A new promotional video of the final chapter of the TV anime “Sword Art Online: Alicization -War of Underworld-” has been revealed with the OP song by ReoNa, which was released for the first time. In addition, the artist Aoi Eir will continue to color the story as in the 1st cour by being in charge of the ED song.
“Sword Art Online” is a TV anime originally based on a light novel by Kawahara Reki. The final chapter of the series' greatest story, “Alicization Arc”, is scheduled to air in Apr. 2020.
In addition to some images that look back at what has happened so far, the promo video also shows Asuna and her friends fighting for their lives.
Furthermore, about 45 seconds of the theme song “ANIMA” by ReoNa have been released for the first time, which give the work a great sense of excitement along with the powerful images shown.
As in the 1st cour, Aoi Eir will be the artist in charge of the ED song, titled “I will…”. Her comment has also been received, where she talked about her joy to still be part of this work and her thoughts for the new song.
The first episode (episode 13) of TV anime “Sword Art Online: Alicization -War of Underworld-” is scheduled to be broadcast on Apr. 25 (Sat) at 12 am. Prior to the main broadcast, a special program and a recap will be aired on Apr. 11 and 18.
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I'm Aoi Eir, the artist in charge of the ED song of “Sword Art Online: Alicization -War of Underworld-“.
I had the pleasure of singing “Iris” in the 1st cour, so I'm very grateful to be able to sing the ending theme once again.
The new song titled “I will…” is a ballad with a spectacular development, which is based on the theme of walking together while getting close to the hearts of the people you care about.
I hope that “I will…” will be able to reach fans' hearts through SAO.
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