Date a Live franchise is holding an event called “Best of Date”, where you can vote for your favorite scene from the TV anime series so far. This event is part of the 10th-anniversary project of the anime franchise, which is coming in 2023. Before that, the franchise will return to television in April 2022 with season 4. Studio Geektoys (Date a Bullet) will animate the show, while Jun Nakagawa is directing.
You can check out the “Best of Date” announcement below:
You can vote for your favorite scene on the anime’s official website. The voting will end on February 22 (Tuesday). The top 3 scenes will be edited into a special video.
Date a Live anime premiered in 2013 and had a total of 13 episodes and an OVA. Season 2 followed in 2014 with a total of 10 episodes with another OVA. In 2015, a movie titled Date A Live Movie: Mayuri Judgment premiered in Japanese theatres. After four years, the franchise returned to the television with its 3rd season. In 2020, two movies titled Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet and Date A Bullet: Nightmare or Queen under director Nakagawa also had a theatrical release.
Date a Live was originally a Japanese light novel series written by Koshi Tachibana with Tsunako’s illustrations. Fujimi Shobo started serializing the novel series in 2011 and ended in 2020, after 22 volumes. Yen Press licensed the light novel 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!Yen Press