Date A Live(デート・ア・ライブ,Dēto A Raibu?) is a Japanese light novel series written by Kōshi Tachibana and illustrated by Tsunako. An anime adaptation series aired on TV from April 6 to June 22, 2013. Each episode was streamed in lower quality on Niconico a week before its TV premiere. Following the end of the first season, a second season was announced, titled Date A Live II, which began airing from April 11 to June 13, 2014. A theatrical film adaptation has been announced.
Thirty years ago a strange phenomenon called a "spacequake" devastated the center of Eurasia, claiming the lives of at least 150 million people. Since then, smaller spacequakes plague the world on an irregular basis. Shido Itsuka, a seemingly ordinary high schooler comes across a mysterious girl at the ground zero of a spacequake and learns from his sister Kotori she is one of the "Spirits" who are the real cause of the spacequakes that occur when they manifest themselves in the world. He also learns that Kotori is the commander of the airship Fraxinus, crewed by the organization Ratatoskr, and is recruited to make use of his mysterious ability to seal the Spirits' powers thus stopping them from being a threat to mankind. However, there is a catch: to seal a Spirit's power, he must make her fall in love with him and kiss him.
The protagonist of the story, he possesses a strange power that allows him to seal the powers of a Spirit in his body with a kiss; however, the seal will only work if the Spirit holds enough trust or affection toward him to allow it. Although considering trust and affection is a two-way street he probably needs to have a certain amount of affection too, or at least genuinely want to help the spirit from the bottom of his heart which he usually does even before seeking out a spirit. This ability to seal and contain 99% of a spirit's power might have been given to him by Phantom soon after it turned Kotori into the spirit Efreet. After sealing a Spirit's powers, there will be an invisible link connecting him and the Spirit, through which a portion of the sealed power will flow back to the Spirit if said Spirit's mental state becomes unstable, and back to Shido once the Spirit's mental state restabilizes. So the more angry/distraught/unhappy a spirit is the more power she takes back temporarily while conversely the happier/content/joyful a spirit the more her power level doesn't rise from the minimum level of 1%. He also has the ability to recover from severe injuries which would normally be fatal. This ability is revealed in volume 4 to be due to his having sealed Kotori's power five years prior to the start of the story, and him using her healing ability each time he gets injured. Although this only works on severe or life threatening injuries, minor injuries like scratches and bruises that would heal naturally will heal at a normal human level unless a severe injury triggers the healing flames. Later in volume 5, he discovers he can also use the powers of the Spirits (other than Efreet's) that he has sealed but he can only use the powers in a limited fashion for a short time as even doing one strong attack drained his energy to the point where he almost passed out.
Abandoned by his birth mother, he lives with his foster sister Kotori. He has blue hair and brown eyes, and is in his second year in Raizen High School, class 2-4. He was in despair for a time after being abandoned and subsequently adopted, which made him sensitive to similar feelings from others and wanting to bring them out of it, fuelling his desire to save the Spirits. He meets his real sister Mana Takamiya later in volume 3. In volume 7 Westcott briefly addresses him as Takamiya before switching back to Itsuka.
She is the first Spirit saved by Shido. She transfers into his class at the end of the first volume. Shido named her for the date of their first meeting, the 10th (though one kanji is different, the tenth day of a month is pronounced as Tohka). Reine later added the Yatogami surname for her. She has long dark purple hair and purple eyes. She is ignorant of the ways of the world, but nevertheless has a normal sense of embarrassment. She seems to have strong feelings for Shido, which she is shown to be unable to understand when she gets jealous after seeing Shido accidentally kiss Yoshino. However on learning that Yoshino is a Spirit like herself she decides to support Shido in his cause to save the other Spirits such as Kurumi, even actively participating in battles at times.
She gets captured by DEM Industries at the end of volume 6, then in volume 7 on seeing Shido ambushed and is about to be killed by Ellen, she is filled with such despair that she transforms and goes on a rampage, attacking everyone in sight including Shido. However he manages to kiss her to bring her back. Westcott calls her transformed state the Demon King, adding that this transformed state is the actual form of Spirits like her in the bordering dimension that they come from before manifesting in this world.
Her Angel is Sandalphon, which takes the form of a a broadsword, usually with a throne that doubles as the scabbard, although at times it seems as though she can do just as much damage with or without it, using her hands to project dark energy spheres or bolts in order to slice through inanimate objects with ease. Her Astral Dress, Adonai Melek, consists of a purple ballgown. At full power she shatters the throne (volume 1) and combines the pieces with the sword turning the blade into Halvanhelev (the Last Sword) lengthening the blade several meters long, dramatically increasing her powers and can be charged to unleash an ultimate blow. Fortunately, the one time she used Halvanhelev charged up Shido was able to stop and seal her before the energy was unleashed. When she goes completely berserk (volume 7) her Angel changes to Nehemah, a stronger version of Sandalphon, and her Astral Dress becomes darker in color and more revealing, in this state, Isaac referred her as "Demon King" (魔王,Maō?). Her AST and Ratatoskr codename is Princess.
A highly intelligent classmate of Shido who is athletic, "beautiful", and the most famous person in Shido's school. She is often described as doll-like in appearance. She has short white hair and blue-grey eyes. She is the only human "girlfriend" of Shido, and out of all the other girls who like him, she is the most aggressive in her pursuit of him showing no bounds in her attempts to learn more about him, get closer to him, or even on trying to get more intimate with him. If not obsessive it borderlines as she does some weird things such as knowing Shido's exact measurements, and dressed up as a maid when he visited her after overhearing he likes maids. Her dating preparations include an energy drink where one drop will increase his energy a hundredfold, chloroform for emergencies, and a pair of handcuffs with masking tape in case she needs to use them. She knew Shido from when they were children living in the same apartment building and him doing something that had a profound impact on her.
Her hatred of Spirits stems from a Spirit who killed her parents five years prior when it blasted her parents after they managed to escape their burning home. Due to this, she joined the AST, in which she holds the rank of Master Sergeant, in an attempt to find the Spirit responsible for the fire codenamed "Efreet" and kill her, as she believed that "Efreet" was the culprit. However "Efreet" who turns out to be Kotori was not the Spirit responsible. She reluctantly believes Shido when he tells her that while Kotori unintentionally started the fire, she did not kill Origami's parents and that there was another spirit there (later named Phantom.) Although whether Phantom killed her parents, or another spirit was there and was the one who killed Origami's parents is unknown. However, considering Phantom went to great lengths concealing its identity such as not having a clear image or voice whenever meeting anybody in addition to wiping Shido's and Kotori's memories 5 years ago its unlikely that it was the girl Origami saw mocking her parents death. This singular aim of revenge has enough drive within her to overcome her calm, calculating, and composed personality for her to go to the extent of disregarding orders and hysteria, getting her into trouble on more than one occasion. Notably, she was about to be discharged from the AST in volume 5 until Westcott intervened, after which her punishment was reduced to two months of not being allowed to use Realizers.
In volume 10, she lured Shido to a trap and later attempted to kill Tohka, the Yamai sisters and Miku with him out of the way. But she was eventually defeated by Tohka when she got back all her spirit powers. She was later turned into a spirit by Phantom and went back in time with the help of Kurumi in an attempt to fend off the Phantom who at the time she thinks was the Spirit who caused her parents deaths, which she was proven wrong just moments after she fended Phantom away, and the truth hit her very hard as she realized who killed her parents, Origami herself. As a result, she falls into extreme despair and turns berserk, similar to but worse than what had happened to Tohka in volume 7. Upon returning from the past, the berserk Origami started attacking the hospital and the surroundings where Shido and the other spirits are at, destroying whatever she attacked with no signs of stopping. Shido, who is bent on reverting Origami to her original self, was almost killed while approaching her as he got sent smashing down to the ground at high speed from a great height. Even Fraxinus, which was already heavily damaged during it's earlier battle with DEM's battleship Goetia, was damaged further while helping Shido to fend off her attacks, and fell to the ground in flames.
