The Sword Art Online panel at Dengeki Game Festival 2014 confirmed on Sunday that the Sword Art Online II television anime series will premiere in July. The event also unveiled a new key visual image for the series:
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka will reprise his role as the main protagonist Kirito from the Sword Art Online anime series. Miyuki Sawashiro will also reprise her role as Sinon from the Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment PSP video game.
Tomohiko Ito will again direct the series at A-1 Pictures, and Shingo Adachi will again adapt abec’s original character designs for animation. The series will adapt volumes five and six from Reki Kawahara’s original novel series.
The anime’s announcement was made during the premiere of the Sword Art Online: Extra Edition special and on the franchise’s updated website. The website gives the new arc the subtitle “Phantom Bullet.”