Sword Art Online Alicization: War of the Underworld just ended on Sunday and no one was ready with what we were going to receive in the end. Most people, including me thought that This is the END!! No more SAO. But, we are fortunate enough.
In the end of the episode, we got a sneak peak into the upcoming Anime series adapted from Reiki Kawahara’s light novel Sword Art Online: Progressive. Though the teaser video was short, we were able to get a sneak peek into what the series had for us. Below we will try to understand everything about the series and the connection with Sword Art Online: Alicization.
In the end of SAO War of Underworld, we saw that Kirito, Asuna, Alice were transported in the Space where they tried to return to the Underworld. And, before even descending themselves, they witness 2 fighter jets struggling to defeat a Monster. After Kirito, Alice and Asuna defeats the Monster the two girls riding the fighter jets recognize Kirito and Alice.
Here, Inter-Intelligence War can mean many things. It can be a War between Humans and Robots, or it could be a War between Humans and Aliens. How much content of the light novel will be covered is still not revealed. But, we can hope that fans are waiting eagerly for the new story and season.
Kirito Will Return:
In the End of the final episode of SAO War of Underworld, we saw a welcoming message to the SAO Community “Kirito Will Return.” For most SAO followers it was as if a sigh of relief, and a solution to the nightmare many of them were having.
There are many things that could happen in the upcoming arc of the SAO series. Maybe we will see a grown up Kirito and Asuna. In the end scene of the final episode we saw that the clash between monsters and security forces were happening in fighter jets, that clearly symbolizes that the Underworld is far more developed now than what we saw in SAO Alicization: War of Underworld.
Who will be the Antagonist?
In every SAO series, we have seen that Kirito faces a formidable enemy, powerful enough to kill not only Kirito but destroy the whole Underworld. So, if in SAO: Progressive Kirito faces an enemy of such power it won’t be a total surprise.
There is a high possibility that the main Antagonist will be Kirito himself. Let me explain:
After Kirito and Asuna returned from the Underworld after 200 years, Kirito requested Higa to deleted his memories of Underworld. But, Higa did not listen to Kirito and Kirito’s Fluctlight was with him. It could be possible that, due to indifference, the another Intelligence in the Fluctlight may start his own civilization, though this time the AI Kirito does not have Asuna with him.
The absence of Asuna may have made him a man without too much emotion.
These theories may be right or may not be. But, if this happens, Kirito is going to have a hard time fighting himself.
SAO War of Underworld just ended and we got an announcement of the next installation. Even though there is no official confirmation, we should not expect the series to release too soon. If we follow the release pattern and the huge positive review War of Underworld received, Sword Art Online: Progressive might get released by the end of 2021.
Yes, Yes I know that still there is too much time left, but we must also know that the Anime Series is picked from a Light Novel. Until the Light Novel has enough material we should wait patiently.
Sword Art Online or SAO is a VRMMO (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer) Game where players can experience gaming at a different level. A player interested in the game can access it by wearing a Nervegear. This excitement attracts thousands of players and 10,000 of them including Kirito and Asuna logs into the game. The situation turns hostile and unpredictable when players learn that the only way to get out of the game is to beat all 100 floors of Aincrad, a steel castle in SAO and if anyone tries to forcibly remove the Nervegear or dies in-game they are going to die in real life too.
Progressive is a light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. Serialization of the series started in 2012 by published ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. Yen Press is publishing the light in North America.