Her angel is Metatron which is a large crown that floats around her head, which can call out larger pieces of floating golden pillars that seem to resemble to a larger crown that surrounds her. Her powers are mainly the control of light energy.
She is also a protagonist of Date AST Like, a spin-off manga which focuses on her relationship with Mikie in the AST, as well as the main character of Date A Origami, a 4-komacomic strip manga which focuses on the romantic comedy aspect of the main series.
Shido's foster sister who was a human that gained the power of a Spirit five years prior to the start of the main story and thus, saved by Shido at that time. There is no record of how she obtained her Spirit powers, and she herself cannot remember; she does not know why both Shido's and her own memories are vague or missing at that crucial point, though she suspects someone may have tried to erase those memories. However, she isn't able to handle her Spirit powers for long before she loses control and is overcome by a powerful need to destroy and kill. When her Spirit powers overwhelm her, she retains almost no memories of any events that transpire during that time. She temporarily takes back her powers from Shido to save him from Kurumi with her power being sealed by Shido once more later on. The reason another sealing was needed was because she took all 100% of her power back breaking the Spirit Link between them that would cause her powers to return to Shido when she calmed down. During this state Shido has none of Efreet's powers and thus is completely and mortally human which will stay dead when killed. At the second sealing, she and Shido both regain their lost memories of the first sealing: an entity called "Phantom" granted her her Spirit powers when she was left alone at home and crying (with which she destroyed everything around her and nearly killed Shido), told her to kiss Shido if she wanted him to live (which was how Kotori knew about the method to seal a Spirit's powers, and also the ability to heal from serious injuries that Shido got from her), and afterwards stripped them of their memories of its existence, as well as Shido's memories of the entire incident. This memory also disproves Origami's belief that Kotori was the one who killed her parents, and that it was another Spirit that did it. Considering how Phantom went to great lengths to conceal its existence it seems likely that a third spirit was present and the one who Origami saw murdering her parents. Especially since Phantom never shows itself with a definable appearance or voice while the figure Origami saw was definitely a girl who apparently wanted to be seen.
She has red hair, often in twin ponytails, and her eyes are red. She is almost always shown with a Chupa Chups lollipop in her mouth. She displays two very different characters, bordering on split personality. When she wears white ribbons in her hair, she is completely relaxed and peaceful and shows an immature, spoiled character that's always clinging to her brother. When on the Fraxinus or dealing with major situations, she switches to black ribbons taking on an arrogant, superior attitude to everyone including Shido, but nevertheless still cares deeply for him as shown on many occasions. This difference in character is revealed in volume 4 to be due to Shido giving her black ribbons as a present for her ninth birthday after sealing her powers, and telling her to be strong as long as she wears them. However she is extremely weak to horror-related things, and reacts strongly to them regardless of character.
Her Angel is Camael, a halberd with a flame edge that is capable of changing shape to a cannon that extends to her right elbow. The cannon takes a little time to charge up and absorb Kotori's flames but has a devastating attack that almost killed Kurumi and blew a hole clean through her angel. Kotori with her powers has the ability to recover from severe injuries, which Shido is able to use unconsciously while her powers are sealed inside him. Its represented by healing flames coming out of the wounds. How much of this effect remains when her powers are sealed is unknown. Her Astral Dress, Elohim Gibor (meaning "God Hero" in Hebrew and as par with anime-naming, does not mean a thing), is a kimono which mainly consists of the colors pink and cream. In her Spirit form she also has horns growing on her head, with her black ribbons tied on them. Her AST and Ratatoskr codename is Efreet.
The third Spirit that appears in the series, and the most brutal. Her Astral Dress, Elohim, is made out of crimson and black frills, giving her the appearance of a Gothic Lolita. While in her Astral Dress, she wears her black hair in twin ponytails, with the hair on her left side longer than her right. While not in her Astral Dress, her hair is tied up slightly differently, with both sides being of the same length except for the fringe covering her left eye, showing only her red right eye. Her left eye is an inorganic clock face, representing her remaining time (essentially measuring how much life she has left.) Although she is prone to killing people without a second thought, she has so far only killed humans who are doing bad things such as surrounding and hassling her when she wanted to be left alone. She cares for animals a lot, such as when she killed four guys who were shooting a kitten with air guns by making them the targets for her guns. She transfers into Shido's class in volume 3 and even announces that she is a Spirit. She is attracted to Shido from the very start, gaining the ire of Tohka and Origami. She is very aggressive in her actions, causing Shido to be bewildered during his mission on making her fall in love with him. However she reveals to Shido that she transferred to Raizen High School in order to eat him, or specifically the power that he has within him, to gain a large amount of life. She has a history with Mana, as Mana has been repeatedly killing Kurumi, but fails due to the fact that Kurumi keeps reappearing through the use of her clones. She manages to easily defeat the combined forces of Tohka, Origami and Mana at the end of volume 3, but was defeated at the beginning of volume 4 by Kotori. She managed to flee after Shido got in between them to stop Kotori from killing her. In the volume's epilogue she is seen regaining her time using her shadow powers to absorb the life of people within a building just enough to knock them out for a bit, but without killing them to 'avoid attracting attention'. She seems to have taken a liking to Shido as she appears in several side stories forcing him to do something with her for fun, but without trying to 'eat' or kill him. Such as going on a date or having him comment on several cosplay outfits she tries on for him.
She reappears at the end of volume 6 to help Shido rescue Tohka who has been captured by DEM Industries, as well as to use Shido as a distraction to find something else in the possession of DEM Industries. It is revealed at the end of volume 7 that she had been looking for and had failed to find the Second Spirit, who was captured by DEM Industries and held somewhere, and was the only one who knew the location and identity of the First Spirit, the one that caused the spacequake 30 years ago. As of volume 7 her powers have yet to be sealed by Shido. She reappears again at the middle of volume 10 and helped Origami return to the past on her request. Near the end of volume 10, she shows up at the battlefield and told Shido that Origami, in her current berserk state, is unstoppable. She then sends Shido back 5 years into the past on her behalf for an unknown mission, supposedly to not only find out what exactly caused Origami to fall into such despair, but to find out how Origami met him from that long ago.
Her Angel is Zafkiel, which takes the form of a massive clock face with a musket and a flintlock pistol taking the place of the minute and hour hands of the clock, and which allows her to control time. She is able to summon her past selves to fight or take her place as they are essentially Kurumi herself. This not only allows her to cheat death by summoning herself from before her death, but also makes it more difficult for Shido to reach her; such as when Shido was able to persuade Kurumi on top of the school but was interrupted when another self (original?) killed her (clone?) for showing weakness, circumventing any emotional persuasions the same way as physical injuries. Although which memories are kept and which die with the one killed is unknown along with how Kurumi uses her clones to evade death. One possibility is that when the current Kurumi dies the clone created from the most recent time becomes the dominant Kurumi or when about to be 'killed' again the original somehow switches places with a clone in her 'shadow'. Although all clones have the same memories as her up to the moment in time they were copied from, but whether they build on those memories by watching from her 'shadow' where she stores all her clones when not in use or some other method hasn't been shown yet, but they almost always obey the original. The only know exception is the clone created from the moment on the school roof who ran off to have a date with Shidou before being pulled back into the shadow and 'dying'. From within the shadow they can reach out their arms and grab people to hold them or to drag them into the shadow which somehow ends up with the person seeming to have exploded when the area is shown later. Can come out of the shadow and use the same clothes and guns as the original but not the powers of the Angel directly.
The twelve Roman numerals on the clock has different powers that only the original Kurumi can use. She has twelve different abilities she can use, which are named after the first twelve Hebrew numerals. The abilities she has shown so far include First Bullet: Aleph (which speeds up time, allowing the target to move faster), Second Bullet: Bet (which slows down time and causes the target to move slower), Fourth Bullet: Dalet (which reverses time and which can undo injuries the target sustains), Seventh Bullet: Zayin (which stops time, freezing the target and preventing it from moving), Eighth Bullet: Het (which makes clones of the target, these clones being cloned from a past form of the target, and this ability being the secret behind her past selves and why she keeps reappearing after being killed), and Tenth Bullet: Yud (which allows her to see the past experiences of the target). Her power causes her life to be eaten away, the clock hands on her eye rapidly turning in the clockwise direction each time she uses Zafkiel's power. This forces her to obtain 'time' from outside sources, specifically from either killing other humans using her shadows, or using the City of Devouring Time to weaken those caught in her shadows to strengthen herself. In addition, the real reason she wants to gather a large amount of time is to not only be able to use Twelfth Bullet: Yud Bet to go back 30 years in time to kill the First Spirit, but also to have enough left over to do the deed.
