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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
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.351 (scored by 336,843 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #21282
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #24
Members: 536,675
Favorites: 5,950
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kirigaya, Kazuto
Kirigaya, Kazuto
Main
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Yuuki, Asuna
Yuuki, Asuna
Main
Tomatsu, Haruka
Japanese
Tomatsu, Haruka
Asada, Shino
Asada, Shino
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Konno, Yuuki
Konno, Yuuki
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi

Staff

Itou, Tomohiko
Itou, Tomohiko
Director
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Hoshino, Makoto
Hoshino, Makoto
Episode Director
Takashima, Daisuke
Takashima, Daisuke
Episode Director


Edit 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)

Edit 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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Veronin
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.

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ZephSilver
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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Link_of_Hyrule
Dec 25, 2014
**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

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Vene
Dec 20, 2014
It came, almost like if it has been created for one purpose: polarize the public opinion, and yet the same scenario from back then take place, to be or not to be.... mediocre? I guess the answer was already given in that first season, I'll just throw it here, if we're watching this sequel we already know what to expect, there won't be a glorious comeback, we're watching the wrong franchise otherwise, SAO II is the same old SAO after all.. and for those who understand this basic concept, it might be entertaining somehow, I won't hide that fact, just make sure to leave the read more
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