Sword Art Online

TV (25 eps)
4.461 out of 5 from 25,962 votes
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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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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

roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Jul 7, 2012
Score: 4/10

Notice: I wrote a novel-wide rant about SAO and the word count does not help to post it all here. So read the whole thing in the following links: http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=animeatt&aid=8692&attid=8694 Here is a link to our epic podcast regarding this show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1PBROnJT2c

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