7.7/10
27,170
108 user 24 critic

Sword Art Online 

In the year 2022, thousands of people get trapped in a new virtual MMORPG and the lone wolf player, Kirito, works to escape.
Reviews
Popularity
577 ( 100)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
2018   2014   2012  
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Kirito uncovers a conspiracy within Ordinal Scale, a popular VR game developed for a new system called The Augma.

Director: Tomohiko Itô
Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Kanae Itô
Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a superpowered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.

Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Austin Tindle, Sora Amamiya
No Game, No Life (TV Mini-Series 2014)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Siblings Sora and Shiro together make up the most feared team of pro gamers in the world, The Blank. When they manage to beat god himself in a game of chess, they are sent to a world where all disputes are settled with games.

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Ai Kayano, Yôko Hikasa
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A countryside boy named Tatsumi sets out on a journey to The Capital to make a name for himself and met a seemingly dangerous group of Assassins known as Night Raid. Their journey begins.

Stars: Sôma Saitô, Corey Hartzog, Sora Amamiya
Nanatsu no taizai (TV Series 2014)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The Seven Deadly Sins were once an active group of knights in the region of Britannia, who disbanded after they supposedly plotted to overthrow the Liones Kingdom. Their supposed defeat ... See full summary »

Stars: Bryce Papenbrook, Cristina Valenzuela, Erika Harlacher
Boku no Hero Academia (TV Series 2016)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A superhero-loving boy without any powers is determined to enroll in a prestigious hero academy and learn what it really means to be a hero.

Stars: Daiki Yamashita, Justin Briner, Nobuhiko Okamoto
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Shortly after being summoned to a new world, Subaru Natsuki and his new female companion are brutally murdered. But then he awakes to find himself in the same alley, with the same thugs, the same girl, and the day begins to repeat.

Stars: Yûsuke Kobayashi, Sean Chiplock, Rie Takahashi
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Karen Kohiruimaki always felt out of place in the real world. Due to her extreme height, she found it hard to make friends with other girls her age. Everything changes when she's introduced... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Berry, Kira Buckland, Reba Buhr
Attack on Titan (TV Series 2013)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Stars: Marina Inoue, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Kirito and some of his new friends look back at the events of season one. Kirito recalls his defining moments while Suguha learns to swim with the help of Asuna and other girls who fought alongside Kirito.

Director: Tomohiko Itô
Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Ayana Taketatsu
Fairy Tail (TV Series 2009)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Lucy, an aspiring Celestial Wizard, becomes a friend and ally to powerful wizards Natsu, Gray, and Erza, who are part of the (in)famous wizard guild, Fairy Tail.

Stars: Tetsuya Kakihara, Aya Hirano, Rie Kugimiya
Ao no ekusoshisuto (2011–2012)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After discovering that he's the son of Satan, a young man must join the True Cross Academy in order to master his abilities and defeat Satan himself.

Stars: Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Yoshitsugu Matsuoka ...  Kirito / ... 49 episodes, 2012-2014
Bryce Papenbrook ...  Kirito 43 episodes, 2012-2014
Cherami Leigh ...  Asuna 38 episodes, 2012-2014
Haruka Tomatsu ...  Asuna / ... 36 episodes, 2012-2014
Kanae Itô Kanae Itô ...  Yui 24 episodes, 2012-2014
Stephanie Sheh ...  Yui 24 episodes, 2012-2014
Ayana Taketatsu Ayana Taketatsu ...  Leafa / ... 22 episodes, 2012-2014
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

7 July 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sao See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Episode 5-6 were after mothers rosario in the light novels however they were put in the first season while mothers rosario arc was put in the second season See more »

Connections

Followed by Gekijo-ban Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Yume Sekai
(Dream World)
Performed by Haruka Tomatsu
Written by Shin Furuya, Kengo Minamida
Arranged by Furukawa Takahiro
(Music Rayn)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Love and Sacrefice
20 January 2013 | by hsn-546-426431See all my reviews

one of the best RPG anime ever watched , similar to the one called Hack GU (Haseo) . The romantic story between Kirito and Asuna is really great and heart beating . The director succeeded in viewing the relation between them both . where at first glance you think it's just a series of adventure and killing bosses , but when you watch it episode after episode , you will discover that there's a huge aim of a story which is love , and sacrifices .

starting from the first episode you will be hooked . And i liked how the episodes mingles between two different events . one in SAO and the other in a new video game called the world of fairies. The series is taken from 2 SAO novels . Although Kirito changes the game to a new world , but it will always stay as SAO . And all of this incidents just to show how he would defeat all worlds just to protect the one he loved , Asuna . Using his super skills gained in SAO online game , he turns to another game , and defeat its bosses , not looking for fame , or reputation , just he was looking for his love .

the music , action scenes , just everything fits it to let you repeat the scenes over and over.


22 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 108 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed