We are in June and this means that business is slowly coming back!
Sword Art Online
If it wasn’t for the Coronoavirus, we would already have the conclusion to the War of Underworld in April. Announced in a tweet from the official Sword Art Online Twitter, Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld will be back and streaming on July 11th. This second part of this anime will also be streamed via services such as Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation, and HIDIVE. In Japan, the creators plan to release an “omnibus” episode recapping the first act of War of Underworld in July 4th. Mark your calendars because the next act of the war is coming in July.
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.
Sword Art Online Alicization official site
Despite the good news for new anime seasons, COVID-19 is going to make us have to wait. On the plus side, it gives fans time to catch up on the source material like manga and light novels.
My Hero Academia season 5 confirmed!
If you been following My Hero Academia season 4, you probably already saw the season finale. Just because the season is over, the anime still has more to offer for fans. It’s been revealed in the Japanese issue of Weekly Shonen Jump that the superhero anime My Hero Academia will return for a season 5.
It’s unknown when will season 5 will be released but anime fans can expect more from this action packed series. Unfortunately for English Dub fans, we might get a little left behind in the season 4 last episodes. Due to COVID-19, the team behind Funimation has to work at home and office to produce the dubbed episodes. The episodes that have yet to be released is episodes 84-88. It’s unknown when exactly these episodes will be out and this is also affected Toonami’s anime schedule.
Sword Art Online
Even though it was announced that the final season of Sword Art Online Alicization – War of Underworld was going to be released on April, we might have to wait until summer.
Due to COVID-19 and how Japan is in lockdown, the final season of Alicization will be postponed and will be released in July 2020 instead. The final battle will be in suummer.
Great news for SAO fans. If you been enjoying the recent episodes of the War of Underworld arcs from Sword Art Online Alicization, get ready to be even more hyped. Released in a tweet, Aniplex announced that Sword Art Online War of Underworld will be premiering its final season on April 25th. This anime will be streamed on Crunchyroll, Funimation, HIDIVE and Hulu. This final season will be released in Japan, North America, South America, Europe and Australia.
Mark your calendars and see you online!
Greetings gamers and anime fans! We are near the end of March and it’s been a hectic month for everyone. I hope you guys are having fun with your games such as Doom: Eternal and Animal Crossing: New Horizon. If you don’t have those games or want to something different, I have an anime game you should be on the look out. Bandai Namco will be releasing the next Sword Art Online in May, 22nd 2020. The game is called Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris. Based on the third season, this game will allow players to play as fan favorite SAO characters and fight in the digital world of Underworld. Unlike the anime, it will have an original story along with an original character named Medina Orthinanos. Bandai Namco has just revealed a story trailer in which Kirito and his friends must fight and prevent the resurrecting of the Pontifex. This game will be out for PS4, XB1 and PC. Pre-ordering the game will give players four DLC costumes for Kirito and Alice.
If players are eager to spend for more fun stuff, there is a deluxe edition for PC fans. The PC version will get a premium pass with two DLCs and costume and 200 SAO coins.
Whether you love or hate Sword Art Online, it’s coming back for Toonami. If you remembered, Toonami premiered the English Dub of Sword Art Online: Alicization in 2019. However, this was just the first act of the Alicization arc and the second act was premiered on sites such as Crunchyroll and Funimation. If you are one of those people who wait for the anime to be in English Dub so you can watch, don’t wait any longer because it is coming sooner than you think. Aniplex announced that the second cour of Sword Art Online: Alicization will be coming to TV on January 18th. The second part of the anime is called Sword Art Online Alicization War of the Underworld. This part of the anime covers volumes 15-18 of the light novels. This anime will be replacing season 2 of One-Punch Man.
If you haven’t seen the anime, don’t read the synopsis for this anime (according to LN volume 15):
Administrator’s defeat has come at a heavy cost: The death of Eugeo as well as the mental decline of Kirito. Six months after the epic battle atop Central Cathedral, Kirito spends his days in the Underworld wheelchair-bound; bereft of emotion or even a will to live. Although Alice and Bercouli do what they can to help him, it isn’t long before the armies of the dark territory are start to move in earnest. The “Final Stress Test” has begun. But will Kirito be ready?
Set up up your game console because you will be entering the world of Underworld. Already announced, Bandai Namco will be releasing a Sword Art Online Alicization video game called Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris for PS4, XB1 and PC. The game will be based on the Alicization arc and it will be an original story. Bandai Namco announced that this game will be released on May 22nd, 2020. If you like the series and you enjoy this games, go check out this game and pre-order!
To those who don’t know, Bandai Namco are planning on creating a new Sword Art Online game based on the Alicization arc. The new game is called Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris and it will be coming out on PS4, X1 and PC. In one of my old posts, I mentioned that Bandai Namco has released a tease revealing a new original character for the game’s story. Her name is Medina and she is going to be involved with Kirito and Eugeo’s story in Alicization. Today, I found a YouTube video from Bandai Namco of Europe revealing the voice actress of Medina. In Crunchyroll, the voice actress is named Miho Okasaki and she will be voicing the character Medina Orthinanos. Okasaki voiced Rimuru in the anime That Time I Reincarnated As A Slime.
I hope you guys are ready for October because that month is going to be the introduction to the Fall season anime. Some fans are planning to watch seasons 4 of My Hero Academia and Food Wars and some are eagerly waiting for the next act of Sword Art Online: Alicization. The second part of the SAO is called Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of the Underworld. This anime is going to begin on October 12th. Revealed on the official Japanese Twitter of the anime, a trailer is revealed with some story plots and a new opening song. The new song for the OP is called Resolution and it will be sung by Asuna voice actress of Haruka Tomatsu.
Great news Sword Art Online fans! If you like the anime and you want more of the Alicization arc, Bandai Namco has some news for you. If you didn’t know, they’re making a new video game focused on this arc called Sword Art Online Alicization: Lycoris. This game will be available for PS4, X1 and PC. This game will allow you to explore the world of Alicization with Kirito and Eugeo. In this recent trailer, this game will introduce a new character that wasn’t present in the anime. In Crunchyroll, her name is Medina and she is from the Orthinanos family’s ninth generation head in the game’s story. There’s not much information on her yet.