With the Gun Gale Online arc ending on the 14th episode of Sword Art Online II and the upcoming Calibur and Mother’s Rosary arcs on its way, the character designs for Shino Asada and Yuuki Konno have been previewed.
On October 11th, Sword Art Online II episode 14.5 titled Sword Art Online II: Debriefing will air and will be a recap focused on the Phantom Bullet Arc before starting new arcs. The Calibur arc will start on October 18th and is based off of the 8th light novel and revolves around the story of the hunt for the legendary sword, Excalibur. The Mother’s Rosary arc will start on November 8th and 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.
Aoi Yuuki (Couvert Eschenbach Pastillage from Dog Days’, Meme Tatane from Soul Eater Not!, Varel Jin from Blade & Soul) will be the voice for Yuuki Konno.
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.