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Date A Live Episode 4

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Kanji
不機嫌な雨
Romaji
Fukigen na Ame
Air Date
April 20, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
April 27, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Volume
Volume 2
Theme Songs
Opening
Date A Live
Ending
Save The World
Episode Navigation
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The rain comes from an unknown source. Falling like teardrops, it soaks the land. Is the second encounter mere coincidence or a preconceived plan? There is not one truth.
― Episode narration

Unhappy Rain (不機嫌な雨, Fukigen na Ame?) is the fourth episode of Date A Live.

Synopsis

While running through the rain, Shido sees a little girl playing around in the shrine, before she trips and falls. Coming to help her up, the girl backs away from Shido, seemingly afraid of him. Shido is confused, but he notices a puppet on the ground. Realizing that it belongs to the little girl, he picks it up and gives it back to her. To his complete surprise, the puppet begins talking without the girl's help. The puppet introduces themselves as Yoshinon, and thanks Shido for helping her up and playfully questions if he thought he could simply find a girl for himself, but Shido denies the presumption before leaving on his way to school.

At school, Tohka has baked cookies and argues with Origami over who made superior sweets for Shido's palate. In order to settle both girls down, he tries both cookies and compliments both equally, but the two continue to argue over whose cookies are better. The next day, while on his way to school on another rainy day, Shido passes by the shrine from the day before, and he remembers encountering the little girl before continuing on. The girl's puppet is then seen peeping out from one of the trees as he leaves. Later at home, Shido finds Tohka inside the bathroom and is knocked away. Upon asking Kotori why Tohka is in their house, he learns that Tohka will be living in his house since he has sealed her powers. Kotori and Reine explain that it is also training for Shido, as he still has to assist in sealing more Spirits. Kotori then tricks Shido into replacing the light bulb in the bathroom, causing Shido to catch Tohka inside and be knocked away again. Later, Shido is forced to take the first bath by Kotori, whom he fails to bribe into going first with special bath bombs. At first, he finds that Tohka is not there, but Shido later realizes that Kotori had arranged for him to enter first so Tohka would unknowingly head into the bath next. Upon finding Shido inside, an embarrassed Tohka begins to comically drown Shido.

The next morning, Shido wakes up and feels a strange object in front of him. Upon realizing he is sleeping next to Tohka in her room, Tohka wakes up and starts throwing things at Shido to get to leave. Later at school, both Tohka and Origami once again fight over who gets to sit next to Shido during lunch. Later, a Spacequake alarm sounds off during their class. Tamae advises the students to proceed to the safe shelter as usual. Confused, Tohka asks what is happening so Shido explains to her the situation. Reine arrives, and knowing what he needs to do, Shido asks Tamae to look after Tohka as he and Reine leave, with Tohka visibly worried about where he is going.

Aboard Fraxinus, Shido is briefed by Kotori that a Spirit is indeed the cause of the Spacequake. As Kotori has her crew zoom in to get a visible image of which Spirit it is, Shido is shocked to find out that it is the little girl he encountered yesterday. Kotori is surprised that he met the Spirit, codename <Hermit>, already and even more upon finding out that he met her without any Spacequake alarms going off. Kotori then tells Shido about <Hermit>, telling him that she is passive rather than aggressive or hostile like the other Spirits. At that moment, the AST squad arrives and begins opening fire on the passive Spirit, at which she immediately tries to flee from them. Shocked at how the AST would still try to kill a docile Spirit, especially a little girl at that, Kotori reaffirms to him that regardless of appearance and personality, the AST will still continue with the mission that they are assigned: kill the Spirits.

The AST then loses sight of <Hermit>, but the Fraxinus crew is able to find out her location at a closed mall. Shido tells Kotori to send him down to talk to her before the AST finds her again. Pleased with his choice, Kotori transports Shido to the Spirit's location. Shido ventures through the mall and eventually encounters <Hermit>. Upon being advised by Kotori on what his first response should be, a reluctant Shido eventually remarks that he is just a passerby, causing the puppet to laugh. Shido then introduces himself, at which the puppet introduces themselves as Yoshinon. Shido then asks if it is her or the puppet's name at which causes "Yoshinon" to hysterically ask what he meant to which Shido immediately corrects his previous question. Meanwhile, in the school's shelter, a very worried Tohka wonders why Shido would leave during a Spacequake. Tamae replies that she doesn't know the reason but tries to reassure her that Shido will be fine. To the teacher's surprise, Tohka is already gone, having run off to look for Shido.

