Sword Art Online Info
In the year 2022, the Virtual reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) Sword Art Online (SAO) is released. With the Nerve Gear, a VR Helmet that stimulates the user's five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds. But an unexpected event occurs on November 6, 2022 when Akihiko Kayaba, the creator of SAO, prevents the players from logging out. Akihiko issues them a challenge; if they wish to be free and log out of the game, they must reached the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, should their in-game characters die in the game, so will their bodies in the real world. As the game's 10,000 players try to accept their new deadly predicament, Kirito, a skilled player who tested the beta version of the game, is determined to reach the 100th floor and be free. Along with Asuna, his partner and love interest, and their friends, Kirito and his allies will face many obstacles and discovers the true purpose of SAO. As their adventure continues, they will also participate in other VRMMO games as well.
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Characters Kazuto Kirigaya
Kirito is the main protagonist of the series. He is the protagonist and is a "solo" player as well as a beater (beta tester and cheater), a player who hasn't joined a guild and usually works alone. Kirito is also one of the clearers in SAO. When it is announced that the players of Sword Art Online can no longer logout, he is surprised like everyone else, but unlike everyone else he quickly gets over it and accepts it, to an extent. He mainly uses a one-handed sword and usually wears all black in-game, as it adds to stealth. He can also use two blades at once, a unique skill to him and he only uses it in emergencies to avoid attention for being one out of the two people to have unique skills.
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Asuna is a friend of Kirito and is a sub-leader of the guild Knights of the Blood (KoB), a medium-sized guild of about thirty players, also called the strongest guild in Aincrad. Being one of the few girls that are in SAO, and even more so that she's extremely pretty, she receives many invitations and proposals. She is a skilled player earning the title "Flash" for her extraordinary sword skill that are lightning fast. Her game alias is the same as her real world name.
Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu
Kirito's younger cousin in the real world. She's a diligent worker and has been practicing Kendo for 8 years. Kirito/Kazuto calls her "Sugu". After Kazuto got trapped in Sword Art Online, she began playing ALfheim Online in order to understand him better. She has feelings for Kazuto but understands that Kazuto's feelings for Asuna are too strong. Coincidentally, she meets Kirito in ALfheim and aids him in searching for Asuna unaware that Kirito is Kazuto.
Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu
A friendly player that meets Kirito at the start of the game and quickly befriends and learns from him. He and Kirito later separate because he has friends who were also new to the game so he couldn't leave them. He survives for the past two years and managed to protect his friends the whole time, something Kirito regretted not doing. He is a katana user and the leader of the small guild Fuurinkazan who participates in the boss battles.
Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata
#1: "crossing field" by LiSA
#2: "INNOCENCE" by Aoi Eir
#1: "Yume Sekai (ユメセカイ)" by Haruka Tomatsu
#2: "Overfly" by Luna Haruna
Episode 1 | "The World of Swords"
Episode 2 | "Beatert"
Episode 3 | "Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Episode 4 | "The Black Swordsman"
Episode 5 | "A Murder Case in the Area"
Episode 6 | "Phantom Avenger"
Episode 7 | "Warmth of Heart"
Episode 8 | "Black & White Sword Dance"
Episode 9 | "Blue-Eyed Demon"
Episode 10 | "Crimson Killing Intent"
Episode 11 | "The Morning Dew Girl"
Episode 12 | "Yui's Heart"
Episode 13 | "The Depths of Hell"
Episode 14 | "The End of the World"
Episode 15 | "Return"
Episode 16 | "The Land of Fairies"
Episode 17 | "The Captive Queen"
Episode 18 | "To the World Tree"
Episode 19 | "The Lugru Corridor"
Episode 20 | "General of the Blazing Flames"
Episode 21 | "The Truth about ALfheim"
Episode 22 | "Grand Quest"
Episode 23 | "Bonds"
Episode 24 | "Gilded Hero"
Episode 25 | "The World Seed"
Sequel Sword Art Online II
- (Jul 5, 2014 to ???)