Prepare for a deep dive into the world of Sword Art Online! The series is currently celebrating 10 years since the launch of the original light novel, and one of the ways it’s doing so in Japan is in the form of an interactive exhibit at AKIBA_SQUARE.
Sword Art Online EX-CHRONICLE is a hands-on exhibit divided into four areas. The first of the four is “EX-REALITY -Welcome to RATH-,” featuring a life-size entrance into the virtual world.
“EX-VIRTUAL THEATER -Dive into AINCRAD-” features a 360-degree film experience.
“EX-CHRONICLE -Birth of the Death Game-” offers up a series retrospective from the game master’s point of view, complete with an interview with series creator Reki Kawahara.
Finally, there’s “EX-STORE -The treasure market-,” the requisite merch hub, which will have over 70 brand new items to sort through.
Tickets for the event go on sale July 17, and it all goes down in Akihabara from August 4-18.