Crunchyroll Set To Stream “Sword Art Online II”

Crunchyroll today announced that they have acquired the streaming rights to the upcoming anime series continuation “Sword Art Online II“. The online anime distribution company were given the rights to screen the original “Sword Art Online” anime series a while back so it only makes sense that they would stream the latest one too.  For those of you unnaware of just what exac...

“Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment” Confirmed For European/Australasian Release

Rejoice, fellow Australian “Sword Art Online” fans! It seems as though our friends living in the USA wont be the only ones getting their hands on the upcoming “Sword Art Online” PS Vita title “Hollow Fragment”! Yes, “Bandai Namco Games” have just announced that the game will be coming to Europe and Australasia this July, though no specific date has b...

A1-Pictures Animator Suicide Caused by Overwork

The Japanese Government have ruled the 2010 suicide of an A-1 Pictures animator was caused by poor working conditions linked heavily with overwork. The man aged 28 was reported to be working 600 hours a month at the time of his death. He had worked at A-1 Pictures from 2006 to 2009. Following the verdict regarding the cause of his suicide, the lawyer working the case on behalf of the family commen...

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment heading to North America in Summer

Now this is some surprising news. I mean considering the Sword Art Online anime was popular enough to be shown on television in North America and both the original light novels and manga are being translated into English, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment didn’t seem to have a chance at being localized. Well, turns out that Bandai Namco is doing just that. Today the company has announced tha...

Aniplex Of America Set To Stream “Sword Art Online II” Worldwide

“Aniplex of America” announced over the weekend that they have already put into motion some plans of theirs regarding the upcoming anime “Sword Art Online II” and how it will be distributed. They revealed that they will be streaming the series across the world as it airs in Japan so that fans all over the globe can experience the show at almost the exact same time. “S...

Sword Art Online – Volume 3 Fairy Dance Part 1 Review

Sword Art Online – Volume 3 Fairy Dance Part 1 Studio: A-1 Pictures Publisher: Madman Entertainment Format: DVD, Blu-Ray (Reviewed)  Release Date: 19th February 2014 Price: $34.95 – Available Here Overview Slowly but surely we’ve made it into the age of videogames. Many years ago playing video games was something only certain people did and, for the most part, it was quite a niche mark...

Sword Art Online Exhibition to Tour Australia

In a collaboration between Australian anime distributor Madman Entertainment and Aniplex of America, the insanely popular Sword Art Online anime series will be touring Australia with a special Exhibition Tour based upon the series. The Sword Art Online Exhibition will tour select cities across Australia throughout 2014. The exhibition will host series artwork and character designs, giving fans a b...

Sword Art Online – Volume 2 Aincrad Part 2 Review

Sword Art Online – Volume 2 Aincrad Part 2 Studio: A-1 Pictures Publisher: Madman Entertainment Format: DVD (Review), Blu-Ray Release Date: 15th January 2014 Price: $29.95 – Available Here Overview Slowly but surely we’ve made it into the age of videogames. Many years ago playing video games was something only certain people did and, for the most part, it was quite a niche market...

Sword Art Online – Volume 1 Aincrad Part 1 Review

  Sword Art Online – Volume 1 Aincrad Part 1 Studio: A-1 Pictures Publisher: Madman Entertainment Format: DVD (Reviewed), Blu-Ray  Release Date: 18th December 2013 Price: $29.95 – Available Here Overview Slowly but surely we’ve made it into the age of videogames. Many years ago playing video games was something only certain people did and, for the most part, it was quite a n...

Sword Art Online II Announced, Trades Swords for Guns [Update]

Popular anime Sword Art Online has just been given a sequel set in the gun-centric world of Gun Gale Online. The announcement was made by Aniplex at the end of the Extra Edition special that aired on New Year’s Eve and streamed via Daisuki. Due to be aired in 2014, Sword Art Online II will adapt the Phantom Bullet Arc of the light novels, which are set one year after Sword Art Online was cle...

Sword Art Online Extra Edition To Stream on Daisuki

Sword Art Online will be getting a TV special on January 1, 2014, called Extra Edition and Daisuki.net will be streaming it immediately following its debut in Japan. The two hour special by Aniplex will feature Kirito and the others as they go on an underwater quest within Alfheim Online to grant Yui her wish to see a whale. It turns out Leafa can’t swim, and as Asuna and the girls teach her...

Hanabee licenses Accel World

At Supanova Brisbane, Hanabee have made a major license acquisition announcement. They have officially revealed that they have acquired the license for popular anime series Accel World. Accel World comes from the creator of Sword Art Online and similary focuses on a virtual world. With an interesting premise and unique cast of characters, Accel World is an unforgettable anime that must be seen. Ha...

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