Spirits are extraterrestrial beings from a different dimension whose arrival is usually preceded by a spacequake. These spacequakes are usually involuntary, but they can also cause spacequakes voluntarily, as Kurumi, Kotori and Miku have shown. Each Spirit has a numerical kanji in their name. They also each possess an Astral Dress as well as an Angel, which are respectively named after the Divine Names of the Sephirot of the Kabbalistic Tree of life corresponding to the numerical kanji in their names, and the archangels governing the corresponding Sephirot. Each Spirit has a unique ability, and each displays different levels of knowledge about Earth. When Tohka transforms, her new Angel is named after the Qliphoth corresponding to her Sephira.
It is later revealed that the source of a Spirit's power is a gem known as a Sephira Crystal. When a human is exposed to a crystal, they receive whatever power the crystal stores inside. Giving a Sephira Crystal to Kotori and Miku is how Phantom turned them into Spirits.
The absolute shield that protects the Spirits; the form, the shape and even its function all reflect on the Spirits itself. Angels can take many forms, from monsters, instruments to swords, all of which seem to display some special power. Acts as both a medium and amplifier for the Spirit's powers. Usually used in its default form by their Spirits, but can be altered into various forms for various reasons. For example, Gabriel is a huge organ but Miku was able to summon it as one pipe to amplify her powers while still being able to move around freely. Kotori's Camael can change from a mostly melee style Axe into a long range cannon that charges up and shoots her power in one catastrophic blast. Tohka combined her throne with Sandalphon to create her ultimate and most powerful sword Halvanhelev.
Astral Dress, or raiment, is the Spirits' armor created by their power. Provides high powered protection against physical attacks so conventional weapons can't pierce or damage it. Against attacks from DEM weaponry or other Spirits it does provide significant protection, but can be damaged or pierced through. Whether the protection is limited to the areas covered is unknown but likely able to protect exposed features (like the face) as most of AST's combat protocol seems to be blasting the Spirits with full force anywhere can hit rather than to specifically aim for exposed areas. The form of the Astral Dress, so far, either can't be altered or none of the Spirits has tried to alter it. While the Astral Dress and (before being sealed) any clothes Spirits wear are made of Reiryoku, only the Astral Dress itself provides protection. As noted by Tohka, in the first Volume of the Light Novels when she almost got sniped, not only were the clothes she was wearing not considered her Astral Dress, but is extremely inferior for providing protection (if any.)
The Second Spirit saved by Shido. She has the appearance of a young girl around Kotori's age, with long blue hair and matching eyes. She has a very shy personality, depending on her puppet in her left hand, Yoshinon, most of the time for communication. She is a very docile Spirit, and does not attack the AST when they attack her, not even summoning her Angel, reasoning that if she does not like being hurt, they would also not like it. However when she loses [Yoshinon] she will be at a loss, and when attacked will summon her Angel, but only to defend herself.
Her Angel is Zadkiel, a giant rabbit puppet that she summons and controls with her right hand. It is capable of breathing out freezing air that freezes the AST members along with their territory. Other than her Angel, she is also capable of manipulating the three states of water, but is usually seen manipulating ice, however there is a tiny amount of Spirit Energy in each drop of the rain that appears whenever she manifests herself in this world. Her Astral Dress, El, consists of a green rabbit suit and a white petticoat. Her AST codename is Hermit.
A split personality that was born out of Yoshino's wish to not be alone and not to have her powers hurt others. It is Yoshino's ideal self, as well as her friend. Unlike Yoshino, it speaks out with confidence and is prone to offending others. It acts as Yoshino's pillar of support, allowing her to keep calm enough to not attack others. It usually does the speaking for Yoshino, appearing to speak through ventriloquism by her doing, but their thoughts are independent of each other, and she has no control over what it says. Yoshinon's personality only comes out while Yoshino is wearing the puppet and both personalities consider the puppet to be Yoshinon. Yoshino is always the human shaped spirit Yoshino, Yoshinon is always the puppet so there are never any cases where Yoshinon takes over Yoshino's body, other than the arm holding the puppet, and Yoshino never becomes the puppet.
Similar in age to Shido, Kaguya and Yuzuru are identical twins, even being described as "clones" since they both split from the same Yamai Spirit, with the reason for the split as well as the original Yamai's personality both being unknown. Although they are two different, independent individuals, strictly speaking they are still one Spirit, Yamai. They both have long orange hair and mercury colored eyes. They are well known to people who know about Spirits as well as the general population due to causing a major atmospheric change when they duel while having a significant amount of witnesses. However the spacequakes they cause have few to no casualties due to them manifesting high up in the sky. Their constant duels stem from both of them arguing about who is the real Yamai. Both of them have dueled in various fashions, with 25 wins apiece and 49 draws after 99 matches. On seeing Shido they agreed their 100th and final match to be who can seduce him first, with the winner being the real Yamai, and the loser disappearing.
However deep down they each wanted the other to live, resulting in the both of them asking Shido to choose the other. When they learned of each others true thoughts, they got angry enough at each other for not wanting to live, to fight again, this time to see who would run out of energy first and thus die. However Shido managed to stop them and give them the option of both living on as Yamai, as well as him sealing both their powers together. They both realized that what they really wanted, was for both to live on together. Being grateful to him for giving them that option, they kiss him together, which seals their powers. They join Shido's school, transferring to class 2-3, the class beside Shido's. Their relationship is close enough to count as lovers rather than just sisters.
Their Angel is Raphael, whose true form is a bow and arrow weapon, El Kanaph, which has a high penetration capability, and is formed by combining their weapons. They both possess the power to control air currents. Their Astral Dresses, Elohim Tzabaoth, are visually masochistic, being covered in a dark colored coat with various parts of their bodies being covered by straps, Kaguya's being purple and Yuzuru's being blue. Both also have locks which possess torn off chains protruding from them, Kaguya's being on her neck, right hand, and right leg, and Yuzuru's being on her neck, left hand, and left leg. Their AST codename is Berserk.
Her personality is outgoing and very highly spoken of herself to the point that she doesn't always think statements through. The resulting effects from her outspokenness can make her seem childish or immature. She has her long orange colored hair braided up. Her main weapon is El Re'em, a lance.
Personality-wise, she speaks in a distinctive manner in an almost robotic structure with her intent of the statement stated beforehand in a one word sentence. She is reserved however she will not hesitate to point out the flaws within Kaguya's arguments. She looks identical to Kaguya, albeit being slightly more well-endowed than her twin. Other differences include her hair being braided into three portions and her expression appears listless. Her main weapon is El Nahash, a pendulum.
A Spirit that first appears in volume 6 of the series. She is introduced as a student of Rindōji Girls' Academy who first manifested in this world in March, and transferred to Rindōji in April. She also works as a very famous and popular idol singer. She is shown to have a strong distaste of men, to the extent that merely talking to them will lower her impressions of them. Shido had to cross-dress just to get close to her and seal her powers, a plan that eventually failed when she found out. She is shown to not care about human life, such as when she revealed that she intentionally caused a spacequake to get rid of the crowd of people blocking her way just to get to the stage to sing, simply because she wanted to sing. She has violet hair and eyes, and she is always seen with a yellow flower-shaped hair clip in her hair. Her Astral Dress, Shaddai El Chai, adds a yellow crescent moon to the hair clip, as well as a number of white flowers in her hair. The Astral Dress itself consists of a mainly yellow dress with some blue parts as well as white frills.
