· The first season, Sword Art Online, has 25 episodes and was released between July 8, and December 23, It adapted the Aincard and Fairy Dance sub-arcs. The · The game is expected to release on April 24 in Japan, and hopefully by then, "Sword Art Online" season 2 near its release as well! · It might be jumping around the order of the arcs in the original light novel series, but Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of a Dark Dusk is now hitting theaters · Sword Art Online Season 2 Release Date - Our Resources. Downloadables Webinars Blog Newsletters. John C. Holt. One-time donation. avg rating — 8, · June 22, No Comments. Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online is an anime series that combines action and science-fiction. It first appeared in Many viewers ... read more
With 24 episodes to its name, mark this on your calendars for some online action coming to a retailer near you. Sword Art Online was originally created by Reki Kawahara with illustrations provided by abec for ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko line in The series follows a boy named Kirito after he and thousands of gamers get trapped in a virtual reality video game known as Sword Art Online.
The gamers must band together to defeat the game's final level to escape, but Kirito and his guild learn there is more behind their prison than they were originally told. If you have yet to catch the new season of Sword Art Online's anime adaptation, the original Japanese release of Sword Art Online: Alicization can currently be found streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu. The English dub of the series is now airing Saturday nights on Adult Swim's Toonami block. The series will be returning for the second half of its Alicization season with War of Underworld in October.
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July 5, [d]. March 29, . A new virtual reality game known as "Gun Gale Online" GGO is promoted via streamed broadcast, featuring top-ranked player named XeXeeD. In a bar, a cloaked man nicknamed "Death Gun" fires a bullet from his pistol through the video screen, causing XeXeeD to suddenly convulse and disconnect.
A month later, Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki are at a park on a date, discussing the differences between the real and virtual worlds.
Four hours earlier, Kazuto met with Seijirō Kikuoka, a member of the Virtual Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, who reveals that Tamotsu Shigemura, real-life persona of XeXeeD, died of acute heart failure a few days after his avatar was shot by Death Guns army. Kikuoka, believing that Death Gun is specifically targeting professional Gun Gale Online players, begs Kazuto to once again take up the role of " Kirito " and investigate the situation.
In the present, Kazuto and Asuna talk about how the vertical structure of Aincrad in "Sword Art Online" SAO represents the axis of time and the plane of space. July 12, GGO player Sinon snipes a boss in an underground dungeon in SBC Glocken, managing to defeat it with her FR F2 sniper rifle and receiving a PGM Hécate II as her reward. She later assists squadron leader Dyne and squadron member Ginrou in an ambush against another squadron, whose bodyguard named Behemoth is equipped with a minigun.
Ginrou dies after being shot multiple times by Behemoth, and Dyne commits suicide by using a plasma grenade to take out Behemoth's squadron. When Sinon and Behemoth are the only ones remaining on the battlefield, Sinon shoots down Behemoth with her sniper rifle while falling from the sky, earning her victory in the gunfight despite suffering severe damage to her left leg.
In "Alfheim Online" ALO , Leafa , Silica and Lisbeth defeat a plant monster, while Kirito prepares to say something to Asuna. July 19, Shino Asada, real-life persona of Sinon, is ridiculed by schoolmate Endou , who then is warned away by Shino's friend Kyōji Shinkawa. After hanging out with Kyōji at a restaurant, Shino returns to her house, where she tries to hold a gun replica, inducing a past memory.
When she was eleven years old, she shot a robber to death with his own gun at a post office when her mother was threatened to be killed. This flashback triggers a terrifying panic attack for Shino. Meanwhile, Kirito informs Asuna that he is going to be playing GGO for a couple of days.
Kazuto goes to the hospital to log in to GGO using a new gaming console called the "AmuSphere", while his body will be monitored by nurse Natsuki Aki.
It is revealed that Shino was introduced to GGO by Kyōji as a form of immersion therapy for her fear of guns. While Shino logs in to GGO as well, Death Gun overhears an online voice chat discussion about him. He grins after looking at a photo of Sinon.
