· The Japanese Twitter account for the SAO anime series announced on June 15, , that Sword Art Online Progressive Scherzo of Deep Night will release on September · Posted June 16, , p.m. The upcoming movie in Sword Art Online’s -Progressive- series, subtitled Scherzo of Deep Night is set to release in Japan on September 10 · Sword Art Online Progressive film finally set to release in theaters on October 22, · By Nick Valdez - September 10, pm EDT. 0. The next Sword Art Online Progressive feature film is finally back on track towards its release overseas following a delay · Sword Art Online -Progressive- Sequel Film Sets Off September 10 Premiere in 1st Key Visual Kirito, Asuna and Argo venture to the fifth floor of Aincrad! Liam Dempsey ... read more
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December 10,  June 26,  Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online II: 2nd Squad Jam: Start. March 10,  September 18,  Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online III: 2nd Squad Jam: Finish.
June 10,  February 19,  Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online IV: 3rd Squad Jam: Betrayers' Choice: Start. March 10,  July 30,  Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online V: 3rd Squad Jam: Betrayers' Choice: Finish. July 9,  December 12,  Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online VI: One Summer Day.
March 10,  February 25,  Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online VII: 4th Squad Jam: Start. June 9,  November 24,  Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online VIII: 4th Squad Jam: Continue. August 10,  March 2,  Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online IX: 4th Squad Jam: Finish.
December 7,  June 22,  Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online X: Five Ordeals. April 10,  November 9,  Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online XI: 5th Squad Jam: Start. November 10,  November 22,  Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online XII: 5th Squad Jam: Continue. February 10,  November 10, . January 10, . August 10, . Continuation: Aria in the Starless Night [a].
Rondo of the Transient Sword First Chapter [b]. Includes the first six Material Editions and There is But One Ultimate Way side story. Originally released at the Ex-Chronicle event, held on August , The manga Material Editions were redrawn by the Phantom Bullet and Project Alicization manga artist Kōtarō Yamada.
Includes Material Editions , 17 and 20; also includes "Sound of Water, Sound of Hammer", "The Fourteenth Autumn" and "A Spot of Sunshine in the Winter".
Released via Comitia. Re-released under the title "Salvia and the MTB" on June 9, as part of Dengeki Bunko Magazine volume Released via Sword Art Online Material Edition: Assemblage under the title "Sword Art Online Gaiden X2: There is But One Ultimate Way".
Calibur SS Kyaribā Sukoshi Shippai han キャリバー SS すこししっぱい 版. Crossover with Accel World. Breaking the Damage Limit Damēji no Genkai Toppa ダメージの限界突破. October 24, . Released as a special to Japanese Sword Art Online anime Blu-ray Disc volume 1 limited edition. Released in a "pencil board" attachment to volume 30 of Dengeki Bunko Magazine. On September 28, , the story was re-released via the Kawahara Reki Channel on Niconico as the first entry of the channel's subscribers-only vintage side story lineup.
June 26, . Released as a special to Japanese Sword Art Online anime Blu-ray Disc volume 9 limited edition. April 23, . Released as a special to Japanese Sword Art Online: Extra Edition anime Blu-ray Disc limited edition. Released via Dengeki Bunko Magazine. The light novel series published by Yen Press is also available in India.
The publisher describes the volume as follows:. The fifth floor of Aincrad is a mazelike ruin, and the two dare to take pleasure in raiding it for the treasure it contains.
A special 10th-anniversary countdown program will be also held on July 2, which will bring new information about the film. from UW, who gains a physical body - with Gabriel and Vassago being killed both virtually and physically in the process.
However, Kirito does not log out in time before the flow of time is restored and spends years in UW about 2 weeks in real world with Asuna who stayed behind for Kirito. One month later, Kirito and the others have their accounts forcibly migrated to Unital Ring , a new VRMMORPG which incorporates locations from all the other environments they previously visited, and investigate the cause while meeting some familiar faces. Reki Kawahara wrote the first volume in as a competition entry for the ASCII Media Works Dengeki Game Novel Prize 電撃ゲーム小説大賞 , Dengeki Game Shōsetsu Taishō , now Dengeki Novel Prize , but refrained from submitting it as he had exceeded the page limit; he instead published it as a web novel under the pseudonym Fumio Kunori.
