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Sword Art Online Extra Edition to Air With New Footage

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Year-end special to recap Aincrad, Fairy Dance arcs

The Sword Art Online television anime series is getting a year-end anime special titled Sword Art Online: Extra Edition. In the afterward in the 13th volume of Reki Kawahara's original light novel series, which shipped on Saturday, Kawahara noted that Sword Art Online: Extra Edition will be a recap of the Aincrad and Fairy Dance arcs, but it will contain some new footage.

Aniplex of America had mentioned Sword Art Online: Extra Edition at its panel at Otakon last weekend, but specified that the show is going to be in Japan only when it airs on December 31.

Aniplex of America is releasing the 25-episode Sword Art Online television anime series on four Blu-ray Disc and DVD sets starting on Tuesday. The series is currently airing on Adult Swim's Toonami block.

[Via Chise_nya]

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