If you’re an anime fan, you’re probably familiar with the show “Date A Live.” It began as a light novel written by Koshi Tachibana and illustrated by Tsunako, who is best known for her work on PlayStation projects such as 2013’s “Date A Live: Rinne Utopia.” Additionally, the story has been adapted into five separate manga volumes, a theatrical film, a spin-off light novel, and, of course, anime.
“Date A Live,” which premiered in 2013, is set in Eurasia. Eurasia is plagued by “spatial quakes,” the first of which killed millions. Thirty years later, it is revealed that the quakes occur as a result of Spirits from another dimension entering the physical realm. Shido Itsuka, a high school student, must use his mysterious ability to seal the Spirits’ powers to put an end to these quakes. He can do so, however, only after kissing the Spirit, and he must ensure that the Spirit is in love with him.
The anime adaptation has received positive reviews, with many praising the animation, plot, action, comedy, and fan service. “11/10 Story, 11/10 Art, 11/10 Comedy, 100/10 Kurumi,” a Crunchyroll reviewer identified as KatsuiTokisaki stated. Fans are eager to see more of Shido and his adventures with the Spirits, particularly with Kurumi, who is widely regarded as the most dangerous of them all.
Everything we know about the fourth season, aptly titled “Date A Live IV,” is included below. There will be spoilers for the light novels following.
When will Date A Live Season 4 be released?
The anime’s official Twitter account announced in March that “Date A Live” will receive a fourth season. Additionally, a teaser visual featuring Shido and his Spirit (and love interest) companion, Tohka Yatogami — also known as Tenka in her Inverse form — was included in the “super important announcement.” Once translated, the Tweet confirms that the new season will premiere this October as part of the 2021 anime lineup.
Though there is no word on when the season will premiere, the news has sent countless fans into a frenzy. Additionally, it will likely be available on Crunchyroll, an anime streaming service. While much of Crunchyroll’s content is reserved for premium members only, non-premium members need not fear: “Date a Live” Seasons 1–3 (and, most likely, Season 4) are available to all anime fans looking to start or rewatch.
What can we expect from Date A Live Season 4?
Regrettably, there is no information regarding the plot of Season 4. Given that the previous seasons were based on the light novels — Season 3 animated up to Volume 13 — we can assume that the next five volumes will be adapted at the very least. For those who have read the source material, they can anticipate meeting Nia Honjou and Mukuro Hoshimiya, the ninth and tenth Spirits on whom Shido will attempt to work his charms, a struggle between Shido and Mukuro, whose possessive nature makes sealing her powers difficult, the return of the malicious Kurumi Tokisaki, who desires Shido’s mysterious abilities, and Shido’s eventual confession to his Spirits friends about his intentions.
In either case, fans who have stuck with Kshi Tachibana and Tsunako’s work, as well as those who have only watched the anime, are probably ecstatic to see what the future holds for their favorite characters.
Date A Live Season 4 has been postponed from October to 2022.
— AnimeTV チェーン (@animetv_jp) September 10, 2021
Who is in the Date A Live Season 4 cast?
It’s premature to speculate on who will be cast in the upcoming season of “Date a Life,” as new characters from the light novels may be introduced. It is safe to assume, however, that the voice actors — both Japanese and English — for the main characters, the Spirits, the members of the Spirit-resolving organization Ratatoskr, and a large number of other members of the diverse cast will reprise their roles.
This includes Nobunaga Shimazaki (Haruka in “Free: Eternal Summer”) and Josh Grelle (Fumikage in “My Hero Academia”) as Shido Itsuka; Marina Inoue (Armin in “Attack on Titan”) and Michelle Rojas (Mion and Shion in “Higurashi: When They Cry”) as Tohka and Tenka Yatogami; Ayana Taketatsu (Azusa in “K-
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