Second ‘Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld’ Cours to Air in Spring 2020

The 12th and final episode of Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld ended with an announcement on Sunday that its second cours will premiere in April 2020.

The first half of Sword Art Online: Alicization aired over two quarters between Fall 2018 and Winter 2019. The second half, subtitled War of Underworlddebuted on October 13. Aniplex is listing eight home video releases for War of Underworld, consisting of 23 episodes in total.

Aniplex of America licensed the anime in North America and simulcasted it on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and HIDIVE. The company plans to ship the first 24 episodes on Blu-ray on April 21, 2020.

An orchestra concert featuring music from the series by composer Yuki Kajiura will be held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Concert Hall on April 11, 2020.

Sword Art Online adapts Reki Kawahara and abec‘s adventure sci-fi light novel, which has been published through the Dengeki Bunko imprint since 2009. Kadokawa shipped the 23rd volume on December 10.

The first two anime seasons aired in 2012 and 2014. The Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale anime film, featuring an original story by Kawahara, premiered in Japan in February 2017.

Sword Art Online: Alicization ranked among the best television anime in this year’s Newtype Anime Awards.

Source: PR Times

Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld 2nd Season on MAL