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    Sword Art Online by Kawahara Reki



    Sword Art Online
    Genre: Action, Romance
    By: Kawahara Reki
    Art By: abec
    Publisher: ASCII Media Works
    Serialized In: Dengeki Bunko Magazine

    The year is 2022. Mankind has finally perfected virtual reality. And within the VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) Sword Art Online, there was a player called Kirito. While he was enjoying the world of SAO, he and the other 10,000 logged-in players all received a frightening message from the Game Master—that the only way to escape from that world was to clear the game, and that a game over within the game would mean their death in the real world.

    That was the frightening true story behind this game.

    Kirito was one of the first players to accept this “truth”, and began his solo play, refusing to form a party, as he threw himself into the never ending battles that lay before him…

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    Re: Sword Art Online by Kawahara Reki

    I just finished watching the anime last week. It's the best anime in its genre. Loved so much, i could watch and watch again

    Yesterday i downloaded the light novel. I wanted so bad that SAO were licensed in english T.T

    I must confess i'm completely addicted to SAO

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    Re: Sword Art Online by Kawahara Reki

    It is confirmed that there going to be a special episode for Sword Art Online which going to air on the end of this year:


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    Re: Sword Art Online by Kawahara Reki

    That is wonderful! I watched the anime but I had no idea that there was novel about it and that there will be another episode. Now to see about getting that novel...

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    Re: Sword Art Online by Kawahara Reki

    Quote Originally Posted by Tamerlane View Post
    That is wonderful! I watched the anime but I had no idea that there was novel about it and that there will be another episode. Now to see about getting that novel...
    Yes, SAO is based on Light Novel You can find it somewhere on the internet, the novel is popular enough to receive stable updates.

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    Re: Sword Art Online by Kawahara Reki

    Started v5 (speed read the first four volumes, wish that underworld story had been animated), it takes forever to pick up, does Sinon ever get better character design wise?

    Will definitely buy when yen releases it in the us next year (accelworld too)

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    Re: Sword Art Online by Kawahara Reki

    I already downloaded 9 volumes but didn't read anything yet.

    I'll definitely buy when releases in english next year too. I'm expecting some high quality stuff, though.

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    Re: Sword Art Online by Kawahara Reki

    Quote Originally Posted by Spectrum View Post
    I already downloaded 9 volumes but didn't read anything yet.

    I'll definitely buy when releases in english next year too. I'm expecting some high quality stuff, though.
    I would probably say to lower expectations at least for the first two volumes. One can tell he was a really amateur then, but did pick up good storytelling rather fast for ALfheim Online (V3 and v4).

    I wonder how many volumes will the next anime try to cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharkBait View Post
    I would probably say to lower expectations at least for the first two volumes. One can tell he was a really amateur then, but did pick up good storytelling rather fast for ALfheim Online (V3 and v4).

    I wonder how many volumes will the next anime try to cover.
    I see... well, the first two volumes are about aincrad so i'm ok if it isn't that good.

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    Re: Sword Art Online by Kawahara Reki

    Quote Originally Posted by Spectrum View Post
    I see... well, the first two volumes are about aincrad so i'm ok if it isn't that good.
    Its good concept and story but I guess its the writing style or something that made me feel it was basic level, odd. Though that could be because I read a few other LNs before Sao. Will be interesting to hear your take on it once you read.

    I think the side stories were done better here than in the anime, especially Lisbest.

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    Re: Sword Art Online by Kawahara Reki

    Quote Originally Posted by SharkBait View Post
    Its good concept and story but I guess its the writing style or something that made me feel it was basic level, odd. Though that could be because I read a few other LNs before Sao. Will be interesting to hear your take on it once you read.

    I think the side stories were done better here than in the anime, especially Lisbest.
    I will read, definitely, but it'll take some time i guess... when i read it, i'll come by and share my feelings! I never read a LN before, but i love reading so i'll be very critical on this reading probably lol

    I seriously hope this LN fulfill my expectations

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    Re: Sword Art Online by Kawahara Reki

    The special illustration for Sword Art Online was released on Yomiuri Newspaper to celebrate the new year.
    Last edited by Kaiten; December 31, 2013 at 04:45 PM. Reason: Reposted news deleted

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    Re: Sword Art Online by Kawahara Reki

    I've just watched it.. but never reading it's novel type. I'm just curious what is the difference between its novel and in anime.

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    Re: Sword Art Online by Kawahara Reki

    Quote Originally Posted by stephen12 View Post
    I've just watched it.. but never reading it's novel type. I'm just curious what is the difference between its novel and in anime.
    I've never read Sword Art Online's novel, but if we're talking about in general sense, usually novel has slower pacing, better explanations on the story line compared to anime adaptation.

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    Re: Sword Art Online by Kawahara Reki

    The anime rearranged events to make them chronological. Volume 2 of the novel was all side stories so the anime put these events in order to be in a chronological time frame with the main story. The anime then also didnt adapt one major event of Alfheim Online which was rather disappointing.

    Other wise it was a very faithful adaptation of the first four volumes.

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