In a flashback in volume 7, it was revealed that like Kotori, she was originally a human prior to becoming a Spirit. She wasn't good at anything but singing, but she could sing better than everyone else around her, and hence had dreamed of performing on the big stage from a young age. Her dream came true at the age of fifteen when she debuted under the stage name Tsukino Yoimachi (宵待 月乃,Yoimachi Tsukino?), where she had the time of her life, being loved and adored by her fans, of which over 90% were male. A year after she debuted, she refused to sleep with a TV producer, after which false scandals about her began to appear. She quickly lost favor with her agency and her fans, leaving her devastated. She tried to reconnect with her fans with her singing, but suffered psychogenic aphonia on stage, resulting in her losing her voice, her one asset. This led her to contemplate suicide until Phantom approached her and gave her her current Spirit powers. Due to this incident, she stopped trusting everyone, hating on males and seeing females as her slaves and puppets. However after seeing Shido put his life on the line to rescue Tohka from DEM's clutches, and later keep his promise to do so for her as well, by saving her when she gets attacked by a frenzied Tohka after running out of Spirit mana and losing her voice, rendering her defenseless, she falls in love with him, deliberately initiates the kiss to allow him to seal her powers, and even calls him "darling", trusting him to keep his promise to continue to be her fan even if everyone else turns against her. She loves Shido to the point of declaring him to be her boyfriend around others.
Her Angel is Gabriel, which takes the form of an organ complete with speakers, through which she can transmit and strongly amplify her voice, and by extension her sound-based powers, of which she has demonstrated three so far: March, which enhances the listeners' physical strength, Rondo, which generates sound pressure in the form of a wall and is her primary form of defense and attack, and Solo, which brainwashes her listeners to cause them to be devoted to her, but can be blocked out by a pair of earplugs. A devoted follower will refer to Miku as Onee-sama (Formal Japanese for big sister) and think or do things they normally wouldn't do, even if unasked, to help her out no matter how insane the action. Such as what Kotori and crew were about to do as punishment to all the people, especially Shidou, who had hurt Miku before being interrupted. Her AST codename is Diva.
A spirit who first appears in Volume 8. Her initial appearance is a healthy young adult, but near the end of the volume, her true form is a sickly little girl. In both of these forms, she has emerald colored hair and eyes. She acts hostile towards Shido after believing that he saw her true form which he did not actually see. This is because the AST's dust which cancels out her magic also blinded him so by the time he could see again she was already back in her adult form. As the beginning of her revenge she disguises as Shido in his school to try and ruin his life, but she was found out by the real Shido, as well as Tohka and Origami who saw through her disguise. Having her perfect disguise seen through infuriates her even further and keeps telling herself over and over that it's impossible for her perfect disguise to be seen through. She later threatens Shido in which he has to find out who she was disguising as in one of the twelve photos of people he knows or else those twelve will disappear. After Shido finds out who she was disguising as, Haniel, for some reason, has its mirror break which releases the people who were already captured. Natsumi, who was in a nervous state, had also reverted into her true form in front of Shido and his friends who were captured. Most likely this was because Shido 'won' the game which shattered Haniel's mirror breaking all the spells it was maintaining, such as the one imprisoning the others and the other one making Natsumi look like a voluptuous young adult. As Natsumi felt embarrassed from having her true form seen, she transforms back into her adult form and transforms Shido and the others into children. She then flies off on Haniel.
In Volume 9, her hiding place was later found by the Fraxinus and Natsumi escaped to a inhabited mountain side. There, she was attacked by Ellen Mira Mathers and got heavily injured. Just as Ellen was about to attack her again, she was saved by Shido and the other spirits with him. She was then transported to the Fraxinus, returning to her original form on the way. Kotori and the others affected by Natsumi's magic were turned back to normal as well as her transformation ability was released when she lost consciousness. Natsumi was later brought to an underground facility in the city owned by <Ratatoskr> where Shido attempted to seal her powers with the help of Kotori and the others present. However, his plan failed when Natsumi escaped from the underground facility after having too much negative thoughts about the great treatment Shido & the others gave her. Natsumi later assisted Shido and the 5 spirits to stop 3 artificial satellites sent by DEM Industries which was planned to assassinate Issac Westcott from destroying the entire Tenguu City which they succeeded in doing so. Natsumi then initiates the kiss with Shidou to allow her powers to be sealed, upon being satisfied by Shidou's response on a question and request to confirm how important she is to him.
Her Angel is Haniel, which takes the form of a broomstick. Its ability can transform the target into any form Natsumi wants. This can be people, objects, whatever she desires. Such as turning some of the AST members into cute animals during their battle. The Angel has a gem on the tip that can turn into a mirror which can entrap anyone inside. Her AST code name is Witch.
An unknown entity that gave Kotori, Miku, and Origami their spirit powers. This was done by offering them a gem that dissolved into their hands infusing them with the power of a spirit. It's unknown whether only some or all Spirits were humans given powers or were always Spirits in the first place. Her motives so far, other than creating more Spirits, is unknown. How she creates the crystals or selects girls to turn into Spirits is unknown also. Whenever meeting someone Phantom always hides her identity by turning her appearance and voice into a 'mosaic,' so while people know she's there and can 'hear' her voice in their minds, nobody can discern or remember what Phantom looked or sounded like (even on camera) so her whole identity, including gender, is hidden. How or why the gems gives certain powers or influences the receiver is unknown so only theories exist on why Kotori experiences increasingly destructive impulses when she uses her powers, extreme attacking and healing, versus what Miku experiences, who doesn't have destructive impulses when using her powers, whose powers are more of control and boosting with minimal offense and defense. This entity is also the one who told Kurumi about where the second spirit to show on Earth may be held in along with the information that Shidou holds the powers equivalent to three Spirits within him. Phantom is revealed to be a silver long-haired girl and has a similar speech pattern to Reine. She stated that Origami was the best girl to turn into a spirit and is surprised that she is rebelling against her. Whether she is the first Spirit who showed up thirty years ago or one of the first few who came after hasn't been revealed, although it's unlikely considering she knows Kurumi wants to kill the first Spirit but hasn't tried to stop her. Although this could be arrogance on her part, knows Kurumi is doomed to failure no matter what, or knows how it will turn out but requires Kurumi making the attempt in order to trigger an event that would only occur from Kurumi trying to change time. For example, Origami's life would've been extremely different if Kurumi hadn't sent her back in time to change a life changing event without realizing that her future self was the cause of the event.
Ratatoskr(ラタトスク機関,Ratatosuku Kikan?) is an organization created for the purpose of resolving the issues of Spirits and the spacequakes through peaceful means. It has also been stated that the organization was created for Shido's sake as he has the means to peacefully seal a spirit's powers. Ratatoskr's command center is located upon the airship Fraxinus. The headquarters for Ratatoskr is at an undisclosed location which houses all of the records for Ratatoskr as well as being the location for high-ranking members of Ratatoskr and the Rounds to operate from.
Head analyst onboard Fraxinus, she is a non-certified medic who can perform simple first aid tasks. On the second day of the semester, she transfers into Shido's school as his assistant homeroom teacher. She is soft spoken, often speaking in a nonchalant manner who seems to have a physically weak stature and always seems to be tired. She even claims to have not slept for thirty years.
Vice-commander under Kotori of Ratatoskr crewing the airship Fraxinus, a ship located 15,000 meters above Tengu City. He shows masochistic qualities when receiving any type of physical punishment from Kotori. He displays psychological foresight in his defense of Fraxinus which appears to be an ability known by Kotori to the point that she is dismissive of a physical attack upon Fraxinus because of his presence. He is also the former captain of the AST, when Ryouko had just joined. He kept the AST in line with unusual punishments whenever they stepped out of line; first timers had to cosplay for a day, second timers had to step on him on top of having to cosplay, and so on. However he was well-respected due to his skills with the Realizers. He left the AST to "find a suitable master to serve", and joined Ratatoskr, but left a wish to be reinstated in case he wanted to return.
