Recently at their panel at Sakura Con (Seattle,WA), Aniplex of America Inc. announced their release plans for the hit anime series Sword Art Online II. The series will be released in 4 volumes per format in Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Sets and Standard Edition Blu-rays and DVDs. The First Volume will be available on June 30th about the other volumes will be announced on a later date. Pre-orders for the first volume is now open and will be available for purchase in the US, Canada, Central and South Americas. The Limited Edition Vol. 1 Blu-ray Box will come with tons of bonus materials including the Original Soundtrack CD vol. 1, a deluxe 24 page booklet as well as an exclusive collectible Weiss Schwarz card from Bushiroad (while supplies last).
In addition, bonus contents on each Blu-ray discs will include audio commentary by Creators and Japanese cast, Special Animation “Sword Art offline II”, and more. The packaging will also feature illustrations by abec (Original Character Design), and clear BD Cases with double-sided Japanese cover design. Both Blu-rays and DVD will have Japanese and English dialog, English subtitles as well as Spanish subtitles. Limited Edition Box Sets will be available while Sword Art Online II is currently part of the ToonamiTM late Saturday night line-up, featuring an all-star English dub cast including Bryce Papenbrook (Blue Exorcist, DURARARA!!) playing Kirito, Cherami Leigh (Blue Exoricst, Baccano!) as Asuna, Cassandra Lee Morris (Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist) as Leafa, Sarah Anne Williams (Madoka Magica, KILL la KILL) as Lisbeth, Christine Marie Cabanos (Madoka Magica, KILL la KILL) as Silica, Kirk Thornton (Blue Exorcist) as Klein and Stephanie Sheh (Blue Exorcist, KILL la KILL) as Yui. Michelle Ruff (GURREN LAGANN, DURARARA!!) will be joining the star-studded cast as Sinon in the sequel.