A Story Book of Imaginations

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Overview (Story)

“I am just a trespassing high schooler!”

Shido and his girls were trapped in the world of Fairy Tale stories, due to Westcott’s Beelzebub powers. Now, in order to find their way out from the imaginative Fairy Tale World created by the Beelzebub, they must find each other first!

When they had finally found each other, what is their next step in getting out? And then, meanwhile, the crew in Ratatoskr are fending off themselves from the enemy!

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Review

Alright, let’s head on to the review! Actually, this was the easiest to learn and understand!

So then, have you been liking to dream and to do imaginative things? And also, do you like mashing-up things, such as doing fictional crossovers of your favorite Anime, Manga, and video game characters in one story? This is what in this Episode looked like!

I really liked the fact that they had used a story or plot technique, wherein they will have to go in some sorts of different crossovers, as well as making a “parody” story from that original fairy tale story! Something like that one particular Anime series, where a group of task force (We call this as “Sentai” in Japanese) are tasked to fix a certain scene or timeline by defeating that certain enemy who alters it! And when that enemy is defeated, so does to that “Parody World” to turn back to its original state or scene. Man, I do really love “crossover” scenes, where they must group together in order to beat down their common enemies!

Nothing too much of a character development in the main characters, but the crew in Ratatoskr have them finally! It seems that we could get to know more about the Ratatoskr crew, after the few seasons and Episodes there, wherein they finally took the spotlight when the main characters are absent in action! And then, the CG effect, when the Fraxinus Excelsior battleship has flown, is badass or awesome as ever —- just like those old 2000s Anime that I have watched previously when I was a kid!

And then, to conclude, I have finally learned that all things impossible from the real world can only be done in a “fictitious” way, on in the sense that they can be only done by “imagination”. So then, it is just the same when writing your own story! You can crossover with many elements, like characters and scenes! And finally, you could actually create and picture out your “very own” story out from those imaginations that you have created!

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Series Info
©2021 橘公司・つなこ/KADOKAWA/「デート・ア・ライブⅣ」製作委員会
©2021 Koushi Tachibana, Tsunako / KADOKAWA / “DATE A LIVE IV” Partners

This Anime series has been aired and streamed in Japan and overseas since April 8, 2022, with its First Episode.

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Inori Donz

Inori Donz is a blogger, video gamer, Anime enthusiast, bicycle rider, and Anime figure photographer. His favorite area of concentration is 'LoveLive! Series', where he plays its featured smartphone video games, as well as watching its Anime series counterparts. "I like Anime, toys and figures, and mostly, I like playing free-to-play video games. Definitely not your usual commoner you see everyday in the streets." He started his blogging journey since December 2013, with a free WordPress blog, named 'IemDonz Blog'. That free blog contains most of his Anime figure photography works, as well as some of his opinions and experiences in the Anime world.