After the broadcast of the anime special Sword Art Online : Extra Edition, a trailer has been aired announcing the second anime adaptation of the highly-popular MMORPG-themed anime.

The anime special was aired on December 31, 2013, New Year’s Eve, in Japan and in online platforms across the world.


The official website of the series has announced that Tomohiko Ito will return to direct the second adaptation, and Shingo Adachi will once again handle character designs.

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka will also return to voice the male protagonist Kirito, and Miyuki Sawahiro will reprise her role as Shinon from the Playstation Portable (PSP) game Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment.

The second anime adaptation is set to air this 2014, and more information will be given on a later date.


The official website has also posted the first promo video of the new adaptation, which has a subtitle of “Phantom Bullet”, and is also available on Mantan Web and on Aniplex of America’s YouTube channel.


Sword Art Online II - Key art