Date a Live received a special promotion video ahead of the premiere of the fourth season. The video contains scenes from the previous seasons of the anime and is available on Kadokawa Anime’s YouTube channel. You can watch the video below:
The video also includes a narration of all the events that have happened so far. The fourth season will premiere today, and it will have a simulcast on Crunchyroll. Studio GEEKTOYS (Date a Bullet) is animating the series with Jun Nakagawa (High School Fleet) as the director.
The first season, animated by studio AIC+ aired in 2013. Studio Production IMS animated season 2 in 2014, and it was followed by a movie titled Date a Live: Mayuri Judgment in 2015. The franchise came back in 2019 with season 3, which was animated by J.C. Staff. Keitaro Motonaga (School Days) directed all of it. The franchise also received two movies in 2020 titled Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet and Date A Bullet: Nightmare or Queen. Jun Nakagawa also directed those movies in studio GEEEKTOYS.
Date a Live is based on the Japanese light novel series by Koshi Tachibana, with Tsunako’s illustrations. Fujimi Shobo published it from 2011 to 2020, and it had a total of 22 volumes. Yen Press is also publishing the light novel series in English and describes the plot 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!Yen Press