Sony Music Labels has confirmed that anison singer Eir Aoi will perform "I will...," the ED theme song for the second cour of the Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld TV anime, which is set o premiere in Japan on April 25. This is the first time in about a year and a half that she has performed a theme song for the SAO anime franchise since "Iris" released in October 2018. Check out her message after the jump!
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 forthcoming second season 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. Hit the jump for more details.
After a one-month beta testing period from December 26, 2019, "SAO cafe," a first permanent concept cafe inspired by the Sword Art Online anime/game franchise, formally opened on the eighth floor of the shopping complex Namba Parks in Osaka on January 24, 2020. The open of the cafe was announced in October 2019 as part of the franchise's tenth-anniversary project. Hit the jump for more details.
The official YouTube channel for 32-year-old anison singer LiSA has started streaming a five-minute YouTube EDIT version music video for her 16th single song "unlasting," the ED theme for the ongoing TV anime Sword Art Online Alicization - War of Underworld. Check out her newest MV after the jump!
Aniplex has revealed a newly-drawn illustration by the Sword Art Online novel illustrator abec. It will be featured on the bonus storage box for the perfect production limited edition of the Sword Art Online Alicization War of the Underworld first DVD/Blu-ray volume to be released on December 25, 2019. Check his gorgeous art after the jump!
Pair up both Kirito and Asuna with two new watches based on the characters from Sword Art Online Alicization and become a dual-wielder of time. Now you can tell time both in game and real life! Hit the jump to learn more!
At the same time as the TV premiere in Japan, Aniplex announced that the first DVD/Blu-ray of Sword Art Online Alicization War of the Underworld is set to be released on December 25, 2019, and revealed its jacket illustration newly drawn by the anime's character designer / chief animation director Go Suzuki. Check out the visual praised by the SAO novel author Reki Kawahara after the jump!
An advance screening for the first two episodes of Sword Art Online Alicization War of the Underworld was held at the Shinjuku Wald 9 theater in Tokyo on October 6, 2019. The anime's three main voice cast: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Kirito), Haruka Tomatsu (Asuna), and Ai Kayano (Alice) also appeared on the stage to express their expectations for the latest chapter. Read their comments after the jump.
The official Japanese website for Sword Art Online: Alicization, the third TV anime adaptation of Reki Kawahara's sci-fi adventure light novel series, announced today that its second part War of the Underworld is set to premiere on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, BS11, MBS, and Abema TV on October 12, 2019. Hit the jump for more new information.
As the second half of Sword Art Online: Alicization returns soon, we take a step back and take a look at what's made this arc so incredibly special, emotional, and refreshing! If you haven't given yourself the chance to take a look at the longest and most exciting installment of Sword Art Online, hit the jump to see why you should give it a second shot.