Date A Live Season 4: Premiere Date, Characters, Plot

Date A Live (also known as Dēto A Raibu in Japanese) is a Japanese sci-fi romantic comedy anime television series which is based on a light novel series of the same name by Koushi Tachibana. The light novel series was first published on March 19, 2011. A year later, the light novel series was also adapted into a manga series, which was first published on April 26, 2012. Subsequently, the light novel and manga series were picked up to be made into an anime television series, and Season 1 of Date A Live premiered on April 6, 2013. It was an immediate hit among fans of the source material and newcomers alike, and unsurprisingly, the show got renewed. Season 2 of Date A Live then premiered on April 12, 2014, and was followed by the premiere of Season 3 almost five years later on January 11, 2019. Now, fans of the show are eagerly awaiting news on a fourth season. Here’s everything you need to know about the prospects of Season 4.

Date A Live Season 4 Release Date: When will it premiere?

After a long wait, fans of the show finally got to watch Date a Live Season 3 when it premiered on January 11, 2019 and ended its run on March 29, 2019. Although not much time has elapsed since then, fans are already demanding a fourth season. However, nothing has been confirmed as of now, and it’s too early to expect a confirmation.

That being said, since the show has enough source material to draw upon, we expect that it will be renewed for a fourth season. However, we don’t expect this renewal to be announced any time soon, and a reasonable time to expect Date a Live Season 4 would be sometime in 2021 or 2022. We’re keeping our ears open for news on Season 4 of the show, and we’ll update this section as soon as we hear more.

Date A Live English Dub:

If you want to watch Date A Live in the English language, the good news is that there’s a very good English dub of the show, which can be found on  Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Anime-Planet.

Date A Live Plot:

Although Date A Live is an anime show about dating, its premise makes it a particularly interesting and funny watch.

The show is set is a not-so-distant future. 30 years prior to the events of the show, a massive explosion decimates East Asia, leaving approximately 150 million people dead in its wake. This explosion is termed a “spacequake”, and scientists are baffled by it. With scientists unable to decipher its origins, spacequakes are written off as inexplicable natural phenomena. As the years pass, spacequakes start recurring, and the world has to cope with this unexplained disaster as it claims millions of lives every time.

In this backdrop, the show takes place in Tokyo, and follows a high school student called Shidou Itsuka. With his parents away, Shidou lives in Tokyo with his cute little sister, Kotori, and attends a school called Raizen High. However, Shidou’s life takes a turn for the unexpected when a sudden spacequake rocks Tokyo. When Shidou rushes to save his sister from the spacequake, he gets caught in the blast, and in the midst of all that destructive chaos, finds a mysterious girl. As it turns out, the girl is not human, but a Spirit, an immensely powerful being from another world whose arrival on earth devastates the surrounding area, giving rise to what humans call spacequakes.

Before Shidou can make sense of what is happening, he is rescued by a fully-geared anti-Spirit squad led by his little sister. While the team comes equipped with all necessary gear to eliminate the Spirit, Shidou’s sister tells him that there are two ways to deal with Spirits – either by exterminating them, or by making them fall in love. Egged on by his sister, Shidou thus takes on the responsibility of trying to make the Spirit fall in love with him by going on what happens to be a life-threatening date. As Shidou learns the ropes of dating a Spirit and making them fall in love, he is enlisted by the anti-Spirit organization, and is given the task of dating Spirits and keeping the Earth and its human population safe.

As the show progresses, Shidou awakens a power to “seal the Spirit’s power”, which prevents Spirits from causing spacequakes. Over the course of the show, Shidou thus goes on several life-threatening and often hilarious dates with Spirits, in a bid to keep the Earth safe.

Date A Live Characters:

Like most anime shows, Date A Live has dozens of characters. However, and handful among them are the main characters, and below, we’ve given you the brief backgrounds of each main character.

[WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD]

Shidou Itsuka: The main protagonist of the show, Shidou is a 16-year-old who was adopted by the Itsuka family after he was abandoned by his biological mother. However, Shidou doesn’t remember much of his life prior to getting adopted. A kind and compassionate boy, Shidou’s power lies in his mysterious ability to seal the power of a Spirit within his own body. However, in order to do so, Shidou has to kiss Spirits, and this, of course, is only possible when both Shidou and the Spirit have feelings for each other. Thus, on every Earth-saving assignment Shidou is given, not only does he have to make Spirits fall in love with him, he also has to fall in love with the Spirit before being able to seal its power. Later on in the show, many intriguing details are revealed about Shidou’s past, which have links to his mysterious ability to seal the power of Spirits in his body.

Kotori Itsuka: One of the main female protagonists of the show, 14-year-old Kotori is Shidou’s step-sister, and the commander of the anti-Spirit organization called Ratatoskr. It is Kotori who first tells Shidou about how to deal with Spirits peacefully, and after Shidou is recruited by Ratatoskr, Kotori explains all there is to know about Spirits and spacequakes. Later in the show, it is revealed that Kotori was once a Fire Spirit, and many interesting revelations about her past and her connection to Shidou is made.

Tohka Yatogami: Another major character in the show, 16-year-old Tohka Yatogami is the first Spirit Shidou encounters. After Shidou dates Tohka and seals her power with a kiss, Tohka gets the chance to experience life on Earth first hand. Later in the show, she also joins Shidou’s high school, and is shown to have strong feelings for Shidou. Thus, she can often be seen getting jealous when other girls hit on Shidou or when Shidou has to date other Spirits. However, despite her reservations, she finally understands why Shidou does what he does, and becomes a supportive friend later on.

Yoshino: The second Spirit Shidou encounters, Yoshino is another major character in the show, and is shown to be the kindest among all Spirits. Shy and kind, Yoshino also gets used to life on Earth after Shidou seals her powers.

Origami: Another main character in the Date A Live series, Origami is the first Spirit Shidou encountered when the first major spacequake had struck Earth. However, Shidou does not remember his meeting with Origami owing to his memory being wiped out. Later in the show, it is shown that Origami has strong feelings for Shidou, and often stalks the young boy.

Miku Izayoi: The final main character of the series, Miku is also a Spirit who is first introduced as a student of the Rindouji Girls’ Academy. Miku is shown to hate men in general, but changes her opinion when she sees Shidou’s selfless drive to help other spirits and humanity.

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