Funimation to Stream Date A Live Romantic Comedy Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
North American anime distributor Funimation announced on Tuesday that it has acquired the streaming rights to the Date A Live television anime series. Funimation will stream the series on Fridays starting on April 12 at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
Kōshi Tachibana's original light novel series centers on a 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.
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.