It has been nearly 2 years since there have been any new announcements from Aniplex and its subsidiary production studio, A-1 Pictures about an SOA new season – Sword Art Online Season 5. However, the popular anime series Sword Art Online is rumored to be getting ready for its fifth Season. Though there is no official word on Sword Art Online Season 5, the producers will not leave two major arcs receiving anime adaptations. Isekai fans have kept their hopes alive of getting entertained once again. Get all the details here we have collated from different sources!
Written by Reki and illustrated by ABEC, Sword Art Online is a Japanese Novel. By Yen Press, this novel and the manga have been licensed for release. Produced by A1 Pictures and directed by Tomohiko Itō, the series revolves around the adventures of Kirito and Asuna Yuuki.
The players are trapped inside a virtual world named Sword Art Online in short SAO. In order to free themselves from that place, they are instructed to clear a total of 100 Floors and defeat the boss, who’s a computer-controlled significant opponent. In many ways, the final boss is stronger than the other enemies the player has faced so far. The television series aired for the first time in 2012 on July 8.
The first anime movie from the series, Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night released in 2021 and is rated 8/10 on My Anime List!
SWORD ART ONLINE SEASON 5 TRAILER
Sword Art Online Season 5 has been named Progressive and the trailer has gained huge popularity among the fans. The fans are excited to see what happens in this season. Here’s the trailer out on YouTube for progressive.
Let’s have a glance at the first trailer that was broadcasted by the Sword Art Online franchise almost 8 years ago.
WHAT IS SWORD ART ONLINE ABOUT?
The story sets in 2022, at the beginning of the year. The players are trapped inside a virtual world named Sword Art Online in short SAO. In order to free themselves from that place, they are instructed to clear a total of 100 Floors.
In SAO the protagonists Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna Yukki become friends while marrying each other later on. The couple finds out Kayaba’s secret ID who’s a leader of the guild and plans on destroying him to free themselves. Later Kazuto discovers in the real world that 300 SAO players are still stuck and Asuna is one of them. A few months later he is aware that Asuna was spotted on ‘The World Tree’, he also learns about Sugou and his criminal ideas to perform experiments on these people. Kirito ultimately sabotaged the plan of Sugou who is later imprisoned for attempting to murder Kirito.
SWORD ART ONLINE RELEASE DATE COUNTDOWN
Netflix is rumored to have announced Sword Art Online Season 5 release date to be November 6, 2022. Twitter is flooded with the SOA 5 release date. However, it is not officially announced. In the last three seasons, the show has been a blast and had about a total of 96 episodes.
The franchise previously announced this year that the waiting for season 5 is coming to an end very shortly. After four successful seasons, this anime is no longer holding back. The brand new season of Sword Art Online will be out on 6th November 2022 in Asia / Tokyo time.
SWORD ART ONLINE SEASON 5 CAST
Being a continuation of previous seasons it is no wonder that the senior casts of the prior seasons will be here. Fans have also assumed that besides them there will be a few new emerging talents starring in season 5.
The following names are likely to make a comeback as Sword Art Online Season 5 Cast.
In a recent interview, the director of SAO revealed that Sword Art Online Season 5 will be all about perfection and we cannot wait to see what they have in store for the fans. The Japanese animation studio A-1 pictures will make it happen.
WHERE CAN I WATCH SWORD ART ONLINE SEASON 5?
Just like the past four seasons, Sword Art Online season 5 will also be available on multiple streaming platforms. Since it is decided to be out first on Netflix it automatically becomes your first option. Later appeared Hulu, Crunchyroll, FUNimation, and HIDIVE.
SWORD ART ONLINE SEASON 5 EPISODE LIST
This Japanese Anime series aired its very first season in 2012 which included a total of 25 episodes. Season 2 consisted of 24 episodes whereas Season 3 was far too longer than the previous two. Season 4 again had 24 episodes. So it is hard to assume how many episodes we will have in season 5 but usually every episode runs for 24-30 minutes each.
SWORD ART ONLINE SEASON 5 PLOT
Sword Art Online Season 5, also titled Progressive, will cover the first volume of Aria of Starless Night. Kirito realizes that Alice has disappeared, however, she comes back in a package by a postman. Alice later receives a mysterious email that she suspects is linked to the underworld.
