Sword Art Online / Sword Art Online II / Alicization


#1

Sword Art Online

Genres: adventure, drama, fantasy, romance, science fiction
Themes: fighting, mmorpg, survival game, swordplay, virtual reality
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 25
Vintage: 2012-07-07
Plot Summary: The story revolves around a boy named Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya who enters a virtual-reality, massively multi-player online (MMO) world called “Sword Art Online.” There is no escape from this world unless the player clears the game, but “game over” means the death of the player.[/i] [/quote]

Sword Art Online info on ANN

Sword Art Online II

Genres: action, drama, fantasy, romance, science fiction
Themes: Guns, survival game
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 24
Vintage: 2014-07-05
Plot Summary: One year after the SAO incident was resolved, Kazuto Kirigaya is adjusting to a normal life once again as best he can. He thinks all that death is finally behind him, until he is approached with some startling information. In the wildly popular pro shooter MMO Gun Gale Online, an ominous player has shot players in the game, and the same players mysteriously turned up dead in real life. Kazuto feels himself being pulled in as if by the shadow of SAO and agrees to investigate. He must now tread back into the dark world of his past with the help of the troubled, ice-cold sniper Shinon as he searches for the player who only refers to himself as “Death Gun.”

Sword Art Online II info on ANN

Season 2 Episodes on Toonami
  1. World of Guns (March 28, 2015)
  2. Cold-Hearted Sniper (April 4)
  3. Memories of Blood (April 11)
  4. GGO (April 18)
  5. Guns and Swords (April 25)
  6. Showdown in the Wilderness (May 2)
  7. Crimson Memories (May 9)
  8. Bullet of Bullets (May 16)
  9. Death Gun (May 30)
  10. Death Chaser (June 6)
  11. What It Means To Be Strong (June 13)
  12. Bullet of a Phantom (June 20)
  13. Phantom Bullet (June 27)
  14. One Little Step (July 11)
  15. Queen of the Lake (July 18)
  16. King of the Giants (July 25)
  17. Excalibur (August 1)
  18. Forest House (August 8)
  19. Zekken (August 15)
  20. Sleeping Knights (August 22)
  21. Monument of the Swordsmen (August 29)
  22. End of the Journey (September 12)
  23. The Dream Begins (September 19)
  24. Mother’s Rosario (September 26, 2015)

Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online

Genres: action, science fiction
Plot Summary: Karen Kohiruimaki is a 183-centimeter-tall (6-foot-tall) college student who’s insecure her height, and is bad at dealing with people in the real world. She enters the world of Gun Gale Online with her avatar, Llenn, who is less than 150 centimeters (5 feet) tall and wears all pink. She meets a beautiful, brown-skinned female player who goes by Pitohui. They hit it off, but one day Pitohui pressures her to participate in “Squad Jam,” a team Battle Royale variation of the Bullet of Bullets tournament. (from manga)
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2018-04-07

ANN Info Page

Sword Art Online: Alicization

Vintage: 2018-10-06

ANN Info Page

Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale Vintage: 2017-02-18

Sword Art Online: Extra Edition (special) Vintage: 2013-12-31
Sword Art Online Fatal Bullet -The Third Episode- (special) Vintage: 2018-03-19


#2

Sword Art Online Light Novels About Virtual MMO Get Anime

posted on 2011-10-01 09:10 EDT
Reki Kawahara’s story of genius programmer who plays deadly virtual-world MMO

Sword Art Online Anime Slated for 1/2 Year Next July

posted on 2011-12-10 12:40 EST

ANN Anime Spotlight: Sword Art Online

by Justin Sevakis, Jun 25th 2012


#3

Yay!
More Kajiura music!

I’m kind of hoping Sentai picks this up for July (along with both seasons of YuruYuri) since it actually looks like a rather interesting concept, plus it has a Kajiura soundtrack.


