Sword Art Online Season 3 is set to begin broadcasting in Oct. 2018!
Based on the popular light novel series by Kawahara Reiki, Sword Art Online follows the protagonist Kirito through various VRMMORPG adventures. Following two seasons of the TV anime, it made the jump to the big screen in 2017 with Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale and will be back for the Alicization Arc from October.
The Alicization Arc follows Kirito as he enters a FullDive fantasy RPG with his memories prior to logging in hazy. Inside the game he meets an NPC who seems to have similar emotions to a real world human. With his memories still uncertain, Kirito searches for a way out of the game along with the strange NPC, Eugeo, and a girl with blonde hair named Alice.
Season 3 will be directed by The Irregular at Magic High School’s Ono Manabu with character design by Adachi Shingo. Voice actor Matsuoka Yoshitsugu will return as Kirito alongside Tomatsu Haruka as Asuna, Kayano Ai as Alice, and Shimazaki Nobunaga as Eugeo.
(C) Kawahara Reiki / Kadokawa, ASCII Media Works / SAO-A Project
Adapted with permission from Anime!Anime!