The official website for the Sword Art Online II anime series has announced that it will be premiering in Japan on July 5, 2014. The site also confirmed that Crunchyroll will begin streaming the series on the same day.
The show will also host various premiere screening events in the United States, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan.
The United States premiere screening event will be taking place at Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles, California on July 4, 2014. Original light novel author Reki Kawahara and illustrator and character designer abec will be in attendance.
The other world premiere events include:
- Japanese premiere: June 29, 2014 at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills
- French premiere: July 4, 2014 at Japan Expo
- German premiere: July 4, 2014 in various Cinemaxx and Cinedom theaters
- Taiwanese premiere: July 4, 2014 at Cinemark Taipei
- Korean premiere: July 4, 2014 at Megabox Dongdaemun
- Hong Kong premiere: July 4, 2014 at MCL Telford Cinema