If you are an anime fan, you may have heard of the “Date A Live” series. It debuted as a light novel written by Kōshi Tachibana and illustrated by Tsunako, who is known for designing video games for various PlayStation projects, most notably 2013’s “Date A Live: Rinne Utopia.” Fans have also seen the story told in five manga adaptations, a movie, a spinoff light novel, and of course the anime.
First broadcast in 2013, “Date A Live” takes place in Eurasia. Eurasia suffers from “space earthquakes”, the first of which has killed millions of people. Thirty years later, it is revealed that earthquakes occur when spirits from another dimension enter the real world. To stop these earthquakes, the high school student Shido Itsuka must use his mysterious ability to seal the powers of the spirits. However, he can only do this by embracing the spirit, and he must make sure that the spirit is in love with him.
The anime adaptation was well received, with much praise for the animation, plot, action, comedy, and fan service on offer. “11/10 story, 11/10 art, 11/10 comedy, 100/10 Kurumi,” said a reviewer by the name of KatsuiTokisaki on the Crunchyroll website. It’s clear that fans are ready to see more of Shido and his adventures with the spirits, especially Kurumi, known to be the most dangerous of all.
Here’s everything we know about season four, aptly titled “Date A Live IV.” Spoilers for upcoming light novels.
What is the release date of Date A Live season 4?
In March, the anime’s official Twitter account revealed that “Date A Live” will have a fourth season. This “super important announcement” was accompanied by a visual preview featuring Shido and his spiritual partner (and lover), Tohka Yatogami, also known as Tenka in his inverted form. Once translated, the tweet confirms that the new season will begin airing during the 2021 anime lineup next October.
While there is no indication of when exactly the season will air, the news hasn’t stopped countless fans from shivering with excitement. It’s also likely available on Crunchyroll’s anime streaming site. While much of the content on Crunchyroll is for premium members only, non-premium members don’t have to worry: “Date a Live” seasons 1-3 (and surely season 4) are available to all anime fans who want to start or review the series.
What will happen in season 4 of Date A Live?
Unfortunately, there is no information on the plot of season 4. However, since the previous seasons are based on light novels, season 3 was animated until volume 13, we can assume that at least the next five volumes will be adapted. . Those who have read the source material can expect to meet Nia Honjou and Mukuro Hoshimiya, the ninth and tenth spirits that Shido will try to exert his charm on, to witness a fight between Shido and Mukuro, whose possessive nature makes it difficult. of his powers, the return of the mischievous Kurumi Tokisaki, who desires Shido’s mysterious abilities, and Shido’s final confession to his fellow spirits about his intentions.