Date A live
Date A Live
General Information
Type Anime
Created by Kōshi Tachibana


Years on Air 2013-2019
Seasons 3
Episodes 34
Movies 1
Others 2 OVAS

ECCHI WARNING: This Magical Girl may contain nude scenes and some scenes may refer to sexual themes. The level of it depends on the Show. Be careful about this.

Japanese Title: デート・ア・ライブ

Chinese Title: 約會大作戰

First Season: Date A Live


Thirty years before a strange phenomena 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 a irregular basis. Shidō 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 captain of the airship Ratatoskr and recruits him to make use of his mysterious ability to seal the Spirits' powers and stop them from being a threat to mankind. However, there is a catch: to seal a Spirit, he must make her fall in love with him.

OVA: Date A Live: "Date to Date"

Date A Live - OVA 1

Date A Live - OVA 1

Airdate: December 6, 2013

Shido is with Origami, with the two seemingly on a date. Shido starts revealing very embarrassing and perverted things about him toward Origami which she merely takes without any sort of negative reaction.

Yesterday, at Raizen High, Tohka shows Shido her new cellphone that she received from Kotori and asks Shido if she could put his number on it so she could call him first which Shido agrees to, making Tohka happily run off. Out of nowhere, Origami appears in front of Shido who asks if they could go out tomorrow which she affirms as a date between them. When Shido tries to excuse himself from her offer, Origami reminds him that she and him are technically now going out together, which Shido hesitantly reaffirms. Origami then tells him that they will meet tomorrow at the park at ten o'clock exactly before leaving. Tohka then suddenly comes running toward Shido, sadly telling him that she does not know how to use her new phone until she accidentally smacks Shido with it. A while later, Kotori is contacted by Shido and is told by him that Origami asked him out on a date tomorrow. Kotori simply tells him to ignore her, but Shido can't due to the misunderstanding he created of making her believe that they are going out now, refusing to hurt her feelings. Kotori eventually decides to make a plan to have Origami hate Shido instead during their date.

The next day at the park, Origami waits for Shido, who is actually hiding at a tree behind her, wearing a set of clothing that looks very awful that was advised by Kotori for him. As they watch Origami wait for over an hour for Shido, Kotori asks him if he had Tohka do something to keep her distracted for now, with Shido answering that he asked Tohka to buy some groceries for dinner, with a video feed of Tohka showing her shopping in the market district in town. Kotori reports to Shido that they will monitor Tohka just in case something happens, especially the possibility of Shido bumping into her. Kotori then instructs Shido to begin the date. Shido walks to and greets Origami, who says that she was worried that something may have happened to him, causing Shido to react to it, prompting Kotori to talk him out of it. Origami then takes notice of Shido's clothing and asks him of what he thinks of her's. He initially begins to compliment her until Kotori corrects him, making him comment badly on her outfit, at which Origami asks him what he would rather see her wear, causing a choice to be made for the crew. Everyone votes for the third option, and Shido is forced to go with it and tells Origami to wear a swimsuit and a pair of dog ears and tail. Shido then awaits some punishment from Origami, but notices that she is gone. As he looks around, he notices Origami come running back, wearing exactly what he told her to wear, much to Shido's dismay. Kotori wonders why Origami's happiness meter did not go down, thus making her and the crew make a decision on what nasty thing Shido should say to her.

Kotori and her crew then choose the first option, at which she instructs Shido to go with it, causing Shido, despite his reluctance, to say something really awful toward Origami and demands that she walk on her hands and feet which she does obediently without any sort of resistance, to the complete shock of Shido and the crowd he has now gathered, as well as Kotori's utter surprise. Suddenly, Origami takes the belt from Shido's pants and wears it around her neck, barking afterwards, shocking Shido even more and eventually he apologizes to her after the whole incident. Later at a restaurant, after the whole conversation from earlier in the episode, Origami excuses herself to go to the restroom, with another decision coming out for the Fraxinus crew to choose from. After voting, Kotori instructs Shido to go with the first option again. As Origami heads for the restroom, Shido then speaks out to her that he won't let her go, with Origami then deciding to do it in front of him among the people around them. Just as Origami raises her skirt, Shido then jumps up to stop her, but hits his foot on the chair in front, making him trip and fall to the ground, but had accidentally grabbed Origami's skirt, revealing her panty in front of the people in the restaurant. Unfazed by the embarrassment, Origami then asks Shido if he wants her to do so on him, shocking him even more, with Kannazuki crying out at how perverted Origami is, before he is hit by Kotori since he is the same. A while later, Shido decides to go get a drink and asks Origami to wait for him. As he walks, Kotori complains at how difficult Origami is being and is forced to rely on their "last resort": by having Shido act as Origami's actual boyfriend. Asking what she means, Kotori tells him that since they are technically going out with one another, he could break up with her there and finally shake her off, with Shido agreeing to settle this.

