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The ninth volume of Koushi Tachibana's Date A Live light novel series will bundle an original Blu-ray Disc anime when it ships in December. The disc will contain the unaired 13th episode of the upcoming anime, and the bundle will also have an exclusive variant cover for the novel.
In the story, a high school boy named Shidō Itsuka meets a mysterious spirit girl. The girl, who Shidō names "Tohka," happens to have been one of the spirits that wiped out much of humanity 30 years ago. The only way to prevent her from causing another calamity is to date her.
The revealed cast includes:
Keitaro Motonaga (Getbackers, Jormungand) is directing the anime at AIC PLUS+ with visual director Hisashi Saito (Haganai, Heaven's Lost Property). Hideki Shirane (Hayate the Combat Butler, Queen's Blade: Rebellion) is charge of the series scripts, and Takaaki Suzuki (Strike Witches, Last Exile) is advising on the world setting, as he has done other anime and manga. Satoshi Ishino (Excel Saga, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu) is designing the characters based on Tsunako's original novel illustrations. Mika Akitaka (Martian Successor Nadesico, Galaxy Fraulein Yuna) is designing the mecha, and Go Sakabe (Gosick theme songs) is scoring the soundtrack with sound director Yasunori Ebina (A Certain Magical Index, Naruto) at Nippon Columbia. Sweet Arms is contributing the opening theme song.
The anime will stream in March before it premieres on television in April.
Update: The finalized online premiere date is March 30, while the finalized broadcast premiere date is April 5.
Thanks to Cloud668 for the news tip.
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