Kiritos expected return in the 18th episode of the anime Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of the Underworld (the sixth part of the second part) shocked the anime world so much that even other protagonists "posted" messages for their return.

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On the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Tsutomu Satou and illustrated by Kana ishida, Mahouka Koukou no RettouseiThe protagonist Shiba Tatsuya posted a message in which she mentioned: "I knew you would come back, Kirito".

In addition, in the official representation for the anime adaptation of the light novels by Shu and illustrated by Yoshinori Shizuma, Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha: Shijou Saikyou no Maou no Shiso, Tensei shite Shison-tachi no Gakkou eThe protagonist Anos Voldigoad posted a message in which he mentioned: "You have finally returned".

While users believe other protagonists should have done the same, in reality it is due to a campaign run by the publishing label in June Dengeki Bunko and the platform Aniplexwho conducted a joint survey Which of the three protagonists is the most powerful.


The series premiered in Japan on July 11th. Sword Art Online: Alicization is the adaptation of the "Alicization Arc" from Reki Kawahara's light series of novels, which will air a total of four arcs. "War of Underworld" aired the first 12 episodes of the first part, which was released in October 2019.

Reki Kawahara began publishing the novels independently in 2002 and subsequently published them through the publisher Kadokawa in April 2009 with 23 volumes. The franchise is one of Japan's most successful light novel series, considered by fans as the light novel of the decade.

Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Synopsis

Kirito suddenly wakes up in a huge and fantastic forest full of towering trees. On his search for clues that might indicate where he is, he comes across a boy who seems to know him. It seems like a simple NPC, but its conversation and depth show that it could be human. As they search for the boy's parents together, a memory begins to echo in his head, a memory from his own childhood of this boy and another girl who also has his golden hair and a name he would never have be allowed to forget: Alice.

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