It's time to start seeing Sword Art Online II merch. Kotobukiya fires an early shot with a 1/8th scale Sinon statue, released following their Aincrad and Fairy Dance Asuna and Fairy Dance Asuna, as well as Fairy Dance Leafa, this December. Get a look after the jump.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment has been doing pretty well for itself in Japan since its release on PS Vita. Producer Yosuke Futami previously told Famitsu magazine that if this installment sold more copies than PSP predecessor Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment a sequel would be possible, and it looks like that's the case. Read on for more.
Launched in February 2013, the GREE Sword Art Online: End World social smartphone game celebrated 1 million registered users last month. Still, with a new TV series debuting it's time to promote the game. A new TV ad is doing this with the promise of Sinon card, and a bit of old Asuna pillow talk. Get a look after the jump.
PS Vita RPG Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is getting a major DLC update on July 10th with the level cap being raised to 250, a Grand Quest, the options to Argo and date with Sachi, new areas, new weapons and harder bosses. A new TV ad showcases something that might be more minor, but which will be welcome to anime watchers... GGO outfits for Kirito and Sinon!
Chara-ani (the company that did the "New Wives Always Say 'Yes'" figure) has lined up another Sword Art Online swimsuit figure. Following Asuna, set to be released in September, a 17cm, 1/10 cm Rika "Lisbeth" Shinozaki is now set to ship in October for 6,980 yen. Get a look after the jump.
On the eve of the anime's preview, Sword Art Online II features a discussion of the shoot to kill lethality of Gun Gale Online. Meanwhile, Dengeki has posted preview character designs for Kirito, Sinon, Asuna, Japanese Self-Defense Force officer and investigator Kikuoka Seijirou and good old Kayaba Akihiko. Get a look after the jump.
Tales of Hearts R isn't the only game Bandai Namco slapped with concrete western release dates. Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is officially scheduled to hit PS Vita in North America on August 19, followed by Europe on August 20. Read on for more.
Leading up to the debut of Sword Art Online II, the series site has been unveiling the winners of the SAO Awards, as selected in two rounds on online voting. Voice performance as well as visual effects, costume, weapon/armor and skill are still coming up, but many of the big prizes have been awarded. Get a look after the jump.
Hyping the July 5th broadcast premiere of Sword Art Online II, a new promo offers an extended look at its adaptation of the Gun Gale Online "Phantom Bullet" storyline. Check it out after the jump.
The addition of Sword Art Online II to Crunchyroll's summer anime lineup was announced in the latter half of May, and now we have more simulcast details. The series will broadcast every Saturday starting July 5 at 9:30am Pacific Time for premium members, with free members able to watch one week later. More on that and new regions for season 1 and Extra Edition after the jump!