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 expects the audience to willfully ignore its poor writing, because hey-- there are cute girls to gawk at! Date A Live, in all of its wisdom, also tries to push a semi-serious 'plot' amidst its comedy. If he is hurt, he will be magically healed through some convenient plot device.
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.
You might need them after hitting your head against the wall.
Note: Everything in this review is my personal opinion.
I will try to see both sides of the fence because when i talk to people about Date A Live, they either think the show is a work of art, or they this its a complete mess.