Romantic Comedy Anime 'Date A Live' Previewed in Ad

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Boy must date spirits to save the world in Spring anime

The television channel AT-X ran a commercial to promote its April 7 premiere of the Date A Live anime.

The ad's narrator outlines the story from Kōshi Tachibana's original light novel series: a boy named Shidō Itsuka 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.

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.

Other cast members include Nobunaga Shimazaki, Kaori Sadohara, Misato, Iori Nomizu, and Aya Endo.

Before its AT-X run, the anime will premiere on the streaming service Niconico in Japan on Saturday at 24:00 (effectively Sunday at midnight). It will then start on the Tokyo MX TV station on April 5 at 25:30 (April 6 at 1:30 a.m.).

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