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Sword Art Online II

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
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.661 (scored by 133680 users)
Ranked: #10812
Popularity: #46
Members: 249,899
Favorites: 2,874
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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.

(Source: Crunchyroll)

More Episodes Episodes

Episodes  24 / 24
Aired  Jul 5, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Status  Finished Airing

Related Anime

Adaptation: Sword Art Online
Prequel: Sword Art Online: Extra Edition
Summary: Sword Art Online II: Debriefing
Other: Sword Art Online II: Sword Art Offline II

Characters & Voice Actors

Asada, Shino
Asada, Shino
Ruff, Michelle
Ruff, Michelle
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Kirigaya, Kazuto
Kirigaya, Kazuto
Papenbrook, Bryce
Papenbrook, Bryce
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Konno, Yuuki
Konno, Yuuki
Yuuki, Aoi
Yuuki, Aoi
Hise, Nicole
Hise, Nicole
Yuuki, Asuna
Yuuki, Asuna
Tomatsu, Haruka
Tomatsu, Haruka
Leigh, Cherami
Leigh, Cherami


Itou, Tomohiko
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Hoshino, Makoto
Episode Director
Tomatsu, Haruka
Theme Song Performance

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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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Apr 30, 2015
Before I begin this review, i would like to add that i probably will not do a review of the first season as the opinion of it is kinda already out there. Also i am not a heavy light novel reader so i am not too sure of the ittty bitty details.With that out of the way, on with the review!

Story: 7/10

Not to insensitive but i liked the death gun arc better than the mother rosairo and the excaliber one. Despite being just a game, gun gale online just feels a like a darker and grittier world (just a little) compared to alfiem and aincrad. read more
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Dec 21, 2014
Sword Art Online (SAO) is a franchise that I’ll guiltily admit that I enjoy. As one of my first or gateway anime, I have a soft spot for the show. If I had to describe the first season, I’d describe it as charming. Despite a distinct lack of character development and an unsteady delivery of its content, SAO was nonetheless an entertaining anime to watch. So how did the second season hold up against my expectations? Honestly, it was mostly a disappointment, but it got better at the end.

- Strong and consistent level of animation and sound
- Last arc is relatable and emotional, which is read more
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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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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.
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.
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!! >.<
SAO = .hack//Quantum. Simple as.

-People use virtual reality devices.
-Protags are stuck in game along with others.
-Die in game, die IRL.
-Created purposefully by one mastermind.
-Only some people get out alive in the end.

All in all, SAO is like 9001 times better, longer and more thrilling. But this is literally the same, except in .hack protags are girls and aren't OP.
Both has Guilty Crown OP01 (supercell) and Sword Art Online II OP02 (Haruka Tomatsu).

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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