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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

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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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16:9 HD
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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 »

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Spin-off Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (2014) See more »

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Wow, just amazing.
23 August 2012 | by ukrainianzSee all my reviews

This anime is Amazing. Watch it now. I can't even explain this... Sword Art Online is ridiculously well made, so far. A lot of anime have a good start but end horribly but this anime has an incredible start and only time will tell of the end. However, I believe that this anime will finish very well. I don't want to reveal much about the show but the main character Kirito is awesome... Just go watch this show. Now. You wont regret it trust me. I don't know if I'll be able to survive waiting a week for each episode. All I have been doing so far is praising the show but I'm dead serious the characters are awesome, plot is awesome, the idea of the show is very interesting as well. I HIGHLY recommend this show and I know this isn't the most detailed and persuading post (I don't wanna spoil anything), at least I don't think it is but this is a very good show. You will get hooked from episode 1, I promise. My brother and I aren't crazy anime fans, we probably are now because of this show but he saw someone post on a website that an amazing new show is going on air and well, he was right.


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