Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online Series, Visual Novel

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The series follows Kazuto Kirigaya as he signs into a MMORPG called Sword Art Online, under the name "Kirito". The creator of SAO informs him and all the other players that they are trapped there and that should they die in the game, they will die in real life as well. Having been one of the 1,000 beta testers, Kazuto feels that he can go at the game alone, but later on realizes that he needs others just as much as they need him.

As such, he begins to help other players, one of whom is named Asuna; the two fall in love and make plans to later meet in the real world. After almost two years in the game, a large scale battle is attempted to take on the final boss. While Kazuto awakens back in the real world, he soon discovers that Asuna and others did not wake up, and that they are trapped in a different game known as Alfheim Online. In hopes of saving the woman he loves, he signs into Alfheim Online, where he meets a girl named Leafa...

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Animefreak114's Sword Art Online Tv Review

Rated: 7

Sword Art Online is a classic example of a show that's easy to watch, easy to enjoy, and, especially for those who are fairly new to anime or don't take a show beyond face value, easy to mistake for the amazing series it tries to be. Yes, therein lies the primary problem with Sword Art Online. It tries to be the ultimate anime experience, with a little action adventure here, a little romance there, with filler and thriller in between. And instead of becoming one of the benchmarks for modern anime like Madoka Magica Kara no Kyoukai or Fate/Zero it becomes more or less a collection of many different cliches, tropes and archetypes, with the only amazing qualities being the art the action and it's gripping introduction.

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withlovepolaris withlovepolaris

Sword Art Online is one of the best anime I've ever seen so far. Storyline is really amazing especially the first half of Season 1 which had an epic ending for the main characters. However, story became quite predictable in the second half of Season 1. Next, people can also learn from this story and you would know what could it be. The OST's are pretty good and especially the BGM A Tender Feeling, when Kirito and Asuna express their affection and love to each other which I find really magical and amazing. Worth the watch and will be expecting more than less in the next seasons and of course the movie.


This anime was perfect in the first half of the first season. It had you on the edge of the chair, biting your nails, ripping your hair out in anticipation, not knowing what could happen to those great characters you follow through the VRMMO of SAO. Once they got out of the game and ran into trouble with Alfheim Online, the story took a turn for the worst. There was nothing to keep you watching, except for the season finale. I can only hope they bring back everything I loved of the first part of the story. So far, they are doing a good job.

kitty21 kitty21

The story is based on survival in a virtual game. if you die in the game, you die in real life. The story is very emotional and you become attached to characters very quickly.

There is currently a second part of the series in progress and its equally as good. Highly recommend it

darkmage530 darkmage530

First season was meh. It started off amazing and although I thoroughly enjoyed many parts of the series, I can't reward it with a good score because of how bad some aspects were. The second arc was pretty bad and too many things seemed setup.

Just started season 2. First episode was alright. We'll see how the show works out. Premise seems interesting and I've heard that the GGO arc is one of the better ones in this series.


My friend suggested this anime to me because he said that its awesome, so I watch it. For me this anime is just fine for me very good art and design, also has a good characters and backgrounds.. The idea of the whole series is very interesting.. Most of my classmates likes this series very much, but I don't like it very much. This anime is just above average and it is very worth watching..

Cirru Cirru

This feels like a variation of the .hack// universe. It's entertaining, but doesn't feel entirely original. To be able to game via a neural interface-like helmet is quite a scary thought. There are more health implications than possible benefits from the gaming experience.

Kalrathia Kalrathia

I have some issues with this anime... I hate Asuna, so I couldn't be "neutral" when I tried to rate the series. I think she's kind of hypocrite because she wants to assure that she's strong and then when she has problems with another guys, she needs Kirito's help... Forgetting that, it's interesting.
Anyways, I would like to read the novels.

pikachu36 pikachu36

Now this show I was pleased with! From the moment I first saw it till the end I was sold on not only the plot, but the great animations and illustrations as well. There are not too many animes that I like were I am happy with all aspects of the show, but with this show I loved every moment I watched of it and the times I didn't know what was going on it played out just like I was hoping it would. Very beautiful put together show really it's now in my all time top 5. Have to get the box set of this when I can :)


Speechless, I loved. Because it combines video games and action, with the love between Kirito and Asuna. The end of the first season made me cry, but then at the end of the season I was happy because It finished well. Warrior and brave Kirito, which gave all of himselfe for Asuna. I loved that, very tender. The truth is that its a great Anime.

snowfairyy snowfairyy

It gets kinda weird in the second half. I think it would have been better if they showed more of the game Sword Art Online and spent more time developing the relationship between Kirito and Asuna, instead of Suguha's bro-con. But it was really good, I liked the idea. And I LOVE KIRITO <3

renlilica renlilica

It is one rocking anime from the first episode itself it arouses our interest and every episode is interesting and fun. Kirito the main protagonist is cool in his own way and I like her younger sis she's cute, Asuna is quite the character strong and dignified. It was a cool anime.

touketsusharingan touketsusharingan

awesome setting awesome telling awesome main character awesome story is there anymore to say?

the only thing bugging me is that the story gaps between the eps feel somehow really huge especially the first ones

SevaVioletShadow SevaVioletShadow

nice anime beautiful storyline and events, very beautiful graphics the only main character is beautiful, but other silly characters (the girls that Kirito have met) is just waste of time, and a big trouble too !! any way the battels is so cool !! and the main anime idea is new and very exciting anime although i thought it's gonna be a boring anime!

banraider banraider

the storyline of this anime is new an very excited,i liked this anime and i enjoy watching it, another reason i like this anime cuz it's idea about games and i like everything about games, Asuna and Kirito are amazing characters, the graphics and colors of the anime is more than great,the battles are awsome,the only thing i hate is the other female characters, i hate them very much (except Yue), however, i really enjoy this anime.

KiyanaIkebana KiyanaIkebana

At the fisrt time it was fabulous! I falled in lovee....I was happy that the story has a speed running, I thouht that It will a never end anime like Bleach or other. Maybe some part jump too fast at the first time, but I never mind. I was very suprised about the sympatetic charas. At the first time Kirito looks cute, too cute, but I never thought that he will be so cool and strong!! x3 The same with Asuna, I thought that she will be annoying, but no, she is clever and strong too! And the love story between them is just beautiful!
I began to love SAO, but in the middle began a another Story,*SPOILER* the story abour Kirito's sister/cousin Sugu and the ALO. The game was still good, but the story began to be slower. I began to hate the feeling of Sugu to Kirito, how she can love him? I thought that the anime totally changed the Genre. And at the ep 24 the scene with (poor) Asuna and the harassment...I going to be sick -.- really!
But at the end the anime offers a lot! Action, Thriller, Romance, Fun...I was very suprised how good it's! =) Watch it to ep 14, after that jump at the last episode! they are the highlights! =)