Some preview images for the 5th episode of Sword Art Online II has released on the anime’s official website, which will be airing on August 2nd.
The episode will follow Kirito and Shinon as they try to participate in the Bullet of Bullets competition. But Kirito is somewhat set aback when the registration form requires a real world address. Setting that aside, he finally registers for the tournament and is placed into group F. Shinon enters the tournament as well and is also placed into group F, where there is a possibility that they may have to battle each other in the tournament. The two promise to fight each other at their fullest if they do ever cross paths…
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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