Season 3. S3, Ep1. 7 Oct. Underworld. () Rate. Kirito, along with his childhood friend, Eugeo, has been tasked with cutting down a colossal tree called the Gigas Cedar. A third season, titled Sword Art Online: Alicization, began airing on October 7, , with a · By Nick Valdez - September 10, pm EDT. 0. The next Sword Art Online Progressive feature film is finally back on track towards its release overseas following a delay · According to the anime's team, Sword Art Online will return to theaters in Japan this fall. October 22nd is the film's new date The Sword Art Online Closed Beta is closed. October October 31st. Sword Art Online sales begin. November November 2nd. People start queuing up at stores for the release of Sword ... read more
Eugeo and Kirito realize that their pages are missing and Kirito leaves to look for them. Soon after, Frenica approaches Eugeo and informs him that the pages intend to confront Humbert for her sake, to stop his abuse of her.
Eugeo storms Raios and Humbert's room, where he finds Ronye and Tiese gagged and tied up on a bed. Knowing that the taboo code prevents Eugeo from interfering, Raios and Humbert prepare to rape the girls in front of him, until Eugeo decides to violate the code and cuts off Humbert's arm. In the process of violating the code, Eugeo has to fight against the seal in his right eye, which causes his eye to be destroyed. Raios attempts to execute Eugeo but Kirito arrives and defends him.
Kirito fights Raios, cutting off his arms, which leads to him glitching to death, while Humbert escapes. After the incident, an instructor restores Eugeo's eye. The next day both Kirito and Eugeo are handed over to an Integrity Knight and are surprised to discover the knight is none other than Alice. December 16, Eugeo is certain that the knight in front of them is Alice, but she does not recognize him or Kirito and takes them into custody.
Kirito and Eugeo break out from the prison using their high object control authority and proceed to the Central Cathedral, but Alice, having predicted their move, sends another Integrity Knight to intercept them. In the real world, Asuna is introduced to the first prototype of an AI robot that is being developed at the Ocean Turtle.
December 23, Eugeo and Kirito face off against an Integrity Knight named Eldrie after they run away from prison. Kirito and Eldrie start fighting but soon it is revealed that Eldrie has a Divine Weapon.
Eugeo remembers who Eldrie really is; when Eugeo starts listing off different things the Knight has done, Eldrie starts screaming, saying that he has no such recollection of those memories. He then falls to the ground, and an unknown purple crystal emerges from his forehead.
When Eugeo tells Eldrie his mother's name, he starts crying, then another Integrity Knight comes and attacks Kirito and Eugeo.
They both run towards a dead end, where a warp gate appears in front of them, taking them to a grand library. The woman who teleported them turns out to be the Cardinal System of that world, and knows that Kirito is from the real world. She then goes on to explain the history of the VR world and who developed and created the Taboo Index. January 6, A flashback occurs to when the Administrator is losing her own memory space, and so gets a child to link their memory.
But this was a fatal mistake of the Administrator, because this means the child gets the same authority and power. This comes to the attention of the child which is now to be revealed as the cardinal of the great library and so, she attacks the Administrator.
She flees to the one out of two places the Administrator doesn't have authority over, the great library. She spends the last years thinking of a way to defeat the Administrator and finds Kirito and Eugeo in the process. She also explains how to get the Integrity Knight's memory back.
Thus, the Cardinal allies with Kirito and Eugeo to defeat the administrator and get back Alice. Part 2: Alicization Rising. January 13, Back to the Cathedral, Kirito and Eugeo retrieve their swords, just before being attacked by Deusolbert, one of the Integrity Knights. After defeating the knight with Kirito's help, Eugeo recognizes him as the same knight who took Alice into custody eight years ago, and they discover that his memories prior to this event were erased by the administrator as well.
