Sword Art Online II Bus Tour Hits 7 Countries Worldwide
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Before fans clamor around their TVs next month for the new season of Sword Art Online, seven Sword Art Online-decorated buses will deploy around the world, including at California's Anime Expo.
The first bus can be spotted roaming around Munich, Germany on Sunday, with more to appear in Taipei (June 16-July 15), Paris (during Japan Expo), Hong Kong (June 26- July 9), and Seoul (end of June).
A free smartphone app, Sword Art Quest II, is also launching on June 23 via the Google App store. The game is the sequel to the previous Sword Art Quest browser-based game.
The series is also getting a slew of premieres at events across the globe. Tokyo will premiere the show first at a limited screening on June 29 at Toho Cinema's Roppongi Hills theater in Tokyo with director Tomohiko Ito and cast members Miyuki Sawashiro and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka.
The United States premiere screening event will be held at Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 4. Original light novel author Reki Kawahara and illustrator and character designer abec will be in attendance.
The other world premiere events include:
- French premiere: July 4 at Japan Expo
- German premiere: July 4 in various Cinemaxx and Cinedom theaters
- Taiwanese premiere: July 4 at Cinemark Taipei
- Korean premiere: July 4 at Megabox Dongdaemun
- Hong Kong premiere: July 4 at MCL Telford Cinema
The following channels and streaming services will simultaneously run the anime:
- United States: Hulu, Daisuki, Crunchyroll streaming
- China: LeTV streaming
- South Korea: Aniplus cable television
- Taiwan: i-funtv streaming
- French-speaking countries (France, Switzerland, Belgium, Algeria, Monaco, Tunisia, and Quebec, Canada): Wakanim streaming
- German-speaking countries (Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Austria, but also Poland): Peppermint.TV streaming
- Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Central and South America, Europe outside French- and German-speaking countries, Asia outside China/South Korea/Taiwan: Daisuki streaming
- Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Central and South America, Asia outside China/South Korea/Taiwan: Crunchyroll streaming
Source: MoCa News