Sword Art Online

TV (25 eps)
4.446 out of 5 from 28,367 votes
Rank #89

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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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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Ah, Sword Art Online (SAO), how much I hate this show... 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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