This weekend, artist Bunbun (Yuki Yuna original character design, Fire Girl, Fate/Grand Order), who may or may not be series illustrator abec (almost certainly is) was busy retweeting the cover art for the new Sword Art Online novel 17. Previously noted, Leafa and Sinon are back in the spotlight. Left out however are a pair of girls who have long been asking for more deban (screen-time)! Still, failure hasn't killed their dreams.
An early listing purports to show plans for an upcoming Sword Art Online - Clover's Regret light novel, written by 2000 Dengeki Novel Gold Prize winner Soichiro Watase (Onmyo no Miyako, Parasite Moon, Sora no Kane no Hibiku Hoshi de se, Rinkan no Madoshi). Hints of a curious detective pursuing a SAO mystery has fans speculating that it might involve information broker background character Argo.
Distressed by the increasingly lengthy titles of popular light novels, Japanese media website CUPO conducted a survey of all of the light novels published in Japan from April of 2015 until March of 2016 to determine which light novel deserves the honor of possessing the "Longest Light Novel Title of 2015". Hit the jump to learn more.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan this fall, with a western release to follow sometime this year. Dengeki Online recently went up with two new videos of the next entry, highlighting the Large Sword in the first and "Named Monsters," specifically the Great Horn Buffalo, in the second. Hit the jump for more.
It's spring. Romance is in the air. And, smartphone collectible card RPG Sword Art Online - Code Register has gone through an overhaul to become Sword Art Online - Code of Love Register. Date Asuna, Suguha, Shino or Yuuki, or at least watch the mock-visual novel promo sooner rather than later because Bandai Namco's spoof is the sort that companies terminate with extreme prejudice once April Fool's ends.
This weekend's Sakura-Con 2016 at the Washington State Convention Center hosted a slate of Sword Art Online guests including Reki Kawahara (Author), abec (Original Character Designer), Kazuma Miki (KADOKAWA CORPORATION ASCII Media Works Producer), and Shinichiro Kashiwada (Aniplex Producer). This event debuted a new Ordinal Scale movie visual from anime character designer Shingo Adachi. Get a look after the jump.