Kadokawa began streaming the third promotional video for the Date A Live television anime’s second season, Date A Live II on Monday. The video features the anime’s opening theme, “Trust in you” by sweet ARMS, and it debuted at the AnimeJapan 2014 event on Saturday and Sunday.
The video also shows and updated cast list:
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Shido Itsuka
Marina Inoue as Tohka Yatogami/Princess
Asami Sanada as Kurumi Tokisaki/Nightmare
Minori Chihara as Miku Izayoi/Diva
Ayana Taketatsu as Kotori Itsuka
Misuzu Togashi as Origami Tobiichi
Aya Endo as Reine Murasame
Takehito Koyasu as Kyōhei Kannazuki
Anri Katsu as Hiroto Tonomachi
Ryotaro Okiayu as Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott
Shizuka Itou as Ellen Mira Mathers
Maaya Uchida as Kaguya Yamai
Sarah Emi Bridcutt as Yuzuru Yamai
Iori Nomizu as Yoshino
Misato as Mana Takamiya
Kaori Sadohara as Tamae Okamine
In addition, the video lists Kaori Sadohara as performing the anime’s ending theme, “Day to story.”
Keitaro Motonaga (Getbackers, Jormungand) is returning to direct the second season at a new animation studio, Production IMS, with visual director Hisashi Saito (Haganai, Heaven’s Lost Property). Hideki Shirane (Hayate the Combat Butler, Queen’s Blade: Rebellion) is in charge of the series scripts, and Takaaki Suzuki (Strike Witches, Last Exile) advised on the world setting, as he has done other anime and manga. Satoshi Ishino (Excel Saga, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu) designed the characters based on Tsunako’s original novel illustrations. Mika Akitaka (Martian Successor Nadesico, Galaxy Fraulein Yuna) and Yasuhiro Moriki are designing the mecha, and Go Sakabe (Gosick theme songs) will score the soundtrack with sound director Yasunori Ebina (A Certain Magical Index, Naruto) at Nippon Columbia. Glovision is producing the music.
The remaining staff is as follows:
Storyboard Director: Kagetsu Aizawa
Prop Design: Goichi Iwahata
Art Director: Takashi Ichikura (Atelier Platz)
Art Setting: Hiroki Matsumoto (Atelier Platz)
Color Key: Atsushi Fukukawa
Producer: Chiaki Kurakane
Sound Effects: Kiyotaka Kawada
Editing: Yoshiaki Kimura (IMAGICA)
Director of Photography: Tsubasa Yokoyama
The second season will premiere on April 11 in Japan.
The story based on Koushi Tachibana’s original light novel series centers on an ordinary high school boy named Shidō Itsuka who meets a spirit girl who has been rejected by a devastated world. The girl, who Shidō names “Tohka,” happens to have wiped out much of humanity 30 years ago, and now she is back. The only way to stop her is to date her.
Funimation streamed the first anime season in North America as it aired in Japan.