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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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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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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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Which shows predate Sword Art Online that have the same basic plot? The most similar anime show I could ever find (protagonist trapped in MMORPG world) is .hack//Sign Protagonist wakes up with slight amnesia in MMORPG world and tries to find answers as to what happened to him and why he can't log out of the game. It was released on April 4 2002 (an early ...


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The manga is just an adaptation of the Light Novels, so it follows the arcs in the original LN. Aincrad Fairy Dance Phantom Bullet Caliber Mother's Rosario Alicization The Girl Ops manga can be read at any point after the Fairy Dance arc, as it's just a side-story. Progressive is a reboot of sorts of the Aincrad arc, exploring from the first floor onwards,...


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Accel World came first. According to their Wikipedia pages, Accel World light novel started in February 2009 while Sword Art Online started in April 2009. If you are referring to anime release, then the same can also be said since Accel World anime started airing in April 2012 while SAO anime started airing in July 2012. As pointed out by @Memor-X, some ...


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There is nothing confirmed as of now, however we can see that the most applicable name to give according to online discussions is Brain LinK (BLK) The blinking may suggest a weak link or solid colored a firm connection and so on.


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I re-watched that episode because I also did not notice this. But it looks more like a friendly joke to me, given the events in that episode. If I remember correctly, Klein does not show any hints that he has romantic feelings to Kirito nor men in general throughout SAO. Why was I able to say it was a friendly joke? Klein probably meant it as a joke that ...


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I could not recall seeing the reason being explained in the anime but you have to understand that that people tend to react differently when they are placed in a situation like what happened in SAO. It was mentioned in here that This implies that despite her 'bright, charasmatic, personality,' she is independent. That is just who she is. She seems more of ...


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Because it's assumed his physical body died In the aftermath of the death game, Akihiko proceeded with his desire to die along with the collapse of the game, as he had decided before Sword Art Online even began. He thus used a remodeled FullDive machine to perform a super high-powered scan of his brain to transfer his consciousness into the virtual world ...


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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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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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Why does Sachi come to Kirito's bed? Because she seeks comfort. She expressed her fears early on in this episode and she probably just seeks friendly company instead of sex since she's having trouble falling asleep. After seeing Kirito's true level during that, however, she felt more at ease. Does this imply more than what we see? No, it doesn't. I watched ...


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It is not impossible that some of the SAO prisoners might still be interested in gaming right after escaping the game, but remember that they had absolutely no choice in whether or not they could play the game and, moreover, would die in real life if they died in the game. This alone already produces the potential for players to be wary about using NerveGear ...


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According to the first light novel he was heading to a weapons shop. After I had logged onto SAO, I started running through the nostalgic stone paved roads of the «Starting City», headed for the weapons shop. Realizing that I was a beta tester after seeing me start and dash, Klein ran over without any hesitation. from chapter 2 of the first volume


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Yuuki Asuna went to an all girls private school before the events of SAO. So I'm pretty sure she would have learned it at her school during that time. Most Japanese schools teach English as a curriculum. But sadly a lot of Japanese people still don't have "fluent English conversation abilities". Considering how serious she was about clearing the game, I ...


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Were the players of SAO able to communicate with the outside world? Could they get any info from the outside world? If I remember correctly, no, they cannot communicate with the outside world nor was it hinted that they were able to. Regarding the information brokers, I think they only deal with information inside the SAO world, not with information in the ...


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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 nothing else she learned on the helicopter ride to Rath, I’m sure she and Rinko has a plan, as she was studying in California I’m sure two quick sentences were discussed as it was a huge ruse to get Asuna back to the love of her life


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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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Referring to when Sinon asked Kirito " Is there someone you don't want seeing this?" and then Kirito replying "no" when they were in the cave during Bullet Of Bullets 3. He probably said "no" because he didn't what her to feel embarrassed because she was on top of him sexually(unintentionally). And he probably referred Asuna as "a friend" because of the same ...


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