Elsewhere, Tohka is just about finishing grocery shopping and looks at the last item she needs on the list but has a hard time reading or understanding what it is. Immediately, she calls Shido on her cellphone for help. With Shido, he contacts Origami and ends his ties with her, saying that he wants nothing to do with her anymore and that he hates her. As he is talking with her, Shido then recognizes afterwards that the voice sounds familiar and realizes that he was talking to Tohka instead. A sudden earthquake then occurs, with Shido running off to clear the misunderstanding with her. Kotori tells Shido that Tohka's emotional state is dropping down fast and that her Spirits powers are coming back to her too quickly. Shido asks how Tohka managed to contact him, with Reine reveals that in case of an emergency, Tohka's cellphone would instantly connect with the earpiece Shido is wearing if ever she decides to call him. Kotori reports to Shido that Tohka is at the park from before, with Shido running as fast as he can to her. Origami then calls Shido and asks where he went off to, but Shido asks her to wait for him there a bit longer as he continues running. He reaches the park and sees Tohka sitting by herself on the ground, crying. Shido then calls out to her and takes back what he said to her, saying that he didn't mean all of that and clears the misunderstanding successfully. Tohka then asks if they will be together forever and he says that they will, making Tohka happy again. She then stands up and shows Shido how she did well with her first chore and he praises her for it. Tohka then asks for Shido to pat her on the head, but as he is about to do so, Origami comes out of nowhere and hugs him, with Tohka noticing her presence. Origami then says that she and Shido will now be together forever. Tohka then separates her from Shido and tells her loudly that when Shido said that, he was referring to her than Origami, causing another argument between the two to start. Shido then wonders what is happening until he checks and realizes that his cellphone was still connected to Origami's, meaning that she also heard what he said. On Fraxinus, Kotori sees Origami's happiness meter surpass its limit and sarcastically congratulates her older brother.

A while later at an arcade, Tohka is playing one of the games until she breaks it due to imagining her enemy as Origami, much to Shido's chagrin. At school, Tohka demands to Origami to get her hands off Shido and back away, but she refuses until Tohka forces her to let go of him. Origami remarks to Tohka how she is getting in the way between her and Shido, with Tohka firing back, causing yet another argument to start between the two. As the two continue arguing, Tonomachi shows Shido a new keychain he had attached to his phone. Shido asks him where he got it and Tonomachi shows him several different kinds of it on his phone, one in particular catching Shido's attention; a pink panda keychain, which also catches Tohka and Origami's attention when he mentions it. Just then, Shido gets a phone call from Kotori. When he asks her what's wrong, she angrily tells him that Tohka's happiness meter just dropped and reminds him of what will happen if her happiness goes down way too far. Reine then suggests that Shido take Tohka somewhere to let her blow off some steam and when he asks where, Reine suggests the arcade. At the arcade, Tohka plays different kinds of games while angrily imagining her every opponent as Origami in each one, destroying at the end as well where Shido tells her to stop breaking the games. Shido then notices one of the crew from Fraxinus, Nakatsugawa, acting as one of the repair men in the arcade where Kotori reveals to Shido that Ratatoskr had organized with the arcade beforehand. Reine then says that while Tohka's happiness meter is rising up, her uneasiness remains high still. Kotori then suggest that Shido let Tohka play more. As they continue through, Tohka notices a photo booth and she asks what it is, with Shido explaining to her that it is meant to take pictures of people which strangely embarrasses Tohka. She then remarks how she does not feel comfortable in taking pictures and when Shido suggest that they do something else, Tohka then shyly asks Shido if he wants a picture of her and Shido says he would. Tohka then goes inside the photo booth alone and when Shido tries to go in himself, she reacts and kicks him away, telling him not to come in, confusing Shido.

