On the official site for the animated franchise based on the light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by Abec, Sword Art Online, new details were revealed for the 20th episode of the Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld anime. The episode will be titled “Yozora no Ken (A Sword in the Night Sky)” and will feature the following production crew:
Masakazu Obara will be directing the episode.
Ken Ootsuka is in charge of the storyboards.
Munemasa Nakamoto is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
Goh Suzuki is in charge of the animation direction.
For its part, the series premiered on July 11 in Japan. Sword Art Online: Alicization is the adaptation of the “Alicization Arc” from Reki Kawahara’s light novel series that will air for a total of four arcs. “War of Underworld” aired the first 12 aired in the first part released in October 2019.
Reki Kawahara began the publication of the novels independently in 2002, and later published it through Kadokawa publishing house in April 2009, counting to date with 23 volumes. The franchise is one of Japan’s most successful light novel series, considered the light novel of the decade by fans.
Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld Synopsis
Even after defeating Quinella, things don’t seem to calm down yet in the Underworld. After contacting the real world, Kirito discovered that the Ocean Turtle facility is being raided. Due to a short circuit caused by this event, Kirio’s fluctlight has been damaged, leaving him in a coma. Feeling insecure, Alice takes the immobile Kirito and takes him to her hometown, ignoring his banishment for an unsolved crime. Now, Alice lives an ordinary and peaceful life while taking care of Kirito waiting for her awakening.
However, tragedy strikes when Alice realizes that the Dark Territory has already begun to invade the Human Empire. Assuming her previous alias, Alice Synthesis Thirty, she vows to defeat the Dark Territory army and defend the world that Kirito and Eugeo worked so hard to protect.