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Sword Art Online: Alicization

Alternative Titles

English: Sword Art Online: Alicization
Synonyms: Sword Art Online III, SAO Alicization
Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン アリシゼーション


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2018 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2018
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.891 (scored by 65,201 users)
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Ranked: #7272
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Popularity: #304
Members: 276,693
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"Where...am I...?" Before he knows it, Kirito has made a full-dive into an epic, fantasy-like virtual world. With only a murky recollection of what happened right before he logged in, he starts to wander around, searching for clues.

He comes upon an enormous, pitch dark tree (the Gigas Cedar), where he encounters a boy. "My name is Eugeo. Nice to meet you, Kirito." Although he is supposedly a resident of the virtual world – an NPC – the boy shows the same array of emotions as any human being.

As Kirito bonds with Eugeo, he continues to search for a way to log out of this world. Meanwhile, he remembers a certain memory deep down within him. He remembers racing through the mountains with Eugeo as a child... A memory that he should not have in the first place.

And in this memory, he sees someone other than Eugeo, a young blond girl. Her name is Alice. And it is a name that must never be forgotten...

(Source: Aniplex USA)


Sword Art Online: Alicization is an adaptation of volumes 9 through 18 of Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online light novel series.

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Ono, Manabu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Kobayashi, Kouji
Episode Director
Kimura, Hiroshi
Episode Director

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#1: "ADAMAS" by LiSA (eps 2-13)
#2: "RESISTER" by ASCA (eps 14-)

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#1: "ADAMAS" by LiSA (ep 1)
#2: "Iris (アイリス)" by Eir Aoi (eps 2-13)
#3: "forget-me-not" by ReoNa (eps 14-18, 20-)

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Dec 8, 2018
TodAboT (All reviews)
"Watch Alicization, it's SO much better".
Literally equally bad as the other seasons and movie.
Should have realized this before watching, since the creator wrote the movie after writing this arc, and the movie is also terrible.
But no, I'm a complete fucking idiot, and decided to waste my time.
So now I'm wasting my time writing this. Enjoy the ride if you can.
Some scenes could be enjoyed as a comedy. They are absolutely hilarious, but these don't happen that often.

Reminder: if I don’t go into exaggerated detail, I have no argument and I’m a baiter; expect this to be very long.

Episode 1
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Dec 8, 2018
TheDeedsOfMen (All reviews)
Overpowered characters.

From invincible action heroes to divinely powered chosen ones,
from arbitrary powerup masters to "willpower over logic" crusaders,
from technobabble technicians to omniscient pseudo-strategists,
from plot-powered self-inserts to absurdly popular harem leads.

Perfect in every conceivable way... except in terms of actually being well-written or compelling. And therein lies the problem with so many of them. Being overpowered is one thing, but they suffer from something far worse: being boring. They simply come across as bland and generic.

And I am not referring to the fact that they crush their opponents with ease. What I am saying is that their personality, motivations and dialogue tend to be read more
Nov 17, 2018
blacksmithx1 (All reviews)
For those of you who are unaware, SAO is the ISEKAI that brought the genre to immense popularity. While respecting that it is some what of a pioneer, the story tends to drag on unnecessarily and almost constantly views it's audience as unintelligent by walking everyone by the hand through plot points rather than allowing us to infer what is happening through context. It's SAO, so not watching doesn't make sense, but keeping it as a lower priority view for this season is recommended.

While the art is enjoyable and clean, they've left out other potentially visceral aspects. The story and characters are nothing read more
Dec 8, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)

Covers as much ground as it can, but doesn't go in depth with anything it introduces. Lots of pointless content and irrelevant characters. Dreadful, pseudo-intellectual dialogue. Wine is often being drank when these conversations are had. Various things being shown from multiple different perspectives, or rather; realities. Hardly any plot advancement because showing a million different things is prioritized above all else. Good moments are scarce and typically enjoyable only because they suck so bad, but in most cases, the thing is just idiotic in a highly boring way and that's the end of this story. No, I didn't accidentally post my 'Legend of the read more


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