Recognizing their prowess, Deusolbert reveals that multiple Integrity Knights are waiting for them at the Cathedral's 50th floor with orders to kill them at sight. On the way there, Kirito and Eugeo discuss a strategy to deal with the knights when two young girls appear before them. January 20, The two girls introduce themselves as Linel and Fizel, two novices studying at the cathedral, but just as they approach Kirito and Eugeo, they stab them with poisoned daggers, revealing themselves as Integrity Knights.
To prove their value to the other Knights, Linel and Fizel carry the immobilized Kirito and Eugeo all the way to the 50th floor, where Fanatio, vice-commander of the Integrity Knights, awaits them. Upon arriving there, Kirito, revealing that he saw through their scheme and had taken measures to protect himself, uses the same daggers to restrain them, and confronts Fanatio alone until Eugeo recovers.
Eugeo then uses his "Perfect Weapon Control Arts" to immobilize the knights. January 27, With Eugeo's help, Kirito defeats Fanatio, leaving her critically wounded. To save her, Kirito uses one of the special daggers Cardinal entrusted to them, despite Cardinal's instruction to save the weapons for Alice and the Administrator. With Fanatio under Cardinal's care, the two take an elevator to the 80th floor, where Alice awaits them.
Kirito confronts Alice to give Eugeo a chance to use the dagger on her, but amidst the battle, a hole is opened in the exterior wall and both Kirito and Alice get sucked through it, much to Eugeo's despair. February 3, With Kirito and Alice dangling along the wall of the church, Alice reluctantly agrees to work with Kirito to climb up to floor 95 where they can re-enter. Kirito attempts to tell Alice about her true past and the truth about Administrator.
After climbing up for a while, they encounter minions from Dark Territory who have been posing as statues along the higher levels.
Kirito and Alice fight together to defeat them. Meanwhile, Eugeo proceeds up the church until he reaches a great bath on floor 90 and encounters Bercouli Synthesis One.
Eugeo confronts Bercouli Synthesis One and traps them both in ice using the Blue Rose Sword's full memory release. Eugeo activates the secondary effect of the sword which drains the life of all objects trapped within its ice. With Eugeo betting he has more life than Bercouli, he tries to explain to Bercouli he was brainwashed by Administrator and begs him to remember the Blue Rose Sword, only to discover it was Bercouli who slayed the dragon in the cave. Suddenly, Prime Senator Chudelkin appears, petrifying Bercouli and capturing Eugeo.
Meanwhile, Kirito and Alice take a rest before they continue climbing the wall, and Kirito convinces Alice to listen to his story, including the truth behind her past. February 17, Kirito recaps the events of Alicization so far to Alice. Summarizes the first 18 episodes. February 24, As Kirito explains the truth of the Underworld to Alice, and the truth behind Administrator and the Integrity Knights, Alice is convinced that Kirito is telling the truth.
With Alice now strongly suspicious of the Axiom Church, she vows to reject its authority, only to be stopped by the seal in her right eye. Alice struggles to finish her sentence, but by force of will manages to yell out the remainder of her sentence, causing her right eye to explode before she passes out. Meanwhile, Eugeo wakes up to find himself on the th floor.
Before he can attack Administrator, she awakens and puts Eugeo into a suggestive state and tricks him into dropping the protection of his Fluctlight's core. March 3, Alice wakes up to find herself carried up to floor Kirito initiates a tracking spell to locate Eugeo's sword, finding it in a frozen bath hall on floor 90, but Eugeo is nowhere to be seen. To Alice's horror, she finds Bercouli in a petrified state and begins to cry. Bercouli momentarily wakes up and praises Alice for her ability to break the seal in her eye and pushes her to move forward with Kirito.
Both Alice and Kirito proceed towards floor , crossing into a forbidden room meant for the Senators of the church, where they discover several humanoid figures. Once human, they are now trapped in pods, unable to move, and fed through tubes. Disgusted by the Pontifex's manipulation, Alice and Kirito encounter Prime Senator Chudelkin, but he escapes.
