Nicely timed to follow her appearance in the Sword Art Online II "Calibur" story, FunnyKnights has launched pre-orders for their 1/8th scale figure of Cait Sith beast-tamer version ALO of Silica. The 18cm figure by Mowano and Chizuru Nagumo ships in late May for 10,584 yen. Get a look after the jump.
In their latest online special behind-the-scenes feature, A-1 Picture has posted a look at the genga, key animation for the Sword Art Online II, Calibur arc opening with work by main animator Kengo Matsumoto, key animator Tetsuya Takeuchi and monster designer/action AD Ryuta Yanagi. Get a look after the jump.
The offiicial website for popular anime voice actress Haruka Tomatsu has posted the photos for the three versions of her upcoming 14th single "courage." The song is now featured as the 2nd OP song for Sword Art Online II TV anime, in which she has played the main heroine Asuna. Check the photos after the jump.
The upcoming Sword Art Online: Lost Song is going to shift from the familiar world of Aincrad to ALO, and will change up the game considerably. Hit the jump to find out more!
In the November issue of Newtype, Asuna's deathgrip of the top anime magazine's character rankings slipped long enough for Sinon to take her place. In the December issue, they both got knocked down a peg as the Sword Art Online dominance was finally ended by everyone's favorite servant. Get a look after the jump.
Hobby Stock's Pic-Lil! label is to release a Sword Art Online II collection of trading straps featuring ten versions of Kirito, following its previous release of an Asuna set. The random packages, shipping in January, feature a 5.5cm x 4cm rubber strap with earjack plug attachment. Get a look after the jump.
Bandai Namco is preparing to release Sword Art Online - Code Register, a mobile RPG for iOS and Android featuring characters from Sword Art Online, Alfheim Online, and Gun Gale Online. Leading into this, their latest promotion is giving pre-registered players a chance to help decide the voice actress for original character Sayuki. More after the jump.