Aside from Accel World , he was requested to get his earlier work, Sword Art Online , published by ASCII Media Works. For the protagonist Kirito, Kawahara was asked if Kirito's personality and character were based on his own; he answered that he usually does not put aspects of himself into his characters, and jokingly remarked: "but if I had to say there was a point of similarity between Kirito and myself, it is the fact that neither of us are good at forming parties.
We [both] tend to play solo in these games a lot. As I write the story, the girls become what they are now. So, somehow, I don't know exactly, but somehow, my subliminal idea or some hidden emotion creates the characters to be strong and capable. Kawahara also noted that the character of Asuna might have been created a little too perfectly.
After Kawahara's request for Sword Art Online to be published was approved,  he started working with illustrator abec on the light novel series. The first volume was published in print on April 10, ,  and 26 volumes have been published as of October 8, The Alicization story arc was covered by volumes 9 through 18, while volumes 19 and 20 told a side story called Moon Cradle.
Kawahara plans on writing "one more big arc" called Sword Art Online: Unital Ring that will go back to the real world, and it is the first arc not based on the original web novel. The Unital Ring story arc began in volume 21, which was released in Japan on December 7, Kawahara also writes the Sword Art Online: Progressive series, which covers Kirito's adventures on the first few floors of Aincrad.
The first volume of Progressive was released on October 10, ,  and eight volumes have been released as of June 10, At their Japan Expo USA panel, Yen Press announced the rights to publish the light novels; the first volume was released on April 22, There are a number of dōjinshi fan works written by Kawahara under the pseudonym Fumio Kunori, titled Sword Art Online Material Edition ソードアート・オンライン・マテリアル・エディション. The latest release is Material Edition volume 29 on May 12, The author has also created some other dōjinshi including Lisbeth Edition , Silica Edition and Pina Edition under cooperation with Kurusu Tatsuya from ponz.
There are ten manga adaptations of the series, all written by Reki Kawahara and published by ASCII Media Works. Sword Art Online: Aincrad ソードアート・オンライン アインクラッド , illustrated by Tamako Nakamura, was serialized in Dengeki Bunko Magazine between the September and May issues. Two tankōbon volumes of Aincrad were released on September 27, The first volume of Sword Art Online. was released on September 27, The first volume of Fairy Dance was released on October 27, ;  the third volume was released on June 27, A spin-off manga starring Lisbeth, Silica, and Leafa, titled Sword Art Online: Girls Ops ソードアート・オンライン ガールズ・オプス and illustrated by Neko Nekobyō, began serialization in the July issue of Dengeki Bunko Magazine.
The manga ended serialization in the magazine's May issue and was transferred to Dengeki G's Comic starting with the June issue. A sixth manga, titled Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet and illustrated by Kōtarō Yamada, had its first chapter serialized in the May issue of Dengeki Bunko Magazine , with following chapters being digitally serialized on Kadokawa's Comic Walker website.
A seventh manga, titled Sword Art Online: Calibur and illustrated by Shii Kiya, was serialized in Dengeki G's Comic between the September and July issues. A tenth manga, titled Sword Art Online: Project Alicization and illustrated by Kōtarō Yamada, based on the Alicization arc of the light novel series, began serialization in the September issue of Dengeki Bunko Magazine. An anime adaptation of Sword Art Online was announced at Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival , along with Reki Kawahara's other light novel series, Accel World.
The anime has been licensed in North America by Aniplex of America  and an English-language dub premiered on Adult Swim 's Toonami from July 27,  to February 15, The series was released by Aniplex of America in four DVD and Blu-ray sets, with special extras on the BD sets, between August 13 and November 19, A year-end special, titled Sword Art Online Extra Edition , aired on December 31, The special recapped the previously aired anime series and included some new footage.
At the end of the special, the anime television series was confirmed for a second season, titled Sword Art Online II , which premiered on July 5, Premiere screening events of the second season were held in the United States, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan before the television premiere between June 29 and July 4, The third season of Sword Art Online , titled Sword Art Online: Alicization , and a spin-off anime, titled Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online , were announced in Yuki Kajiura composed the soundtrack for the Sword Art Online anime, which was later released in the limited edition of the anime's fourth and seventh Blu-ray and DVD volumes.
