A 3-minute promotional video has begun streaming on Date A Live‘s official website. The title song, “Date A Live” by sweet Arms, is featured in the video. The anime is set for release in 2013.
The anime is a sci-fi romantic comedy, adapted from Kōshi Tachibana’s light novel series. This “new generation of boy-meets-girl” follows a boy called Shido Itsuka. He meets a spirit girl who has been rejected by a devastated world. The girl, who Shido names Tohka, previously wiped out much of humanity 30 years ago. Now that she’s back, the only way to stop her is to date her.
Japanese publisher Fujimi Shobo has announced the main cast and crew of the anime adaptation of Koushi Tachibana light novel series Date A Live. The anime is set for release in 2013.
Shido Itsuka: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Tohka Yatogami: Marina Inoue
Kotori Itsuka: Ayana Taketatsu
Origami Tobiichi: Misuzu Togashi
Yoshino: Iori Nomizu
Kurumi Tokisaki: Asami Sanada
Tamae Okamine: Kaori Sadohara
Mana Takamiya: Misato
Reine Murasame: Aya Endo
The series will be directed by Keitaro Motonaga (Jormungand, Getbackers) and Hideki Shirane (Queen’s Blade Rebellion, Kill Me Baby) will be in charge of scriptwriting. The music of the series will be provided by Go Sakabe (The price of Tennis Musical), along with the sound director Yasunori Ebina (A Certain Magical Index, Naruto). Other members of the cast include Hisashi Saito (Haganai, Heaven’s Lost Property) as the visual director, Satoshi Ishino (Excel Saga, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu) will be doing the character design based on the original drawings and Mika Akitaka (Martian Successor Nadesico, Galaxy Fraulein Yuna) is designing the mecha. Sweet Arms will be performing the theme song.