Several magazine artworks have been released for upcoming RPG themed action anime, Sword Art Online – highlighting a pair of blonde heroines, and a pink haired bishoujo we’ve not seen much of before as well.
Examining the art work above, to the far right is the leading female we’ve seen quite a bit of, and to the far left, the adorable loli who we’ve unfortunately not seen enough of – and in between them both, a pink haired character we’ve freckles who we’ve hardly seen any, if at all, of. One striking aspect is there’s three females and a single male lead, yet all the girls appear of friendly disposition with one another – there’s no competitive vibe as per the generic harem atmosphere in most series of a similar gender ratio.
Another shared detail is how all the females have warmer eye colors – hues which blaze like fire versus the more commonly seen vibrant tones, serving to make for quite a distinguishing and memorable characteristic.
A detail hard to ignore, the female with pink hair is fitted in an ensemble which emphasizes the breasts – her blouse is predominately red, yet transitions to a contrasting white in quite the ideal spot, bringing visual attention towards the chest. On that note, the red seen within any Sword Art Online material is a recurring and very specific shade of sanguine – the reasoning for this uniform blend of red implies correspondence to an organized group of some sort.
Similarly, white manages to find a home in every image as well – and these repeat colors do well to build an atmosphere, whilst again, point towards a structured arrangement in the world of Sword Art Online.
The series debuts July – and once more, we’ve received an additional reason to feel impatient.