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Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Anime's New Promo, 10th Anniversary Ad Streamed

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ReoNa's 10th anniversary theme song featured in August interactive event's ad

The "Sword Art Online 10th Anniversary Special" presented the first full promotional video and key visual for the Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld anime on the AbemaTV streaming service on Sunday evening.

The special also presented a commercial for the Sword Art Online: Ex-Chronicle interactive exhibition event that will run at Tokyo's Akihabara UDX venue from August 4 to August 18. The commercial features "Till the End," the franchise's 10th anniversary theme song sung by ReoNa.

The event venue will screen a video with a full version of this song on four giant screens, and it will also sell a 10th anniversary pamphlet with a CD of the song, as well as other exclusive goods.

Sword Art Online: Alicization premiered in Japan on October 6 and is streaming on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and FunimationNow. The series is adapting the entire "Alicization Arc" of Reki Kawahara's original novels and will air for four cours, or four quarters of a year. The first two cours aired from October to March, and the second two cours, titled Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld, will premiere in October.

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 are joining Shingo Adachi for the character designs. Yuki Kajiura is returning to compose the music.

Sources: Sword Art Online anime's Twitter account, Comic Natalie

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