The smartphone games based on Dengeki's light novels have been drumming up fan interesting with more events, as as the summer event, some of them are even using themes other than swimsuits! For starters, The Irregular at Magic High School - Lost Zero is celebrating its first anniversary with an idol themed event. Then Durarara!! the Underside is doing Sherlock Holmes. Get a look after the jump.
Doujinshi returns to Tokyo Big Sight on August 30th for COMITIA113. WordGear will be on hand with the 16th collection of Fumio Kunori's Sword Art Online: Material Edition collection. What's particularly notably about the Material Edition doujinshi is that creator Fumio Kunori is series author Reki Kawahara working under a pseudonym. More after the jump.
Namco Bandai has posted a preview of Sword Art Online Game Director's Edition, the PlayStation 4 version of the third game, the PS Vita's Lost Song, with a download code for Re: Hollow Fragment. The package sells for 8,000yen on November 19th. Get a look after the jump.
Bandai Namco Games confirmed dates for Sword Art Online: Lost Song's western release. The follow-up to Hollow Fragment will arrive on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Europe on November 13, followed by North America on November 17. More after the jump.
Sword Art Online Volume 16: Alicization Exploding is set to be released August 8th and light novel author Reki Kawahara is back on social media talking up abec's art for the second volume in the War of the Underworld sub-arc of the Alicization arc. After previously mentioning the inclusion of new illustrations of Asuna's Final Form, he's now offering a look at the cover from his sample copy. Get a look after the jump.
In recent years, the anime scene has exploded with shows set inside video games and video game-like worlds. Besides the obvious commericial reasons, why has this "trapped in an MMO" genre become such a popular genre in anime? Hit the jump to link start straight into Isaac's thoughts on the matter.