The final showdown which will decide the fate of the Underworld is about to happen in the highly anticipated return of Sword Art Online for the final installment of the Alicization Arc three-cour series. The third and final season of Sword Art Online III: Alicization will finally have its ultimate clash of good and evil in this virtual set battlefield.
The first part of Sword Art Online III Alicization had premiered in October 2018 and then followed by the second chapter of the story on Sword Art Online III – War of the Underworld which aired in October 2019. Personally, I am more amazed and left in awe with how amazing the entire Alicization Arc is but the real excitement for me really started with the War of the Underworld which really gives so much drama and action. In fact, War of the Underworldlanded at no. 6 of my top 40 anime list of 2019 just behind the other giants like Attack on Titan, Vinland Saga, and Dr. Stone.
In this post, I will share several details that we need to know about the upcoming anime which includes its release date, the returning cast & staff, as well as what to expect from it based on available information from the novel.
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Sword Art Online III – War of the Underworld: The Last Season Release Date
Also known as Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of the Underworld Part 2, the anime release is scheduled on April 25, 2020, as part of the spring anime lineup. Furthermore, there will be a special episode which will be released on April 11 and a recap of the first-cour of War of the Underworld on April 18. The anime will premiere on several Japanese TV stations including Tokyo MX, BS11, MBS, and AbemaTV. [Update: Due to CoVid-19 issues in Japan, Sword Art Online III War of the Underworld Part 2 release had been moved to summer 2020.
Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of the Underworld Part 2
There had been teaser video for Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of the Underworld Part 2 and it shows Asuna, Sinon, and Leafa taking their stance against the Dark God Vecta as the Underworld had been in a dire situation after our evil guy captured the priestess of light – Alice. In the trailer, Kirito finally has his awakened appearance and therefore, he’ll definitely be in action in this climactic showdown of good and evil for the survival of the Underworld and its inhabitant.
Sword Art Online III (Alicization Arc – War of the Underworld) Plot
Despite the defeat of Quinella—the pontifex of the Axiom Church—things have not seemed to calm down yet. Upon contacting the real world, Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya finds out that the Ocean Turtle—a mega-float controlled by Rath—was raided. Due to a sudden short-circuit caused by the raiders, Kirito’s fluctlight is damaged, leaving him comatose. Feeling insecure about the people at the Axiom Church, Alice brings the unconscious Kirito back to their hometown—Rulid Village, disregarding her banishment due to an unabsolved crime. Now, Alice is living an ordinary and peaceful life close by the village, wishing for Kirito to wake up. However, tragedy strikes when Alice notices that the Dark Territory has already started to invade the Human Empire. Reassuming her previous alias, Alice Synthesis Thirty, she promises to defeat the Dark Territory in order to defend the world that Kirito and Eugeo worked so hard to protect. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
What Do We know So Far about SAO III: War of the Underworld and What We Have to Expect?
Sword Art Online III – War of the Underworld had finished at no. 6 in our list of best anime of 2019, and there’s no doubt that it was my favorite installment so far from the Sword Art Online series. A little bit of look back at it and the following event and details will be outlined as its key points:
Dark God Vecta descended to the Dark Territory
The Dark Territory Army gets ready to invade the Human Empire
The remaining force of the Integrity Knights fought valiantly in the invasion of the Dark Territory where Integrity Knight Eldrie Synthesis 31 had been killed
Dark God Vecta had been determined to capture Alice for his own good
Sheyta and Iskahn fight scenes were among the highlight of the whole season
Asuna descended to the Underworld as the Goddess of Creation – Lady Stacia
Asuna had joined the Human Empire forces and revealed the truth of the Underworld of them
Iskahn and Asuna did make a temporary alliance online gamers were sent down to the Underworld
Dark God Vecta captured Alice Synthesis 30 – the Priestess of Light
Sinon entered the Underworld as the Goddess of the Sun – Solus
Sword Art Online III – War of the Underworld: The Last Season Key Visual
These were only rough information of what happened from the previous season of Sword Art Online III, now it’s about time to continue its story as we enter the last chapter of Alicization Arc and it’s the imminent showdown of Kirito and his allies against Dark God Vecta and his minions. Now, I have listed here some of the events and things that we have to look forward to in the upcoming Sword Art Online III – War of the Underworld Part 2.
Note: The following information may contain spoilers from the novel, if you don’t want spoilers, please skip this section. If you’re okay with it, please proceed as you’ve been warned.
Berculio’s inevitable demise
The unified union of the Human Empire and Dark Territory in order to defeat Vecta
The arrival of Kirito’s friends in the Underworld and their allies
Sheyta and Iskahn ended up as a couple
Leafa entering the Underworld as the Land Goddess – Terraria
As I end this post, I would like to ask you guys, what are you looking forward to see in the series return? Obviously, it’s Kirito who will be back in action but other than that, are there any other events from the novel that you are excited to see or any other scenario that you would love to see happening in Sword Art Online III War of the Underworld Part 2? Please let us know by leaving your comments below as well as your thoughts on the previous season of the anime that aired last fall 2019.
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