The team at Aniplex of America have earlier today confirmed the details surrounding their upcoming simulcasted release of Sword Art Online II, with anime fans having the option of three different digital streaming services to officially go through.
For those in the United States, fans can choose to watch through Hulu / Hulu Plus. Crunchyroll as one would expect is also simulcasting the episodes, a service which is available in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, Latin American Countries, Europe (Excluding Germany and France) and Asia (Excluding China, Korea and Taiwan). The same region restrictions will be imposed upon those who watch through the DAISUKI service. Irrespective of where you watch, all episodes are set to go live on the 5th July 2014.
1 year after the SAO incident, Kirito is approached by Seijiro Kikuoka from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department “VR Division” with a rather peculiar request.
That was an investigation on the “Death Gun” incident that occurred in the gun and steel filled VRMMO called Gun Gale Online (GGO). “Players who are shot by a mysterious avatar with a jet black gun lose their lives even in the real world…” Failing to turn down Kikuoka’s bizarre request, Kirito logs in to GGO even though he is not completely convinced that the virtual world could physically affect the real world.
Kirito wanders in an unfamiliar world in order to gain any clues about the “Death Gun.” Then, a female sniper named Sinon who owns a gigantic “Hecate II” rifle extends Kirito a helping hand. With Sinon’s help, Kirito decides to enter the “Bullet of Bullets,” a large tournament to choose the most powerful gunner within the realm of GGO, in hopes to become the target of the “Death Gun” and make direct contact with the mysterious avatar.