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.

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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 ...
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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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Is Kayaba Akihiko the boss of the 100th floor of New Aincrad?

In the anime Sword Art Online, the floors from 76-100 have been untouched since Kirito beat Kayaba, but before Kirito does so, Kayaba Akihiko said, "I was meant to be the final boss at the 100th floor....
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How does Yuuki talk like a boy?

In Sword Art Offline 2 episode 7, Asuna comments that Yuuki not only is a rare tomboy female player but also talks like a boy. Now, I watched the English dub and didn't pick that up so I guess it is ...
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Is Yuuki bi/homosexual?

In Sword Art Offline 2 7 when Yuuki learned that Asuna was married in-game and she and Kirito had Yui as their daughter, she started saying how she would want to marry Asuna and make her happy and ...
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Did the writer of Sword Art Online do a research on guns when writing Gun Gale Online?

In a number of Sword Art Offline 2 episodes in Yui's trivia corner, she explains some of the guns seen during the series talking about their real-life counterparts. Did the writer of Sword Art Online ...
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SAO Kirito immortal in episodes 6 and 8?

An Immortal object badge is shown in direct relation to Kirito's actions. What are these badges referring to? Was Kirito immortal?
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How does Nerve Gear work?

When I watched SAO for the second time, I started to wonder: how does Nerve Gear work? In SAO, you have all five senses with you, and also when you use the Nerve Gear, you close your eyes. So, how is ...
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What is causing Kirito's eyes to change colour?

In Sword Art Online, there are a number of times Kirito's eye colour changes. Originally in SAO and ALO, his eyes were kinda a grey colour: When Kirito is killed by Heathcliff though, his eyes go ...
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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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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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how did Asuna move? [duplicate]

I know that Kirito didn't die at the end if episode 14 because of his will to fight overthrowing the system. But during the fight with Heathcliff, episode 14, when all players were paralyzed, how did ...
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Why did Asuna apologize at the end of the Aincrad arc?

At the end of the Aincrad arc of SAO on episode 14, on the big glass plane, Asuna was apologizing to Kirito and I don't know why. Was it because she jumped in front of the sword, or was it somthing ...
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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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What SAO spin-off had a female character that resembled Kirito?

I know it was a Sword Art Online spin-off. There was Asuna and Silica in their SAO avatars. They meet a "Kirito". That "Kirito" turns out to be a female player.(like reverse of Kirito's GGO avatar) ...
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What is Requirement to Unlock [Unique Skills]?

According to Kawahara Reki there supposed to be 10 [Unique Skills] on Sword Art Online. I know few of them. Dual Blades = Player with Fastest Reaction speed. Holy Sword = Strongest Player (GM giving ...
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What are the Norse Mythology References in Alfheim Online?

In one of Yui's Trivia Corner Segments from Sword Art Offline 6, she says that Alfheim Online is mainly based off of Norse Mythology, so there are a number of references to it in ALO. The only ...
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When did Kuradeel join Laughing Coffin?

In Episode 10 - Crimson Killing Intent it is revealed that Kuradeel is a member of Laughing Coffin. In Episode 8 - The Sword Dance of Black and White during Kuradeel's and Kirito's Duel there was a ...
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How to summarize the whole SAO, Sword Art Online, franchise?

So yesterday I way talking to my mom about SAO. I'm really bad at explaining stuff so I think I might have confused her when I was talking about it. I was also jumping around from the story. For ...
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After what episode was each Sword Art Offline episode expected to be viewed?

Looking at the extras menu of Sword Art Online Bluray Set 1, I was reminded that there is a Sword Art Offline segment. Disk 1 has Episodes 1-4 of Sword Art Online and Sword Art Offline 1 and 2. I am ...
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Who woke up Kirito in episode 9?

In Sword Art Online (season 1) episode 9, at about 16:00, someone with blue hair woke up Kirito. When he regains consciousness, it was Asuna. But she doesn't have blue hair! Here are some pictures. ...
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Was there truly no magic in Sword Art Online?

In the first episode, when Kirito was showing Klein the ropes of combat, the conversation goes Kirito: However, there is no magic. Klein: An RPG without magic? That is a bold decision. However later ...
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Is there a Sword Art Online/Accel World crossover?

Are there any crossovers of SAO and Accel World? Anime, manga, light-novel, anything? I saw this image a long time ago somewhere: And I read about a possible crossover between the two. Does anyone ...
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Was SAO originally designed to be community-driven?

Generally in most MMORPGs1 the role of shopkeepers are assigned to pre-programmed NPCs. However in SAO we see Agil and Lisbeth run their own stores. Was SAO's community-driven nature (i.e. players ...
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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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Where does Kirito get his new gear?

In the beginning of the Sword Art Online anime, episode 2 "Beater", Kirito acquires the Coat of Midnight when getting the last attack bonus on the boss. Up until episode 7, "Warmth of the Heart", it ...
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Is there any explanation for how Akihiko Kayaba managed to trap everyone in SAO?

It seems farfetched that Akihiko Kayaba would be able to sneak in all that malicious code into Sword Art Online without anyone knowing. Surely it would have been a big project with many developers. ...
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What is the chronological order of the events in Sword Art Online Vol 1 and 2 and Sword Art Online Progressive?

There are a few light novels on Sword Art Online, namely: Sword Art Online 1: Aincrad Sword Art Online 2: Aincrad Sword Art Online 3: Fairy Dance Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol 1 Sword Art Online ...
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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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Is there any proof that players really die in real life after dying in SAO?

So I watched the anime not too long ago, and it was the single most important rule in the game to not die, otherwise one would die in real life. However, I never encountered an episode where they ...
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How can a player in ALO make an original Sword Skill?

I know the fact that Kirito's Dual Wield in SAO was an award or was awarded by the system for being the top player with the fastest reaction time. see here And that Yuuki can pass down her insane ...
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Why did Sinon act strangely when Kirito grabbed her tail?

I noticed in an episode of Sword Art Online II (Calibur arc) that Sinon (a Cait Sith) reacted strangely when Kirito grabbed her tail. Silica (also a Cath Sith) noticed this but it seems that she too (...
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What happens in the final battle of Underworld between the Human Army and the Dark Territory Army?

I was unfortunately unable to be a part of the group that got to read the web novels before they were taken down, but it's killing me ever since I finished LN 15. There are so many unresolved ...
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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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What is the name of the song played during the scene where Asuna is buffing the party underwater in SAO Extra Edition?

The song I'm referring to is often called the "Underwater quest BGM", as it is first played when Asuna is buffing the party in the Extra Edition. The next time it is played is in SAO II episode 2 near ...
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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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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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Where was Sword Art Online published online?

I heard SAO was published online before being published in paper (not sure if only the first volume or more). Now, the question is where was it published, which site? I understand that the webnovel ...
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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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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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What would happen if the NerveGear was yanked from someone's head?

In the anime it is said that if you try to remove the helmet it would destroy the brain - so what if you pull it off quick enough that it doesn't have a chance to? Certainly, it's not impossible; and ...
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Why did Akihiko Kayaba make death permanent in Sword Art Online?

In Sword Art Online, why did Akihiko Kayaba make the game so as to make death permanent? Don't get me wrong, I know that in episode 1 he claims that he would like to "control this world's fate". ...
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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?