Kirito

Aka: Black Swordsman, Kazuto KIRIGAYA, Kito

Gender: Male
Hair Color: Black
Rank #13
Rank #16
Kirito

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

Eromanga Sensei Minor
He Wei Dao x Sword Art Online: Alicization Main
Sword Art Online Main
Sword Art Online: Alicization Main
Sword Art Online: Alicization - Recollection Main
Sword Art Online: Alicization - Reflection Secondary
Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Main
Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld: Part II Main
Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Recap Secondary
Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Minor Non-Speaking Role
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 Movie: Ordinal Scale Main
Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale - Sword Art Offline Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive Movie 1 - Aria of a Starless Night Secondary
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: Alicization Lycoris Main
Sword Art Online: Calibur Minor
Sword Art Online: Celeste no Yousei (Light Novel) Main
Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance Main
Sword Art Online: Girls' Ops Minor
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Main
Sword Art Online (Light Novel) Main
Sword Art Online: Lisbeth Edition Main
Sword Art Online: Mother's Rosary Minor
Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Main
Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive - Barcarolle of Froth Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive - Kuraki Yuuyami no Scherzo Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive (Light Novel) Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive - Ougonritsu no Canon Main
Sword Art Online: Project Alicization Main
Sword Art Online Side Stories (Light Novel) Main
Sword Art Online SS: Calibur SS-han (Light Novel) Main

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greedyoyster Jul 17, 2014

Kirito is badly written, you're welcome to like him, but I am disgusted by SAO it had a promising start, and a terrible romance plotline that seemed like it was something a 12 year old would think of, and Kirito himself, should not have a harem ever.

AnimeRulez4ever Jul 10, 2014

Dont like this guy too overpowered, never loses basically hes the john cena of anime

SirJosh May 26, 2014

kirito is bisexual now? KIRITITS IT IS!

zetsubo666 Apr 11, 2014

I wonder how Kirito fans will react when it has been revealed in the latest SAO game which is coming west that Kirito is acutally bisexual.

This is not a lie I won't post a direct link but check out an awesome site called Siliconera and was shown in the latest article about the SAO game Kirito was lying on the bed with Klein chatting about how they feel. You can then date Klein when your relationship is high enough with him just like the other girls. I personally think its a great thing that they add an extra side to Kirito that just wasn't shown in the anime and makes him much deeper as a character.

However most of Kirito's fans are straight males they will probably hate him now because its official he can date Klein.

Lobokendo Mar 26, 2014

@Funari "He's a loner who just wants to solo. He wants friends badly enough to lie to them. He randomly helps out people. He wants to raise a family. He's confident, he's cocky, he's crying about not being able to protect anyone. He just wants a fair fight. He tortures a disarmed guy. He's flirty. He fails to recognize flirting."

I believe this is the part people were having a problem with.  So I feel like deffending this cause its late and Im bored.  Kirito started out wanting to be a loner, because he couldn't take responsibility for the lives of many people when klein said he had more friends.  However, during the first boss battle, he realised how important grouping together was, and at the end decided to take all the blame for beta testers becoming a loner again.  However, this was to ensure the rest of the players would stay together, basicaly unifying the rest of the players against him.  Then you have him several months later, after being alone for months being hated by the rest of the community, he found a small guild on the lower floors and saved their lives. 

For the record Funari "He randomly helps out people." this particular sentence makes me think you're a horrible person.  I don't mean to offend you, but if you saw a bunch of people in front of you about to die, and a flick of your wrist would be enough to save them, are you implying that you wouldn't?

Anyway, he saves them all and they feel indebted to him so they beg him to join their guild.  Kirito reluctantly joins, not because he doesn't want to join, but because he doesn't want to hide the fact that he's a "beater" or rather, "the beater" seeing as how he is the only one.  Then he becomes great friends with them, and even falls in love with Sachi.  Because of how much he loves the friends he's made, it makes him afraid they will leave him if he tells them how strong he is.  And that leads to the unfortunate event that takes place after. 

After that, deffending it gets a little trickier.  "He wants to raise a family."  Again I want to ask what is wrong with this.  Regardless of his character, how does this make his character inconsistant.  He had just gone through a life threatening incident and found the person he wants to spend the rest of his life with.  After such a horrible experience, I can't in the slightest blame him for wanting to settle down.  Yeah he's confident, but that only applies to his skills in games.  In reality, of course you would feel like you were powerless.  When faced with something like losing a loved one to cancer, or something else along those lines, its not like you can just say.  "welp, guess I better cure cancer then."  Of course that is an exageration, but something it is similar to would be someone in a coma that the doctors say they may never wake up from.  And to make matters worse, you have to listen to someone like sugou laugh at you saying hes going to marry the girl you love (and being way too creepy about it).  About him wanting a fair fight, lol, I asume you are reffering to when he gives sugou the sword?  That wasn't a fair point at any time.  Kirito knew that his skills were far greater then sugous, thats why he did that, to prove how much better he was basicaly saying "heres the best sword in the game, you still cant beat me."  And after he wins, yeah he goes to town on sugou, BECAUSE HE JUST STRIPPED AND GROPED THE GIRL HE LOVES AND SAID HE WAS GOING TO DESTROY HER MIND.  So lol if you think sugou didn't have that coming, in fact, in the parkinglot after that, Id have been fine if Kirito killed him.  But he didn't, because kirito has killed people before, and never wants to have to do that again.

Last part you said was he is flirty and doesn't recognise flirting.  Well... I'd just like to say he is always like that, not just with girls, I mean, the last thing he said to klein in the first episode was being kind of flirty XD. So, he isn't being flirty as much as thats how he acts around everyone.  And this could also contribute to him not noticing it for actually being flirting when he is on the recieving end.

So Funari, its not that Im disagreeing with what you're saying, its just to imply that makes his character all over the place is completely untrue no matter how you look at it.  Disliking him for being flirty is fine, cause thats just how he is.  For better or worse he is just a very solid and well writen character with a few quirky personality traits.  People hate him for it, and love him for it.

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