The official Sword Art Online anime website has released its set of preview images for the upcoming 10th episode of Sword Art Online II, which will be airing on Saturday, September 6th at 11:30pm JST.
Episode 10: Pursuer of Death
Shinon has just been ambushed by Death Gun from behind through a stun bullet. Death Gun shows the weapon he will use to kill Shinon and by coincidence is the Type 54 Black Star, the same weapon that Shino used to kill the robber. She begins to have flashbacks of the incident , But just as Death Gun begins to pull the trigger, Kirito arrives in the nick of time and saves her. They managed to make a getaway with Shinon still in a dazed state. But Death Gun is relentlessly pursuing the two…
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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