Teaser visual released, lead staff and cast revealed
After a year of waiting, more details on the fourth season of the Date A Live TV anime have finally been revealed on a live-streamed stage at KADOKAWA Light Novel Expo 2020. Announced was a broadcast date of October, the lead cast and staff on the newest season, and a teaser visual for the anime, which is based on the popular light novel written by Koshi Tachibana and illustrated by Tsunako.
Jun Nakagawa returns to the series at GEEKTOYS after directing the Date A Bullet anime films, with Naoto Nakamura also returning as the character designer, and Go Sakabe as the music composer, who also did the music for the first three anime seasons. Fumihiko Shimo (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid) is writing the series compositions. The cast from the first three seasons returns for the fourth season of Date A Live.
The franchise is also celebrating its 10th anniversary on March 19 with various projects, which will be announced at a later date.
Ordinary high school boy Shido discovers a mysterious girl at ground zero of a recent spacequake. Shido learns, through his sister Kotori, that the girl is one of the Spirits: mystical creatures responsible for the spacequakes. Shido is recruited to help “seal” the sprits and end their threat to mankind. There’s just one catch: the only way to seal a spirit—is to make her fall in love with you.
Date A Live IV is scheduled to begin in October 2021.
Sources: Date A Live on Twitter, KADOKAWA Light Novel Expo 2020 Livestream
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