Date A Live Season 3 comes to an end March 29, 2019. That's why we think that it's time to talk about a next season. First, please bear in mind that Date A Live Season 4 is yet to be announced, and even more so, no release is confirmed. Don't even think of believing those media outlets that promise you the upcoming premiere be released in 2020 for sure. All such data are nothing but fake news.
At the same time, even though Date A Live Season 4 is not confirmed, the renewal is still possible. The first thing which points out the further decision on renewal is Date A Live Vol. 20, the latest volume of the eponymous light novel, which was issued on March 20, 2019. The light novel series, thereby is still ongoing. Besides, we doubt that at least two more previous volumes were adapted in the current, 3rd season of Date A Live.
In other words, we now have some source material for another anime adaptation. Of course, there is not enough chapters in the recent three volumes, and we need at least two or even three more volumes for another television series. Yet the odds on renewal are rising in such a case.
In addition, it's worth mentioning that the current installment of Date A Live was a success among the viewers. On MyAnimeList, the 3rd season holds a score of 7.29 based on about 12,000 votes.
Date A Live Season 4 Release Date
Now, let's talk about the possible release date for Season 4. As mentioned above, in our opinion, Date A Live Season 4 is just a matter of time. Yet this is nothing more than our opinion. No official announcement has been made. However, in the positive case scenario, we would likely have to wait until 2021, at least. The reason is that according to the schedule, Koshi Tachibana releases two volumes per year.
Let's imagine that 17-18 volumes were required to produce the three previous seasons. As a result, each season covers six volumes. We need thereby at least three new volumes of the original light novel series. One of them will be issued this year, while the two remained will be released only in 2020. In fact a studio requires at least a year to produce a 12-episode season. Therefore, Date A Live Season 4 might premiere only by the end of 2020. Meanwhile, the most likely period for the possible upcoming premiere is January 2021.
All the data above is nothing but our forecast, which is however based on facts not rumors. No doubt, we are looking forward to the official announcement of renewal. As soon as AIC Plus+, Production IMS, J. C. Staff, or any other studio announces the renewal or even the exact premiere date, we will update this page.
By the way, J.C.Staff, the studio, which produced the third season of Date A Live is more reputable when it comes to renewal unlike Production IMS, for instance. So guys, the odds are high. Stay tuned for updates. We'll keep you informed.
Date A Live Summary
As a result of the disastrous explosion, 150 million people died. It was the first Spacequake known to humankind. However, later on, similar phenomena continued to happen repeatedly. The story picks up thirty years after the last cataclysm. Shido Itsuka seems to be a regular high school student.
But one day, in an attempt to rescue his sister from the epicenter of Spacequake, he encounters a mysterious girl in armor. It turns out that this girl is, in fact, a cause of all these tragic natural disasters, since she is a spirit from another dimension. Meantime, his adopted sister Kotori is the captain of the spacecraft Fraxinus.
Her mission is to avoid the destruction of Earth. Kotori explains Shido that he has to force this girl to fall in love with him. If Shido would be lucky to accomplish this, he will be the one who saved the world.
Date A Live premiered in April 2013 on Tokyo MX. However, a preview was available yet in March on JAITS. Subsequently, Animax, AT-X, and other Japanese networks began airing the series. Anime International Company, Inc. served as a developer of the first season of Date A Live.
Production IMS Co., Ltd. served as a creator of the second television adaptation that debuted on April 12, 2014. J.C.Staff served as a developer for Date A Live Season 3, which premiered on January 11, 2019.
FUNimation has acquired rights for the anime in North America. The series is available on Hulu and FUNimation websites for online video streaming.