They say love is war, and Date A Live is a show that takes that literally. Shido Itsuka has been weaponizing dating to stop spatial quakes for years, and he’s not ready to stop yet. Date A Live: Season 5, officially titled Date A Live V, has been green-lighted.
Have you heard the phrase make love, not war, and thought: why not both? If so, then Date A Live is the show for you. Now that a 5th season is coming, it’s a great show to binge-watch as well. Here’s what you should know about Date A Live: Season 5.
When Is Date A Live: Season 5 Being Released?
Date A Live: Season 5 doesn’t have an official release date out yet. Season 5 was announced in July 2022. New Date A Live seasons usually get released about one to two years after their announcement. If the producers follow the same pattern, Date A Live: Season 5 might come out in the second half of 2024.
What Is Date A Live: Season 5 About?
Date A Live’s source material is the light novel series, and Season 4 ended with Volume 16 of the light novels. So, Date A Live: Season 5 will start from Volume 17, which is titled Kurumi Ragnarok.
Kurumi Tokisaki fans got what they wanted with the Season 4 finale focusing almost entirely on her. It’s not over yet, because Kurumi Ragnarok will be about Shido’s attempt to save Kurumi. To do that, he assembles Ratatoskr’s entire arsenal and prepares for an all-out war against DEM.
If they follow the light novels closely, some huge revelations are coming this season. Season 5 will reveal the origin of the first Spirit and unlock Shido’s memories of his past.
Which Studio Is Making Date A Live: Season 5?
Date A Live has switched animation studios almost as much as Shido has switched girls. For Date A Live: Season 5, Geek Toys, the company that animated Season 4, will be back animating the new season. The production teams are more consistent though. Nippon Columbia and Kadokawa have been producing Date A Live since Season 1 and are back for Season 5.
Nippon Columbia is the production company that made KonoSuba and The Rising Of The Shield Hero.
Kadokawa has produced its own share of top-tier anime. These include Your Name and Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai.
This is a milestone for the series. Geek Toys is currently the only animation company to animate more than one season of Date A Live. AIC PLUS+ animated Season 1, Production IMS did Season 2, and J.C. Staff did Season 3. Geek Toys animated Plunderer and even the Date A Live spin-off films Date A Bullet.
Where To Watch Date A Live
The only streaming platform to consistently have Date A Live is Crunchyroll, and it will likely be where Date A Live: Season 5 will land at as well. No actual confirmations yet though. Here’s where you can stream each season.
Season 1 is available on Crunchyroll and Funimation.
Seasons 2 and 3 are only on Crunchyroll.
Season 4 is on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Aniplus TV (South Korea), and Bilibili.
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