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Crunchyroll Confirms Territories for Sword Art Online: Alicization Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Crunchyroll announced the territories on Friday where it will stream the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime this fall. The site will stream the anime in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Crunchyroll describes the series:

Where…am I…?” Before he knows it, Kirito has made a full-dive into an epic, fantasy-like virtual world. With only a murky recollection of what happened right before he logged in, he starts to wander around, searching for clues. He comes upon an enormous, pitch dark tree (the Gigas Cedar), where he encounters a boy. “My name is Eugeo. Nice to meet you, Kirito.” Although he is supposedly a resident of the virtual world - an NPC - the boy shows the same array of emotions as any human being. As Kirito bonds with Eugeo, he continues to search for a way to log out of this world. Meanwhile, he remembers a certain memory deep down within him. He remembers racing through the mountains with Eugeo as a child… A memory that he should not have in the first place... And in this memory, he sees someone other than Eugeo, a young blond girl. Her name is Alice. And it is a name that must never be forgotten…

The anime will premiere on television in Japan on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, BS11, and MBS on October 6 at 24:00 (effectively October 7 at 12:00 a.m.), before airing on October 9 on TV Aichi. The show will stream in Japan on AbemaTV. The series will air for four cours, or four quarters of a year. The show's official website has not yet specified if the anime will air for four consecutive cours.

Manabu Ono (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Saki, The Asterisk War) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures. Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale animation directors Gou Suzuki and Tomoya Nishiguchi will join Shingo Adachi for the character designs. Yuki Kajiura is returning to compose the music. LiSA is performing the opening theme song "Adamas," and Eir Aoi is performing the ending theme song "Iris."

Source: Crunchyroll (Joseph Luster)


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