Sword Art Online gets 3rd season covering Alicization Arc

The third season of Sword Art Online anime was announced during the SAO panel at the Dengeki Bunko Fall Festival 2017 event in Tokyo last Sunday.

The official Twitter account also made the announcement, including the new key visual and promotional video on the same day.


Titled Sword Art Online: Alicization, it covers Alicization Project Arc of the original light novel series.

Earlier this year, the movie Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale teased the return of the series with a post-credit scene where Kikuoka recruits Shigemura to Rath and ends with the line “SAO returns.”