The results of Date a Live anime’s best scenes competition, “Best of Date” have been released during the Fantasia Bunko Online Festival 2022, which was held on March 13, 2022. This is in line with the 10th-anniversary events of the show’s franchise. Fans of the series voted for their favorite scenes from February 8 to February 22 and the top three scenes that got the most votes in each season have been compiled in a video:
The scenes in season 1 that won and were included in the video were the parts when Shido sealed Kotori’s spiritual powers in episode 12 – “Things You Can’t Give Up“, the scene where Shido told Tohka that she could stay on Earth and he would take responsibility for it in episode 3 – “The Sword That Splits the Sky“, and the scene in which Kurumi was cornered by Kotori during their fight in episode 10 – “Spirit of Fire“.
For season 2, the winning scenes were Miku and Shido’s fight in episode 9 – “The Truth About Miku“, the part when Tohka started singing in episode 6 – “Girl’s Music“, and the scene where Shido protected Miku in episode 10 -“Inversion“.
The winners in season 3 are the part when Origami asked Kurumi to take her in the past 5 years ago in episode 8 – “Demon King of Descending Darkness“, the scene when Shido saved Origami in episode 11 – “Angel of the Starry Night“, and the part when Tohka realized her love for Shido and saved him in episode 12 – “Make Itsuka Shido Swoon“.
About Date a Live
Date a Live anime started in 2013 under studio AIC Plus+. Studio Production IMS animated season 2, which aired in 2014. A movie titled Date A Live Movie: Mayuri Judgment premiered in Japan in 2015. Season 3 aired in 2019 and J.C. staff animated it. All of it was directed by Keitaro Motonaga (School Days). In 2020, two movies titled Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet and Date A Bullet: Nightmare or Queen had a theatrical release in Japan, and Jun Nakagawa directed it. The 4th season of the anime was originally set to premiere in October 2021 but was postponed to April 8, 2022. Director Nakagawa is also the one directing it, while studio GEEKTOYS is animating.
The franchise of the series will mark its 10th-anniversary in 2023.
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Fujimi Shobo serialized Kochi Tachibana’s Date a Live series from 2011 to 202. There are a total of 22 volumes available. Yen Press licensed the light novel series in English:
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Source: Official Website, Fantasia Bunko Online Festival 2022
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