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'Sword Art Online II' to Air in 2014

by Dunois
Dec 31, 2013 8:06 AM | 805 Comments
At the end of the special episode that aired today, Sword Art Online: Extra Edition, it was announced that the sequel to Sword Art Online will air this upcoming year. It was then later confirmed by the official Twitter account that the sequel will be a TV anime. Sword Art Online II will animate the Phantom Bullet arc from the light novel, set in the fictitious game "Gun Gale Online."

It was also announced that the BD/DVD of Sword Art Online: Extra Edition will contain an extra episode of the Sword Art Offline specials. It will be released on April 23, 2014.

A key visual and PV for the sequel have also been posted on the official website (PV via YouTube).

Staff:
Director: Tomohiko Itou
Character Design: Shingo Adachi
Producer: A-1 Pictures

Cast:
Kirito: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Sinon: Miyuki Sawashiro

Sources: Episode Screenshot, Official Website, Official Twitter

Sword Art Online II & Sword Art Online: Sword Art Offline - Extra Edition on MAL

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Either way I'll be watching it eventually. For better or worse.

Jan 30, 2014 8:34 PM by Average-Jo

TenYasha said:
Aylaine said:
If there's more romance, I will watch it. The action is okay too, but for gaming related reasons, I find the MMO/RPG qualities of SAO to be an eyesore. More romance please!


For some reason, I don´t think this will happen, as much as I wanted it to. I mean, Asuna is a minor character in this arc, or so I´ve heard. Unless they pair Kirito with other girls, I really don´t see any good romance coming out of this season :/

That'd ruin it. They make a good couple. Hum, I might check it out then still. Not having any new ♥ really drops the appeal for me though.

Jan 30, 2014 3:14 PM by Aylaine

Wraiyf said:
TenYasha said:
Aylaine said:
If there's more romance, I will watch it. The action is okay too, but for gaming related reasons, I find the MMO/RPG qualities of SAO to be an eyesore. More romance please!


For some reason, I don´t think this will happen, as much as I wanted it to. I mean, Asuna is a minor character in this arc, or so I´ve heard. Unless they pair Kirito with other girls, I really don´t see any good romance coming out of this season :/


No, there won't be any romance this season, Sinon (Shino) develops feelings for Kirito near the end of this Arc, however other then that, there's no romance, however there are also the Mothers Rosario and Caliber arcs which are being rumored to appear in this season which will have romance between Asuna and Kirito/Kazuto

for those who want much more information, I recommend reading the light novels, and going to the Sword Art Online wikia

http://swordartonline.wikia.com/wiki/Sword_Art_Online_Wiki


Did I just read a spoiler?

Jan 29, 2014 8:59 PM by keragamming

TenYasha said:
Aylaine said:
If there's more romance, I will watch it. The action is okay too, but for gaming related reasons, I find the MMO/RPG qualities of SAO to be an eyesore. More romance please!


For some reason, I don´t think this will happen, as much as I wanted it to. I mean, Asuna is a minor character in this arc, or so I´ve heard. Unless they pair Kirito with other girls, I really don´t see any good romance coming out of this season :/



for those who want much more information, I recommend reading the light novels, and going to the Sword Art Online wikia

http://swordartonline.wikia.com/wiki/Sword_Art_Online_Wiki

Jan 29, 2014 8:38 PM by Wraiyf

Aylaine said:
If there's more romance, I will watch it. The action is okay too, but for gaming related reasons, I find the MMO/RPG qualities of SAO to be an eyesore. More romance please!


For some reason, I don´t think this will happen, as much as I wanted it to. I mean, Asuna is a minor character in this arc, or so I´ve heard. Unless they pair Kirito with other girls, I really don´t see any good romance coming out of this season :/

Jan 29, 2014 3:48 PM by TalosStormcrown

If there's more romance, I will watch it. The action is okay too, but for gaming related reasons, I find the MMO/RPG qualities of SAO to be an eyesore. More romance please!

Jan 29, 2014 1:31 AM by Aylaine

Venom900 said:
RichardSherman said:


You're trying to be funny, which you're not, stop.

Answering your question, I dislike people who seem erudite and scholarly but just use it to mock others, it seriously makes me question human nature here, and this is coming from someone who does well in school and knows a lot of the stuff they're using to mock SAO fans. SAO hate is probably the prime example of this.

Read my previous post regarding the issue, it's one thing to utilize learned ideals, but to use it to mock people shouldn't be how it's done if you're going by the said philosophies of some of them. I just don't find it classy, I find it shallow.


Not being funny at all, only simply pointing out how hypocritical you seem to be.

