We’ve seen the finale of the third season of Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld, and now everyone’s asking if the series we’ll return for season 4.
Fans of the anime know what it’s like to wait for a long time for their favorite shows to be back, but sometimes it’s just way too much time to wait. We had to wait four years before we got season 3, and that was a lot. It seems that we will have to wait yet another long period of time for season 4 to make its appearance. Here is all we know so far.
Is there going to be a season 4?
Season 3 has included everything there was between the 9th and the 18th volume of the series, and the author said that there would be one more big arc, which will be called “Sword Art Online: Unital Ring”. This one has three published volumes. We think that season 4 will be adapted from these volumes. However, the announcement of the “Progressive” anime may actually push it back.
The director of A-1 Pictures, Manabu Ono, stated that the studio wants to adapt the entire Sword Art Online series. Sword Art Online will probably return for a fourth season soon.
“Sword Art Online: Progressive” will also be adapted into its own anime series. As you probably already know, Progressive is a six-volume novel series, which basically retells the story of Aincard from the original series.
When is the release date?
As of now, we don’t have an official release date for the fourth season of Sword Art Online. But we know that Sword Art Online: Unital Ring will not premiere until 2024. Progressive might come within the next two years.