Date A Live IV was among Spring 2022's most-watched sequels. With about half of its original light novel left to cover, fans are hoping to see more of Shido and the girls animated. But how likely is another season? Here's the latest on rumors surrounding the release date of Date A Live Season 5.
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What is Date A Live all about?
Date A Live is a multi-themed romcom anime that has mecha, harem, and sci-fi elements. It is set in an alternate, post-apocalyptic Tokyo (Tengu City) and centers on a supposedly average high schooler named Shido Itsuka.
Shido fits the bill of your typical nice guy. But beneath his kind and unassuming demeanor is a strange ability that makes him capable of saving the world.
All Shido has to do is make the earth's biggest threats fall for him so he could kiss them and seal their powers within him. Despite the immense destructive power that these female cosmic beings called "Spirits" possess, they are no match for Shido's charming kindness.
Date A Live I-IV have all run on the same plotline of introducing Spirits for Shido to neutralize, while also closing up seams in the story as it neared its conclusion.
Will There Be a Date A Live 5?
Date A Live Season 5 – or Date A Live V – is officially in the works.
Twitter user @SugoiLITE is a known reporter on anime scoops. When they tweeted about an apparently ongoing DAL Season 5 production two days before the release of Season 4's last episode, fans went wild, especially since many of Sugoi LITE's leaks have preceded official announcements.
Seeing as the series' latest season fared pretty well, with reviews and ratings being better than all its previous runs, the rumor looked like it would turn out to be true pretty soon.
As expected, the rumor did turn out to be true almost immediately after the leak.
At the end of Date A Live IV Episode 12 on June 24th, the screen showed the fifth season's title.
A few hours after the finale aired, the series' official info-dissemination Twitter posted an illustration by the light novel's author, Tsunako, along with a formal announcement of the production of Date A Live 5.
Date A Live Season 5 Predictions
Date A Live 5 will most likely cover Volume 16 onwards, the most sensible endpoint for Season 4.
Date A Live Season 5, if it does cover the light novel starting from Volume 16, will reveal truths about Kurumi's role in Shido's life and the world as a whole.
Ratatoskr and DEM will be involved in a heavy face-off that will then set the grounds for the story's ending, which could be great material for a final season or another movie.
The Date A Live series has gained a number of improvements since the anime's first season came out in 2013, including budget, production, and art.
New and old fans alike have enough reason to hope for more Date A Live seasons, like whether Shido and Tohka will end up together, maybe?
We will be sure to keep you updated!
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