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Sword Art Online II

Alternative Titles

English: Sword Art Online II
Synonyms: Phantom Bullet, SAO II, Sword Art Online 2, SAO 2
Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン II

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex, Genco
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.521 (scored by 231,488 users)
Ranked: #14822
Popularity: #28
Members: 383,552
Favorites: 4,721
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Synopsis

One year after the SAO incident, Kirito is approached by Seijiro Kikuoka from Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department "VR Division" with a rather peculiar request.

That was an investigation on the "Death Gun" incident that occurred in the gun and steel filled VRMMO called Gun Gale Online (GGO). "Players who are shot by a mysterious avatar with a jet black gun lose their lives even in the real world..." Failing to turn down Kikuoka's bizarre request, Kirito logs in to GGO even though he is not completely convinced that the virtual world could physically affect the real world.

Kirito wanders in an unfamiliar world in order to gain any clues about the "Death Gun." Then, a female sniper named Sinon who owns a gigantic "Hecate II" rifle extends Kirito a helping hand. With Sinon's help, Kirito decides to enter the "Bullet of Bullets," a large tournament to choose the most powerful gunner within the realm of GGO, in hopes to become the target of the "Death Gun" and make direct contact with the mysterious avatar.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kirigaya, Kazuto
Kirigaya, Kazuto
Main
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Yuuki, Asuna
Yuuki, Asuna
Main
Tomatsu, Haruka
Japanese
Tomatsu, Haruka
Asada, Shino
Asada, Shino
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Konno, Yuuki
Konno, Yuuki
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi

Staff

Itou, Tomohiko
Itou, Tomohiko
Director
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Hoshino, Makoto
Hoshino, Makoto
Episode Director
Nakamoto, Munemasa
Nakamoto, Munemasa
Script

More episodes Episodes(24/24)

Episode Title Aired
1 World of Guns
Juu no Sekai (銃の世界)
Jul 5, 2014
2 Cold-Hearted Sniper
Kouri no Sogekishu (氷の狙撃手)
Jul 12, 2014
3 Memories of Fresh Blood
Senketsu no Kioku (鮮血の記憶)
Jul 19, 2014
4 GGO (Gun Gale Online)
GGO (GGO)
Jul 26, 2014
5 Guns and Swords
Juu to Ken (銃と剣)
Aug 2, 2014

Opening Theme

#1: "IGNITE" by Eir Aoi (eps 2-13)
#2: "courage" by Haruka Tomatsu (eps 15-23)
#3: "Separate Ways (セパレイト・ウェイズ)" by Haruka Tomatsu (ep 24)

Ending Theme

#1: "IGNITE" by Eir Aoi (ep 1)
#2: "Startear" by Luna Haruna (eps 2-14)
#3: "No More Time Machine" by LiSA (eps 15-17)
#4: "Shirushi (シルシ)" by LiSA (eps 18-24)



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Veronin
Jan 3, 2015
*Minor spoilers ahead*

There are a lot of things that can be said about Sword Art Online, and most of those things are not pleasant. I will not mince words: I am no fan of the series. The first season was filled with so many issues, both significant and minor, that even watching a single episode was an incredible test of patience. There were some neat ideas hidden in between the mountains of nonsense, and while I can understand why the show was so enjoyable to so many people, in my case, it was like an aneurysm waiting to happen.

There is often a dichotomy of read more
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ZephSilver
Dec 29, 2014
Before I start this review, let's all take this moment to bow our heads and close our eyes as we pray to the great and almighty Jesus-kun.

Oh Jesus-kun, let your humble servants be like thee oh Lord. Let us become OP, plot armored, self insert chick magnets so that we can build our own harem. Bless the harem oh Lord, that it be deemed worthy of your hax abilities, AMEN!

Story: 2/10

You know how you can tell if a story is retarded? When the only way it can continue is if your main character makes an extremely illogical decision, that anyone read more
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Link_of_Hyrule
Dec 25, 2014
**SPOILER FREE REVIEW**

*Sigh... What am I doing with my life? Seriously: What do I have to gain by bashing this show? I’m certainly not the first one to rip this anime and its inane hype train a new one and I definitely won’t be the last. Therefore, forcing myself to sit through yet another collection of incompetent pacing, plot points that make no sense what so ever, and an unbearable self-insertion protagonist doesn’t really seem to be worthwhile, does it? And yet here we are. Goddamn it… Ladies and gentleman: It’s fucking back

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Vene
Dec 20, 2014
It came, almost like if it has been created for one purpose: polarize the public opinion, and yet the same scenario from back then take place, to be or not to be.... mediocre? I guess the answer was already given in that first season, I'll just throw it here, if we're watching this sequel we already know what to expect, there won't be a glorious comeback, we're watching the wrong franchise otherwise, SAO II is the same old SAO after all.. and for those who understand this basic concept, it might be entertaining somehow, I won't hide that fact, just make sure to leave the read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Log Horizon
Bot are about people who gets into virtual game world. but while in Log Horizon they do it unwillingly, in Sword Art Online II they do it voluntarily. Both are action, adventure, fantasy, game and shounen. WHile Log Horizon is more "medival", Sword Art Online II is setted in a world where guns are main weapons. 
reportRecommended by abystoma2
Anime: Log Horizon 2nd Season
What the 2 have in common:

They were both sequels of their parent anime, where it still involves being in the game world, however, in LH the plot was just a continuation of the sequel, while SAO 2 is compose of 2 additional arcs. 
reportRecommended by Mugen900
Anime: No Game No Life
In both anime, the main hero is asked by someone to join world of game/world where everything is decided by games. Both are adventure and fantasy, but while in No Game No Life the main character(s) are trying to get to the top to rule the world, in SAO II the main character is trying to join ranks of top players to got closer to main antagonist. 
reportRecommended by abystoma2
Anime: Btooom!
Although Btooom! has a lot of recommendations towards SAO season 1, it is actually more comparable to SAO II (first arc), because of the:
- modern weapons (guns and sniper rifles in one, grenades and explosives in the other, instead of magic spells and swords);
- similar Earth-like environments (such as savannahs, forests, urban areas, instead of fantasy world);
- two lead/main character relationship is similar (both focus on trying to survive together in both anime, instead of finding a way out).
- more similar atmosphere. 
reportRecommended by HandsomeMan
Anime: K
Both anime are a battle royal where everyone is trying to survive and progress,
In K it's trying to promote your king so that he gains the power of all the kings.
In Sword Art Online the players are fighting for individual reasons, such as getting a name in the pot, or getting over a fear.  
reportRecommended by --Aurabreaker--
Anime: Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
RPG MMO do I need to say more? 
reportRecommended by RoyShadowhell

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