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Date a Live

Jun 6, 2013

Date A Live, a series that I never really took seriously to begin with. When it comes to harem based animes, they're either suppose to be funny, serious or romantic and Date A Live was none of that. There were no jokes to laugh at, the serious moments about Kotori and Origami's past were presented horribly and the romance was as good as a third grade stage play about Romeo and Juliet. I'll be honest, the only reason I actually decided to watch this series was because of Kurumi and Yoshino who have been added to my list of Favorite Psychopaths and Favorite Kawaii Characters.

Date A Live attempts to be serious with the whole Spirits can destroy the world and everything but having to make them fall in love with them turns the situation into a horribly done comedy. After reading the synopsis, you may think this show has to either be funny or serious with comic relief but you're incredibly wrong. The only thing that actually stuck out in this series are the character designs and the weaponry used by the spirits. Date A Live has perfect cosplay material (for females anyway). The weaponry and powers of the spirits are each incredible but sadly their handlers are not. 

The characters are each pretty damn annoying except for Yoshino who makes a great dandere and Kurumi who plays as a great villain. Maybe that's just my bias but none of the characters are very memorable. Even the cuteness value can only be extended to Yoshino. The only time I found any enjoyment while watching this series was during the fight scenes, everything else was pretty much a boring wannabe romance. 

2.5/10 story
6.5/10 animation
4/10 sound
4/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

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