They chase him to a dead end on floor 99, and Eugeo Synthesis 32 descends from a hole in the ceiling leading to the th floor. Part 3: Alicization Uniting. March 10, With Alice watching, Kirito and Eugeo begin fighting with one another. During the fight Kirito tries to snap Eugeo out of his synthesized personality. Eventually during the fight, due to the synthesis ritual having been rushed and no memories removed, Eugeo manages to regain control of his mind.
He freezes both Alice and Kirito with the Blue Rose Sword and heads up to kill Administrator. Eugeo, pretending to still be under the influence of the piety module, allows Administrator to put him in a dazed state and to remove the module. While Chudelkin goes to inspect the results of the battle, Administrator attempts to resynthesize Eugeo, but fails.
Eugeo attempts to pierce Administrator only to hit a defensive shield. Metal cannot pierce her skin. Chudelkin gets ambushed by Kirito and Alice and the two force their way up to Administrator's room.
The three fight Chudelkin, but he proves to be extremely skilled with the sacred arts, as he summons a fire element monster resembling himself, which he calls the Genie. March 17, Kirito, Alice, and Eugeo find themselves overwhelmed by the Genie until Kirito attacks Chudelkin directly. Chudelkin is swiftly defeated by Kirito after a sudden spike in his power through the incarnate arts, which temporarily changed his garments to those of his Aincrad days. This allows Administrator to understand Kirito is not from Underworld, but outside the virtual reality.
After some conversation, Administrator summons a creature made of swords, which she calls Sword Golem. Kirito, Alice, and Eugeo find themselves unable to fight against it until Charlotte, the observation unit from Cardinal, changes into a giant spider and holds off the Golem.
Eugeo is given instructions to stab the dagger into the hole in the floor. After doing as instructed, a portal opens and Cardinal appears and incapacitates the Golem with a lightning strike, heals Kirito and Alice, and mourns Charlotte's death. March 24, With the appearance of Cardinal, Administrator severs the outside link to the world and places floor of the Axiom church into a dark void.
Administrator explains that the source of all the divine swords that make up the Golem are from converted human units in the human empire, and the source of its life is the Piety module. Her plan to combat the Dark Territory is to create more Sword Golems from roughly half of the human empire's population. Cardinal proposes to make a deal with Administrator: Cardinal's life for the freedom of Kirito, Alice, and Eugeo.
Administrator accepts and begins to relentlessly strike Cardinal with lightning. Shortly before her death, Cardinal grants Eugeo his wish to be fused into his sword.
With Eugeo now in the form of a sword, he shatters the golem's Piety module, attacks administrator and cuts off her arm, but Administrator breaks Eugeo in half. March 31, With Eugeo dying and Alice unconscious, Kirito fights against Administrator alone. She shocks him by using SAO Sword Skills, stating there is nothing about the system she does not know.
The bisected, but human, Eugeo begs him to stand and uses his remaining life and blood to temporarily reform the Blue Rose Sword, which is made of crystal. Dual-wielding, Kirito loses his right arm but cuts off Administrator's remaining arm and deals critical damage.
Administrator decides to exit the Underworld and summons the system console, but Chudelkin suddenly regains consciousness and latches on to Administrator, begging her to not leave him. With lingering fire elements still active, Chudelkin and Administrator catch fire, killing them both. Eugeo says his goodbye to Kirito and dies with young Alice's memory. Kirito walks over to the system console and initiates a communication line to the real world where he discovers the Ocean Turtle is under attack.
Kikuoka instructs Kirito to take Alice to the World's End Altar in the Dark Territory before getting cut off. Kirito then loses consciousness from fluctlight damage as the attackers shut the power off at Rath, causing a surge that strikes his comatose body. Part 4: Alicization Invading. A recap episode summarizing the first 24 episodes.
October 13, [f]. January 19, . A few months have passed since the fall of Administrator. After the events of the first season, the energy surge in the Ocean Turtle has damaged Kirito's Fluctlight, causing him to become catatonic, barely reacting to outside stimuli.
