The preview images for episode 1 of the upcoming Date a Live IV have been released. The anime will premiere on April 8, 2022, and we will now meet a new character, Nia Honjo. You can check out the preview images below:
The official Twitter also posted the synopsis of season 1 and it states that Shido Itsuka’s normal life with the spirits continues, but then he happens to meet a popular cartoonist, Nia Honjo.
Date a Live IV is the fourth season of the Date a Live series, and it will be available on Crunchyroll. Jun Nakagawa (High School Fleet) is directing it on studio GEEKTOYS (Date a Bullet). Studio AIC+ animated the first season of the anime aired in 2013, and it was followed by the second season in 2014, which was animated by Production IMS. A movie titled Date a Live: Mayuri Judgment also premiered in 2015. The franchise came back in 2019 with a season 3 by J.C. Staff. Keitaro Motonaga (School Days) is the one who directed all of it. In 2020, GEEKTOYS also animated two movies under director Nakagawa titled Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet and Date A Bullet: Nightmare or Queen.
The anime is based on Koshi Tachibana’s Date a Live light novel series. Fujimi Shobo serialized it with Tsunako’s illustrations from 2011 to 2020, and it had a total of 22 volumes. Yen Press licensed 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