The Summer of Love II continues! This is the final major post of the series, as next week will wrap up with our final thoughts. However I would be remiss if I didn’t end out look at Date A Live with a discussion on the series main female lead. Plenty to say, and not enough time to say it. After the cut let’s take a character dive into the main female lead of Date A Live: Tohka Yatogami
The Summer of Love II continues! We are now at the final story arc of the series, which means this will be the final post discussing the series in general. We will have an additonal post talking about some of the fun ‘filler’ episodes, but this will be our final look at the story arcs of Date A Live. So after the cut, let’s take a look at Tobiichi Angel and Tobiichi Devil!
The Summer of Love II continues! We only have half of season 3 left to discuss,but there are still posts to be done! Anime has dozen of memorable characters, and many of them are female. Whether it is cute looks, over the top reactions, great powers, a tragic backstory, or just a really awesome set of boobs. There have been anime characters that have managed to strike a cord with fans all over the world. However, every now and then a character comes along that just seems to completely dominate the discourse, that breakout hit that surpasses even the writers expectations. Date A Live has one of those, and today we are going to look at her. Join me after the cut as we take a character dive into the show’s breakout babe: Kurumi Tokisaki.
I’ve always prided myself on keeping it together when watching anime. It doesn’t make me cry.
Flashbacks from One Piece? Nothing
Clannad? Drier than desert.
Mother’s Rosario? Handled it.
However this control also means I get emotional at the most mundane and weird fucking shit. Case in point, the opening song we are talking about today. That final shot still always gets me, every damn time. The Tune of the Week is the opening theme to Date A Live III: I swear by sweet ARMS!
Alright, let’s get this out of the way right now.
Date A Live III, the third and (as of now) final season in the series is, in terms of animation. A noticeable downgrade from its predecessors. Like a considerable downgrade. This is because, the original studio set to produce the third season: Production IMS, went into bankruptcy and shuttered before production could really begin. The series was then picked up by J.C Staff, who worked hard to complete the series on schedule.
Now I am not an animation snob. I don’t care if the show looks ‘bad’ as long as the characters and story are good. While I do have my limits (My Sister, My Writer), I am not one to flake out on a series because animation is never consistent. Date A Live is considered almost a cursed series among the fandom, as each season has been produced by a different studio, with the previous two now having completely collapsed, and with a four season coming, god only knows what will happen to J.C staff.
I bring this up, because I am not going to be talking about the animation for this third season. I think it is important to address it, but I don’t want, and frankly it isn’t bad enough, to color my impression of the season. However I wouldn’t be doing my due diligence if I ignored what is, at the end of the day, a very noticeable animation downgrade.
Now with that out of the way, let’s take a look at the first arc of the third season: Natsumi Search and Natsumi Change, after the cut!
The Summer of Love II continues!We are nearing the final month of our look at the anime series Date A Live, but there is still plenty left to get through. However before we can get into third and final season of the series (so far). We have a movie to talk about! So let’s not waste anymore time and after the cut, dive into the Date A Live Movie: Mayuri Judgement!
The Summer of Love II has already discussed the music of Date A Live at length, so I won’t waste your time going over the same points. Just enjoy what is another excellent entry into the series music. The tune of the week is the second opening theme of the series: ‘Trust in you’ by sweet ARMS!
The Summer of Love II continues! We are now halfway through the series and the second seasons is wrapped up! It’s been a ride so far, with some ups and downs, and once again we continue the idea that Date A Live is the continual mixed bag, which I think really comes into focus with what we are discussing today. So let’s not waste anymore time. Join me after the cut as we dive into the fourth arc of the series: Miku Lily and Miku Truth!
The Summer of Love II continues! While we will be wrapping up our look at Season 2 next week, part of this months long look into Date A Live involves examining a few of the key characters. We have about three on the docket this time around, and I think it is best to start off with our main lead. So join me after the cut as I dive into the main character of Date A Live: Shido Itsuka.