#4

So it’s the second coming of .hack//fill in the blank.
That’s cool, and I take it it’s an Aniplex show going by the trailer.
Maybe they’ll keep it for themselves.


#5

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-04-17/sword-art-online-anime-1st-tv-ad-streamed

Sword Art Online Anime’s 1st TV Ad Streamed

posted on 2012-04-17 09:40 EDT

Reki Kawahara’s story of genius programmer who plays deadly virtual-world MMO

The official website for the upcoming Sword Art Online anime began streaming a television commercial on Monday. The 15-second ad is the first one for this adaptation of Reki Kawahara’s light novel series. The two-cours (two-quarter or half-year) anime will premiere in Japan in July with music by Yuki Kajiura (Noir, .hack, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero).

The story revolves around a boy named Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya who enters a virtual-reality, massively multi-player online (MMO) world called “Sword Art Online.” There is no escape from this world unless the player clears the game, but “game over” means the death of the player.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-05-14/sword-art-online-anime-2nd-tv-ad-streamed

Sword Art Online Anime’s 2nd TV Ad Streamed

posted on 2012-05-14 11:06 EDT

Reki Kawahara’s story of boy who plays deadly virtual-world MMO

The official website for the Sword Art Online anime series began streaming a 15-second television commercial on Monday. The website posted the first ad for this adaptation of Reki Kawahara’s light novel series last month.

The two-cours (two-quarter or half-year) television anime will premiere in Japan in July with music by Yuki Kajiura (Noir, .hack, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero). Two trailers for the series began streaming in March.

The story revolves around a boy named Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya who enters a virtual-reality, massively multi-player online (MMO) world called “Sword Art Online.” There is no escape from this world unless the player clears the game, but “game over” means the death of the player.


#6

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-05-27/haruka-tomatsu-to-perform-sword-art-online-ending-theme-song

Haruka Tomatsu to Perform Sword Art Online Ending Theme Song

posted on 2012-05-27 22:30 EDT

2-cour series about boy who plays deadly virtual-world MMO to premiere in July

The official Twitter account for the Sword Art Online television anime series revealed on Saturday that voice actress and singer Haruka Tomatsu will sing the anime’s ending theme song “Yume Sekai” (Dream World). The song itself will be released as a single on July 25.

Tomatsu will also play Asuna in the upcoming series. She has also performed theme songs for Motto To Love Ru, Kannagi, Hana-Saku Iroha, and Katanagatari, among others.

The Twitter account also confirmed on Sunday that the series will air for two cours (two quarters or half a year).

The television series is adapting Reki Kawahara’s light novel series. The series will premiere in Japan in July with music by Yuki Kajiura (Noir, .hack, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero). The official website for the series began streaming a commercial for the show earlier this month.

The story revolves around a boy named Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya who enters a virtual-reality, massively multi-player online (MMO) world called “Sword Art Online.” There is no escape from this world unless the player clears the game, but “game over” means the death of the player.


#7

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-06-04/sword-art-online-anime-3rd-tv-ad-streamed

Sword Art Online Anime’s 3rd TV Ad Streamed

posted on 2012-06-04 11:00 EDT

Reki Kawahara’s story of boy who plays deadly virtual-world MMO to premiere in July

The official website for the Sword Art Online anime series began streaming a third 15-second television commercial on Monday. The website posted the second ad for this adaptation of Reki Kawahara’s light novel series last month.

The two-cours (two-quarter or half-year) television anime will premiere in Japan in July with music by Yuki Kajiura (Noir, .hack, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero). Voice actress and singer Haruka Tomatsu will sing the anime’s ending theme song “Yume Sekai” (Dream World). Tomatsu will also play Asuna in the upcoming series.

The story revolves around a boy named Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya who enters a virtual-reality, massively multi-player online (MMO) world called “Sword Art Online.” There is no escape from this world unless the player clears the game, but “game over” means the death of the player.


