Another great news for Sword Art Online Fans out there! Sword Art Online II is out!
Sword Art Online II (Gun Gale Online) is one of the most anticipated anime series after the success of Sword Art Online’s Alfheim Online Arc.
Sword Art Online is a Japanese light novel series that was written by Reki Kawahara and was illustrated by abec. In the near future, Virtual Reality games can affect the real world. Kazuto Kirigaya or Kirito (in-game name), entered the world of Sword Art Online.
It was a Virtual Reality MMORPG that is supposed to be fun and games. But the creator of the game planned something vile. Once you die in the game, the Virtual Headgear will give your real body a shock and kill you. Removing it means instant death. Later, it became a Game of Death. There is no escape except completing a mission.
The mission: beat the game and survive.
The novel features similar RPG elements. Like playing a real RPG game, you have to level up, consume potions or food to restore HP, and have different classes with different skills and abilities. The first arc does not have any magic class characters.
The main protagonists, Kirito and Asuna, managed to beat the game. They were able to save hundreds of gamers who were stuck inside the game’s torturous nature. The rise of Alfheim Online Arc opens new class types, skills and abilities, new adventures, and a new crisis.
According to Oricon, the novel was a big hit back in 2012. Richard Eisenbeis of Kotaku branded the series as “the smartest series in recent years”. The novel received countless praises from around the world including anime and gamer fans.
Sword Art Online 2 was released earlier this July with 4 new episodes.
- “World of Guns”
“J? no Sekai” (????)
- “Ice Sniper”
“K?ri no Sogeki Shu” (?????)
- “A Bloody Memory”
“Senketsu no Kioku” (?????)
- “GGO (Gun Gale Online)”
The new arc features a new protagonist, Sinon. The character’s ability will be explained later in the upcoming episodes.