Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime in Fall 2018. The company will reveal the territory and streaming schedule information in the future.
The anime’s hour-long first episode had a premiere event in Japan on September 15, 2018. The episode had a premiere event in Los Angeles on the same day. The series also had premiere events in Australia, France, Germany, Russia, and South Korea.
Manabu Ono is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures. Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale animation directors Gou Suzuki and Tomoya Nishiguchi will join Shingo Adachi for the character designs. Yuki Kajiura is returning to compose the music. LiSA is performing the opening theme song “Adamas,” and Eir Aoi is performing the ending theme song “Iris.”
Sword Art Online: Alicization is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 7, 2018.