Animation: A-1 Pictures
Genres: Action, drama, fantasy, harem
Broadcasts: Saturdays from 5th July at 4pm UTC
Trailers: Standard trailer , Sinon trailer, Bottom trailer
Opening: "IGNITE" by Eir Aoi
Ending: "Startear" by Luna Haruna
Websites: Japanese, English
The good people of A1-Animation have once again blessed us with the presence of another series of, the talented author, Reki Kawahara's great work, Sword Art Online.
One year after the Sword Art Online incident, Kirito was busy being his usual awesome self when some bloke called Seijiro Kikuoka from Japans Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department pops along to tell him something grave. Apparently there's a new VRMMO called Gun Gale Online (GGO) and one user is being particularly naughty in it. Supposedly this mysterious person has a special gun in GGO and if they shoot you it's gonna hurt. Hurt so much in fact that you die in real life. Since this gun can cause death they call it the "death gun".
Since the Japanese Government are too incompetent to do anything it is up to Kirito to venture into the virtual world of GGO and investigate the "death gun" incident. Here he meets a lass calling herself Sinon and the two of them team up to find our mysterious Bad Guy. Their plan is to enter the "Bullet of Bullets" tournament, which aims to find the most powerful gun person in the game, hoping it will draw Mr Bad Guy out!
Worldwide except for: France, Switzerland, Belgium, Algeria, Monaco, Tunisia, Germany, Luxemburg, Austria, and Liechtenstein, China, Taiwan, Korea, India and Japan.
Europe (minus the UK and Ireland) have to wait a month.
Director: Tomohiko Ito
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Character Design: Shingo Adachi
Art Director: Takayuki Nagashima, Yusuke Takeda
Chief Animation Director: Shingo Adachi, Yuu Yamashita
Art design: Yoshinori Shiozawa
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
CGI Director: Ryuta Undo
Director of Photography: Mutsumi Usuda, Takeshi Hirooka
Action Animation Direction: Ryouta Yanagi, Satoshi Mori
Colour Design: Kazuko Nakajima
Concept Art: Sotaro Hori
Creature Design: Ryouta Yanagi
Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama
Prop Design: Yoshihiro Ishimoto
Sound Effects: Yasuyuki Konno
Sub-Character Design: Yuu Yamashita