Date A Live

Date A Live

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Thirty years ago, the Eurasian continent was devastated by a supermassive "spatial quake"—a phenomenon involving space vibrations of unknown origin—resulting in the deaths of over 150 million people. Since then, these quakes have been plaguing the world intermittently, albeit on a lighter scale. Shidou Itsuka is a seemingly average high school student who lives with his younger sister, Kotori. When an imminent spatial quake threatens the safety of Tengu City, he rushes to save her, only to be caught in the resulting eruption. He discovers a mysterious girl at its source, who is revealed to be a "Spirit," an otherworldly entity whose appearance triggers a spatial quake. Soon after, he becomes embroiled in a skirmish between the girl and the Anti-Spirit Team, a ruthless strike force with the goal of annihilating Spirits. However, there is a third party that believes in saving the spirits: "Ratatoskr," which surprisingly is commanded by Shidou's little sister! Kotori forcibly recruits Shidou after the clash, presenting to him an alternative method of dealing with the danger posed by the Spirits—make them fall in love with him. Now, the fate of the world rests on his dating prowess, as he seeks out Spirits in order to charm them.

User Rating: 4.48 ( 4 votes)


English: Date A Live
Japanese: デート・ア・ライブ
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2013 to Jun 22, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten, AT-X, Nippon Columbia, Fujimi Shobo
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: AIC Plus+
Source: Light novel
Genres: Sci-Fi, Harem, Comedy, Romance, Mecha, School
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Keitarou Motonaga – Director
Yasunori Ebina – Sound Director
Takashi Andou – Episode Director
Shinichiro Kimura – Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Date A Live (デート・ア・ライブ)” by sweet ARMS
ED1: “Hatsukoi Winding Road” by Kayoko Tsumita, Risako Murai, Midori Tsukimiya (ep 1)
ED2: “SAVE THE WORLD” by Iori Nomizu (eps 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
ED3: “SAVE MY HEART” by Iori Nomizu (eps 3, 7, 9, 11)
ED4: “Strawberry Rain (ストロベリーレイン)” by Iori Nomizu (ep 5)

Episode List

01: April 10
02: Another Close Encounter
03: For the Sky and the Sword
04: Sullen Rain
05: Frozen Ground
06: Hot Springs of Love
07: The Visitors
08: Triple Frenzy
09: Raging Nightmare
10: Spirit Of Fire (Ifrit)
11: Countdown
12: That Which Cannot Be Forgiven



Get a girl to fall in love with you super quick. How many guys i wonder have tried to use this stuff on real girls only to be burned :)


Good, i like the way its built around both a story and humor :D


When life gives you shitty options in dealing with girls but it all somehow works out… (Kurumi is best girl.)


You must watch it.


One of those rare harems that has a fairly good unique factor. Enjoyable, but not amazing.


The girls are pretty snazzy especially clock girl but the story abit naff.




    Demon Alpha

    “When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.” – Dr Hiruluk, One Piece