Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet

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Synonyms: Date A Live Fragment: Date A Bullet
Japanese: デート・ア・バレット デッド・オア・バレット


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 14, 2020
Producers: Nippon Columbia
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Geek Toys
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: IsekaiIsekai
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.571 (scored by 4403144,031 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15602
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1988
Members: 104,541
Favorites: 554

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Soon after falling into another world, Kurumi Tokisaki takes interest in a particular white cat. Much to Kurumi's disappointment, the two part ways.

Kurumi later meets Hibiki Higoromo, a white haired quasi-spirit. Hibiki explains that they are at the center of a killing game between quasi-spirits. Within the Neighboring World, the spirits compete for a single wish to be granted to the lone survivor of the death-match.

Understanding the rules of the game, Kurumi and Hibiki reach a compromise—a temporary alliance.

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"Infermata" by Gou Sakabe

Ending Theme

"Only wish" by Luiza


Apr 17, 2021
Objectively speaking, DAB is a mediocre anime that was made for fans of Kurumi Tokisaki. That being said, I slightly increased the rating to 7/10. I can't imagine people outside of the target audience being awayed away with it.

As for me I was never enthusiastic about DAB and expected it to be a disaster but it was quite pleasant to watch. I like that Kurumi's personality is very much like in the original, as I find it to be not only hers but also the movie's biggest charms(it's refreshing to have an anti-heroine for protagonist).

That being said I'll list the things that, in my opinion ...
Jul 26, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Kurumi is a character I do not understand. I don't just mean that her character arc is confusing, or her motivations unclear. Those things are also true, but what I'm talking about is I don't understand why on Earth she's apparently so damn popular. My speculation is that it's purely on an aesthetic level. People like her design, or they like cosplaying as her or whatever, I don't think it has anything to do with her role in the show or her personality or anything like that. For some reason that irritates me on a fundamental level, and makes me want to not like her.

This ...
Aug 24, 2021
You better read the LNs of Date a Bullet, because this movie has nothing to do with the books much. Yeah you got your animated Kurumi fanservice and some cool soundtrack. But the plot.... even the oroginal Date a Live series are rushed. This one is on steroids and hardly makes any sense compared to the books' setting. It somewhat does the job as a story linker about Kurimi's past... but there are so many essential events that just got cutted out. I can't really recommend as a stand alone animated spinoff as well... For me it was a huge dissapointment. And the ...

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Recent News

'Date A Bullet' Unveils Second Part, Additional Staff, Trailer

'Date A Bullet' Unveils Second Part, Additional Staff, Trailer

The official website of Date A Bullet, the anime adaptation of Yuuichirou Higashide's Date A Live Fragments: Date A Bullet spin-off light novel, revealed more

'Date A Bullet' Reveals Voice Cast Members

'Date A Bullet' Reveals Voice Cast Members

The official website of the Date A Bullet spin-off anime announced six cast members on Monday. The first part of the anime, Dead or Bullet, will receive a more

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Poll: Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet Episode 1 Discussion
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Aug 12, 2022 2:43 AM
Is Date A Live super popular in japan?
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Aug 3, 2022 2:28 PM
Kurumi best girl
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Jun 23, 2022 9:49 AM
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