'Date A Live' Light Novels Inspire Game by Neptunia's Compile Heart

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Kōshi Tachibana's sci-fi romantic comedy light novel series also getting anime adaptation in April

The Japanese video game developer Compile Heart (Hyperdimension Neptunia, Record of Agarest War) has launched a website for a video game adaptation of Kōshi Tachibana's Date a Live light novel series.

In the story, a boy named Sido (Shidō) Itsuka meets a spirit girl who has been rejected by a devastated world. The girl, who Sido 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.

Tachibana's light novel series is also getting an anime adaptation. The show will star Nobunaga Shimazaki (Tari Tari's Taichi) as Shidō, and Marina Inoue (Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei's Chiri) as Tohka.

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 adaptation will premiere in April.

[Via 0takomu, My Game News Flash]

Image © 2013 Kōshi Tachibana, Tsunako/Fujimi Shobo/Date A Live Production Committee
© 2013 Compile Heart / Sting

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