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Evil or Live

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Synonyms: Lixiang Jinqu
Japanese: イーブル オア ライブ


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2017 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:41 (JST)
Producers: Emon
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Web manga
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.551 (scored by 4,668 users)
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Ranked: #79512
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Popularity: #2176
Members: 25,306
Favorites: 29
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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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Oct 31, 2017
RebelPanda (All reviews)
Alright, Evil or Live is not nearly as bad as the MAL score would suggest. Yes, the art is poor quality, but the budget is obviously very low.
Despite its relatively low quality, I've been enjoying it quite a bit.

It’s a show that has gotten a lot of hate because people went into it expecting a horror, rightfully so given the genre that MAL listed. But it’s not a horror, it’s a comedy that tries to scare you with an absurdly dramatized interpretation of the modern internet-addicted youth.

If you’re able to look at all of the horrible things that the internet does to teenagers read more
Nov 16, 2017
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 stimulate your logical/rational response. It's about thinking what is happening in this anime(to be able to see 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 create awesome/the best/most read more
Nov 14, 2017
Houcky (All reviews)
Tried to enjoy this show and see what lies at the end of it, but I couldn't. I don't know why people are giving this show anything over a six honestly. Everything about this show is "off" and doesn't fit.

The character is an internet junkie and socially awkward but can handle himself in combat and charm others to his side? The sound and the voice acting doesn't fix the character expressions, the art tries to be serious and a cheap man chibi when funny, and I don't know why this show wants to be widescreen with black bars on the bottom and top. It read more
Nov 12, 2017
kaiidou (All reviews)
Honestly, this anime isn't at all what the reviews would suggest and I found it rather enjoyable. It's getting shit on because people had thought of it as a psychological thriller/horror but if anything this is a dark comedy. Stay woke my fellow weebs this isn't a shit show at all.

Story (8) - I like the whole idea of parents sending their internet-addicted children off to this hell. It's really modern and conceivable. But if you were to take in only that what the introduction gives you, you'll be pleasantly disappointed. Because like I stated at first this is a dark comedy IMO 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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