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Date A Live (デート・ア・ライブ, Dēto A Raibu?) is the anime adaptation of the Japanese light novel series of the same name, Date A Live. Currently, the series has had five seasons of anime adaptions. The series can be watched on Crunchyroll, Apple TV, Tubi, and Prime Video.

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Supporting

Date A Live[]

Season 1

The first anime adaption. It is directed by Keitaro Motonaga and produced by AIC PLUS+. It began streaming on Niconico on March 31 and started being broadcasted on TV on April 6, 2013. The opening theme is titled Date A Live sung by Sweet ARMS, a group consisting Iori Nomizu, Misuzu Togashi, Misato & Kaori Sadohara. The ending theme for episode 1 is titled "Hatsukoi Winding Road" sung by Ririko (voiced by Kayoko Tsumita), childhood friend (voiced by Risako Murai), and upperclassman (voiced by Midori Tsukimiya), the characters from Date A Live's in-universe galge, Fall in Love: My Little Seed. For episode 2 and 3 and onwards, the ending theme is sung by Iori Nomizu titled "Save The World" and "Save My Heart" respectively.

The OVA of the anime's first season is released along with Light Novel Volume 9.

No. Title Japanese Title Original airdate
April 10th Shigatsu Tōka
四月十日
March 30, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
April 6, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Close Reencounter Sai-Sekkin Sōgū
再接近遭遇
April 6, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
April 13, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Sword that Splits the Sky Sora Wakatsu Tsurugi
空分かつ剣 (つるぎ)
April 13, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
April 20, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Unhappy Rain Fukigen na Ame
不機嫌な雨
April 20, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
April 27, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Frozen Field Itetsuku Daichi
凍て付く大地
April 27, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
May 4, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Hot Springs of Love Koi-suru Onsen
恋する温泉
May 4, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
May 11, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
The Visitors Raihōsha-tachi
来訪者達
May 11, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
May 18, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Triple Frenzy Tune Sanjū Kyōsō Kyoku
三重狂騒曲
May 18, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
May 25, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Nightmare of Madness Kyōran no Akumu
狂乱の悪夢
May 25, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
June 1, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Spirit of Flame (Efreet) Honō no Seirei (Ifurīto)
炎の精霊 (イフリート)
June 1, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
June 8, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Countdown Kauntodaun
カウントダウン
June 8, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
June 15, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Inalienable Yuzurenai-mono
譲れないもの
June 15, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
June 22, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
DATE TO DATE Dēto tū Dēto December 9, 2013

Date A Live Ⅱ[]

Season 2

The second season of the anime, titled as "Date A Live Ⅱ" or "Date A Live 2", was announced after the end of the first season, where a short teaser trailer was showed the Yamai sisters, Miku, Ellen, Westcott, Shido with Sandalphon, and Tohka in her inverse form.

During the DATE A Fes event on October 6, 2013, new voice actors were announced: Maaya Uchida and Sara Emi Bridcutt will voice Kaguya and Yuzuru Yamai respectively, Chihara Minori will voice Miku Izayoi, Shizuka Itō will voice Ellen Mira Mathers, and Ryōtarō Okiayu will voice Isaac Westcott.

Taking over from AIC +, this season was produced by Production IMS, which was made up of most of the staff in charge of season 1. It was directed by Keitaro Motonaga, who also directed the anime's first season. The season started airing on April 11th 2014 and finished on June 13, 2014 with 10 episodes. The opening for the second season is "Trust in you", sung by sweet ARMS, and the ending is "Day to Story", sung by Kaori Sadohara.

The OVA of the anime's second season is released along with the limited edition copy of Encore 3.

No. Title Japanese Title Original airdate
Daily Life Deirī Raifu
デイリー・ライフ
April 11, 2014
The Children of Typhoon Gufū no Miko
颶風ぐふうの御子
April 18, 2014
Wish of the Two Futatsu no Negai
ふたつの願い
April 25, 2014
Manifestation Kengen
顕現
May 2, 2014
Diva Dīva
ディーヴァ
May 9, 2014
Girls' Music Gāruzu Myūjikku
ガールズ・ミュージック
May 16, 2014
The Army-Destroying Songstress Hagun Utahime
破軍歌姫
May 23, 2014
A Promise You Must Fulfill Hatasu-beki Yakusoku
果たすべき約束
May 30, 2014
Miku's Truth Miku no Shinjitsu
美九の真実
June 6, 2014
Inverse Hanten
反転
June 13, 2014
Kurumi Star Festival
(Encore)
Kurumi Sutā Fesutibaru (Ankōru)
狂三スターフェスティバル
(アンコール)
December 9, 2014

Date A Live Ⅲ[]

Season 3

A third season of the anime titled as "Date A Live Ⅲ" or "Date A Live 3", was produced by JC Staff and started airing on January 11th 2019. The opening for the third season is "I Swear", sung by sweet ARMS, and the ending is "Last Promise", sung by Eri Yamazaki.

