The release date for Date A Live Season 4 has been set for April 8, 2022, during the Spring anime season. A new Date A Live 4 key visual was released along with the announcement of the specific launch date. The intended release date for Date A Live IV was October 2021, during the Fall 2021 anime season.
Date A Live Season 4 has been postponed from October to 2022.
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‘Date A Live‘ is a harem science-fiction anime based on the same-named light novel series written by Koushi Tachibana and illustrated by Tsunako. The show follows Shidou Itsuka, an ordinary high schooler who is charged with saving the lives of innumerable innocent people from spatial quakes by dating ghosts that function as the catalyst for ongoing disasters.
Unfortunately, in addition to the challenge of impressing various spirits, Shidou must also be careful of the Japan Ground Self-Anti Defense’s Spirit Force, which uses harsh tactics to address the origins of the spatial quakes.
The anime began aired in 2013 and has since grown to become one of the most popular shows of the decade. Fans must be excited to discover more about the show’s forthcoming episode, as the show’s fourth instalment is ready to air. As a result, we’ve gathered all of the information you’ll need.
Release Date for ‘Date A Live IV’ Episode 1
Season 4 episode 1 of ‘Date A Live’ will premiere on April 8, 2022. It will air on AT-X, Tokyo MX, and G.B.S. in Japan at various times. Geek Toys (‘Plunderer’) is responsible for the latest instalment, which is directed by Jun Nakagawa and scripted by Fumihiko Shimo.
Character design was done by Naoto Nakamura, and the anime’s music was composed by Gou Sakabe. The opening theme music “OveR” was performed by Miyu Tomita, and the ending theme song “S.O.S.” was performed by ARMS.
‘Date A Live’ Season 4 Voice Cast
- Shido Itsuka is played by Nobunaga Shimazaki.
- Tohka Yatogami is played by Marina Inoue.
- Misuzu Togashi as Origami Tobiichi
- Ayana Taketatsu as Kotori Itsuka
- Iori Nomizu as Yoshino
- Asami Sanada as Kurumi Tokisaki
- Maaya Uchida as Kaguya Yamai
- Sarah Emi Bridcutt as Yuzuru Yamai
- Minori Chihara as Miku Izayoi
FUNimation has previously provided the English dubbing, so the English voice cast is likely to return for the Date A Live Season 4 dub. Crunchyroll is currently streaming the first three seasons and will most likely continue to do so for the fourth.
What Caused the 5 year long Gap Between Seasons?
Although the anime had already adapted around two-thirds of the accessible source material by 2014, there has been no official explanation. What is truly perplexing, though, is what happened to DAL Season 3 Episode 12, which blatantly butchered the source text.
- New trailer added on March 27, 2022.
- Exact Date A Live Season 4 release date verified by new key visual. Updated March 7, 2022: Exact Date A Live Season 4 release date confirmed by new key visual.
- Updated January 17, 2022: The release date for Date a Live Season 4 has been set for April 2022! A new trailer has been added, as well as information on the VA, OP, and ED.
- Date A Live Season 4 has been postponed till September 11, 2021!
- Date a Live Season 4 trailer was added on March 19, 2021.
- Date a Live Season 4 will be released in the fall of 2021, according to an update made on March 7, 2021.
- Added a news leak update on February 1, 2021.
- Date A Live Season 4 release date rumour was added on October 11, 2020.
- Updated on July 13, 2020: The release date for Date A Bullet has been confirmed!
- New Date A Bullet anime key visual and information as of March 20, 2020.
- Date A Live Season 4 has been confirmed on March 16, 2020.
- Updated on October 4, 2019: Added a promotional video for Date A Bullet.
- Date A Bullet anime has been confirmed as of September 23, 2019. A live-action anime project has been confirmed for Second Date.
- Updated September 17, 2019: New Date A Live anime announced! The release date for Volume 21 has been added.
Date A Live IV Trailers / Promo
Spoilers for Date A Live IV Episode 1
As previously noted, the beginning of Date A Live 4 will need to return to Volume 12. Even if the fourth season doesn’t completely retcon the previous season’s ending, it’s necessary to return to catch up on some crucial information, particularly the introduction of several main characters and antagonists.
