The first character image for the upcoming Date A Live V anime has been released. Shido Itsuka, Tohka Yatogami, Origami Tobiichi, Kotori Itsuka, Yoshino, and Miku Izayoi appear in it.
Date A Live V was announced in 2022 and new details will be revealed at the Fantasia Bunko Daikansha Matsuri Online 2023 event in October. In April, a teaser video featuring the character Mio was released.
The cast includes Nobunaga Shimazaki as Shido Itsuka, Marina Inoue as Tohka Yatogami, Misuzu Togashi as Origami Tobiichi, Ayana Taketatsu as Kotori Itsuka, Iori Nomizu as Yoshino Himekawa, Asami Sanada as Kurumi Tokisaki, Maaya Uchida as Kaguya Yamai, Sarah Emi Bridcutt as Yuzuru Yamai, Minori Chihara as Miku Izayoi, Ayumi Mano as Natsumi, Hitomi Nabatame as Nia Honjo & Akari Kageyama as Mukuro Hoshimiya.
Meanwhile as for the staff, Date A Live V sees the return of Date A Live IV‘s Jun Nakagawa as director, Fumihiko Shimo as series composer, Naoto Nakamura as character designer, Gou Sakabe as music composer, and GEEKTOYS as the animation production company. Prior to Date A Bullet, the Date A Live entries were directed by Keitarou Motonaga at AIC PLUS+ (Season 1), Production IMS (Season 2), and J.C.STAFF (Season 3).
Date A Live V is based on Koushi Tachibana’s light novel series, which he wrote and illustrated. The first four seasons debuted in 2013, 2014, 2019, and 2022, in that order. A Date A Live anime film was released in 2015, and a two-part OVA based on the Date A Bullet spin-off series will be released in 2020.
Yen Press describes the first volume as:
April 10. The first day of school. Shido Itsuka is rudely awoken by his personal alarm clock—his little sister. It’s shaping up to be another typical day…well, as typical as it gets on a planet plagued by massive spatial quakes. Little does Shido know, however, his life is about to take a sudden turn when he encounters the source of this destructive phenomenon—a girl his age, apparently known as a Spirit. Turns out, there are only two ways he can stop her from unleashing hell on the world: Eliminate her by force or placate her…by taking her out on a date and making her fall in love with him!
The Date A Live light novels began in 2011 and have 33 volumes, including 11 short story collections, as of May 2022, published under KADOKAWA’s Fujimi Fantasia Bunko label. Aside from the various anime and Date A Bullet, the series has also inspired a number of manga and video games.
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