Anifone Android app also set to launch a version featuring the highly popular series.
Japanese anime production company Aniplex, Inc. has announced during on Anime Festival Asia (AFA) in Singapore that an “Extra Edition” of the highly-popular series Sword Art Online is set air at the end of the year.
It was announced that the program can be seen by television & online stream viewers in Japan and selected countries across the world.
The anime is scheduled to broadcast in Japan on Tuesday, December 31, at 10:00pm JST on terrestrial network TV Tokyo, satellite channel BS11, and the online streaming website Nico Nico Douga. It can be seen by selected viewers outside Japan two (2) hours later.
In the Philippines, the program can be seen on Tuesday, December 31, at 11:oopm PHT through the online-streaming website Daisuki. The program will also be accessible through the website in Other Southeast Asian countries, India, Middle Eastern countries, German-speaking countries, Italian-speaking countries, Russian-speaking countries, and The Americas (United States, Canada, Mexico, and Latin American countries).
It can also be watched through the online streaming sites Crunchyroll in the Americas, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, Le Shi (楽視) in China, Wakanim.tv for French-speaking countries, and the High-definition anime channel Aniplus HD in South Korea.
In a related story, the mobile application service anifone has announced that the popular series will have its own smartphone interface application, which will be called Sword Art Online fone.
The interface will have the functions of a smartphone, like calls, texts, and emails, but also has the ability to develop the characters of the series to “get you closer to the top of Aincrad.” It also has voices of the characters that can be used as an alarm or as a dialer.
The smartphone interface application will only be available for Android devices at the moment, and its Beta version will be available globally for a limited time. The official release, which is set to be released in December, is set to have additional functions and paid add-ons from user feedbacks.
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SOURCE: Aniplex of America
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