Most millennials are fond of sci-fi anime television series and ‘Sword Art Online’ is one such anime series. It is known as Sōdo Āto Onrain in Japanese and is based on a light novel series of the same name. The light novel is written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by ABEC. lt was published on April 10, 2009. And easily managed to become an extremely successful franchise. Not only was the light novel series made into eight manga adaptations, but was also picked by A-1 Pictures to be made into an anime television series.
After three years of its initial publication, the first season of ‘Sword Art Online’ was released in Japan on July 8, 2012. The show soon became popular amongst fans and it led to several special episodes. Soon the show was renewed for the second season which came on July 5, 2014. The show was renewed again for the third time and premiered on October 7, 2018. Now fans want to know when will season 4 comes out, and here is everything we know about it.
Release Date of Season 4
The season was supposed to release by October 2020. But, due to the COVID pandemic, all productions have gotten delayed. The creator of the show wants to release all seasons by the end of 2022, but now due to the pandemic, it has all been postponed. Reki himself said that he will need more time to create the next season. Considering if he will not be able to publish 10 volumes before 2022, we can expect Season 4 to premiere anytime in 2023. It is called as Sword Art Online Alicization ‘War of Underworld Part 2’
Until then watch the latest trailer here.
Sword Art Online Plot
The story of Sword Art Online follows up like this, where the characters, log onto a virtual video game. They find out soon that they cannot log out anymore. Set in the future, the video game is thus a multiplayer game, where it constantly battles with virtual reality. The gameplayers also use a technology called the Nervegear. A NerveGear is similar to a helmet that stimulates the senses of the brain. Therefore, it allows the players to control the consciousness of the characters of the game which they are playing. The plot twists lie here, where the 10,000 players will have to play till the 100th level to log out. If the player tries to remove the Nervegear by force, he will die.
And without a doubt, The Season 4 of Sword Art Online is going to kill it 😉