Aka: Kazuto KIRIGAYA

Gender: Male
Hair Color: Black
Rank #9
Rank #37

Kirito is one of 10,000 players trapped in the MMORPG known as Sword Art Online. He's recognized as a “Beater” to others for having restricted beta access before the death game started, and is harshly criticized for this unfair advantage. The skilled swordsman has condemned himself to a life of solitude as a result, and is determined to stay alive and reach Floor 100 to clear the game.

Though he refuses to join a guild and has made enemies along the way, Kirito also has gained several allies: Asuna, who he briefly partnered with, and Klein, a newbie player he helped train at the start of the game. Unlike the majority of Sword Art Online's players who only look out for themselves, Kirito lends a hand to those in need.

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Anime Roles

Sword Art Online Main
Sword Art Online: Extra Edition Main
Sword Art Online II Main
Sword Art Online II: Debriefing Main
Sword Art Online II: Sword Art Offline II Main
Sword Art Online: Sword Art Offline Main
Sword Art Online: Sword Art Offline - Extra Edition Main

Manga Roles

Sword Art Online 4-koma Main
Sword Art Online: Aincrad Main
Sword Art Online - Aincrad Night of Kirito Main
Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance Main
Sword Art Online: Girls' Ops Minor
Sword Art Online (Light Novel) Main
Sword Art Online: Mother's Rosary Minor
Sword Art Online: Progressive Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive (Light Novel) Main
Sword Art Online: Project Alicization Main

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WendyHitsugaya Mar 12, 2017

yeah he's not good in words i'll give him that but it's jsut he's too damn perfect for the show, no one can beat him and girls love him -_-

Wolftreker Feb 28, 2017

Honestly Kirito is not my favorite character to everr appear in an anime. I liked him at first when the SAO arc first, he was developing as a character who at first didn't know how to work with people, in a sense he had social anxiety and as time went along he learned how to work with people to reach a common goal. While carrying the burden of losing all the members of his guild. Beyond that he never develops again, in my opinion the intresting aspect of this character mainly started to die when he married Asuna, because that is when it seemed that all of his problems with social anxiety disapeered. Then his intresting character aspect died when Yui came along. It just seemed after that he never had any issues with his character and the devolpment of his character stopped. When we got into the second arc it just got worse, I mean he seemed never devolop. I admit I liked the Gun Gale Online arc, surprsing? I know, but listen to me KIRITO ONCE AGAIN HAD SOME DEVLOPMENT!!! He had the burden on his back of remembering the laughing coffin and the fact he killed two people. Then the fact his character was developed when he was Sinon (Sinon X Kirito for the win). I was actually intrested in Kirito and these two characters had great chemistry, something I felt him and Asuna never had. I belive it is due to the fact she has a simalar problem as Kirito, she has a form of social anxiety a etreme fear of guns and lives with the burden of killing someone. Asuna had no connection to Kirito other than being stuck in SAO. So overall I saw Kirito as a character devolp more as a character int GGO than SAO. Never mind the fact he is OP, but that is a diffrent rant. Don't get me started with the fourth arc and the girl with the AIDS. You know the main character is KIRITO not ASUNA. This arc did nothing except make me give up on Kirito. Okay make sense of this. Kirito had PTSD from being in SAO. Let me tell you, knowing people with PTSD it never goes away. Kirito somehow I might add, gets over PTSD and knows when it is not the time to fight seriosly?!?! BS to the extreme, that is an insult. Then when the whole arc was about Asuna after I could no longer even watch. I watch this anime to watch Kirito. I watch to watch him develop as a character because he was established as the MAIN CHARACTER. I don't mind one or two episodes awary from the main character, but 8 is far to long and lose a chance to see him develop in any way. So overall the reason I hate Kirito is because he lacks steady development as a character. Just so everyone knows I don't hate SAO per say, just wasn't my favorite anime in the world so I am not a SAO hater so I am not spouting this just to bash on Kirito.

RBDTitan Feb 18, 2017

"But Kirito has no personality"-SAO Hater
Kirito is someone who is not good with words, as stated by Klein, and can be quite direct. This is due to him not having many friends and closing others off because of his love for computers. As such, he can come off as a rude person to others, such as Lisbeth and Sinon. Sometimes, he actually seems to enjoy angering and teasing people as well. Also, from time to time, Kirito can be quite overconfident thinking he can do things others cannot.
He is almost always a calm and collected character, rarely showing any signs of distress. When Kayaba Akihiko appeared in SAO and announced that it had become a Death Game, Kirito showed only a slight reaction and was able to quickly accept the new conditions of the game, while many others panicked. He has shown different moods throughout the series; at times being rather cheerful, while being gloomy at others. When in a battle, he becomes incredibly fierce and aggressive. Sometimes, his fierceness is up to the point where he loses control of himself and is even unable to recall what he had done. However, Kirito is actually a kind person who is just misunderstood. Despite the general population opinion towards beta testers in SAO, he refused to abandon another player in trouble. This is only strengthened after the demise of the Moonlit Black Cats. He also comforts others who are scared or down such as Silica after she lost Pina. He claims to help a female player in SAO because she reminds him of his sister, whom he feels to have forced into kendo and feels guilty for that. These kind of acts have earned him respect and affection from many girls. Kirito, unlike usual male heroes, is not very dense as he was able to tell that Lisbeth was going to confess to him before Asuna interrupted them. Kirito is also a very emotional person and lets his emotions control him from time to time. The deaths of Sachi and the Moonlit Black Cats had haunted him until his marriage with Asuna in Sword Art Online. Sachi's death in particular had a huge effect on his personality and motives, making him very distant from others for a while. This worries his friends and allies as Kirito is someone who would let guilt ruin his life if not comforted. Kirito temporarily loses his will to live when Asuna's character was killed by Heathcliff. He also tries to hide his abilities, not wanting unneeded attention. Kirito is a person with incredibly strong resolve who will do anything and everything in his power to accomplish something that is important to him without any hesitation. When Asuna was being held in ALfheim, Kirito was bound and determined to set her free and, when Yui confirmed that she detected Asuna being at the top of the World Tree, he immediately tried to fly up to the tree, which had already been found to be an impossible task, and tried to fight his way to the top by himself twice despite being annihilated the first time. After escaping SAO, Kirito attempts to repair his relationship with Suguha, his cousin. This shows Kirito is now attempting to make up for his past mistake of ignoring her, showing a sense of maturity. Kirito, later in the series, is shown to be a calm and mature player who can be teasing as well.


xXAnimeWaifuXx Jan 29, 2017

i "liked" kirito.. but i hated the anime.. understand?

redfire3020 Jan 2, 2017

Kirito is so good at speed, and he can doge any attack with his sword. His sowrd never bricks.