SANTA MONICA, CA (April 19, 2014) –Today at Aniplex of America‘s Sword Art Online Panel with special appearances by Director Tomohiko Ito, Character Designer Shingo Adachi and Producer Shinichiro Kashiwada at Sakura-Con in Seattle, Aniplex has confirmed that the highly anticipated anime series Sword Art Online II will see a worldwide simulcast. Sword Art Online II is scheduled to begin airing in Japan on July of this year. Aniplexhas also confirmed plans of hosting Sword Art Online II Premiere Screening Events to be held in the U.S., France, Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Details regarding streaming schedules and platforms as well as Premiere Screening Event info will be announced at a later date.
In Addition, Aniplex also announced details of their fan-interactive event called the “Sword Art Online Awards.” The “Sword Art Online Awards” will take place starting April 20th on Japan’s Official Sword Art OnlineHomepage (). Fans of Sword Art Online from all over the world will be able to cast their votes in to choose the winners in a variety of categories such as Best Episode, Best Male Character, and Best Female Character to name a few. Complete Details about the “Sword Art Online Awards” can be found below:
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (SantaMonica, 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 ofAmerica has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases such as Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Garden of Sinners, SwordArtOnline, Blue Exorcist, Fate/Zero, Blast of Tempest, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Oreshura, and Vividred Operation. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles KILL la KILL, MEKAKUCITY ACTORS, The irregular at magic high school, Mushi-Shi (The Sequel), Nanana’s Buried Treasure, Nisekoi, World Conquest Zvezda Plot, Magi: TheKingdom of Magic, Samurai Flamenco, Silver Spoon, and Oreimo 2.