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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 three seasons of anime adaption.

Date A Live

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 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
四月十日
March 30, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
April 7, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Episode 02 Close Re-Encounter Sai-Sekkin Sōgū
再接近遭遇
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
不機嫌な雨
April 20, 2013
Episode 05 The Freezing Ground Itetsuku Daichi
凍て付く大地
April 27, 2013
Episode 06 Hot Springs of Love Koi-suru Onsen
恋する温泉
May 4, 2013
Episode 07 The Visitors Raihōsha-tachi
来訪者達
May 11, 2013
Episode 08 Triple Frenzy Tune Sanjū Kyōsō Kyoku
三重狂騒曲
May 18, 2013
Episode 09 Nightmare of Madness Kyōran no Akumu
狂乱の悪夢
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
カウントダウン
June 8, 2013
Episode 12 Inalienable Yuzurenai-mono
譲れないもの
June 15, 2013
Episode 13 / OVA 1 DATE TO DATE Dēto tū Dēto December 9, 2013

Date A Live Ⅱ

The second season of the anime titled as "Date A Live Ⅱ" or "Date A Live 2" was produced by Production IMS and started airing on April 11th 2014. 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 Encore 3.

No. Title Japanese Title Original airdate
Episode 1 Daily Life Deirī Raifu
デイリー・ライフ
April 11, 2014
Episode 2 The Children of Typhoon Gufū no Miko
颶風ぐふうの御子
April 18, 2014
Episode 3 Wish of the Two Futatsu no Negai
ふたつの願い
April 25, 2014
Episode 4 Manifestation Kengen
顕現
May 2, 2014
Episode 5 Diva Dīva
ディーヴァ
May 9, 2014
Episode 6 Girls' Music Gāruzu Myūjikku
ガールズ・ミュージック
May 16, 2014
Episode 7 The Army-Destroying Songstress Hagun Utahime
破軍歌姫
May 23, 2014
Episode 8 A Promise You Must Fulfill Hatasu-beki Yakusoku
果たすべき約束
May 30, 2014
Episode 9 Miku's Truth Miku no Shinjitsu
美九の真実
June 6, 2014
Episode 10 Inverse Hanten
反転
June 13, 2014
Episode 11 / OVA 2 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

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
七番目の精霊
January 7, 2019 (Premiere Airing)
January 11, 2019 (Scheduled Airing)
Episode 02 Can You Find Me? Watashi o Mitsukerareru?
私を見つけられる?
January 18, 2019
Episode 03 You're Natsumi Natsumi wa Omae da
七罪はおまえだ
January 25, 2019
Episode 04 Transformation Henshin
変身
February 1, 2019
Episode 05 Despair Comes Crashing Down Zetsubō ga Ochite-kuru
絶望が落ちてくる
February 8, 2019
Episode 06 Crossroads Wakatareta Michi
分かたれた道
February 15, 2019
Episode 07 The Power Given Motarasareta Chikara
もたらされた力
February 22, 2019
Episode 08 Demon King of Descending Darkness Yami Furu Yoru no Maō
闇降る夜の魔王
March 1, 2019
Episode 09 Five Years Ago, Tengu City! Gonen-mae, Tengu-shi!
五年前、天狗市!
March 8, 2019
Episode 10 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
Episode 11 The Starry Night's Angel Hoshi Furu Yoru no Tenshi
星降る夜の天使
March 22, 2019
Episode 12 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

Movie

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 will come out on Summer 2015 and titled as 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 (Season 1).

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