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Sword Art Online Season 3 Reportedly Announced

UPDATE 3/25/18: Sword Art Online’s season 3 release date has been announced for October.

UPDATE 9/14/17: The home video release of Ordinal Scale further confirms the info below.

Sword Art Online season 3 is on its way.

That’s the report from a test screening of the new Sword Art Online film Ordinal Scale.

The news comes from a multiple Twitter users who saw a test screening of Ordinal Scale. One user, @tuki0811, wrote:

“I just saw the world’s first test screening of SAO lol
It was so good I got goosebumps lol
Oh, by the way, season 3 was announced~”

User @yarare_kanrinin, who runs the popular anime blog Yaraon, tweeted:

“‘sao will return’ is written in the end credits of Ordinal Scale. The third season of the anime is comiiiiing!”

This news should be taken with a grain of salt, as it is not an official announcement, but Yaraon is a generally reliable site.

With Ordinal Scale coming out February 18 and a third season on the way, things are looking good for SAO fans.

Source: Yaraon

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.