Weekly OP: Sword Art Online (1)

By all accounts, Sword Art Online was fairly popular franchise, so a sequel was all but inevitable. Sometime this year we’ll be getting one!

The first season had some pretty awesome action and adventure, but were disappointed in how the badass Asuna devolved into a generic damsel-in-distress in the second half, and how cartoonishly evil the villain became (though the argument could be made that such a villain has a place in an RPG).

One thing SAO definitely got right was its first opening, which gives us an enticing taste of the virtual world we’re about to enter, nicely paired with LiSA’s (Oribe Risa)’s single “Crossing Field.” We also know Risa as the vocalist for Yui in Angel Beats!.