Otherwise, Date A Live Season 4 will return to the formula of introducing new Spirits and have Shido go on a date with them to resolve their personal difficulties. Nia Honjou is the name of the ninth Spirit, although she is also known as the Second Spirit because she arrived on Earth after the First Spirit.
Nia’s Angel, or special ability, is a book named Rasiel, which provides her with only objective (not subjective) information about anything in the world. Although Nia prefers to draw manga art rather than merely explain future desired events with language, everything written in Rasiel becomes a reality.
Nia also has knowledge of the First Spirit as a result of her omniscience. Nia is able to discover the truth about her own origins thanks to Rasiel. Nia is also discouraged since she has the ability to learn everything she can about anybody she meets, including their true motives and malice.
Nia, who has lost trust in humanity, is drawn to the 2D world of manga and video games. She reintegrates into society by becoming a manga artist. Still, she also isolates herself, hiding behind a mask and preferring to treat others as if they were just NPCs in a video game.
Ellen Mira Mathers was able to capture this successful manga artist alive after DEM discovered she was a Spirit. Fans of her manga were aware of her departure, but assumed it was due to a disagreement between Nia and her editor.
Nia is being detained in a DEM facility in the Pacific Ocean named Neryl Island in Volume 12 of the series. Nia, also known as Material A, is being transported on a DEM transport and is being guarded by the new Adeptus 2 nicknamed Artemisia Bell Ashcroft.
Kurumi attempts to rescue the prisoner Material A, but Artemisia is capable of decimating most of Kurumi’s clones in only seconds. Regardless, the plane is shot down, but no one is found when Kurumi examines the debris.
Shido discovers a famished Nia lying on the side of the road just after Christmas. Dating Nia is difficult because she is a major otaku who can only fall in love in the 2D world. Shido must figure out how to make Nia fall in love with him through conventional otaku pranks.
If that wasn’t enough, DEM has the ability to cause Nia to invert and release her Demon King Beelzebub. Worse, Artemisia and the director of the DEM, Sir Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott, are poised to strike!
The events in Volumes 14 and 15 are practically out of this world. Mukuro Hoshimiya, it turns out, is a Spirit drifting around in space. Then, when a meteorite collides with Earth, the tenth Spirit is discovered.
DEM had dispatched spacecraft to recover Mukuro, but she effortlessly defeated the war machines because to her Angel Michael’s ability to lock away a target’s functions, including machinery, memories, and emotions. Mukuro may also teleport through wormholes… and drop meteorites on Earth as retribution for the attack.
Shido tries to speak with Mukuro via the phone, but she refuses him. Mukuro thinks he’s a hypocrite because he seals the Spirits, weakening them and making them more prone to DEM abduction.
Things get even worse when Westcott leads a surprise attack on the Ratatoskr, transporting Shido and the Spirit girls into a fantasy world based on fairy tales using an ability acquired from Nia. Everyone must use new fantasy forms to fight back.
Using the Sprit-powered Fraxinus EX, the conflicts finally travel to space. While Shido is eventually able to restore Mukuro’s emotions, the issue is that she is extremely devoted to her new love.
In fact, Mukuro wants Shido to vow that he would never see the other girls again, and he even erases all of the other Spirits’ memories of Shido! It doesn’t take long for emotions to boil over and some of the girls to revert to their darker selves.
Unfortunately, anime fans will have to wait until the premiere of Date A Live Season 4 to see how Shido handles these issues. Fans will hopefully not have to wait too long for Nia and Mukuro’s story arcs. Keep an eye out!
Where Can I Watch Date A Live IV Online?
Crunchyroll has all of the previous seasons of the anime available, and the fourth season is rumoured to be available there as well. Subscribers can view the show on this page. The series is also available on VRV. There are also reports that the show’s most recent instalment will be released on Funimation.
You may watch past seasons and check if Season 4 is available on funimation. While the most recent season is not available on other platforms, prior seasons are available on Hulu, Microsoft Store, iTunes, Vudu, and Amazon Prime.