The Spring 2022 anime season isn't that far off, and there are many exciting titles to look forward to. Many of the most highly anticipated ones are new seasons of already well-loved anime shows. Such is the case with Date a Live 4, which you might also see styled as Date a Live IV. The premise isn't for everyone, but it has developed a substantial fanbase over the years, so many will look forward to the premiere of the newest season.
If you're one of them, go no further. Below you'll find our handy guide to Date a Live 4, including the show's release date, studio, where to watch, trailer and everything you need to know."
What is Date a Live About?
Date a Live combines sci-fi, mecha, school, and harem elements into a futuristic story that involves too much dating. Three decades before the events of the main story begin to unfold, millions of people were killed in an unseen-before disaster that came to be known as a "spatial quake." Since then, humanity had to adapt and swiftly come up with countermeasures to ensure their safety, as spatial quakes became a common occurrence.
The main character of Date a Live, Shidou Itsuka, is a 16-year-old high-schooler living with his sister. When he unexpectedly gets caught in a spatial quake, he faints, finds a mysterious girl known as a "Spirit" when he wakes. Spirits are revealed to be responsible for spatial quakes - and there's a team dedicated to stopping them with brutal force.
As Shidou finds out, there's another, more peaceful way. Ratatoskr is an organization dedicated to reducing the threat of quakes without violently killing spirits. Their method is unorthodox, to say the least; dating. Recruited into Ratatoskr by his sister, Shidou must date the Spirits and make them fall in love with him to prevent more spatial quakes.
As the premise indicates, this premise isn't for anyone, but, for those not minding the harem elements, this is a fun rom-com premise in an apocalyptic setting. No official details have been released about the specifics of the fourth season's plot. However, if the show continues to follow the light novel series it's based on, we expect to meet more Spirits. Nia Honjou and Mukuro Hoshimiya, the ninth and tenth Spirit respectively, are the most likely candidates.
Date a Live 4 Release Date
Date a Live Season 4 is going to premiere on April 2022. At the time of writing, the studio and distributors have not yet announced the precise release date and time. However, we expect an update soon and we'll update this space with more information once it becomes available.
The show was supposed to have aired in late 2021, but several shows were still getting delayed at the time. However, Date a Live Season 4 is now officially a part of the Spring 2022 season lineup, so no more delays are expected.
Date a Live 4 COUNTDOWN
The exact release date and time of most forthcoming shows are usually announced a little before the new anime season starts, so we don't yet have a countdown for Date a Live 4. But don't worry! We will soon update with all the relevant information, so stay tuned.
Where to Watch Date a Live 4?
The first two seasons of Date a Live are available on Hulu, while Funimation and Crunchyroll have all three. Funimation and Crunchyroll are therefore the most likely distributors for Date a Live 4. If any other streaming platform hosts the show, we'll update you with more information!
What Studio is Producing Date a Live 4?
Date a Live 4 is being produced by GEEK TOYS. The show has moved studios quite a lot over the years, starting at Production IMS, before moving to J.C. Staff for its third season.
GEEK TOYS is a relatively newer studio, associated with anime such as Plunderer and Fantasia Sango: Realm of Legends. Most of the studio's anime aren't very well-received, but, hopefully, this will change with the new season of Date a Live.
The voice actors are nevertheless expected to remain the same, despite the studio change.
Date a Live 4 Trailer
Following the release of the first trailer for Date a Live 4, the studio recently released a second trailer, featuring some additional scenes and characters. Compared to previous season trailers, everything looks darker and edgier now, suggesting higher stakes and interesting episodes to come!