Sword Art Online is back! Reki Kawahara’s (川原 礫) light novel series has had Alicization Hen made into a TV anime, Sword Art Online Alicization (ソードアート・オンライン アリシゼーション), and it is coming in October this year!
The news was announced at AnimeJapan 2018 today. A teaser PV is now available, along with the announcement video posted in July last year. The show is currently directed by Manabu Ono at A-1 Pictures.
Kirito wakes up in an unrecognizable place with no memories of what happened before he logged in. Under the giant tree Gigas Cedara, he meets an NPC Eugeo. During their exploration, Kirito is reminded of his childhood time – Eugeo and him running on the hill. To his surprise, there is one more person in his memory – a blond girl called Alice.
■ Ai Kayano as Alice
■ Nobunaga Shimazaki as Eugeo
■ Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kirito
■ Haruka Tomatsu as Asuna