Date A Live II Series Review


Miku is my favorite new character!

 Welcome to the final Date a live review! I hope you have fun watching my video till the end because I included something fun.


Extra Date a Live


Wooooooooooo hooooooooooooo!!


I didn’t mind evil Tohka and her outfit.


I wish she had more screen time though.


Not a bad pairing.



Time to wait for the damn Date a live movie…


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21 Responses to “Date A Live II Series Review”

  1. Di Gi Kazune says:

    Where to beging the Date-a-Rant…?

    Maybe, first, the good: The only thing that caught my attention was the catchy OP. That was about the only thing that I could give any good points for…

    Next, the amusing: Kannazuki and his M-dom. Beware the silly ones. The Date-A-Live equivalent of Jibril. And male too.

    Then… the rest. Saying it bombed is really too harsh so I will leave it as more like it was flat.

    Animation was inconsistent. The animation detail wasn’t too good particularly in the OP; I mean there’s small lettering there that people are meant to read but after Shidou’s everything became illegible. Maybe it has to do with the encoding but I did land myself a few GB raw copy and it’s the same. The nice bit I enjoyed was Arbalest vs Fraxinus.

    Character development was and perhaps the weakest point of the series. The series has already gone down the Tohka route and there is nothing anyone can do anything about. Shiori sees it more as his job to seal the other Spirits but as a relationship, is more concerned with Tohka. The BDSM sisters and Hatsune Miku are going to get the Yoshino treatment if there is a next season.

    Miku was an interesting character but not surprising considering it’s a representation of AKB48… errr.. I meant AKB48… dammit! I meant to say not. I meant not not AKB48. … … My keyboard is possessed. Miku is not supposed to be a representation of the not current Japanese idol si… @&*(&!!!

    Sorry, it appears my keyboard refuses to allow me not to not make any derogatory comments regarding the current idol scene in Japan and elsewhere. So… Miku is representing the current situation in the Japanese idol scene and elsewhere where if you want to go top, you need to do the extra service and if you don’t, well, let’s say the Rino situation of AKB48 sums it up. However, this is a better representation that some other idol shows currently airing.

    Tobiichi Origami, was poorly used and she will actually feature quite prominently later on. She is actually -bleep- and actually is -bleep- and can -bleep- that no one can -bleep-. Lack of Kotori is a disappointment. And seriously, Kurumi is a central character to the whole series. I believe she is actually the illustrator’s favourite character.

    Overall, suffers the same problem as the first season. Tries to be a harem show but doesn’t quite hit the mark. Reading the LNs and comparing it, I’d recommend the LNs. And if anyone want to unbleep the bleeps, read LN9/10. Shit hits the fan when Origami finds out that -bleep- killed her parents.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Whoaaaa nice comment buddy~

      I never really watched the OP past the first episode but I do love the OST for Date a Live! It sucks that it has to be wasted on such a meh series like this one…

      Yoshino literary sat at home watching tv the whole damn season! Seriously? I mean sure shes probably the most boring characters in Date a live but come on! Give her something to do and Tohka’s constant back and forth between goofball to serious mode annoyed me.

      Miku was alright as far as the new characters go and the twins also bring their own charms as well but overall I feel that all of the characters were kinda boring.

      So the movie should cover the rest? I am still curious as to what happens next so ill be watching.

      • Di Gi Kazune says:

        Yoshino did something: be Miku’s zombie. Which is indeed equivalent to almost doing nothing.

        Oh yeah, forgot about Mana. Shidou’s real imouto. Got *so* much screen time I forgot about her. (opens another can of sarcasm 3000).

        So the movie should cover the rest? I am still curious as to what happens next so ill be watching.

        Recap movie? Tip: Read the LNs.

  2. joe says:

    waha! I agree with Kurumi. shes just so hot and the best! >_<
    as for Miku, she did not greatly gave impact to me upon reading, I still prefer that maid twins (LoL) I love how they react to each other 😀 ufuf!

    • BlackBriar says:

      I agree with Kurumi. shes just so hot and the best!

