DATE A LIVE Episode 3


My name is Eva, I've been watching Anime since 2003, and I became a fan later in 2005. I am a passionate writer, so it's a wonderful experience and incredibly thrilling to blog reviews/critics and just express myself about the series.

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5 Responses

  1. raneem says:

    well, I know the episode was really weird and confusing.. but I guess it was kinda funny at the beginning in their date..
    and somehow it felt like the last episode, as he dies, wake up again, and then kiss.. what may possibly happen at the next episodes..?

  2. John Smith says:

    …The light-novel does a better job of explaining what’s happening.

    • Eva says:

      I’m sure it does. TTwTT It’s a pity the anime couldn’t explain it well, hopefully it will be cleared up in the future.

  3. Wanderer says:

    You seem confused about something. Kotori does not appear to be part of the same organization that Origami works for. That seemed pretty obvious to me already, given their radically different approaches to the Spirits, but perhaps it needs to be stated. Kotori has no authority over the AST, has no connection to Origami’s attempts to kill Tohka, and any interference she can manage is quite likely illegal, on top of all that.

    Second, I don’t know what the translations you watched said, but the only time Kotori even mentioned killing spirits in this episode was after Tohka went on a rampage and Kotori said “we can’t afford to kill our princess just yet.” That doesn’t mean “we’re going to kill her later,” that means “we need her for something, but if someone doesn’t stop her we might HAVE to kill her to stop her from destroying the world, so we’d better fix this quickly.”

    Third, Shido getting revived is SUPPOSED to be a mystery. You’ll note NO ONE except Kotori expected it to happen, not Tohka, not Origami, not even Kotori’s command staff. Only Kotori knew that it would happen. There is obviously something special about him, but we aren’t supposed to know what yet, because it’s probably plot-related. They aren’t going to give you all the answers right away.

    • Eva says:

      Yeah that’s one thing that I haven’t been able to completely grasp whether they are from the same organization. You’re right about the obvious signs with their different approaches, but it would be great if they can clarify it. I had the same line “We can’t afford to kill our princess just yet.” I suppose it is all up to interpretations and given circumstances (especially if Kotori were to be connected with them), but I do agree on your point as well.

      LOL I know they aren’t going to give me answers right away (otherwise it wouldn’t be interesting right?), all I hope is that everything has a solid meaning and isn’t just on the whim (these kinds of things do happen- and it’s annoying as hell), and when they DO explain it, it better be explained well because as John pointed out, the LN did a better job explaining what was going on within this episode.