Preview images have been released for the 11th episode of Sword Art Online II on the official Sword Art Online anime website. Episode 11 of the anime’s second season will be airing this Saturday, the 13th of September, at 11:30PM JST.
Episode 11: The Meaning of Strength
Kirito and Shinon have managed to escape Death Gun by hiding in a desert cave. They discuss possibilities on how Death Gun is able to kill the players in real life. Kirito notes that in their previous encounter, Death Gun re-equipped his rifle and when he shot Kirito he didn’t die, so there must be some conditions to kill a player in the real world. Kirito postulates further and comes to a terrifying possibility…
Here is a synopsis of the anime:
1 year after the SAO incident, Kirito is approached by Seijiro Kikuoka from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department “VR Division” with a rather peculiar request.
That was an investigation on the “Death Gun” incident that occurred in the gun and steel filled VRMMO called Gun Gale Online (GGO). “Players who are shot by a mysterious avatar with a jet black gun lose their lives even in the real world…” Failing to turn down Kikuoka’s bizarre request, Kirito logs in to GGO even though he is not completely convinced that the virtual world could physically affect the real world.
Kirito wanders in an unfamiliar world in order to gain any clues about the “Death Gun.” Then, a female sniper named Sinon who owns a gigantic “Hecate II” rifle extends Kirito a helping hand. With Sinon’s help, Kirito decides to enter the “Bullet of Bullets,” a large tournament to choose the most powerful gunner within the realm of GGO, in hopes to become the target of the “Death Gun” and make direct contact with the mysterious avatar.
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