Sword Art Online Franchise Announced Another Spinoff Anime!

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In the gaming world, we are the Gods. We even fantasize about virtual worlds and how cool it would be if they merge with reality.

Sword Art Online offers us a world in which the borders between the virtual and real-world is blurred.

However, soon everyone realizes just how bad the idea is as humans start dying in the real world when their virtual character is killed.

Sword Art Online: New Anime Addition To The Franchise!
Sword Art Online | Source: Fandom

The last episode of Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworld aired on 19th September. A tweet by the official Twitter account of SAO announced an upcoming series for the franchise.

“Sword Art Online Progressive” animation project started!

Visual and announcement video released!

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The next addition to the Sword Art Online franchise will be an anime adaptation of Sword Art Online: Progressive. Sword Art Online: Progressive is a light novel series by Reki Kiwahara.

The tweet also announced the opening of a new official website for the upcoming series. It also revealed a short trailer for Sword Art Online: Progressive.

「ソードアート・オンライン プログレッシブ」アニメプロジェクト告知映像

Asuna is first seen in the trailer. She takes us to a time before she and Kirito were trapped in the online game. It opens with the date 6/11/2022 and goes on to show Asuna in the real world.

A visual has also been released for the upcoming anime. It shows Asuna in front of the Aincrad castle. However, she is not in her signature battle wear.

Sword Art Online: New Anime Addition To The Franchise!
Sword Art Online Visual | Source: Official Website

Sword Art Online: Progressive Plot

SAO: Progressive is the reboot version of the SAO series, where we are taken back to the past.

Asuna gets trapped in the virtual world while she was playing by chance. She has to overcome her fear and troubles to become the Asuna that we know.

Kirito can also be seen at the beginning of his journey, where both attempt to climb the Aincrad.

About Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by Abec.

The series occurs in the near future and focuses on the protagonist “Kirito” Kirigaya Kazuto and Asuna Yuuki as they play through various virtual reality MMORPG worlds.

Source: Official Tweet by SAO


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