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Funimation Streams Sword Art Online: Alicization, Plus Sword Art Online I and II


Sword Art Online: Alicization Key VisualWhether you want to spend time in Aincrad, GGO, or even the Underworld, Funimation has you covered.

Earlier today, Funimation announced that they will stream Sword Art Online: Alicization as part of their Fall 2018 simulcast lineup. The publisher will stream the series in subtitled format on their FunimationNow platform.

In addition, Funimation revealed that they will add both the subtitled and dubbed versions of Sword Art Online and Sword Art Online II to FunimationNow, though a specific date has yet to be announced.

Sword Art Online: Alicization will hit Japanese TV on October 6. the series is slated to run for four cours (broadcast seasons).

Manabu Ono (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, The irregular at magic high school) will direct the project at A-1 Pictures, with the team of Gou Suzuki (Oreimo 2, Minami-ke Natsuyasumi), Shingo Adachi (Megaman Star Force, Sword Art Online), and Tomoya Nishiguchi providing character designs. Yuki Kajiura is scoring the show’s soundtrack.

LiSA will perform opening theme song ADAMAS, while Eir Aoi provides closing theme Iris.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Asuna Yūki: Haruka Tomatsu
  • Kazuto Kirigaya/Kirito: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
  • Alice Zuberg: Ai Kayano
  • Eugeo: Nobunaga Shimazaki

Sword Art Online: Alicization will adapt the “Alicization” arc of the Sword Art Online light novels, which spans volumes 9 – 18.

Source: Twitter (Funimation)

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