Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld - Crunchyroll Summer 2020 Spotlight

The saga heads toward its climax starting Saturday, July 11!

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The wait was tough but worth it, and now we have the continuation of the Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld anime to look forward to as part of the Crunchyroll Summer 2020 Lineup. The epic saga kicks off its final set of episodes starting on Saturday, July 11 at 9:30am PT, and you can dive in deeper ahead of its premiere below.


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Launch Time: July 11 at 9:30am PT

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland

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Kirito, Eugeo, and Alice.
Six months have passed since the two disciples and an Integrity Knight brought down the pontifex, Administrator.
With the fighting over, Alice has been living in her hometown of Rulid Village.
Beside her is Kirito, who has not only lost his arm and soul, but also his dear friend.
As Alice devotes herself to looking after Kirito, she too has lost the will to fight she once had as a knight.
“Tell me, Kirito… What should I do?”

Nevertheless, the time for the final stress test – one which will engulf the entire Underworld with tragedy – draws relentlessly closer.

Meanwhile, in the deepest areas of the Dark Territory, the Dark God Vecta has resurrected, as if to have waited for this very moment. Leading an army of dark forces, they begin their invasion into the human empire in hopes of attaining the Priestess of Light.

The human empire force led by the Integrity Knight Bercouli prepares for a war of an unimaginable scale against the army of the Dark Territory.  
Even then, Alice is nowhere to be seen, nor the two heroes that saved the realm…

The curtain rises on the final chapter of the SAO series’ longest and most glorious battle – the Alicization arc.


Characters and Cast



VA: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Soma in Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma)




VA: Nobunaga Shimazaki (Baki in Baki)




VA: Ai Kayano (Kanade in Chihayafuru)




VA: Haruka Tomatsu (Haru in Persona 5)






Manabu Ono (The Irregular at Magic High School)


Character Design

Gou Suzuki (Oreimo 2)

Kento Toya (NANBAKA)

Shingo Adachi (Wagnaria!!)

Tomoya Nishiguchi

Yumiko Yamamoto


Monster Design

Toshiya Kawano


Chief Animation Director

Gou Suzuki

Kento Toya

Yumiko Yamamoto


Art Director

Yoshito Watanabe (Digimon Adventure)

Yukako Ogawa (Eromanga Sensei


Art Design

Kenichi Morioka

Yuuho Taniuchi



Yuki Kajiura (Fate/Zero)


Sound Director

Yoshikazu Kanno


Sound Effects

Yasumasa Koyama


Assistant Director

Takashi Sakuma


Color Setting

Naomi Nakano



Yuji Kondo


Motion Graphics

Takemune Oshiro


Animation Production

A-1 Pictures


Additional Info


The final cour of War of Underworld was previously slated to premiere in April, but was ultimately delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


21-year-old singer ReoNa is ready to provide two theme songs for the Sword Art Online franchise - the OP theme song "ANIMA" for the continuation of the TV anime Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworld and the OP theme song "Scar/let" for the PS4/Xbox One/STEAM game Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris.


ReoNa was one of the finalists in the SACRA MUSIC audition held in 2017. She made her singer debut as the singing voice of Elza Kanzaki in the TV anime Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online in 2018. Then as a solo singer herself, she released her first single "SWEET HURT" (TV anime Happy Sugar Life ED) in August 2018.


"ANIMA" is her second theme song work for the ongoing TV anime third season, Sword Art Online Alicization, following her second single song "forget-me-not," which was used as the ED theme for the second cour of the TV anime's first part aired in Japan from September to December 2019.




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