Sword Art Online recently brought the explosive Alicization saga to an end with the final episode of the War of Underworld arc, but it's nowhere near the end of the anime as the franchise announced its next project in Sword Art Online Progressive. This will be an adaptation of Reki Kawahara's original light novel series that puts a spin on the first Aincrad arc in the franchise. These novels explored the first few floors with Kirito and Asuna at a much more deliberate pace that were initially skipped over in the original telling of the Aincrad arc in the very first season of the anime.
Not only is it an exciting announcement because it means anime fans will be getting a lot more Kirito and Asuna interactions (which is definitely needed after seeing them split up for the majority of the Alicization saga), but it also means that the anime franchise will be continuing with a new series before returning to tell the Unital Ring saga.
Read on to see what fans are saying about the announcement for Sword Art Online Progressive's anime outing, and let us know what you think? Are you excited to see this new take on the Aincrad arc or were you hoping to see the story continue first? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or you can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!
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A Great End and New Beginning!
And that... that right there marks the end of the absolutely amazing Alicization arc😭
I was more than satisfied with this season. We had our fair share of badass, sad, and happy moments.September 19, 2020
Definitely a journey to remember.
Get Ready for More Aincrad!
#sao_anime— Anticization (@anticization) September 19, 2020
SAO progressive anime announced!
I can’t wait to see a massive amount of Argo screen time and a more gradual progression of Kirito/Asunas relationship. The novels are great so I really hope this adaptation is sick. Im sooooo hype!!! pic.twitter.com/9KCKsAMI2e
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The Series Isn't Over Yet!prevnext
Sword Art Online Progressive anime is officially announced!https://t.co/ZtWzaLBER5.Stoked!!!!
Aincrad, here we go again 😭😭😭😭🤘🤘🤘#saoprogressive— Wan Khairul Nizam (@wankhairulnizam) September 20, 2020