Date A Live (デート・ア・ライブ Dēto A Raibu) is an ongoing Japanese light novel series written by Kōshi Tachibana and illustrated by Tsunako that is published by Fujimi Shobo under their Fujumi Fantasia Bunko label since March 2011. Currently, a total of 17 main-series, 2 spin-off and 10 side-story volumes have been released.
The light novel series has been adapted into a animated television series, two games, and three mangas.
For more information about the series, see Date A Live Wiki.
Thirty years ago a strange phenomenon called a "spacequake" devastated the center of Eurasia, claiming the lives of at least 150 million people. Since then, smaller spacequakes plague the world on an irregular basis. Shido Itsuka, a seemingly ordinary high schooler comes across a mysterious girl at the ground zero of a spacequake and learns from his sister Kotori she is one of the "Spirits" who are the real cause of the spacequakes that occur when they manifest themselves in the world. He also learns that Kotori is the commander of the airship Fraxinus, crewed by the organization Ratatoskr, and is recruited to make use of his mysterious ability to seal the Spirits' powers thus stopping them from being a threat to mankind. However, there is a catch: to seal a Spirit's power, he must make her fall in love with him and kiss him.
Power of the Verse
For a harem series, this verse is actually quite strong, with top tiers reaching City level in sheer power. There are also abilities like Elemental Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Regeneration, Mind Control etc... As the plot progresses, more bizarre powers have been revealed, such as Reality Warping, Nigh-Omniscience and Immortality.
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