Date a Live

TV (12 eps)
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Shido Itsuka was born in a world where widespread catastrophes of varying size called spacequakes can happen anytime and anywhere, razing everything in the vicinity. When his city's alarm forewarns one impending, the teenager races to his sister Kotori in an attempt to rescue her. But upon his arrival, the spacequake transpires in that very spot, and standing in the middle of the destruction is a beautiful sword-wielding girl. Soon after, he learns she is one of many beings called "Spirits" who cause the disasters, and charming those like her is the solution to preventing them. Effective immediately, Shido must date Spirits and make them fall in love with him, because if he cannot, mankind's destruction may very well be inevitable.

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Episode 1

(Sub) April 1x

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Episode 2

(Sub) Another Close Encounter

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Episode 3

(Sub) For the Sky and the Sword

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Episode 4

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Episode 5

(Sub) Frozen Ground

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Episode 6

(Sub) Romantic Hot Springs

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Episode 7

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Episode 8

(Sub) Triple Capriccio

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Episode 9

(Sub) Frenzied Nightmare

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Episode 10

(Sub) Flame Spirit (Ifrit)

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Episode 11

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Episode 12

(Sub) That Which Cannot Be Forgiven

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roriconfan's avatar
roriconfan May 2, 2013
Score 2/10

You thought The World God Only Knows was ridiculous? You saw nothing yet!

In a nutshell, this show is basically a parody of date sims and various other otaku culture trademarks. The very setting can best be described as a date sim version of Neon Genesis. You have the world being invaded by alien beings with angelic-themed names, a slutty imouto in the role of Gendo Ikari and the Magi computer being... read more

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ItsumoHitori Sep 11, 2014
Score 4.5/10

Minor spoilers ahead!: Story - In Date a Live, our hero Shido-kun's world is constantly threatened by dangerous spacequakes that destroy their surroundings and threaten those in the immediate vicinity. The cause of these spacequakes are "Spirits", powerful girls from another dimension. After encountering one of said Spirits, our hero Shido-kun is beamed up by an invisible aircraft and told... read more

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Date a Live: Date to Date
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  • 2013
Date a Live II
  • TV (10 eps)
  • 2014
Sequel
Date a Live: Encore OVA
  • OVA (1 ep)
  • 2014
Date a Live Movie: Mayuri Judgement
  • Movie (1 ep)
  • 2015
Date a Live III
  • TV (7+ eps)
  • 2019 - ?

Related manga

Date a Live (Light Novel)
  • Vol: 19+
  • 2011 - ?
Date a Live: Encore (Light Novel)
  • Vol: 8+
  • 2011 - ?
Date a Origami
  • Vol: 1; Ch: 15
  • 2011
Date a Live
  • Vol: 1; Ch: 6
  • 2012
Date a Party
  • Vol: 1; Ch: 7
  • 2014
Date a Live Fragments: Date a Bullet (Light Novel)
  • Vol: 4+
  • 2017 - ?

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