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.

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Sword Art Online: Alicization world premiere

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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.

 

My Current Pop Funko collection thus far

You probably seen this in hobby stores or game stores like GameStop, Box Lunch or even Hot Topic. They are called Pop figures and thanks to the company Funko, many characters from video games, cartoons, anime, comics and other pop culture genre have been converted to these bobble head like figures. Some actually are bobble heads while others just have a stiff head. Think of these as the bobble heads from sports like the NFL and NBA, but instead of collecting your favorite athletes, you’re collecting your favorite characters from Marvel, Dragon Ball, Batman or even Rugrats. I will be sharing you my collection and I will give you a brief description about how I got them.

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Sword Art Online news update: Eir Aoi sings Opening Song for Spinoff

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As we are now in March, we are about a month (if you want to get technical, a few weeks) away until we get the spinoff anime Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online. Recently, Sword Art Online revealed on another updated news in regards to the anime.

Revealed on the Japanese official Twitter of the anime, veteran anime singer Eir Aoi will be singing the opening song to the spinoff anime. The opening song is titled, “Ryūsei” (Falling Star).

If you haven’t been caught on the news and Sword Art Online, here is what’s going on:

  • Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online is a spinoff anime focusing on Gun Gale Online which debuted in the main story of Sword Art Online season 2 in the first 14 episodes.
  • Recently, Eir Aoi came out of hiatus after dealing with some health issues.
  • The spin off anime is planned to come out at April along with other anime titles like Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia (both season 3).
  • The ending song will be sung by Tomori Kusunoki, who is also the voice of the protagonist Llenn. (the name of the song doesn’t have name yet)

[OWLS March Blog Tour] Sword Art Online: Kirito the One Man Squad

Squad

Although some people may like to be alone at times, we all have that one special friend or a squad of friends who we kick it and have some good laughs and fun with. However, there are friendships that don’t last a lifetime and usually, they end due to a falling out or a misunderstanding. For this month’s topic, we will be exploring some of the best friendships in anime and pop culture as well as the friendships that ended suddenly. We will talk about what a true friendship means to us, what we learned about ourselves and others through broken friendships, and our definitions of a “good friend.”

*Will contain spoilers to the Sword Art Online (season 1) anime

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Sword Art Online news: Alicization entire anime and Spin-off OP/ED singer!

Alicization

Announced at a fan event called SAO and GGO New Anime and Original Work Stage, Kazuma Miki stated that the upcoming Sword Art Online season 3 anime will cover the entire Alicization arc. Kazuma Miki is the light novel editor to the story and producer to the anime. Reki Kawahara is the creator and author of the light novel series Sword Art Online. From assumption, rather than having multiple arcs like the past seasons, season will only be focused on Alicization (SAO season 1 had the Sword Art Online and Fairy Dance arcs, and season 2 had Phantom Bullet, Calibur and Mother Rosario arcs). In the light novels, the Alicization arc covers volume 9-18 and it takes place after the events in Mother Rosario and Ordinal Scale movie.

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Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online

Also announced from the event, we got news on who will sing for the opening and ending song for the spin-off anime, Sword Art Online Alternative Online. It’s been revealed that the voice actress Tomori Kusunoki will be performing for both songs for the anime. It’s unknown what is the name of the songs, but Kusunoki will be doing both parts. She is also the voice actress for the character Llenn. This anime is set to be premiered in April this year.

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Source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-02-16/sword-art-online-alicization-anime-to-cover-entire-alicization-arc/.127914

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-02-17/tomori-kusunoki-performs-ending-theme-for-sword-art-online-alternative-gun-gale-online-anime/.127916

Sword Art Online spinoff anime release date.

Mentioned last year, SAO fans will be getting Sword Art Online season 3 and a spinoff anime based on Gun Gale Online.

Announced at ANN, the spinoff series Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online will be premiering in April. The series is based on Keiichi Sigsawa’s Light Novel. Here is the cast for the characters:

Plot Synopsis:

The story follows Karen Kohiruimaki, a 183-centimeter-tall (6-foot-tall) college student who’s insecure her height, and is bad at dealing with people in the real world. She enters the world of Gun Gale Online with her avatar, Llenn, who is less than 150 centimeters (5 feet) tall and wears all pink. She meets a beautiful, brown-skinned female player who goes by Pitohui. They hit it off, but one day Pitohui pressures her to participate in “Squad Jam,” a team Battle Royale variation of the Bullet of Bullets tournament.

The characters Llenn and Pitohui will be playable characters in the upcoming Sword Art Online video game Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet in February.

Escape to the Great World of Anime!

