With COVID-19 affecting every business in the world, this makes things hard to do normal activities. This pandemic has also affected in the entertainment section in the world such as movies and anime. Unfortunately, this affected some new anime seasons in which they would be released in later 2020 in summer and fall. For example, the final season of Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld was planned to be streamed in the spring, but it got pushed back to summer instead.
Fortunately, we did get some news from the team who is making the final season. According to sources from Crunchyroll, the official Dengeki Online Youtube Channel released a livestream revealing some information on the anime. The livestreamed included Sword Art Online creator Reki Kawahara, Aniplex producer Masami Niwa and many more. Despite them having to stay home, they are constantly working hard and creating the anime’s episode by working on the script, storyboards and animation. Even with COVID-19 affecting work, the team is working hard to bring this anime season to life and hopefully release it in July.
As a way to promote people to stay home, the official Sword Art Online website is allowing fans to download a wallpaper featuring Kirito and Eugeo. In this wallpaper, it says “Stay Home.”
If you’re staying home and want to get excited to see the final season of the war in Alicization, feel free to binge watch the Alicization arc.