Sword Art Online is currently at episode 24, after Kirito awakens two years after being trapped in SAO. He then travels to Alfheim Online to save Asuna.
Last week Kotobukiya announced a 1/8 scale statue of Asuna will be released in 2013. Today Good Smile company announced a Kirito Figma.
Kirito comes equipped with his SAO swords, “Elucidator” and “Dark Repulser”, which he can dual wield store on his back. Kirito is fully poseable and includes three different facial expressions along with a stand.
The Kirito Figma releases May 2013, and will retail for 3800円 (about $50). It will make for a great collectible for SAO fans. Since it was just announced, it will be a few days before online stores will start to take pre-orders for the figure. Make sure you do and support your local anime shops.
If you haven’t watched Sword Art Online yet, then you are missing out on an amazing anime based off the style known in MMORPGs. Stay tuned for a special series review of episodes 1-25 of SAO.