Date A Live
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Date A Live

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Japanese: デート・ア・ライブ
English: Date A Live
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Volumes: 22
Chapters: 146
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 19, 2011 to Mar 19, 2020
Genres: Romance Romance, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Harem Harem, Mecha Mecha, School School
Serialization: None
Authors: Tachibana, Koushi (Story), Tsunako (Art)


Score: 8.181 (scored by 48524,852 users)
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Ranked: #4222
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #962
Members: 16,627
Favorites: 1,738

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Three decades ago, more than a hundred million people fell victim to an unprecedented disaster that came to be known as a "spatial quake." Ever since then, humanity has built countermeasures to mitigate the damage from future catastrophes such as instantaneous evacuation methods and immediate rebuilding of any architectural damage.

At present, 16-year-old Shidou Itsuka lives alone with his sister, Kotori. One day, he gets caught in a spatial quake despite preemptive warnings. Miraculously surviving the blast, he meets a mysterious girl in its wake, who he soon comes to know as a "Spirit"—supernatural beings who are the cause behind these spatial quakes. Coincidentally, he learns of the "Anti-Spirit Team," a specialized military unit tasked with destroying these Spirits with brute force.

As if these revelations weren't shocking enough, Shidou finds himself recruited into working for Ratatoskr, an organization dedicated to peacefully reducing the threat brought by Spirits—with his sister as its commander! As the new weapon of Ratatoskr, Shidou must nullify the Spirits' powers to prevent them from causing more havoc. His line of attack: go on dates with them, sealing the deal with a passionate kiss.

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Date A Live has been published in English by Yen Press since March 23, 2021.

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Oct 2, 2021
Date a Live has no complete reviews so here you go

Story 10
The story starts of pretty goofy, the MC Itsuka Shidou meets spirits and seals their powers so they can live in society by making them fall in love with him then kissing them. The story blends in some nice foreshadowing which contributes to the story from volume 10 onwards which was a nice surprise from something I didn't expect. The story is probably at the best from volume 16 onwards not to say that there aren't some great books before 16 for example 10 was really good. Volume 13 was probably the weakest feeling ...
Apr 11, 2022
There are multiple ways of getting into high rankings. One would be to write an actually interesting story with captivating characters and such. Another one would be to make a long running series that is a specific kind of awful, causing anyone but hardcore completionists or those who happen to be fine with the low quality to drop it after one or two volumes. Take a guess which kind it is this time.

Date A Live is, for most of its parts, painfully boring. I'll attempt to finish this review while I still remember at least something, before the brain finishes clearing up the fragments of ...
Oct 16, 2021
I hope I can convince you to give this a read. Date A Live is a series I'd never thought I'd bother reading. Much less have it become my all-time favorite but guess what? It did happen. I'll try to keep this spoiler-free and cut straight to the point. I cannot express how good this series is. Never have I been more surprised by something. If you liked the anime, this is ten times better. If you didn't like the anime, I implore you to give this a chance. I'll admit, the initial premise does sound a bit silly. A disaster called Space-quake appeared ...


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