, mostly for absolutely no reason and is one of the main reasons why I am not able to enjoy the anime more than I currently do.
Drew is probably the best of the characters who attempts to compensate for Chuuta's dumbness and leads him in the right direction and helps him most of the time, most enjoyable lines come from him.
All other characters are extremely boring and underdeveloped.
Enjoyment (7 out of 10):
ElDLIVE is, as of now, being a good enjoyable experience, its a bit cliché but is easy to watch and feels unique. Its ideal for when I just want to lay down and watch something that doesn't require much of my mind.
Overall (6.5 out of 10):
Overall, ElDLIVE is an enjoyable anime, and while not being one of the best animes of the season, it is certainly not the worst and is worth checking out if you want an easy to watch anime and don't mind annoying and underdeveloped characters.
Becoming an Officer is never easy. There are people who would depend on you to protect the city. It is your job to make sure that happens. But what happens when you are to suddenly go up into space, take a test, and become an officer, as a middle schooler so to speak. It's not gonna be easy isn't it...?
For all the hate it's getting, as much as this anime is not very good..I'm actually well...Enjoying it.
I will be reviewing this as an anime-only watcher.
elDLIVE is an anime that takes place on Earth, and on Space. It's about a middle school boy named
Chuuta who has a voice in his head that he can't seem to take out. Already there he's not living the life he had hoped for. Instead, it gets worse for him from here on. He gets taken and transported to a space police station which consists of mysterious creatures. On this space station, is where it'll give him the ultimate test, to see if he's well-suited enough for a job as a member of eLDLIVE.
Well...Misuzu Sonokata doesn't seem to think so.
Misuzu, who is voiced by Hayami Saori (I swear she's in like every single anime this season). Is a very well...Interesting character. She wants things done professionally and doesn't take half-assed attempts lightly. It's especially hard for Chuuta since he fuks up most of the time, or doesn't take action at all. Which Misuzu sees as a strong point furthering suggesting her demand to not let him on the eLDLIVE team.
However, Chuuta does pass the test, with the help with some SYMPATHY. Insert Drew, the creature that was the "voice" inside Chuuta this whole time. With Chuuta and Drew being of one heart and one mind. SYMPATHY. They can make some convenient weapons. Like..."Sew them together" and shit like that. Great power, can be useful..............But come up with better shit pls XD.
Knowing this, Chuuta is gonna have to prove Misuzu the wrong. Cuz her personality is very cold towards him. She thinks he isn't worthy for such a task. Pls Chuuta...Pls Prove her wrong. Prove to her that you can become a badass eLDLIVE officer that can kick ass.
As we we're hinted before, Chuuta had a past with his childhood friends. Who supposedly died or went missing due to a tragedy, that being a mudslide. With Chuuta being the only survivor, the past comes to haunt him to this day. Hopefully we get to see more of his past and I also hope that Chuuta gets further development in the future.
I know many might think that Studio Pierrot= Auto Bad. Which I can see why they might say that, and to some degree, I agree. But usually I don't care about the studio that does certain anime, as long as the staff doesn't fuck up something I loved when I read the source material. It's just the staff at Pierrot doesn't quite have a good reputation, for many series that pierrot has done has been handled..well..Incorrectly. But usually when It's a Pierrot anime, I'll give it a go, because you never know what might happen. So back to the art, I don't think the art is bad, but I don't think it is good either. Some parts just seemed choppy and some transitions seem a bit odd. However it is quite colourful, I'll give them that point. But the animation and art doesn't seem to be working for me right now. We'll just have to wait and see. Cuz right now I'm not liking the art so far. It's not so bad that it makes me want to drop it, I just can't seem to enjoy the anime to the fullest because of this.
That OP, is quite fine. Some of the sound effects are odd, but it's not enough for me to give it a 6. The BGM's are quite fitting and it sets the tone for the scenes of the anime.
I can see why this anime has a below 6 score. But to be completely honest, disregarding these factors, I find eLDLIVE to be pretty enjoyable, despite all these things that make it bad. To the way the story is given, how some scenes are executed, to how the characters talk with each other and how funny it can be, I'm actually having fun watching. Which is surprising to me. Chuuta's and Misuzu's chemistry just seems..Right in a sense. From what I'm seeing in the OP, I can see Misuzu getting more comfortable with Chuuta's presence. Which means we might get more development from these two and their relationship. Heck if there's even a bit of romance I wouldn't mind, since I am a sucker for Romance.
This anime isn't great, but it isn't the worst either, *cough Hand Shakers cough*
This anime does stay true to its premise and how the characters are portrayed. It might not be super bad for me, but I won't desperately wait for each week's episode. I'll just watch this if I have the time. But this anime is an anime I fairly enjoy and will I can say that continue to watch this series, until it probably gets so bad. However I do hope it doesn't reach that point for me.
For now, I'll give this a 7, It's ok. I wouldn't really recommend this to anyone. But if you have nothing to watch and is just bored with doing nothing, you can pick this up and watch it.
Just sit back with a clear mindset, and don't set up high expectations. Because if you do, chances are you may be fairly disappointed.