No. Title Japanese Title Original airdate
The Seventh Spirit Nana-banme no Seirei
七番目の精霊
January 7, 2019 (Premiere Airing)
January 11, 2019 (Scheduled Airing)
Can You Find Me? Watashi o Mitsukerareru?
私を見つけられる?
January 18, 2019
You're Natsumi Natsumi wa Omae da
七罪はおまえだ
January 25, 2019
Transformation Henshin
変身
February 1, 2019
Despair Comes Crashing Down Zetsubō ga Ochite-kuru
絶望が落ちてくる
February 8, 2019
Crossroads Wakatareta Michi
分かたれた道
February 15, 2019
The Power Given Motarasareta Chikara
もたらされた力
February 22, 2019
Demon King of Descending Darkness Yami Furu Yoru no Maō
闇降る夜の魔王
March 1, 2019
Five Years Ago, Tengu City! Gonen-mae, Tengu-shi!
五年前、天狗市!
March 8, 2019
Another World, Another Girl Mō-hitotsu no Sekai, Mō-hitori no Kanojo
もうひとつの世界、もうひとりの彼女
March 15, 2019
The Starry Night's Angel Hoshi Furu Yoru no Tenshi
星降る夜の天使
March 22, 2019
Make Shido Itsuka Swoon Itsuka Shidō o Kōryaku-seyo
五河士道を攻略せよ
March 29, 2019

Date A Live Ⅳ[]

Season 4

A fourth season of the anime titled as "Date A Live IV", or "Date A Live 4", was be produced by Geek Toys and was scheduled to air on October 2021, but was then delayed to April 8th 2022, and finished airing on June 24th, 2022. Unlike previous seasons, it was directed by Jun Nakagawa and written by Fumihiko Shimo. Miyu Tomita performed the opening theme song "OveR," and sweet ARMS sung the ending theme song "S.O.S".

No. Title Japanese Title Original airdate
Don't Panic. This is a Spirit Trap Awateru na. Kore wa Seirei no Wana da
あわてるな。これは精霊の罠だ
April 8, 2022
So Be It, 2D It Is Yoroshii, Naraba Nijigen da
よろしい、ならば二次元だ
April 15, 2022
What's Yours Is Mine Kimi no Mono wa Watashi no Mono
君のものは私のもの
April 22, 2022
The Spirit From Space Sora no Seirei
そらの精霊
April 29, 2022
Fairy Tale Fearī Tēru
フェアリー・テール
May 6, 2022
The Unlocked Heart Hirakareta Kokoro
開かれた心
May 13, 2022
The Locked Memories Tojirareta Kioku
閉じられた記憶
May 20, 2022
The Key and The Sword Kagi to Ken
鍵と剣
May 27, 2022
Nightmare's Temptation Muma no Yūwaku
夢魔の誘惑
June 3, 2022
A Maiden's Time Otome no Jikan
乙女の時間
June 10, 2022
The Recent Sin Kajitsu no Zaigō
過日の罪業
June 17, 2022
Samsara of Salvation Kyūsai no Rinne
救済の輪廻
June 24, 2022

Date A Live Ⅴ[]

Date A Live V

A fifth season of the anime titled as "Date A Live V", or "Date A Live 5", was announced after the last episode of season 4 finished airing. The first PV promoting the new season aired on April 5, 2023. Geek Toys is returning from the previous season as the studio animating the fifth season. On February 15th, 2024, a new trailer was released announcing the season’s airing in April 2024, as well as announcing that the opening song will be Paradoxes by Miyu Tomita and Hitohira by sweet ARMS.

No. Title Japanese Title Original airdate
The Signal Outbreak of War Kaisen no Noroshi
開戦の狼煙
April 10, 2024
Final Rest Saigo no Kyūsoku
最後の休息
April 17, 2024
The Spirit's Revival Seirei no Fukkatsu
精霊の復活
April 24, 2024
The Spirit of Origin Shigen no Seirei
始原の精霊
May 1, 2024
Mother Zero Hahanaru Zero
母なるゼロ
May 8, 2024
The Three Magus Sannin no Majutsu-shi
三人の魔術師
May 15, 2024
The World Tree Sheds Its Leaves Seikaiju wa Rakuyōshi
世界樹は落葉し
May 22, 2024
Fingers Hanging Over the Trigger Hikigane ni Yubi o Kaketa no wa
引き金に指を掛けたのは
May 29, 2024
“Second” Date Futatabime” no Dēto
『二度目』のデート
June 5, 2024
A Battlefield that Should be Impossible Arienai hazu no Senjō
あり得ないはずの戦場
June 12, 2024
Temporary Paradise Karisome no Rakuen
仮初めの楽園
June 19, 2024
And Her Choice Is Soshite Kanojo ga Erabu no wa
そして彼女が選ぶのは
June 26, 2024

Movie[]

At the end of Date A Live Ⅱ, a movie was announced. During the events of Date A Fes II, the movie was slated to be released during Summer 2015 and was titled Date A Live: Mayuri Judgement.

The movie has been released in a number of countries, with the Blu-ray and DVD released on February 26, 2016.

Trivia[]

  • The series had a stream on Niconico prior to the TV broadcast for Season 1.
  • Unlike the previous three seasons, Date a Live IV and V does not have its opening sung by sweet ARMS.

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