July 26, In GGO, Kirito becomes baffled that his avatar has feminine qualities. He wanders around the city and spots Sinon, who mistakes him as a girl. He explains that he needs to go to the General Governor's Office to sign up for the Bullet of Bullets BoB , a player versus player tournament. Sinon directs Kirito to a market to buy weaponry and armor, but first he must earn more credits.
He participates in a gambling arcade game, in which a player must run up and tag the gunman while dodging the bullets fired, in order to receive the jackpot, and he succeeds in doing so, thanks to his skills in agility.
Kirito ultimately decides to purchase a photon sword , and Sinon convinces him to buy an FN Five-seven semi-automatic pistol as a "beginner firearm".
Realizing that they only have ten minutes to get to the General Governor's Office before it closes, they spot a buggy rental station nearby. Kirito commandeers a buggy and rides with Sinon onto the highway. Impressed and exhilarated with his driving abilities, Sinon tells Kirito to go faster. August 2, Kirito and Sinon arrive in time at the terminals of the General Governor's Office to register for the BoB.
Kirito leaves his contact information blank, and ends up in the same block as Sinon in the qualifiers. While waiting for them to begin, Kirito reveals his gender after an embarrassing incident with Sinon in the changing room, and this creates a rift between them. Sinon explains the rules of the tournament and expects to see Kirito in the final rounds.
The two briefly encounter Spiegel , game avatar of Kyōji, who wishes Sinon good luck in the tournament. Kirito is transferred to his first battle against opponent Uemaru, in which Kirito uses his speed and photon sword to deflect bullets, something no other player had ever thought to attempt before.
After winning the match, Kirito returns to the waiting area, where he encounters Death Gun, who asks Kirito if he is the "real deal". Kirito recognizes Death Gun as a former member of the SAO guild of murderous red players, Laughing Coffin. August 9, Death Gun vows to kill Kirito someday, whether or not he is the "real deal". Kirito recalls a time when he and his party fought against Laughing Coffin in SAO, feeling anguished that he personally killed three members of Laughing Coffin during the fight.
Sinon later finds Kirito stricken with trauma, but he is transferred to his next battle before confiding in her. Kirito wins against his opponent Ginko, while Sinon wins against her opponent Stinger, so Kirito and Sinon are up against each other in the final round in the qualifiers for their block. Both finalists in each block of qualifiers both qualify for the finals so the result of the final round in the qualifiers doesn't really matter.
As Kirito calmly approaches Sinon from a distance, Sinon repeatedly misses her shot. She personally confronts him about his promise to not hold back against her during their battle. Kirito challenges Sinon to a duel, photon sword versus sniper rifle. He slices her bullet in half from only yards away and charges at her, holding his photon sword to her neck. He predicted that she was aiming for his legs by watching her eyes through the lens of her gun scope, shocking her greatly.
He lets her go and convinces her to surrender the match, but she states that their battle in the finals will be different. August 16, At home, Kazuto's sister Suguha Kirigaya shows Kazuto a news article about the BoB, in which Suguha has already found out from Asuna that Kazuto converted from ALO to GGO.
Kirito assures Suguha to not worry about him, since he will return to ALO as soon as he finishes his work in GGO. Meanwhile, Kyōji notices that Shino is acting differently and tries to calm her down when she vents her anger about Kirito. When Kyōji tries to hug her, she pushes him back and rejects him. Back at the hospital, Kazuto tells Aki about how he killed the three members of Laughing Coffin, but she reminds him that he killed them to protect others, before he logs in to GGO again.
In ALO, Asuna, Leafa, Klein , Silica, Lisbeth and Yui work together to defeat a lizard monster before getting ready to watch a live broadcast of the BoB. In GGO, Sinon meets Kirito at the General Governor's Office, and they tell each other that they will not lose. August 23, Kirito believes that Death Gun will be under the guise of an alias and use the tournament to stage another murder.
Sinon later explains to Kirito the rules and regulations of the battle royale round of the BoB, and she says that there are three players other than him out of thirty players who have not participated in the previous tournaments. Kirito indirectly confides in Sinon about his reason for entering the tournament.
