News Sword Art Online Franchise Teases New Announcements in October
posted on 2017-08-09 02:15 EDT
The official website for the "Dengeki Bunko Aki no Saiten 2017" event teased on Wednesday that the event's Sword Art Online stage panel would have announcements for new developments in the franchise, including but not limited to games. The event segment will also include a look back at the Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale film, and will celebrate the film's Blu-ray Disc release. Rina Hidaka, the voice of Silica in the anime, will host the segment which also features more of the cast, author Reki Kawahara, Dengeki Bunko editor Kazuma Miki, and Bandai Namco Entertainment's Yōsuke Futami.
The event will take place on October 1 at the UDX and Belle Salle venues in Tokyo's Akihabara district.
The Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale film ended with a teaser that read "SAO will return."
The series has two television anime adaptations, an anime special, and the anime film. It has also inspired multiple manga series, games, and a virtual reality demonstration in Japan. Aniplex of America releases the anime in North America. Skydance Television is planning a live-action television series based on the novels.
Yen Press published Sword Art Online - Alicization Running, the 10th novel volume, on April 18.