Date a Live IV has released a character trailer for Kurumi Tokisaki, ahead of the upcoming “Kurumi Refrain” arc, which will begin today in episode 9 of the season.
“Kurumi Refrain” is the final arc of Date a Live IV. Although she was introduced as the third spirit in season 1, this is the first arc that will mainly focus on her. She is the only spirit left to be sealed and her appearance in the previous episode managed to surprise everyone.
Crunchyroll has been streaming Date a Live IV since April 8, 2022, and it currently has 8 episodes. Jun Nakagawa is directing it, while studio GEEKTOYS in animating. Keitaro Motonaga directed the first season at studio AIC in 2013, season 2 at Production IMS in 2014, and the third season at J.C. Staff in 2019.
Fujimi Shobo published the Date a LIve light novel series from 2011 to 2020, with Tsunako’s illustrations, and it had 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