Anime is not everyone’s cup of tea. Not many producers who can create a series as engrossing as “Sword Art Online”. Jam-packed with many bizarre characters and animated action scenes, “Sword Art Online” is back. The popular Japanese series has been renewed for a fourth season following a successful run of three seasons. This highly anticipated adventure series has kept fans waiting for a long time.
Sword Art Online is very popular globally, having sold almost nineteen million copies worldwide. Based on a novel, the show has received immense praise and recognition all over the globe. This show first aired in 2012. Written by Reki Kawahara, it has come up with three seasons and is now preparing for the fourth season.
Release Date: Sword Art Online Season 4
The third season of Sword Art Online finished airing on March 31, 2018. ‘Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld’ was then released which finished airing on Dec 29, 2019. July 11, 2020, was the expected release date for the fourth season, understandably exciting many fans. However, keep in mind that this was before the coronavirus pandemic. The virus which has caught the world in its grip has now caused production to be delayed. Various sources have reported that the fourth season will now release in late 2020 or early 2021. Don’t worry, we will keep you posted with any updates!
Cast: Sword Art Online Season 4
Season 3 had a lot of characters which brought a flair to the show. The lead characters will return. This includes Yoshitugu Matsouka voicing as Kirito and Haruka Tomatsu as Asuna. Nobunaga Shimazaki is expected to return as Eugeo while Ai Kayano will be voicing for Alice Schuberg.
Storyline: Sword Art Online Series
Sword Art Online is based in the virtual reality world. The game, set in ‘Aincrad’ revolves around protagonists Kazuto Kirito and Asuna Yuuki. A group of friends is stuck in a video game which is in turn connected to their real lives. The series is particularly based upon their adventures. Season 3 saw Kirito being hired by the government to test a new Virtual Reality machine. This machine is being tested for use in war. Also, this machine was being used to test the government’s AI capabilities. Without a doubt, these types of adventures have brought the show immense popularity.
Plot: Sword Art Online Series
The fourth series is expected to pick up the story from season 3. It is titled “War of Underworld-Part 2”. As discussed before, the government was testing A.L.I.C.E. to be used as a weapon in war. Someone wrecks Kirito’s body in real life forcing him to be stuck in the game. We can guess that the new season will focus more on Kirito and his struggle to continue with life in the real world. He may finally wake up from the coma keeping him in the game for so long!
Trailer: Sword Art Online Season 4
As of yet, no official trailer has been released. Don’t worry, we will keep you posted with any updates. Here is the trailer for Season 1 if you haven’t seen it already!