Over the past few months, most of the world has been put under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world of anime and manga is no exception; workplaces of many production houses have shut down, causing delays in release schedules. Sword Art Online Alicization’s second cour was supposed to premiere in April 2020 but faced delays due to COVID-19.
Sword Art Online’s official Twitter account recently announced that the wait is over! The second cour of SAO: Alicization is set to premiere on July 11 in Japan.
[Notice of broadcast start date and time]
Regarding the final chapter (2nd Cool) of “SAO Alization WoU”, it has been decided to start broadcasting from 24:00 on Saturday, July 11th.
Furthermore, prior to the broadcast, on July 4th (Saturday), the “Alicization WoU” 1st cool omnibus will be broadcast.
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Here is the trailer for the final cour of Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld.
About Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by ABEC. Kawahara originally wrote the series as a web novel on his website from 2002 to 2008. The light novels began publication on ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko imprint from April 10, 2009, with a spin-off series launching in October 2012.
The plot of the story revolves around a virtual reality game. At the launch of the game, 10,000 people had connected themselves to the virtual reality of Sword Art Online. The plot takes a twist when people realize that they can’t quit the game.
Protagonist Kirito, who is a pro gamer and was present for the beta launch of SAO, starts planning to clear levels as soon as possible. Throughout his quest to finish the game, he meets many friends and also a love interest, Asuna.