Seeing how its rating isn't exactly high, I thought I needed to justify just how good (or bad) this series actually is.
As most of you reading this might already know, this series was written by the very same author who brought us Katekyo Hitman Reborn. However, going into this series thinking and expecting it to match the quality of Reborn isn't the way to go.
elDLIVE is really just a simple, shounen series with not much complications regarding the plot or characters. Almost everything about it is as straightforward as it can get or, as some people would call it, predictable. But this doesn't
necessarily mean it's not worth a watch, though. Despite the simple plot line, the episodes have a good flow to them and usually have a sense of continuity between them. This gives you the feeling on wanting/needing to watch on to find out what happens next, which I thought they pulled off decently well. Overall the series didn't feel that rushed, although I thought the ending did fall victim to that a bit. That said, the series ended on a decent note and was quite open, although I highly doubt a second season would come but it definitely has made room for a possibility.
The art isn't exactly extravagant, but it's appealing enough to make watching it comfortable. Simple art for a simple story. Because this series featured aliens and similar life-forms, character designs were rather interesting for this one. When I first saw him I seriously thought Chips looked an awful lot like Manaphy (Yes, the Pokemon). There's also a cat girl, a talking muscular crescent moon... It was just fascinating to see really weird characters all around. And also, not to mention the main girls (Misuzu, Veronica, Nina) actually looked pretty cute too.
If anything, the soundtrack of this series has to be one of its highlights for me. The OST composer is none other than Yasuharu Takanashi, who is the same guy who brought to you the soundtracks of Fairy Tail and Naruto Shippuden. So yes, great and familiar shounen music to accompany this series really worked well for me. Battle themes during the action, and slow emotional pieces during supposedly sad moments; it all fit well. They also had, in my opinion, one of the best EDs of the season. Not just in terms of music, but the animation during the ED was simply beautiful. Even if you don't plan to watch this series, I'd recommend you to just watch that ED.
If you had watched the PV, you'd have known that our protagonist Chuta had a terrible incident happen to him when he was young, and had been traumatized by it ever since. And then you'd think, a coward like him... becomes a space police officer?! Indeed, most of the series focuses on the growth of Chuta as a person. How he attempts to overcome his past fears, how he convinces himself that he is not actually a useless dimwit who always runs away in the face of adversity... through these 12 episodes you will see him change his perceptions. There are hardly any characters in this show who are worthy of being disliked (even the villains, because they hardly did anything horrible). Even though the focus is mainly on Chuta, Dolugh and Misuzu, over this series we are also wll introduced to the side characters like Veronica, Nina and Dr. Love. I particularly like Dr. Love's character, but that's just how I feel of course. Maybe you'll think differently of him... Seriously, though, which a rather huge cast it was always going to be hard to give every single character decent development, and I thought what they pulled off in 12 episodes was adequate for one to enjoy the show.
I actually really enjoyed this show over the course of the last 12 weeks. This was something I looked forward to at the start of every week. Right from the start, this series was never meant to be a super serious one. There was never going to be brutalities or cruelties. It's simply a light-hearted shounen series. If what you're looking for is a simple series which doesn't have a complicated plot, features decent action sequences and has a great soundtrack, then elDLIVE could be one for you.
Well, leave it to them Japs to come up with something like this that either underrated or overrated , and don't expect anything just right here , now I don't know about you guys out there, who the fuck is Akira Amano?, Oh yoyosa, he is just the one who did the cheesy "Katekyo Hitman Reborn!" were to me is a nonosa, so how do I find it? Here's how:
Storywise, it could have had a cool story, but, the plot itself was pretty much a knockoff of the ff: Men in Black, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, 12 monkeys and Star Freak. but instead of
grown men who does everything, they still have to let kids do a man's job, even so, it was still "Decent" (4) enough, to such extend.
Art, the only reason I'm giving this category a "Good" 7 was for Veronica's panty shot, geez, I really hate the fact that they only limit it to her.
Sound, well we can safely say that Studio Pierrot , completely fucked up the right voices for the characters, like Chuuta, whose VA Murase, Ayumu sounds like a pussy. Sonakata whose VA Hayami, Saori, doesn't fit a typical tsundere, there is also Dlough whose VA, Kugimiya, Rie was just too retard, Frankly , even if chuuta should sould like a pussy , the character still deserve to have a boyish tone, also Sonakata, should have been voiced by someone like Itou Kanade. My score for this category: Pathetic 1.
Characters: This is were everything is underrated, we have a pussy Chuuta who has a Montialien name Dlough that looks like a dick, we have his classmate Sonakata, who's is just damn annoying,Veronica, Nina and Dr Love being introduce apparently late for the series and a bunch of aliens that adds to this anime's underratedness. So it was just too Pathetic .
Enjoyment: Fair 6, cu'z though it may be a chore watching this seeing some of Veronica's fanservice has broken the mediocre.
Overall: It was decent enough, but then again , watching it was more of a chore.
I will not emphasize that much as my english is limited.
