The light novel series Date A Live written by Kōshi Tachibana and illustrated by Tsunako is getting a new anime adaption. The new series will not only introduce a new character but also we get to see who will be performing the opening and closing songs. Keitaro Motonaga (Digimon Adventure tri., Date A Live I and II) will return as director with Hideki Shirane (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) coming back to do composition for J.C. Staff production.
Actress Ayumi Mano will play the Seventh Spirit Natsumi. She had a previous role as Esaka-san in My Sister, My Winter.
Key visual featuring Natsumi, the Seventh Spirit
Japanese voice acting/singing group “sweet ARMS” will do the opening theme once again.
Eri Yamazaki will perform the closing theme.
Date A Live III is set to premiere in January 2019.
The first season of Date A Live ran for 12 episodes in 2013, followed by the second season in 2014 for 10 episodes. Date A Live was originally released as a light novel. It is a light novel series written by Kōshi Tachibana with illustrations by Tsunako. The first volume was published on March 19, 2011 under Fujimi Shobo’s Fujimi Fantasia Bunko. Seventeen volumes have been released in Japan.
Funimation describes the series as:
In a world devastated by mysterious Spatial Quakes, Shidoh isn’t what you’d expect in a hero. He’s an average Joe who gets bossed around by his adorable little sister and mocked by the popular girls at his school. You’d definitely pick him last for dodge ball, but when it comes to saving the planet from imminent destruction, Shidoh’s got one thing going for him: intergalactic hotties can’t keep their hands off him! When the secret to stopping the Spatial Quakes turns out to be romancing the extraterrestrial Spirits responsible for all the chaos, Shidoh the loveable loser becomes the hero of all humanity. For every Spirit he makes out with, mankind breathes a little bit easier. Kiss the girls – save the world. That name of the game is driving the space babes crazy, and nobody does it better than Shidoh!