Fearing for Kirito's safety and life, as he is known to be one of the individuals who defeated Administrator, Alice has taken him back to Rulid Village by riding Amayori, her dragon companion. Alice has since built a log cabin and settled in with Kirito outside of Rulid, where she looks after him every day. Because she is still deemed a criminal, she is not allowed to live within the village.
Despite this, she is regularly visited by Selka, her younger sister, and frequently employed to cut down particularly tough trees by Barbossa, a self-centered landowner who, along with his tree cutters, looks down on Alice. Meanwhile, the Integrity Knights learned from Bercouli, who was informed by Alice, about the Administrator's monstrous plan to convert half of the Human Empire into mindless, sword-shaped weapons to defend against the Dark Territory.
They have since been working to rebuild their ranks and retrain the army of the human empire to prepare for the coming invasion from the Dark Territory. At the end of the day, Alice is visited by Eldrie Synthesis 31, who offers to execute Kirito and so Alice can return to the Integrity Knights. Alice refuses, forcing Eldrie to leave. That night, Kirito wakes in a panic.
Though still suffering from fluctlight damage, he has sensed danger in Rulid, and Alice spots an orange glow and smoke coming from Rulid. With Rulid under attack by goblins and orcs, Alice quickly equips her armor, but conceals it beneath her clothes and flies to the village on Amayori.
She finds a small group of villagers attempting fight off the goblins while the remaining villagers stand back preparing to mount a defence. Alice attempts to evacuate them, but they refuse to defy the orders of the guards of the village. Left with no choice, Alice reveals to the villagers her identity as an Integrity Knight and orders the villagers to evacuate, much to Barbossa's disgust. With newfound determination, her eye regenerates by force of will and she swiftly defeats the invasion.
Meanwhile, in the real world, Gabriel Miller and his team approach Rath on a submarine. He and his invasion force have taken control of the main control room of Ocean Turtle but are currently locked out. Asuna, Kikuoka, and the remaining staff at Rath get a reading on their current situation and decide their next course of action is to retake control of Ocean Turtle and prevent A.
E from falling into enemy hands. October 27, With GlowGen Defense Systems now in control of the main control room, they find that the computer system is locked down tight and that forcing their way into the sub control room or the lightcube cluster is not a viable option. Commander Gabriel Miller flashes back to his login session in GGO where his team battled against Kirito. Gabriel logs out of his session to find himself back at his office at Glowgen Defense Systems, where he serves as CTO.
He accepts an assignment from the US government to seize the STL and the lightcube cluster. Back in the present, Gabriel discovers the existence of the final load test getting ready to commence, which will eliminate the border between the Human and Dark territories to test the humans. In order to accomplish his mission of locating Alice, he decides to log in as the Dark Emperor Vector, with his lieutenant, Vassago, logging in as a dark knight. Meanwhile, Asuna decides to log in to the Underworld in an attempt to save Kirito and escort Alice out of the Underworld.
Back in Tokyo, Sinon wakes up from a dream of her experience in GGO 4. The competition was left down to two people, her and Subtilizer Gabriel , where Subitilizer easily takes her out with his bare hands, leaving her with the message "Your soul will be so sweet" and choking her to death. November 3, During the dive into the Underworld, Gabriel Miller briefly flashes back to his childhood obsession with souls. After logging in with the super-account representing the Dark Emperor Vector, he quickly gains control of the army of the Dark Territory.
General Shasta, being less than pleased with the Emperor's plans, confides in his top soldier and lover, Lipia, that the Emperor must be killed to keep the peace. Vector communicates with his soldiers in the real world and retires to his bedroom, greeted by Lipia. Disguised as a concubine, Lipia attacks him with a hidden knife, but Vector quickly subdues her and chokes her to death, watching her glowing soul leave her body.
