Here we are, in 2018, with a new Sword Art Online anime series, this time about a woman playing as a loli avatar in a VR battle royale game. It’s not wholly bad, but like its predecessor, it fails to live up to its intriguing premise so far.
Here is the first teaser for Sword Art Online: Alicization, which begins airing this October. A-1 Pictures is handling the animation duties.
A live-action Sword Art Online is coming to Netflix. Executive producer Laeta Kalogridis says neither she nor Netflix is interested in a whitewashed version.
The latest game based on Japan’s popular trapped-in-an-MMO light novel series is a free-to-play mobile game in which players collect and upgrade characters as they advance through the story of Sword Art Online anime. It’s formulaic, but it works quite well.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, to be released November 8th, is asking fans for help “raising” one of its protagonists. Premiere, an NPC, will scan and mine Twitter feeds for personality traits and mold her in-game persona in our image, Crunchyroll reports.
Back in February, Kotaku reported that IBM was making a real-life Sword Art Online concept, minus the real-life killing. Here’s a look at people testing the VR experience out at an event this week in Tokyo.
You’ll be happy to know it won’t follow the Sword Art Online in-game rule that if you die in the virtual world, you die in real life. Phew.
While players in the still West are awaiting the release of the anime (technically “light novel”) cross-over fighter Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax, an updated version of the game was shown off this week at the Tokyo Game Show.
Sword Art Online focuses almost exclusively on its hero, Kirito—and when it doesn’t, it tends to follow the main female lead, Asuna. But what happens to all the other characters when Kirito and Asuna are busy with the main story? The answer is this manga: Sword Art Online: Girls’ Operations.
As well as some new faces.
Love it or hate it, there is no avoiding the fact that Sword Art Online is one of the most popular anime of the past few years. However, before you jump into the newest game tie-in, Sword Art Online: Lost Song, there’s more than a bit of lore to get caught up on first.
The second arc of Sword Art Online wasn’t exactly my favorite, but that doesn’t mean I’d pass up the chance to strap on my fairy wings and explore this (not so) online world. So why don’t you join me?
Often when you see an anime, you might think the original manga was better. But do you ever feel the reverse is true? That the anime is more interesting than the source material? A recent Japanese poll asked just that.
Over the past 365 days I have given you my recommendations for the anime you should be watching in the winter, spring, summer, and fall and followed that up with dozens of reviews. So now, as the year comes to a close, it's time to take one more look at them all to find the five best anime series of 2014.
Sword Art Online is an anime with a great first half plagued by a mediocre second half. Luckily, Sword Art Online II does not suffer from a similar affliction. Vastly different from its murder-mystery first half, SAO II ends strong with a powerfully human tale that serves as the emotional high point of the franchise.
Over the past few weeks, we've taken a detailed look at specific aspects of Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, a fighting game where characters are pulled from across some of the most popular anime of the past few years to battle it out. And if nothing else, Fighting Climax certainly delivers on that premise.