Sword Art Online II’s Long Promo Video Reveals Sinon’s Stakes

Anime teased before worldwide premiere during July 4 weekend

The official website for the Sword Art Online television anime began streaming the sixth in a series of promotional videos for the Sword Art Online II series on Friday.


Sinon: I’ve started getting panic attacks just by seeing photos or video of guns. The stronger Sinon gets, the stronger I can become in reality, too… That’s what I believed as I continued to fight with Hecate II.
Kirito: I can’t believe that someone from the virtual world can bring death to someone in reality.
Sinon: This kind of pain… Yes… Compared to that time…
Kirito: I wonder if it’s really possible… That that girl is Death Gun…
Sinon: If I defeat all enemies, and confirm that I am the strongest… At that time, surely…
Kirito: If we cross swords… No… If we cross bullets, I’m sure I’ll understand something.
Sinon: Show me you can die at gunpoint, even in just a game!!
Sinon: Sword Art Online II: Activated.

The new series will adapt the third arc, Phantom Bullet, from Reki Kawahara‘s original light novel series. The arc from the fifth and sixth novel volumes features the heroine Sinon and the protagonist Kirito.

The United States premiere screening event will be held at Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 4. Original light novel author Reki Kawahara and illustrator and character designer abec will be in attendance. Crunchyroll will stream the series starting on July 5.

The following venues will simultaneously run the anime:

United States: HuluDaisukiCrunchyroll streaming
China: LeTV streaming
South Korea: Aniplus cable television
Taiwan: i-funtv streaming
French-speaking countries (France, Switzerland, Belgium, Algeria, Monaco, Tunisia, and Quebec, Canada): Wakanim streaming
German-speaking countries (Germany, Switzerland, and Austria): Peppermint.tv streaming andAnimax television (starting July 11)
Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Central and South America, Europe outside French- and German-speaking countries, Asia outside China/South Korea/Taiwan: Daisuki streaming
Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Central and South America, Asia outside China/South Korea/Taiwan: Crunchyroll streaming

The show will air in Japan on Tokyo MX TV on July 5 at 11:30 p.m. before the show also airs on MBS,TV Aichi, tvk, BS11 and several other other stations. The series will also stream in Japan on niconico and the d Anime Store.

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka will reprise his role as the main protagonist Kirito from the Sword Art Onlineanime series. Miyuki Sawashiro will also reprise her role as Sinon from the Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment PSP video game.

Tomohiko Ito will again direct the series at A-1 Pictures, and Shingo Adachi will again adapt abec‘s original character designs for animation. Eir Aoi will perform the opening theme.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web


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