An old man of higher than 50 years of age who is Ratatoskr's Machinery's founder as well as Kotori's benefactor. He is described as good natured and is the chairman of the Rounds. He seems blind since as all of the books within his library are written in Braille, yet after meeting Tohka in person he said "She really looked happy" rather than she sounded or she seemed happy. He receives respect from Kotori to the point that she wears her military uniform properly without her signature Chupa Chups lollipops. Seemingly, he possesses authority over Kotori to the point in that being suggestive of appropriate action to take should the worse case happen after Shido manifested an Angel, Kotori replied that she would kill Shido. His secretary is Karen Nora Mathers, Ellen Mathers' (aka Adeptus 1 of DEM) older sister.
AST (Anti-Spirit Team)
The Anti-Spirit Team is a special unit within the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (Japan's army) that is designed to suppress and ultimately eliminate the threat posed by Spirits. They utilize Combat Realizer units (CR Units) layered on top of combat wiring suits to enhance normal human capabilities while providing offensive and defensive combat capabilities. The CR Units are based upon equipment that utilizes technology recovered by humans after the original spacequake that have been described as "magic through science". The CR Units of the AST have an operating area otherwise known as the operator's "personal territory" that can be expanded or contracted at the will of the operator, thus leading to a decrease or an increase in the territory's effective capability. In this personal territory, the impossible can occur thus leading to the description of "magic through science".
A temporary Second Lieutenant of the AST, she works for the DEM Industries based out of England as a Wizard. Revealed to be the real sister of Shido, she does not have any memories from that time but possesses just a picture which was her only proof that she had a brother. Like Shido, she has blue hair and brown eyes, with her blue hair tied in a ponytail. Due to the procedure she underwent to strengthen her fighting power, she has less than 10 years to live, but was kept from knowing this truth about her body. After being defeated by Kurumi, she is hospitalised but is taken away by Ratatoskr in volume 5 whereupon she learns of this truth and defects to Ratatoskr in volume 6.
Holding the rank of Private, she is described as having brown eyes and hair, with her hair tied in pigtails. She is in Origami's and Shido's year but she skipped a grade, making her one year younger. Her age being close to Origami's leads her to have a strange attraction to Origami. Her dedication to Origami is shown by the fact that she was willing to resign from the AST when she thought Origami was going to have a disciplinary discharge.
She is also a protagonist of Date AST Like.
Mildred F. Fujimura (ミルドレッド・F・藤村,Mirudoreddo F. Fujimura?)
Voiced by: Saki Ogasawara
Holding the rank of Sergeant First Class, she is described as a girl with blue eyes and blonde hair who wears glasses. She often goes by the nickname "Mily". Her age is close to Origami's thus leading her to have a strange attraction to Origami. She is a mechanic who occasionally gets delusional about others for her own personal fantasy.
One of the largest corporations in the world, it is based out of England having originated out of a defense industry and it is the only known industry that is able to manufacture Realizer Units. The Realizer units equipped by the world's military, police forces, and especially the AST are all made by DEM Industries. They are economic rivals with Asgard Electronics, the company that supports Ratatoskr, with operatives who are able to utilize CR Units with experience exceeding that of special forces groups from different countries. The "DEM" within their name stands for Deus Ex Machina. They're marginally inferior to Ratatoskr in the development of aspects related to Realizer units due to advancing in various fields and oppose their policy of protecting and sheltering the Spirits, as according to them the only way to deal with the Spirits is by destroying them. Although, from their actions in various novels it seems that they consider their ends justify any and all means no matter the cost, sacrifice, or collateral damage. Whether its brainwashing and overcharging their wizards to openly attacking an event with hundreds of people just to send a slap to their opponents faces. As long as their goals are realized, killing hundreds of people in the process is an acceptable loss and not worth losing sleep over.
Sir Isaac Ray Peram Westcott (サー・アイザック・レイ・ペラム・ウェストコット?)
The managing director of DEM Industries. He is around 30 years old and a tall man with dark ash blond hair and sharp eyes. He seems to know more than he lets on, such as the knowledge of Tohka's transformed state, as well as Shido's past. All of DEM's elite wizards refer to him with -sama, fanatically loyal, and willing to do terrible acts just because he said so. Considering Mana's amnesia before she joined DEM, headaches whenever she tries to remember the past, and respect for Westcott even after finding out what was done to her there is a possibility that brainwashing, conditioning, and/or a Realizer used to make them so loyal to him alone. Such as when Adeptus 3 was hesitant about a mission to capture Tohka that would expose their equipment to the public and create numerous civilian casualties just to slap Ratatoskr's face rather than use a plan to minimize both, such as the original plan on the island where the Yamai twins appeared. Yet she and the others were going ahead with it without reservation simply because Westcott said it would be for "humanities' greater good." Issac himself has shown little care, much less humanity, in his thinking as long as his goals are realized. Whether its discussing ways to break Tohka's spirit through torture with the same manner and care one would discuss the weather, or the loss of life and DEM property when Tohka snapped, he never showed any sign or thought of guilt, despair, sorrow, or grief, but was happy that she inverted as if nothing else mattered.
Known as the world's strongest Wizard who works under Westcott as his secretary. She had previously worked for the AST at his request. She has vowed to never lose to any opponent, even agreeing that she may go so far as to commit the atrocity of destroying the world in the process. She is also Karen Nora Mather's younger sister. Whether her fanatical devotion to Issac is sincere or imprinted on her is unknown, but was willing to cut off the hands of DEM board members who had voted against him. Also wants to kill Westcott for what she consider's his betrayal. Like Issac, she doesn't care about the lives of others (except for Issac himself) except for how they can show some use in furthering his objectives. This is shown when she hopes Paddington and the Arbatel were completely destroyed when she loses contact with them rather than considering if she should go help. Or when she captured Tohka, while completely ignoring a rioting Miku, without showing any concern or thought about the situation other than the fact that other Spirits were there who could be dealt with later. Like Mana it's likely that she has a shortened life span as a side effect to the process to strongly increase her own abilities. Hinted that she might be sleeping with Issac as his mistress.
Second executive head for Colonel, he is the captain of the DEM Industries' 500 meter airship Arbatel. He is a middle-aged man with a beard. Has an arrogant personality and more concerned with saving his career when things went south rather than his crew's lives or maintaining secrecy. While held in captivity after the island incident by Ratatoskr, Isaac terminated him after using him to communicate with Westcott.
Long red haired woman and is the third strongest DEM wizard. Like the other DEM wizards she's concerned with receiving Issac's favor and completing his orders first, and personal morals a distant second. Such as going along with the plan to attack Tohka while she was in a heavily crowded area, despite misgivings, just because Issac ordered it. Was the leader of the DEM wizards sent to the AST after the island incident to "help out" with the authority to act on their own in order to accomplish Issac's mission of finding and capturing Shido and Tohka at the first opportunity shown. Arrogantly considers herself and the other DEM wizards helping the AST as elites helping out immature amateurs only until they complete their own secret mission. Seemed to have enjoyed giving radical orders to the AST without explaining anything other than having the backing of the higher ups and protests would be a waste of breath. Is extremely jealous of Ellen and Mana being more powerful and therefore closer to Issac. After losing to Mana in their first battle she somehow got her powers severely charged up allowing her to use the Red Licorice, a combat version of the White Licorice test type for their second battle. However, this would burn her out in hours and not years overwhelming her mentality causing her to go berserk. So in her attempts to kill Mana during their second battle she was completely ignoring any damage she dealt to her own comrades and the surrounding area. When she was approaching her limit Mana dealt her a terminal blow, killing her. Her last words were wondering if Issac would finally notice her.
Raizen High School
Raizen High School(来禅高校,Raizen Kōkō?) is a high school located in Tenguu City within the Kantou region where Shido and other major characters attend. Having been built on the disaster area that affected Japan from the spacequake thirty years ago, the school is installed with an underground bunker for whenever there is a spacequake around the area.
Voiced by:Anri Katsu (Japanese), Nick Haley (English)
Shido's classmate. In the anime he has a 2D girlfriend who is actually a character from "Fall in Love: My Little Seed" (恋して マイ・リトル・シード,Koishite Mai Ritoru Siido?), Date A Live's in-universe visual novel.
