Evil or Live

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Synonyms: Lixiang Jinqu
Japanese: EVIL OR LIVE
English: Evil or Live
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2017 to Jan 2, 2018
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:41 (JST)
Producers: Emon
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Web manga
Themes: PsychologicalPsychological, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.801 (scored by 3108531,085 users)
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Ranked: #97932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2118
Members: 73,286
Favorites: 103

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Severe internet addiction has become an epidemic infecting the nation's youth, ultimately resulting in their extreme dependence on the world wide web. Those who are too far gone are enrolled at Elite Reeducation Academy in order to help them grow into successful adults. Hibiki is one such teenager who awakens in the facility unaware of how he came to be there. He learns from the head instructor that he was knocked out and brought to the school at his mother's behest, concerned with how belligerent her son was becoming as a result of his internet addiction.

Stuck in a place more akin to a prison than an academy, and with no escape from the abuses of the instructors, Hibiki decides to end his life by jumping from the roof. But as fate would have it, he meets a mysterious man named Shin who promises to give his life meaning...

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Characters & Voice Actors


Anzai, Chika




Theme Song Performance
Kamogawa, Takahiro
Key Animation
Minami, Shinichiro
Key Animation, Animation Director


Opening Theme

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"Soredemo Boku wa Ikiteiru (それでも僕は生きている)" by NormCore

Ending Theme

"Hui Jia De Lu (回家的路)" by Zhang Liange

Jan 2, 2018
Tomm01p (All reviews)
"Oh dear, this'll be a long one"

That's was my exact reaction after watching the first episode of Evil or Live. A show that was misunderstood at first, as the tag of horror confused a lot of people, me included. But in reality, it doesn't really matter. Evil or Live is a shitshow no matter from which angle you look.

Suprisingly enough, the overall story isn't really that bad, atleast in comparison to other aspects of the show. We are introduced into a world, where internet addiction became a common disease for the young population. Hence, a new "treatment" school is founded, and nerds with the read more
Jan 28, 2018
DMentMan (All reviews)
This is my very first review and the reason I am writing this is because of the low score this anime has, even though it's actually very enjoyable.

While this anime has a very low budget, which can be seen by the real life images used for props and such, I find the anime itself very enjoyable. Character's movement can be awkward at times and effects aren't all that great, but it is very watchable and excusable since the anime is a great one in my opinion.

The story is quite good and it makes you want to know more, although the ending felt a little read more
Jan 2, 2018
Th3DarkLight (All reviews)
I came into this anime with open eyes; but honestly, it's not that good. (It's horrible)

Story 4:
Overall, the story is a little better than the common hero saves someone. The plot is unique, but you'll likely be unable to immerse yourself into the story due to the horrible execution.

Art 3:
Art is just a joke. Obvious frame shifts, poor movement, etc. all make the anime a cringe-fest to watch. The animators seemed to not care at all when trying to find shortcuts and just taped a bunch of pictures together for the animation instead.

Sound 2:
The characters laughs, grunts, voices, their everything just sucks. It read more
Jan 2, 2018
PixEFit (All reviews)
Evil or Live has ended this season. I do not hesitate to say this is THE worst show of this fall season. Its strange to think I somewhat enjoyed this show. This show is about a shitty kid with internet addiction who gets sent off to a school in the middle of no where. In this school, the kids are treated harshly with multiple public beatings every day. There is a lot of corruption and schemes everywhere. From drug trafficking to sexual abuse, its all very edgy. Now, this show has no positive characteristics. Absolutely nothing about this show was good. The animation is choppy, read more

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Anyone know how long this series may end up being?
Talim - Nov 28, 2017
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ms_asma - Mar 2
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