Sword Art Online II

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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
English: Sword Art Online II
French: Sword Art Online Ⅱ
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, Video GameVideo Game
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.711 (scored by 13230671,323,067 users)
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Ranked: #55582
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Popularity: #36
Members: 1,960,067
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A year after escaping Sword Art Online, Kazuto Kirigaya has been settling back into the real world. However, his peace is short-lived as a new incident occurs in a game called Gun Gale Online, where a player by the name of Death Gun appears to be killing people in the real world by shooting them in-game. Approached by officials to assist in investigating the murders, Kazuto assumes his persona of Kirito once again and logs into Gun Gale Online, intent on stopping the killer.

Once inside, Kirito meets Sinon, a highly skilled sniper afflicted by a traumatic past. She is soon dragged in his chase after Death Gun, and together they enter the Bullet of Bullets, a tournament where their target is sure to appear. Uncertain of Death Gun's real powers, Kirito and Sinon race to stop him before he has the chance to claim another life. Not everything goes smoothly, however, as scars from the past impede their progress. In a high-stakes game where the next victim could easily be one of them, Kirito puts his life on the line in the virtual world once more.

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Sword Art Online II adapts novels 5 to 8 of Reki Kawahara's light novel series of the same title.

The first episode was screened at various special events held in the United States, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan before its television premiere.

Episode Videos

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Characters & Voice Actors


Itou, Tomohiko
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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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 (eps 24)

Ending Theme

1: "IGNITE" by Eir Aoi (eps 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)


Aug 29, 2023
"Sword Art Online II," the 2014 sequel to the original series, continues to explore the virtual reality gaming realm with a renewed focus on augmented reality and a fresh narrative arc. The story follows Kirito as he becomes involved in a new game called "Gun Gale Online," which centers around gun combat. This season offers a blend of action, mystery, and personal growth.

Viewers are recommended to watch through at least the first arc to fully appreciate the evolution of the storyline.

The standout feature of "Sword Art Online II" is its ability to transition smoothly from the MMORPG setting of the first season to the shooter-focused ...
Aug 27, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Female Kirito is the best Kirito = Phantom Bullet Arc is the best.

Okay, I'll get serious now. Sword Art Online II, an anime that I would not have expected to find when I was getting into Sailor Moon during Summer 2014 since the former aired on the same day of the week as the latter's remake. Since I didn't think the first season was bad, I decided to give this one a go. This one... is also getting the Mixed Feelings treatment due to what I consider to be a near fatal mistake this season made after the halfway point. Like I did for Season ...
Dec 4, 2022
Just watch Digimon for a better VR experience. Or just buy a Steam Deck. Or just have a nice dream of shooting up kids. All are valid and better options over watching SAO II.

The story was designed for lonely virgins who've never washed their socks or played an online competitive game. Where's the toxicity, personal insults, and ethnic slurs? It was one of the stories of all time, and Morbius was less predictable than it.

As for the characters themselves, Kirito was the only likeable female character, and the most dislikeable male character. What truly stood out about her was her flat chest, and ...

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