During the battle royale, Sinon decides to target Dyne as well as Pale Rider, one of the first-time tournament players. When Sinon prepares to snipe Dyne near a bridge, Kirito stops her and tells her to watch the duel between Dyne and Pale Rider.
Kirito and Sinon witness as Pale Rider uses his acrobatic skills to defeat Dyne, but Pale Rider is suddenly shot with a silenced stun bullet. Death Gun reveals himself at the bridge and prepares to finish off Pale Rider. However, Kirito urges Sinon to shoot Death Gun before Death Gun shoots Pale Rider.
August 30, Sinon attempts to shoot Death Gun, but he dodges the bullet and kills Pale Rider with his pistol. Asuna, Leafa, Klein, Silica, Lisbeth and Yui also realize that Death Gun is a part of Laughing Coffin.
Sinon and Kirito deduces that Death Gun traveled underwater in the river, and is now heading north. Asuna logs out of ALO to find Kikuoka for answers. Kirito and Sinon reach the end of the river and try to find the two other first-time tournament players, Musketeer X and Sterben.
They locate Musketeer X at a stadium and decide to split up, but before Sinon takes her position, she is suddenly shot with a stun bullet. Death Gun, revealed to be Sterben, appears and proclaims that he is going to kill her. She is shocked when Death Gun pulls out his Type 54 pistol , coincidentally the same type of gun that she used to kill the robber at the post office when she was eleven years old. September 6, Kirito intercepts Death Gun, injuring him with a sniper rifle and chasing him off with a smoke grenade.
Kirito carries Sinon to a buggy rental station and commandeers a buggy, while telling her to shoot the only functional mechanical horse to make it unusable. However, Sinon is unable to exert force on the trigger due to psychological trauma, which allows Death Gun to catch up and take control of the mechanical horse.
During the subsequent chase, Death Gun fires at Kirito and Sinon with his pistol, terrifying the latter. When Sinon tries to shoot at Death Gun, Kirito is forced to help her pull the trigger. Though the shot misses Death Gun, it hits the fuel tank of a truck, which explodes and forces Death Gun to abandon his horse.
Kirito and Sinon escape into the desert, where they find a cave to take cover for a while. Kirito reveals that he defeated Musketeer X and took her weapons prior to saving Sinon from Death Gun.
Kirito tells Sinon to not throw her life away by facing Death Gun on her own, much to her rebellion. They each confess their traumatic memories of who they killed in the past. September 13, Kirito tells Sinon that he is trying to accept the weight of his traumatic memories as a means of closure.
Kirito and Sinon try to figure out how Death Gun is able to shoot a player in the virtual world and kill the same player in the real world. They have the idea that Death Gun may have used his camouflage mantle to peek at the players' contact information in the terminals, which is a violation of etiquette and privacy.
However, Kirito realizes that Death Gun is two people, in which one of them shoots the player in the virtual world, while the other kills the player in the real world by injecting them with succinylcholine , targeting people who live alone in areas of low security. The pair realise, much to Shino's horror, that Death Gun's partner is currently in her room in real life waiting for her avatar Sinon to be shot by Sterbern in game.
In ALO, Kikuoka logs in as Chrysheight , who confirms the current situation to Asuna, Leafa, Klein, Silica, Lisbeth and Yui. Although they are upset that Kirito took on this assignment by himself, they come to realize that he did not want them to get involved with any potential danger. In GGO, Kirito and Sinon decide on a course of action, with Kirito as the decoy and Sinon as the surprise attack.
September 20, With twenty-four players dead and five players alive, Kirito speculates that there may be more accomplices of Death Gun who are committing murder in the real world.
Kirito and Sinon believe that Yamikaze may be another target for Death Gun. With that in mind, Kirito goes out in the desert as bait and waits for either Yamikaze or Death Gun to attack him. Kirito senses Yamikaze closing in on him, but Death Gun fires a bullet, which Kirito dodges by a hair. Yamikaze tries to hide, but Sinon kills Yamikaze to protect Kirito. Death Gun then realizes that Sinon is aiming at him, and as they shoot a bullet at each other, Sinon destroys Death Gun's sniper rifle at the cost of her telescopic sight shattering.
