- Episodes: 24
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game
- Broadcasts: Sundays ( Fall 2018)
- Started: October 7, 2018
One of the biggest anime in this era is finally continuing. Do take note that the previous installation of SAO is a spin-off.
Underworld” … the world that could outstrip even “SAO.”
Residents are NPCs who are just like humans.
Kirito wanders into and gets lost in “Underground.”
He and his new friends struggle to escape as they unravel the secrets of this new virtual world…. -Aniplex USA
‘Sword Art Online: Alicization’ is the part of the light novel where Kazuto (Kirito) dies, well, technically gets injected by Black (The surviving Laughing Coffin Member) with suxamethonium chloride. In order to save Kirito, the ministry of defense has put his body on a new dive system (Soul Translator) which he was previously testing.
The new dive system makes use of fluctlights. They are mnemonic data which are sent to the brain. This mimics a dream-like trance while using the shiny new technology.
Several characters from the original SAO from ALfheim will be added in this season – this, of course, includes Asuna.
And let’s not forget Sinon which is from Gun Gale.
A1 Pictures is a really really big anime studio, so expect the highest quality of visual animations anime has to offer. Sure, it may not be the same as ‘Violet Evergarden’ but that’s because of A1’s distinct art style.
As always, SAO makes use of its previous installations for its lore, so if you have not watched the previous seasons you’ll be missing out on a lot.
I still don’t get the hate on SAO, but judging from the plethora of manga, light novel, games, and anime that this series has been pumping out, I’d say it’s doing great! Are you a SAO fan? Write some comments below and share why you like the series.
Freelance writer and game developer writing for Anime Athena