On the other hand, this is nothing but a confirmation of our forecast. Below, there is the information how we foresaw this announcement. Why is it important to read the strings below? You may see why we expected the renewal, that's why. We use a statistical approach to determine whether or not your favorite anime will get another installment in the foreseeable future. Moreover, you can explore our thoughts on the subject of the release date for Season 3 of the anime.
Below is our forecast:
The most recent volume of the original light novel series was issued on August 19, 2017. In fact, there is enough source material for the third season of Date A Live. The original sci-fi series consists of seventeen volumes. However, we have watched just twenty-two episodes + 2 OVA, and one movie. Season 1 of the anime covered only the first four novels, while the 2nd installment was an adaptation for the next three. Thus, in total, barely seven of seventeen novels were used for the television adaptation. By the way, about the film, the BD/DVD sales were a success, which indicates the commercial value of the entire franchise.
Moreover, if we gaze at the ratings of both seasons, the score looks pretty high. Season 1 of the series has a score of 7.49/10 > 218,000 votes. At the same time, the 2nd installment has almost the same rating of 7.47/10 > 140,000 votes, according to the statistics by MAL. An overall score of Date A Live on FUNimation, Hulu, and IMDb looks high as well (4.5/5, 4.5/5, and 7.2/10, respectively). So, in general, the anime has received a positive response from the target audience.
Besides, there is enough source material to produce one more season. Summing up, we believe that the series still might get its third television adaptation. We just need to wait for a while. However, also worth noting that sometimes it could take many years. This is how the world of anime works.
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. FUNimation has acquired rights for the anime in North America. The series is available on Hulu and FUNimation websites for online video streaming.
What Is Date A Live About?If you are not familiar with the story, here is a brief overview below.
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.
On The Subject of The Possible Release Date For Season 3Unlike the prevailing opinion that Date A Live Season 3 won't happen, we believed that it might, nonetheless. The main reason to think so is ten volumes of the original light novel series remained. Usually, the creators of the television adaptation face with a lack of source material. However, this doesn't relate to Date A Live, since there is enough data for the third season to adapt.
Given the fact that the third season is already in development, it could take about a year to finish it up. Therefore, we doubt that Date A Live Season 3 will premiere in the first half of 2018. Most likely, the release is scheduled for the next fall. However, the beginning of 2019 looks quite an appropriate period for the premiere as well. In any case, we are waiting for the official announcement. At least, we know now that there is what to expect. As soon as we get some news, we will inform you on the subject. Stay tuned for updates.