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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Former Volunteer- My name is Theophilus Fox, I've been a gamer since as long as I can remember, and I also enjoy manga and anime. I'm a Nintendo fan, although I do not discriminate between franchises. I'm a guy who just loves to make jokes and generally have a fun time.