Aniplex of America Announces SWORD ART ONLINE ALICIZATION WAR OF UNDERWORLD Complete Blu-ray Set
Aniplex of America is delighted to announce the next home video release of the SWORD ART ONLINE ALICIZATION series, with the SWORD ART ONLINE ALICIZATION WAR OF UNDERWORLD Complete Blu-ray Set coming June 22, 2021! The complete Blu-ray set comes with six Blu-ray discs and includes all 23 episodes plus 2 recap episodes in both English and Japanese audio, housed in a stunning box featuring art by abec (Original Illustrator/ Character Design Concept). The set also includes bonus content such as trailers, commercials, textless openings and endings, as well as audio commentary by Japanese cast and staff members, along with a special booklet and an original soundtrack CD by the acclaimed composer, Yuki Kajiura. SWORD ART ONLINE ALICIZATION WAR OF UNDERWORLD Complete Blu-ray Set is now available for pre-order at RightStuf Anime.
SWORD ART ONLINE ALICIZATION WAR OF UNDERWORLD (ソードアート・オンライン アリシゼーション War of Underworld, Sōdo Ato Onrain Arishizēshon War of Underworld, 2019) is the final chapter of the thrilling ALICIZATION arc, the longest and most glorious battle of the SWORD ART ONLINE series. Featuring animation production by A-1 Pictures (LUE EXORCIST, THE PROMISED NEVERLAND), the series chronicles the events leading up to the final, epic battle between the Human Empire and the Dark Territory. While SWORD ART ONLINE ALICIZATION focuses on Kirito and beloved newcomer Eugeo’s journey through the Underworld to defeat the evil Pontifex, WAR OF UNDERWORLD follows Alice, who rediscovers her will to be a knight, as she cares for Kirito, who has lost his soul. Joined by familiar friends from the SWORD ART ONLINE series, the fate of Underworld and the future of mankind rest on the still-slumbering Black Swordsman, Kirito.
The WAR OF UNDERWORLD arc premiered in October 2019, with the English dub airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami in January 2020. Aniplex of America released the SWORD ART ONLINE ALICIZATION Complete Blu-ray Set on April 21, 2020, available now on RightStuf.
All episodes of season 1 and 2 of SWORD ART ONLINE ALICIZATION are streaming now on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funimation, while SWORD ART ONLINE ALICIZATION WAR OF UNDERWORLD is streaming on HIDIVE.
About SWORD ART ONLINE ALICIZATION WAR OF UNDERWORLD
“And so the grand finale of the Alicization arc begins…”
The final load test… The war between the Human Empire and the Dark Territory has engulfed Underworld entirely. The battle has shifted course with the Dark Territory army led by Gabriel, who seeks to capture Alice, the Priestess of Light, in their fight against Asuna and the Human Empire forces fighting to save Underworld.
As Kirito’s consciousness remains buried in a deep sleep, Gabriel, standing in as the Dark God Vecta, has recruited thousands of American players to log in to the Underworld to annihilate the Human Empire forces.
In this great war, the stakes are not only the Underworld’s continued existence, but also the bottom-up artificial intelligence, the ultimate AI, and even the very future of mankind!
Though he has yet to awaken, only one man holds the fate of this world: the Black Swordsman.
Written by: Reki Kawahara (Dengeki Bunko)
Original Illustration / Character Design Concept: abec
Director: Manabu Ono
Character Design: Shingo Adachi, Go Suzuki, Tomoya Nishiguchi, Yumiko Yamamoto, Kento Toya
Assistant Director: Takashi Sakuma
Chief Animation Directors: Go Suzuki, Yumiko Yamamoto, Kento Toya
Prop Design: Asami Hayakawa, Kiminori Ito
Monster Design: Toshiya Kouno
Action Scene Animation Director: Yoshihiro Kanno
Art Directors: 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
CAST (Japanese / English)
Kirito (Kazuto Kirigaya): Yoshitsugu Matsuoka / Bryce Papenbrook
Asuna (Asuna Yuuki): Haruka Tomatsu / Cherami Leigh
Alice: Ai Kayano / Kayli Mills
Lisbeth: Ayahi Takagaki / Sarah Anne Williams
Silica: Rina Hidaka / Christine Marie Cabanos
Klein: Hiroaki Hirata / Kirk Thornton
Agil: Hiroki Yasumoto / Patrick Seitz
Sinon: Miyuki Sawashiro / Michelle Ruff
Selka: Kaori Maeda / Jackie Lastra
Ronie Arabel: Reina Kondo / Deneen Melody
Tiese Schtrinen: Kaori Ishihara / Kimberly Woods
Rinko Kojiro: Sanae Kobayashi / Jennifer Losi
Seijirou Kikuoka: Toshiyuki Morikawa / Matt Mercer
Deusolbert Synthesis Seven: Hikaru Hanada / Armen Taylor
Fanatio Synthesis Two: Hitomi Nabatame / Laila Berzins
Bercouli Synthesis One: Junichi Suwabe / Imari Williams
Leafa (Suguha Kirigaya): Ayana Taketatsu / Cassandra Lee Morris
Yui: Kanae Ito / Stephanie Sheh
Takeru Higa: Kenji Nojima / Brian Beacock
Golgorosso Balto: Ryo Sugisaki / Mick Lauer
Sheyta Synthesis Twelve: Lynn / Justine Huxley
Renly Synthesis Twenty-Seven: Mutsumi Tamura / Morgan Berry
Linel Synthesis Twenty-Eight: Hina Kino / Brianna Knickerbocker
Fizel Synthesis Twenty-Nine: Konomi Kohara / Michelle Marie
Eldrie Synthesis Thirty-One: Takeaki Masuyama / Ethan Murray
Gabriel Miller / Dark God Vecta: Akira Ishida / Greg Chun
Vassago Casals: Tsuyoshi Koyama / Xander Mobus
Critter: Isshin Chiba / Jon Allen
Iskahn: Taku Yashiro / Khoi Dao
Dee Eye Ell: Yuhko Kaida / Kari Wahlgren
Lilpilin: Junya Enoki / Aleks Le
SWORD ART ONLINE ALICIZATION WAR OF UNDERWORLD Complete Blu-ray Set
Street Date: 6/22/2021
SKU #: AOA-13002
• Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
• Subtitles: English
• Aspect Ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen 1920x1080p
• Episodes: 1-23 + 2 recap episodes
• Number of Discs: 6 Blu-ray Discs
• Total Run Time: Approx. 610 min.
• Rating: 16UP
• Trailers and Commercials
• Textless Openings and Endings
• Audio Commentaries for 1 & 23 by Japanese cast and staff
* Bonus contents include English subtitles
Bonus Materials & Package
• Box art by abec (Character Design Concept)
• Special booklet
• Original Soundtrack CD by Yuki Kajiura
The SWORD ART ONLINE ALICIZATION WAR OF UNDERWORLD Complete Blu-ray Set can be pre-ordered from rightstufanime.com.
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America, Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex, Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a division of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc., and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. The company’s ever-growing lineup of shows includes SWORD ART ONLINE, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD, FATE/STAY NIGHT [UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS], FATE/ZERO, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, March comes in like a lion, BLUE EXORCIST, KILL la KILL, Gurren Lagann, MONOGATARI series, anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day-, CELLS AT WORK!, THE PROMISED NEVERLAND, and DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA. In 2017, the company released the English version of the popular mobile game, FATE/GRAND ORDER, followed by the release of mobile game, MAGIA RECORD: PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA SIDE STORY’s English version in the U.S. and Canada in June of 2019.