He flashes back to his childhood obsession with souls and his fixation on his friend named Alicia. Convinced her soul must be hidden deep beneath her brain matter, he jammed a long needle into her ear. As she died, he saw a glittering glow leave her body and ascend into the sky.
In the Underworld, Vector addresses his legion of soldiers and presents Lipia's head frozen in ice as a warning to any who would challenge him. Shocked at the death of his lover, Shasta tries to kill Vector and unleashes a storm of incarnation, nearly wiping out the leaders of each respective army. As he aims for Vector, he is sucked into a void in his soul and disappears, leaving Vector unfazed. Meanwhile, in the human empire, Alice and Kirito arrive in the eastern camp near the Eastern Gate.
Alice discovers that the gate is going to fall in a matter of days, removing the barrier between the Dark Territory and the Human Empire. November 10, Alice and Kirito have arrived at the military camp outside of the eastern corridor, with Alice being wary of Kirito's safety.
Alice and the other Integrity Knights work to come up with a plan to combat the army of the Dark Territory. Meanwhile, Ronie and Tiese learn about Eugeo's fate and Kirito's condition, and are entrusted to care for him.
With the gate just about to fall, everyone prepares for battle. Part 5: Alicization Exploding. November 17, With the gate having fallen, the Dark Territory army proceed to storm into the Human Empire, with a variety of tactics.
Standing in front for the Human Empire army are Deuselbert Synthesis 7, Fanatio Synthesis 2 and Eldrie Synthesis Standing further back is Bercouli Synthesis 1 with his Time-Splitting Sword on standby, Sheyta Synthesis 12 and the cowardly Renly Synthesis As enemies and allies are being killed, among them a member of the Four Whirling Blades, Alice, hiding up in the shadows, is collecting the sacred power being released from the corpses to build up a laser bomb made of sacred art.
Meanwhile, in a panic, Renly runs away and hides leaving one of the rear lines without a commander. November 24, With the war continuing on, Alice continues to build the laser bomb using the spatial resources given off by the corpses. Meanwhile, Renly is hiding in a supply tent, only to be found by Ronie and Tiese. Shortly after, they discover the Mountain Goblins have broken through the lines and are attacking the supply lines. With Linel and Fizel swiftly killing the invading goblins, Renly finds the courage to fight and activates his Double-Winged Blade's perfect weapon control.
Dee Eye Ill, chancellor of the dark mages, sends in every minion she has to attack from the sky, only for Bercouli's Time-Splitting Sword to take them all out at once. With a significant number of Dark Territory soldiers killed, the dark mages prepare to unleash a sacred art to attack the rear lines, only for the magic to fizzle out.
Alice then unleashes the bomb she was building and wipes out a significant chunk of Dark Territory soldiers, causing the momentum to shift towards the soldiers of the human empire. December 1, After, having unleashed the laser bomb, Alice finds the chief of the Ogres, Furgr, still alive, and is attacked.
Alice quickly defeats Furgr. Having figured out that Vector is after Alice, the human army create a decoy force, consisting of Renly, Bercouli, Alice, Sheyta, Kirito, Ronie, Tiese, human volunteer soldiers, priests, and 4 dragons, and head out to the Dark Territory to draw the dark army away from the corridor of the human empire.
With the dark mages having figured out why their art failed, Dee Eye Ill sacrifices orcs to generate more spatial resources and allow them to cast their dark art, with Emperor Vector's approval. As the decoy force move out, the dark mages cast an art to create a swarm of deadly insects and send them in to the human empire. With no way to defend, Eldrie sacrifices himself and uses himself to shield everyone from the art.
Revenge driven Alice then takes out the entire Mage unit on her own. With the decoy force heading through the dark territory towards the World's End Altar, Emperor Vector orders the Pugilists and the Dark Knights to pursue.
Sheyta Synthesis 12, otherwise known as Sheyta the Silent, considers herself to be cursed with the ability to cut anything she touches, no matter how hard the object is.
