One of the famous anime sequences, Sao season 4 will not happen in the next few years. Why? What is the problem behind the release of Sao season 4? What will be the storyline of Sao season 4? What will be the release date of Sao season 4? Let us find the answers to these questions in this article.
Before knowing about the rumors and updates about Sao season 4, let us collect some fundamental details about the previous seasons of the anime, Sao, popularly called Sword Art Online
About the previous seasons of Sao season 4
The first episode of the series, Sao season 1, Sword Art Online was broadcasted on the 28th of July, in the year 2013. And the final episode of Sao season 1 was aired on the 16th of February, in the year 2014. The story of Sao Anime is based on light novels, with the same title, as Sword Art Online, which was solely written by Reki Kawahara.
The first season of the anime, Sao season 1 was directed by Tomohiko Itō and the same was produced by the famous Japanese animation studio, A-1 Pictures. The approximate length of each episode of the first season of Sao was nearly one hour. Though the light novels were written by Reki Kawahara, the same was illustrated by ABEC.
The first season covers the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and one chapter from the 8th volume of the light novels.
The story goes like this: Two boys, named Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki will get trapped in an online game called, “Sword Art Online” and there they will be asked to complete 100 different tasks and need to defeat the final boss to be freed from the Virtual world.
And there, they will be encountering so many twists and turns, making the flow of the series interesting for its viewers.
The first episode of the second part of the series, Sword Art Online II was premiered on the 5th of July, in the year 2014 and its final episode was broadcasted on the 20th of December, in the same year 2014.
After this, there was a set of episodes, comprising the summary of the first and second seasons of Sao, as Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld. But, the second half of this series was delayed to air because of the worldwide crisis – Covid-19 Pandemic.
The first episode of this series was broadcasted on the 6th of October, in the year 2019. And the last episode of the series was premiered on the 26th of September, in the year 2020.
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Let us look into our core problem – Will there be Sao season 4 – YES or NO?
As addressed at the beginning of the article, Sao season 4 will not be returning anytime shortly because many other series are standing in queue for their release and the team of Sword Art Online is not showing any visible interest in making Sao season 4.
And we are also aware that there are no social media updates from the team or the broadcasting partner, Netflix about the renewal for Sao season 4.
But when we look at the dates of the release of different seasons of Sao, there is a gap of a handful of months. Thus, there is still hope for the release of Sao season 4. If we move forward with the same calculation of the dates, we can expect that the Sao season 4 can be accessible most probably in the year 2022 on the Over The Top platform, Netflix US.
Thus, we have to wait for nearly 5-6 months to know the updates of Sao season 4 neither from the side of the Sao anime core team nor the broadcasting partner, Netflix.