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 3342833,428 users)
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Ranked: #102262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2317
Members: 79,434
Favorites: 112

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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




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


Feb 10, 2020
OMG! Where to start with this anime?It has been a while since i rated an anime with a solid 10.

Before watching Evil or Live i didn't know internet addiction could be such a serious issue in some societies,i.e people's republic of china. Although not completely unheard of, "internet addiction" spawned some interesting reads about the subject from my behalf.I came to find out that such reform camps like in the series actually do actually exist in the PRC for better or worse, which took me by suprise.

Story is about an "internet addicted" teenager who gets send in an elite reeducation facility by his mother. The ...
Feb 27, 2022
Mixed Feelings
The story is overall decent young people are addicted to the internet they go to a school that's supposed to help them get rid of their addiction but really the school basically abuses them makes them work out 7 hours a day and give them food that taste horrible and if you mess up at all you get beat it seems like the story had more potential that they failed to reach.

The art I can't say it was amazing it wasn't horrible but I've seen worse it seems like it was rushed or the animators didn't try that hard to make it look really good

The ...
May 2, 2021
So despite my bad rating of it, I actually liked this series and would argue it's fairly good.

Why? I like edgy things, when I say edgy I mean 2012 deviant kind of edgy. Now to someone looking for something that is critically good, you wont find it here, the story isn't beautiful or meaningful, the animation is literal trash and the voice acting/soundtrack is non-existent. (I watched it without the sound on, and if you decide to watch this I'd recommend doing that too.)

If you are here for something a lot more dark, and gritty, to a point it is un-realistic and disgusting ...

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Chinese Web Manhua 'Lixiang Jinqu' Gets TV Anime

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Poll: Evil or Live Episode 12 Discussion ( 1 2 )
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