News Date A Live II TV Anime's Ad Aired
posted on 2014-03-23 18:00 EDT
The BS11 channel began airing a commercial for the Date A Live II anime in Japan.
The ad features the opening theme song "Trust in you" by sweet ARMS, and outlines the premise: 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.
The anime's website previously announced that voice actresses Maaya Uchida and Sarah Emi Bridcutt will join the second season's cast. Uchida and Bridcut will star as twins Kaguya Yamai and Yuzuru Yamai, respectively. Their characters have the power to manipulate the wind. 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.
Date A Live II will premiere on April 11 on Tokyo MX TV. (It will then air on BS11 on April 12.)