#8

[quote=“tonka”]So it’s the second coming of .hack//fill in the blank.
That’s cool, and I take it it’s an Aniplex show going by the trailer.
Maybe they’ll keep it for themselves.[/quote]

Except maybe…

The main character will actually fight something instead of walking around doing nothing the whole time like in .hack//SIGN


#9

I don’t see how they can keep churning out entire series which revolve around this concept. The Matrix did it over a decade ago, and it did it better. Even gits:sac (ugh) covered this a bit, and though it pains me to say it, both shows went much deeper. C’mon japan, even though the show was underwhelming on every front I’d rather have another gits than this. What makes this truly different from, as was said, .hack? Bring back deeper sci-fi Anime (and thus concludes the fan rant for the post lol)!

The soundtrack might be good, though I haven’t found any of her works to be as good as her work on the mai-hime/otome series.


#10

###LiSA to Sing Sword Art Online Anime’s Opening
posted on 2012-06-07 12:30 EDT
Fate/Zero theme singer to perform Sho Watanabe’s “crossing field” in July series


#11

[size=15]http://www.swordart-online.net/movie/index.html[/size]

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-06-24/sword-art-online-anime-2nd-trailer-streamed

Sword Art Online Anime’s 2nd Trailer Streamed

posted on 2012-06-24 08:05 EDT

Reki Kawahara’s story of deadly virtual MMO debuts on July 7; PSP RPG revealed

The official website for the Sword Art Online anime series began streaming its second trailer on Sunday. The anime adapts Reki Kawahara’s light novel series of the same name.

The story revolves around a boy named Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya who enters a virtual-reality, massively multi-player online (MMO) world called “Sword Art Online.” There is no escape from this world unless the player clears the game, but “game over” means the death of the player.

The two-cours (two-quarter or half-year) television anime will premiere in Japan on July 7 with music by Yuki Kajiura (Noir, .hack, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero). Voice actress and singer Haruka Tomatsu will sing the anime’s ending theme song “Yume Sekai” (Dream World), and she will also play Asuna in the upcoming series.

During the Tokyo preview screening of the first anime episode on Sunday, Namco Bandai Games also announced that the previously revealed Sword Art Online game will be a role-playing game on the PSP handheld system. Specifically, Sword Art Online -Infinity Moment- will be in the “live-in-this-moment-with-you RPG” genre. The 521st volume of ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki PlayStation magazine will publish more details on Thursday.


#12

[size=16]ANN Anime Spotlight: Sword Art Online[/size]
Jun 26, 2012


#13

I’ll add the link when it pops up.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-06-29/crunchyroll-adds-horizon-ii-kokoro-connect-sword-art-online

Crunchyroll Adds Horizon II, Kokoro Connect, Sword Art Online

posted on 2012-06-29 19:02 EDT

Also: Chitose Get You!!, Campione!, So, I Can’t Play H!, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Arcana Famiglia, Tari Tari

Online media service Crunchyroll annnounced more titles in its simulcast lineup for the upcoming summer season:

• Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere II
• Chitose Get You!!
• Campione!
• So, I Can’t Play H! (Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai.)
• Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
• Natsuyuki Rendezvous
• Kokoro Connect
• La storia della Arcana Famiglia
• Tari Tari
• Sword Art Online

Crunchyroll also announced that it will begin streaming to PlayStation 3 consoles and certain Samsung televisions.


#15

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-07-01/sword-art-online-anime-4th-tv-ad-aired

Sword Art Online Anime’s 4th TV Ad Aired

posted on 2012-07-01 00:30 EDT

Reki Kawahara’s story of deadly virtual MMO debuts on July 7

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Reki Kawahara’s action-fantasy light novel series Sword Art Online began streaming a fourth television commercial for the series on Friday. The commercial features the opening theme song “Crossing Field” by LiSA.

The story revolves around a boy named Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya who enters a virtual-reality, massively multi-player online (MMO) world called “Sword Art Online.” There is no escape from this world unless the player clears the game, but “game over” means the death of the player.