If you get easily angered, offended, or pass someone off as simply mocking because someone repeated what you said to prove a point, I'm afraid the internet is not the place for you. Truthfully, socializing may not be for you.

All you seem to be doing, is using SAO hate, to "hate" SAO haters.

You do well in school, Congratulations. I hope you earn your diploma/degree/whatever. Book smarts, however, doesn't equate to social skills though.

EDIT: I know you'll probably read this again, but if you're going to post comments degrading others, you might want to be prepared to back it up and be able to respond to criticism. All the same, you may delete your comments, but they are still quoted within my responses.

Good luck on your education though. If you're in college, I recommend a public speaking course as an elective, it'll improve your skillset, trust me.


I think he actually made the big mistake to take MAL posts seriously. Or Internet seriously.

People mock other show's and fan's taste all the time, why SAO would be any different? It is fun to Hate, we all get that.

Jan 28, 2014 2:33 PM by 012yArthur0

RichardSherman said:


You're trying to be funny, which you're not, stop.

Answering your question, I dislike people who seem erudite and scholarly but just use it to mock others, it seriously makes me question human nature here, and this is coming from someone who does well in school and knows a lot of the stuff they're using to mock SAO fans. SAO hate is probably the prime example of this.

Read my previous post regarding the issue, it's one thing to utilize learned ideals, but to use it to mock people shouldn't be how it's done if you're going by the said philosophies of some of them. I just don't find it classy, I find it shallow.


Not being funny at all, only simply pointing out how hypocritical you seem to be.

If you get easily angered, offended, or pass someone off as simply mocking because someone repeated what you said to prove a point, I'm afraid the internet is not the place for you. Truthfully, socializing may not be for you.

All you seem to be doing, is using SAO hate, to "hate" SAO haters.

You do well in school, Congratulations. I hope you earn your diploma/degree/whatever. Book smarts, however, doesn't equate to social skills though.

EDIT: I know you'll probably read this again, but if you're going to post comments degrading others, you might want to be prepared to back it up and be able to respond to criticism. All the same, you may delete your comments, but they are still quoted within my responses.

Good luck on your education though. If you're in college, I recommend a public speaking course as an elective, it'll improve your skillset, trust me.

Jan 28, 2014 12:21 PM by Venom900

This is excellent news :D, I can't wait to watch this sequel :).

Jan 28, 2014 11:26 AM by ToddlerNaruto

RichardSherman said:


Yeah, they actually love them to bits. They eat, sleep, and dream SAO hate. They even decorate their rooms with SAO hate. Oh my, do we have SAO hate otakus out there in this world? D:


It would appear there are some that eat, sleep, and dream of SAO haters. Tell me, do you decorate your room with SAO haters? Are you a SAO hater otaku?

I'm intrigued.

Jan 28, 2014 11:22 AM by Venom900

RichardSherman said:
Shangetsu said:
Aozumi said:
SeibaaHomu said:
(.,,)

You know, for people who claim to loathe the show so deeply you guys sure like to talk about it.


lol so true


Everyone is tsundere to at least a few select shows.


Yeah, they actually love them to bits. They eat, sleep, and dream SAO hate. They even decorate their rooms with SAO hate. Oh my, do we have SAO hate otakus out there in this world? D:

It looks like it.

Jan 28, 2014 9:17 AM by DGemu

Aozumi said:
SeibaaHomu said:
(.,,)

You know, for people who claim to loathe the show so deeply you guys sure like to talk about it.


lol so true


Everyone is tsundere to at least a few select shows.

Jan 27, 2014 8:51 AM by Shangetsu

SeibaaHomu said:
(.,,)

You know, for people who claim to loathe the show so deeply you guys sure like to talk about it.


lol so true

Jan 27, 2014 7:39 AM by NemuriNezumi

This is actually good news in my opinion, for how bad SAO was, the forum threads made up for it 110%.

Jan 26, 2014 11:19 AM by Venom900

Hmmm...just hope it's get more better.

Jan 26, 2014 10:00 AM by Frost_Kiss

I'm looking forward <3

Jan 26, 2014 9:31 AM by Otaculte

l love Sword Art Online

Jan 26, 2014 9:06 AM by Aniulka1126

I think I prefer SAO when it still using a swords..
but.. guns cool too.. I think I will like it :D *smirk*

Jan 25, 2014 11:25 PM by Kireiina

Guns might make SAO better, but you never know. I liked SAO because it was medieval styled so who knows.

Jan 25, 2014 10:08 PM by TimidGazelle

So wait, you basically agreed with Shangetsu that completely follows the opposite of your ideas?

On those ideas themselves?

Are you fucking kidding me?

Jan 25, 2014 9:04 AM by Immahnoob