Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris story trailer reveal

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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.

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Sword Art Online: Alicization 2nd cour joins Toonami

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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?

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Toonami Faithful

Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris release date

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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!

JP voice actress introduces character in new Sword Art Online game

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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.

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Sword Art Online Alicization reveals new OP song

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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.

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Crunchyroll

Sword Art Online Alicization game reveals original character

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.

Sword Art Online: Alicization part 2 reveals updated promos and visuals

In my past post, I wrote that it’s been revealed that Sword Art Online: Alicization will be entering the second act of the story in the anime on October this year. Today, Crunchyroll has given more updates regarding this anime. The Sword Art Online franchise revealed an updated promo visual for the second part of the anime, Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of the Underworlds. The official Japanese Twitter account of SAO has also just released a teaser trailer of this new upcoming anime. Based on the details given, this anime will take place after the events of the first act of the anime of Alicization. Kirito lost an arm and has lost of fighting spirit and Alice is there trying to take care of him. An upcoming war is approaching is up to Alice to stand up and fight with her free will. Meanwhile back at Rath, Asuna is desperately wants to help Kirito while the place is being invaded. This anime will begin this fall.

Sword Art Online Alicization second story arc teaser revealed!

If you are already done watching Sword Art Online Alicization, get ready for more because season three is not done yet! During Anime Expo, the Sword Art Online franchise and Aniplex has just revealed a teaser trailer for the second part of season 3 of Sword Art Online Alicization. It was already announced before this anime was going to be long and it will have cours. The teaser trailer announced that the next story arc that is going to happen in Alicization is called War of the Underworld. Sword Art Online Alicization: War of the Underworld will premiere in Japan on October.

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Sword Art Online Alicization joins Toonami in February

Great news for Sword Art Online fans! It’s been announced today from the official Sword Art Online Twitter that the third season of Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online Alicization, will be joining the Saturday program Toonami at Adult Swim. The anime will be on February 9th and it will be a special one hour episode. Depending on the time you watch Toonami or timezone you are on, the anime will be premiering at 12:30 AM or some places have it 9:30 PM. For this one day, it will replace Mob Psycho 100 and Megalobox.

Here is the schedule for Feb 9th according to Anime News Network:

  • 11:00 p.m. – Dragon Ball Super
  • 11:30 p.m. – Boruto
  • 12:00 a.m. – My Hero Academia
  • 12:30 a.m. – Sword Art Online: Alicization
  • 1:00 a.m. – Sword Art Online: Alicization
  • 1:30 a.m. – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
  • 2:00 a.m. – Black Clover
  • 2:30 a.m. – Hunter x Hunter
  • 3:00 a.m. – Naruto Shippūden
  • 3:30 a.m. – Attack on Titan
  • 4:00 a.m. – Pop Team Epic
  • 4:30 a.m. – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

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.

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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.