There were no derp faces, the fight scenes looked crisp, the backgrounds were well done, everything about was done to a tee. You could tell the creators of DAL put a lot of effort into the art and they didn’t skip a beat. Sound - Soundtrack is another category DAL excels at.The BGM fit almost every scene and really brought the most out of each scene. her voice was great and fit the character perfectly.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... This vicious task force is locked and loaded, ready to exterminate Spirits with extreme prejudice. He discovers the one way to neutralize these Spirits peacefully: make them fall in love.It is something to be watched-- maybe enjoyed-- and then immediately forgotten (assuming the writing does not give you an aneurysm). If you are the kind of viewer that cares not for critical quality, then perhaps the girls will be enough to keep you entertained.It represents precisely why an anime cannot survive on cuteness alone. For everybody else, and especially those already revolted by the harem genre, make sure to keep a few bandages handy.Characters are rendered in a consistent manner and the colorful art design tends to make up for any imperfections that the animation occasionally has.
Drawing inspiration from the 2008 manga "Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai", Date A Live presents itself as a pseudo-parody of otaku culture. Funnily enough, this ridiculous premise is actually one of Date A Live's few redeeming points. A plot so riddled with lazy writing and insufferable cliches that the anime becomes the very thing that is parodying. The third episode contains two within minutes of each other. He doesn't need to fight or do anything remotely intelligent, because why the hell would he? Date A Live is not concerned about petty notions such as 'sense'.You might need them after hitting your head against the wall.Note: Everything in this review is my personal opinion.The OP is one of my favorite songs to date and the ED isn't half bad itself. All in all, the soundtrack as a whole was really well done and does not disappoint.Characters - You can look at the characters for DAL one of two ways."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. High school second year Shidou Itsuka lives alone with his cute little sister while their parents are away. 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.As absurd and unique this show sounds, some might think this is a recipe for a disaster, but it’s actually incredibly entertaining.The whole plot is mainly for the entertaining fight scenes, between the spirits and the anti-spirit team, and the several comedic scenes between Shidou and the several spirits that accompany him. Summary: If you think too hard on the plot aspect of DAL your brain will melt.Boobs, explosions and cute girls are a time-tested formula. If there is one that has remained true about the anime industry, it is that cheap entertainment and low-risk adaptations prevail.AIC's "Date A Live" is yet another addition to this tired trend- doing nothing interesting or even particularly well. If there is a problem, he will preach it away- almost always with a few jejune words about self-sacrifice or how his victim simply isn't happy enough.