Light Novel Volume 02

DAL v02

Volume Title Yoshino Puppet
Release Date August 20, 2011
ISBN-10 ISBN 4829136723
ISBN-13 ISBN 978-4-8291-3672-0
Number of Pages 318
Cover Character/s Yoshino
Volume Navigation
Preceded by
Volume 01
Volume list Followed by
Volume 03

Yoshino Puppet (四糸乃パペット, Yoshino Papetto?) is the 2nd light novel of the Date A Live series.The novel was released on August 20, 2011.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

Tohka, who has just transferred to High School, is consistently fighting with Tobiichi. Everyday has become bloodbath for Shido. Returning to the peaceful home, it now occurs that he must live together with Tohka as training. Before the trembling Shido, the second Spirit appeared ――! ?

Fujimi Shobo's SummaryEdit

Tohka, who has just transferred to High school, is fighting against her classmate Origami every day. Shido, who has to step in every time to stop the two of them, encountered the second Spirit by chance while coming back from school. Under the pouring rain, the girl lacked an umbrella, but has a rabbit-like doll in her left hand. Jumping beside the road happily ―a magnificent slip occurred. The girl seemed frightened as Shido tries to help her up. 「Please, don’t…hurt me…」Even if denied by the world, rejected and confronted with murderous intent, the gentle Spirit Yoshino refuses to hurt the opponent.「Help me, Kotori. …I want to help this child…!」To stop the girl killing this world, go on a date and make her fall in love!?―.

Story NotesEdit

  • Tohka has difficulty adjusting to everyday life.
  • It is revealed that Kotori joined Ratatoskr 5 years ago.
  • Shido can only fully seal a Spirit's powers if the Spirit fully loves him.
  • New Spirit introduced: Yoshino.
  • Yoshino has a puppet named "Yoshinon", who to act as a mental limiter to prevent herself from hurting the AST in retaliation.
  • Tohka learns and agrees to help Shido save other Spirits, but makes Shido promise to not kiss anyone else.
  • Shido crosses a snowstorm in order to deliver Yoshinon back to Yoshino, nearly killing himself in the process despite his healing factor.
  • After promising to become Yoshino's hero, Shido manages to successfully seal Yoshino's powers.
  • A new recruit, Mana Takamiya is transferred into AST. She identifies Shido from a footage and says that he is her older brother.


  • Prologue - New Daily Life
  • Chapter 1 - Mission: Under One Roof
  • Chapter 2 - Rainy Girl
  • Chapter 3 - Excessively Distorted Compassion
  • Chapter 4 - Multiple Requests at Tobiichi's House
  • Chapter 5 - Frozen Earth
  • Epilogue - The Past that Starts to take Action
  • 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 9
Date A Bullet
Date A BulletDate A Bullet 2Date A Bullet 3Date A Bullet 4Date A Bullet 5Date A Bullet 6
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 Judgement
Rinne UtopiaArs InstallRio ReincarnationRen Dystopia
Art Book
Date A Live Tsunako Art Book SPIRIT
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