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Evil or Live

Alternative Titles

English: Evil or Live
Synonyms: Lixiang Jinqu
Japanese: EVIL OR LIVE


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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.981 (scored by 10,912 users)
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Ranked: #72752
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Popularity: #1901
Members: 34,407
Favorites: 49
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In this modern society, a new kind of "illness" is striking young boys and girls. Loneliness, disbelief, and outrage push this generation to grow more and more attached to internet and technologies. The experts call these symptoms "Net Addiction." To cure this condition, a certain rehabilitation facility has been set up to "lead the young men back to the right path." Enrolled to treat his addiction, Hibiki had no idea that this rehabilitation facility is nothing more than a prison. In this hellish place where escape is prohibited, how will Hibiki overcome his despair?

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

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

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Jan 3, 2018
KaijiYagami (All reviews)
In this anime, it's about content or form. To me, content is far more important than form. Because form stimulates your emotional response while content stimulates your logical/rational response. It's about thinking what is happening in this anime(to be able to see the point) and not how it looks like, are characters pretty or not are they moving super smooth with great visual effects of fighting each other.

*** I have to mention, also that story is taken from real life scenario, where teens are placed in internet addiction camp in China, and there is even involved death from multiple external injuries.

If you want to create read more
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 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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Chinese Web Manhua 'Lixiang Jinqu' Gets TV Anime

Chinese Web Manhua 'Lixiang Jinqu' Gets TV Anime

Haoliners Animation League has opened an official website and announced that Zhannan Li's Lixiang Jinqu (Ideal Restricted Area) web manhua will get a TV anime a...read more

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