With just a day from the first episodes debut, a brand new trailer has been released for Sword Art Online II. Step into the dangerous world of Gun Gale Online and find out why Kirito must enter the game to track down the mysterious “Death Gun”. The video contains new footage and also previews the Opening Theme song of the upcoming anime, Ignite by Eir Aoi. The second season will once again be produced by A-1 Pictures and will feature the same cast as the first season. It will also be streamed on various licensed sites worldwide.
We also get a preview of the new character designs for Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya, Shino “Hecate” Asada, Asuna Yuuki, Seijirou Kikuoka and Akihiko Kayaba. Sword Art Online II will air on July 5th during the summer 2014 anime season.
Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya – Normal clothes
Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya – Avatar clothes
Shino “Hecate” Asada – Normal clothes
Shino “Hecate” Asada – Avatar clothes
Asuna Yuuki – Normal clothes
Seijirou Kikuoka – Normal clothes
Akihiko Kayaba – Normal clothes
Sword Art Online II episode 1 will air on July 5th and you will be able to watch it here.
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.