Light Novel Volume 01

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Volume Title Tohka Dead End
Release Date March 19, 2011
ISBN-10 ISBN 4829136235
ISBN-13 ISBN 978-4-8291-3623-2
Number of Pages 317
Cover Character/s Tohka Yatogami
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Tohka Dead End (十香デッドエンド, Tōka Deddo Endo?) is the 1st light novel of the Date A Live series.The novel was released on March 19, 2011.

Publisher's Summary

「You are ... ... 」「……Name. I have no such thing.」On April 10th, Itsuka Shido encountered a girl who called herself a Spirit. A girl that is denied by the world, but I only wished to see her happy. A new age of boy meets girl!!

Fujimi Shobo's Summary

April 10th. Yesterday was the last day of spring vacation, so starting this morning it was a school day. After being woken up by his cute little sister, Itsuka Shido believed that it would be the start of another normal day. As for predicting the chance meeting with the girl who called herself a Spirit......

Along with a sudden shockwave, the townscape vanished without a trace. In a corner of the street which had now become a crater, the girl was there.

"—You, have you come to kill me too?"

She is the disaster that will destroy humanity, a monster of unknown origin, and a being rejected by the world. There are only two ways to stop this girl: annihilation, and conversation. His little sister Kotori, wrapped in a military uniform, thus said to Shido: "Since it's like this, just go date her, and make the Spirit fall for you!" "Wh.. whaaaaaaaat!?" Enter a new age of boy meets girl!!

Story Notes

  • On April 10th, Shido Itsuka encounters a nameless girl with immense power, who asks if he is here to kill her as well.
  • Shido is introduced to the people of the secret organization Ratatoskr.
  • Shido's younger sister, Kotori, is revealed to be the commander of the ship, Fraxnius.
  • Information regarding the existence of Spirits, spacequakes and AST are provided.
  • Kotori reveals that their plan to subdue the Spirit is through Shido going on a date with her.
  • Shido finds out that his classmate Origami Tobiichi is a member of the AST.
  • Shido gives the Spirit the name Tohka, based on the day they first met.
  • Shido and Tohka go on a date as planned, only for Shido to later get accidentally shot by Origami.
  • Shido survives, having a "power" that allows him to heal from even fatal injuries.
  • Shido manages to successfully seal Tohka's powers with a kiss.
  • Tohka transfers into Shido class, quickly developing a mutual rivalry with Origami.


  • Prologue - Chance Meeting -restart-
  • Chapter 1 - The Nameless Girl
  • Chapter 2 - Training StartGame
  • Chapter 3 - Your Name Is......
  • Chapter 4 - Surprise Date
  • Chapter 5 - Ruthless SlaughtererSandalphon
  • Epilogue - Life With a Spirit
  • Afterword



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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 10
Date A Bullet
Date A BulletDate A Bullet 2Date A Bullet 3Date A Bullet 4Date A Bullet 5Date A Bullet 6Date A Bullet 7
Blu-ray Specials
Tohka Working & Yoshino High SchoolOrigami Normalize & Kurumi CatMana Mission & Kotori MysterySpirit Treasure Hunt
Movie Special
Mayuri Around & Tohka Notice
Game Specials
Rinne BathtimeArusu QuestRio Reunion
Material Edition
Rinne Utopia Visual GuideDate A Live Material
Short StoriesVolume 11.5
Date A Live • Date AST Like • Date A Origami • Date A Party • Date A Live (Sekihiko Inui)
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
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 UtopiaArs InstallRio ReincarnationRen Dystopia
Art Book
Date A Live Tsunako Art Book SPIRIT
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