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Date AST Like Volume 1
Kanji デート・ア・ストライク
Romanji Dēto A Sutoraiku
Genre Adventure, Action, Sci-fi
Written by Kōshi Tachibana
Illustrated by Kakashi Oniyazu
Published by Dragon Comics Age Magazine
Fujimi Shobo
Original run September 6, 2012 – March 7, 2014
Volumes 4

Date AST Like (デート・ア・ストライク, Dēto A Sutoraiku?) is a spinoff manga featuring Origami Tobiichi's adventures with AST. The manga ran for 4 volumes from September 6, 2012 to March 7, 2014.


May 25, a few days after the threat of a large Spacequake. Mikie Okamine, longing to meet Origami Tobiichi, joins the Anti-Spirit Team (AST).

Mikie, enthusiastic and aspiring to be as strong as Origami, is attacked by a mysterious girl in a Wiring Suit on the first day of enlistment.

Each with their own Cr-Unit, the girls' "Date" (war) has begun.


The story follows the adventures of Mikie Okamine, a young girl enlisted in the AST, a special force that fights against evil Spirits.

The story follows the adventures of Mikie Okamine and Origami Tobiichi. An explosion occurred near Tengu city, thinking that a Spirit appeared, the AST hurried to the place only to find a girl named Ashley Sinclair. The next day, Ashley enrolled to the same school Tobiichi and Okamine are attending.

Later in the story, it is revealed that Ashley is a former member of SSS (Special Sorcery Service), the British equivalent of AST. Together with Leonara Sears and Cecil O'Brien, they hijacked three of the latest CR-Units the Ashcroft series. To stop the three from rampaging Tobiichi and Okamine used the remaining Ashcroft units #1. Alice for Origami and #5. Cheshire Cat for Mikie. The battle wasn't that easy as they discover more unsettling things about the Ashcroft series.

Sometime in the past SSS ace Wizard Artemisia B. Ashcroft decided to leave them for DEM, believing that the advanced technology of the company will help her achieve bringing forth world peace. Unfortunately, Artemisia's memories were stolen from her which left her brain dead. The Okamine Heavy Industries miraculously produce the newest CR-Units, the Ashcroft series, with Artemisia's memories as part of its core program. It is said to provide enough power alone to defeat a Spirit.

The AST soon found out that the Ashcroft, instead of providing superior power against Spirits, is designed to counter the CR-Unit of other Wizards. The units, once worn by a Wizard, creates an imprint which makes it useless for others to use making it solely for the first wearer.

With with Ashcroft #2. Jabberwock, Cecil is capable of creating Anti-Territory fields, Leonora's Ashcroft #3. Lion is capable of heavy bombardment and Ashley obtaining Ashcroft #4. Unicorn she excels greatly with melee combats the trio easily overwhelms the AST. Fortunately, Tobiichi's Ashcroft #1. Alice can protect her from other CR-Unit's Territories and Okamine's Ashcroft #5. Cheshire Cat is fitted with an AI navigation system called Bell, a self-healing function, and a pair of armor-piercing claws called Kitty Fang.

As the battles ensue, Ashley recognizes navigation system Bell as her old friend. 


List of Volumes[]

No. Front cover Summary Table of Contents
Date AST Like Volume 1

Fully led by Tachibana Koshi - yet another "War" (Date) right here!

Mikie Okamine joins the AST Special Forces fighting the Spirits that threaten the world. The next day, she was attacked by a mysterious girl, but a senpai, whom Mikie admires, Tobiichi Origami, came to the rescue. And now the girl is striving to become stronger! But...

  • Chapter 1: Someday Like This
  • Chapter 2: Distinguishing Between Enemy and Ally
  • Chapter 3: Ashcroft
  • Chapter 4: Never Again
  • Chapter 5: Just Like that Child
Date AST Like Vol 2

Ashcroft has been stolen! AST are in a desperate situation!