For the first 14 episodes of season one, the opening theme song is "Crossing Field" by LiSA ,  and the ending theme song is "Yume Sekai" ユメセカイ , lit. For the second season, the first opening theme is " Ignite " by Aoi, and the first ending theme is "Startear" by Haruna. For the third season, the first opening theme is "Adamas" by LiSA, and the first ending theme is "Iris" アイリス by Aoi.
For the second part of the third season, the first opening theme is "Resolution" by Tomatsu, and the first ending theme is " Unlasting " by LiSA. A number of character songs were included in the Blu-ray and DVD volume releases of the anime. These were collected into two compilation albums: Sword Art Online Song Collection , which included character songs released in the season one volumes, was released on August 27, ,  while Sword Art Online Song Collection II , which included character songs released in the season two volumes, was released on March 22, In celebration of the anime's 10th anniversary, the song "Sо̄kyū no Fanfare" 蒼穹のファンファーレ will be used as the theme song for the commemorative event "Sword Art Online: Full Dive", to be held on November 6, The song was composed by Yuki Kajiura and will be performed by ReoNa, ASCA and Eir Aoi, who were in charge of previous opening and ending themes for the series.
An animated film titled Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale , featuring an original story by Kawahara set after the events of Sword Art Online II , premiered in Japan and Southeast Asia on February 18, , and was released in the United States on March 9, After the finale of Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld , an anime adaptation of Sword Art Online: Progressive was announced.
After the premiere of Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night , a sequel film titled Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of a Dark Dusk was announced. A stage event at the Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival revealed that Reki Kawahara's light novels would get video game adaptations. Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is a PlayStation Vita game released in Japan on April 24, A third video game developed by Artdink  and titled Sword Art Online: Lost Song was released in Japan on March 26,  on the PlayStation 3 and Vita platforms,   with an English version being released in Asia.
A fourth game titled Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization was released in Japan for the PS4, Vita, and Windows on October 27,  and worldwide on November 8, for the PS4 and Vita. A social network game called Sword Art Online: End World was released for Japanese feature phones and smartphones on February 28,   with more than 1 million registered users. Another freemium game for Android and iOS titled Sword Art Online: Code Register launched in , and over 3,, users have downloaded the game.
Kirito, Asuna, Leafa, Yuuki and SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online protagonist LLENN appear in Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax , a fighting game by Sega featuring various characters from works published under the Dengeki Bunko imprint. A virtual reality massive multiplayer online game was in development by Kadokawa and IBM Japan ,  but was only a demo and will not be released as a full game.
An action role-playing game titled Accel World vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight was announced in October The game is a crossover with Accel World , published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for PlayStation 4 , PlayStation Vita ,  and Windows via Steam ,  and was released to western audiences on July 7, The Black Swordsman 黒衣剣士 , 黑衣剑士 is a Chinese 3D role-playing game where the player can control 3D characters and experience Sword Art Online , Alfheim Online , and Gun Gale Online.
It is developed by Yun Chang Game under Bandai Namco's supervision. Bandai Namco released Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag RPG for Android and iOS  in August It was released outside of Japan on January 24, Players have the choice of spending real money to speed-up their progress. Bandai Namco released the Sword Art Online: Integral Factor free-to-play MMORPG for Android and iOS in December , created in conjunction with prolific mobile MMO developer Asobimo [ ja ].
The English version was released in March It adapts the Aincrad arc starting from Floor 1 and gradually exploring every floor one-by-one.
It allows playing as a player-created avatar. A game based on Gun Gale Online , Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet , was released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows on February 23, Bandai Namco Entertainment released the Sword Art Online VR: Lovely Honey Days mobile game for iOS and Android devices in Japan in October The game's first episode is free-to-play, while the second episode and so on can be purchased as additional content.
Bandai Namco released Sword Art Online Arcade: Deep Explorer in Japanese arcades on March 19, It is an exploration action RPG that supports up to three players in online co-op and it is the first arcade game in the Sword Art Online series. A video game based in the Underworld of Project Alicization, Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris , was announced by Bandai Namco for release on the PS4, Xbox One, and Windows. Following that, the game features a different arc focusing on Medina Orthinanos.
Originally, the game was going to be released in May , but it was delayed to July 10, due to the COVID pandemic. A China-exclusive mobile MMO, Sword Art Online: Black Swordsman Ace , was released in In , the mobile game Sword Art Online: Variant Showdown was announced, with a release date later the same year. It will feature a battle royale mode which will be added in a post-launch update, a first for an SAO game.
