Sword Art Online news: New OP/ED songs, episode 10 controversy, Netflix uses fan art?

Sword Art Online Alicization has been getting a lot of attention lately and some of the reasons are mostly controversial and some minor good. Let start with the good news.

Good news

It’s been announced that there will be a new OP and ED song for the next episodes of Sword Art Online: Alicization. The OP for this second part of the anime is RESISTER by ASCA. The ED will be forget-me-not by ReoNa.

Bad news: Episode 10’s response

I am late in joining the series and I need to get started on this series, but recently, episode 10 of Sword Art Online got really dark. If you guys thought episode 1 of Goblin Slayer was too dark because of violence and rape, well you might get bothered in this episode. Episode 10 of Sword Art Online: Alicization contained some extreme violence and even sexual assault in which warned anime viewers ahead of time to those watching in Crunchyroll. This anime had to get it censored in some platforms such as Crunchyroll. The one in charge of censoring and editing the specific scene is from Aniplex of America.

This episode was described as one of the most violent and uncomfortable episodes that even Sword Art Online creator Reki Kawahara wrote to the voice actors on Twitter saying sorry that they had to perform this scene.

Reki Kawahara:

“Ms. Ishihara, who plays Tiese, and Ms. Kondo, who plays Ronye, both performed a painful scene with aplomb. Thank you so much! And I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.”

Here is the response from one of them:

Reina Kondo:

“Thank you! I think that everyone became stronger because of the experience! I will continue to work hard alongside Ronye. I’m looking forward to what happens next.”

I haven’t seen this episode, but I will say sexual violence like this does make me feel uncomfortable, but it’s something that we can’t deny that it’s real. There is someone that commented on the video comparison saying something about this scene:

Monta Anik: “This scene is just realistic. This is the world we live in. And the author is only showing it. Many people abused of women because of their noble rank. I called this episode: Hard reality of the old time”

Yes, I will admit, Kawahara does add this stuff in his works from the first season of SAO in the Fairy Dance Arc, SAO II with Sinon and now this. I can agree with this person that the reason he put these stuff in his works to show the scary reality that there are some people who wants to take advantage of the weak. In episode 10, we see high ranks people tormenting women and trying to get what they want because they think they’re better. I am not saying that this is true for everyone, but what I like about Reki Kawahara is that he doesn’t hold back on the truth. Does it make you feel uncomfortable? Yes, but it’s something to be aware of in reality. Other than that, if you think this episode was dark or even this anime, do not watch Beserk, Helssing Ultimate or Goblin Slayer.

source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-12-11/sword-art-online-episode-censors-more-content-on-u.s-based-streaming-services/.140630

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2018-12-11/reki-kawahara-apologizes-to-voice-actors-for-latest-sword-art-online-episode/.140635

Netflix

If you think that stealing someone’s art was bad, imagine Netflix using someone’s art for their shows. I am not sure if it’s already taken care of, but based on an article by ANN, Netflix apparently used someone’s fan art as a banner for the anime Sword Art Online. The picture was taken by a user and identified the art by Keeta from their Pixiv.

I don’t know the situation right now, but Netflix is trying to resolve this issue.

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Sword Art Online season 3 streams on Crunchyroll!

With October coming close, this is a good time to bundle up and watch some shows. This also means that the third season of Sword Art Online, also known as Sword Art Online: Alicization, will be up and running online for fans and viewers. It’s been confirmed that the new season will be streaming on Crunchyroll! This anime will have up to 50 episodes and it’s going to be focused on the longest arc of the series. The anime will be adaptaing volumes 9 through 18 from the light novel. The anime is expected to be on Chuncyroll on October 6th.

Sword Art Online season 3 will have up to 50 episodes!

