A-1 Pictures has posted a treat for followers of the studio's special behind-the-scenes page, animator Takeuchi Tetsuya's genga for Kirito's light saber skillz in cut 16 of the Sword Art Online II opening. Get a look after the jump.
Nexon has brought the world of Sword Art Online into their hit free to play MMORPG Mabinogi. For a limited time you can buy in-game items and costumes from Sword Art Online, encounter characters and guilds from SAO, and participate in unique quests and events. Memories may last forever, but this event only lasts until September 9th, so hit the jump to make sure you dont miss a thing!
If you've been looking forward to Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment's North American release, the wait is officially over. The PS Vita action game launched today via the PlayStation Store, and Bandai Namco Games is celebrating with the trailer after the jump.
Sword Art Online's fan favorite "more deban" running gag is back. Originally introduced with an illustration of Lisbeth and Silica holding up the sign cards on the back cover of volume 10, the girls were declaring victory on the back cover of SAO heroine focused manga Girls Ops, but it looks like misery loves company on the back of the newly released 15th light novel. Get a look after the jump.
The western release of Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is almost upon us, so Bandai Namco Games unleashed a handful of screens previewing a bit of the game and its inaugural DLC. Dig through the images after the jump for a look at Heathcliff, as well as some of the DLC outfits, from dress shirts to wedding dresses.
The September issue of Dengeki Magazine, on sale in Japan today, features a number of treats for Sword Art Online and The Irregular at Magic High School fans. The heroes of the two series, which started as Dengeki Bunko light novels, meet on the cover, while their heroines meet in a special bonus poster by artists abec and Kana Ishida. More after the jump.
Given the role of food and cooking, you would have thought that Sword Art Online would have gotten a fast food collaboration sooner. SAO II is getting one in September as part of a Newtype magazine collaboration with the Lotteria chain. It's more in line with the Madoka Magica one with incentives and prizes than the really wild Attack on Titan promotion. Get a look after the jump.
In time for her cameos in Sword Art Online II, you now have your pick of figures depicting Leafa in her swimsuit. Griffin's 1/7th scale, 16.5 cm version ships in September for 9,936yen. Then, Chara-ani is shipping their 1/10th scale, 8.5cm figure in November for 6,980yen. Get a look after the jump.
It is officially confirmed today that Reki Kawahara's popular light novel series Sword Art Online reaches 10 million print run in Japan as of the release of its 15th volume on August 9. SAO is the second Japanese light novel series reaching the 10 million mark, following Kazuma Kamachi's A Certain Magical Index. Hit the jump for more story.