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New 'Date A Live' Anime Project in Progress [Update 9/23]

by Vindstot
Sep 17, 9:18 AM | 45 Comments
The official website of Date A Live announced a new anime for the series on Wednesday. The November 2019 issue of Dragon Magazine (pictured) will publish a special feature on the series on Friday.

Synopsis
Thirty years ago, the Eurasian continent was devastated by a supermassive "spatial quake"—a phenomenon involving space vibrations of unknown origin—resulting in the deaths of over 150 million people. Since then, these quakes have been plaguing the world intermittently, albeit on a lighter scale.

Shidou Itsuka is a seemingly average high school student who lives with his younger sister, Kotori. When an imminent spatial quake threatens the safety of Tengu City, he rushes to save her, only to be caught in the resulting eruption. He discovers a mysterious girl at its source, who is revealed to be a "Spirit," an otherworldly entity whose appearance triggers a spatial quake. Soon after, he becomes embroiled in a skirmish between the girl and the Anti-Spirit Team, a ruthless strike force with the goal of annihilating Spirits.

However, there is a third party that believes in saving the spirits: "Ratatoskr," which surprisingly is commanded by Shidou's little sister! Kotori forcibly recruits Shidou after the clash, presenting to him an alternative method of dealing with the danger posed by the Spirits—make them fall in love with him. Now, the fate of the world rests on his dating prowess, as he seeks out Spirits in order to charm them. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Koushi Tachibana, featuring illustrations by Tsunako, launched the sci-fi romance light novel in March 2011. Fujimi Shobo published the 20th volume on March 20, and plans to publish the 21st volume on October 19. Date A Live has a cumulative 6 million copies of its volumes in print.

AIC Plus+ produced the first anime season in Spring 2013. The second season by Production IMS aired in 10 episodes the following Spring. The Date A Live: Mayuri Judgment anime film opened in Japan in August 2015. Date A Live III, the third and latest season produced by J.C.Staff, premiered in Winter 2019.

Funimation licensed the anime series in North America and shipped the first two seasons on Blu-ray and DVD in June 2014 and March 2016, respectively.

The Fantasia Bunko Dai Kanshasai 2019 event will host a special stage for the anime series on October 20. Voice actresses Marina Inoue, Misuzu Togashi, and Ayumi Mano will attend the stage.

Source: LN News


Update September 23


Publishing company Kadokawa announced an anime adaptation of Yuichiro Higashide and NOCO's Date A Live Fragments: Date A Bullet spin-off light novel on Monday.

Synopsis
This is the story of Tokisaki Kurumi that shouldn't have been told——

The amnesiac young girl, Empty, who woke up in the neighboring world encounters Tokisaki Kurumi. Led by her, the place she arrived at was the school's classroom. In order to kill each other, the girls known as semi-Spirits gathered. Now then——Let's begin our battle (date). (Source: Date A Live Wiki)

The spin-off novel centering on the Kurumi has been published by Fujimi Shobo since March 2017. The fifth volume went on sale on March 20.

Official site: http://date-a-bullet.com/

Source: Moca News

Date A Bullet on MAL

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Oct 16, 5:42 AM by Asphroxia

Still contemplating on whether to watch the third season knowing that J.C.Staff handled it poorly, but I'll be damned if I skip the Kurumi spin-off. The animation could be PowerPoint-level and I'd still watch it.

Oct 15, 10:47 AM by Skittles

FEED ME MORE KURUMI!

Oct 14, 10:42 AM by IlkeKurtlutepe

Momomomonga said:
And that's what I call shit taste. Season 3 was the worst, animation wise and story wise. It's a totally butchered adaptation.


I see. I’m aware of both those points and yet I enjoyed the season most, you’re free to make of it however you will.

Oct 13, 3:36 AM by _MushiRock11_

_MushiRock11_ said:
Sadly, I haven't found this series to be very entertaining but Season 3 in my opinion was the best so here's to hoping they'll be able to keep the momentum and deliver!
And that's what I call shit taste. Season 3 was the worst, animation wise and story wise. It's a totally butchered adaptation.

