Sword Art Online

TV (25 eps)
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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 - that is, if their HP doesn't drop to zero first, for 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 – some forming guilds, others ruthlessly leaving their peers behind, and many tragically falling by the wayside or to the merciless monsters populating the lands...

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  • The World of Swords image

    Episode 1

    The World of Swords

  • Beater image

    Episode 2

    Beater

  • Red Nosed Reindeer image

    Episode 3

    Red Nosed Reindeer

  • The Black Swordsman image

    Episode 4

    The Black Swordsman

  • A Crime Within the Walls image

    Episode 5

    A Crime Within the Walls

  • Illusionary Avenger image

    Episode 6

    Illusionary Avenger

  • The Temperature of the Heart image

    Episode 7

    The Temperature of the Heart

  • The Sword Dance of White and Black image

    Episode 8

    The Sword Dance of White and Black

  • The Blue-Eyed Demon image

    Episode 9

    The Blue-Eyed Demon

  • Crimson Killing Intent image

    Episode 10

    Crimson Killing Intent

  • The Girl of Morning Dew image

    Episode 11

    The Girl of Morning Dew

  • Yui's Heart image

    Episode 12

    Yui's Heart

  • Edge of Hell's Abyss image

    Episode 13

    Edge of Hell's Abyss

  • The End of the World image

    Episode 14

    The End of the World

  • Return image

    Episode 15

    Return

  • Land of the Fairies image

    Episode 16

    Land of the Fairies

  • Captive Queen image

    Episode 17

    Captive Queen

  • To the World Tree image

    Episode 18

    To the World Tree

  • The Lugru Corridor image

    Episode 19

    The Lugru Corridor

  • General of the Blazing Flame image

    Episode 20

    General of the Blazing Flame

  • The Truth of ALfheim image

    Episode 21

    The Truth of ALfheim

  • Grand Quest image

    Episode 22

    Grand Quest

  • Bonds image

    Episode 23

    Bonds

  • Gilded Hero image

    Episode 24

    Gilded Hero

  • The World Seed image

    Episode 25

    The World Seed

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LindLTailor's avatar by LindLTailor on Feb 28, 2013
Score 2/10

I might as well skip the plot synopsis of Sword Art Online, because odds are you already know it. Sword Art Online has utterly exploded. It is all over the place. It is that one show the EVERYONE is watching, whether it be through genuine interest or sheer bile fascination. And amidst this, it has split the anime fandom enormously between those who utterly love it and those who absolutely hate it. As you no... read more

Mike154698's avatar by Mike154698 on Jan 15, 2014
Score 9/10

*Don't worry No Spoilers* Lets see were to start with this amazing Anime... Story: Alright the story... Now the story is pretty gripping and paced out nicely, the charachters develop well and the whole timing of the story makes sense. What is really great about the story is that it's not extremly predictible leaving some great twists and changes that effect the story throughout. Animation: There is... read more

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