Aniplex of America, the distributors of anime hit Sword Art Online is hosting a special Watch and Win contest on Adult Swim’s Toonami.
Three special grand prize winners will receive a brand new 3D Personal Viewer courtesy of Sony Electronics. That’s not all, other prizes include Sword Art Online Blu-ray sets and DVDs as well as Sword Art Online Weib Schwarz trial card game decks from Bushiroad. The New Sony 3D Personal Viewers will let fans submerge themselves into the world of Sword Art Online as if they were main characters Kirito and Asuna.
Adapted from a popular light-novel series, Sword Art Online is set in a not-so-distant future where people are able to play video games ultra realistically by submersing themselves in the video game world with the use of NerveGear, a virtual reality device contained in a helmet like apparatus which gamers wear to stimulate their senses to control their avatars in the world of the game. Think of NerveGear as a head-mounted holodeck.
Kirito is an experienced player who was excited for the release of the new Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG), Sword Art Online, a.k.a. SAO. But, when Kirito and all the other players logged on to SAO for the first time, they quickly realized that something was not right. The creator of the game, Akihiko Kayaba, reveals to them that they will not be able to leave the game world unless they defeat the final boss atop a tower that is 100 floors high. To make things worse, Kayaba informs them that if a player dies in the game, he has rigged the NerveGear to kill them in the real world. Now Kirito must fight alongside other trapped players to defeat the final boss to free themselves from Kayaba’s deadly game.
To enter the contest, viewers need to watch Sword Art Online on Toonami Saturday Nights at 2:00am EST/PST on October 20th and 27th and look for the keyword shown immediately after the show. Viewers then need to enter the keyword on the entry form on the Sword Art Online Contest Page. Be sure to watch Sword Art Online on Toonami and don’t miss your chance to watch and win from Aniplex of America!