Sword Art Online English Dub Confirmed By Aniplex USA

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

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Sword Art Online. What can be said? It was one of, if not the most popular anime series of 2012. Yesterday during the Aniplex USA live stream panel they confirmed a release of a Sword Art Online English dub version.  Aniplex will be holding an exclusive screening of the the dub at Seattle’s Sakura-Con convention in March, which will be followed by a question and answer session with the creator of the Sword Art Online light novel series Reki Kawahara.  The performers of the show’s theme song, Eir Aoi and Luna Haruna, will also make an appearance.

Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online’s main characters.

Aniplex also announced that they will be screening the English dub of the Fate/Zero anime series at Sakura-Con on March 29 before it airs on Viz Media’s and Neon Alley’s streaming service this Spring.  If that wasn’t enough, Aniplex of America will also be releasing the Mikunopolis concert that was in Los Angeles on blu-ray disc and CD combo set.  The Hatsune Miku concert that took place on July 2, 2011 will be apart of the Anime Expo.  This release includes deluxe digipak packaging, PET sleeve case, and a double-sided poster.  The bonus features include:  “Making of Mikunopolis” and the “Opening Act: Dancealoid” performance.

Aniplex will be accepting pre-orders on Monday and are set to ship on April 16 for $74.98 (US Dollars).  This year’s Sakura-Con will be held at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington, from March 29 to March 31.

So there you have it. SAO and Fate/Zero are both getting dubs. How does this make you feel? Are you excited, curious, or does this kind of stuff just not interest you? Let us know in the comments.


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  • John Ellis

    I knew Sword Art Online would be getting an English dub considering how popular it is. I’m sort of surprised that Fate/Zero is getting a dub. I’ve seen them both so I’m not that bothered about watching them again, maybe Fate/Zero. Though this is good for those who only watch English dubs.

  • Only reason i haven’t watched swords art online yet is because i wanted to wait until the series was done airing but then this happens i think ill wait to buy the dvds(/blu rays?) and watch ’em on the big screen not my crappy computer screen. Thanks so much Aniplex!

  • ScienceNonfiction

    I tried to watch Sword Art Online a few months ago, but I just couldn’t get past episode 5 or 6. I really liked the concept of the series (a game you can’t log out of, you die in real life if you die in the game, etc.) but I didn’t really like the execution. The way the story skips around really made it hard to get a good feel for the characters and world. But hey, maybe I gave up too early. Weird as it sounds, I tend to like English dubs of anime a lot more than the original Japanese version, so I’m willing to give this series another shot when the English dub comes out.

    • KiatsuAkimei

      after the first little while the time skips stop and it takes a little while before you get another time skip. personally I think it’s a great series dubbed or not.

    • Unfortunately you stopped watching very shortly before the time skips stop lol
      The last time skip is in episode 8 or 9 and then it’s fairly consistent with the progression of time after that point.

  • bambam

    what day bitch

  • Random dude ^^

    one thing for sure s : DON’T SCREW THIS UP.

  • donux

    When is it releast

  • cody

    you better make it in English