Here’s an exciting follow-up to the news Sword Art Online: Alicization will premiere October 6.
It’s also been reported that the series will last four “cours” (that is, the four roughly 12-episode seasons that make up a year of anime).
That means in its entirety, Alicization will run about 50 episodes.
That’s double the first two seasons of Sword Art Online, which ran 25 and 24 episodes, respectively.
It’s unclear if all four cours of Alicization will run one after another, or whether there will be breaks in-between. Regardless, that’s a lot of SAO!
The series will cover the events of the light novels from volume nine to volume 18.
Reki Kawahara, who wrote the SAO light novels, tweeted about the news, stating “at four cours, it’s going to be a long series, but please stick with it until the end! I’ll do my best too!”
For the many fans of the series, sticking with it should be no problem.
初回1時間SPは10/6(土)24時から放送開始です！ 4クールということでかなりの長丁場ですが最後までお付き合いのほどよろしくお願いします！ 私もがんばる…！
— 川原礫;AW23巻9月7日発売 (@kunori) September 10, 2018