Former members of the British Special Anti-Spirits Unit known as the SSS have taken away three realizers of the latest Ashcroft series from AST. And before anyone could do anything...Mikie obtained "Cheshire Cat"!

  • Chapter 6: Desired Power
  • Chapter 7: Betting on Death
  • Chapter 8: Okamine Kotaro
  • Extra Chapter: Full Sprint
  • Chapter 10: MIKIE
Date AST Like Vol 3

Why do girls fight? The third part of "War" (Goodbye)!

AST defeats three former British Special Forces members and captures their leader Cecile O'Brien. Mikie tries to unravel the true motives of the trio.

“If we are all opposed to Spirits, then why should we fight each other? She asked Cecile.

  • Chapter 11: Father's Wish
  • Chapter 12: At the End of Hesitation
  • Chapter 13: Artemisia B. Ashcroft
  • Chapter 14: Minerva's Assault!
  • Chapter 15: Becoming Artemisia
  • Chapter 0: Date AST Like Zero
Date AST Like Vol 4

The "Battle" (Date) is over!

To protect Ashcroft's realizers, Mikie and others will have to fight the strongest assassin Minerva Riddell. However, due to the overwhelming power of Minerva, they were cornered...

  • Chapter 16: Entering the Final Decisive Battle
  • Chapter 17: Artemisia's Shadow
  • Chapter 18: Promise
  • Chapter 19: Bell's Voice
  • Chapter 20: Ashcroft Rampage
  • Final Chapter: Date A Strike


  • The title can also be read in katakana as "Date A Strike".
  • The events of Date AST Like occur between Volume 2 and Volume 3 of the main story.


Media Publicization
Light Novels
Main Series
Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4Volume 5Volume 6Volume 7Volume 8Volume 9Volume 10Volume 11Volume 12Volume 13Volume 14Volume 15Volume 16Volume 17Volume 18Volume 19Volume 20Volume 21Volume 22
Encore Series
Encore 1Encore 2Encore 3Encore 4Encore 5Encore 6Encore 7Encore 8Encore 9Encore 10Encore 11
Date A Bullet
Date A BulletDate A Bullet 2Date A Bullet 3Date A Bullet 4Date A Bullet 5Date A Bullet 6Date A Bullet 7Date A Bullet 8
Blu-ray Specials
Tohka Working & Yoshino High SchoolOrigami Normalize & Kurumi CatMana Mission & Kotori MysterySpirit Treasure HuntKurumi Black CatNia Repair
Movie Special
Mayuri Around & Tohka Notice
Game Specials
Rinne BathtimeArusu QuestRio ReunionRio ShoppingRen Masks
Material Edition
Rinne Utopia Visual GuideDate A Live MaterialDate A Live Material 2
Short StoriesVolume 11.5Date A Live Another RouteDate A Bullet EncoreSaika CrossoverMagic Detective Kurumi Tokisaki's Case Files
Date A LiveDate AST LikeDate A OrigamiDate A PartyDate A Live (Inui Sekihiko)
Season 1
Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7Episode 8Episode 9Episode 10Episode 11Episode 12
Season 2
Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7Episode 8Episode 9Episode 10
Season 3
Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7Episode 8Episode 9Episode 10Episode 11Episode 12
Season 4
Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7Episode 8Episode 9Episode 10Episode 11Episode 12
Season 5
Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7Episode 8Episode 9Episode 10Episode 11Episode 12
Blu-ray Discs
BDBD 2BD 3BD 4BD 5BD 6BD 7BD 8BD 9BD 10BD 11
Date A Live Movie: Mayuri JudgementDate A Bullet: Dead or BulletDate A Bullet: Nightmare or Queen
Rinne UtopiaArusu InstallRio ReincarnationRen DystopiaSpirit Pledge
Art Book
Date A Live Tsunako Art Book SPIRITDate A Bullet NOCO Art Book NIGHTMARE