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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.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Yoshitsugu Matsuoka ...  Kirito / ... 70 episodes, 2012-2019
Bryce Papenbrook ...  Kirito 44 episodes, 2012-2018
Haruka Tomatsu ...  Asuna / ... 41 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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Japan

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

7 July 2012 (Japan) See more »

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In the English Dub of Season 2 Ep. 19, Asuna, while Glaring at someone, actually says the word "Staaaare." This was improved by her voice actress, Cherami Leigh, who didn't even know it was left in until it aired. See more »


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First half of the season more than decent
30 March 2015 | by ppatrankaSee all my reviews

First part of the season (up until episode 15) is pretty decent. Kirito is invited to play in an other game called Gun Gale Online GGO because something strange is happening. Player killed in this game by one specific character dies from heart attack in real life as well. Maybe it's only a coincidence, but further investigation is much needed. After entering a game Kirito meets a player-sniper Sinon, who participates in this game due to her own reasons. I really recommend watching is part of the season. It definitely is not as good as the first season of SAO, but i found it enjoyable. I found plots twist pretty interesting and the fact that Kirito suffers from SAO experience to be a nice touch to this season.

The most annoying thing in this season was reminiscent of events which happen earlier. 'OK, i saw it, i remember it, there is no net to waste tame and show the same things in every episode!'. Maybe if those events weren't shown so boldly but with a hint of subtlety it wouldn't be so annoying.

All in all, I'm giving it a 6,5 ->7

BUT. There is a second part of he seasons. Which i hated, found boring and don't even want to talk about it.


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