It was announced during Dengeki Game Festival 2014 that the Sword Art Online II anime series will be premiering in Japan in July 2014. Sword Art Online II will adapt Volumes 5 and 6 of the original novel series.
The series is being produced by A-1 Pictures, is being directed by Tomohiko Ito, and Shingo Adachi is adapting the character designs for animation.
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka will reprise his role as Kirito from the Sword Art Online anime series. Miyuki Sawashiro will reprise her role as Sinon from the Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment PSP video game.