A fifth season of live date The anime series was announced by the anime’s production team. The announcement comes after the 12th and final episode of the fourth season aired on June 24, 2022.
live date light novel artist Tsunako drew a commemorative illustration to celebrate the news of the fifth season announcement.
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The Fourth live date cartoon season features many returning voice cast members, including Nobunaga Shimazaki like Jido Itsuka, Marina Inoue like Tohka Yatogami, Misuzu Togashi like Origami Tobiichi, Ayana Taketatsu like Kotori Itsuka, Iori Nomizu like Yoshino Himekawa, Asami Sanada as Kurumi Tokisaki, Maya Uchida like Kaguya Yamai, Sarah Emi Bridcutt like Yuzuru Yamai, Minori Chihara like Miku Izayoi, and Ayumi Mano like Natsumi. The new voice cast members consist of Hitomi Nabatame like Nia Honjo and Akari Kageyama like Mukuro Hoshimiya.
Dating a ballit is Jun Nakagawa directs the series, taking over for Keitarou Motonaga. Other returning staff include Naoto Nakamura as a character designer, Shiori Tanaka (Dating a ball key animator) as sub-character designer, Kusanagi’s Nakata Junki as artistic director, Hitomi Ikeda as colorist, Graphicica’s Keisuke Nozawa as director of photography, and Gou Sakabe as a music composer. GEEK TOYS is in charge of the animation production for the fourth season.
Other staff include Fumihiko Shimo (Lower level character Tomozaki) as a screenwriter for series and Mika Akitaka (hit the blood) and Yasuhiro Moriki (Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway original mechanical co-designer) as mechanical designers.
The first three live date seasons aired in 2013, 2014 and 2019 respectively. The franchise also inspired a 2015 animated film and a two-part film. Dating a ball OVA spin-off series in 2020.
The original light novels were first published under Kadokawa’s Fujimi Fantasia Bunko label on March 19, 2011. The series ended on March 19, 2020 with 22 volumes in total and inspired various spin-off media, manga, and video games .
Crunchyroll streams the show outside of Japan and other Asian territories, while Bilibili streams it in Southeast Asia. Crunchyroll describes the first season of Date A Live as follows:
Shido, an ordinary high school student, discovers a mysterious girl at ground zero of a recent spacequake. Shido learns, through his sister Kotori, that the girl is one of the Spirits: mystical creatures responsible for spacequakes. Shido is recruited to help “seal” the spirits and end their threat to humanity. There’s only one catch: the only way to seal a spirit is to make it fall in love with you.
Source: Date A Live Official Twitter