Sword Art Online

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Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online,  S.A.O, SAO,  ソードアート・オンライン
Premiered: Summer 2012
Aired: Jul 8, 2012 to Dec 23, 2012
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Viewed: 147
Scored: 7.47/10 (1,171,122 voted myanimelist)
Synonyms: Sword Art Online, S.A.O, SAO, ソードアート・オンライン
Genres: ActionAdventureFantasyRomanceGame
In the year 2022, virtual reality has progressed by leaps and bounds, and a massive online role-playing game called Sword Art Online (SAO) is launched. With the aid of "NerveGear" technology, players can control their avatars within the game using nothing but their own thoughts. Kazuto Kirigaya, nicknamed "Kirito," is among the lucky few enthusiasts who get their hands on the first shipment of the game. He logs in to find himself, with ten-thousand others, in the scenic and elaborate world of Aincrad, one full of fantastic medieval weapons and gruesome monsters. However, in a cruel turn of events, the players soon realize they cannot log out; the game's creator has trapped them in his new world until they complete all one hundred levels of the game. In order to escape Aincrad, Kirito will now have to interact and cooperate with his fellow players. Some are allies, while others are foes, like Asuna Yuuki, who commands the leading group attempting to escape from the ruthless game. To make matters worse, Sword Art Online is not all fun and games: if they die in Aincrad, they die in real life. Kirito must adapt to his new reality, fight for his survival, and hopefully break free from his virtual hell. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
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Characters
Kirigaya, Kazuto
Main
Kirigaya, Suguha
Main
Yuuki, Asuna
Main
Nagata, Shinichi
Supporting
Namekuji
Supporting
Nishida
Supporting
Pina
Supporting
Rosalia
Supporting
Sachi
Supporting
Sakuya
Supporting
Sasamaru
Supporting
Sasha
Supporting
Schmitt
Supporting
Shinkawa, Shouichi
Supporting
Shinozaki, Rika
Supporting
Sigurd
Supporting
Sugou, Nobuyuki
Supporting
Tetsuo
Supporting
Thinker
Supporting
Tsuboi, Ryoutarou
Supporting
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