The second cour of “Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld” anime series will begin broadcast on April 25th. The new cour was first announced at the end of the 12th and final episode anime show back in December. In addition, the series will have a special on April 11th and a recap of the first cour on April 18th. An orchestra concert featuring music from the series by composer Yuki Kajiura will be held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Concert Hall on April 11, 2020.
Sword Art Online: Alicization first half was broadcast over two quarters from October 6, 2018, and aired until December 28, 2019. The second half, subtitled War of Underworld, debuted on October 13. War of Underworld will consist of 23 episodes in total.
Sword Art Online: Alicization is the 3rd season of Sword Art Online series. The first two anime seasons aired in 2012 and 2014. A spin-off anime series titled Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online premiered in April 2018. The Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale anime film, featuring an original story by Kawahara, premiered in Japan in February 2017. Netflix is currently developing a live-action series.
Reki Kawahara first published Sword Art online as a web novel on his website from 2002 to 2008. Kawahara later released the series as a light novel with illustration by abec on ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko imprint from April 10, 2009. A spin-off series launching in October 2012.
Despite the defeat of Quinella—the pontifex of the Axiom Church—things have not seemed to calm down yet. Upon contacting the real world, Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya finds out that the Ocean Turtle—a mega-float controlled by Rath—was raided. Due to a sudden short-circuit caused by the raiders, Kirito’s fluctlight is damaged, leaving him comatose. Feeling insecure about the people at the Axiom Church, Alice brings the unconscious Kirito back to their hometown—Rulid Village, disregarding her banishment due to an unabsolved crime. Now, Alice is living an ordinary and peaceful life close by the village, wishing for Kirito to wake up.
However, tragedy strikes when Alice notices that the Dark Territory has already started to invade the Human Empire. Reassuming her previous alias, Alice Synthesis Thirty, she promises to defeat the Dark Territory in order to defend the world that Kirito and Eugeo worked so hard to protect.