The official Sword Art Online: Alicization anime website has updated with a summary of a brand new short story that will be released with the first Blu-ray/ DVD volume of the series. Franchise creator, Reki Kawahara, will be written the story titled, “Sword Art Online Distant Journey.” The official website provided the summary of the short story. In order to save their kidnapped childhood friend Alice, Kirito and Eugeo set out from Rulid Village for the capital, Centoria. As the entrance exam for the Imperial Sword Mastery Academy draws near, the pair stumble into theRead More
The Hollywood Reporter has recently reported that Patrick Massett and John Zinman will serve as executive producers/ writers for the Sword Art Online live-action television series. Alongside Massett and Zinman, Laeta Kalogridis will also serve as an executive producer as well as being one of the head writers for the pilot episode of the series. Other producers on the project include: David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross. The series will produced at Skydance Media. Skydance Media president, Marcy Ross had this to say about the project. “Patrick and John have shown incredible range in their storytelling capabilities, from subtle character drama to big, world-buildingRead More
Aniplex of America has announced that they will be releasing a Blu-ray Box Set for Sword Art Online. The set will include the entire first season and will also include the Extra Edition episode. The set will have a MSRP of $199.98, however RightStuf currently has the box set isted for $159.98. SAO BD Box Set is coming 6/27! Includes the entire first season + Extra Edition + bonus contents. Pre-order today! https://t.co/KZiwqwCY6z pic.twitter.com/sUpX5s4RRv — Aniplex USA (@aniplexUSA) March 17, 2017 The SAO Blu-ray Box set will include the following bonus features: Audio Commentary by Creators and Japanese CastRead More
Bandai Namco Entertainment has updated their official Youtube channel with the intro cinematic for the upcoming Accel World VS. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight video game. The cinematic features the game’s theme song titled “,SxW – Soul World,” performed by Kotoko and Luna Haruna. The game will be released in Japan on March 16 on the PS Vita and Playstation 4. Those who preorder the game will also receive costumes based on the Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale film for Kirito and Asuna as well as a download code for Sachi (Alfheim Online Version). Accel World VS. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight will feature the followingRead More
Yesterday, the official website for Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale began streaming the second teaser introducing new characters. The original video was region-locked to Japan until Aniplex of America began streaming the trailer too. The New Characters & Descriptions: Yuna, “an idol in the AR world of Ordinal Scale. If a player encounters her in the game, they can acquire special upgrades.” Dr. Shigemura, “a developer and an authority on non-invasive BMI (Brain Machine Interface) research. He is also a professor in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at TohoRead More
Over the weekend A-1 Pictures pictures released a trailer to the upcoming SAO movie, Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale. The film will follow the events of Season two (SAO II). Kirito & the gang delve into a new game called “Ordinal Scale” with a new augmented reality device instead called “Augma” Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale is coming to cinemas in 2017! Get a glimpse behind the production of the movie at Madman Anime Festival with special guests TomohikoRead More
It was recently announced by Skydance, an American independent production company, that they have acquired the global rights to produce a live-action series based on the popular Sword Art Online (SAO) franchise. The confirmed production team consists of Laeta Kalogridis who will serve as the script writer and executive producer. She will be helped by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross. Skydance Interactive is also producing the Sword Art Online VR experience.