Date A Live
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Date A Live

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English: Date A Live
Japanese: デート・ア・ライブ


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: 8.131 (scored by 39513,951 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4762
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1018
Members: 13,630
Favorites: 1,498

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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
FudouMasamune (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 16, 2021
Ryougiii (All reviews)
This is a series I'd never thought I'd bother with. Much less go and read it and actually have it become my all time favourite 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 with something. If you liked the anime, this is ten times better. If you didn't like the anime then I implore you to give this a chance. I'll admit, the initial premise does sound a bit silly. A disaster called Space-quake appears in the Eurasia and kills read more
Jul 16, 2014
MarlyTT (All reviews)
Tsunako is a pretty good character designer.
Tachibana is a pretty awful writer.

I wonder what the hook was. Every passing volume, I wonder what this series could've been if it was written by someone competent, with the same premise and all. That's a pleasant thought.

After deciding to catch up to the most recent volume, I can pretty much guarantee that the series isn't going to get better. This is a pretty odd series in that it presents itself as a parody of a typical harem genre formula, yet it strives to be one at the same time. At first this seemed like a very read more
Feb 19, 2015
TheATTKGaming (All reviews)
This is my first review, so I hope it you can take it as an idea of how this novel ranks!

Originally I got into the Date A Live series starting with the Dubbed Anime release in 2013 when Funimation released the DVD set. Since then because of curiously I wanted to keep up with the story from reading the Novel.

It should be noted that there are 11 Volumes in this series with more coming in the future, however if you wish to watch the anime, know that...

Volumes 1-4 Cover the first season
Volumes 5-7 Cover the second season
Volumes 8-9 and 10-11 cover unique arcs, however read more

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