Kotori points out at how Tohka must be camera shy and Reine then mentions that she did took a picture of her during her medical examination once, making her come to a certain conclusion on what Tohka is doing. After she takes her picture, Tohka comes out of the booth and places her picture in Shido's breast pocket, telling him not to look at it for now which he agrees to, still confused. Meanwhile, Origami is in the arcade herself and is playing a crane game which is filled with different kinds of panda keychains. She manages to pick one up but when she tries to bring it back, it falls and with no more coins, she goes to get some more. After she leaves the area, Shido and Tohka arrive at the same crane game and Tohka takes immediate notice of it and happily sees the panda keychains. Shido then says that if she wants she could get one for her, but Tohka says she will do it herself. Tohka manages to get one, but when Shido tries to get it, he realizes it's stuck and when he tries to get some help, Tohka punches the machine, making her prize fall and happily picks it up, telling Shido that they can go home. Afterwards, Origami arrives with a new batch of coins and sees the game has been replaced with a brand-new one which makes getting the keychains easy as she begins to play. Later, Tohka hands the keychain she got to Shido, saying that she is giving it to him in the hope that he won't hate her anymore, but Shido says that he doesn't hate her. Tohka reveals that earlier at school, Origami told her that he hated her. Shido then clears it up to Tohka that he absolutely does not hate her, telling her that he would not be on a date with her if he hated her, making Tohka happy again. Shido then says to Tohka that she can keep the keychain as her memento of their time spent together today and Tohka happily agrees.

The next day at school, a visibly happy Tohka is asked by Tonomachi on why she looks so cheery today. Tohka initially mentions that Shido took her out yesterday but then adds a very unclear follow-up to what they did on their date, sparking a misunderstanding that Shido tries to clear up to their classmates. Suddenly, the picture Tohka put in Shido's breast pocket falls off and is picked up by Ai, Mai and Mii who view the picture and react strangely flustered before handing it back to Shido. When Shido takes it back, to his complete shock, the picture Tohka gave him is a picture of her naked at which Tohka embarrassingly asks why he brought with him to school. Embarrassed himself, Shido asks why she was naked and Tohka explains that Reined told him before during her medical examination to take her clothes off when taking a picture. The rest of their classmates then go after Shido and call him a pervert, forcing him to run away while voicing out that it is all a misunderstanding. As he runs, Origami grabs a hold of him and gives him the panda keychain he took notice of yesterday and when tries to politely reject it, Origami forces him to take it and he does. She shows him another one that she has, remarking that now they match before walking away happily. Tohka then rushes to him, telling him to take the picture with him before noticing the keychain in Shido's hand before remarking herself as well that she and Shido match and ending the episode.

Second Season: Date A Live II


Shido Itsuka, who used to be a normal high school student at Raizen High, meets the first Spirit, Tohka, and awakens his power to "seal the Spirit's power". Though they may be feared and hated beings due to their immense power, Spirits were always alone and knew only combat and death. Shido, the only one in the world with the power to seal the Spirits' might, hurls himself into life-threatening dates with the beautiful Spirits in order to save them.

OVA: Date A Live: Encore

Date A Live - OVA 2

Date A Live - OVA 2

Airdate: December 8, 2014

The event is set on the 7th of July, and it's the day where the Tanabata Festival happens. As Shido is waiting to cross the street, he sees Kurumi on the other side. After crossing, he is surprised by Kurumi who then asks him on a date all of a sudden. Shido is thinking of rejecting her invitation but is curious about her acting out of character, adding on with her fake crying, he eventually agrees to do so.

After looking at many delicious foods being sold at the festival, Kurumi brings Shido to the Planetarium. At first, Shido doesn't intend to bother about it but it seems that his point of view on Kurumi begins to change; he thinks that she is really acting like a normal girl but still feels doubtful because he hasn't figured out her true intentions. While watching a presentation in the Planetarium, they have a conversation about the Legend of Orihime and Hikoboshi. Kurumi then tells Shido that she wants to write a tanzaku, believing her written wish will be granted. The truth is, Shido's real purpose of going out was to go shopping and prepare for dinner, but doesn't have the opportunity to get away from Kurumi as he finds himself unable to leave her side. As they are walking, Kurumi sees an advertisement for a free wedding and told him that she wants to have good memories with him and vice versa. Although reluctant at first, Shido understands and tells her that they have to ask first and if they won't be allowed, she has to forget about it.

Meanwhile, Tohka, Kotori, and Yoshino are walking together and wonders about Shido's whereabouts. After writing and hanging the tanzakus they've written, they all decide to split up to find Shido. While Yoshino is walking, she sees Kurumi along with Shido. As Yoshino tries to follow and peeks behind their back, Kurumi notices her and Yoshino is eventually intimidated, causing her to run away. Shido comes out and tells Kurumi that they aren't allowed, but she presents that she will be the one to ask.

Eventually, they've been allowed. Shido asks Kurumi about what she said to the attendant and she tells him that it's because she lied that she doesn't have much time because of her incurable sickness and that she won't make it to the time when they get married and exchange their vows. She also said that at least she wants to try on a wedding dress. The attendant brought them to the chapel and they took their picture there. Back with the others, Yoshino tells Tohka and Kotori that she saw Shido with a girl who rolled up her skirt and says that she told her that Shido had to take the responsibility by marrying her. This made Kotori angry and asked Yoshino to lead the way, to find the girl who dared to trick her big brother.

