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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 four seasons of anime adaptions, with a fifth having been announced.




Date A Live

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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
Episode 01 April 10th Shigatsu Tōka
March 30, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
April 7, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Episode 02 Close Re-Encounter Sai-Sekkin Sōgū
April 6, 2013
Episode 03 Sword That Splits the Sky Sora Wakatsu Tsurugi
空分かつ剣 (つるぎ)
April 13, 2013
Episode 04 Unhappy Rain Fukigen na Ame
April 20, 2013
Episode 05 The Freezing Ground Itetsuku Daichi
April 27, 2013
Episode 06 Hot Springs of Love Koi-suru Onsen
May 4, 2013
Episode 07 The Visitors Raihōsha-tachi
May 11, 2013
Episode 08 Triple Frenzy Tune Sanjū Kyōsō Kyoku
May 18, 2013
Episode 09 Nightmare of Madness Kyōran no Akumu
May 25, 2013
Episode 10 Spirit of Flame (Efreet) Honō no Seirei (Ifurīto)
炎の精霊 (イフリート)
June 1, 2013
Episode 11 Countdown Kauntodaun
June 8, 2013
Episode 12 Inalienable Yuzurenai-mono
June 15, 2013
Episode 13 / OVA 1 DATE TO DATE Dēto tū Dēto December 9, 2013

Date A Live Ⅱ

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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 Amy Bridcutt will voice Kaguya and Yuzuru Yamai respectively, Chihara Minori will voice Miku Izayoi, Shizuka Ito will voice Ellen Mira Mathers, and Ryōtarō Okiayu will voice Isaac Westcott.

Taking over from AIC +, this season was produced by Production IMS. 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
Episode 1 Daily Life Deirī Raifu
April 11, 2014
Episode 2 The Children of Typhoon Gufū no Miko
April 18, 2014
Episode 3 Wish of the Two Futatsu no Negai
April 25, 2014
Episode 4 Manifestation Kengen
May 2, 2014
Episode 5 Diva Dīva
May 9, 2014
Episode 6 Girls' Music Gāruzu Myūjikku
May 16, 2014
Episode 7 The Army-Destroying Songstress Hagun Utahime
May 23, 2014
Episode 8 A Promise You Must Fulfill Hatasu-beki Yakusoku
May 30, 2014
Episode 9 Miku's Truth Miku no Shinjitsu
June 6, 2014
Episode 10 Inverse Hanten
June 13, 2014
Episode 11 / OVA 2 Kurumi Star Festival
Kurumi Sutā Fesutibaru (Ankōru)
December 9, 2014

Date A Live Ⅲ

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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
Episode 01 The Seventh Spirit Nana-banme no Seirei
January 7, 2019 (Premiere Airing)
January 11, 2019 (Scheduled Airing)
Episode 02 Can You Find Me? Watashi o Mitsukerareru?
January 18, 2019
Episode 03 You're Natsumi Natsumi wa Omae da
January 25, 2019
Episode 04 Transformation Henshin
February 1, 2019
Episode 05 Despair Comes Crashing Down Zetsubō ga Ochite-kuru
February 8, 2019
Episode 06 Crossroads Wakatareta Michi
February 15, 2019
Episode 07 The Power Given Motarasareta Chikara
February 22, 2019
Episode 08 Demon King of Descending Darkness Yami Furu Yoru no Maō
March 1, 2019
Episode 09 Five Years Ago, Tengu City! Gonen-mae, Tengu-shi!
March 8, 2019
Episode 10 Another World, Another Girl Mō-hitotsu no Sekai, Mō-hitori no Kanojo
March 15, 2019
Episode 11 The Starry Night's Angel Hoshi Furu Yoru no Tenshi
March 22, 2019
Episode 12 Make Shido Itsuka Swoon Itsuka Shidō o Kōryaku-seyo
March 29, 2019

Date A Live Ⅳ

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

No. Title Japanese Title Original airdate
Episode 1 Don't Panic. This is a Spirit Trap Awateru na. Kore wa Seirei no Wana da
April 8, 2022
Episode 2 So Be It, 2D It Is Yoroshii, Naraba Nijigen da
April 15, 2022
Episode 3 What's Yours Is Mine Kimi no Mono wa Watashi no Mono
April 22, 2022
Episode 4 The Spirit From Space Sora no Seirei
April 29, 2022
Episode 5 Fairy Tale Fearī Tēru
May 6, 2022
Episode 6 The Unlocked Heart Hirakareta Kokoro
May 13, 2022
Episode 7 The Locked Memories Tojirareta Kioku
May 20, 2022
Episode 8 The Key and The Sword Kagi to Ken
May 27, 2022
Episode 9 Nightmare's Temptation Muma no Yūwaku
June 3, 2022
Episode 10 A Maiden's Time Otome no Jikan
June 10, 2022
Episode 11 The Recent Sin Kajitsu no Zaigō
June 17, 2022
Episode 12 Samsara of Salvation Kyūsai no Rinne
June 24, 2022

Date A Live Ⅴ

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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.


At the end of season 2 of the anime, a movie was announced. During the events of Date A Fes II, it was announced that the movie was 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.


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

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