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'Date A Live IV' Reveals Additional Staff, Postponed Broadcast

by Aidan
Sep 10, 3:59 PM | 14 Comments
The official website of the Date A Live anime series revealed additional staff and the first promotional video for the fourth anime season on Friday. The new season, originally scheduled to broadcast in Fall 2021, will now air in 2022.

Staff
Sub-character Design: Shiori Tanaka (Enen no Shouboutai: Ni no Shou animation director)
Mechanical Design: Mika Akitaka (Strike the Blood), Yasuhiro Moriki (Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash)
Art Director: Junki Nakata (Persona 5 the Animation TV Specials episode art director)
Color Design: Hitomi Ikeda (Plunderer)
Director of Photography: Keisuke Nozawa (Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song)
CG Director: Kenichi Shirai (Uchuu Senkan Tiramisu)
Special Effects, 2D Works: Noriko Mashiko (Strike Witches)
Editing: Masato Yoshitake (SSSS.Gridman)
Sound Director: Yasunori Ebina (Katanagatari)
Music Production: Nippon Columbia

Jun Nakagawa (Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet) is helming the anime at GEEK TOYS. Fumihiko Shimo (Musaigen no Phantom World) is handling the series composition, and Naoto Nakamura (Egao no Daika) is designing the characters. Gou Sakabe (Date A Live) is composing the music.

Date A Live adapts Koushi Tachibana's sci-fi romance light novel, which he launched under the Fujimi Fantasia Bunko label in March 2011 with illustrations by Tsunako. Kadokawa published the 22nd and final volume last March.

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

PV


Source: animate Times

14 Comments Recent Comments

i especially went to binge the whole franchise just to watch dal 4 next season lol.........

Sep 15, 12:00 AM by E-cat

No matter how long it takes, i'm gonna wait for this ._.

Sep 11, 1:05 PM by NiaAlexandria

MegamiRem said:
And I was really looking forward to this too but on the plus side, the production of s4 is looking great.

I had yet to check the PV, damm, it is really looking sweet, at least a noticeable improvement from S3.

Gotta say I wish Origami arc had this kind of animation to it...

Sep 11, 1:04 PM by Playcool

A shame we gotta wait until 2022, but I was very impressed with the PV. DAL is in good hands and I'm glad they did it justice compared to S3. Can't wait for it

Sep 11, 10:08 AM by Fabricals

Darn it! I was really looking forward to this! Oh, well, as long as the show is good, the studio can take as many time as it needs.

Sep 11, 7:56 AM by HeroVladimir93

Shame on the delay, but at least the PV already looks better than the whole of S3 did. I rather that they take their time, instead of giving us disappointing quality again.

Sep 11, 7:01 AM by CeddyyBearr

First it was Shield Hero, now this.

Sep 11, 5:46 AM by Gavoca

As if this has any impact of Fall 2021 being amazing.

Sep 11, 5:19 AM by Etherius_ZS

It's funny to remember that once upon a time this franchise was just a silly sci-fi harem with no big ambitions.

Sep 11, 12:45 AM by RobertBobert

And I was really looking forward to this too but on the plus side, the production of s4 is looking great.

Sep 10, 10:45 PM by MegamiRem

The good thing is that we have more time to read the novels.
Mukuro is so cute on this PV omg

Sep 10, 5:46 PM by niko_sb

crap, I was waiting for this, well, can't do anything but wait for 2022

Sep 10, 4:48 PM by Catalano

Well said, at least no more waiting for updates and I understand the COVID-19 situation which is affecting the workforce which is why it's postponed.

2021 has been a shit year for anime, and the fact that I dropped anime which are Jaku-chara Tomozaki, Ex-Arm and Fruits Basket The Final, I mean they're just terrible to be honest.

Onto 2022, and let's see what happens from there.

Sep 10, 4:44 PM by SC__Anderson

Fall has been ruined.

But hey that PV looked very good.

Sep 10, 4:32 PM by Clobbopus

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