The popular anime based on the well-known light novel “Date a Live” has revealed new information about its eagerly awaited fifth season. As planned, today several key details about the show’s return to television were unveiled.
As stated by the official media outlets of the anime “Date a Live”, this fifth season is scheduled to premiere in Japan during 2024. To add to the excitement, they’ve released an impressive promotional video. “Date a Live V” promises, as fans of the original novel claim, intense moments that might “hurt” the more sensitive viewers who are deeply connected to the story.
In addition to the promotional video, the official channels of “Date a Live” have announced that voice actress Aya Endou (also known for her roles as Shouko Leiri in Jujutsu Kaizen and Sword Maiden in Goblin Slayer) will voice Mio Takamiya, and they’ve even shared an image of the character:
It was also revealed that several members of the team responsible for the production of “Date a Live IV” will return for this new season: Jun Nakagawa will direct the anime, while the production will be overseen by Geek Toys. Fumihiko Shimo will handle the composition; Go Sakabe will compose the soundtrack, and Naoto Nakamura will lead the team designing the characters.
A Bit of History
“Date a Live” is a series of light novels written by Kōshi Tachibana and illustrated by Tsunako. The anime adaptation began airing on 30 March 2013 and was initially produced by AIC PLUS+.
The anime’s storyline unfolds as, 30 years prior, a strange event known as a “Spatial Earthquake” destroyed the centre of Eurasia, killing over 150 million people. Over the following 5 years, smaller “spatial earthquakes” occurred worldwide, primarily in Japan, before a 25-year period of peace.
Shido Itsuka, seemingly a regular high school student, meets a girl at the city’s epicentre after a new spatial earthquake. His sister Kotori, captain of the ship “Fraxinus”, informs him that this girl is one of the “spirits” (beings from another dimension) who, when they arrive on Earth, cause an explosion, known as a “spatial earthquake”.
Shido is recruited by his sister, who works for the group Ratotskr, as they discover he seems to possess a mysterious ability to “seal” the spirits’ powers, preventing them from becoming a threat to humanity. However, there’s a catch – to seal a spirit’s powers, Shido must date her, make her fall in love with him, and the definitive way to seal their powers is through a romantic KISS.
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