Live Action Sword Art Online TV Series

This is some crazy news that might surprise fans of the popular anime series Sword Art Online (SAO). It looks like we are getting a live action TV series and it could be coming sooner than we think. There have only been two seasons produced so far of the anime series, but SAO is super popular among anime fans. For those of you that don’t know about Sword Art Online, it’s basically about a virtual MMO where players get trapped inside the game, and have to battle their way to the end of the game to free themselves. However, if they die in the game they die in real life.

According to Anime News NetworkAmerican independent production company Skydance Television announced on Tuesday that it has acquired the global live-action television rights for the Sword Art Online (SAO) franchise from Kadokawa. Not only that, but the company is looking to “fast track” the project as well as create “a Sword Art Online virtual reality experience after the television series.” That is a lot of Sword Art Online coming our way. Personally I think this is exciting as I am a big fan of the anime series.

sao-kirito-02Skydance Television obviously has some big plans for SAO and it looks like they are expecting this to last for quite a while. Apparently “Skydance Media is planning a full-scale and wide-ranging set of live action franchise extensions across our business verticals.” I’m not sure what else this could mean but I like the way they are thinking about this property. I only hope that they stay true to the original characters and story that has already been told. Only time will tell if this is something fans of the anime will enjoy. So far there has been no release date given for the live action series.

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