Aniplex of America is thrilled to announce the release of the Sword Art Online II Blu-ray Disc Box Set. The set will contain the Phantom Bullet, Calibur, and Mother’s Rosario arc later this year. Includes in the set are seven Blu-ray discs and a mini pinup poster. It comes housed in a rigid box with illustrations by the series’s acclaimed character designer and chief animation director, Shingo Adachi.
Along with all twenty-four episodes, the Blu-ray will be chock-full of bonus content including the special animation “Sword Art Offline 2,” original web previews, textless openings and endings, as well as audio commentary by the creators and Japanese cast. Fans will now have the opportunity to complete their collection alongside Aniplex of America’s Sword Art Online Blu-ray Disc Box (TV Series & Extra Edition) released in 2017. Sword Art Online II Blu-ray Disc Box will be available beginning September 24th with pre-orders open now at the online retailer, RightSttufAnime.com.
Anime Series becomes international sensation
Based on Reki Kawahara’s light novels with illustrations by abec, the anime series quickly became an international sensation since its premiere in 2012, followed by Sword Art Online II in 2014, with the English dub produced by Aniplex of America airing on Toonami in 2015. Since then, the franchise has expanded to include the feature length film Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-, spin-off series Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, and most recently the highly anticipated third season,Sword Art Online Alicization.
The series is produced by A-1 Pictures (Blue Exorcist, anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day-) and directed by ERASED’s Tomohiko Ito with music by acclaimed composer Yuki Kajiura (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] I. presage flower). The Japanese cast features Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Eromanga Sensei, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba),Haruka Tomatsu (PERSONA5 the Animation, DARLING in the FRANXX),Kanae Ito (High School Fleet, God Eater), and Miyuki Sawashiro (Monogatari series, Fate/Apocrypha). The English dub stars Bryce Papenbrook (Blue Exorcist, Fate/stay night series), Cherami Leigh (Cells at Work!, anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day-), Stephanie Sheh, (ERASED, Fate/stay night series ), and Michelle Ruff (Gurren Lagann, ERASED).
Sword Art Online II Blu-ray Disc Box includes:
- Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
- Subtitles: English, Spanish
- Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
- Episodes: Episodes 1-24
- Number of Disc: 7 Blu-ray Discs
- Total Run Time: approx. 590 min.
- Rating: 13 UP
- Audio Commentary by the Creators and Japanese Cast
- Special Animation “Sword Art Offline 2”
- Textless Openings and Endings
- Original Web Previews
* Bonus content subject to change.
* Bonus content includes subtitles
< Bonus Materials & Package>
- Rigid Box with Illustration by Shingo Adachi (Character Design / Chief Animation Director)
- Mini Pinup Poster
* Bonus content subject to change.
About the Series
About Sword Art Online: A year has passed since SAO was cleared. Summoned by Seijirou Kikuoka of the Virtual Division at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Kazuto (Kirito) learns of a series of bizarre murders linked to the popular VR game, Gun Gale Online (GGO). After being shot in-game by a player calling himself Death Gun, two prominent GGO players have mysteriously turned up dead in the real world. As Kazuto logs into GGO and starts investigating the mystery, he meets a female sniper named Sinon who wields a Hecate II rifle.
Is she friend or foe? Kirito enters the virtual world once more for an all-new adventure!