Good news Sword Art Online fans, because we finally get the first look at the new Sword Art Online: Alicization TV anime. During the Anime Expo 2018 event, the anime’s staff revealed the series’ very first PV. They also revealed the new anime’s latest key visual as well.
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka will return as Kirito along with Haruka Tomatsu as Asuna. Meanwhile, Ai Kayano will voice Alice, and Nobunaga Shimazaki will voice Eugeo.
Previously, the light novels’ editor, Kazuma Miki, revealed that the anime will cover the entire Alicization arc. The arc itself lasts for a whopping 11 volumes, from Volume 9, all the way to volume 19. This makes the arc longer than all of SAO’s previous story arcs combined. However, Miki didn’t state how many episodes the new TV anime will have, given the arc’s length.
Asterisk War’s Manabu Ono will be directing the new season, with A-1 Pictures returning to once again do the animation. Meanwhile, much of the staff will be returning, as well as the cast. It will premiere in October 2018, which means it will be part of the fall 2018 anime season.