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Sword Art Online is a light novel and anime by Reki Kawahara and A-1 Pictures. It's a shounen fantasy about the a boy Kirito, who travels through various virtual-reality MMORPGs.

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I want to ask about an fantasy anime and it's RPG liked [closed]

I want to ask about an fantasy anime and it's RPG liked, it takes place in a world, where everyone have a number that stand for there strength and the main character have the number of 0 on his sword, ...
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What is the chronological order of the Sword Art Online (anime) franchise?

Sword Art Online anime franchise includes movies and/or specials, like: Sword Art Online II Sword Art Online: Alicization Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online Accel World, etc. I like to ...
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In Sword Art Online, why does Suguha practice only one Kendo move?

Suguha only does one kendo move whenever she's shown practicing in the show. Even in Ordinal Scale her video to Kirito was of that one move. Is there any reason for the lack of variation?
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In Sword Art Online, why do Kirito and Asuna never refer to each other as boyfriend and girlfriend?

I'm relying entirely on the English Dubbed version. As far as I know, they only refer to each other as friends when speaking to other people. Is there an explanation as to why?
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How did Heathcliff manipulate Kirito and Asuna back to the battlefield?

Did Heathcliff use Yui (which was possible because he was Kayaba after all) or did he rely entirely on asking them for help with the final boss raid? In episode 1x11, Asuna and Kirito ask for a ...
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In Sword Art Online, is Kazuto (Kirito) Suguha's cousin, or is he adopted from unrelated parents?

It's mentioned multiple times that Kazuto is Suguha's cousin, not her brother. However, the key conversation in question seems to imply that the explanation was made up on the spot. To me, it seemed ...
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What was Kirito's actual family name?

Most of you will say Kirigaya, but that is his adopted family name. Kazuto's mother was Midori's sister and was married to a man from a different family.
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Are there any OVA of Sword Art Online series?

Are there any OVAs of Sword Art Online series which have been released and if they affect the main story or not?
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Is it possible to use magic without saying “System Call” in Sword Art Online - Alicization?

I was wondering if it's possible to execute system commands without saying 'System Call'. The anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization shows something like that but I was wondering if the characters ...
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How was SAO copied for ALO when Kayaba said it was all being deleted after SAO was cleared?

At the end of SAO, Kayaba mentions that SAO was deleting itself. However, when Kirito joins ALO, Yui tells him it was all copied from SAO. How was SAO copied for ALO when Kayaba said it was all being ...
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What shows inspired Sword Art Online?

One of the biggest criticisms I've heard of Sword Art Online is that it's derivative; the "trapped in a video game" plot has been done before, and presumably better, by other anime. But nobody ...
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What is the correct chronology in Sword Art Online what light novel and manga volumes?

There are manga and light novels in Sword art online with three simultaneous separate series. What is the way to chronologically read this series?
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In Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale, how does Asuna know about the boss' healing ability?

The final fight against the level 100 boss has two parts to it: Kirito and his usual group of friends go up against it alone. Asuna, and everyone else from ALO and GGO join in. In the 1st half of ...
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Which anime story came first, Accel World or Sword Art Online?

I saw over the internet that Accel World came out sometime in 2009 and Sword Art Online came out around in 2013, but it seems like many people saying SAO came first than Accel World. Which came first,...
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Does Asuna speak English?

In episode 5 of the English sub of Sword Art Online: Alicization, Asuna infiltrates the Ocean Turtle facility disguised as Mayumi Reynolds. When she arrives at the facility, she says "nice to meet ...
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How do loot and item drops work?

Frequently in SAO, players discuss how loot, items, and money will be dispensed when grouping or teaming up. In MMOs that I've played, loot is divvied up by the system to each player based on what ...
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Why was Asuna late?

In season 2, episode 20, Asuna is disconnected from ALO by her mother because she is late for dinner. Apparently, this isn't the first time she was late, and her mother said so. The world of SAO ...
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Were the players able to communicate with the outside world?

Were the players of SAO able to communicate with the outside world? Could they get any info from the outside world? We don't see anything in season 1 to support this, but they did have information ...
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Why didn't Kayaba Akihiko notice that not all of the players were logged out?

At the end of the first arc, Kayaba says that all the remaining players are safely logged out. In the next episode, we find out that isn't the case. Why didn't Kayaba notice that a good number of ...
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Why does Sachi come to Kirito's bed? Does this imply more than what we see?

Midway through episode 3, Sachi comes to Kirito's room at night holding her pillow. Given that we just saw Kirito comforting Sachi under the bridge, it's natural to assume that she is there for ...
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Why is Asuna alone during the first floor boss meeting?

We later find out that Asuna has a bright, charasmatic, personality in both SAO and the real world. Why then is she more of a loner than Kirito when we first see her? In episode 2, where they are ...
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Why is it assumed that people who just got out of SAO would not dive in to another game?

In-universe and in commentary here in the Matrix (err, The Real World), people often say something to the effect of "Well, SAO players wouldn't be interested in jumping back into a VMMO that quick", ...
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Is Klein gay? Is he gay for Kirito?

At the end of episode 1, Klein tells Kirito that he looked cute, and was totally his type (script): You were actually pretty cute. That's my type. Does this mean something different in ...
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Where was Kirito running to?