As the day begins to pass by, Shido is getting confused. In his mind, Kurumi is the most dangerous Spirit whom he should watch out for, but he thinks that this Kurumi is far different from her actual self. While they are walking, they see a place full of hanging tanzaku and Shido asks Kurumi if she wants to go there and write her own tanzaku. She gladly agrees. As Shido writes his wish, he sees the wishes written by Tohka, Kotori, and Yoshino. After they are done writing their wish, they search for a bamboo stick to hang their tanzakus and he says that if they were to hang it to a higher place, there's a greater chance of that wish being granted. Though, he thinks it's kind of dangerous, he then settles on hanging it in a much lower place.

After hanging it, Kurumi reminds Shido of what he said before about the legend of Orihime and Hikoboshi and asks him if he would ever forget about her and Shido replies that he wouldn't.

Then, the real Kurumi appears out of the shadow. She tells Shido that the girl he's been with all day is just a clone who was revived a month ago, moved on its own accord and won't obey her orders anymore. She also tells him that the "Kurumi" he has been with was once her past self and is the one who waited for him at the school rooftop, to Shido's utter shock. The real Kurumi then apologizes for interrupting and says that she can't allow any of her clones to disobey her, especially ones that have developed feelings for him. Kurumi then summons countless of pale arms sprouted from the ground "Kurumi" is standing on, letting go of her tanzaku and her mock wedding photo with Shido, and as she is being pulled back to the shadow dimension, she proclaims to Shido that she had fun with him before finally disappearing just as Shido was about to try and grab on to her.

Moments later, Tohka, together with Kotori and Yoshino, arrive and confront Kurumi, however, she simply leaves the four, stating that she has done what she needed to do. Shido then becomes angry after realizing that the clone Kurumi knew that she would be killed once again by the real Kurumi, but still chose to meet him and, for at least a few hours, decided to spend her time with him and to create memories. When Kotori notices and asks Shido whose tanzaku is on the ground, he picks it up and, to his surprise, sees what is written on it. Shido then rushes to the rooftop of a building to hang it on the highest peak of a bamboo tree. He succeeds in doing so, but falls down after losing his balance.

Tohka quickly catches and saves him and he is reprimanded by Kotori and Yoshino for hanging a tanzaku in such a high place. Shido replies that he wants the wish to be granted no matter what.

It then shows what "Kurumi" had written on her tanzaku; "I wish to be able to meet Shido once again". Shido, in his mind, then says that he will never forget about her.

In a last scene, back at home, Shido has prepared dinner for everyone, and in his room, it shows that he has kept the mock wedding photo of him and "Kurumi" that was taken earlier.

Episode List

Movie: Date A Live: Mayuri Judgment

Airdate: August 22, 2015
Date A Live - Movie

Date A Live - Movie

The movie starts off with Shido and the Spirits attending Miku's live concert. After the concert, Shido and the others all go to a private pool reserved by Miku. The next day, Shido sees a giant sphere in the sky. Although only Shido could physically see it, Fraxnus's equipment was able to detect the presence of it.
Further analysis showed that the sphere emitted waves similar to those of the Spirits. To get rid of the orb, Reine suggest that Shido go on a date with each of the Spirits. This proves to be effective, seeing as how each of the waves corresponding to each Spirit disappears after completing their respective dates. During every date, however, Shido realizes that there is a girl that appears towards the end of each date. After he completes all of his dates, the girl reveals herself to be Mayuri, a Spirit created by the collective consciousness of the Spirits, and the sphere is her angel Kerubiel. Mayuri reveals she is a overseer of a sort. She was created to check on the balance between him and the Spirits, and make the necessary "Adjustments".
While they are talking, the angel goes berserk, prompting everyone to go into their limited astral dresses. Mayuri realizes that Kerubiel is responding to her feelings of jealousy. The angel imprisons Mayuri in a cage; however, Shido eventually manages to free her by using his Sandalphon. In response, Kerubiel transforms into a new form and continues its assault. At that moment, each Spirits astral dress starts resonating with Tohka. Giving their powers to Tohka, she assumes a new Astral Dress with a second sword along with Sandalphon. Tohka deals a devastating blow to Kerubiel, but the angel continues to regenerate.

In order to stop Kerbuiel, Mayuri kisses Shido causing her to start to disappear. Due to the fact that she is born from all the other Spirits, she also has unyielding love for Shido. The movie ends with Shido discussing the events that transpired with Tohka, before being interrupted by everyone else. Meanwhile, at the shrine where Shido had his date with Yoshino, Mayuri's voice can be briefly heard as a glowing feather falls into view.

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