The preview images for episode 8 of Date a Live IV have been revealed. The anime will resume on May 27, 2022, and we will witness the result of the battle between Mukuro and the “Inverse Tohka”. You can check out the images below:
The synopsis of episode 8 states that Mukuro wants Shido for herself only, while the “Inverse Tohka” wants to humiliate him. The battle between the two ladies continues. As the spirits don’t remember any memories of Shido, the fight between Mukuro and the “Inverse Tohka” took an unexpected turn. The preview after the ending sequence of episode 7 also stated that Mukuro’s arc will be concluded in the next episode.
Crunchyroll has been streaming Date a Live IV since April 8, 2022, and it currently has 7 episodes. Jun Nakagawa is directing the anime at studio GEEKTOYS. Studio AIC+animated the first season in 2013, Production IMS animated season 2 in 2014, while J.C. Staff was in charge of the third season in 2019. Keitaro Motonaga directed each of the seasons.
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 has a total of 22 volumes in circulation. 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