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North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it will stream the Date A Live television anime's second season, Date A Live II, as it airs in Japan. The company has not yet confirmed a date and time for the stream.
The second season will premiere on April 11 in Japan.
Keitaro Motonaga (Getbackers, Jormungand) is returning to direct the second season at a new animation studio, Production IMS, with visual director Hisashi Saito (Haganai, Heaven's Lost Property). Hideki Shirane (Hayate the Combat Butler, Queen's Blade: Rebellion) is in 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) and Yasuhiro Moriki are designing the mecha, and Go Sakabe (Gosick theme songs) will score the soundtrack with sound director Yasunori Ebina (A Certain Magical Index, Naruto) at Nippon Columbia. Glovision is producing the music.
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.
In addition to Date A Live II, Funimation is streaming PUCHIM@S 2, Selector Infected Wixoss, One Piece, Selector Infected Wixoss, Ping Pong: The Animation, Fairy Tale, Dragonar Academy, Daimidaler, Soul Eater Not!, and Riddle Story of Devil.
Update: Funimation confirmed that the stream will premiere at 2:05 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 11.
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