Shido's classmates. They always seen together and are friends with Tohka, supporting her in her efforts to become Shido's girlfriend, while reprimanding him upon seeing him with other girls. Their given name is a pun for I, My, and Me.
Date A Live: Tohka Dead End Dēto A Raibu Tōka Deddo Endo (デート・ア・ライブ 十香デッドエンド)
A manga adaption of Date A Live with illustrations by Ringo began on April 16 of 2012. Due to Ringo having health problems, the manga was cancelled after 6 chapters. The adaptation ended covering only a part of Shido's first date with Tohka.
A new manga adaptation began serialisation in the January 2014 issue of Shōnen Ace, this time with illustrations done by Sekihiko Inui. It was recently announced that the third volume of the manga will be the last. The third volume will be shipped by Kadokawa throughout Japan this winter.
The anime adaptation is directed by Keitaro Motonaga and produced by AIC PLUS+. The series was streamed in lower quality on Niconico, with each episode available a week before its TV premiere. The first episode was streamed on March 31 and aired on Tokyo MX on April 6, 2013. The final, 12th episode was streamed on Niconico on June 16 and aired on Tokyo MX on June 22.
The opening theme is titled "Date A Live" (デート・ア・ライブ,Dēto A Raibu?) sung by Sweet Arms, a vocal group consisting Iori Nomizu, Misuzu Togashi, Kaori Sadohara, and Misato. The series makes use of four ending themes: "Hatsukoi Winding Road", by Kayoko Tsumita, Risako Murai and Midori Tsukimiya; "Save The World", "Save My Heart" and "Strawberry Rain" (ストロベリーレイン?), all three by Iori Nomizu.
Following the TV broadcast of the final episode of the first season, a second season is set for April 2014. The opening theme is sung by Sweet Arms titled "Trust in You" and the ending theme is sung by Kaori Sadohara titled "Day to Story". The animation production will be held by Production IMS. An unaired episode will be bundled with the third volume of the Date A Live Encore short story collection to be released on December 9, 2014.
Thirty years ago, a spacequake devastated the center of Eurasia. In the present, the ditzy Kotori Itsuka and her brother Shido live in Japan. For the opening ceremony, Kotori and Shido make a promise to meet at a diner later that day. As school ends for Shido, a spacequake alarm sounds throughout the city for the citizens to enter shelter areas immediately. After being unable to contact his sister, Shido uses her GPS to confirm that she is still within the city according to their promise. He leaves the shelter to find her and in doing so, is outside when the spacequake occurs thus meeting his first Spirit. After a battle between the Spirit and the AST, where Shido learns that Origami is a part of the AST, Shido finds himself among the group Ratatoskr on the airship Fraxinus learning about the Spirits, his sister and the organization she is a part of.
"Close Re-encounter" "Sai-sekkin Sōgū"(再接近遭遇)
"Save The World"
April 7, 2013
April 13, 2013
Shido is undergoing stage two of his training which is practical application upon real humans. First is his teacher Tamae Okamine who, with the assistance of Reine Murasame and Kotori, falls head over heels in obsessive love with him. Running away from her, he bumps into Origami Tobiichi. He uses her for practice but ends up unintentionally starting a relationship with her. A spacequake alarm occurs and the Princess Spirit is expected to appear at Raizen High School. With the students evacuated, Shido heads inside the demolished section of the school to confront the Princess. Shido makes a connection with the Princess and names her Tohka. The AST shows up and engages Tohka from long range with their rifles to kill Tohka but Origami sees Tohka with Shido and assumes that Tohka is holding him hostage. Since Shido is now her boyfriend, Origami snaps and flies to engage Tohka in close combat. Tohka is lost during an explosion and Origami is taken away for minor hospitalization. The next day, Tohka appears before Shido as he is rummaging through the rubble so that they may go on their date.
"Sword That Splits the Sky" "Sora Wakatsu Tsurugi"(空分かつ剣(つるぎ))
"Save My Heart"
April 14, 2013
April 20, 2013
Shido and Tohka are on their date being overseen and supported by the Fraxinus crew. Tohka mistakingly assumes that each variety of food she is consuming at first is a "date". Not accustomed to a crowd, when the couple enter the shopping area she assumes that humanity is launching an all out attack on her. Origami observes them from the shadows while Shido and Tohka go from a high-priced restaurant to south of the station where they enter an improvised shopping area. Tohka is able to indulge in the foods present to her desire but notices that Shido doesn't seem to be having fun. They move on to an arcade that is dominated by crane games which Tohka mistakingly assumes is the "mecha team's" secret base. In the course of playing for a prize that has caught Tohka's eye, Tohka inadvertently voices her bond with Shido. They make their way to a cliff edge where Tohka finally finds out what a "date" is and sees why the "mecha people" want to kill her as she keeps destroying a world that is so kind, fun and beautiful. Meanwhile, Origami is given permission to fire only for Shido to push Tohka out of the way and get killed in her place. Tohka furiously attacks a stunned Origami as she sees the AST as killers and should die. Before Tohka can kill Origami, Shido is revived with his wounds completely healed and falls from the sky towards Tohka. To prevent the city's destruction by a critical state Halvanhelev, Tohka kisses Shido while they glide down to the cliff edge as Tohka's Astral Dress disappears. Her last request is that Shido take her on a date again.
"Unhappy Rain" "Fukigen na Ame"(不機嫌な雨)
"Save The World"
April 21, 2013
April 27, 2013
Shido meets Yoshino for the first time while running through a shrine on a rainy, ill-forecasted day. Believing her to be just a girl, he goes on about his way. At school, Tohka has made cookies and competes with Origami for Shido's attention. Arriving home, Shido learns that Tohka will be living in his house since he has sealed her powers. Kotori explains that it is also training as Shido still has to assist in sealing more spirits. Later, as a spacequake alarm goes off during school, Shido heads out to find it is Yoshino that is the cause. Tohka is left in the shelter while Shido goes out to meet Yoshino only to have Tohka follow him and witness the two accidentally having kissed. Tohka retrieves her powers from Shido but only to provoke Yoshino who attacks while leaving. Utilizing her angel Zadkiel, Yoshino is also able to escape from the AST nearby while Origami eyes Yoshinon, Yoshino's puppet.
"The Freezing Ground" "Itetsuku Daichi"(凍て付く大地)
April 28, 2013
May 4, 2013
Tohka is avoiding Shido due to her feelings about what happened between him and Yoshino. She talks with Reine and receives advice and clarity about what occurred. During this time, Shido helps Yoshino look for her puppet, Yoshinon. Yoshino gets hungry while searching so the two go to Shido's house to eat. It's revealed that Yoshinon is Yoshino's friend because he is strong, cool, bold, and is essentially a hero that is everything Yoshino wants to be. As Shido is getting close to Yoshino, Tohka barges is spouting an apology but misinterprets the situation. Yoshino teleports away, Tohka barges out again, but Shido learns that Yoshinon is at Origami's place. Origami forcibly makes progress between them when Shido comes over but as the conversation turns to Spirits, she gets notice of a mission. Yoshino is being targeted by the AST but Shido plans to save her with Tohka's help. As Tohka acts as a decoy, Shido makes it through Yoshino's barrier with Yoshinon to fulfill his promise. With her trust in him established, Shido seals Yoshino's powers. In the last few scenes, it is revealed that the housing for the Spirits has been completed so that Tohka and Yoshino may move in.
