Sword Art Online fans rejoice as the anime is going to return April 2018. As the new SAO plot is going to cover the entire Alicization arc, the long wait was well worth it. Kazuma Miki, the producer of Sword Art Online, announced that the anime is going to cover the arc based on the light novel, but there was no further information shared on the length or number of the episodes. However, fans guess that there is going to be way more than 24 episodes coming as the arc is going to run from volumes 9 through 18 of the light novel series.
The plot of the Alicization Arc revolves around Kirito, who finds himself in the middle a mysterious forest and while he tries to learn the location of the place, he encounters a young boy, who seems to know him. Kirito has no memory of the boy, but when he helps to find the boy’s parents, his memories start to return, and among them, there is a beautiful girl with golden hair that he should have never forgotten in the first place.
Also, great news that the original cast will return for the new arc, with Ai Kayano as Alice and Nobunaga Shimazaki as Eugeo. April can’t come soon enough with many great titles on the horizon!