Anime Spotlight - Date A Live II

by Anthony Foronda, Apr 3rd 2014

Broadcast Begins April 11th, 2014 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Keitaro Motonaga
(Jormungand, Getbackers, Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka)
Series Composition & Scenario: Hideki Shirane
(Queen's Blade: Rebellion, Girl's High, Tenchi Muyo!: War on Geminar)
Character Design: Satoshi Ishino
(Excel Saga, Puni Puni Poemy)
Animation Production:AIC PLUS+






Introduction

Spirits—Beings that take the shape of innocent girls. Yet despite their beautiful appearance, they're fearsome beings with incredible power. There are only two methods to render them powerless—either exterminate them with force, Or date them and capture their hearts!

Story

Shido Itsuka, who used to be a normal high school student at Raizen High, meets the first Spirit, Tohka, and awakens his power to “seal the Spirit's power”. Though they may be feared and hated beings due to their immense power, Spirits were always alone and knew only combat and death. Shido, the only one in the world with the power to seal the Spirits' might, hurls himself into life-threatening dates with the beautiful Spirits in order to save them.

Those who seek to exterminate spirits, those who seek to save them, those driven by hatred, and those being used. As all of these intentions collide, those who truly make the world go round will rise up out of the shadows. And Shido finally learns the truth about himself! As the story picks up speed, what conclusion will it lead to?! “The ‘Royal Kingdom’ has inverted. Now out of the way, humans.” Reencounters In order to save the “Spirits” he met inside special quakes, Shido underwent training with support from Ratatosk. Shido is suddenly confused by Kotori's direction to “Seduce your teacher”! And then another special quake alert rang out…

Characters

Shido Itsuka
VA:Nobunaga Shimazaki

Shido is a sophomore at Amamiya City's Raizen High School. After past incidents, his power to seal the power of Spirits within him awoke. Since then, he's been working together with Ratatosk under the command of his little sister, helping to continue saving multiple Spirits. His parents are busy and often out, so he's capable of all household chores as the central pillar of his family, including cooking.

Tohka Yatogami
VA: Marina Inoue

The first Spirit Shido saved. She's bright, active, innocent, and doesn't know how to doubt others. Under Ratatosk's arrangements, she's now Shido's classmate as well. She's a big eater, and goes extra crazy over soy bread and Shido's home cooking. She's absolutely head over heels for Shido. The angel she conjures is Sandalphon.

Origami Tobiichi
VA:Misuzu Togashi

Shido's classmate and self-proclaimed lover. She's the top of Raizen High both in academics and sports, as well as mysterious good looks, while also being a talented member of the JGSDF's Anit Spirit Team. In her past she lost her parents in an attack by Spirits, and she's sworn vengeance in her heart. Despite her impression as a collected girl, she's very aggressive in expressing her affections for Shido.

Kotori Itsuka
VA:Ayana Taketatsu

Shido's little sister, who, due to someone's interference, later became a Spirit. When she's wearing her trademark white ribbons, she's a cute, innocent little sister—but when she's wearing her black ribbons, she's the commander of Ratatosk, trying to converse with Spirits and resolve spatial quakes. She's always carrying lolipos around in her personal case. The angel she conjures is Camael.

Yoshino
VA:Iori Nomizu

The second Spirit Shido rescued. She's very demure and shy, but the best friend on her left hand, Yoshinon, is bright and loves jokes. Amongst all the strongly unique Spirits, Yoshino's presence is an oasis for Shido. The angel she conjures is Zadkiel.

Reine Murasame
VA:Aya Endo

Head Analyst and Crew Member of Ratatosk's airship Fraxinus. She suffers insomnia, so she always looks sleepy. Although she often says strange things or behaves oddly, she's an excellent analyst.

Cast

Shido Itsuka
Nobunaga Shimazaki
Tohka Yatogami
Marina Inoue
Origami Tobiichi
Misuzu Togashi
Kotori Itsuka
Ayana Taketatsu
Yoshino
Iori Nomizu
Reine Murasame
Aya Endo

Staff

Original Story
Koushi Tachibana
Original Illustration
Tsunako (“Dragon Magazine” serial: , “Fantasy Library” Publication)
Director
Keitaro Motonaga
Visual Director
Hisashi Saito
Series Composition
Hideki Shirane
Character Design
Satoshi Ishino
Chief Animation Director
Cagetzu Aizawa
Chief Mechanical Director
Hiroyuki Kanbe
Mechanical Design
Mika Akitaka & Yasuhiro Moriki
Prop Design
Goichi Iwahata
Art Director
Takashi Ichikura (Atelier PLATZ)
Art Design
Hiroki Matsumoto (Atelier PLATZ)
Color Design
Atsushi Furukawa
3DCG Director
Tetsuya Watanabe
Composite Director
Tsubasa Yokoyama (T2 Studio)
Editing
Yoshiaki Kimura (IMAGICA)
Setting Research
Takaaki Suzuki
Sound Director
Yasunori Ebina
Sound Effects
Kiyotaka Kawada
Music
Go Sakabe
Music Production
Nippon Columbia
Sound Production
Glovision
OP Theme
sweet ARMS “Trust in you”
Animation Production
Production IMS
Production
Date A Live II Production Committee






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