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At the end of Sword Art Online (episode 25, ~21:40), Kirito says something in the presence of Leafa, Yui, and one other whose name escapes me.

Kirito and the others Kirito mouthing something

Despite being shown his lips moving, there is no sound and so the only hint is how his lips move. Since my knowledge of Japanese is far from extensive, I don't have the ability to read what his lips are saying.

What is it that Kirito said to the others in this final episode?

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you realize that other person is Asuna –  user2763 Nov 20 '13 at 6:57
    
@truthist55 Actually I didn't really. I didn't pay much heed to her appearance changing in ALO. –  キルア Nov 20 '13 at 12:30

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From the corresponding scene in the light novel (volume 4, chapter 9; p. 308):

キリトは透き【すき】通った視線で一瞬【いっしゅん】アインクラッドを見つめ、しばしうつむいた。その唇【くちびる】が動き、かすかな声で誰かの名前を呼んだようだったが、聞き取れなかった。

Translated,

With his penetrating gaze, Kirito glanced at Aincrad for a moment, and then cast his eyes downward. His lips moved. It seemed as though he had said somebody's name in a faint voice - but [Yui] couldn't hear him.

In light of this, it is clear that Kirito said somebody's name. It seems, however, that the author chose to leave the identity of the person ambiguous.

I believe that the standard inference among the SAO fanbase is that Kirito said either Sachi's name or Kayaba Akihiko's name. This seems like a reasonable guess to me, though I'm not sure if there's any other evidence supporting it.

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In addition to the other answers I would add some thoughts specifically on the anime.

Foundation

While I am not sure if it's the case, I would think that the animation was created in conformity with the authors ideas (i.e. they have decided jointly on this important scene). This means we can take those reactions as according to the canon, thus we can conclude more from them in addition to what is known from the manga.

Facts

  • Kiritos eyes are not directed at the girls (they are floating slightly above), his head is tilted even or slightly downwards.
  • The girls are paying attention to him once he speaks up
  • They both had a (positively) surprised look on their face which did not change during the scene.
  • Yui also seemd slightly surprised, but immediately became content and pleased.
  • There was no blushing or other signs.
  • Kirito ended the scene by speaking "Alright, here we go!" and attention was no longer on him (they were flying towards Aincrad)

Interpretation

Judging from Yui's behavior earlier, one could guess that he made a positive remark about (the relationship with) Asuna (pleasing Yui), while at the same time original enough to surprise both girls.

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Please excuse my poor observation and interpretation skills and feel free to contribute to this answer, if you feel it is soundly based. –  mafu May 19 at 2:56

If I had to guess it would probably be

カヤバ明彦ありがとう

Which translated means "Thank you Kayaba Akihiko" I've played it over and over again and that's all I can get put of it.

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While the lip movements don't seem to disagree with your interpretation, I would be wary of conclusions based on reading the lips of animated characters, particularly when the lip movements are as undetailed as they are in that scene. There's tons of things that could be said that also match the lip movements there. –  senshin Nov 17 '13 at 5:57

Three answers that may be what Kirito said in the season finale

  1. Something about Sachi's death and the guild
  2. From the creator of the game Kayaba Akihiko
  3. Said something from his friends
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I believe that Kirito said something referring to Akihiko Kayaba and his sky castle when he whispered. He probably said something in relation to what Kayaba said before he disappeared into spoke on SAO episode 14.

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That isn't an answer –  Märmîk Šhâh Dec 21 '13 at 3:55
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Maybe got a source that could confirm this ? –  Dimitri mx Dec 21 '13 at 19:28

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