Crunchyroll to Simulcast "Sword Art Online EXTRA EDITION" on Dec/31

The saga continues Tues/31 at 8:00am Pacific Time

Although it was originally announced last month, consider this your official friendly reminder that Crunchyroll will be taking part in the worldwide simulcast of the Sword Art Online EXTRA EDITION New Year’s special. Crunchyroll users will be able to enjoy this special episode right alongside all the other fans around the world on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 8:00am Pacific Time at


Official synopsis


Kirito and the others decide to go on an underwater quest within the world of ALO to grant Yui her wish to see a whale. As they all prepare for the quest, they face a shocking revelation…Leafa, or Suguha is afraid of water. So, Asuna and the other female members decide to teach Suguha how to swim at a pool in the real world. Meanwhile, Kirito was meeting somebody…




Sword Art Online EXTRA EDITION will be available for Crunchyroll audiences in the following territories: North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.



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