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Aniplex Japan Reveals Eighth ‘Sword Art Online: Alicization’ Anime DVD/BD Release Artwork

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The fall 2018 anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization is getting its home video releases handled by Aniplex Japan and they've set a familiar schedule.
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The fall 2018 anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization is getting its home video releases handled by Aniplex Japan and they’ve set a familiar schedule. The twenty-four episode series is getting an eight-volume release that began on January 30th, 2019 and now the cover art for the eighth volume due out on August 28th, 2019 has arrived, bringing this half of the project to a close. Both formats are listed as limited editions with the first releases priced at 7,800 and 8,800 yen respectively on DVD and Blu-ray while the remaining seven volumes are priced at 6,800 yen and 7,800 yen each.

Manabu Ono is directing it and A-1 Pictures handling the animation production. Gou Suzuki, Tomoya Nishiguchi, and Shingo Adachi are handling the character designs.

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Plot Concept: Kirito awakens in a vast, fantastical forest filled with towering trees. In his search for clues to the truth of his surroundings, he encounters a young boy who seems to know him. He ought to be a simple NPC, but the depth of his emotions seem no different than a human.

As they search for the boy’s parents, Kirito finds a peculiar memory returning to him. A memory from his own childhood, of this boy and a girl, too, with golden hair, and a name he should have never forgotten Alice.

Volume Date Extras
1 01/30/19 Booklet, Character Song CD, Promos, Commercials, Audio Commentary
2 02/27/19 Booklet, Character Song CD, Clean Opening, Audio Commentary
3 03/27/19 Booklet, Character Song CD, Audio Commentary
4 04/24/19 Booklet, Character Song CD, Audio Commentary
5 05/29/19 Booklet, Character Song CD, Audio Commentary
6 06/26/19 Booklet, Character Song CD, Audio Commentary
7 07/24/19 Booklet, Character Song CD, Audio Commentary
8 08/28/19 Booklet, Character Song CD, Audio Commentary
Sword Art Online Alicization Japanese Volume 8 Cover
Sword Art Online Alicization Japanese Volume 7 Cover
Sword Art Online Alicization Japanese Volume 6 Cover
Sword Art Online Alicization Japanese Volume 5 Cover
Sword Art Online Alicization Japanese Volume 4 Cover
Sword Art Online Alicization Japanese Volume 3 Cover
Sword Art Online Alicization Japanese Volume 2 Cover
Sword Art Online Alicization Japanese Volume 1 Cover

[Source: Sword Art Online]


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