Alternative Titles: Sword Art Online III, SAO Alicization, Sword Art Online 3, SAO 3, ソードアート・オンライン アリシゼーション へ
Airing Status: Finished. October 7, 2018 – March 31, 2019
Genres: Action, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy
Before he knows it, Kirito has made a full-dive into an epic, fantasy-like virtual world. With only a murky recollection of what happened right before he logged in, he starts to wander around, searching for clues. He comes upon an enormous, pitch-dark tree called the Gigas Cedar, where he encounters a boy.
“My name is Eugeo. Nice to meet you, Kirito.”
Although he is supposedly a resident of the virtual world —an NPC— the boy shows the same array of emotions as any human being. As Kirito bonds with Eugeo, he continues to search for a way to log out of this world.
A welcome breath of fresh air from the tired Sword Art Online franchise. Alicization brings back the feeling of going on a journey with what could be viewed as a separate story from it’s prequels while still retaining the SAO style and tropes. Highly recommended to those who are interested in picking up SAO but are put off by the amount of catch up.
“Sword Art Online –Alicization– PV #2” – AniplexUS