Although the “Mother’s Rosario” arc is long over for fans who followed the Japanese release, there’s still plenty of reason to look forward the Blu-ray and DVD release.
As anime fans know, sometimes the art is better.
Today, the official website for “Sword Art Online” revealed the Blu-ray/DVD box artwork for the upcoming release of the “Mother’s Rosario” arc.
The artwork, available to view above, features the character of Yuuki in a school uniform with her new friends from Kirito’s guild.
Since the first airing of the “Mother’s Rosario” arc, some fans on Reddit expressed happiness with Yuuki’s character.
“I can’t really explain why I like Yuuki, but I guess I’m just attracted to her voice and personality,” said Anonymoose-N.
According to Crunchyroll , the “Sword Art Online” season two Blu-ray/DVD volume will include episodes 23 entitled “Beginning of a Dream” and episode 24 entitled “Mother’s Rosario.” Volume 9 will be released on June 24 and include a bonus CD, a 16-page booklet, audio commentary and a SD character video.
The limited edition volume of the “Sword Art Online” season two Blu-ray will include a new short story by Reki Kawahara entitled, “Sisters’ Prayer.” “Sword Art Online” is an adaptation of light novels by Reki Kawahara.
Season two specifically follows three arcs from his series of novels including “Phantom Bullet,” “Excalibur,” and “Mother’s Rosario.” The “Phantom Bullet” arc takes place in a new online game entitled “Gun Gale Online” that features guns and machinery weapons as opposed to the swords and traditional weapons of Alfheim and Aincrad.
Meanwhile, “Mother’s Rosario” follows the story of Asuna’s faceoff against the best swordsman in Alfheim online named Zekken.
It is revealed however that Zekken is actually a girl named Yuuki, who has a special sword ability due to a personal tragedy in her life.