The Sword Art Online: Extra Edition, which will air on the 31st of December, is getting it’s much-needed attention. A 15-second commercial for the television anime special has come out, the video features the theme song “Niji no Oto” (The Sounds of the Rainbow) by Eir Aoi. The episode will preview on Tokyo MX TV, BS11 and Niconico in Japan on the 31st of December at 10:00 pm. Carry on reading to watch the commercial.
Aniplex describes the story to be:
Kirito and the others decide to go on an underwater quest within the world of ALO to grant Yui her wish to see a whale. As they all prepare for the quest, they face a shocking revelation… Leafa, or Suguha is afraid of water. So, Asuna and the other female members decide to teach Suguha how to swim at a pool in the real world. Meanwhile, Kirito was meeting somebody…
The team from the television anime are coming back to cast the characters, Reki Kawahara also took part in the two-hour special, the illustrator also gave the characters a full makeover. Here are some screen grabs from the 15-second ad preview provided by Dengeki.