      You’re not alone! I agree. I saw the threads for episodes 7 & 8 on MAL and fanboys were roaring left and right. There were only about two or three comments that didn’t talk about Kurumi out of the entire lot. Just goes to show how big a fanbase she has compared to the other girls. More than best girl, she’s practically the queen Spirit.

    • Di Gi Kazune says:

      She would look better with cat-ears and catpaws.

    • Foshizzel says:

      I am happy to see more Kurumi fans <3

      • BlackBriar says:

        There’s a reason Kurumi has a huge fanbase and it’s more than well deserved. She’s too damn awesome and blows the other Spirits out of the water. The Yamai twins still manage to get a good grip.

  3. Cybersteel says:

    Looks like Iris Heart <3

    • BlackBriar says:

      I can see the resemblance. Though Iris Heart was more into S&M than destruction.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Aren’t the games produced by the same people that do Neptuna and Date a live? I sort of like the Neptuna character designs <3

  4. BlackBriar says:

    How can I say this? Date A Live II was very so-so. The mood degraded a bit after a poor start off. That wasn’t so bad because it only made a few steps in its run. Kaguya and Yuzuru’s introduction went well but the story began dragging after that with more fanservice than plot which made things sour for a while until Kurumi once again became the series’ saving grace and she stole the show effortlessly. She is unquestionably the best girl hands down.

    Miku for the most part annoying, especially when she always cuts Shido off when he tries to talk to him. I mean, come on, give a person a chance to speak then you’re free to shoot them down out of disagreement. That made me less patient with her among the other Spirit encounters so she takes a back seat to the Yamai twins. Now that she’s cooled down, I may be inclined to give her a second opinion. There was definitely an improvement, though.

    So many inconsistencies with ups and downs that it’s hard for me to announce the whole run as good or bad. It was just there but wasn’t horrible so there’s no objection knowing there’s a movie on the way and the finale was open ended. Not to mention the best girl never got what she was after. I’ve seen comments with rumors about the movie covering an entire arc in one go instead of how it went with both seasons.

    Other than the fight against DEM, here are a few good reasons why Kurumi’s the best:

    She’s too seductive!! And that theme of hers that plays. HHHGGGGNNN!!

    • Foshizzel says:

      How can I say this? Date A Live II was very so-so

      amen and I agree 100% BB

      I noticed that about Miku! LOL she has a nasty habit of doing that and I was happy she got a bit better towards the end of her arc, but damn those twins were hungry for Shidou weren’t they? Sheesh!

      Those are some great Kurumi scenes <3

    • Di Gi Kazune says:

      Kurumi is very interested in dressing up Shidou. Very. Date-A-Akihabara even reinforces it.

  5. Highway says:

    I finally watched the last two episodes of this. I thought the amount of Kurumi was just fine (because I don’t like her, and don’t see what people see in her). I also thought that it was interesting to hear Minori Chihara actually voice a character, and I was surprised again that the signature of her singing voice really doesn’t come out in her speaking voice.

    I thought this season was actually better than the first, because there was so much less of the corny dating and “pick a line to say to make her happy” stuff. There’s no chance a show like this is going to be highbrow, but at least it didn’t try to do something it wasn’t. I thought it really wasn’t bad as a sequel.

    • akagami says:

      I had forgotten about those pick a line options. I didn’t really like it in the first season. The only time I’ve seen it done well was in “Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Lovecome o Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru” aka NouCome, to hilarious effect.

      Thankfully they only did it once or twice this season.

      I think Kurumi has that charm, you know where you know something is dangerous, but you still want to try it.

  6. akagami says:

    Whoa, this finished over a year ago =P

    Just recently marathoned this, and while it had its ups and downs, I enjoyed this! =)

    Although the sealing seems pretty weak, if the girls can call their spirit powers on the fly. Yoshino didn’t get a lot of screen time, but that’s ok, as she was my least favorite character. I agree with you Fosh, I would have liked to see more of Kurumi. S3 where are you!?!

    • Di Gi Kazune says:

      The series is rather weak as a show but like you said, it does have its moments. The LNs are a bit better though.

      • akagami says:

        I’ve only recently started with LNs. Picked up SAO on a whim and been enjoying it, especially Progressive (because that’s my favorite arc).

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