The Sword Art Online franchise has been a major success since its inception in 2009. With multiple anime adaptations, light novels, manga, and video games, it’s safe to say that SAO has a dedicated fan base. Recently, the May issue of Kadokawa’s Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine published a 41-page special chapter 0 of Masato Kanetsuki’s Sword Art Online: Unital Ring manga. This marks the beginning of the adaptation of the “Unital Ring” arc of Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online light novel series.
For those unfamiliar with Sword Art Online, the story follows the protagonist, Kirito, and his journey through various virtual reality MMORPGs. In the “Unital Ring” arc, Kirito and his friends find themselves in a new VRMMORPG called “Unital Ring.” However, something is amiss as they soon discover that all the game worlds they’ve previously visited are merging together within Unital Ring. This leads to some unexpected encounters and challenges for the group.
The 41-page special chapter 0 gives fans a glimpse of what’s to come in the Unital Ring arc. The chapter introduces a new character named Vassago, who is known as the “Dark God.” Vassago is a significant player in the arc and has been a source of excitement for fans who have been following the light novel series.
The art in the manga adaptation is impressive, with detailed illustrations that capture the essence of the Sword Art Online universe. The action scenes are well choreographed, and the character designs are faithful to the original light novel series. Fans of the franchise will be pleased to see their favorite characters brought to life in this new medium.
The manga adaptation of the “Unital Ring” arc will begin serialization in the June issue of Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine, which will be released on April 26. This is exciting news for fans who have been eagerly awaiting the next chapter in Kirito’s journey. With the release of the manga, fans will be able to experience the “Unital Ring” arc in a whole new way.
In conclusion, the publication of the special chapter 0 of Masato Kanetsuki’s Sword Art Online: Unital Ring manga in the May issue of Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine has generated significant excitement among SAO fans. The upcoming serialization of the manga adaptation in the June issue of the magazine is sure to be eagerly anticipated by fans of the franchise. We can’t wait to see how the “Unital Ring” arc will be adapted in this new medium and what surprises await Kirito and his friends.
Source: Anime News Network