You might be wondering the title and the purpose of this post, there’s a funny story behind this. I am good friends with my anime and colleague friend Allie from Visionaries and we whenever we text each other, we have a really long conversation on anything. Whether it is anime, cartoons and just life, we can go on for hours; however, one day, we had an interesting topic in which also inspired me to write this post. As usual we were talking about anime and how much it would be cool to leave reality and jump into our favorite anime. He texted me this comment but she called it a “rant”:

Go on some sort of adventure become our own heroes. Live in a world where we can be us and that’s good enough. Where words only positivity and people look on the bright side instead of dwelling on the negative. To face their problems instead of keeping them bottles up until they explode :). Oh the naive mind is back to reality now.

This got me thinking, if it’s possible to leave reality for a day and enter any world in the anime I seen is, I would do it. Some people might agree with me in this comment especially if you like anime. Most of us had this deep wish where we can have the ability to go our favorite anime. After hearing her say this, I added my own comment to hers and I told her why I want do it if I could jump into anime:

I would love to visit that world. Take me to Sword Art Online and let me go on quests or Yu-Gi-Oh! and let me duel with my monsters. Take me to a world where my average “me” can be greater. 😀

This may sound silly the way I said it but wouldn’t it be awesome? Imagine leaving your average or boring life for a day, months or whatever time you desire and escape to somewhere where you are the hero or at least feel important. Basically, what I am saying is this: if there was a way to enter a world where you leave your dull life and enter a new world where you can live your favorite anime world or worlds, would you do it?

Personally, I would. In my daily life, I usually live just an average routine where I watch anime or just do my daily chores. Whenever I see anime characters in action or doing something exciting, I get envious. Like a kid who wants to be their favorite superhero, I like to dream and wanting to be something great like my favorite characters. If I can jump into worlds of anime, I would be hero in Dragon Ball Z, travel  and enjoy solitude in Sword Art Online, or even obtain some powerful beings in Yu-Gi-Oh!.

The anime world is more bizarre than JoJo’s Bizarre Aventure but that’s okay, it just means the norm is the oddities itself like the anime Durarara!! Can it be dangerous? Yes! Will you survive? Of course if you have the right skills and ideal anime.

If somehow or someone came to you and asked if you could jump into any anime world you desire, where would you go?

If there was a rabbit hole like Alice in Wonderland where anime logic exist and all reality doesn’t, would you dig deeper?

Or better yet, if there was a door and it says “door way to anime”, would you open that door and not look back?

What would you do and where do you want to go?

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization goes to PC

Announced by Bandai Namco Entertainment, the video game Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization will be heading towards the PC with the release date being October 27th. The game is priced as $49.99 and it will include all the DLC in it; the main story and DLC chapters will be included. The game was originally on PS4 but now it will be on October 27th.

Here is the synopsis of the story and game:

Reki Kawahara, author of the original Sword Art Online novel series, collaborated on the game. The characters Kirito, Asuna, Leafa, Silica, Lisbeth, and Sinon appear in the game, and players can choose up to three characters to join their party. The game’s new characters are a mysterious AI named Premiere (voiced by Yuiko Tatsumi) and Genesis (voiced by Kazuyuki Okitsu). Genesis, like Kirito, is called the “black swordsman.” Players explore the world of Ainground in the Sword Art: Origin game.

New Sword Art Online announcements!

Announced at the Dengeki Bunko “Aki no Saiten 2017”, Sword Art Online will be receiving some new anime from two announcements!

The first one announced is a third series to the anime and the name of the new show is called Sword Art Online: Alicization. The anime third season was teased in the end of the movie Ordinal Scale. So far, they released a key image to the anime along with returning casts of Kirito and Asuna. New voice actors will play as new characters:

  • Eugeo: Nobunaga Shimazaki
  • Alice: Ai Kayano

This arc takes place after Mother Rosario and the movie Ordinal Scale. It will be based on Reki Kawahara’s light novel.

Another anime getting an anime adaptation is a spinoff series based on Sword Art Online but written by Sigsawa Keiichi, illustrated by Kuroboshi Kouhaku and supervised by Reki Kawahara. The series is called Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online Alternative.

Here is the synopsis of the story:

The story follows Karen Kohiruimaki, a 183-centimeter-tall (6-foot-tall) college student who’s insecure her height, and is bad at dealing with people in the real world. She enters the world of Gun Gale Online with her avatar, Llenn, who is less than 150 centimeters (5 feet) tall and wears all pink. She meets a beautiful, brown-skinned female player who goes by Pitohui. They hit it off, but one day Pitohui pressures her to participate in “Squad Jam,” a team Battle Royale variation of the Bullet of Bullets tournament