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Sword Art Online II

Sword Art Online II

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2014 to ?
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.091 (scored by 34655 users)
Ranked: #2522
Popularity: #125
Members: 126,449
Favorites: 1,281
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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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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Related Anime

Adaptation: Sword Art Online
Prequel: Sword Art Online: Extra Edition

Characters & Voice Actors

Asada, Shino
Asada, Shino
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Kirigaya, Kazuto
Kirigaya, Kazuto
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Itou, Kanae
Itou, Kanae
Katou, Masayuki
Katou, Masayuki


Itou, Tomohiko
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Aoi, Eir
Theme Song Performance
Haruna, Luna
Theme Song Performance

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Aug 25, 2014
Everytime I go and watch SAO in any website, these comments are always present.
SAO lovers be like: "This is epic", "Best anime ever", "Kirito and Asuna forever", etc..
SAO Haters be like: "This is a sh#t!", "What the f#ck! kirifag always OP", "Come on? How the hell people like it!" etc..

Writing a review in anime can have 2 effects to viewers, either they're like it or hate it. Like means, it's fair or because your opinions in anime is almost the same. Hate, because your having opposite opinions. The Like and Hate in this anime are both too much, to the fact that proper grading in read more
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Aug 11, 2014
Well, it's not as bad as expected as of episode 6. I'm actually a SAO-hater, but I found SAO II not as bad as first season. Well, minus that everything in this anime/story exist solely for the reason to make Kirito look COOOOOOL and AWSM and stuff. Well, I'm giving it 7/10 as it stand now. Let me get into details.

Art - 8/10 - the only thing SAO had it always good. I didn't like first seasons fighting because I believe sword fight should require more legwork and moving around, what I finally got to see here. It kinda got upgraded from just slashing around read more
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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.
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.

Opening Theme

"IGNITE" by Eir Aoi

Ending Theme

#1: "IGNITE" by Eir Aoi (ep 1)
#2: "Startear" by Luna Haruna (eps 2-)

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