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Sword Art Online: Extra Edition's Ad Previews Eir Aoi's Song

posted on 2013-12-18 04:00 EST
"Niji no Oto" theme previewed before December 31 TV premiere

The Dengeki website began streaming a 15-second commercial for the Sword Art Online: Extra Edition television anime special on Thursday. The video features the theme song "Niji no Oto" (The Sound of the Rainbow) by Eir Aoi.

Dengeki is also hosting screenshots from the ad.

Aniplex describes the story:

Kirito and the others decide to go on an underwater quest within the world of ALO to grant Yui her wish to see a whale. As they all prepare for the quest, they face a shocking revelation... Leafa, or Suguha is afraid of water. So, Asuna and the other female members decide to teach Suguha how to swim at a pool in the real world. Meanwhile, Kirito was meeting somebody…

Original light novelist Reki Kawahara took part in the writing of the two-hour special. Tomohiko Ito is returning to direct at A-1 Pictures. The original light novel series' illustrator abec gave the characters a full makeover, and character designer Shingo Adachi is again adapting abec's art for anime. The cast is also returning from the television anime.

The special will premiere on Tokyo MX TV, BS11, and Niconico in Japan on December 31 at 10:00 p.m.

The special will stream worldwide on January 1 on Crunchyroll and Daisuki for English-speaking countries, Mexico, and Central and South America, immediately following its Japanese premiere. The special will stream in Korea on the Aniplus cable channel; in China on the LeTV streaming site; and in France on the streaming site Wakanim. Daisuki will also stream the special in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, German-speaking countries, Italian-speaking countries, Russian-speaking countries, India, and the Middle East.

Image © Reki Kawahara/ASCII Media Works/SAO Project


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