Ranked #1339

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.561 (scored by 203,200 users)
Ranked: #13392
Popularity: #36
Members: 344,538
Favorites: 3,993
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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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Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
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Yuuki, Asuna
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Tomatsu, Haruka
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Asada, Shino
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Sawashiro, Miyuki
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Konno, Yuuki
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Yuuki, Aoi
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Itou, Tomohiko
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Iwanami, Yoshikazu
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Sound Director
Hoshino, Makoto
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Episode Director
Tomatsu, Haruka
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Theme Song Performance

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)
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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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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Nov 20, 2015
Everyone on MAL gave this season a very low score.

Compared to the first season, this one seems a bit jumpy. The story and plot of the first season seemed to have a very good flow. This season is almost just completely split into 3 different arcs. It doesn't have any real flow; once one arc is over, another one begins.

1st Arc is the Sinon story.
-Basically the same as the first season of this series.
2nd Arc is the Excalibur story.
-Almost completely unnecessary, just some quest that everyone does so that Kirito can get Excalibur.
3rd Arc is the Yuuki story.
-The crying part of the show. Literally, read more
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Nov 17, 2015
Oh boy the second season of Sword Art Online, this will be fun.

First things first, a lot, or a handful of people dropped this because, well it's Sword Art Online, also because of the boring exposition dump that we are given in the first episode then does a 180 and it's nothing but action, well let's get in this.

Like Sword Art Online pandering to the basement dwellers, this tries to appeal to 12 year olds then back to pandering for basement dwellers. The story of this one is simple, a mysterious player called Death Gun kills players with his pistol that kills them in real read more
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Nov 20, 2015
I didn't actually think SAO could get any worse and as such I approached this anime with some form of misguided hope. I was wrong. It appears that they have now fired the SAO writers entirely and based the entire anime of a paraplegic blind 12 year old girls fanfiction.

Story: 2/10

This time the story is just as bad but with the stakes at an all time low its even harder to care about.

Art & Sound: 5/10 & 7/10

The art and sound are consistently decent as they were with the previous anime and as such it may be a major improvement to just remove all the read more
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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: Accel World
When it come to SAO II and Accel Word -

-Both are created by the same person!!
-Both exist in the same world.
-Both have virtual reality games.
-Both have a system where they can dive into the online network.
-Both enter voluntarily.
-Both have the same genre that is - action,adventure,roman and shounen.

- And Accel world is 20 years after SAO II and Accel world has tons of references to SAO II!!

And lastly,
Both definitely worth your time to watch!! >.<  
reportRecommended by NajSuarez94
Anime: IS: Infinite Stratos 2
For me, the series has similar build to SAO itself from the first season. IS 2 has Houki and Tatenashi, SAO 2 has Asuna and Sinon. Of course Ichika is Kirito who is surrounded by girls developing a similar harem. The only difference is that the other genres are somewhat different. But both is set in the future. 
reportRecommended by rukmaryo

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