Sword Art Online fans should be pleased to hear that a season 3, titled Sword Art Online: Alicization, has been officially announced! In addition, the light novel spinoff, Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online, is receiving a television anime adaptation as well! This spinoff focuses on two female players named Llenn and Pitohui and their adventures in the world of Gun Gale Online.
Each announcement came with a key visual, promotional video, and cast list for the new main characters. Air date information will be released as production gets further along.
Find the visuals, videos, cast list, and more below the cut!
Sword Art Online: Alicization (Season 3) Visual:
“Kirito awakens in a vast, fantastical forest filled with towering trees. In his search for clues to the truth of his surroundings, he encounters a young boy who seems to know him. He ought to be a simple NPC, but the depth of his emotions seem no different than a human. As they search for the boy’s parents, Kirito finds a peculiar memory returning to him. A memory from his own childhood, of this boy and a girl, too, with golden hair, and a name he should have never forgotten—Alice. “
- Alice will be voiced by Ai Kayano (Menma from Anohana and Darkness from Konosuba)
- Eugeo will be voiced by Nobunaga Shimazaki (Haruka Nanase from Free! and Shidou Itsuka from Date A Live)
Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online Visual:
“The story follows Karen Kohiruimaki, a 183-centimeter-tall (6-foot-tall) college student who’s insecure about her height, and is bad at dealing with people in the real world. She enters the world of Gun Gale Online with her avatar, Ren, who is less than 150 centimeters (5 feet) tall and wears all pink. She meets a beautiful, brown-skinned female player who goes by Pitohui. They hit it off, but one day Pitohui pressures her to participate in “Squad Jam,” a team battle royale variation of the Bullet of Bullets tournament.”
- Llenn will be voiced by Tomori Kusonoki (Hazuki Kagimura from Märchen Mädchen)
- Pitohui will be voiced by Yoko Hikasa (Rias Gremory from High School DxD and Diana Cavendish from Little Witch Academia)
- Goushi “M” Asougi will be voiced by Kazuyuki Okitsu (Jonathan Joestar from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and Kazuya Nachi from Fuuka)
- Miyu “Fukaziroh” Shinohara will be voiced by Chinatsu Akasaki (Shinka Nibutani from Chuunibyou and Maki Natsuo from Love Lab)