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Date A Live (デート・ア・ライブ Dēto A Raibu) is the anime adaption of the Japanese light novel series, Date A Live. It is directed by Keitaro Motonaga and produced by AIC PLUS+. It began streaming on Niconico on March 31 and started being broadcasted on TV on April 6, 2013.

The opening theme is titled Date A Live sung by Sweet ARMS, a group consisting Iori Nomizu, Misuzu Togashi, Misato & Kaori Sadohara. The ending theme for episode 1 is titled "Hatsukoi Winding Road" sung by Ririko (voiced by Kayoko Tsumita), childhood friend (voiced by Risako Murai), and upperclassman (voiced by Midori Tsukimiya), the characters from Date A Live in-universe galge, Fall in Love: My Little Seed. For episode 2 and 3 and onwards, the ending theme is sung by Iori Nomizu titled "Save The World" and "Save My Heart" respectively.

The OVA of the anime's first season is released along with Light Novel Volume 9.

A second season of the anime (titled as "Date A Live Ⅱ" or "Date A Live 2") produced by Production IMS started airing on April 11th 2014. The opening for the Second season is "Trust in you", sung by Sweet ARMS, and the ending is "Day to Story", sung by Kaori Sadohara.

The OVA of the anime's second season is released along with Encore 3.

Season 1: Episode ListEdit

No. Title Romaji/Kanji Title Original airdate
Episode 01 April 10th

Shigatsu Tōka


March 30, 2013 (Premiere Airing) April 7, 2013 (Scheduled Airing)

Episode 02 Close Re-Encounter

Sai-Sekkin Souguu


April 6, 2013
Episode 03 Sword That Splits the Sky

Sora Wakatsu Tsurugi

空分かつ剣 (つるぎ)

April 13, 2013
Episode 04 Unhappy Rain

Fukigenna Ame


April 20, 2013
Episode 05

The Freezing Ground

Itetsuku Daichi


April 27, 2013
Episode 06 Hot Springs of Love

Koisuru Onsen


May 4, 2013
Episode 07 The Visitors



May 11, 2013
Episode 08 Triple Frenzy Tune

Sanjuu Kyōsō Kyoku


May 18, 2013
Episode 09 Nightmare of Madness

Kyōran no Akumu


May 25, 2013
Episode 10 Spirit of Flame (Efreet)

Honoo no Seirei (Ifuriito)

炎の精霊 (イフリート)

June 1, 2013
Episode 11 Countdown



June 8, 2013
Episode 12 Inalienable



June 15, 2013
Episode 13/OVA DATE TO DATE December 9, 2013

Season 2: Episode ListEdit

No. Title Romaji/Kanji Title Original airdate
Episode 1 Daily Life Deirī Raifu
April 11, 2014
Episode 2 The Children of Typhoon Gufū no Miko
April 18, 2014
Episode 3 Wish of the Two Futatsu no Negai
April 25, 2014
Episode 4 Manifestation Kengen
May 2, 2014
Episode 5 Diva Dīva
May 9, 2014

Episode 6

Girls' Music Gāruzu Myūjikku

May 16, 2014

Episode 7

The Army-Destroying Songstress (Gabriel) Hagun Utahime (Gaburieru)

May 23, 2014

Episode 8

A Promise You Must Fulfill Hatasubeki Yakusoku

May 30, 2014

Episode 9

Miku's Truth Miku no Shinjitsu

June 6, 2014

Episode 10

Inverse Form Hanten

June 13, 2014

Episode 11/OVA2

Kurumi Star Festival Kurumi Sutā Fesutibaru
Dec 9, 2014


At the end of season 2 of the anime, a movie was announced. During the events of Date A Fes II, it was announced that the movie will come out on Summer 2015 and titled as Date A Live: Mayuri Judgement.

The movie has been released in a number of countries, with the Blu-ray and DVD set to be released on February 26, 2016.


  • The series had a stream on Niconico prior to the TV broadcast (Season 1).

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