It's not by any chance a bad anime, but for my liking it's just horrible.
Typical shonen story where the protagonist is useless and tries to act all serious, obviously can be more powerful after some episodes, but in this case, he is still useless as of chapter 7(Useless as he can't do anything by himself). Also, don't miss out the typical girl that hates this guy, but will get to fall in love with him in near future.
As for art, it's quite good, so won't say that much.
Sound, the sounds are good,
you can hear crispy voices and such, sense of direction was correctly used. As for background/insert music, that is also pretty decent considering they are put in the right places but sometimes the volume level is really low and can barely hear any music, but it's not that it matters that much.
The character development is decent, we get to know them, their stories, and such. We get some of their behaviour towards others, but their personalities seems really generic for this kind of show.
As for enjoyment, i was holding myself from dropping it at episode 2, so i kept watching it and after realizing i didn't like the story, i finally dropped it at episode 7. Don't get me wrong, i don't particularly hate it.
I have not read the manga, and will not do it in the future. The series overall seems disappointing to me.
TLDR: Of course i didn't like it, you don't have to agree with this of course. This series doens't seem to have a bright future in my eyes, as i didn't enjoy anything from the Story itself. So imo, right now the score below 6 is deserved. Best regards to all you!
elDLIVE revolves around Chuta Kokonose, our main protagonist, on his adventures of being an elDLIVE Space Patrol.
Honestly, I am saddened of its rating here in MAL. I am huge fan of Akira Amano since I finished watching/reading the Katekyo Hitman Reborn. And I was very hyped when this came out last January.
Like Katekyo Hitman Reborn, this series started very slow. I think this whole first season is all about character development, since it's only a 12-episode anime. I honestly want more seasons though that may be unlikely since only a few appreciated the anime.
The story started slow in the first few episodes but
it delivered in the latter part.
The art is mediocre and it's unusual to see that type of animation. Though the soundtrack is very good especially that ending theme.
The characters look similar to Katekyo Hitman Reborn though some of the characters are aliens since it's an anime about space protection.
Overall, it's a fair anime to me. If you've endured the first 15-20 episodes of Katekyo Hitman Reborn, then you might as well give this a try. It's a slow starter but it will give you something to look forward for until the very end. And hoping for more seasons to make Chuta Kokonose more like Tsunayoshi Sawada.
This is my first review ever so I'm just going to go with what the numbers say.
Also, I am a huge Katekyo Hitman Reborn fan so this will be little you know...
Story = 8 - Very Good
I watched a few shounen anime so this feels like the other shounen animes except that it has a Space Theme so that gives it something. Also, since this is just Season 1 and they didn't follow the manga on the last two episodes (They followed the manga from EP 1- 10), I'd say the characters are well introduced. As for further/deeper character backgrounds, I'm afraid I have
to say this but read the manga if you wish. As for the story, they didn't reveal much but the whole "We are space police, we protect the galaxy" thing sooo... go read the manga if you wish, the plot thickens!
Also even though they didn't follow through at the last two EPs, it's still well executed but it felt like the other shounen anime endings so there's that.
Art = 8 - Very Good
As long as the art is pleasing to me it automatically gets a "Very Good" response to me. Though they have different art styles in the manga and in the anime, it still strikes a "Very Good" to me
Sound = 8 - Very Good
I love both the OP and ED chosen for this anime, it's so fitting. As for the sound themes for every situation, fits fine for me. As for the voice acting, I'm not one to judge who gets to voice who but to me they sounded like what I imagined them to sound like when I was reading the manga (except for Dolugh, I imagined him sounding like a werewolf for some reason).
Character = 7 - Good
Like I said, nothing much going on in the characters yet except for getting introduced. At least they showed Chuuta's little character improvement as the episodes pass. As for in the manga, character developments are great if you ask me. I like how they all improved there.
Enjoyment = 9 - Great
One of your favorite manga gets an anime adaptation? Very Good!
They followed the manga? Great!
Woops, they didn't follow through in the end... Stay at "Great!"
Seriously I think IMO, they should have followed through! The ending-cut in the last EP if executed well, will show the viewers that the plot thickens and they will want Season 2! Oh well!
Also just in case, they have reached ALMOST the current chapter in the manga except for the last few chapters which where the plot thickens and will be (hopefully) Season 2. So if there's gonna be Season 2, it will take a while.
Overall = 8 - Very Good
They should have followed through!!!
Anyways, it's just Season 1. Like most animes, Season 1 is like the introduction of everything and the following seasons, if executed well, are the great ones!
Eidlive is like one generic shonen anime. Is it bad or good? Honestly i enjoyed this anime. Yeah sometimes the dialog cringe but Overrall its ref refreshing. I really like how the character is goofy and weird its like watching nanatsu no taizai without the blood and gore. Good anime isn't about blood and gore and this anime nailed it. Give it a try and enjoy the anime you used to watch in your Childhood.
Of course for every good show there is bound one drawback. Well it depend on the people but i think the organization Eidlive have a very little explanation. Its really
good if some of the personil can get a proper introduction and story.