New Date A Live Anime Announced

Koushi Tachibana, the creator and writer of the Date A Live light novels, has announced on Twitter that a brand new anime based on the series is in production. Other than a teaser visual, not much else was revealed, including whether it would be a third season.


The most recent anime iteration of the series is the 2015 original anime film Date A Live Movie: Mayuri Judgment.

The main cast of the movie, and previous anime seasons, includes:

  • Nobunaga Shimazaki (Haruka Nanase in Free!) returns to voice Shido Itsuki


  • Marina Inoue (Laura Bodewig in IS: Infinite Stratos) is voicing as Tohka Yatogami



  • Misuzu Togashi (Yukiteru Amano from Mirai Nikki) voices Origami Tobiichi



  • Ayana Taketatsu (Suguha Kirigaya from Sword Art Online) will be voicing Kotori Itsuka



  • Iori Nomizu (Haruna in Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?) as Yoshino



  • Asami Sanada (Sawako Yamanaka from K-ON!) voices as Kurumi Tokisaki



  • Maaya Uchida (Rikka Takanashi from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) voices Kaguya Yamai



And the staff of the movie consists of:

  • Director: Keitaro Motonaga (Date A Live, School Days)
  • Screenplay Writer: Hideki Shirane (Date A Live, Shakugan no Shana)
  • Chief Animation Director and Anime Character Designer: Koji Watanabe (Date A Live II, Blue Gender)
  • Anime Character Designer: Satoshi Ishino (Date A Live, Captain Earth)
  • Animation Production: Production IMS (Date A Live II, Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu)

Date A Live is a mecha, romantic comedy light novel series written by Koushi Tachibana and illustrated by Tsunako, who also worked on the art of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series. The light novels began in March 2011 and published by Fujimi Shobo in their Dragon Magazine where a total of 17 volumes have been published to date. The series had a manga spin-off series that ran from March 2012 to late 2013 by Fujimi Shobo. The series received an anime adaptation that first aired in March 2013 by studio AIC PLUS+ (GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class, Super Seisyun Brothers), directed by Keitaro Motonaga (School DaysJormungand). A second season of the anime was produced in April 2014 by Production IMS (Shinmai Maou no Testament, Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu). A total of 2 video games have been adapted for the PlayStation 3 that released 2013 and in Summer 2014. A sequel film titled Date A Live: Mayuri Judgement released in Summer 2015.

Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:

Itsuka Shido is a high school boy. On the last day of the spring holidays, an explosion destroys the town and a girl in armor appears in front of him. Shido’s sister-in-law, Kotori, tells him that the girl is called “Special Disasterous Designated Creature: Spirit”, which causes a timespace quake. Kotori disclosed that she is the commander of the anti-spirit organization Ratatosk and orders him to go out on a date with the spirit girl. Kotori says, “I don’t ask you to beat the spirit. Just let her fall in love with you and save the world.”


A brand new Date A Live has been announced and is in production. Details about the new adaptation, including whether its third season, OVA or movie, will be revealed at a later date.

You can visit the anime’s website here:
And follow their Twitter for more announcements: @date_a_info

Source Article - @KoshiTachibana
Source Article - Date A Live Anime Website

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