The website has revealed new designs for the main characters in the upcoming Mother’s Rosario arc, They include:
- Yuuki Konno – who will be voiced by Aoi Yuuki (Couvert Eschenbach Pastillage from Dog Days’, Meme Tatane from Soul Eater Not!, Varel Jin from Blade & Soul)
- Asuna Yuuki – who will play a major role in this arc, voiced by Haruka Tomatsu (Haruka Takayama in Sakura Trick)
- Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya – voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sora in No Game No Life)
Mother’s Rosary, is to be aired on November 8th, 2014. Mother’s Rosary is based off of the 7th light novel and features the Asuna’s duel against the mysterious and secretive Zekken for an Orginal Sword Skill.
Sword Art Online II synopsis from Haruhichan:
One year after the SAO incident, Kirito is approached by Seijiro Kikuoka from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department “VR Division” with a rather peculiar request.
That was an investigation on the “Death Gun” incident that occurred in the gun and steel filled VRMMO called Gun Gale Online (GGO). “Players who are shot by a mysterious avatar with a jet black gun lose their lives even in the real world…” Failing to turn down Kikuoka’s bizarre request, Kirito logs in to GGO even though he is not completely convinced that the virtual world could physically affect the real world.
Kirito wanders in an unfamiliar world in order to gain any clues about the “Death Gun.” Then, a female sniper named Sinon who owns a gigantic “Hecate II” rifle extends Kirito a helping hand. With Sinon’s help, Kirito decides to enter the “Bullet of Bullets,” a large tournament to choose the most powerful gunner within the realm of GGO, in hopes to become the target of the “Death Gun” and make direct contact with the mysterious avatar.
Source – Sword Art Online Anime Website