Reki Kawahara Writes Original Short Story for Sword Art Online: Alicization Anime's BD/DVDs

posted on by Karen Ressler
Kirito, Eugeo encounter "ghost" girl in story debuting January 30

The official website for the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime unveiled a summary on Sunday for an original short story that will bundle with the anime's first Blu-ray Disc and DVDs. Sword Art Online creator Reki Kawahara is writing the short story, titled "Sword Art Online Distant Journey."

The website describes the story:

In order to save their kidnapped childhood friend Alice, Kirito and Eugeo set out from Rulid Village for the capital, Centoria. As the entrance exam for the Imperial Sword Mastery Academy draws near, the pair stumble into the Bilzen Inn as they hurry along. It's been several years since the inn closed, and the owner is still missing. When Kirito learns this, he encourages a reluctant Eugeo to investigate with him for the night. That night, Kirito wakes up to see the figure of a girl with transparent arms and legs--!

"Mister... Aren't you afraid of me?"

What is the truth behind this "ghost" who has appeared before Kirito and Eugeo?

The first Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases will contain the first three episodes and will ship on January 30, 2019 in Japan.

The Sword Art Online: Alicization anime premiered in Japan on October 6 and is streaming on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and FunimationNow. The series is adapting the "Alicization Arc" of Kawahara's original novels and will air for four cours, or four quarters of a year.

Sources: Sword Art Online Alicization anime's website, Comic Natalie

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