March 3, 2022
This has never happened before! After AniMoon Publishing had already announced the licensing of the fourth season of Date A Live ( we reported ), the anime label from Potsdam announced today that they will cooperate with ProSieben MAXX and show the sequel in simulcast on free TV.
From April 8, 2022, ProSieben MAXX will broadcast a new episode of Date A Live IV every Friday at 11:15 p.m. in the original Japanese language with German subtitles – and it will be completely uncut. Immediately after the broadcast, the respective episodes are available for a short time free of charge in the media library .
This is the first simulcast ever to be presented on free TV in German-speaking countries. A few weeks ago we already reported that ProSieben MAXX will include the twelve-part third season in the anime program on Friday evenings from March 11, 2022.
The GEEK TOYS studio, led by new director Jun Nakagawa, is now responsible for the production of Date A Live IV . Fumihiko Shimo will serve as the screenwriter and Naoto Nakamura will design the characters. Gou Sakabe once again contributes the music to the series. The TV premiere was originally planned for October 2021, but had to be postponed to the following year 2022 “for various reasons”.
AniMoon Publishing has already released the first three seasons of Date A Live and the associated spin-off Date A Bullet on DVD and Blu-ray , followed shortly afterwards by a new edition as a complete edition .
This is what Date A Live is about:
Seemingly ordinary high school student Shido Itsuka meets a mysterious girl during a space quake. She is one of the "ghosts" whose arrival on Earth triggers destructive spacequakes, the kind that killed more than 150 million people in Eurasia 30 years ago. Immediately after Shido's encounter with the mysterious spirit, mecha fighters arrive and start firing at the girl. In the midst of the battle, Shido is rescued by the commander of the Ratatoskr secret organization's sophisticated airship. Another surprise awaits him on board the ship: Shido is recruited to fight the ghost girls and thus save humanity from annihilation. But there's a catch: in order to seal a ghost's powers, he must make her fall in love with him…!