Premiere event and fan awards also announced
Today's Aniplex of America’s Sword Art Online Panel at Sakura-Con in Seattle, featuring special appearances by Director Tomohiko Ito, Character Designer Shingo Adachi and Producer Shinichiro Kashiwada, confirmed that the Sword Art Online II anime will see a worldwide simulcast.
Sword Art Online II is scheduled to begin airing in Japan on July of this year. Aniplex has also confirmed plans of hosting Sword Art Online II Premiere Screening Events to be held in the U.S., France, Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Details regarding streaming schedules and platforms as well as Premiere Screening Event info will be announced at a later date.
In Addition, Aniplex also announced details of their fan-interactive event called the “Sword Art Online Awards.” The “Sword Art Online Awards” will take place starting April 20th on Japan’s Official Sword Art Online Homepage (www.swordart-online.net). Fans of Sword Art Online from all over the world will be able to cast their votes in to choose the winners