Skydance Television announced on August 2, that they had acquired the global rights to produce a live-action television adaptation of Sword Art Online light novel series. According to Oricon , Sword Art Online was the top selling light novel series of , with eight volumes figuring among the top selling light novels. rankings, as well as top five placement in , , , , , and top 10 in Richard Eisenbeis of Kotaku hails Sword Art Online as the smartest series in recent years, praising its deep insight on the psychological aspects of virtual reality on the human psyche, its sociological views on creating a realistic economy and society in a massively multiplayer online game setting, and the writing staff's ability to juggle a wide variety of genres within the series.
However, he felt that some of the initial positive aspects of the series were lost in the second half, such as the focus on psychological repercussions and social interactions that could be realistically seen in an online game. Criticism was also levied towards the aspect of turning Asuna into a damsel in distress, stating that a female lead as strong as her was "reduced to nothing but the quest item the male lead is hunting for. Rebecca Silverman of Anime News Network has criticized the series as having pacing problems, logical gaps and "sloppy writing".
It also praised Sword Art Online for exploring the psychological and social aspects of virtual reality gaming. While the anime received criticism in western media, the later light novel arcs, such as Mother's Rosario and Alicization, received praise. Anime News Network reviewer Theron Martin praised many of the volumes of the Alicization arc, saying that the author's writing had improved.
Kirito makes a cameo appearance in the eighth episode of the anime series Eromanga Sensei , with Yoshitsugu Matsuoka reprising his role. Sword Art Online is sometimes considered to be part of the isekai genre,  although Kawahara himself does not agree. Ernest Cline , the writer of novel Ready Player One , discussed Sword Art Online in an interview, noting how he met its writer Reki Kawahara at an event in Japan where they discussed how they independently developed similar ideas related to virtual reality.
On June 12, , the now-inactive Chinese Ministry of Culture listed Sword Art Online II among 38 anime and manga titles banned in China. In the edition of Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!
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The next Sword Art Online Progressive feature film is finally back on track towards its release overseas following a delay from COVID, and the newest trailer for the big feature is hyping up the new release date by showing off some more actio n! The first major arc of Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online Progressive spin-off series, Aria of a Starless Night, got its full anime movie debut a couple of years ago, and it was so successful that it was no surprise to see that the franchise was going to be returning for a new phase in this spin-off series.
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 across Japan starting on October 22nd following an initial delay from COVID To remind fans of the new date and show off the new movie's theme song, "Shinzo" as performed by Eir Aoi, the newest Sword Art Progressive trailer is really keying into the action packed into the big sequel movie.
You can check it out below:. Originally scheduled to release in September before the movie's delay, Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of a Dark Dusk will be directed by Ayako Kohno at A-1 Pictures , with Kento Toya returning to design the characters, Yasuyuki Kai returning from the previous film as action director, and Yuki Kajiura returning to compose the music.
New additions to the cast for the film include Kaede Hondo as Liten and Yusuke Kobayashi as Morte together with a returning cast from the previous film.
There is currently no international release date set for Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of a Dark Dusk just yet , and that means even less information on whether or not it will eventually be streaming someday. What is streaming, however, is the entire run of the original Sword Art Online anime series with Crunchyroll if you wanted to jump back into the franchise and see how it all originally began. Will you be checking out the new Sword Art Online Progressive movie when you get a chance?
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· Posted June 16, , p.m. The upcoming movie in Sword Art Online’s -Progressive- series, subtitled Scherzo of Deep Night is set to release in Japan on September 10 · Sword Art Online Progressive film finally set to release in theaters on October 22, · By Nick Valdez - September 10, pm EDT. 0. The next Sword Art Online Progressive feature film is finally back on track towards its release overseas following a delay · Sword Art Online -Progressive- Sequel Film Sets Off September 10 Premiere in 1st Key Visual Kirito, Asuna and Argo venture to the fifth floor of Aincrad! Liam Dempsey · After some delays due to production issues, the film is now eyeing October 22, , as the release date. Expect the global release to take place sometime after its theatrical · The Japanese Twitter account for the SAO anime series announced on June 15, , that Sword Art Online Progressive Scherzo of Deep Night will release on September ... read more
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