Questions tagged [sword-art-online]

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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
34 views

What is the piano theme played at the end of Episode 15 of Sword Art Online?

What is the piano theme played at the end of Episode 15 of Sword Art Online? In this scene, Kirito is looking at the picture of Asuna in a cage at the top of Yggdrassil.
9
votes
7answers
16k views

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 ...
9
votes
5answers
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Kirito and Asuna and her mother at end of Ordinal Scale

The little Easter eggs during the credits of Ordinal Scale show Kirito and Asuna standing in front of her mother. The next pic is her ring in ring box. Any clue what happened when they met with her ...
1
vote
2answers
218 views

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 ...
15
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
610 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
749 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
98 views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
7k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
186 views

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?
9
votes
3answers
17k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
383 views

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?
5
votes
1answer
1k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
169 views

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?
4
votes
2answers
229 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
673 views

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 ...
7
votes
5answers
6k views

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,...
5
votes
1answer
243k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
16k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
6k views

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-...
-1
votes
1answer
8k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
591 views

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.
1
vote
7answers
42k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
456 views

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?
6
votes
2answers
497 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
143 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
269 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
10k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
62k views

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.
3
votes
0answers
163 views

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?
13
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
8k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
18k views

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". ...
9
votes
4answers
9k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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?
17
votes
4answers
45k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
13k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
308 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
960 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
441 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
165 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
298 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

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,...
5
votes
3answers
622 views

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 ...
12
votes
5answers
1k views

Why was Yui's Heart the only SAO item to work in Alfheim Online?

When Kirito enters Alfheim Online and notices his stats are from SAO, he quickly scrolls through the list of bugged items looking for Yui's Heart. He found it but it was renamed to something else, and ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
826 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
477 views

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", ...