Iskahn, leader of the Pugilist Guild, considers himself to be uncuttable by any object imaginable. During the pursuit the Pugilists catch up with the decoy force, and Sheyta stays back to hold them off.
She goes up against Iskahn and a hard battle ensues with Sheyta wounding Iskahn with her paper thin sword. With a drawn out stalemate, both fighters gain a mutual respect for each other and she withdraws back to the decoy force.
At the end of the first day's haul, the decoy force setup camp to rest. Unknown to them, Vassago has been lurking and secretly takes out a few men in the camp.
When he spots Ronie and Tiese as his next target, the Goddess of Creation, Stacia, descends from the sky and protects them. However, just before he got swallowed by the ravine, Vassago recognized Asuna in the glowing light.
December 15, After Stacia Asuna created 3 ravines to swallow up Vassago, and his knights, as well as to cut off the Pugilists and the remaining Dark Knights from the decoy force, she descends and introduces herself as Asuna to the somewhat intimidated force. Due to her fluctlight being overloaded from the terrain change, Asuna experiences a headache and remembers that repeated use of the ability can cause damage to her fluctlight. After formalities, she proceeds to visit Kirito's tent. Upon seeing him, she is filled with tearful joy.
Hearing Asuna's voice, Kirito is clearly shocked. Even in a state of catatonic, he attempts to reach out to her, with a face full of tears, Asuna responds with a long-awaited hug.
Shortly after, Alice appears and interferes with their reunion. They meetup to discuss what the enemy is after. Later in the night, Ronie, Alice, Asuna, and Sortiliena share Kirito stories with each other. Part 6: Alicization Awakening. December 22, The following morning, the decoy force discovers that Vector has ordered the army to traverse the massive ravine by crawling over 10 suspended ropes, and plans a counter-strategy. Meanwhile, in the Ocean Turtle, Critter successfully disables the fluctlight acceleration and deploys a patch program to invite AmuSphere users in America to a PvP slaughter VRMMO, tricking them into thinking that it was a "beta test".
At the same time, Yui sees their strategy and warns Kirito and Asuna's friends. Leafa and Sinon enter the STL at Rath's Roppongi base, and Lisbeth goes into ALO to try to convince the Japanese players to help the Underworld against the American players.
Critter deploys 20, American players on the other side of the massive ravine. December 29, Asuna, Alice, Bercouli, Renly, and Sheyta work to combat the American players. Dark Lord Vector spots Alice and commandeers a Dark Knight's dragon and flies towards her. Iskahn is infuriated at the sight of his forces being mercilessly slaughtered, the system preventing him from ordering them to defend themselves. Fighting against the Code seal, he pulls his own right eye out and destroys it.
Filled with burning rage and determination, Iskhan jumps across the ravine, with help from his second in command.
Iskahn makes a deal with Asuna to fight with the humans if she builds a bridge for the Pugilists to cross. Alice, attempting to gain a tactical advantage, pulls ahead of the rest of the knights, but finds herself captured and subdued by the mounted Vector. He flies towards the World's End Altar, with Bercouli giving chase on dragonback.
While the Pugilists and the Dark Knights remain to fight off the Americans, the decoy force pursues Vector. Back in the real world, Critter prepares to deploy another 20, American players to surround the decoy force.
Vassago decides to dive in again on a "special" account. Back in the Underworld, the Americans spawn around the decoy force, when a bright light appears in the sky. Sinon, using the superaccount of Solus the Sun Goddess, reveals herself and destroys the Americans. July 5, A recap episode summarizing the first 36 episodes. July 12, . November 8, . Sinon, having logged in as Solus the Sun Goddess, descends and reunites with Asuna and a still-catatonic Kirito.
Asuna asks Sinon to go after Vector while she prepares a counterattack against the remaining Americans. Meanwhile, Leafa also descends to the underworld as Terraria the Earth Goddess and meets Lilpilin, the Orc Chieftain. After establishing a rapport, Leafa allows Lilpilin to take her to Dark Lord Vector as a prisoner.
