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Sword Art Online 

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In the year 2022, thousands of people get trapped in a new virtual MMORPG and the lone wolf player, Kirito, works to escape.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Yoshitsugu Matsuoka ...  Kirito / ... 72 episodes, 2012-2019
Bryce Papenbrook ...  Kirito 44 episodes, 2012-2018
Haruka Tomatsu ...  Asuna / ... 42 episodes, 2012-2019
Cherami Leigh ...  Asuna 39 episodes, 2012-2018
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The year is 2022, and gamers have lined up on launch day for Sword Art Online, a hotly-anticipated MMORPG that lets players connect to an immersive virtual reality world with special helmets called Nerve Gear. Kirito is one such gamer who's eager to jump back into action, having spent a great deal of time as a beta tester, and quickly becomes friends with newbie warrior Klein. But soon, Sword Art Online's 10,000 players discover that not only are they unable to log out, the only way they can return to their physical bodies is by beating the 100-level tower's final boss - death in the game means death in the real world. Now, with no one else to turn to, Kirito and the other participants must survive the game as best they can. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 July 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sao See more »

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Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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The storyline is based on the light novel series "Sword Art Online" originally intended as an entry into a short story competition. The original novel was twice as long as allowed for the contest but Reki couldn't bear taking anything out of the story leading to it being self published. See more »

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Spin-off Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (2018) See more »

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Written by Eir Aoi, Ryosuke Shigenaga
Arranged by Kayo Shimokawa
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SAO- an anime you'll always remember
27 January 2015 | by crespo-camila97See all my reviews

SAO- an anime you'll always remember

I guess the ones who have got here already now the back story of season I, so i'll avoid explaining it. Anyway, be prepared for a bunch of new and fresh characters. Such as Sinon and Yuuki, both girls, and both with some incredible and difficult pasts. Definitely SAO II is not as good as the first season, but the evolution of the characters makes worth seeing it. The content of some chapters is weak but as you go further it improves a lot. At the end, the essence of SAO appears again and makes you love the show even more. If you have already seen the first season, the second one would sure be awesome for you! Love the ending. Don't miss it, is one of those anime which you go through all the emotions.


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