The COVID-19 pandemic has indeed affected various sectors throughout the world, including the anime industry. At present, there are already many anime that have been delayed. One of them is the final part of the anime “Sword Art Online: Alicization -War of Underworld-“.
Ahead of the broadcast, Sword Art Online: Alicization -War of Underworld- released a trailer that showed quite a lot of parts that you will see later. Also shown was an ending song titled “I will” from Eir Aoi and an opening titled “Anima” from ReoNa.
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Sword Art Online tells about a gamer with nickname “Kirito” who was trapped in a deadly game called Sword Art Online. After successfully escaping from SAO, he actually caught up in various conflicts that occur between VR games such as Alfheim Online and Gun Gale Online. This time, Kirito had to become a beta tester in ‘Project Alicization’, where the project needed people who had long lived in a virtual world and had become accustomed to it.
The final part of the anime Sword Art Online: Alicization -War of Underworld- is planned to begin airing on July 11th 2020.