However, as Kirito is about to strike Death Gun, the latter pulls an estoc from the remains of his rifle and counters the attack. After the two exchange insults and threats, Death Gun begins assaulting Kirito with overwhelming speed.
September 27, Recalling a debriefing before the raid against Laughing Coffin in SAO, Kirito finally recognizes Death Gun as Red-Eyed XaXa , formerly second-in-command of Laughing Coffin. Sinon creates a bullet path as a distraction, and Kirito pulls out his pistol to fire at XaXa, making the latter vulnerable from using his camouflage mantle. This allows Kirito to use all of his willpower to slice XaXa in half, but XaXa reassures him that their battle is not over yet before he dies.
Kirito and Sinon reveal their real names to each other, and they agree to end the BoB by committing an in-game double suicide using a grenade, crowning both of them the winners. After logging out, Shino is visited by Kyōji, who makes romantic advances toward her.
He pulls out a syringe and reveals himself as the second accomplice. When Kyōji then starts to molest Shino, Kazuto bursts through the door and attacks Kyōji. October 4, Kyōji manages to inject Kazuto in the chest with the syringe, but Shino bashes Kyōji unconscious with a stereo record player, before finding out that Kazuto had a hospital electrode still stuck on his chest which protected him from the syringe.
Shino is later ridiculed again by Endou, who points a replica air gun at Shino but fails to fire a bullet. Shino takes the gun from Endou, disables the safety and shoots an empty soda can, before returning the gun back to Endou, proving that she overcame her fear.
Kazuto picks Shino up and takes her to see Kikuoka to report on the Death Gun incident, in which Kyōji and his brother Shōichi Shinkawa worked together to kill players in both the real and virtual worlds.
As "Sword Art Online" awaits its season 2 release, fans still have the chance to explore Aincrad with several upcoming video games based on the popular anime! Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is an upcoming PlayStation Vita RPG, and recently, a TV promo for the game was released in Japan. In the game, Sword Art Online fans can explore the 76 cities in Aincrad and recruit new friends and party members. According to Anime News Network, iconic Sword Art Online characters like Kirito, Asuna, Lisbeth, Silica, Yui, Leafa, Shinon, and Strea will all be included in the game.
In addition, a new character named Filia will be introduced and will play an integral part in the story. Like the anime, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment allows players to play with up to eight people online and go questing in the Hollow Area.
The game is expected to release on April 24 in Japan, and hopefully by then, "Sword Art Online" season 2 near its release as well! If you're an Android smartphone user, the Sword Art Online Fone interface game will also be launching soon. Like the Madoka Magica Fone before it, this groundbreaking interactive experience allows players to explore the world of Sword Art Online and meet new friends and comrades as you use your Android smartphone.
The free Beta version is now available for a limited time, and you can find more information about it here. Based off of the Reki Kawahara novels, Crunchyroll reports that "Sword Art Online" season 2 will revolve around the massively multiplayer online game Gun Gale Online. This chapter will focus on firearms and lightsaber-like weapons. Technology Game.
· The game is expected to release on April 24 in Japan, and hopefully by then, "Sword Art Online" season 2 near its release as well! · It might be jumping around the order of the arcs in the original light novel series, but Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of a Dark Dusk is now hitting theaters · June 22, No Comments. Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online is an anime series that combines action and science-fiction. It first appeared in Many viewers · The first season, Sword Art Online, has 25 episodes and was released between July 8, and December 23, It adapted the Aincard and Fairy Dance sub-arcs. The · Sword Art Online Season 2 Release Date - Our Resources. Downloadables Webinars Blog Newsletters. John C. Holt. One-time donation. avg rating — 8, ... read more
March 16, After hanging out with Kyōji at a restaurant, Shino returns to her house, where she tries to hold a gun replica, inducing a past memory. February 22, November 15, Archived from the original on September 28, Characters Anime Season 1 2 3 Ordinal Scale Aria of a Starless Night.Retrieved November 24, Erased Anime Ending Explained September 10, July 5, [d]. Two tankōbon volumes of Aincrad were released on September 27, The art and the animation too is something one cannot complain about especially when it comes to the first arc.