Aniplex of America Begins Ticket Sales for SWORD ART ONLINE -ALICIZATION- Special Premiere Event in Hollywood
Tickets for the special premiere event of SWORD ART ONLINE -ALICIZATION- (ソードアート・オンライン アリシゼーション, Soodo Aato Onrain Arishizeeshon) are now on sale as Aniplex of America hosts a special one-night event ahead of the highly anticipated mega hit anime series’ third season. Part of a worldwide celebration alongside six other countries including Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Russia, and Korea, the U.S. special premiere event will be held on Saturday, September 15th at the stunning Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood, California. Fans will receive an original illustration board at the event and be treated to a special English subtitled screening of a supersized one hour first episode of SWORD ART ONLINE -ALICIZATION-, several weeks in advance of the series’ premiere in October.
Aniplex of America also plans to host an exclusive SWORD ART ONLINE retail store at the Montalbán Theatre, where fans will have an opportunity to snag exclusive SWORD ART ONLINE -ALICIZATION- merchandise from Japan as well as a variety of SWORD ART ONLINE goods. Tickets for the special premiere event are priced at $15 and available at swordart-onlineusa.com/alicization/tickets. Doors are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. (PDT) on September 15th with the show starting at 6 p.m. (PDT). Fans are urged to buy tickets early as seating is extremely limited, and the event is expected to sell out very quickly.
Based on Reki Kawahara’s bestselling Sword Art Online light novels, -ALICIZATION- is hailed by fans as the best and longest arc full of mystery, drama, and action. After the success of the first and second seasons, the franchise expanded with a feature length film in 2017 with SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE –ORDINAL SCALE– (劇場版 ソードアート・オンライン -オーディナル・スケール-, Gekijooban Soodo Aato Onrain -Oodinaru Sukeeru-). The highly anticipated new season, SWORD ART ONLINE -ALICIZATION-, is scheduled to premiere October 2018. Last week, the series revealed that the opening theme “ADAMAS” would be performed by fan favorite ani-song artist LiSA, who also handled the theme song “Catch the Moment” for SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE –ORDINAL SCALE–, and ending theme “Iris” by Eir Aoi, who performed the opening theme “RYUSEI” for SWORD ART ONLINE ALTERNATIVE: GUN GALE ONLINE (ソードアート・オンライン オルタナティブ ガンゲイル・オンライン, Soodo Aato Onrain Orutanatibu Gangeiru Onrain, 2018).
Event: SWORD ART ONLINE -ALICIZATION- Special Premiere
Date/Time: Saturday, September 15, 2018. Doors Open at 4 p.m. (PDT), Show Starts at 6 pm (PDT)
Location: The Montalbán Theatre 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Ticket Price: $15 (Tax & fees not included)
Ticket Link: swordart-onlineusa.com/alicization/tickets
Before he knows it, Kirito has made a full-dive into an epic, fantasy-like virtual world. With only a murky recollection of what happened right before he logged in, he starts to wander around, searching for clues.
He comes upon an enormous, pitch dark tree called the Gigas Cedar, where he encounters a boy.
“My name is Eugeo. Nice to meet you, Kirito.”
Although he is supposedly a resident of the virtual world – an NPC – the boy shows the same array of emotions as any human being.
As Kirito bonds with Eugeo, he continues to search for a way to log out of this world. Meanwhile, he remembers a certain memory deep down within him.
He remembers racing through the mountains with Eugeo as a child… A memory that he should not have in the first place. And in this memory, he sees someone other than Eugeo, a young blond girl.
Her name is Alice. And it is a name that must never be forgotten…
For more information, please visit the official website at: http://www.swordart-onlineusa.com/alicization
Written by: Reki Kawahara (Dengeki Bunko)
Original Illustration / Character Design Concept: abec
Director: Manabu Ono
Character Design: Shingo Adachi / Go Suzuki / Tomoya Nishiguchi
Assistant Director: Takashi Sakuma
Chief Animation Directors: Go Suzuki / Tomoya Nishiguchi
Prop Design: Asami Hayakawa / Kiminori Ito
Monster Design: Toshiya Kouno
Action Scene Animation Director: Yoshihiro Kanno / Tetsuya Takeuchi
Art Director: Yukako Ogawa / Keito Watanabe
Art Setting: Kenichi Morioka / Yuho Taniuchi
Color Setting: Naomi Nakano
Director of Photography: Kentaro Waki / Kenta Hayashi
Motion Graphics Designer: Hiromu Oshiro
CG Director: Ryuta Undo
Editing: Yuji Kondo
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
Sound Production: sonilude
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Produced by: EGG FIRM / Straight Edge
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
Production Committee: SAO-A Committee
Kirito: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Asuna: Haruka Tomatsu
Eugeo: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Alice: Ai Kayano
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases including FATE/STAY NIGHT [UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS], FATE/ZERO, the SWORD ART ONLINE series, YOUR LIE IN APRIL, KILL LA KILL, BAKEMONOGATARI, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, BLUE EXORCIST, NISEKOI, the OREIMO series, DURARARA!!×2, MAGI series, EXPELLED FROM PARADISE, The irregular at magic high school, and ALDNOAH.ZERO. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows include: MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LION, BLUE EXORCIST: KYOTO SAGA, ERASED, THE ASTERISK WAR, OWARIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI, CHARLOTTE, OCCULTIC;NINE, WWW.WAGNARIA!!, GRANBLUE FANTASY, EROMANGA SENSEI, KATSUGEKI TOUKEN RANBU, BLEND-S, SLOW START and RECORD OF GRANCREST WAR. In June 2017, the company launched the English version of mobile game, FATE/GRAND ORDER, which quickly exceeded one million downloads.