Hello fans and followers! I bring good news from the internet and it’s about Sword Art Online. First announced on Sunday, Aniplex released a new trailer of the upcoming season 3 of Sword Art Online. It’s only in Japanese of the moment without subtitles, but we get to hear the new songs from LiSA and Eir Aoi along with new scenes of the plot. However besides what has already been said, I want to share something new instead. It’s been announced that the new season of Sword Art Online will have four (4) seasons; in total of fifty episodes (50). Aniplex plans to have season 3 to focus entirely on Alicization from the light novels which begins in volume 9 to all the way to 18. The first episode will be an hour long.

Sword Art Online season 3 will air on October 6th, but fans can order tickets to watch the anime ahead of everyone in the world premiere in LA on Sept 15th.

What do you think about this news?

source:

http://toonamifaithful.com/sword-art-online-alicization-to-be-around-50-episodes-long-begins-in-japan-october-6/

Veteran singers LiSA and Eir Aoi sing Sword Art Online: Alicization themes

What’s up everyone and how are you doing? I got some happy and exciting news to share with you in regards to Sword Art Online.

Revealed from the news section of Crunchyroll, Sword Art Online: Alicization will have returning singers to sing the Opening and Ending theme songs. LiSA will be singing the OP titled” ADAMAS”. According to her words, this song is described as a “shining” theme, all about telling your own story and not letting anyone else bring you down.

The Ending theme song will be done by Eir Aoi and the new song will be titled “Iris”. Just like LiSA, Eir Aoi has given an explanation behind the meaning of the song. According to her explanation, Iris means hope in the language of flowers. In her words, “She describes the song as being about “an important person” who encourages you from a distance with a smile, and hopes that she can convey a feeling of hope to the listeners in this new theme.” Iris is planned to be released this upcoming October 24th, making it the 15th single she sold.

In short here is what is listed:

Sword Art Online: Alicization

Release Date: October 2018

Opening: ADAMAS – sung by LiSA

Ending: Iris – sung by Eir Aoi

If didn’t know, LiSA and Eir Aoi are well-known for doing anime Opening and Ending songs for other anime titles; commonly their voices is what makes Sword Art Online recognizable and popular. LiSA did the song “crossing fields”(SAO first OP season 1), “No More Time Machine” (SAO third ED season 2), “Shirushi” (Season 2 second ED) and “Catch the Moment” (Ordinal Scale film). Eir Aoi is well known for doing the songs INNOCENCE” (second OP in the first season) and “IGNITE” (First OP in season two). Currently, she also performed the OP “Ryusei” for spinoff series Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online.

Sword Art Online: Alicization world premiere

ANN

Found from Anime News Network, Aniplex of America announced that the upcoming third season Sword Art Online: Alicization will have a world premiere event. According to the site, the event will show the first episode of Sword Art Online: Alicization in a one hour special. This event will be happening not just Japan but other countries. Here are the following countries:

  • Japan
  • the United States
  • Australia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • South Korea

Also mentioned on the article, Japan revealed their date for the premiere on Sept 15 at the Tokyo International Forum Hall C. It’s unknown for the other countries, but the site will continue to update and reveal the dates and locations at the Sword Art Online site.

 

Sword Art Online: Alicization preview trailer

Anime Expo is here and this is a perfect time to hear news from your favorite anime company and manga publishers!

Fresh from Aniplex, Aniplex of America finally unveiled a sneak peak trailer to the third season of Sword Art Online. The third season is called Alicization and the anime will have returning and new cast for the characters

According to ANN, the anime director Manabu Ono will be in charge of the anime; he previously worked on series like Saki and The Asterisk War. Animation team is from A-1 Pictures and the directors of the animation also did the movie Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale. The anime will begin this October.

Sword Art Online: Alicization teaser trailer and release month

As we get close to April, not only we’re getting Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online, Aniplex of America made some surprising news for season 3.

Announced today, Aniplex of America released a new key image to the third season of Sword Art Online. Not only we’re given an image, but we got a short teaser trailer. This anime will be released in the fall of 2018.

Sword Art Online: Alicization is the third season of Sword Art Online and it will be in October 2018.