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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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
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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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ONE of the BEST Anime in 2012
2 September 2012 | by RohbSee all my reviews

Sword Art Online (SAO) Even though the anime is not completed as I write this, I can already see that this anime will be one of the best of 2012.SAO is perfectly paced storyline with many plot twists and surprises it's almost impossible to get bored.I have no other words to describe this is just simply amazing and you will easily fall in love with SAO.I can't believe it's only scoring 8.8.It's easy 10/10 in my books...If you watch one anime in 2012 I recommend SAO especially if your an MMO player and even more so if you played MMO's back in the day before they made all of them casual. This anime tells a story from the viewpoint of those kind of games, where things are very challenging, living in another world is possible in games.


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