Sword Art Online

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1/2 Prince

1/2 Prince

It is the year 2100 A.D., and humans have developed a virtual reality game with a realism level of 99%. Feng Lan, due to a bet with her twin brother, vows to succeed in playing the game without using her "female benefits." Due to this, she becomes the first and only female to play as a male character in "Second Life." As her infamy rises as a bloodthirsty warrior, can she keep her identity a secret from her real life acquaintances whom she has beaten up?

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saturnmidnight saturnmidnight says...

Virtual reality is the best, and 1/2 Prince is a great manga for it. The difference is that the manga has a female lead that uses a guy avatar.

0samurai 0samurai says...

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Accel World

Accel World

In a world where everyone connects to an online network, pudgy Haruyuki Arita can't seem to catch a break. Constantly bullied, afraid to face reality and paranoid his two childhood friends pity him, the teenager uses online games as a way to escape his problems. But things change one day when Haruyuki's beautiful upperclassman Kuroyukihime approaches him with a mysterious time-decelerating program known as Brain Burst - there‘s just one catch. To keep the ability, he must defeat other Brain Burst wielders in Accel World, an exclusive, virtual MMORPG, and the newbie player will need all the help he can get. Eager to prove he's not a pathetic weakling, Haruyuki joins forces with Kuroyukihime to challenge fierce competitors and discover just how incredible Accel World and he truly are.

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FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both feature futuristic technology that allows people to be in the game themselves. However, the characters themselves are normal school kids.

The story lines in both are quite different, as are the characters, but if you enjoy the themes either have, then you will probably like the other.

Julibe Julibe says...

Both animes are really good and in virtual worlds with a harem vibe into it buet awesome action moments...

Online: The Comic

Online: The Comic

Mai Yashiro (22) was an average office worker until the day a video game console arrived in her mailbox. The game she is forced to play, “Nightmare,” is a dangerous game in which one risks both the lives of the ones they love and their own body!! If you refuse to play, those dear to you die. If you lose battles in the game, parts of your body (your arms or legs, your voice, etc.) cease functioning. The horror of this game spreads throughout society in a flash, and, to fight it, Mai’s company creates a “Nightmare” Strategy Team. After being assigned to this team, Mai and her dependable comrades boldly rise up against this hellish game.

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AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

So this is really a recommendation for the first half of the first series of SAO, you know the idea about, if you stop playing the game and try to log out and stuff you die in SAO like you would die if you died in the game itself. Well Online the comic is pretty much surrounding that idea of dying if you stop playing. At first the Online the Comic seems more gory plus it is more along the horror lines compared to SAO but if you like the whole High Stakes Game idea and dying because of a game then check it out (and vise versa). Just one extra thing....Online the Comic is slightly darker than SAO but I still would recommend it, also it has less romance.

Not Lives

Not Lives

Mikami Shigeru is a video game genius--he can play and conquer any game, and just as easily program his own. While planning his next project, Shigeru discovers a strange oddity among his stack of research materials--a game disc labelled NOT ALIVE. Absorbing into his body, the disc thrusts him into a strange parallel reality where he becomes the "Player" of a real life video game, one where he controls the mysterious and skilled Amamiya Kyouka as his new female avatar. With rules to learn, other players to combat, and an omniscient GM overseeing the process, will Shigeru's gaming skills be enough to survive in this brave new digital world?

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Empress34 Empress34 says...

    Mikami Shigeru, a highschool video game player and creater who can beat any game, gets sucked into a deathly game becoming the player of secretive Amamiya Kyouka. But the more he unlocks about this "game" the more dangerous it gets.

The New Gate (Light Novel)

The New Gate (Light Novel)

"THE NEW GATE", an online game that trapped its players and turned into a death game, was now releasing the thousands of players that had been dragged into it, thanks to the efforts of Shin, one of the most powerful players. But after having defeated the last boss and freed everyone, he was swallowed up by a strange light and found himself inside the game world 500 years in the future and unable to leave.

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Sky World

Sky World

Sky World takes place in the eponymous world of the MMORPG, Sky World. One day, thousands of players woke up to find themselves in the world. Junichiro Mikimori is one of these players who has now come to live in Sky World. The story begins with Junichiro on Altaria Island. There, he encounters an all-female guild and befriends two of its members. Together, they decide to leave Altaria Island and journey to the highest point of the world: Aion Island, in hopes of being able to find a way back to the real world.

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Overlord

Overlord

What do you do when your favorite game shuts down? Momonga decided to stay logged in right up until the very end. But when the servers go dark, he finds himself transported into the game world--and he's been transformed into his skeletal avatar from the game, awesome magical powers included! But what if he's the villain of his own story?

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Shichisei no Subaru (Light Novel)

Shichisei no Subaru (Light Novel)

There was once a legendary party named Subaru in the globally popular MMORPG Union. The group was made of elementary school friends. They earned fame in the blink of an eye for their unparalleled abilities in the Sense system at the core of the game. However, there was an incident where a player passed away inside the game. As a result of the death, Union ended service. Six years pass. Haruto Amō, who was a key member of Subaru, has become a hopeless high school student. His personality has changed, and he has no friends or ambition. A classmate gets him to log in to the new Re'Union game, and he ends up having a "reunion" that is hard to believe. He meets his former in-game partner and real-world childhood friend Asahi Kuga. The girl who was supposed to have died six years ago was there. Haruto can't believe his eyes. He thinks he must be ill or Asahi must be a system error or bug. Yet, she really seems to be there in the game. A new legend begins after the pair's reunion.

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Log Horizon (Light Novel)

Log Horizon (Light Novel)

Thirty thousand Japanese gamers awake one day to discover that the fantasy world of Elder Tales, an MMORPG that was formerly their collective hobby, has become their cold hard reality. Severed from their everyday lives, they confront a new horizon filled with ravenous monsters, flavorless food, and the inability to die! Amid the chaos, veteran gamer Shiroe gathers his friends, the guardian Naotsugu and the assassin Akatsuki, and together they embark on an adventure to change the world as they know it!

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Sky World (Light Novel)

Sky World (Light Novel)

Sky World takes place in the eponymous world of the MMORPG, Sky World. One day, thousands of players woke up to find themselves in the world. Junichiro Mikimori is one of these players who has now come to live in Sky World. The story begins with Junichiro on Altaria Island. There, he encounters an all-female guild and befriends two of its members. Together, they decide to leave Altaria Island and journey to the highest point of the world: Aion Island, in hopes of being able to find a way back to the real world.

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