“Sword Art Online II” Episode 1 Preview Images

The popular series Sword Art Online II‘s first episode has aired today, at 23:30 (UTC +9) on July 5th. Sword Art Online II will have a total of 24 episodes and will air throughout the summer 2014 anime season. You will be able to watch the first episode here once it is subtitled.

Sword Art Online II synopsis from Haruhichan:

1 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.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Romance, Shounen Producers: Aniplex, A-1 Pictures, Aniplex of America
Premiere: July 5, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Saturdays at 23:30
Episodes: Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
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Promotional Videos: CM1, CM2, CM3, CM4, CM5

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Sword Art Online 2 NewType Magazine scan - July 2014
Sword Art Online 2 NewType Magazine scan – July 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 NewType Magazine scan - July 2014
Sword Art Online 2 NewType Magazine scan – July 2014

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