The second promotional video has launched for Sword Art Online II. The video delves further into Shino’s (voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro Suruga Kanbaru from Bakemonogatari, Maria from Arakawa Under the Bridge, Shinku from Rozen Maiden) character and why she plays Gun Gale Online.
The second season will once again be produced by A-1 Pictures and will feature the same cast as the first season. The series will begin airing on July 5, with a Japanese advance screening of the first episode on June 29th.
Shinon: I’ve started to get panic attacks just by seeing photos or videos of guns. The stronger Shinon gets, the stronger I can become in reality, too… That’s what I believed as I continued to fight with Hecate II (PGM Ultima Ratio Hecate II – Her gun).
Kirito: I can’t believe that someone from the virtual world can bring death to someone in reality.
Shinon: This kind of pain… Yes… Compared to that time…
Kirito: I wonder if it’s really possible… That, that girl is Death Gun.
Shinon: If I defeat all enemies, and confirm that I am the strongest… surely…
Kirito: If we cross swords… No… If we cross bullets, I’m sure I’ll understand something.
Shinon: Show me you can die at gunpoint, even if it’s just a game!
Shinon: Sword Art Online II: Activated.
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.