Date A Live IV or Date a Live Season 4 has finally gotten a new release schedule after its delay from 2021! The new promotional video released reveals a new premiere date along with cast, music and more! Date A Live is a sci-fi romantic comedy that began as a light novel series written and illustrated by Koshi Tachibana and Tsunako.
The light novel series for the title has finished its run! It was serialized from 2011 to 2020 along with five manga adaptations that were intermittently released between 2012 and 2014. The anime adaptation has been under different Studios with the upcoming season being produced by Geek Toys.
Date a Live III is rated 7.2/10 on My Anime List!
Date A Live Season 4 Trailer
Date A Live Season 4 aka Date A Live IV has got a release window slated for April as part of the Spring 2022 anime schedule. The makers revealed to teh anime world via an action-packed trailer. Though a concrete release date has not been confirmed, one can check out the latest Date A Live Season 4 Trailer.
One can make out the new opening theme, “OveR” by Miuy Tomita. The makers have also confirmed that the ending theme will be titled “S.O.S.” with a performance from Sweet ARMS.
Also, expect surprise announcements on March 19, 2022, to commemorate Date A Live anime TV series 10th Anniversary.
What is Date A Live Season 4 About?
Everything begins when the Eurasian Continent Is devastated in a sudden series of quakes that wreak havoc untamed. This phenomenon called ‘spatial quake’ kills millions and continues to disrupt the lives of people for the next 30 years as smaller versions of it continue happening. In the present, Shido Itsuka, a regular high-school student comes across a mysterious girl at the site of a spatial quake.
He learns that his adopted sister is one of the reasons for the spatial quakes that occur when beings called Spirits manifest themselves into the real world. He learns that not only is his sister a Spirit but also girls from his class are a part of an Anti-Spirit taskforce against the organization named Ratatoskr.
Itsuka realizes that he has the power to seal them and gets recruited by an organization. The peculiar bit is that to be able to sell them, he needs to make them fall in love with him. The fate of the world has come to depend on his ability to charm these girls and keep their threat at bay.
What will be Date A Live Season 4 plot?
The adaptation problem for Date A Live continues to present itself in the anime series. The previous season did some serious cramming reducing a lot of material from the volumes into rather short episodes and jumping across volumes for the season.
Season 3 of Date A Live rushed through the Itsuka Disaster Arc which is something Season 4 will have to begin with to continue the story arcs for some important characters to appear. The Spirit Nia Honjou will be appearing as one of the main challenges to Itsuka in the upcoming season. In brief, Nia is wound up in the world of 2D fictional characters having lost her faith in humanity. It boils down to Itsuka finding a way to reach her and gain her affection to be able to solve the crisis that faces him.
With a couple of major characters missing from the anime till now, it is a bit iffy how the anime will pace itself and introduce storylines. With consistent changes in studios and relentless cramming, Date A Live does not seem to be getting the adaptation it deserves.
The opening theme of the anime season by Miyu Tomita is titled ‘OveR’ and the ending theme Sweet ARMS will be performed by S.O.S. The new Date A Live Season 4 poster is also out!
When Will Date A Live Season 4 Release?
Date A Live Season 4 has confirmed a Spring 2022 release! The anime is set to premiere in April 2022 after being delayed from October 2021 due to unnamed reasons. The announcement for the new season had originally come in 2020 but it was pushed significantly. The number of Date A Live Season 4 Episodes have not been confirmed yet but it would be fair to assume that the season like most before would span a single cour with 12-14 episodes.
Where Can You Watch Date a Live Season 4?
All the previous seasons of Date A Live have been streamed on Crunchyroll and have also received an English Dub which has been streamed on Funimation. Date a Live has previously aired on channels like Tokyo MX, SUN TV, KBS and more channels. The siring schedule for the anime will be released in the upcoming months.
The anime is also expected to be picked up by Funimation and Crunchyroll for a simulcast and an English Dub. The light novel series for the title is licensed by Yen Press for distribution in English.
Date A Live Season 4 Cast
The returning cast of the anime has been confirmed along with some changes to the lineup. The current voice cast for the anime includes:
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Shido Itsuka
- Marina Inoue as Tohka Yatogami
- Misuzu Togashi as Origami Tobiichi
- Maaya Uchida as Kaguya Yamai
- Sarah Emi Bridcutt as Yuzuru Yamai
- Ayana Taketatsu as Kotori Itsuka
- Iori Nomizu as Yoshino
- Minori Chihara as Miku Izayoi
- Asami Sanada as Kurumi Tokisaki
- Ayumi Mano as Natsumi
Geek Toys is producing Date A Live Season 4. The anime will be directed by Jun Nakagawa, Fumiko Shimo is the script supervisor, Naoto Nakamura is the character designer, and Go Sakabe is the music composer.
FAQs – Date A Live Season 4 Edition
Q. Will there be a Date A Live Season 5?
A.The Date A Live anime adaptation is paced rather haphazardly with a lot of jumping between volumes and deliberate omitting of parts would still very much lead to a Date A Live Season 5. there is enough source material from the light novels to create another season which will cover a rough 4 novels up to Volume 20.
Q. Is Date A Live Over?
A. The light novel series has come to an end. Date A Live Light Novels had a run from March 2011 to March 2022 and ended with 22 volumes. That said, the anime adaptation is yet to come to a close. There is still room for a fifth season of the anime along with a movie if the production studio so chooses. So to answer ‘Is Date A Live Season 4 the last season?’, it’s definitely a no.
Q. Is Date A Bullet a part of Date a Live?
A. Date a Bullet is a spinoff series of Date a Live with the same creators – Koshi Tachibana and Tsunako. The series is actually titled Date A Live Fragment: Date A Bullet. The light novel series for it is currently ongoing and the title has two anime films made based on it.
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