By Patrick Aguda / October 8th, 2020
Yen Press has announced the Sword Art Online Platinum Collector’s Edition, a limited edition box set featuring the popular light novel series written by Reki Kawahara with illustrations by abec. This special box set houses volumes 1-20 of the series in two hardcover volumes. This means this set includes the Aincrad (1-2), Fairy Dance (3-4), Phantom Bullet (5-6), and Alicization (9-18) arcs as well as the Mother’s Rosario (7), Early and Late (8), and Moon Cradle (19-20) side stories.
In addition to the two hardcover tomes, the box set also includes a poster and a set of exclusive prints illustrated by abec.
You can check out pictures of the box set and a short unboxing video below.
The Sword Art Online Platinum Collector’s Edition has two hardcover collections of the first 20 light novels, 20 art prints and a fold out poster…all exclusive to this limited edition box set!
— Yen Press (@yenpress) October 8, 2020
Yen Press describes the box set and SAO as follows:
Spanning twenty volumes of Sword Art Online, this special boxed set includes exclusive prints and a poster featuring gorgeous art by abec! With two beautiful collector’s edition volumes, this boxed set is an absolute must-have for fans of the series!
For nearly a decade, Sword Art Online has been one of the most beloved franchises in the world of light novels, manga and anime. This deluxe box set appeals greatly to passionate fans of the series as well as collectors of limited edition offerings, such as the Spice and Wolf Anniversary Collector’s Edition and the PandoraBox: Limited PandoraHearts Collection previously released by Yen Press.
Sword Art Online was first published by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko imprint in April 2009 and currently has 24 volumes in print in Japan. The light novels have inspired three TV anime seasons, an animated film and multiple video games.
Sword Art Online Platinum Collector’s Edition is available to pre-order now in the US and Canada via Yen Press for $200 US / $260 CAN. The box set will also be available to international retailers through Diamond Book Distributors. The Platinum Collector’s Edition is scheduled to launch on December 22, 2020.
SOURCES: Press Release, Yen Press Official Twitter
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