Koshi Tachibana’s Date A Live light novels are getting a new TV anime with Date a Live IV. And now, the staff have finally revealed the first Full PV for the new season. Unfortunately, the video announces that the anime will be premiering in 2022. This means that they will be delaying the series from its originally-planned October 2021 premiere.
Jun Nakagawa, who previously directed the Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet spin-off movie, will be directing the series over at GEEK TOYS. Fumiko Shimo will be in-charge of series composition, while Haifuri’s Naoto Nakamura will take over as the new character designer. Meanwhile, much of the cast will be reprising their roles. They include:
- Shidou Itsuka: Nobunaga Shimazaki
- Tohka Yatogami: Marina Inoue
- Origami Tobiichi: Misuzu Togashi
- Kotori Itsuka: Ayana Taketatsu
- Yoshino: Iori Nomizu
- Kurumi Tokisaki: Asami Sanada
- Kaguya Yamai: Maaya Uchida
- Yuzuru Yamai: Sarah Emi Bridcutt
- Miku Izayoi: Minori Chihara
- Natsumi: Ayumi Mano
The anime adapts Koushi Tachibana’s popular light novel series. Here is how MyAnimeList describes the anime’s story:
Three decades ago, more than a hundred million people fell victim to an unprecedented disaster that came to be known as a “spatial quake.” Ever since then, humanity has built countermeasures to mitigate the damage from future catastrophes such as instantaneous evacuation methods and immediate rebuilding of any architectural damage.
At present, 16-year-old Shidou Itsuka lives alone with his sister, Kotori. One day, he gets caught in a spatial quake despite preemptive warnings. Miraculously surviving the blast, he meets a mysterious girl in its wake, who he soon comes to know as a “Spirit”—supernatural beings who are the cause behind these spatial quakes. Coincidentally, he learns of the “Anti-Spirit Team,” a specialized military unit tasked with destroying these Spirits with brute force.
As if these revelations weren’t shocking enough, Shidou finds himself recruited into working for Ratatoskr, an organization dedicated to peacefully reducing the threat brought by Spirits—with his sister as its commander! As the new weapon of Ratatoskr, Shidou must nullify the Spirits’ powers to prevent them from causing more havoc. His line of attack: go on dates with them, sealing the deal with a passionate kiss.
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