In episode 1 of the anime, where was Kirito running to when Klein called out to him? Klein called out to Kirito when they were both in the marketplace, and when Kirito turned into an alleyway.
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What does the LED on the NerveGear mean?

I've noticed that all the various NerveGear iterations in Sword Art Online have three LED's on the left side, labeled POW, WAN, and BLK. I think it's safe to say that POW is the power, and WAN is the ...
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Change of final bosses in SAO Season 1 and Ordinal Scale

In SAO season 1 Akihiko Kayaba reveals that he is the final boss, but in the movie 'Ordinal Scale' the final boss is something else. Why is this?
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How did Kirito bring back Yui when she was deleted by Cardinal SAO? [duplicate]

How did Kirito bring back Yui when she was deleted by Cardinal SAO? I honestly don't understand this.
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Did Pitohui have a special nerve gear?

In the last few episodes of Gun Gale Online, it was shown that Pito was hyperventilating and should have been ejected from the game, but she wasn't. It was discussed that she could be using a ...
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What would happen if you died in normal SAO before the Kayaba announcement? [duplicate]

This might be a bit out of a place-question, but does anyone happen to know what used to happen after dying in Sword Art Online before the Kayaba announcement that if you die, you will die in the real ...
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What did Kirito say to Asuna while stargazing in the movie “Ordinal Scale”?

I just can't figure out what he said. My biggest assumption is "I love you", but that would be too mainstream.
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What happens to Iskahn and Sheyta?

In Chapter 21 of Alicization, However, What happens to them?
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Is there a specific arc for Sinon in the anime?

I'm rewatching the whole SAO series and I go to the manga whenever I want to clear things up for the show but I thought about something. In the Aincrad novels, there are specific chronological Arcs ...
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Do you have to say anything to activate a NerveGear?

I was wondering if you had to say anything to activate a NerveGear. I remember Kirito saying something before he went into the SAO world but I can't remember what. I thought he might have said ...
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How do you get games on a NerveGear?

I noticed that in the beginning of the anime Kirito was downloading something on his computer, and then played SAO with the NerveGear after it was finished downloading. so my question is how would ...
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How did Kirito regrow his hand in episode 10?

In episode 10 of Sword Art Online, Kirito was attacked by Kuradeel. Kirito's hand was cut off by Kuradeel while saving Asuna. Later in this episode, Kirito was shown to have both of his hands ...
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Who is the idol Yuna in Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale?

In Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale, Shigemura is the creator of Ordinal Scale and is trying to recreate his dead daughter Yuna as an AI. Now, during the movie, we see two versions of Yuna. The first ...
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What is the piano song played when Suguha is changing and placing the device on her head?

In season 1, episode 18, around 4:40 timestamp, there's a piano song in the background whilst Suguha is changing and placing the device on her head. What is the title of the song?
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Why didn't they take Asuna's NerveGear off?

I've recently gone through Sword Art Online and I must say it is by far one of the greatest anime I've seen. But there's one thing that bugs me. After SAO was cleared by Kirito and Asuna was found in ...
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Does anyone know about the photo on Lis's wall?

In episode 7 of Sword Art Online, we get to see Lisbeth's smithy. On the announcement board, there is a pinned photo of her with three other people, but in that photo, she is a little kid. Does ...
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LN Alicization - no appearance of Murderer/Assassin Tribe in battle?

The Murderer's Tribe doesn't appear in the battle / make a contribution. They are non-existent in the diagrams displaying how both sides are positioned as well. Is this something the author missed or ...
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Is there a set date for Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale to be released on DVD?

I've looked around but can't seem to find one. Does anyone know when the dvd will be released in the US?
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What's the song playing in episode 15 when Suguha is practicing Kendo?

What is the name of the track playing in episode 15 during the part where Suguha is practicing kendo and Kirito interrupts her from behind?
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Where can I watch Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale?

Sword Art Online the movie Ordinal Scale has already been released according to Wikipedia, but I can't find it anywhere. So where can I watch and download legally.
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Why does Heathcliff (Kayaba) smile at the end in episode 14?

In episode 14 of SAO, at the 14th minute mark: Did Kayaba expect it?
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Death in SAO before Kayaba announcement

I was wondering if in the novel we knew about some deaths occurring before Kayaba announcement. I remember that in the anime, Kirito plays a bit with Cline before realizing that the log off option has ...
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Why was the world of SAO not dominated by good real-life fencers?

There are many people in real life who practice fencing for fun. Most of them (at least most of those around me) also play computer games about fighting. Sword Art Online clearly fits into the ...
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Sword Art Online - is Offline season 2 included in the DVD?

As seen in this question, there are 18 episodes of Sword Art Offline in total, 9 for each season. In the DVD product shown here on eBay, the back of the DVD case says it includes seasons 1 and 2 (dub)...
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How much of the light novels does the anime Sword Art Online covers (so far)?

So... I want to start reading Sword Art Online light novels, but I want to read them from the point the anime left off (that is, Sword Art Online II, episode 24). Does it even go chronologically? How ...
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Where is Yui stored in SAO II?

We know that Yui was saved in Kirito's NervGear's local memory in the first season of Sword Art Online but in in the second season when Kirito is in Gun Gale Online, when everyone is watching Battle ...
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Why does Kirito have access to Sachi's inventory?

in Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, Kirito has access to Asuna's inventory, as expected since they married before Floor 75, but also he has access to Sachi's inventory which contains a Teleport ...