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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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Did Asuna and Kirito take a break from each other, before season 4 started?

In season 4, when Alice asked Asuna "Just how long were you and he together?" Asuna replied "I was his partner for two years. Then we dated for probably a year and a half." If they ...
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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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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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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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Kirito's "light-saber" versus bullets

The first time we see a bullet hit Kirito's light-saber the bullet melts. Next episode we see this happen again although this time the sword cuts the bullet in 2 half's. How is this possible? Episode ...
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In terms of sales, how popular was Sword Art Online II?

A pretty straight forward question, what were the sales and/or projected sales of Sword Art Online season two? How popular was it compared to season one, which was really popular?
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Sword Art Online - Is it still SAO?

The 1st half of S1 is about people trapped in a game called SAO. The 2nd half of S1 is not (directly! Haha) to do with SAO. I really forgot S2, but I don't recall any SAO. Is anyone still playing (...
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Are floors 76-100 still untouched?

At the end of the Aincrad arc, Kirito faced Skull Reaper (boss of the floor) and found out that the Guild Master of the Knights of the Blood was the GM himself. After beating him, Aincrad was ...
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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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Whose hands were shown in Sword Art Online opening 1?

In the first Sword Art Online opening (LiSA - Crossing Field), there is a scene right before the chorus that shows the hands of three different (I'm assuming they're different) individuals raising ...
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Is Kayaba's Admin Account a part of The Seed Nexus?

At the end of the second Arc of the first season, Kirito was able to access Kayaba's Administrator Account and gained control of ALO's systems. Afterwards, Kayaba appeared and gave Kirito The Seed, a ...
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Is there a Sword Art Online manga?

So I was wondering if there is a Sword Art Online manga, and if so which is the original, the manga or the anime?
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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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How is it that people in ALO didn't recognize Kirito?

So, I've been enjoying SAO quite a bit more than I thought I would. My only thing is, why has no one in ALO even questioned if Kirito is the same Kirito from SAO, especially his sister? I'm going on ...
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Did Kirito lie about being the *best* beta tester?

I watched SAO on Crunchyroll, where the subtitles for episode 2 have Kirito saying: I made it higher than anyone else during the beta test. The reason I knew the bosses skills is because I fought ...
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Can people log into SAO after the initial trapping?

Obviously in SAO anyone who was in the game on the first day was trapped inside. My question is, could someone on the outside a day (or whenever) later join in? I would imagine it would be tempting ...
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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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What are the stuffed toys in Suguha's room?

Kirigaya Suguha's room is often portrayed in the ALO arc of Sword Art Online. When Suguya is in her room, some stuffed toys are visible in the background. Penguins resemble those from Mawaru ...
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Why are the other researchers slugs?

In Sword Art Online Season 1 in ALfheim, when Asuna escapes from her cage to try and log out, we see 2 researchers who have taken the form of slugs. Is there a particular reason why their character ...
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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 were the gamers transported to the hospitals in Sword Art Online?

Did the light novels (or manga) ever explain how the medical personnel were able to get the trapped gamers from their homes to the hospital without the NerveGear frying the gamers? From the anime's ...
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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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What happened to Kirito's healing every 10 sec when he battled Heathcliff?

In Sword Art Online after the episode "The Black Swordsman", Kirito does not get any HP back during his fights with Heathcliff. What happened to Kirito's healing?
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Why does Kirito hide his duel swords?

On floor 74, Kirito hides his duel swords from Asuna and Clyde and then uses them at the last second. Why did he hide them?
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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, was it not possible to force a logout?

Was it not possible for the police to force a logout from the backend? Or at the very least, update the game to where a logout is possible?
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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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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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Does people playing Sword Art Online feel something or not?

In the first season of SOA, IIRC, Kirito tells his friend that they can't feel pain in SOA. But later we see a lot of characters reacting like if they feel pain (screaming in pain, etc.) and also they ...
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Why was Excalibur not used near the end of season 2?

I just finished re-watching episode 18 of season 2 of Sword Art Online, and in the end, Kirito throws Excalibur into the pit and then Shinon catches it with a spell arrow. Then, once the quest is over,...
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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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What happened to Argo the Rat by the end of SAO Aincrad?

What happened to Argo the rat by the end of SAO (that is, the end of Aincrad)? Did she survive? Or was she killed before that? I can't seem to find anything about her fate in the novel. Did Kawahara-...
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Where Can I Legally Find Sword Art Online Alicization English Dubbed For Free

I was just wondering where I can find Sword Art Online Alicization in English dubbed for free legally. I tried searching on Google; I found an article that said to look on Aniplex. All I found on ...
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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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In SAO 2 did Asuna break up with Kirito?

I noticed that when introducing Shino to Asuna and Lisbeth, Kirito mentioned them as his nakama. Why is that? Why is it that Kirito didn't introduce Asuna as his girlfriend? Is this what is normally ...
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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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What did Administrator (Quinella) said in silence in SAO Alicization final episode?

In the moment where Quinella lifted up to above (In my knowledge, she going to the "Real World"), there is a scene where she said something in her mouth, but it total silent, So what did she said at ...
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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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What's the deal with Yui?

I've watched all the episodes on Crunchy Roll (SAO and ALO) and I think I missed something. The character Yui acts as though she is the child of Asuna and Kirito. I do not remember Yui in the SAO ...
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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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In Sword Art Online, why do Kirito and Asuna never refer to each other as boyfriend and girlfriend? [duplicate]

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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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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How did Kirito find out Zekken's secret?

What did Kirito whisper during his fight with Zekken before which he was defeated? In episode 20, Asuna asked Zekken (Yuuki) about this and she replied that Kirito had "figured out [her] secret". ...
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What is the meaning of Rosario and why did Yuuki name that skill "Mother's Rosario"?

In the second season of Sword Art Online, Yuuki had an 11-hit Original Sword Skill. She passed it down to Asuna before she died. She named the skill, "Mother's Rosario". Can anyone tell me what ...
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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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What is Kirito's relationship with the girls of SAO?

In the first and second seasons of SAO, Kirito seemed to be interested in more than one girl at the same time. At the end they are all friends and such, but they are all jealous of him and he likes ...
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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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How was Heathcliff able to use the 'assist mod' mid-battle?

Heathcliff explained to Kirito that he had to engage the system’s assist mod when defending (against Kirito's attack) because he's (Kirito) so fast. But how was he able to automatically access it? I ...
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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 ...