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|“||I lost my voice... because of that terrible man.||„|
|~ Miku Izayoi about the Producer|
The Hotshot TV Producer is an unseen antagonist in the Date A Live franchise. He is only mentioned in the light novel and in the anime adaptation by Miku Izayoi. His name is unknown, but he is presented as a Producer of a TV Channel. At first he seems like a simple TV Producer who would know Miku because he is interested in her, he soon reveals his true colors.
He will return in the 2019 short story on Dragon Magazine: Miku Scandal as the main antagonist alonside the entertainer reporters with malicious intentions.
He was only mentioned by Miku in the anime when Shido and Miku were going to save Tohka in the case of Miku. Miku joined to save Tohka from Deus.Ex.Machina Industries because she wanted to add Tohka to her Spirit "collection".
When Shido asked to Miku why she hates men so much, she said it was because of a TV Producer. Miku said that the producer was interested in her, and her manager told to her to be "gentle" with him. The Producer tried to sexually entice Miku, however, Miku refused to accept his advances and left the place and never spoke with the Producer again.
After that, the Producer spread degrading rumors about Miku; the news was so outrageous that all fans of Miku left her one by one, the attack leaving Miku mentally shaken. In a final attack, he made Miku contract a disease that made her lose her voice, as well as her singing career. The attack was enough to drive Miku to suicide and made her lose everything. The Producer is also responsible for making her become a misandrist, and despite his limited resources, he is often regarded as one of the most hated villains of Date A Live.
- He is known as one of the most hated characters in the series, along the lines of Isaac Ray Peram Westcott and Ellen Mira Mathers by the fact that he destroyed the life of Miku and brought her to the dark side.
- He was the only villain who did not appear in the anime.