The third season of "Sword Art Online: Alicization" is, by far, the most ambitious season ever released in the franchise. At present, it is adapting the longest arc based on the original light novel franchise. The Alicization of the arc completed the first couple cours in the early part of 2019, and following a brief break, the third season is scheduled to return in the Fall of 2019.


Sword Art Online: Alicization War of the Underworld Spoilers: LiSA Sing the Ending Theme
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Haruka Tomatsu who is a voice from Asuna has been confirmed to be singing the opening song titled "Resolution." Now it is also announced that LiSA, who has already been subscribed to sing for this anime, will return to sing the ending song entitled "Unlasting." Sword Art Online is a light novel series by Reki Kawahara (story writer) and abec (illustration). The story in Sword Art Online itself revolves around the adventures of Kirito and his friends in an adventure completing a number of missions in a virtual reality game. Two seasons of this anime series produced by the studio A-1 Pictures have aired respectively in 2012 and 2014. In addition, this novel series has also been adapted into several game titles. The film adaptation of this series entitled SAO The Movie: Ordinal Scale has been screened in Japan and Indonesia in early 2017. In addition to the series above, there is also a spin off titled Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online. Not to forget, Sword Art Online is also planned to be adapted into a live action drama series.

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and MBS, on October 12, and it will also begin streaming on AbemaTV on the same day. The show will then premiere on AT-X on October 13, and on TV Aichi on October 15. The anime will also had a compilation episode for Sword Art Online: Alicization titled "Reflection" that aired on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, and Tochigi TV on Saturday.

Sword Art Online: Alicization premiered in Japan in October 2018, and is streaming on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and FunimationNow. The series is adapting the entire "Alicization Arc" of Reki Kawahara's original novels and will air for four cours, or four quarters of a year. The first two cours aired from October to March.