North American anime publisher Aniplex of America have announced that they will be launching Sword Art Online – Extra Edition – on DVD and Blu-ray formats from December 23rd 2014. This is the 100 minute animated feature that originally aired in Japan and worldwide through simulcast on New Year’s Eve 2013.
Priced at $39.98/$59.98 on DVD and Blu-ray platforms respectively, this release will feature dual-audio (Japanese / English) with English and Spanish subtitles. Bonus contents contained with Blu-ray edition include the “Sword Art Online” special animation, a Sword Art Online II trailer, a deluxe booklet and exclusive poster.
On a hot summer day, Kazuto (Kirito) takes Suguha (Leafa) to his school, to meet Asuna, Keiko (Silica) and Rika (Lisbeth). Their mission: teach Suguha how to swim. Kazuto, however, has a prior commitment to see Seijiro Kikuoka, an officer with the Virtual Reality Section of the Department of General Affairs. Kikuoka wants to go over Kazuto’s recollection of his time in SAO and ALO, to resolve some unanswered questions. Later in ALO, Kirito and the girls (along with Klein and Agil), embark on an underwater quest to show Yui her very first whale. But the deeper down they go, the more mysterious the quest becomes…
Kirito: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka / Bryce Papenbrook
Asuna: Haruka Tomatsu / Cherami Leigh
Leafa: Ayana Taketatsu / Cassandra Lee Morris
Yui: Kanae Ito / Stephanie Sheh
Silica: Rina Hidaka / Christine M Cabanos
Lisbeth: Ayahi Takagaki / Sarah Anne Williams
Klein: Hiroaki Hirata / Kirk Thornton
Agil: Hiroki Yasumoto / Patrick Seitz