The second cour of TV anime “Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld” (ソードアート・オンライン アリシゼーションWar of Underworld) starts streaming the 2nd PV that previews the ending themes song “I will…” performed by female singer Eir Aoi (藍井エイル). The anime series will premiere on 11th July 2020.
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“Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld” 2nd Cour is the “Sword Art Online: Alicization” anime’s final season, and it was originally slated to premiere in Japan on 25th April, but was delayed to July due to effects of the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Japan.
Six months have passed since the two disciples and an Integrity Knight brought down the pontifex, Administrator.
With the fighting over, Alice has been living in her hometown of Rulid Village. Beside her is Kirito, who has not only lost his arm and soul, but also his dear friend. As Alice devotes herself to looking after Kirito, she too has lost the will to fight she once had as a knight.
Meanwhile, in the deepest areas of the Dark Territory, the Dark God Vecta has resurrected, as if to have waited for this very moment. Leading an army of dark forces, they begin their invasion into the human empire in hopes of attaining the Priestess of Light.
The human empire force led by the Integrity Knight Bercouli prepares for a war of an unimaginable scale against the army of the Dark Territory. Even then, Alice is nowhere to be seen, nor the two heroes that saved the realm…
▍Staff and Production
“Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere” director Manabu Ono (小野 学) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures. “Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale” animation directors Gou Suzuki (鈴木 豪) and Tomoya Nishiguchi (西口 智也) are joining Shingo Adachi (足立 慎吾) for the character designs.
■ Kirito – CV: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (松岡 禎丞)
■ Asuna – CV: Haruka Tomatsu (戸松 遥)
■ Alice – CV: Ai Kayano (茅野愛衣)
■ Leafa – CV: Ayana Taketatsu (竹達彩奈)
■ Sinon – CV: Miyuki Sawashiro (沢城 みゆき)