Shizuka Itou, Ryotaro Okiayu Join Date A Live II Cast
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the Date A Live television anime series announced on Monday that Shizuka Itou and Ryotaro Okiayu will join the cast for the show's second season, Date A Live II. Itou will play Ellen Mira Mathers and Okiayu will play DEM company director Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott.
The second season will premiere in April.
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.
The official Twitter account for the show previously announced that voice actresses Maaya Uchida and Sarah Emi Bridcutt will join the second season's cast. Uchida and Bridcut will star as twins Kaguya Yamai and Yuzuru Yamai, respectively. Their characters have the power to manipulate the wind.
Keitaro Motonaga (Getbackers, Jormungand) directed the first anime season at AIC PLUS+ with visual director Hisashi Saito (Haganai, Heaven's Lost Property). Hideki Shirane (Hayate the Combat Butler, Queen's Blade: Rebellion) was 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) designed the mecha, and Go Sakabe (Gosick theme songs) scored the soundtrack with sound director Yasunori Ebina (A Certain Magical Index, Naruto) at Nippon Columbia.
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