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
Genre: HorrorHorror
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological, SchoolSchool, SurvivalSurvival
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.791 (scored by 3319933,199 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #101862
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2298
Members: 78,830
Favorites: 111

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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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Anzai, Chika




Tang, Yunkang
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 28, 2018
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 ...
Jan 22, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Good idea, bad execution. You could call this a modern teenage "Shawshank Redemption". The story is interesting and the characters had a good start.
The build up falls flat around the later middle though and the ending leaves loose ends in sideplots it had specially put emphasis just an episode before. The animation quality has to be overlooked for enjoyment; it's enough to make the point, but is at the edge of what I would call professional.
It feels like there was a good idea and spirit behind this series, but the team behind it was to little or unexperienced and started to fall apart towards the ...
Jan 2, 2018
"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 ...

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Chinese Web Manhua 'Lixiang Jinqu' Gets TV Anime

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Evil or Live Episode 12 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Stark700 - Jan 2, 2018
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Poll: Evil or Live Episode 11 Discussion
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Poll: Evil or Live Episode 10 Discussion
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Poll: Evil or Live Episode 8 Discussion
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Poll: Evil or Live Episode 6 Discussion
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Jul 23, 2022 12:23 PM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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