The 7th episode of A-1 Picture’s Sword Art Online II, the second season of the anime adaptation of Reki Kawahara’s light novel series. The next episode will be airing on Saturday the 23rd of August at 11:30 JST.
Episode 7: Crimson Memory
The mysterious man that is killing people is a survivor from Sword Art Online. Kirito’s sister discovers him on a gaming news site and is slightly worried about him as he is acting strange. Shinon on the other hand is annoyed about the recent match with Kirito and swears that she will defeat him in the finals. She also complains about Kirito to her friend Kyouji, who remarks she isn’t usually this heated up about anything.
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.