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Date A Live II Anime's Advance Long Promo Streamed

posted on 2014-01-24 12:12 EST
2nd season based on Koushi Tachibana's light novel series premieres in April

The official site for the Date A Live anime began streaming an advance long promotional video for next April's second season, Date A Live II, on Sunday. The promo features the song "Trust in you" by sweet ARMS and introduces the show's characters.

The story based on Koushi Tachibana's original light novel series centers on an ordinary high school boy named Shidō Itsuka who meets a spirit girl who has been rejected by a devastated world. The girl, who Shidō names "Tohka," happens to have wiped out much of humanity 30 years ago, and now she is back. The only way to stop her is to date her.

Voice actresses Maaya Uchida and Sarah Emi Bridcutt will join the second season's cast as twins Kaguya Yamai and Yuzuru Yamai, respectively. Their characters have the power to manipulate the wind. Additionally, Shizuka Itou will play Ellen Mira Mathers and Ryotaro Okiayu will play DEM company director Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott.

Keitaro Motonaga (Getbackers, Jormungand) directed the first anime season at AIC PLUS+ with visual director Hisashi Saito (Haganai, Heaven's Lost Property). Hideki Shirane (Hayate the Combat Butler, Queen's Blade: Rebellion) was charge of the series scripts, and Takaaki Suzuki (Strike Witches, Last Exile) advised on the world setting, as he has done other anime and manga. Satoshi Ishino (Excel Saga, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu) designed the characters based on Tsunako's original novel illustrations. Mika Akitaka (Martian Successor Nadesico, Galaxy Fraulein Yuna) designed the mecha, and Go Sakabe (Gosick theme songs) scored the soundtrack with sound director Yasunori Ebina (A Certain Magical Index, Naruto) at Nippon Columbia.

Funimation streamed the first anime season in North America as it aired in Japan.


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