Aniplex of America Announces Sword Art Online Alicization Season 1 Complete Blu-ray Set

Sword Art Online: Alicization Season 1 is coming to Blu-ray!

SANTA MONICA, CA (November 15, 2019) – Aniplex of America is elated to announce the release of the Sword Art Online: Alicization Season 1 Complete Blu-ray Set, available on April 21, 2020. The complete Blu-ray set will include both English and Japanese audio, 6 Blu-ray Discs, bonus contents such as trailers, commercials, textless openings and ending and audio commentary. This highly anticipated box set features art by abec (Original Illustrator/ Character Design Concept) with package illustrations by Go Suzuki, Tomoya Nishiguchi (Character Design/ Chief Animation Directors) and character designer Shingo Adachi. The package will also include a special booklet, illustration card set, original soundtrack CD, and an exclusive Bushiroad Weiß Schwarz promotional card, while supplies last. Bonus contents are subject to change. The Sword Art Online: Alicization Complete Blu-ray Set is now available for pre-order on

Hailed as “the best and longest arc” of the series, this long-awaited season of Sword Art Online: Alicization rewards fans with action and mystery, wonderful and complex character relationships, and gorgeous animation by the celebrated A-1 Pictures studio. IGN states “Alicization offers exciting drama for new and old fans alike: it's a perfect spot to jump into the series if you haven't started before since Kirito is all by himself, and it's an even more intense arc to look forward to if you've been up to date with all the previous ones.” All episodes of season 1 as well as the current season, Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld are available to stream on Hulu, HIDIVE (War of Underworld only), Crunchyroll and FunimationNow, but fans will soon be able purchase season 1 and own it for themselves!

The Sword Art Online franchise has become a global phenomenal, recently celebrating its 10-year anniversary since publication. After the success of the first and second seasons of the TV series produced by A-1 Pictures, the franchise expanded with a feature length film in 2017 with Sword Art Online the Movie –Ordinal Scale–, which grossed over $40 million in box office ticket sales globally.

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Sword Art Online: Alicization Complete Blu-ray Set includes:

Disc Specs
Spoken Languages: English & Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen 1920x1080p
Episodes: #1-24 + #18.5
Number of Discs: 6 Blu-ray Discs
Total Run Time: Approx. 650 minutes
Rating: 16 UP

Bonus Contents
· Trailers and Commercials
· Textless Openings and Endings
· Audio Commentary
* Bonus content subject to change.
* Bonus content includes English subtitles.

Bonus Materials & Package
Box art by abec (Original Illustrator/ Character Design Concept)
Package illustrations by Go Suzuki, Tomoya Nishiguchi (Character Design/Chief Animation Directors) and Shingo Adachi (Character Design)
Special booklet
Illustration card set
Original Soundtrack CD
Exclusive Bushiroad Weiß Schwarz promotional card (While supplies last.)
* Bonus materials subject to change.

Product number and UPC bar code:
Title: Sword Art Online: Alicization Complete Blu-ray Set
Street Date: 4/21/2020
SKU #: AOA-13001
UPC: 816546022556
SRP: $314.98
Store Price: $249.98

About Sword Art Online: Alicization:

“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 called 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…

Written by Reki Kawahara (Dengeki Bunko)
Original Illustration / Character Design Concept: abec
Director: Manabu Ono
Assistant Director: Takashi Sakuma
Character Design: Shingo Adachi, Go Suzuki, Tomoya Nishiguchi
Chief Animation Directors: Go Suzuki, Tomoya Nishiguchi
Prop Design: Asami Hayakawa, Kiminori Itō
Monster Design: Toshiya Kōno
Action Scene Animation Directors: Yoshihiro Kanno, Tetsuya Takeuchi
Art Directors: Yukako Ogawa, Keito Watanabe
Art Setting: Kenichi Morioka, Yuho Taniuchi
Color Setting: Naomi Nakano
Directors of Photography: Kentarō Waki, Kenta Hayashi
Motion Graphics Designer: Hiromu Oshiro
CG Director: Ryuta Undo
Editing: Yūji Kondō
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
Sound Production: sonilude
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Produced by EGG FIRM, Straight Edge
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
Production Committee: SAO-A Committee

CAST (Japanese / English)
Kirito (Kazuto Kirigaya): Yoshitsugu Matsuoka / Bryce Papenbrook
Asuna (Asuna Yuuki): Haruka Tomatsu / Cherami Leigh
Alice: Ai Kayano / Kayli Mills
Eugeo: Nobunaga Shimazaki / Brandon Winckler
Lisbeth: Ayahi Takagaki / Sarah Anne Williams
Silica: Rina Hidaka / Christine Marie Cabanos
Klein: Hiroaki Hirata / Kirk Thornton
Agil: Hiroki Yasumoto / Patrick Seitz
Leafa: Ayana Taketatsu / Cassandra Lee Morris
Yui: Kanae Itō / Stephanie Sheh
Sinon: Miyuki Sawashiro / Michelle Ruff
Selka: Kaori Maeda / Jackie Lastra
Ronie Arabel: Reina Kondo / Deneen Melody
Tiese Schtrinen: Kaori Ishihara / Kimberly Woods
Cardinal: Sakura Tange / Lizzie Freeman
Administrator: Maaya Sakamoto / Maureen Price
Rinko Koujiro: Sanae Kobayashi / Jennifer Losi
Seijirou Kikuoka: Toshiyuki Morikawa / Matt Mercer
Deusolbert Synthesis Seven: Hikaru Hanada / Armen Taylor
Fanatio Synthesis Two: Hitomi Nabatame / Laila Berzins
Bercouli Synthesis One: Junichi Suwabe / Imari Williams

English Voice Director / ADR Script Writer: Alex Von David

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America, Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex, Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a division of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc., and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. The company's ever-growing lineup of shows includes: Sword Art Online, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist, Kill la Kill, Gurren Lagann, Monogatari series, anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day-, Cells at Work!, The Promised Neverland, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. In 2017, the company released the English version of the popular mobile game, Fate/Grand Order, followed by the release of mobile game, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story's English version in the U.S. and Canada in June of 2019.

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