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Sword Art Online: Alicization

Alternative Titles

English: Sword Art Online: 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: 8.131 (scored by 38,977 users)
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Ranked: #4012
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Popularity: #379
Members: 219,001
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Ono, Manabu
Director, Episode Director
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Adachi, Shingo
Storyboard, Key Animation, Character Design, Animation Director
Theme Song Performance

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#1: "ADAMAS" by LiSA

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#1: "Iris (アイリス)" by Eir Aoi
#2: "forget-me-not" by ReoNa

More reviewsReviews

Dec 2, 2018
SteelingMax (All reviews)
Can this be just me laughing at how, judging by the reviews, it seems as if SAO is good now, no, great, what are you people talking about?
I'm might be going too edgy here, and also, the site is warning me that this must be longer than only HAHAHAHAHA.
I should've dropped this after the horrible episode 5 or the other horrible episode, 6.
Here it is, my non review. NO SPOILER

The character's interactions are very unnatural and fake;
Pacing is as bad as always, too slow as seen on the first 6 episodes, or too fast like in episodes 7 and 9;
Kirito still looks read more
Dec 8, 2018
TodAboT (All reviews)
"Watch Alicization, it's SO much better".
Literally equally bad as the other seasons and movie.
Should have noticed that before, since the creator wrote the movie while he was 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.
I actually enjoyed this as a comedy. It's absolutely hilarious.

According to some fans of the show, 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
So Kirito read more
Nov 16, 2018
MAF__ (All reviews)
This is by FAR the best SAO season to date.

This new SAO finally brings new characters who aren't extremely bland, evil, annoying, redundant, and/or useless. We are finally greeted with kirito's new virtual world and faces new challenges that of course include saving someone from a higher power as we've seen countless times. The difference is that this higher power finally is genuinely interesting and the notion of their existence brings up many higher level intellectual subjects such as societal evolution and the theory of knowledge. This new experiment that is being done in the anime is extremely interesting for any computer science read more
Nov 17, 2018
Tuem (All reviews)
Anime 👏 Review 👏 (contains spoilers)
(I will compare Alicization to light novels and season 1 cuz they have similar basis with new world and shit)

As a someone who read the SAO: Alicization light novels, I don't like how the anime adaptation is from the ep 1 to ep 7 compared to the light novels. I'm probably going to write another review after the anime is finished.

Story (9): I was actually really hyped by the first episode and only thing I can say about it is "great". It's interesting in a similar way to the first episode of the first season. The world building in the read more


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