To all Sword Art Online fans, get ready for major changes for the story of SAO. From the source of ANN, Sword Art Online creator Reki Kawahara is planning to “correct” the roles of the characters in Sword Art Online. During a interview with Dengeki Online with some other creators, he made a comment that the girls he created in the series should have an active role. In his interview, he says he wants to make Sword Art Online “political correct” by making the girls more than just side characters and making them part of the story. He also agrees that gender neutral words should be more used. For example, instead of saying hero or heroine, he wants thinks protagonist and antagonist is better. Also according ComicBook.com, Kawahara mentioned that will most likely won’t be using women as “trophies” in the story. Meaning, he won’t be using explicit moments like attempted rape or other sexual assaults for the story in the future. So moments like Asuna’s attempted rape in the first season of SAO (second to last episode) and SAO: Alicization episode 10 won’t be acceptable for plot device. In regards to the protagonist topic, he noticed how yuri manga has both girls as protagonists and helping each other; in a way, he wants the idea of motivation for SAO. He also added that this means it won’t downgrade Kirito.
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Interivew: Anime News Network
Other source: ComicBook.com
Step aside Mortal Kombat 11 and Dead or Alive 6, a fighting game may be taking over for best fighting game. Jump Force is near upon us and that means anime fans will be able to fight with of their favorite characters from the manga franchise Shonen Jump. According to Crunchyroll, Facebook and Instagram just revealed some characters in a pop up ad in their page of Jump Force. Two new characters are revealed in the ad and their names is Jotaro Kujo and Dai. Jotaro is from the third part of the manga series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures titled Stardust Crusaders. Dai is from the manga series Dragon Quest: The Adventures of Dai. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures is a series created by manga creator Hirohiko Araki and the manga was licensed by Shueshia and Shonen Jump. Dai is from Dragon Quest: The Adventures of Dai manga and it was written by Riku Sanjo and illustrated by Koji Inada. The manga is based on the popular JRPG series Dragon’s Quest.
But wait, there is more news! It looks like One Piece and Dragon Ball won’t be the only series with an expanded roster. Naruto characters will be joining Jump Force. Naruto’s son Boruto Uzamaki will be joining with his father in this fight. Also joining the game is the leader of Team 7 Kakashi Hatake. As Naruto’s mentor and the Leaf Village strongest ninja, he will use his Sharingan to take down enemies; don’t interrupt him when he is reading his book. Once an enemy but now a friend of Naruto, the 5th Kazekage Gaara joins the game. He will use his sand jutsu to bury his foes. Last but not least, we have the mother of all chakra and the villain mastermind behind the Akatsuki and manipulating Madara from the beginning is Kaguya Ōstutsuki. Kaguya is the one that first introduced chakra from eating a forbidden fruit and her children later developed chakra and jutsu which plays a key role in the entire Naruto series. With her forbidden powers, Kaguya will show the world despair.
Are you ready for this game? Pre-order this game for PS4, X1 and PC. The game is coming out this February 15th.