Date A Live IV Anime Announces April 8 Premiere with Visual
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The official website for the Date A Live IV television anime series posted the anime's April 8 premiere and a new visual on Monday. Along with the familiar characters, the visual features the new Spirits Nia Honjō and Mokuro Hoshimiya:
In addition, the cast named their favorite scenes from the previous three seasons:. Fans also voted for their favorite scenes, and the Fantasia Bunko Online Festival 2022 will announce the results on Sunday.
The anime will premiere on the AT-X channel on Friday, April 8 at 10:00 p.m., and then it will run on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS11. The anime was originally slated to premiere in October, but was then delayed to this year for "various reasons."
The returning cast includes:
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Shido Itsuka
- Marina Inoue as Tohka Yatogami
- Misuzu Togashi as Origami Tobiichi
- Ayana Taketatsu as Kotori Itsuka
- Iori Nomizu as Yoshino
- Asami Sanada as Kurumi Tokisaki
- Maaya Uchida as Kaguya Yamai
- Sarah Emi Bridcutt as Yuzuru Yamai
- Minori Chihara as Miku Izayoi
- Ayumi Mano as Natsumi
The new cast members include Akari Kageyama as Mokuro Hoshimiya and Hitomi Nabatame as Nia Honjō.
Jun Nakagawa (Date A Bullet, High School Fleet) is directing the anime at Geek Toys (Date A Bullet, Plunderer). Fumihiko Shimo (Talentless Nana, Myriad Colors Phantom World) is overseeing the series scripts, Naoto Nakamura (High School Fleet, The Price of Smiles) is designing the characters, and Go Sakabe is returning from the previous three anime to compose the music.
Miyu Tomita will perform the opening theme song "OveR," and sweet ARMS will perform the ending theme song "S.O.S."
The other staff members include:
- Sub-Character Design: Shiori Tanaka
- Mechanical design: Mika Akitaka, Yasuhiro Moriki
- Art Director: Junki Nakata
- Color Key Artist: Hitomi Ikeda
- Compositing Director of Photography: Keisuke Nozawa
- 3D Director: Kenichi Shirai
- Special Effects: Noriko Masuko
- 2D Work: Noriko Masuko
- Editing: Masato Yoshitake
- Sound Director: Yasunori Ebina
Kadokawa had announced a new anime in the franchise in September 2019, and revealed the fourth season in March 2020.
Tachibana launched the light novel series in March 2011 with illustrations by Tsunako. Kadokawa's Fantasia Bunko imprint published the 22nd and final volume in March 2020. Yen Press is releasing the novels in English.
Sources: Date A Live IV anime's website, Comic Natalie