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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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.831 (scored by 75803 users)
Ranked: #7302
Popularity: #68
Members: 186,404
Favorites: 2,259
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2 based on the top anime page.

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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.

(Source: Crunchyroll)

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
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Weiß, Jennifer
German
Weiß, Jennifer
Kirigaya, Kazuto
Kirigaya, Kazuto
Main
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Keller, Patrick
German
Keller, Patrick
Konno, Yuuki
Konno, Yuuki
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi
Yuuki, Asuna
Yuuki, Asuna
Main
Tomatsu, Haruka
Japanese
Tomatsu, Haruka

Staff

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



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Dec 21, 2014
TodokanaiKoi
Introduction:
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.

Pros:
- Strong and consistent level of animation and sound
- Last arc is relatable and emotional, which is read more
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Dec 25, 2014
Link_of_Hyrule
**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

Synopsis: After restoring VRMMORPGs to their previous glory by being the total badass read more
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Recommendations

What the two have in common:

1. they both have the same plot where it involves the character's in a virtual game.

2. Both were sequels from their previous seasons.

3. Both still maintains the same character portrayal where they must fight to survive in the virtual world.

However:

LH season 2:

Is merely a continuation of the previous season where the quest have leveled up.

SAO season 2:

Had some major development when it come to the characters and setting.
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.

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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