Sword Art Online II
- 3 Seasons
Sword Art Online 2 is a Japanese anime series that is a direct sequel of the Sword Art light novel series by Reki Kawahara. It is also the direct sequel of the 2012 Sword Art Online anime series which was also based off of Kawahara's light novel series. It is a science fiction anime that revolves around a future wherein a young man is tasked with returning to cyberspace when a new video game called Gun Gale Online is tied to numerous deaths in the real world. The protagonist is told that these murders are linked to a player in Gun Gale known only as the Death Gun and is given orders to stop the killings before they can escalate any further. The series ran for 24 episodes and was designed primarily by Shingo Adachi and Yoshinori Shiozawa, for Character and Art designs respectively. The series was originally released to Tokyo MX for broadcasting but has since been licensed to many different telecasting and streaming sites around the world, such as Crunchyroll and Daisuki.