The most shocking thing that takes place in this upcoming season is that if Kirito and Asuna pass away in the gaming world, they will eventually die in the real world too. Besides this heavy stuff, the season will demonstrate the duo’s unbreakable chemistry, their love for one another, friendly banter, and much more. Furthermore, the audience will also experience how Kirigaya and Asuna emerge as the ultimate couple.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Will there be a Sword Art Online Season 6?
While there is a high chance of Sword Art Online season 6 taking place after season 5, nothing has been confirmed yet by the production.
2. What is the Sword Art Online Season 5 release date?
The premiere date is rumored to be November 6, 2022. All are waiting for an official confirmation though on it.
3. What is Sword Art Online Season 5 name?
After four successful seasons of SAO, season 5 is coming soon titled Sword Art Online Progressive.
4. Sword Art Online Season 5 Countdown
If Sword Art Online Season 5 releases on 6th November 2022 then we are only 168 days away from the grand opening. Till then revisit the previous releases of the SOA franchise and refresh your memories. Check out the order in which they need to be watched.
5. Where can I watch Sword Art Online Season 4 English Dub?
All the 25 episodes of Sword Art Online Season 4 English dub are streaming on Netflix from February 6, 2022. Each episode run time is approximately 24-25 minutes.
Q. Will SAO Progressive be a series?
A. SAO Progressive light novel series is in the middle of an anime adaptation. It is not an episodic anime series but rather a series of movies that are adapting different volumes of light novels. Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of a Dark Dusk is the second movie in the SAO Progressive adaptation series. The SAO Progressive series has also started discussions on the possibility of SAO Season 5!
Q. Is SAO Progressive finished?
A. The SAO Progressive light novel series began in 2012. Season 1 of the Sword Art Online anime series was also released in the same year! The light novel series has been ongoing since then and currently has 8 volumes. The movie adaptations of the light novels are currently releasing.
The first movie is titled Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night which was released in Fall 2021. The second movie scheduled for release in Fall 2022 is Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of a Dark Dusk. The light novels as well as adaptation of the SAO Progressive series is far from over!
WHAT IS THE SWORD ART ONLINE SEASON 5 FRANCHISE ORDER?
Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online light novels got an anime adaptation with Season 1 coming out in 2012. The 25 episodes covered Aincrad arc to LiSA’s iconic opening theme “Crossing Field.” It was followed by a sequel – 24 episodes of Sword Art Online Season 2 in 2014. There were a few more releases in between before the Season and Season 4 came out covering the next major Alicization arc. It concluded 2 years later with Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld. Now it is the age of Sword Art Online: Progressive.
The chronological franchise order of the Sword Art Online Seasons is as follows
- Sword Art Online Season 1 (25 episodes) – It covers the Aincrad Arc and Fairy Dance Arc.
- Sword Art Online Extra Edition
- Sword Art Online Season 2 (24 episodes) It covers The Phantom Bullet Arc, Excalibur Arc, and Mother’s Rosario Arc.
- Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Movie (Easter eggs at the end credits)
- Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online (12 episodes)
- Accel World (24 episodes)
- Sword Art Online Alicization (24 episodes)
- Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld
- Sword Art Online: Progressive
The upcoming SAO: Progressive anime adaptation is more of a movie adaptation. We can look forward to a Season 4 rather than a Season 5 that can either be an adaptation of the short Moon Cradle Side Story.
Sōdo Āto Onrain or Sword Art Online is an adventurous science fiction that is adapted into a television series which is written by two talented writers Reki Kawahara and Muneo Nakamoto while directed by the talented Tomohiko Itō. After the production of this series, it earned worldwide recognition and sold over 26 million copies of the light novel. Besides the series, there are also ten manga adaptations of the same series all written by Reki.
After the hit of the first four seasons, the television series has been praised for its music, animation, exploration, cast, and also psychological elements of it. The fans hold high expectations for Sword Art Online Season 5 and are confident that the franchise will deliver the best possible performance.
Stay tuned for updates on Sword Art Online Season 5 and all the good stuff from your favorite titles. It is hoped that SAO movies will continue to top all Light Novel as well as Anime charts.
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