The Dark Mage Leader Dee Eye Ell, having survived Alice's attack, appears and knocks Lilpilin away. She begins to consume Leafa's avatar's energy. Lilpilin overcomes his Code restriction and acts on his own to save Leafa. Leafa disarms and destroys Dee Eye Ell. Far to the south, Bercouli Synthesis One pursues Vector on dragonback, and uses his secret skill, Uragiri, to ground Vector's dragon.
Bercouli engages Vector in battle but is overwhelmed by Vector's super account stats and stun powers. Realizing he cannot win against Vector, Bercouli resolves to die fighting for Alice's sake. Back at the ruins, the American players are ambushed, and Asuna joins the battle. Vassago returns to the game in a new avatar, stalking Asuna from afar. A bright light appears in the sky. The new arrival reveals himself to be Klein, in his ALO avatar.
More allies begin to arrive from outside the Underworld. July 19, Agil, Lisbeth and Silica also arrive to assist Asuna, accompanied by hundreds of players from ALO who responded to Yui's request for help. Meanwhile, at the Ocean Turtle, Higa comes up with a way to restore Kirito's Fluctlight with help from his friends, but must gain access the main control room occupied by the attackers. Bercoulli is mortally wounded by Vector, but manages to defeat him before dying. Soon after, Alice awakens beside Bercoulli's body.
As his soul passes away, he asks for Fanatio to take care of their unborn child. With his Vector character disabled, Miller asks Critter to convert a character from his personal account so that he can return to the Underworld and continue with his plans. July 26, Sinon finds Alice mourning Bercoulli's death and instructs her to keep proceeding to the World's End Altar while she stays behind to face Vector when he returns from the real world. Meanwhile, Sheyta and Iskahn fight the enemy forces until exhaustion, declaring their newfound love for each other before being overwhelmed.
Asuna and the others are surprised when Vassago reappears, using his PoH character and leading a massive army of Korean and Chinese players. Miller logs back in using his Subtilizer character to face a horrified Sinon. At the Ocean Turtle, Higa is about to hack into the main control room to restore Kirito's Fluctlight when Yanai threatens him at gunpoint.
August 2, Revealing that he is the traitor cooperating with the Americans, Yanai confesses that he used to work with Sugou in his illegal experiments and was also working with Administrator to sabotage the Alicization Project out of love for her and wants Kirito to die in revenge for her death. Meanwhile, Kikuoka and Rinko discover that Yanai was responsible for inserting code into UW and realize his betrayal. At UW, Subtlizer overpowers Sinon but she is saved by her connection with Kirito, while Sheyta and Iskahn are about to be killed along the surviving pugilists when Leafa and Lilpilin arrive with the Orc forces to rescue them and the ALO players attempt to convince the Chinese and Korean players that they were deceived but Vassago intervenes and stops them.
In the end, Asuna and the others surrender to protect the UW residents and Vassago reveals himself as PoH to Asuna, confessing that he was the one who tipped off the rest of Laughing Coffin in SAO so that Asuna, Kirito and the rest of the forward players would become murderers. He then asks for Kirito to be brought before him, despite Asuna's pleas. Elsewhere, the old SAO server starts up. August 9, Kirito slowly starts to realize why he was brought into the Underworld in the first place and also discovers the truth behind the project Alicization.
It is slowly revealed that all of this is more or less of an experiment performed by Rath just to convince the peace-loving military forces that AI can be used to their advantage if one manages to find a way to do so. The story is very well thought out and progresses rather slowly. A lot of questions arise from the first few episodes itself but very slowly, all of these are answered. Also, certain things that may seem completely irrelevant and mundane later fall into place and make a lot more sense.
Even when it comes to the fight scenes , there is a lot of pain and bloodshed in them which just makes the overall plot much darker.
