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Sword Art Online AR Event Puts Fans into the Game

Sword Art Online fans in Japan will soon have a way to get closer to their favorite series. With the help of a special app, Tokyo Anime Tourism is giving fans the opportunity to explore Tokyo while interacting with Sword Art Online characters via augmented reality.

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The special AR spots will be marked on a map within the app, and those who visit enough of these locations will get a chance to win related prizes. Some of the prizes include clear files, towels, and pinback buttons.

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It all starts with a kickoff event in Bellesalle Akihabara, which will be host to special rare character encounters on January 28. After that, the AR event will be available until February 28.

Season 3 of the main Sword Art Online anime series will be arriving in October.

Source: Anime! Anime! via Crunchyroll