Three years after its initial publication, Sword Art Online season 1 was released in Japan on July 8, 2012. The show soon created a chain of fans as the new generation worldwide is gaining interest in the Anime world. After a big season 1, it soon renewed for season 2 and season 3 which aired on July 5, 2014, and October 7, 2018, respectively. The fans currently can’t sit still about the coming of Season 4 and are making a big buzz. Here is everything we know about Sword Art Online, season 4.
Expected release date
Sword Art Online season three titled Sword Art Online: Alicization, aired on October 7, 2018, and continued till March 31, 2019. Before season 3, an anime movie titled Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale was released and it was a direct continuation of season 2 and towards the end an adaptation from the light novel series, volumes 9 to 18
Recently, an adaptation of the Progressive series has been announced. It will be a movie adaptation from the first arc of the series, Aincard. It will be based on the 6 volume light novel and its title will be ‘Aria of a Starless Night.’ Its release is predicted to be sometime in late 2021.
Initially, the fourth season was planned for July 11, 2020. But as a consequence of the ongoing global pandemic situation, the work was delayed. As of now, there is still no new information about the renewal for season 4 but we are positive that the fourth season is happening as the light novel series is still publishing. The possibility for the producers and creators to run out of new ideas is unlikely. We can expect the fourth season to be released somewhere between 2023 and 2024.
There was a raging hype for this anime after it first came out in 2012. With the end of the third season on December 29, 2019, the fans are engrossed in searching for the release date and storyline of the next season.
With a backdrop set in 2022, the story starts on a virtual game in a location called Aincrad, designed by Akihiko Kayaba. If the players log in to the game they won’t be able to come out of it. The Nerve Gear is a helmet that controls the players’ minds. Kayaba is the controller. Their mission is to open 100 doors of a castle in Aincard. Their personal lives are triggered in the game as emotion comes into consideration. The biggest issue is, once they are dead in the game, they’ll be dead in real life as well. Kirito, an experienced gamer is one of the players. Kirito meets a 17-year-old girl Asuna Yuuki and they fall in love. Towards to end of season one, Kayaba- the controller is dead. The seasons follow his adventures into another virtual world.
Season four will pick up from where the previous one ended. With Kirito trying to save Alice, the last season had a nail-biting finale. We are predicting that this season will focus on his terrific adventures. Buckle up because this one is going to have a lot more gut-hurting twists than the previous three seasons. Get ready for some virtual missions towards the end. The sequence is going to beguile you. If you are too eager to sit patiently for the airing of the fourth season, go ahead and read the manga series.