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Perhaps my first encounter with the anime Date A Live was through my friend :iconvocaloidbrsfreak97:, as well as ShadowACS's Anime Analysis, so I decided to check it out through them. So what did I think of it? Well.....if someone asked me what I thought was a middle of the road anime, this is probably the first title that would come to mind.

It's got a creative intriguing premise!....but it also has ideas and concepts that a 1st Grader would frown upon....but check out that creepy spirit with that disturbing yet awesome power!....as well as some stupid wardrobe choices that mean jack to the plot....it has some some decent drama.....and comedy that's mostly eye-roll worthy to go along with it.....yeah see what I'm coming from when I call it "Middle of the Road"?

But that's not to say I found it terrible. For I do think it has some really good qualities that makes it worth one viewing experience. The idea of a future where the world gets occasional "spacial quakes" by spirits, only to have one of them stick around in it to experience the world does allow for some emotional possibilities. The character cast, while not phenomenal, is still a likable one. Shido's alright, but not the most memorable main character I've seen. Now the girls on the other hand, were more interesting. Tohka's pretty infectious when you see her marvel at the world she's experiencing for the first time, and it makes you wanna be there with her. Kotori's an interesting character to follow, (Especially with the twist involving her past, Origami could've been very unlikable if handled the wrong way, but again she has a twist that would make her sympathetic. Yoshino has a really creative character concept, Kurumi while I won't say much due to spoilers, is one of the creepiest characters I've seen in an anime. Though perhaps my favorite character's probably Renie. But mostly because she reminds me a lot of Kiyama from Railgun. Right down to having similar features and even a similar voice.

But then we get to the less-impressive aspects of the show...while the premise is pretty interesting, some ideas going a long with it are....kinda dumb. Like the fact that the leader of this peace organization was Shido's sister the whole time, and her plan to stop the spirits from causing these quakes is by dating them.....I guess there's dumber ideas out there. That and like 90% of Harem's out there, it has fan-service that of course, means jack all to the plot. Heck there's even a token beach/water park episode where the beginning's just a swimsuit contest....typical moe animes. But to it's credit, the fan-service is tame compared to Sekirei and Heaven's Lost Property.

So as a whole, this show has significant issues that keeps it great in my eyes, but it also has very good qualities that keeps it bad in my eyes as well. So if your curious, give it one sit-through, but if it hits a cord with yea like some people, than more power to ya.

Overall Rating: 6/10

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AfroOtaku917

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Hi, I'm an aspiring artist and writer. I'm hoping to start a manga-esque graphic novel series about the lives of people with Aspergers Syndrome.

Here are some 10 random facts about me.

1. I have aspergers syndrome. But don't worry, I don't use it to excuse being a jerk, which I'm usually not.
2. I have a Christian background, but I consider myself more spiritual than religious these days.
3. I don't judge people for their race, belief, sexuality, etc. Just only on their behavior.
4. One series that I'm planning on making a manga-esque comic series is centered around people with certain disorders, mainly autism. And you can find most of the characters I created in my gallery.
5. My old username was "haruhiandkanonfan917", but this was back when I was hugely obsessed with those two animes, and I wasn't really creative with usernames. Now my username is based off my hair style and my anime fandom, and the 917 is based off my birthday.
6. I have my fetishes, but they're more moderate and normal compared to ones that are just gross or obscure.
7. I also love different kinds of animation besides anime. Like hand-drawn, stop motion, computer animation and more. One other art form I love is puppetry, mainly with Jim Henson.
8. My mentality was pretty different in 2011, but nowadays I'm more calm and respectful.
9. Aside from two titles, I'm not that into modern cartoons. Mainly because they either suck or don't interest me. Or the fact I rarely watch TV these days.
10. If you wanna do an Art Trade or Request, wait till I make a journal taking them. But unless I'm going through an art block, you can ask for one anytime.

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ichigomomo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave
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Myria-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the late , thank you so much for the fav !!!
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AfroOtaku917 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015   Digital Artist
No problem. and thank YOU for the Added to my devWatch! ~! :)
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hayate-hime Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
thanks so much for the fave! it means a lot :D
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xXTheEmiSpriterXx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, the first thing that it comes in my head when requesting, IS ALWAYS "A Certain Scientific Railgun"
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AfroOtaku917 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015   Digital Artist
I can understand that. But does that mean you have another request? Because A. I think my art tablet crapped out on me and B. I feel like taking a break from requests for the time being. Because the last sleuth of them felt overwhelming for me.
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xXTheEmiSpriterXx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
A request? .................mmmmmmmmmmmmm........................................... gonna think one in the future.
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LoveParody Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fav :)
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cosmothediclonius Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
You know those discovery pictures you make? ^^ I was thinking of what would make good ideas of those kind of pictures and here are some ideas i thought up;

1.either Edward and Alphonse Elric, Kyoya Ootori or one of the Pani Poni Dash characters discovers "ASDF movie"

2.the Homestuck characters discover "Within Temptation", my favorite band ^^. If you haven't heard of Within Temptation, i recommend you go to Youtube and look up some of their music.
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AfroOtaku917 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for the ideas. I'll be sure to get them done after I get some others drawn first. :)
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