Checkpoint

This blog post may contain minimal spoilers. Please read this only if you had seen this Episode.

Inori-D Station strives to give spoiler-free Episode Reviews and Impressions in this post.

Overview (Story)
“And now, by kissing him again, has that power returned back to me?”

In order for Kurumi to kill the Spirit of Origin, who killed many people including her best friend, she must devour and steal Shido’s powers. But then, a dreadful truth has been revealed when Kurumi told Shido that she has saved him for at least 200 times from any sudden attacks made by the DEM foes.

Kurumi somehow recovered her sealed powers by kissing Shido again. However, her revenge is still fueling her up, thus leaving Shido behind in order to hunt down the Spirit of Origin by herself.

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Review

Let’s head on to the final review and impression! And to spoil you ahead, it ended in a cliffhanger.

Characters. Nothing too much to give some emphasis here, since they were all given from the previous Episode. Except from the fact that Kurumi can be a pervert, because she can strip at the front of Shido. Well, that’s it, and the rest are just history.

Story. It seems that the plot is just too short, and they all wrapped it up in the season finale. Not quite much of an excitement, since it all ended up with everyone else grouped. And talking about the finale, this is where we could wait up to a year in order to find out what’s gonna happen, if Kurumi continues to hunt down for the Spirit of Origin. And on the other hand, the plot has featured some more “time manipulation” scenes, wherein it is just like playing a “visual novel” game where you have to choose wisely some choices. And any choices that you can make eventually lead you into some different endings — or even “dead end” endings! Sometimes, we have to think, and choose something that can lead us to the straight path to our own future. Since choosing a wrong path can only bring us destruction to our selves. And for Kurumi’s acts to save Shido for more than 200 times, she also made her “save points” for more than 200 times, too. My Episode Review title is called as “Checkpoint”, because you can always “save”, as in video game, and when you fail and die, you can always restore to your current checkpoint where you have saved your game.

So now, a new sequel season has been announced. I can call the 5th Season as the “V Chapter”.

I have learned that in some video games, or anything that we do (i.e. document drafts), we should learn on how to save them. Just in case if things go wrong, we can always go back to our own checkpoint, just in order to fix and to know on what to do next time.

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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.