By Patrick Aguda / October 21st, 2017
The author of the Date A Live light novels, Koushi Tachibana, announced on Twitter that the series would be receiving a new anime series. You can check out the announcement Tweet below.
— 橘公司 (@KoshiTachibana) October 21, 2017
The text on the image reads, “Now then, let’s start a new date.”
The original Date A Live light novels are written by Koushi Tachibana and illustrated by Tsunako. The series began publication in March 2011. The series is published under Fujimi Shobo’s Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint. The 17th volume was the latest volume released for the series.
Date A Live has inspired two previous TV anime adaptations as well as a theatrical anime film. The first season was produced by AIC Plus+ and aired in 2013 for 12 episodes and received an additional OVA later on. The second season aired in 2014 and was produced by Production IMS. This season aired in 2014 for 10 episodes and received an additional OVA. The animated film was produced by Production IMS as well and was released in 2015.
Funimation licensed both seasons of the Date A Live anime and streamed both as they aired in Japan.
Funimation describes the series as follows:
In a world devastated by mysterious spatial quakes, Shido isn’t what you’d expect in a hero. He’s an average Joe who gets bossed around by his adorable little sister and mocked by the popular girls at his school. You’d definitely pick him last for dodge ball, but when it comes to saving the planet from imminent destruction, Shido’s got one thing going for him: intergalactic hotties can’t keep their hands off him! When the secret to stopping the spatial quakes turns out to be romancing the extraterrestrial Spirits responsible for all the chaos, Shido the loveable loser becomes the hero of all humanity. For every Spirit he makes out with, mankind breathes a little bit easier. Kiss the girls – save the world. That name of the game is driving the space babes crazy, and nobody does it better than Shido!
Funimation released both seasons on Blu-ray and DVD, the first season in 2014 and the second season in 2016.
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