Outside the mall, Origami and Ryouko await for <Hermit> to exit. Ryouko wonders about the coincidence of a girl, who resembles the Spirit <Princess>, transferring specifically to Origami's class in Raizen High. Back inside the mall, Shido tries to warn "Yoshinon" about the jungle gym being dangerous until she falls, causing her to land on Shido and their lips touching each other. "Yoshinon" then gets up, with Shido apologizing for what just happened. Kotori then alerts Shido of something urgent and when he asks what it is, he is surprised to see Tohka standing just near them. Tohka then angrily asks Shido what he just did, and she then angrily remarks at him for making her worry just to see another girl. Kotori then warns Shido about Tohka's current mental condition and that her Spirit powers are starting to return to her. When Shido asks what he should do, Tohka confronts "Yoshinon", and the latter creates a misunderstanding by telling Tohka that Shido has gotten tired of her and decided he likes "Yoshinon" more than her. Shido tries to explain but Tohka interjects him when "Yoshinon" continues to taunt Tohka about Shido liking her more than Tohka, which provokes Tohka to grab the puppet and demand those words be taken back.

"Yoshinon", the little girl, then gets up and asks Tohka to give her back the puppet. Shido is then briefed by Kotori that the mental condition of <Hermit> is starting to decrease rapidly, prompting Shido to ask Tohka to give the puppet back to "Yoshinon". Upset, Tohka mistakes his request as him choosing "Yoshinon" over her. Suddenly, "Yoshinon" calls forth her Angel, <Zadkiel>, and causes everything around it to freeze. Kotori then orders Shido to get out of there immediately as "Yoshinon" causes a rain of sharp icicles to pour down on Tohka. Fortunately, Shido is able to move Tohka out of the way in time. "Yoshinon" then tears the place apart before leaving, but is spotted by the awaiting AST and prompts them to open fire on her. <Zadkiel> then causes a sudden burst of snow to erupt, allowing "Yoshinon" to escape in the ensuing chaos.

With <Hermit> no longer in their sights, Ryouko orders Origami and the rest of the team to retreat back to base. As she leaves, Origami spots something left on the ground. Back with Shido, he asks Tohka if she is alright. Tohka responds that she is fine and demands that Shido leave her alone, still upset at him for the earlier misunderstanding "Yoshinon" created. When Shido tries to talk to her, Tohka pushes him away. Tohka then quietly complains about how he likes that other girl more than her, which causes Kotori to sarcastically comment on Shido's new problem.

Characters

By order of appearance

Trivia

Major Events

  • Shido encounters the Spirit <Hermit> for the first time.
  • Tohka enrolls at Raizen High as a transfer student and receives the surname "Yatogami" on Reine's supervision.
  • Tohka temporarily moves in at the Itsuka household.

Cultural References

  • During the scene when Shido realizes that Kotori did plan for him to bathe with Tohka, Shido replies, "You tricked me, Kotori!!" (謀ったな、琴里ィ!!, Hakattana Kotori!!?), followed by Kotori replying "Because you're a spoiled brat" (坊やだからさ, Bōya dakara sa?). Both lines are from Mobile Suit Gundam respectively, as shown:
    • The former line is a reference to episode 10 when Garma Zabi realized that Char Aznable planned for his downfall all along.
    • The latter line is a reference to episode 12 when Gihren Zabi asked why should Garma be killed in the first place, followed by Char replying that "he is a spoiled brat" in a bar. Said scene also involves both Kotori and Char wearing sunglasses while holding a glass of drink.

Differences from the Light Novel

  • Kotori ordering some of the crew from <Ratatoskr> to stealthily move Shido into Tohka's room during the night is omitted from this episode.
    • Additionally, Tohka embarrassingly throwing objects at Shido during the incident the next morning is omitted by a scene of Kotori hearing the commotion instead in the Director's Cut.
  • Tonomachi's request for Shido to choose a maid, miko, or nurse outfit is retained, but in the context of his dating sim, rather than a reader poll held by a manga magazine.

Media

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
Others
Short StoriesVolume 11.5Date A Live Another RouteDate A Bullet EncoreSaika CrossoverMagic Detective Kurumi Tokisaki's Case Files
Manga
Date A LiveDate AST LikeDate A OrigamiDate A PartyDate A Live (Inui Sekihiko)
Anime
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
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Season 5
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OVA
OVA 1OVA 2
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Movie
Date A Live Movie: Mayuri JudgementDate A Bullet: Dead or BulletDate A Bullet: Nightmare or Queen
Games
Rinne UtopiaArusu InstallRio ReincarnationRen DystopiaSpirit Pledge
Art Book
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