According to Hollywood Reporter independent production company Skydance Television has acquired global live-action rights to Sword Art Online in a partnership with Kadowawa Corp with aims of bringing the VRMMORPG sci-fi to television. More after the jump.
You might think that Kazuto Kirigaya's passion for virtual reality might mean that he wasn't worldly. And, you'd be wrong. Demonstrating that he's truly a global citizen, he and Asuna made an appearance at this weekend's AnimagiC2016 in Bonn, Germany, and as in their visit to Paris' Japan Expo, you'd be hard pressed to pick out the visitors from the locals. Get a look after the jump.
Kirito and company are busy preparing for their big screen debut in 2017, and production partner Genco is along for the ride. In 2014, they offered Kirito GGO version snuggle sheets. In 2015, they had Kazuto Kirigaya ones, with the character in his school uniform. For 2016, it's Kirito OSver, with the hero dressed for the game set to appear in the feature Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale.
Through this weekend, Sword Art Online smartphone game Code Register is doing an event that casts the series' heroines as harem dancers, with dancer dress-armor going a bit longer, until the 27th. Get a look after the jump.
Aniplex of America has announced that ticket sales for the “Yuki Kajiura LIVE ~featuring SWORD ART ONLINE~” concert will begin this Saturday (July 23, 2016) at 12PM (PDT) through Ticketmaster. The concert will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on January 14, 2017. Aniplex of America also announced that there will be VIP tickets which include an autograph session with Kajiura and some of the other performers available for purchase. More after the jump.
At Anime Expo, along with a Sword Art Online Festival featuring the series' English dub cast, a character election ran, presenting campaign mottos and pitches for the characters, and allowing visits to Aniplex's booth to submit a ballot. Results have now been published on the series English and Japanese sites, and a certain Gun Gale Online gal has been inaugurated as VRMMORPG President.
Yesterday we posted a new Japanese commercial for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, but Bandai Namco Entertainment's western branch is here with a more substantial promo. See the latest batch of footage along with English subtitles in the "Save the World" trailer after the jump.
Near the end of last month we got another full-sized promo for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, which is coming to PS4 and PS Vita in Japan on October 27, with a western release planned for fall. Now Bandai Namco Entertainment is back to stoke the fire of the mystery behind AI Premiere and the world of Sword Art: Origin. Hit the jump for more.