Friday, 28 December 2012

Sword Art Online ソードアート・オンライン (Sōdo Āto Onrain)


In the year 2022, the Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG), Sword Art Online (SAO), is released. With the Nerve Gear, a virtual reality helmet that stimulates the user's five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds.

On November 6, 2022, all the players log in for the first time, and subsequently discover that they are unable to log out. They are then informed by Kayaba Akihiko, the creator of SAO, that if they wish to be free, they must reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if their avatars die in-game, their bodies will also die in the real world. The story follows Kirito, a skilled player who is determined to beat the game. As the game progresses for two years, Kirito eventually befriends a female player named Asuna with whom he eventually falls in love with. After the duo discover the identity of Kayaba's avatar in SAO, they confront and defeat him, freeing themselves and the other players from the game.

Upon returning to the real world, Kirito learns that Asuna and a small group of SAO players has still not awakened yet. Following a clue about Asuna's whereabouts in another VRMMORPG called Alfheim Online (ALO), Kirito also logs in there. Kirito soon learns the trapped players in ALO are part of a plan devised by Nobuyuki Sugō to perform illegal experiments on their minds to put them under his control including Asuna, whom he intends to marry in the real world in order to take over her family's company. Helped by his sister Suguha, Kirito stops Nobuyuki's plans and finally reunites with Asuna in the real world.

Soon after, Kirito plays another game called Gun Gale Online (GGO) to investigate the mysterious connection between it and deaths occurring in the real world. Kirito, assisted by a female player he meets in the game called Sinon, eventually identifies and exposes the culprits who include some former members of a murderous guild he had previously encountered in SAO.

After solving the murders in GGO, Kirito is recruited to assist in the development of a state-of-the-art game, UnderWorld (UW), which has an interface that is far more realistic and complex than the previous games he had played. In UW, the flow of time proceeds thousands of times faster than in the real world. However, Kirito ends up falling into a trap set by one of the murderers from GGO and wakes up inside the game, unable to log out, with his real self left in a comatose state. As Kirito begins to have his memories entangled with his experiences in the game, it becomes more difficult for him to tell reality and fiction apart. Meanwhile, Asuna, Suguha and Sinon also log themselves into UW in an attempt to help him.

Sword Art Online: Extra Edition ソードアート・オンライン Extra Edition

Kirito is called for an emergency counseling meeting at his new school while his sister has swimming lessons with their friends. There he meets an elite member of the Virtual Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Kirito then tells him details about what really happened in Aincrad and in Alfheim.

Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale
劇場版 ソードアート・オンライン -オーディナル・スケール-
(Gekijō-ban Sword Art Online -Ordinal Scale-)


In 2026, two years since the SAO incident, a new game called "Oridinal Scale," an Augmented-Reality MMO, is becoming popular among the players. But strange things are happening in the game and Kirito and the gang are facing a new danger.

Genre: Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Drama, Action, Sci-Fi, Fighting,
            Survival Game, Swordplay, Tragedy, Virtual Reality

Season 1: 25 episodes + 9 Special + 1 Movie + 1 Special
Season 2: 24 episodes + 1 Special + 9 Special + 1 Movie + 1 Special + 1 ONA
Alternative Setting: 
Season 3: 

Original Run
Season 1: July 7, 2012 – December 22, 2012
Special: October 24, 2012  June 26, 2013
Movie: December 31, 2013
Special: April 23, 2014
Season 2: July 5, 2014 – December 20, 2014
Special: October 22, 2014 – June 24, 2015  
Special: October 11, 2014
Movie: February 18, 2017
Special: September 27, 2017
ONA: February 8, 2018
Alternative Setting: Scheduled on April 2018
Season 3: Unschedule

List of Songs: (directly to Anime Lyrics Blog)

Sword Art Online
1. Crossing Field                   [First Opening]
2. Innocence                         [Second Opening]
3. Yume Sekai                       [First Ending]
4. Overfly                               [Second Ending]

Sword Art Online Song Collection
1. White Flower Garden
2. Party-Go-Around

Sword Art Online Image Song Single 1
1. My Independent Destiny

Sword Art Online Image Song Single 2
1. Memory Heart Message
2. Lovely Super Idol

Sword Art Online Image Song Single 3
1. Cheer!Tear?Cheer!!

Sword Art Online Image Song Single 4
1. I know "Ai"

Sword Art Online Image Song Single 5
1. Face to You

Sword Art Online Image Song Single 6
1. Sky the Graffti
2. Sword & Soul

Sword Art Online Image Song Single 7
1. Sing All Overtures

Sword Art Online: Extra Edition
1. Niji no Oto

Sword Art Online II
1. Ignite                                          [First Opening]
2. Startear                                      [First Ending]
3. Courage                                   [Second Opening]
4. No More Time Machine               [Second Ending]
5. Shirushi                                    [Third Ending]     
6. Separate Ways                               [Insert 24] 

Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale
1. Catch the Moment                         [Ending]

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Soundtrack
1. Ubiquitous dB
2. Longing
3. Delete
4. Break Beat Bark!
5. Smile for You


1. Sword Art Online: Aincrad
Published: August 10, 2010 – April 10, 2010
Volume: 2

2. Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance
Published: April 10, 2012  April 10, 2014
Volume: 3

3. Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet
Published: April 10, 2014  Ongoing

4. Sword Art Online: Calibur
Published: July 30, 2014  June 30, 2015
Volume: 1

5. Sword Art Online: Mother's Rosario
Published: June 10, 2014  April 9, 2016
Volume: 3

6. Sword Art Online: Girls Ops
Published: June 10, 2013  Ongoing

7. Sword Art Online: Progressive
Published: June 29, 2013  Ongoing

8. Sword Art Online Iden: Kibaou-han!
Published: October 24, 2016  Ongoing

9. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
Published: October 27, 2015  Ongoing

10. Sword Art Online: Project Alicization
Published: August 9, 2016  Ongoing

11. Gekijouban Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale
Published: March 27, 2017  Ongoing

12. Sword ArtOnline.
Published: August 10, 2010  August 9, 2016
Volume: 3

13. Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
Published: October 24, 2016  Ongoing

14. Sword Art Online: Kirito no Aincrad Night
Published: October 24, 2016  February 18, 2017
Volume: 1

Light Novel

1. Sword Art Online
Published: April 10, 2009  Ongoing
Volume: 20

2. Sword Art Online: Progressive
Published: October 10, 2012  Ongoing
Volume: 4

3. Sword Art Online: Alternative
Published: December 10, 2014  Ongoing
Volume: 3

4. Sword Art Online Side Stories
Published: October 24, 2014  June 26, 2013
Volume: 2

5. Sword Art Online: Celeste no Yousei
Published: April 10, 2013
Volume: 1

6. Sword Art Online SS: Calibur SS-hen
Published: June 10, 2011
Volume: 1

7. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
Published: December 10, 2014  Ongoing
Volume: 5

8. Sword Art Online - Material Edition
Published: November 18, 2007  Ongoing
Volume: 1

9. Sword Art Online dj - Lisbeth Edition
Published: May 4, 2012
Volume: 1

10. Sword Art Online dj - Silica Edition
Published: November 18, 2012
Volume: 1

11. Sword Art Online dj - Pina Edition
Published: May 6, 2013
Volume: 1

12. Sword Art Online Alternative: Clover's Regret
Published: November 10, 2016
Volume: 1

Here is the preview:

Sword Art Online~Extra Edition~

Season 2: 

Sword Art Online~Ordinal Scale~: