A brand new visual image has been released for the second season of Sword Art Online. The new visual appeared in the May issue of Animage, a monthly Japanese anime magazine. The new visual showcases the main hero Kirito and new character Sinon, in their appearance in the new VRMMOFPS Gun Gale Online. The new visual also reveals a returning character and one of the antagonists of the new season, Death Gun. Season 2 of the anime will air this July.
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Sword Art Online is a light novel series written by Reki Kawahara, who also is the author of Accel World. The light novel series began in 2009 and has sold millions of copies, topping the charts in 2012. Additionally in 2012, an anime adaptation was released. The Sword Art Online anime aired in July 2012 and was produced by A-1 Pictures, which received a large reception. Since then, the series has appeared on a plethora of media from handheld and browser video games, to spin off mangas and international merchandise. The latest canonical light novel, the thirteenth in the series, was released in Japan on August 10th 2013. In addition, Kawahara has relaunched the series as Sword Art Online: Progressive, a re-release of the light novels with additional content. The second issue of Sword Art Online: Progressive launched in December 2013.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game’s tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now…
The second season of the anime is titled Sword Art Online II, and will be airing this July. More images, videos and information about the second season will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.
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