Sword Art Online

TV (25 eps)
4.236 of 5 from 75,483 votes
Rank #553

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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Episode 1

The World of Swords

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Episode 2

Beater

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Episode 3

Red Nosed Reindeer

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Episode 4

The Black Swordsman

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Episode 5

A Crime Within the Walls

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Episode 6

Illusionary Avenger

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Episode 7

The Temperature of the Heart

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Episode 8

The Sword Dance of White and Black

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Episode 9

The Blue-Eyed Demon

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Episode 10

Crimson Killing Intent

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Episode 11

The Girl of Morning Dew

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Episode 12

Yui's Heart

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LindLTailor 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

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RoyalOss Jul 7, 2014
Score 8/10

Sword Art Online...very hard to rate due to the two very different arcs Concept
I love the concept of players trapped inside an VMMORPG, die in the game and you die in RL, remove the headset and die. You can only escape by completing the game.
Gamers in MMORPGs can specialize in certain areas like blacksmithing or gathering and this happens also in the anime. This is a nice feature as it lets you keep... read more

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