Chuuta Kokonose is an orphan who lives with his aunt. For as long as he can remember, he's had a voice in his head, but other than that he's a normal boy—right until the day when a strange-looking thing follows him home and teleports him to a place filled with more fantastic creatures. It's a space police station, and Rein Brickke, the Chief of Solar System Department, tells him that he's been chosen by the computer as a possible candidate to join the police force. Misuzu Sonokata, a girl from Chuuta's school with an angelic face and ill temper who turns out to be one of Rein Brickke's subordinates, doesn't think him suitable for such a job. Chuuta, who was shocked at first, decides to take the aptitude test after being urged by the voice in his head and to prove Misuzu wrong.
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.
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.