Sword Art Online has unveiled a 5-minute music video featuring the full theme song for the franchise’s 10th anniversary, “Sokyu no Fanfare“. The singers of SAO anime theme songs, Eir Aoi, ReoNa, and ASCA performed the song together with Yuki Kajiura’s FictionJunction. Yuki Kajiura composed the music for the anime series and also wrote this song. The song and the music video are available on FictionJunction’s YouTube.
The anime marked its 10th anniversary on July 8, 2022 and will hold an event titled “Sword Art Online: Full Dive” on November 6, 2022, to celebrate the milestone. November 6 is a very important day in the Sword Art Online series because it is the day the SAO incident occurred in the original story.
Sword Art Online premiered on July 8, 2012. It was followed by season 2 in 2014, and a movie titled Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale in 2017. Tomohiko Ito directed all of it. In 2018, the third season titled Sword Art Online: Alicization aired. A continuation titled Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld premiered in 2019, and it ended in 2020. Manabu Ono is the one who directed the Alicization series. The Progressive light novel series of Sword Art Online currently has 2 anime film adaptations with Ayako Kono as the director. A-1 Pictures animated all of it.
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ASCII Media Works has been serializing Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online light novel series with abec’s illustrations since 2009, and it currently has 27 volumes with more than 30 million copies in circulation. Yen Press licensed the original Sword Art Online light novel series in English.