The two-cours (two-quarter or half-year) television anime will premiere in Japan on July 7 with music by Yuki Kajiura (Noir, .hack, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero). Voice actress and singer Haruka Tomatsu will perform the anime’s ending theme song “Yume Sekai” (Dream World), and she will also play Asuna in the upcoming series.

Crunchyroll announced at Anime Expo on Friday that it will stream the series as it airs in Japan.


#16

Ep. 01

I had high hopes for this one and that first episode didn’t disappoint!
I’m looking forward to how this will turn out.


#17

Ep. 02

That was flippin’ awesome!

[details=spoiler]We get to meet Asuna, and she’s just one badass with that sword.
Kirito also shows his mettle, though I’m not quite sure why he had a sudden personality switch at the end there, other than trying to defuse the situation before it escalated beyond control and PVP started happening.

Not sure why he broke off the party with Asuna either, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see if his reasonings get explained, at least a little bit.[/details]


#18

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-07-16/sword-art-online-bd/dvd-buyers-can-win-kirito-sword

Sword Art Online BD/DVD Buyers Can Win Kirito’s Sword

posted on 2012-07-16 13:45 EDT

Fans who buy entire anime at Comic Toranoana stores can win Aniplex replica

Fans who buy every DVD or Blu-ray Disc volume of the Sword Art Online television anime series at a Comic Toranoana doujinshi goods retail store can win a real-life version of the character Kirito’s sword Elucidator. Aniplex showcased the replica sword at its Anime Contents Expo 2012 booth. The winner will be chosen in a random drawing.

People who purchase the first limited-edition volume at select retailers across Japan, including Comic Toranoana, will also receive a poster with art by the original novels’ character designer abec. Fans who buy every volume of the anime at the same retailers will get a cast round-table discussion CD featuring Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Ayana Taketatsu, Kanae Itō, Rina Hidaka, and Ayahi Takagaki.

The same retail chains will also offer a variety of separate, exclusive items to people who buy the anime at their stores. Bonuses will include art cards, bed sheets, posters, cases, and tapestries.

Aniplex will release the first volume of Sword Art Online in Japan on October 24. Adapted from Reki Kawahara’s action-fantasy light novel series, the anime premiered in Japan on July 7.


#19

Please don’t let AoA get it, please don’t let AoA get it, please…

:silly:


#20

[quote=“tonka”]Please don’t let AoA get it, please don’t let AoA get it, please…

:silly:[/quote]

I’m praying for that to be the case as well.
As of right now though, I can say with some confidence AoA is not in posession of it currently.
That doesn’t say anything for its future, but…

  1. It’s on CR unannounced by them before hand.
  2. None of the urls they would use for the series are taken by them or an Aniplex affiliate according to the WHOIS information.

Also, it is one of two out of the 10 that was announced all at once by CR that Sentai hasn’t announced, my guess (or hope at least) is that Sentai has it and are just sitting on it like they’ve done with a few of their recent CR titles.
Interestingly enough, when they added the AX announced titles, all but Horizon was tagged summer_2012 (which has since been removed) of which, none of the 3 announced titles before that, nor the 6 after that got that tag before they removed it completely.


#21

I just got up-to-date with this show (wasn’t hard with only 2 eps) and while it has some issues, I’m enjoying it. The Crunchyroll subs are hilarious. It totally needs a dub, and not just any dub, a Sentai dub. The only problem with that is that the black dude with the hammer totally could be Patrick Seitz, who has yet to do any Seraphim dubs, afaik lol.

If AoA gets this, then I probably won’t be able to, and that would make me sad :frowning:

I don’t see how eating and drinking in the virtual world actually nourishes your physical body. I’m hoping that they develop the nutjob who created the lethal game, character wise. I thought it was interesting that even though the main character seems gullible and easily guilted that he is also a total dick, to put it mildly.