Date A Live – ADB

Alternative Titles

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

 

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2013 to Jun 22, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: AIC Plus+
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyHaremMechaRomanceSchoolSci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

Synopsis

“Before the world ends, kill me or kiss me.”

Thirty years before the events of Date A Live, an enormous explosion devastates east Asia and kills 150 million people. This is the first known “Spacequake”, an inexplicable natural disaster that has since become commonplace. Fast forward to the future. High school second year Shidou Itsuka lives alone with his cute little sister while their parents are away.

What do these things have to do with each other? While rushing to save his sister from a sudden Spacequake, Shidou is caught in the blast and, in the midst of the chaos, finds a mysterious girl. It turns out that this girl is actually a Spirit, a powerful being from another world whose arrival devastates the surrounding area. Thankfully, Shidou is rescued by an anti-Spirit strike team… led by his little sister?!

This vicious task force is locked and loaded, ready to exterminate Spirits with extreme prejudice. But this violent method is not for Shidou. He discovers the one way to neutralize these Spirits peacefully: make them fall in love. Now, it’s up to Shidou to save the world by dating those who threaten to destroy it!

Review

The show is about a guy seducing aliens (who look exactly like teenage girls) into falling love with him so that they don’t take over the world. If I heard this plot today I would groan with annoyance but if that genuinely interests you then great! I remember finding it funny anyway so if you want to watch it for that then go ahead!
The most interesting thing to me about the premise was that the guy had to make the girls fall in love with him when they were on a violent reign of terror. This is done in the most unbelievable and terrible way since the girls are so boring and flat that attaining them doesn’t feel important at all. If you are looking for something to do with this premise then I’d recommend the short manhwa “skill of lure” since it actually uses techniques which you could see working in believable ways and actually gives you advice if you choose to follow it. This show does no such thing thus the only interesting part, since the end of the world plot line is nothing to brag about, is the comedy which is only good if you’ve not seen their jokes before.

Recommended

Date A Live 2

Shows from the same genre: Comedy, Harem,Mecha, Romance, School, Sci-fi

Shows from the same studio: AIC Plus+

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