"Hot Springs of Love" "Koisuru Onsen"(恋する温泉)
"Save The World"
May 5, 2013
May 11, 2013
Tohka and Yoshino desire to visit a hot springs so Shido makes the arrangements with Kotori for them to go to Tenguu Gokuraku Hot Springs. Kyouhei attempts to convince Kotori to go but it's revealed that he has ulterior motives. His punishment is to dig a hole and refill it for the next week. Meanwhile, Kusakabe is informed that the DEM Corporation is going to send reinforcements. Kusakabe also finds out that due to the increase in the Spirit's attacks the alert level has been raised causing the group's vacation trip to be cancelled. Convinced by an AST member, Kusakabe decides that the AST will instead go to the hot springs. Origami receives a phone call from Shido where she overhears that he'll be going to the Tenguu Gokuraku Hot Springs with Tohka. While riding, Yoshino is given affectionate attention by Shido which frustrates Tohka causing her to collapse the road. This in turn disrupts the train the AST is riding on underground. The AST arrive at the surface behind Reine, Shido, Yoshino and Tohka. To prevent contact of the two groups, Ratatoskr intervenes in the path of the AST with multiple obstructions. Shido invites Kotori after seeing her but is interrupted while Kotori is informed of the situation regarding the AST. Kotori orders Date Town to enter Battle Mode Level 2 with authorization to open fire on the AST leading to a battle in which stray ordnance causes [Yoshinon] to fly off. Shido goes to find [Yoshinon] in the midst of the firefight and is almost killed by Ratatoskr's Destruct Mode. Tohka saves Shido from the attack while being overseen by Origami and fellow AST members. Everyone reaches the hot springs but due to Yoshino's actions, it has partially frozen. Kannazuki finds a hot springs that Kotori, Shido, Tohka and Yoshino end up enjoying by themselves. Mana Takamiya is then shown as arriving in Japan.
"The Visitors" "Raihōsha-tachi"(来訪者達)
"Save My Heart"
May 12, 2013
May 18, 2013
Mana is having a 10v1 practice match against Origami's unit before having introduced herself at the briefing AST's previous battle with Hermit where she unknowingly reveals herself to be Shido's sister. Kurumi Tokisaki transfers into Shido's class revealing herself to be a Spirit to get closer with Shido. During her time touring the school with Shido they're followed by Origami and Tohka, but as Shido is attempting to seduce Kurumi she is also attempting to do the same to Shido. After school, Kurumi kills three humans and is confronted by Mana. Mana then runs into Shido later on that day. Taking her to his house, what Mana shares about herself leads to a quarrel between her and Kotori but ultimately leaves everyone with more questions than answers. During school the next day, Shido finds out that Kurumi was killed during her confrontation with Mana yet she appeared at school. Origami questions Kurumi in a secluded place and finds out that Kurumi is pursuing Shido.
"Triple Frenzy" "Sanjū Kyōsō Kyoku"(三重狂騒曲)
"Save The World"
May 19, 2013
May 25, 2013
Shido invites Kurumi out but is forced on a polygamous date when Tohka seduces him and Origami forces her plans upon him for a date. Shido is unable to deny any of them as Tohka would be heartbroken, Origami would be suspicious and his plans to seal Kurumi depend on the date. With their dates occurring around the same time and their entertainment venues located rather close to each other, Ratatoskr assists Shido by teleporting him to each girl's location while monitoring their emotional levels. After Shido leaves Kurumi, she finds some boys shooting at a stray cat and convinces them to let her play with them. Ratatoskr loses sight of Kurumi as Origami and Tohka run into each other. After they both proclaim their trying to find Shido for their date, Origami runs off concerned there may be another. Shido returns to look for Kurumi but finds blood, body parts, and Kurumi killing a man. As she holds Shido within her clutches, Mana intervenes wearing her CR Unit.
"Raging Nightmare" "Kyōran no Akumu"(狂乱の悪夢)
"Save My Heart"
May 26, 2013
June 1, 2013
Mana kills Kurumi and explains everything to Shido. After he is forced away, he avoids Origami and Tohka after running into them because of seeing the death Kurumi caused. Tohka finds out the reason for Shido's behavior and continues her date with him to try to cheer him up. After gaining some insight to Kurumi, the next day Shido declares to Kurumi that he'll save her. Kurumi goes to the school rooftop while encasing the school in her field to dissuade Shido from trying to save her. Mana is confronting Kotori about Ratatoskr and attempting to use it as leverage against Kotori so she'll release Shido from the potential danger he's in. While Kurumi is threatening the school and the town, Origami and Tohka are engaging in battles with other copies of Kurumi. Shido convinces Kurumi only for her to be killed by another Kurumi. As Tohka and Origami show up, it's revealed that the hands in Kurumi's shadow are actually the hands of other copies of herself. Kurumi takes everyone hostage and attempts to blow a spacequake only for it to be blown away. Kotori appears explaining the cancelling of the spacequake while in her Spirit form. She has taken back her Spirit powers from Shido temporarily to fight Kurumi.
"Spirit Of Fire (Ifrit)" "Honō no Seirei (Ifurīto)"(炎の精霊(イフリート))
"Save The World"
June 2, 2013
June 8, 2013
Kurumi and Kotori start fighting after a short conversation. Kurumi used one of her skills to make Kotori stay still, create copies of herself, and shoot Kotori a few times. Kotori fell over after Kurumi's last shot but Kotori's healing skill enables her to not die. Then, the shocked Kurumi sent her copies to kill Shido but he was pushed away by Kotori and the copies were killed. In the heat of the fight, Kurumi used one of her skills to inhibit Kotori but it only worked for a while. Kotori used her weapon to shoot Kurumi's angel after the frightened Kurumi summoned her copies to shield her. Shido tried to reason with Kotori to not kill Kurumi, but she ignored him, making Shido realize that Kotori is no longer herself. Immediately, he went to stand in front of Kurumi to shield her. After the shot launched, Kotori suddenly regained conscious and deflected the shot. Shido woke up on Fraxinus after dreaming of the event that happened 5 years ago. He went to meet Kotori for information of her powers after being calmed down by Reine. He left in despair to meet Mana and Origami in the hospital after he heard from Reine about Kotori's condition. Being unable to meet Mana, Shido instead met Origami, who tried to get him closer to herself. Before Shido exited Origami's room in the late evening, she told him of her intent to kill the Spirit of Fire to avenge her parent's death five years ago and that's the reason that she joined AST.
"Save My Heart"
June 9, 2013
June 15, 2013
Shido is contemplating the situation regarding Kotori involving the events five years prior including the statements made by her and Origami about the apartment fire. While he meets with Reine to discuss the date with Kotori, Origami is informed about gear arriving at the base in two days by Ryouko while she visits. With Ratatoskr's headquarters personnel all agreeing that Ocean Park is the ideal venue for Shido's date, Shido undergoes training outlined by Reine involving Shido taking Tohka and Yoshino to buy swimsuits. As Tohka asks about a swimsuit, Origami appears and teases her that it's a new piece of anti-Spirit equipment. Finally, she inquires of Tohka about the Spirit of Flames to the point of being overly polite in her questioning. Finding Tohka's information useless, Origami pressures Shido into viewing her choices of swimsuits. Tohka and Origami turn it into a contest in that whoever turns on Shido more gets to go on a date with him. Yoshino ultimately wins but back on Fraxinus, Shido watches the video of the fire from five years ago. Recognizing ordinary video noise as a Spirit initiates a series of flashbacks that lead to Shido blacking out. Tohka and Yoshino tag along the next day to help Kotori ease up and be able to partake of the date. As Shido sees Kotori resorting to pharmaceuticals to counteract her deteriorating mental condition, his determination is invigorated leading him to take Kotori away alone. At the AST base, Origami gets a firsthand view of the DW-029 Annihilator Gear codenamed “White Licorice” sent there by DEM Industries for use by Mana. In talking with Ryouko, she's indirectly told that they have footage of the battle between Kotori and Kurumi. In the last scene, Origami is staring at a frame from the footage showing Kotori as she realizes who Efreet is.
