The Date A Live franchise has been with us for a long time, but it’s fair to say that the past few years have been a little quiet. Now the franchise is back with a fourth season and we are going to talk about this upcoming season and what to expect from it.
What do we know about Date A Live Season 4?
Date A Live 4 will be the fourth season of the Date A Live anime series. It is produced by Geek Toys and directed by Jun Nakagawa. Fumihiko Shimo is writing the fourth season’s scripts, with Naoto Nakamura designing the characters, and Go Sakabe returning to compose the series’ music. The opening theme is titled “OveR” performed by Miyu Tomita, and the ending theme is titled “S.O.S” performed by sweet ARMS.
The first season of Date A Live, titled Date A Live: Mayuri Judgment, aired from April 13, 2013 to September 21, 2013 and was produced by the animation studio Production IMS. The second season, titled Date A Live II: Shido Itsuka and the Netherworld, aired from April 12, 2014 to September 26, 2014. The third season, Date A Live III: Toki o Kakeru Shōjo, aired from April 11, 2015 to September 25, 2015. The fourth season of Date A Live, titled Date A Live season 4: The Absolute Team is scheduled to begin airing in April 2022.
The fourth season of the Date A Live anime has not been officially announced by the AIC Spirits company yet, but several sources, including the official Twitter account of the anime series, have tweeted several pieces of information about the upcoming season. According to the tweets, the season will be titled Date A Live IV and will be premiering in April of 2022. The season will have a total of 26 episodes, and the staff members are currently working hard on the anime.
What do we know about Date A Live series?
Date A Live is a Japanese light novel series written by Koushi Tachibana and illustrated by Tsunako. A collaboration between ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko and Satelight, the series primarily centers on an ordinary high school boy named Shido Itsuka who meets a spirit girl named “Tohka” who has been rejected by a devastated world. According to her, she is the only survivor of a demon species who are trying to destroy the world and create a “new one”, but she is unable to complete this task on her own. Itsuka promises to help Tohka achieve her goal in exchange for her agreeing to have a date with him.
Date A Live (ダイアナ・ブライド, Daiana Buraido) is a Japanese light novel series, written by Tachibana Koushi and illustrated by Tsunako. The series began in February 2011 and is published by Fujimi Shobo under their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint. As of December 2013, 14 volumes have been published. A manga adaptation by Kei Sazane began serialization in the seinen manga magazine GFantasy on December 26, 2012.
Three volumes have been released. An anime adaptation by Production I.G aired in Japan between April and September 2013. A second season, titled Date A Live II, aired between April and July 2014. The third season, Date A Live III, aired between April and June 2015.
- Who is Miyu Tomita?
Miyu Tomita (富田 美雪, Tomita Miyu?) is a Japanese seiyū and singer from Tokyo. She is affiliated with the talent agency 81 Produce. Her brother is fellow voice actor Masaki Tomita. On January 3, 2012, she joined the singing group sweet ARMS. In mid-2012, she formed a trio with fellow voice actresses Asami Seto and Kana Hanazawa. The group was named “Setohana”. The trio performed the opening theme to the anime series My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!.
- Who is sweet ARMS?
Sweet ARMS is a Japanese girl pop group that debuted with the song “S.O.S” for the anime Date A Live III. The group consists of the show’s main character, Tohka Yatogami, her male counterpart, Yoshino, and the new character, Kotori Itsuka. The group is a collaboration between the anime and the real life idol group, SWEET ARMS. SWEET ARMS is an idol group created by the multimedia project company EMT Squared, which is also in charge of the Date a Live anime.
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Date A Live Season 4 Release Date:
The fourth season of the Date A Live anime series, titled Date A Live IV, was produced by Geek Toys and directed by Jun Nakagawa. Like the rest of the series, it follows the adventures of Shido Itsuka. The season was scheduled to premiere in October 2021, but got delayed to April 2022 for “various reasons”.
Fumihiko Shimo is writing the fourth season’s scripts, with Naoto Nakamura designing the characters, and Go Sakabe returning to compose the series’ music. It will premiere in April 2022. The opening theme is titled “OveR” performed by Miyu Tomita, and the ending theme is titled “S.O.S” performed by sweet ARMS.
Date A Live Season 4 Plot:
The series takes place in the not-too-distant future. Thirty years before the show’s events, a catastrophic explosion decimates East Asia, killing around 150 million people. Scientists are perplexed by this explosion, dubbed a “spacequake.” Spacequakes are considered unexplainable natural occurrences since scientists cannot comprehend their causes.
As the years’ pass, spacequakes begin to occur more often, and the world must learn to deal with this mysterious tragedy that costs millions of people each time. The program is set in Tokyo and follows Shidou Itsuka, a high school student. Shidou lives in Tokyo with his adorable younger sister, Kotori, and attends Raizen High school while his parents are gone. Shidou’s life, however, takes an unexpected turn when a catastrophic spacequake rocks Tokyo.
When Shidou attempts to rescue his sister from the spacequake, he is trapped in the explosion and discovers a mystery female among the devastation. As it turns out, the girl is not human, but a Spirit, a very strong person from another planet whose entrance on earth causes devastation in the surrounding region, which people refer to as spacequakes.
Shidou is rescued before he can make sense of what is occurring by a fully equipped anti-Spirit unit led by his younger sister. While the squad is armed with everything required to exterminate the Spirit, Shidou’s sister informs him that there are two methods to deal with Spirits: either exterminate them or make them fall in love.
Shidou, encouraged by his sister, therefore accepts the task of attempting to make the Spirit fall in love with him by embarking on a life-threatening date. Shidou is conscripted by the anti-Spirit organization and assigned the mission of dating Spirits and keeping the earth and its human population safe as he learns the ropes of dating Spirits and making them fall in love.
Shidou unlocks an ability to “seal the Spirit’s might” as the play goes, preventing Spirits from creating spacequakes. Shidou embarks on multiple life-threatening and often humorous dates with Spirits throughout the episode to keep the earth safe.