Date A Live IV Highlights Kurumi Tokisaki In New Visual & “_Type: Nightmare” PV Trailer

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The fourth season of Date A Live has revealed a new key visual and PV trailer centered around fan favorite heroine Kurumi Tokisaki. The new trailer highlights the upcoming ninth episode of the season, as well as the anime’s new “Nightmare” story arc. 

The anime has previously shared teaser trailers for its “Zodiak” and “Sister” story arcs, respectively. 

Date A Live IV is headlined by many of the returning voice cast members, including Nobunaga Shimazaki as Jido Itsuka, Marina Inoue as Tohka Yatogami, Misuzu Togashi as Origami Tobiichi, Ayana Taketatsu as Kotori Itsuka, Iori Nomizu as Yoshino Himekawa, Asami Sanada as Kurumi Tokisaki, Maaya Uchida as Kaguya Yamai, Sarah Emi Bridcutt as Yuzuru Yamai, Minori Chihara as Miku Izayoi, and Ayumi Mano as Natsumi. New voice cast members include Hitomi Nabatame as Nia Honjo and Akari Kageyama as Mukuro Hoshimiya.

Unlike the first three seasons, the fourth season features a different production team. Date A Bullet‘s Jun Nakagawa is directing the series, taking over for Keitarou Motonaga. Other returning staff members from Date A Bullet include Naoto Nakamura as character designer, Shiori Tanaka (Date A Bullet key animator) as sub character designer, Kusanagi’s Nakata Junki as art director, Hitomi Ikeda as color designer, Graphinica’s Keisuke Nozawa as photography director, and Gou Sakabe as music composer. GEEK TOYS is handling the animation production. 

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Other staff members include Fumihiko Shimo (Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki) as series scriptwriter and Mika Akitaka (Strike the Blood series) and Yasuhiro Moriki (Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway co-original mechanical designer) as mechanical designers. 

Date A Live is currently in its fourth season. The first three seasons aired in 2013, 2014, and 2019 respectively. There has also been a 2015 Date A Live anime film and a two-part Date A Bullet OVA spin-off series in 2020. Crunchyroll is streaming the show outside of Japan and other Asian territories, while Bilibili is streaming it in Southeast Asia.

The original light novels were first published under Kadokawa’s Fujimi Fantasia Bunko label on March 19, 2011. The series concluded on March 19, 2020 with 22 total volumes. Date A Live has also inspired various spin-off media, manga, and video games. 

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Crunchyroll describes the first season of Date A Live as:

Ordinary high school boy Shido discovers a mysterious girl at ground zero of a recent spacequake. Shido learns, through his sister Kotori, that the girl is one of the Spirits: mystical creatures responsible for the spacequakes. Shido is recruited to help “seal” the sprits and end their threat to mankind. There’s just one catch: the only way to seal a spirit—is to make her fall in love with you.

Source: KADOKAWA Anime

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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