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Season 1
Movie Details
Japanese デート・ア・ライブ
English Date A Live
Release Date(s) April 6, 2013 – June 22, 2013
Theme Songs
Opening Theme Date A Live
Ending Theme Hatsukoi Winding Road
Save The World
Save My Heart
Strawberry Rain
Main Staff
Original Creator Koushi Tachibana
Original Illustrator Tsunako
Director Keitaro Motonaga
Screenplay Hideki Shirane
Planning Takeshi Yasuda
Character Design Satoshi Ishino
Chief Animation Director Hideki Furukawa
Producer Chiaki Kurakane
Satoshi Motonaga
Composer Go Sakabe
Studio AIC PLUS+
Distributor Kadokawa
External Links
Anime Official Website

Date A Live (デート・ア・ライブ, Dēto A Raibu?) is the first anime adaptation of the light novels of the same title written by Kōshi Tachibana and illustrated by Tsunako. An anime television series animated by AIC PLUS+ and directed by Keitaro Motonaga.

Japanese publisher Fujimi Fantasia Bunko announced an anime adaptation on November 14, 2011. According to Fantasia Bunko, it has never planned an anime adaptation of one of its titles as quickly as this one. The first trailer was published on December 12, 2012.

On April 6, 2013, an anime adaptation began which covered the events of volumes 1-4 of the light novel and ended in June 22, 2013. A dub of Season 1 was released on June 10, 2014 by FUNimation in North America.

The OVA of the anime was released along with Light Novel Volume 9 on December 9, 2013.


Thirty years ago a strange phenomenon called a "Spacequake" devastated the center of Eurasia, claiming the lives of at least 150 million people. Since then, smaller Spacequakes plague the world on an irregular basis. Shido Itsuka, a seemingly ordinary high school boy comes across a mysterious girl at the ground zero of a Spacequake and learns from his sister Kotori she is one of the "Spirits" who are the real cause of the Spacequakes that occur when they manifest themselves in the world. He also learns that Kotori is the commander of the airship Fraxinus, crewed by the organization Ratatoskr, and is recruited to make use of his mysterious ability to seal the Spirits' powers, thus stopping them from being a threat to mankind. However, there is a catch: to seal a Spirit, he must make her fall in love with him and kiss her.





The opening theme sung by sweet ARMS, a group consisting Iori Nomizu, Misuzu Togashi, Misato & Kaori Sadohara. The ending theme for episode 1 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's in-universe galge, Fall in Love: My Little Seed. Other ending themes were sung by Iori Nomizu.

Opening theme: Date A Live by sweet ARMS

Ending themes:

The anime's original soundtrack composed by Go Sakabe.

List of Date A Live Episodes[]

No. Title Japanese Title Original airdate
April 10th Shigatsu Tōka
March 30, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
April 6, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Close Reencounter Sai-Sekkin Sōgū
April 6, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
April 13, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Sword that Splits the Sky Sora Wakatsu Tsurugi
空分かつ剣 (つるぎ)
April 13, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
April 20, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Unhappy Rain Fukigen na Ame
April 20, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
April 27, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Frozen Field Itetsuku Daichi
April 27, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
May 4, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Hot Springs of Love Koi-suru Onsen
May 4, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
May 11, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
The Visitors Raihōsha-tachi
May 11, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
May 18, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Triple Frenzy Tune Sanjū Kyōsō Kyoku
May 18, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
May 25, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Nightmare of Madness Kyōran no Akumu
May 25, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
June 1, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Spirit of Flame (Efreet) Honō no Seirei (Ifurīto)
炎の精霊 (イフリート)
June 1, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
June 8, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Countdown Kauntodaun
June 8, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
June 15, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
Inalienable Yuzurenai-mono
June 15, 2013 (Premiere Airing)
June 22, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)
DATE TO DATE Dēto tū Dēto December 9, 2013


BD & DVD[]


  • The announcement of the anime adaptation came less than 6 months after the release of the first volume of light novel series.
  • Some mechanics of various technologies were first embodied in anime. Tachibana didn't spell it out in the light novel.
  • The designs of the Fraxinus team members (Kawagoe, Mikimoto, Nakatsugawa, Shiizaki and Minowa) were first shown in the first season of the anime and not in the light novel.
  • The Yamai sisters made a brief cameo in OVA episode.
  • The anime's main trailer featured "Spiritus Omnia" track from the "Trailerhead" album, composed by Immediate Music.
  • Director's Cut Edition of the first season was released on July 31, 2015. It contains extra scenes lasting 25 minutes.


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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 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