"Things You Can't Give Up" "Yuzurenai Mono"(譲れないもの)
"Save The World"
June 16, 2013
June 22, 2013
Picking up directly from Origami seeing Kotori, a frightened Kotori is with Shido at the amusement park riding various roller coasters and attractions on their date. Without communications, Ratatoskr can only monitor with Kyouhei making masochistic comments to the opportunities Shido should have taken. While separated, Yoshino tells Tohka what she overheard about Kotori being a Spirit and how Shido is trying to seal her powers. Origami steals the DW-029 Annihilator Gear codenamed “White Licorice” and suddenly attacks Kotori as she is talking to Shido. Kotori changes into her Spirit form to fight back, and Origami enters into a rampage, going into a full offensive. Before Kotori strikes a finishing blow, Origami accused her of how she killed Origami's parents five years ago, astonishing Kotori long enough for Origami to trap her. Shido intervenes, delaying Origami but as she is about to fire Tohka and Yoshino arrive. Tohka strives to stop Origami but as her ordnance is exploding ever closer to Shido and Kotori, the latter two kiss effectively sealing Efreet. During the kiss, Shido and Kotori remember exactly what happened five years prior. Shido pleads with Origami as she reaches the operational limit of White Licorice and collapses from exhaustion. Kurumi is seen on a rooftop only commenting "This is not enough." Back on Fraxinus, Reine reveals that the date wasn't necessary as Kotori's affection levels hadn't wavered since Shido first woke. Kotori returns to fill out reports asking if what Shido said was true. Kotori gets uncharacteristically embarrassed as he confirms his love of her, but as Shido finishes saying simply as his sister he receives swift punishment. During the credits it's shown that White Licorice has been returned and Origami has been hospitalized. As Shido is going to kiss Tohka he's interrupted by Ratatoskr and finally Yoshinon along with Yoshino who simply say "To be continued. Sometime."
"Date to Date" "Dēto tū Dēto"(DATE TO DATE)
"Hatsukoi Winding Road"
December 6, 2013
While Tohka experiments with the new cellphone she got from Kotori, Origami approaches Shido and demands a date with him. Unable to refuse, Shido is assisted by the Fraxinus crew to ensure that their date becomes a total failure but all his attempts to ditch her are futile. Meanwhile, while shopping for dinner, Tohka calls Shido at his phone and believing his words of rejection are to her, she falls into despair and her powers go haywire, until Shido runs after her to clear the misunderstanding. Some time later, Shido has a date in the arcade with Tohka and when he asks to take a picture with her, she refuses and enters the photo cabin by herself instead, giving him a picture of hers that she claims is for his eyes only. Back at the school, the other students accidentally see the picture that is revealed to be a naked photo of Tohka, as the only photo she ever took was during a medical examination and believed Shido wanted a similar one, much to his chagrin.
Shido wakes up by the troubles of both Tohka and Yoshino and somehow resolves it, meanwhile Origami got suspended for two months by the AST. While eating their breakfast, Shido receives a text from Origami and they discuss about the event that happened a month ago, While cleaning the room of Shido, Tohka notice a suitcase (for their school-trip) that is a resemblance of a drama sequel on the television. Tohka got worried and rushes to find Shido with Origami. While Shido tries to make it up with Tohka by getting her some kinako bread on the way home he notices that the lock of his suitcase was broken, so he went out to meet up with Origami again. While Tohka imagines another scheme of the show she rushes again to find Shido. And this time he caught Shido and Origami together and imagines that Shido is abandoning her for Origami. Tohka gets jealous gaining some of her powers and runs off while carrying Shido's suitcase. Elsewhere, Tohka's unsealed power starts to create a spacequake. Shido rushes to find Tohka and finds her in their special place and Tohka (misunderstanding everything) tries to prevent Shido from leaving but he explains that all is a misunderstanding, while Tohka cannot control her powers and hit Shido with shockwaves but Shido manages to seals Tohka's power again. While Isaac and Ellen are scheming a plan for Tohka, meanwhile Kurumi plots to kill the first spirit.
"Children of the Storm" "Gufū no miko"(颶風の御子)
April 18, 2014
After a very awkward moment in Shido's class where Tohka tries switching genders in an effort to bunk with Shido, the class goes on a field trip to Arubi Island. During the entire trip, Origami and Tohka end up constantly annoying Shido in an effort to win his affections. Meanwhile DEM Industries, an organization with an interest in spirits begins stalking Tohka. Some time later, a massive hurricane appears out of nowhere while Shido and Tohka are on a stroll. Three trash cans strike Tohka, knocking her out in the process while two spirits viciously battle overhead. When Shido tries to intervene, the twin spirits Yuzuru and Kaguya decide that their next battle will be over winning Shido's heart to the latter's dismay. When the two girls follow Shido back to the class holding his arms, Origami becomes enraged over her new competition. As Shido's teacher tries to arrange the girls to be students in the class, Kaguya and Yuzuru explain that they were once one spirit named Yamai and that their contests are in an effort to find out whose personality will stay when the girls fuse and become Yamai once more. Later that day, an incident occurs when the twins drag Shido into the men's bath in an effort to sexually seduce him. Things get worse when Tohka shows up along with the rest of the class.
"Two wishes" "Futatsu no negai"(ふたつの願い)
April 25, 2014
The twin spirits, still trying to seduce Shido, start cuddling up to Shido completely naked in bed. The situation worsens when one of his teachers walks in on the mess. Later, Shido plans to seal the Yamai twins' powers without letting one of them win in an effort to avoid both the unpredictability of the loser and what would happen to the loser's personality. During their contest, they have Shido coat their backs in suntan lotion ending up turned on from the application. Later, the Yamai sisters team up with Shido to take on Tohka and Origami in a volleyball game in which the winner is the former's team. During the afternoon, Origami is ambushed by a strange mech-like being.
May 2, 2014
The woman stalking Tohka and Shido before, Ellen, finally reveals her true colors and orders a pack of mechs called Bandersnatch units after Tohka in an attempt to capture her. During the clash, Tohka gets incapacitated and captured only for Shido to call upon her sword to break the Bandersnatch off her. Meanwhile, Kannazuki and his crew on board the Fraxinus gets attacked by an enemy airship. Kannazuki launches a counterattack after deflecting several shots, leading to a full-scale dogfight between the two ships. Back at Shido's battle, Ellen falls down into a pit trap (oddly enough) dug by Ai, Mai, and Mii allowing Shido and Tohka to escape. Running to Kaguya and Yuzuru, he summons Tohka's power to intervene the duel and convinces both the girls to forget about becoming Yamai and focus on enjoying their lives together. Noticing the airship that attacked the Fraxinus, the twins combine their powers and eviscerate the ship with one massive blast. After the incident, Shido successfully seals the Yamai twins' powers, unfortunately stripping them of their clothes just as Tohka arrives. Meanwhile, Kotori learns from a strange man that Shido has manifested a spirit's power and that she might have to kill Shido if the situation worsens.
May 9, 2014
The suspension placed on Origami is finally lifted while Kusakabe is having some complaints and a new character is introduced into the series. Shido is selected as the organizer of the Ten-Oh Festival, after a spacequake alarm goes off, Shido gets working and a new spirit is revealed, Diva, proves to be more of a challenge than the other spirits. AST interrupts Diva and they go on trying to take her down resulting in her escaping, after Shido encounters himself in a troublesome situation. Unfortunately, "Diva" is revealed to be a lesbian meaning that Shido has no chance of winning her over. This leads the Fraxinus crew to force Shido into cross-dressing as Shiori. The fierce battle to win Diva over begins, but will Shiori be able to accomplish the task at hand or will Diva be more challenging than expected?
"Girls Music" "Gāruzu Myūjikku"(ガールズ・ミュージック)
May 16, 2014
"The Army-Destroying Songstress (Gabriel)" "Hagun Utahime (Gaburieru)"(破軍歌姫(ガブリエル))
May 23, 2014
"The Promise to Keep" "Hatasubeki Yakusoku"(果たすべき約束)
May 30, 2014
"The Truth About Miku" "Miku no shinjitsu"(美九の真実)
June 6, 2014
June 13, 2014
December 9, 2014
An animated theatrical film was announced via the official Twitter account of the television series as the airing of the second television season concluded.
Another video game titled Date A Live: Ars Install(或守インストール?) was also announced and features another new character named Maria Ars (或守 鞠亜,Arusu Maria?), voiced by Suzuko Mimori. The game was released on June 26, 2014. Famitsu gave the Ars Install game a review score of 30/40.
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The first volume of the first anime season placed eighth place amongst Blu-ray sales in Japan during its debut week within the Oricon charts. The PS3 game Date A Live: Rinne Utopia sold 23,340 physical retail copies within the first week of release in Japan.