‘Date A Live’ is a science fiction rom-com anime adapted by light novel from its name. This light novel was illustrated by Tsunako and written by Kōshi Tachibana. The light novel series ended on March 19, 2020, with 22 volumes. Meanwhile, the manga that was adapted from it, ended soon after the 4th volume. It started in 2012 however, mangaka Kakashi Oniyazyu suffered from health problems which caused the series to be canceled. When ‘Date A Live’ Season 1 came out on April 6, 2016, it quickly became popular. And then the anime was even updated for the second and third seasons. Now, anime fans are waiting for the fourth season, and rightly so, they can rejoice that the release is near.
‘Date A Live’ begins with an explosion that occurred thirty years ago, known as Spacequake. The show quickly depicts the world as one plagued by the Spirit responsible for this phenomenon. This spacequake caused a catastrophe, killing nearly 150 million people when it first hit Eurasia. But even now, nothing has changed as Spacequakes was still in progress when one hit Tokyo.
Shido Itsuka, the protagonist of the series, who lives with his sister, rushes to save him during this Spacequake, but he is caught in the middle of a catastrophe. During this time, a girl came to him who was a powerful being from another world. He is a spirit and they are the cause of the Spacequakes. Shido learned that there are two ways to stop spirits, kill them or make them love you. That in itself is a life-threatening date that will be relied on for the safety of people on Earth.
Later, he learns that his sister Kotori is a recruit of Ratatoskr, an organization that works to seal the power of spirits to save humanity. However, there is another group also known as the Anti-Spirit Team that is determined to exterminate the Spirit. Ratatoskr intended to stop the spirits but did not wish to harm them at all. Unlike them, the Anti-Spirit Team plans to exterminate the spirits from existence. The struggle between these groups becomes interesting because Shido becomes the focal point of the plot.
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Release Date Season 4 ‘Date A Live’
‘Date a Live’ Season 3 ended on March 29, 2019 with 12 episodes. As for Season 4, the anime was announced to be in production. This is once again met with another leak given by Spytrue on October 11, 2020, which claims that ‘Date A Live’ Season 4 is in production and will be released in Spring 2021. Until now, however, neither JC Staff nor other companies have any. . officially confirmed for production to take place. Therefore, the correctness of the release date cannot be ascertained. If the above leaks are deemed true for the fourth season due out in Spring 2021, the announcement will be made soon. If not, maybe it will be released at a later date later this year.
The production delay may be due to the ongoing pandemic. However, Mangaka, Kõshi Tachibana tweeted on March 16, 2020, that the main story was now complete but he refrained from giving details about the release date. Now that the lockdown is easing, it’s only a matter of time before ‘Date a Live’ returns with Season 4. The coronavirus has caused delays but we can expect ‘Date A Live’ Season 4 to be released somewhere sometime in the spring or summer of 2021.
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Preview of ‘Date A Live’ Season 4
Judging from the previous season, ‘Date A Live’ Season 4 is expected to adapt light novel volumes 13 through 15. However, they probably went over the previous volume to involve smooth storytelling. When Shido meets the 9th Spirit, Nia, he plans a way to make him fall in love with her. For this, he took her on an otaku date. But, what happened, Nia explained that she had never fallen in love with anything except 2D objects. The angel Nia is omniscient, a being who has knowledge of everything in the world from every existing and created timeline. In addition, if you look at the novel itself, Season 4 is expected to focus more on the story arc about Mukuro Hoshimiya and Nia Honjou.
The prospect of ‘Date A Live’ Season 4 was greeted and feared by fans. Initially the anime was produced by AIC Plus +, then submitted to Production IMS, and then submitted to JC Staff. So, because there is no announcement yet, fans don’t know which studio will produce this 4th season.
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