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Synonyms: elDLIVE
Japanese: エルドライブ 【ēlDLIVE】


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Aug 1, 2013 to ?
Authors: Amano, Akira (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump+


Score: 7.211 (scored by 624 users)
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Ranked: #65512
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For as long as he can remember, 14-year-old Chuuta Kokonose has been pestered by a mysterious voice in his head. Due to this, his unknowing classmates tease him for having an odd habit of talking to himself. One day, Chuuta is followed home by a three-eyed, jellyfish-like creature who abruptly shoots him with a beam of light. He suddenly finds himself in a room filled with even more strange-looking creatures—in a place he soon discovers to be a space police station. There, he is told by Laine Brick, the chief of the solar system bureau, that he has been selected as a suitable candidate to join their agency ēlDLIVE.

But Misuzu Sonokata—Chuuta's classmate and crush who turns out to be an ēlDLIVE member—is opposed to him joining, arguing that he does not have the qualities of an officer. Provoked by Misuzu's remarks and at the insistence of the voice in his head, Chuuta decides to take the qualifying exam to join the agency. However, the exam leads to him discovering that the identity of the strange voice in his head was an alien living in his body all along.

ēlDLIVE follows Chuuta, Misuzu, and the rest of the solar system bureau as they endeavor to protect the citizens and the public order of the universe.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


As part of the JUMP START initiative, the first three chapters of ēlDLIVE were published in English in VIZ Media's digital Weekly Shonen Jump from September 29 to October 20, 2014.

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Nov 10, 2016
Yurue (All reviews)
I'll try to keep this short for those who are new to amano's works:

If you don't fall in love with any of the characters, ships characters together or really like the art, don't read it.
Because her work rarely have much more than that. Will elDLIVE be a rare case though? We'll see.

It's not that the story/plot is bad. It wasn't, really. They were quite creative and it has some interesting twists too, the problem is that it was very cringey, like, majorly cringey. I'm talking about Inazuma Eleven's "we must save soccer because it is love and it is life" level of cringe. Maybe not read more
Feb 20, 2017
funaawa (All reviews)
First of all, I would like to get this out of the way and say that this is a mostly negative review and it would be fine to read this review without telling me to "change my mind" if I read more of elDLIVE, which I doubt would ever pick up again. Why? well, I will explain it. Also, keep in mind, that I will compare Amano's previous work "Reborn!", so if you haven't seen that, you might not understand what I'm saying at times.

Plot: Kokonose Chuuta is a middle school boy that hears voices in his head and occasionally even talks to read more
Nov 13, 2016
-searching- (All reviews)
I'll keep my review simple since I agree with the review written before me.

TL;DR at the bottom


Typical but interesting. You can take a preexisting genre and make it work. What matters is the execution. This just as in plot standpoint is the your typical shonen manga you've seen rising in popularity over the recent years:

Weak protagonist is weak, meets some supernatural force, some outer force threatens loved ones/world, protagonist gets stronger by the POWER OF FRIENDSHIP, and eventually defeats threat.

The overarching plot seems to dwell with memories, emotional/psychological trauma, growing up, friendship (duh), and relationships with loved ones coupled with a sci-fi space cops theme. read more


Recent News

Manga 'ēlDLIVE' Gets Jump Festa Anime Special

Manga 'ēlDLIVE' Gets Jump Festa Anime Special

It was announced in the 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump that manga ēlDLIVE will receive a special anime episode at Jump Festa 2016. The Jump Festa...read more

TV Anime Adaptation of Manga 'ēlDLIVE' Announced for 2017

TV Anime Adaptation of Manga 'ēlDLIVE' Announced for 2017

Shounen Jump has opened a teaser website for a TV anime adaptation of the manga ēlDLIVE. The series will be adapted by Studio Pierrot and air in 2017. ēlDLIVE is dra...read more

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