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'Date A Live IV' TV anime postpones October 2021 premiere to 2022, reveals first PV

Written by: Jei Beltrano

Published on: September 10, 2021 at 16:22 PHT (GMT+8)

The official Twitter for Kōshi Tachibana and Tsunako's Date A Live franchise announced on Friday that the previously-announced fourth season of the television (TV) series adaptation of the light novel series titled "Date A Live IV" has been postponed to 2022 due to undisclosed reason. The series was originally scheduled to premiere this October.

The anime's first promotional video (PV) was also revealed along with the announcement of postponement.

The fourth season is animated and produced by Geek Toys with Jun Nakagawa serving as the series director. Fumihiko Shimo is writing the scripts, Naoto Nakamura designing the characters, and Go Sakabe returning to compose the series' music.

The main cast from the third season is returning for the new season.

Date A Live IV key visual | PHOTO: Date A Live IV Prod. Com.

The series is based on the Japanese manga series written by Kōshi Tachibana and illustrated by Tsunako with the first volume published on March 19, 2011 under Fujimi Shobo's Fujimi Fantasia Bunko. It has been collected into 22 tankōbon volumes as of August 2020.

Five manga adaptations have been inspired from the series with KADOKAWA Shoten and Fujimi Shobo publishing the series in Monthly Shōnen Ace and Monthly Dragon Age magazines.

The series inspired four seasons of TV anime adaptations with the first season produced by Anime International Company airing from April 6 to June 22, 2013. The second season by Production IMS was aired from April 12 to June 14, 2014 and the third season by J.C. Staff from January 11 to March 29, 2019.

The fourth season produced by Geek Toys which was announced last March 2021 was originally scheduled to begin broadcasting in October of the same year but was later postponed due to an undisclosed reason. It was moved in 2022.


Source: Date A Live Info Official Twitter


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