Evil or Live


Alternative Titles

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

Information

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)

Statistics

Score: 6.001 (scored by 13,210 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #74062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1857
Members: 38,666
Favorites: 60
6.00
Ranked #7406Popularity #1857Members 38,666
Add to List
Episodes: /12
buy from amazon
* Your list is public by default.

Synopsis

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...

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Episode Videos


Related Anime


Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

NormCore
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"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




More reviewsReviews

Jan 3, 2018
GinKaYa (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

Recommendations


Recent News

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


Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Evil or Live Episode 10 Discussion
Stark700 - Dec 19, 2017
10 replies by KaRue3 »»
May 18, 10:37 AM
Poll: Evil or Live Episode 7 Discussion
Stark700 - Nov 21, 2017
24 replies by KaRue3 »»
May 17, 9:20 PM