Fabled Swords and a New Beginning.
A-1 Pictures brings us the continuing story of Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya and the friends he has met playing MMO’s. After solving the puzzle of the deaths in “Gun Gale Online” (GGO), Kirito and his band of gamers are back in the now fixed Alfheim Online (ALO). With new levels opening up, let the adventures begin again.
Whilst in the depths of Altheim, a group of adventurers discover the existence of the fabled sword Excalibur, and Suguha shows Kazuto a news article about the legendary item. Being the end of the year everybody is off school (all the SAO survivors attend the same specially made school, to observe the survivors).
The place where the sword is situated is difficult to reach but Asuna has a plan as they made a friend in one of the dungeons and it is capable of flying. Whilst travelling towards their goal, Tonki dives down to where the group can see gamers attacking Tonki’s kin and as they watch the carnage a giant woman, an NPC who is the Queen of the Lake Urðr, tells the band that if all of Tonki’s kin are slaughtered she will lose all her powers, letting the evil monsters into their realm above. She gives them a charm that shows the state of affairs, if it turns totally black all is doomed.
With this being a short lead up to the final arc of Sword Art Online 2, it isn’t a filler and the short story is a breath of fresh air, The start of Mother’s Rosario sees Asuna and Kuzuto finding out about the revealed contents of the upcoming ALO update, including the introduction of the 21st-30th floors of New Aincrad. So prepare your weapons and fill your pouches with potions and herbs and be ready to head out into the dungeons of the New Aincrad.