The Sword Art Online anime series continues with another season covering the next arc in the light novel. The announcement came during the anime’s stage panel at the Dengeki Bunko Fall Festival 2017. The upcoming season will focus on the Alicization arc, hence its title, Sword Art Online: Alicization.
The anime will still cast Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Haruka Tomatsu as Kirito and Asuna respectively. Meanwhile, Nobunaga Shimazaki will play Eugeo, while Ai Kayano will play Alice. It’s worth pointing out that the Alicization arc takes up nine of the 18 volumes in the original novel series.
So far, the series has gotten two television anime adaptations along with a film and anime special. Sword Art Online has also gotten several video game spinoffs like Hollow Fragment, Lost Song, and Hollow Realization. Another game based off of the Gun Gale Online series, Fatal Bullet, is slated to release in March 2018.
You can watch the first Alicization teaser below to learn more: