Sword Art Online

You may remember that we covered Sword Art Online last year during its original run in Japan. Back then we could only wonder when it was going to be announced for an English release. Just recently, Aniplex USA confirmed that they will be releasing the series with an English dub, and that it will be featured as part of Neon Alley’s streaming service. Today Aniplex posted a trailer that features Kirito, Asuna, and a few other characters speaking in English.

*The trailer has been experiencing loading issues at the time of this article’s posting.


What do you think of Bryce Papenbrook (Masaomi Kida in Durarara!!, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist) as Kirito and Cherami Leigh (Lucy Heartfilia in Fairy Tail, Shana in Shakugan no Shana) as Asuna? As one of 2012’s most popular anime series there will be many high expectations for the cast.

Also, if you’re a fan of Sword Art Online and you’d like to see what fellow oprainfall commentators thought about the series after it finished airing, check this out.


Jared Cyhowski
[Former Staff] Jared is a recent graduate from Fitchburg State University where he studied communications, video production, and English. He enjoys playing video games, watching anime, writing, and of course pizza. His favorite games are Shadow of the Colossus and Final Fantasy IX, but he can’t possibly choose a favorite anime. Jared enjoys following the games industry and observing what will happen next, and he puts out an invitation for discussion on these topics. He loves a great story in these mediums and prefers a stronger narrative design over most features. Jared is personally responsible for creating and managing the Anime section of the website, and hopes to inspired and entertain with everything he writes.