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‘Sword Art Online’ Anime Gets 10th-Anniversary Key Visual

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Sword Art Online Extra Edition Special JacketThe Sword Art Online property has been doing pretty well since it began back in 2012 and we’ve seen a number of projects for it over the years, with TV and film and a lot more. Now, as the property is celebrating its tenth anniversary, they have a site to help promote that and have dropped a really appealing new key visual below to check out.

Check out our review of the special.

The Japanese cast includes Ayana Taketatsu as Leafa/Suguha Kirigaya, Haruka Tomatsu as Asuna/Asuna Yūki, Kanae Itō as Yui, and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kirito/Kazuto Kirigaya.

The English cast includes Bryce Papenbrook as Kirito/Kazuto Kirigaya, Cassandra Lee as Leafa/Suguha Kirigaya, Cherami Leigh as Asuna/Asuna Yuuki, and Stephanie Sheh as Yui.

Plot Concept: On a hot summer day, Kazuto (Kirito) takes Suguha (Leafa) to his school, to meet Asuna, Keiko (Silica) and Rika (Lisbeth). Their mission: teach Suguha how to swim. Kazuto, however, has a prior commitment to see Seijiro Kikuoka, an officer with the Virtual Reality Section of the Department of General Affairs. Kikuoka wants to go over Kazuto’s recollection of his time in SAO and ALO, to resolve some unanswered questions.

Later in ALO, Kirito and the girls (along with Klein and Agil), embark on an underwater quest to show Yui her very first whale. But the deeper down they go, the more mysterious the quest becomes…

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