Second Part of Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The second part of Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld will be postponed due to the coronavirus.

Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld is the latest installment of the Sword Art Online series. Beginning in 2012, Sword Art Online follows the gamer Kirito after being trapped in a Virtual Reality MMORPG, and that those who die in the game will die for real.

Sword Art Online: Alicization is the third season of the series, with War of Underworld being its final part. The last episodes of Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld are anticipated to be broadcast this July instead of their original April launch date. According to the official website, older episodes will be rebroadcast in their place (Translation: Google).

The following broadcasts are scheduled to be broadcast from April with the postponement of the broadcast schedule.

* The special program of the 10th anniversary of “Sword Art Online” scheduled to be broadcast on Saturday, April 11, 2020, “Music by Composer Yuki Kajiura and SAO” will be broadcast as scheduled.

* The special program (summary version) scheduled to be broadcast on April 18, 2020 (Saturday) will be postponed to July 2020 together with the main program.

* The 1st cool (12 episodes) of “Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld”, which was broadcast on October 18, 2019 (Saturday) last year from October 2019, will be re-broadcasted.

The remaining episodes of Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld will be directed by Manabu Ono and animated by A-1 Pictures.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19 officially, or Chinese Flu to others) has affected many worldwide, from businesses to public gatherings and events. [1234567]. This includes the postponement of GDC, and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, along with the cancellation of E3 2020 (including digital events), and Comiket 98.

We also recently reported on Japanese ratings board CERO suspending operations during the state of emergency in Japan.

The Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering are mapping the virus’ spread [12]. As of this time of writing, there have been over 1.650 million total confirmed cases worldwide, and over 1.182 million active cases. There have been over 100,000 deaths, however over 368,000 people have made a “total recovery.”

Japan has had a total of 5,530 cases (4,764 active cases), 99 deaths, and 685 recoveries.

Sword Art Online: Alicization is available to stream on Crunchyroll, and Funimation.

Image: Sword Art Online: Alicization Official Website

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