Oct 13, 3:28 AM by Momomomonga

I like the live data series, it would be great to see season 4.

Oct 6, 12:07 PM by COSMAX220

Special PV Commemorating Date A Bullet getting anime adaptation.
https://moca-news.net/article/20191004/2019100415310a_/01/

Oct 3, 11:46 PM by tsubasalover

No staff announced, huh? Well, from what I've heard and seen, season 3 was quite a mess. IIRC a fair number of episodes were outsourced to Kadokawa's own animation studio ENGI, so maybe they will take over from here.

Sep 26, 5:10 PM by MaceChan

Best thing I've heard today. I've been waiting for this for so long

Sep 25, 9:15 AM by Agamenon

AP24 said:
https://twitter.com/KoshiTachibana/status/1176113934262128645

We're getting both Date A Bullet and new Date A Live season


Hopefully the 4th season will be good and not handled by JC Staff.

Sep 23, 9:46 AM by Hoppy

https://twitter.com/KoshiTachibana/status/1176113934262128645

We're getting both Date A Bullet and new Date A Live season

Sep 23, 9:43 AM by AP24

News Update


Publishing company Kadokawa announced an anime adaptation of Yuichiro Higashide and NOCO's Date A Live Fragments: Date A Bullet spin-off light novel on Monday.

Synopsis
This is the story of Tokisaki Kurumi that shouldn't have been told——

The amnesiac young girl, Empty, who woke up in the neighboring world encounters Tokisaki Kurumi. Led by her, the place she arrived at was the school's classroom. In order to kill each other, the girls known as semi-Spirits gathered. Now then——Let's begin our battle (date). (Source: Date A Live Wiki)

The spin-off novel centering on the Kurumi has been published by Fujimi Shobo since March 2017. The fifth volume went on sale on March 20.

Official site: http://date-a-bullet.com/

Source: Moca News

Sep 23, 7:37 AM by Vindstot

Minus JC staffs Horrible adaption and the epiosde 12 I preferred the 2nd half and how it goes full circle with the series in universe version of time travel and how orgami knew shido at the start but he didn't know who she was and who killed her parents etc as well as getting more on phantom and of course kurumi

Sep 23, 6:03 AM by Mattinator95

A few years ago, I would have been salty that this keeps getting new anime...but now that the Raildex verse is finally back, I'm satisfied.

Sep 19, 4:53 PM by malvarez1

Still have Vietnam flashbacks from the last episode butchering an entire volume.

Also, bad animation in most episodes. Miku did not even resembled herself in episode 1, ugh...


Just bankrupt already, JC Staff. Index III, OPM II, DaL III, you unlearned how to make animation and adaptation...

Sep 19, 2:42 PM by Fabris

Finally i love this anime
as lone as that bitch origami is gone

Sep 18, 7:17 PM by Johnchan12

TrashyClassy said:
More Natsumi! Yay!

Tropisch said:

Don't get the Western version, Sony censored and removed some of the CG's.


Is the Steam version censored then?

No, the Steam version is unmodified.

Sep 18, 6:32 PM by Tropisch

MrAwesome2018 said:
I think it might be a new movie.

Hope you are wrong, I wanna see Nia and Mushi-sama adapted.
Besides, we really need to reach those Kurumi later arcs cuz that is the real deal, that said Origami's was also the real deal, yet JCStaff fucked like that, lets hope it is not them, or if it is, that it gets a proper production schedule for this one.

Sep 18, 1:59 PM by Playcool

I think it might be a new movie.

Sep 18, 8:23 AM by MrAwesome2018

I've seen the announcement yesterday and i hope it is a 4th season, because the story will be entering more important territory during Nia's arc and possibly Mukuro's. I still wanted to see a re-adaptation of the Itsuka Disaster volume because many important details were left out in the dust. The announcement of the studio will reveal my happiness or my sadness. Because what comes next MUST NOT BE BUTCHERED, AT ALL.

Sep 18, 7:13 AM by WaterLord