The official website of Sword Art Online unveiled a new visual to commemorate the franchise’s 10th Anniversary on July 29, 2022.
The visual was illustrated by the character designer Shingo Adachi. The visual features Kirito, Asuna, Silica, among others.
Moreover, Luna Haruna has been added to the artist list for the franchise’s 10th Anniversary event on Nov 6, 2022 at Tokyo Garden Theatre.
Eir Aoi, ASCA, ReoNa are the previously announced artists that will be present at the event.
The 10th anniversary countdown program for Sword Art Online had previously revealed a new teaser trailer, staff and cast, for the upcoming Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night movie.
The movie will release in Japan on Sep 10, 2022.
Sword Art Online is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. The series takes place in the near future and focuses on protagonists Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki as they play through various virtual reality MMORPG worlds after being trapped in one along with other players.
Kawahara originally published the story as a web novel on his website between 2002 and 2008, before ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko decided to publish it as a light novel, starting from April 2009.
The novels also received a manga adaptation and an anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures which spanned three seasons. The series also has a spin-off anime series titled Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online and a movie adaptation based on an original story by author Kawahara.
Source: Official Website