A lot of focus also goes into the world building and several links are subtly made to the previous ones. This is the reason why one should know all about the previous seasons before watching this one.
Another reason why the story of this season is really different from the other two is because of its mature themes that explore the idea of humans trying to be God by taking A. I way too far. If you expect a lot of action scenes from this, then you will probably be disappointed as this season has more dialogues and lesser battle scenes. The pseudo-science discussions can be a little boring for some people but for others who enjoy science fiction , this season will turn out to be the best.
The main focus goes on a character named Eugeo in this season while Kirito just seems to tag along. His character and his attitude towards other humans is continuously changing throughout the series and as a viewer, even your opinion about the society he lives in fluctuates according to what he thinks about it.
Not only is the animation style much better than the first two seasons but even the imaginative virtual world has been designed to its fullest potential. A lot of detailing has also gone into the designs of the characters and also their expressions, which reflect their emotions in the best possible way. The character development of the antagonist was not really up to the mark but the mannerisms of the character and also the dialogues had the perfect villainous feel.
The soundtracks are not too impressive and are in fact too underwhelming compared to the previous seasons. Overall, like most viewers, you will probably be slightly annoyed because of the flaws of this season but apart from that, it is enough to excite you for the future of the anime as it shows its true potential. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give this season a weak 8 in the hope that it will continue the momentum that it is starting to build.
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Sword Art Online: Alicization is the third season of the anime series adapted from the light novel series Sword Art Online , written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. It is animated by A-1 Pictures and directed by Manabu Ono.
It covers the first part of the "Alicization" arc and adapts from the novel's ninth volume, Alicization Beginning , to the fourteenth volume, Alicization Uniting. The second part of the anime, titled Sword Art Online: Alicization — War of Underworld , adapts from the novel's fifteenth volume, Alicization Invading , to the eighteenth volume, Alicization Lasting.
While not covered in the light novels, Alicization takes place after Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale , as it incorporates elements from the film not in the novels. The first part of the series premiered on October 7, , and aired until March 31, ,  with a one-hour world premiere airing in Japan, the United States, Mexico, Australia, France, Germany, Russia, and South Korea on September 15, The first opening theme of Sword Art Online: Alicization is "Adamas" by LiSA , and the first ending theme is "Iris" アイリス by Eir Aoi.
The series' music is composed by Yuki Kajiura. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Season of television series. The full uninterrupted episode was uploaded hours later on Adult Swim's website. Toonami re-aired the episode on March 24, pushing back episode 7 for a back-to-back airing with episode 8 the following week on March Anime News Network.
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· By Nick Valdez - September 10, pm EDT. 0. The next Sword Art Online Progressive feature film is finally back on track towards its release overseas following a delay The Sword Art Online Closed Beta is closed. October October 31st. Sword Art Online sales begin. November November 2nd. People start queuing up at stores for the release of Sword A third season, titled Sword Art Online: Alicization, began airing on October 7, , with a · August 25, In today’s article, we shall talk about the famous Japanese manga series known as Sword Art Online. Most of you have already watched the previous seasons of · According to the anime's team, Sword Art Online will return to theaters in Japan this fall. October 22nd is the film's new date Season 3. S3, Ep1. 7 Oct. Underworld. () Rate. Kirito, along with his childhood friend, Eugeo, has been tasked with cutting down a colossal tree called the Gigas Cedar. ... read more
A flashback occurs to when the Administrator is losing her own memory space, and so gets a child to link their memory. October 27, Aniplex CloverWorks. Kirito attempts to stop Alice from being taken away, while Eugeo stands motionless. After, having unleashed the laser bomb, Alice finds the chief of the Ogres, Furgr, still alive, and is attacked.Natalie in Japanese. August 16, August 3, And despite a recent delay, fans have been given a new release date for the sequel. A lot of focus also goes into the world building and several links are subtly made to the previous ones. Elsewhere, the old SAO server starts up. Archived from the original on April 30,