Anime Spotlight - Date A Live III

by ANN Staff,
Premieres on January 11, 2019 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Keitaro Motonaga
(Getbackers (TV), Katanagatari (TV))
Series Composition: Hideki Shirane
(Aria the Scarlet Ammo (TV), Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (TV))








Introduction

Humanity encounters a new kind of disaster: the "spatial quake." This destructive force has the power to shake space and time, destroying everything in its path. These disasters are the result of the manifestation of beings called "Spirits," born in different dimensions.

The only way to stop the quakes and save humanity is to use brute force and destroy the Spirits, or...

Go on a date with them and make them blush!

High-schooler Shido Itsuka has the power to seal away a Spirit's power by making them blush and planting a kiss on them. He embarks on a number of dates with these Spirit girls in order to protect peace on Earth. Up until now, the spirits that have opened their hearts to him are Tohka, Yoshino, Kotori, Kaguya, Yuzuru, and Miku.

AST seeks to destroy the Spirits. DEM, on the other hand, seeks to control them. The organization Ratatoskr attempts to make contact with them. And, a new spirit Shido has to make blush appears...

A new date (battle) begins, involving all those around...

Character Names & Descriptions

Shido Itsuka

Voice: Nobunaga Shimazaki

A second-year student at Raizen High School, located in Amamiya City. He has the power to seal away the power of the Spirits within his own body. He continues to aid the Spirits, assisting his foster sister Kotori, who serves as commander of Ratatoskr. He is skilled at housework and cooking due to his busy parents often being absent.

Tohka Yatogami

Voice: Marina Inoue

CODE NAME: PRINCESS

The first Spirit Shido saved. She's energetic, positive, innocent, and never doubts anything she's told. She becomes Shido's classmate after being ordered by Ratatoskr to do so. She loves to eat, and loves Kinako Bread and Shido's home cooking more than anything. Well, she actually loves Shido more than anything.

Her Angel is Sandalphon.

Origami Tobiichi

Voice: Misuzu Togashi

Shido's classmate and (self-proclaimed?) girlfriend. She's the smartest and most athletic girl at Raizen High School, and has a mysterious air to her. She's part of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Anti-Spirit Team (AST). She lost her parents in a Spirit attack, and has sworn vengeance against them. Though her advances on Shido are fairly cool and collected, she's fairly aggressive.

Kotori Itsuka

Voice: Ayana Taketatsu

CODE NAME: EFEET

Shido's foster sister who became a Spirit due to the meddling of a certain person. When she has her trademark white ribbon on, she's Shido's innocent little sister—however, when she has a black ribbon, she becomes the commander of the secret organization Ratatoskr that seeks to solve the Spirit problem by communicating with them.

Her Angel is Camael.

Yoshino

Voice: Iori Nomizu

CODE NAME: HERMIT

The second Spirit saved by Shido. She's a quiet, shy spirit, but her best friend—a puppet on her left hand named "Yoshinon"—is upbeat and loves to joke around. Yoshino appears to be somewhat of an oasis amongst the other rowdy Spirits to Shido.

Her Angel is Zadkiel.

Kurumi Tokisaki

Voice: Asami Sanada

CODE NAME: NIGHTMARE

The evilest Spirit who is the only one Shido hasn't been able to save. She's a special kind of Spirit that sometimes even intentionally kills humans. It's certain that she's acting with a goal in mind, but no one knows what that goal is.

Her Angel is Zaphkiel.

Kaguya Yamai

Voice: Maaya Uchida

CODE NAME: BERSERK

A Spirit Shido met on Raizen High School's field trip. She competes with the other Spirit Yuzuru to seduce Shido with charm in order to prove that she's the real Yamai. She is sealed away alongside Yuzuru, and Shido suggests that they both remain alive together.

Her Angel is the same as Yuzuru's: Raphael.

Yuzuru Yamai

Voice: Sarah Emi Bridcutt

CODE NAME: BERSERK

A Spirit who met Shido on Narumi Island alongside Kaguya. Now that her power's been sealed by Shido, she enjoys teasing Kaguya. She respects Origami, who told her how to seduce Shido, and calls her "Master Origami" as such.

Her Angel is the same as Kaguya's: Raphael.

Miku Izayoi

Voice: Minori Chihara

CODE NAME: DIVA

Formerly a normal human pop star, she became a Spirit due to the power of the Phantom. She is very popular due to her amazing beauty and charming singing voice. She hated men with a passion, but since having her power sealed away, she's become quite affectionate with Shido.

Her Angel is Gabriel.

Natsumi

Voice: Ayumi Mano

CODE NAME: WITCH

A "mature" Spirit with a finely-proportioned body like a model. She's 170 cm tall, and her three sizes are 94-62-90. She was friendly toward Shido at first, but things have changed. She begins targeting Shido as her fated enemy she must defeat.

Her Angel is Haniel.

Cast

Shido Itsuka
Nobunaga Shimazaki
Tohka Yatogami
Marina Inoue
Origami Tobiichi
Misuzu Togashi
Kotori Itsuka
Ayana Taketatsu
Yoshino
Iori Nomizu
Kurumi Tokisaki
Asami Sanada
Kaguya Yamai
Maaya Uchida
Yuzuru Yamai
Sarah Emi Bridcutt
Miku Izayoi
Minori Chihara
Natsumi
Ayumi Mano

Staff

Original Creator
Koushi Tachibana (serialized in Dragon Magazine: published by Fantasia Bunko)
Original Character Design
Tsunako
Director
Keitaro Motonaga
Series Composition
Hideki Shirane
Character Design
Koji Watanabe
Chief Animation Director
Koji Watanabe, Koji Yamakawa
Art Director
Kōichirō Bizen
Color Design
Asuka Hino
Director of Photography
Yoshio Ookouchi
Editing
Yoshiaki Kimura
Sound Director
Yasunori Ebina
Sound Effects
Kiyotaka Kawada
Music
Go Sakabe
Music Production
Nippon Columbia
Animation Production
J.C. Staff
Production
Date A Live III Partners

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