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According to the light novels they are cousins. Kirigaya Minetaka and Midori, husband and wife’s own child was Suguha, while Kazuto was Midori’s sister’s, this meant that he was the child of Suguha’s aunt. Her aunt and her husband, without a choice, left their only child, who was not even a year old, and passed away in an accident. The serious ...


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I assume you are refering to this move: Sword Art Online - Episode 15 While I'm not an expert in kendo, the way kendo is usually depicted makes me think that that specific move is one of the basic excercises that kendokas need to practice as much as possible. It's one of the most common moves in kendo-centered series/episodes. Some examples: Rurouni ...


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Yui only appeared during a sidestory in the second light novel so we can say that she didn't play a role in their decision. Basically Heathcliff knew that Kirito and Asuna felt a responsibility for clearing the game seeing how they were some of the strongest players. Asuna then suddenly removed her smile and muttered: “Up until now, I had only fought on ...


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In the case of Quinella, she had previously used a ritual (which did involve evoking "System Call") which gave her body a permanent barrier to defend against all metal weapons. The Kirito and Eugeo fight probably was the anime skipping over the initial line, possibly with some excuse about "whispering" the line. However, there is more to the "magic" in ...


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Because ALO was created before SAO was cleared. Argus created SAO but after Kayaba started the Death Game the families of victims of the game sued the company which bankrupted them and forced them to sell the Cardinal System to RECT Progress Inc When Kayaba Akihiko effectively trapped 10,000 players in the game, many of the deceased players' family ...


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Per the fan wiki, his surname was Narusaka (鳴坂) prior to his adoption. Born on October 7, 2008, Narusaka Kazuto was adopted by his aunt and uncle a year after his birth, when his biological parents died in an accident. According to this news article and some other sources I found, this was revealed at the beginning of Unital Ring, originally in the ...


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As someone who has practiced Kendo for 16 years, hopefully I can give some insight. The technique that they are all practicing is called "men (mask)", which is the strike to the head. This is the first technique that everyone learns when starting out, and it's elements are seen as fundamental to performing every other technique (the other basic strikes ...


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The Nerve Gear can theoretically simulate pain as well as all other senses. Inside, there were numerous signal transceivers. By using the electronic signals sent by those transceivers, the gear accessed the user’s brain itself. The user didn’t use their eyes or ears to see and hear, the signals went directly to their brain. In addition, the machine ...


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In Accel World S1E22 ~17:00, the main character is doing some research which references the NerveGear. (English Dub) NerveGear : The first VR Machine of the 2020's Therefore, the story timeline place Accel World after SAO. Combined with various Wikipedia articles, chronological order of the Anime is: Sword Art Online Sword Art Online Extra Edition (...


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There's only Extra Edition, an Special set after the events of Fairy Dance. The first half is a recap of the first season disguised as an interview. The second half is anime original material, it doesn't affect the main story-line, but it follows ALOs in-game back-story set in Norse Mythology, name-dropping the Aesir. This setting has only been touched upon ...


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If Asuna is well-learned (or more likely just because she played ALfheim Online, whose lore fiddles with Norse mythology), she may have known that in Norse mythology, the dew that falls from the tree Yggdrasil carries the power of life. In that case, she must have connected the dots instantly after seeing the tree and the dropping dew, and/or perhaps also ...


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In SAO the drops are assigned to the players who took part in the group with other players getting no knowledge of what dropped. There is also a bonus item for the person who gets the kill shot. I think this is also the case in other games based on the seed but that has not been brought up before. https://swordartonline.fandom.com/wiki/...


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As of the time of this answer's writing (July 2019), Ordinal Scale is available both subtitled and dubbed on Hulu in the U.S., as well as on Steam (because Steam has anime for some reason).


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