Date a Live V (Season 5) was announced after the ending of the 12th episode of Date a Live on June 24, 2022, in Japan. Although the ending screen showed the title of the fifth season, the official Twitter stayed quiet and only teased an announcement at 25:30 (1:30 am JST). Turns out that the official announcement also features a special illustration by Tsunako, who is known for illustrating the light novels:
GEEKTOYS animated the latest season of the popular anime series, which is based on Koshi Tachibana’s Date a Live light novel series. Fujimi Shobo serialized it with Tsunako’s illustrations from 2012 to 2020, and it has a total of 22 volumes in circulation. Yen Press is publishing the Date a Live light novel series in English:
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!
Source: Official Twitter
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