Estab-Life: Great Escape

Establishment in Life

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Japanese: エスタブライフ グレイトエスケープ
English: Establishment in Life
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2022 to Jun 23, 2022
Premiered: Spring 2022
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Polygon Pictures
Source: Mixed media
Genre: Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.491 (scored by 34793,479 users)
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Ranked: #68662
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Popularity: #6018
Members: 11,870
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In the distant future, the cities of Japan have been walled off and isolated from one another. Tourism and immigration are heavily controlled—if not impossible. Each region is overseen by an AI moderator that maintains its domain as it sees fit. These clusters are refined into a single ideal, with every citizen fulfilling their role in preserving the moderator's creation. But not everyone is satisfied with the narrowly focused vision of the city they were born in, and thus, they require some under-the-table help in relocating to a more appropriate cluster.

During the day, Equa, Ferres, and Martese are ordinary high school students; but at night, they act as Extractors—people who illegally smuggle civilians between the city borders. Transporting those brave enough to leave everything behind, Equa and her friends risk their lives in order to give their clients a second chance. But the dangers of extraction begin to intensify when the cluster moderators become increasingly aware of the group's actions that threaten their perfect utopias.

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Estab-Life: Great Escape is an anime adaptation that is a part of the Estab-Life multimedia project created by Gorou Taniguchi.

The series was released on Blu-ray in Japan on September 2, 2022.

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Jun 3, 2022
My favorite genre is the "Cute Girls do Cool Things" genre, which usually has a predominantly female cast engaged in badass and over-the-top action scenarios with little to no regard for melodrama, and every season I would search high and low for a show that meets that criteria. Usually 3Hz would deliver in that regard, but while expecting a show titled "Healer Girl" to have guns-blazing action is an exercise in futility, I somehow stumbled upon Estab Life, that has absolutely everything I wanted, and then some.

Estab Life is what you would call a "multi media franchise", or in less flattering but more accurate terms, ...
Feb 11, 2023
Despite the show's shortcomings, it is incredibly memorable. I absolutely adore this show. The side characters and the girls in the main cast are awesome and lovable. They do lack depth tho. Also, when you encounter a part of the show which is fleshed out, the show is amazing. However, this can sometimes be the exception plus it is lacking in many parts. For instance; it can be somewhat boring at some parts and the action never makes sense and is only there for plot convenience. This often made me feel like "why didn't they just go in guns ablazing in the first place".

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Aug 3, 2022
Mixed Feelings
There are good and bad elements to this show, but I ended up liking it more than I thought I would after the first few episodes. It's one of those shows that on the face of it should be really stupid. The fun kind of stupid, but still, very very dumb. It's the kind of show you can be trying to describe to a friend and realize how ridiculous that sounds on the face of it, only to realize the execution was far more mundane than the setup made it sound. For example the fact that it has a yakuza boss who wants to run ...

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