Mother’s Rosario has been voted the most popular Sword Art Online episode in Japan

24th episode of Sword Art Online II entitled “Mother’s Rosario” was voted the most popular episode of the franchise to date in Japan. You can view the message below:

Voting was held as part of a contest titled “SAO’s Choice” as part of the anime’s 10th anniversary. The contest aimed to determine the top 20 episodes Sword Art Online. Places 11 to 20 were announced first on July 1, while the top 10 episodes were announced one at a time each week from July 9 to September 10. You can also check out the full list below:

  • 1. Mother’s Rosario
  • 2. My hero
  • 3. The blue-eyed demon
  • 4. Awakening
  • 5. The end of the world
  • 6. The Night Sky Blade
  • 7. The Girl in the Morning Dew
  • 8. Dance with black and white swords
  • 9. Memories
  • 10. Phantom bullet
  • 11. Sword Art Online: Extra Edition
  • 12. Then Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • 13. The world of swords
  • 14. Memorial of the Swordbearer
  • 15. Crimson Killing Intent
  • 16. End of Eternity
  • 17. Gilded Hero
  • 18. Warmth of the heart
  • 19. Zeken
  • 20. The Prince of Hell
Sword Art Online Mother's Rosario SAO Winner List
SAO selection results

PKG remastered version of the episode “Mother’s Rosario” aired in Japan before the announcement on September 10, 2022. The first season of A-1 Pictures animated Sword Art Online anime premiered on July 8, 2012. In 2013, an anime film titled Sword Art Online: Extra Edition emitted. Season 2 aired in 2014 and was followed by a film of the same title Sword Art Online: Another Rock in 2017 the 3rd season titled Sword Art Online: Alicization aired in 2018. It was followed by a sequel titled Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld by 2019 to 2020

On October 30, 2021 spin-off film, Sword Art Online: Progressive – Starless Night Aria premiering in Japanese theaters. A sequel film titled Sword Art Online: Progressive – Scherzo of Deep Night will be released on October 22, 2022 in Japan. Ayako Kono directed Progressive movies. Studio A-1 Pictures animated it all. The anime celebrated its 10th anniversary on July 8, 2022. An event titled “Full dive” will take place on November 6 of the same year, which is also the day of the game Sword Art Online started in anime history.

ASCII Media Works is serializing Reki Kawahara’sSword Art OnlineAbec illustrated light novel series since 2009 and currently has 26 volumes with more than 30 million copies in circulation. A series of light novels titled Sword Art Online: Progressive also published by the same publisher since 2012 and currently has 8 volumes. The light novel series chronicles Kirito and Asuna’s early days in Aincrad. Yen Press published the original Sword Art Online series of light novels in English and describes the plot as:

In 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online – a VRMMORPG (massive multiplayer online role-playing game with virtual reality) like no other – debuts, allowing players to take full advantage of the best gaming technology: NerveGear, a system, which allows users to fully immerse themselves in a fully realistic gaming experience. But when the game goes live, players’ excitement quickly turns to horror when they discover that for all its amazing features, SAO lacks one of the most basic features of any MMORPG – an exit button. Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies captured by NerveGear in the real world, users are given a chilling ultimatum: conquer all hundred floors of Aincrad to regain their freedom. But in the twisted world of SAO, “game over” means certain death—virtual and real…

source: Official Twitter
© Reki Kawahara / ASCII Media Works / SAO Project

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