Sword Art Online – Alicization

Sword Art Online: Alicization

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The Soul Translator is a state-of-the-art full-dive interface which interacts with the user's Fluctlight—the technological equivalent of a human soul—and fundamentally differs from the orthodox method of sending signals to the brain. The private institute Rath aims to perfect their creation by enlisting the aid of Sword Art Online survivor Kazuto Kirigaya. He works there as a part-time employee to test the system's capabilities in the Underworld: the fantastical realm generated by the Soul Translator. As per the confidentiality contract, any memories created by the machine in the virtual world are wiped upon returning to the real world. Kazuto can only vaguely recall a single name, Alice, which provokes a sense of unease when mentioned in reality. When Kazuto escorts Asuna Yuuki home one evening, they chance upon a familiar foe. Kazuto is mortally wounded in the ensuing fight and loses consciousness. When he comes to, he discovers that he has made a full-dive into the Underworld with seemingly no way to escape. He sets off on a quest, seeking a way back to the physical world once again.

User Rating: 4.28 ( 29 votes)


English: Sword Art Online: Alicization
Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン アリシゼーション
Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2018 to Mar 31, 2019
Premiered: Fall 2018
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Genco, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Egg Firm, Straight Edge, Kadokawa, Sonilude
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Game, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 480p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio

Encoder's Notes

Encoded from the USBD with MTBB subs added. Man, have SAO blurays always been this bad? It had literally every artifact that a modern BD can have. The aliasing was almost too painful to look at, really annoying halos, excessive noise, banding, etc. I had to make a few compromises for fixing those but I’m happy with how it turned out in the end. Here’s some comparisons:

source vs encode
source vs encode


jdcox215 for the remuxed BDs
MTBB for the subs


Kazuma Miki – Producer
Manabu Ono – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshikazu Iwanami – Sound Director
Saori Den – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “ADAMAS” by LiSA (eps 2-13)
OP2: “RESISTER” by ASCA (eps 14-22, 24)
ED1: “Iris (アイリス)” by Eir Aoi (eps 2-13)
ED2: “forget-me-not” by ReoNa (eps 14-18, 20-24)
ED3: “Niji no Kanata ni (虹の彼方に)” by ReoNa (ep 19)


I’m waiting for that 82% approval rate to slowly drop as time passes. I’m just gonna sit back and eat popcorn as people duke it out.




Oh boy! Can’t wait for a abridge series on this one. :D


Looking forward to this, I’ve heard good things about the light novels. I’ll definitely be catching up and reading ahead in anticipation.

Frutex Sum

Tbh, even though I am not a fan of SAO, I’m not missing this. It looks ok for SAO standards… Can’t wait for the Abridged XD


This got potential. I hope they don’t ruin it


SAO is my favourite train wreck – and like seasons before it, this one won’t disappoint!



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