Sword Art Online

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  • Sword Art Online
  • Sōdo Āto Onrain
  • S.A.O
  • SAO
  • ソードアート・オンライン

Sword Art Online Anime Plot Story

A massively multiplayer virtual reality online role-playing game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online (SAO) will be released in 2022. With NerveGear, a helmet that stimulates the user’s five senses through their brains, players can sense and control their playable characters with their minds. Both the game and NerveGear were created by Akihiko Kayaba. On November 6, 10,000 players enter SAO mainframe cyberspace for the first time, only to find they cannot log out. Kayaba appears and tells the players that they must go through all 100 floors of Aincrad, the steel castle that is the SAO setting if they want to be free. He also states that those who die in the game or forcibly remove NerveGear from the game will die in real life.

One of the players, Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya, is one of the 1000 testers in the previous closed beta of the game. Taking advantage of previous VR gaming experiences and striving to protect other beta testers from discrimination, he isolates himself from large groups and plays the game alone, wearing the robe of a beater, beta tester, and cheater suitcase. “As the players progress through the game, Kirito eventually befriends a young girl named Asuna Yuki, establishing a relationship with her, and then marries her in the game. After the duo discovers the identity of Kayaba’s secret ID, who played as the leader of the guild that Asuna joined, they confront and destroy him, freeing themselves and the other players from the game.

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In the real world, Kazuto discovers that 300 SAO players, including Asuna, remain trapped in his NerveGear. When he goes to the hospital to see Asuna, he meets Asuna’s father, Shozo Yuki, whom his associate, Nobuyuki Sugo, asks for a decision, which Sugo later reveals that it is his marriage to Asuna, which makes Kazuto angry. Several months later, he receives information from another SAO survivor, Agil, that an Asuna-like figure has been seen on the World Tree in another VRMMORPG cyberspace called Alfheim Online (ALO). Aided in the game by his cousin Suguha “Leafa” Kirigaya and Yui, a navigational pixie (originally an AI from SAO), he quickly learns that the trapped ALO players are part of a plan devised by Sugo to conduct illegal experiments on their minds.

The goal is to create perfect mind control for financial gain and enslave Asuna, whom he intends to marry in the real world, in order to take control of her family’s corporation. Ultimately, Kirito stops the experiment and saves the remaining 300 SAO players, ruining Sugo’s plans. Before leaving ALO to see Asuna, Kayaba, who has uploaded his thoughts to the Internet using an experimental and devastatingly powerful version of NerveGear at the cost of his life, commissions Kirito to create The Seed, a batch program designed to create virtual worlds. Kazuto ultimately reunites with Asuna in the real world, and The Seed is released to the Internet, reviving Aincrad as other VRMMORPGs begin to flourish. A year after the events of SAO, at the suggestion of a government official investigating strange incidents in VR, Kazuto takes on a series of murders involving another VRMMORPG called Gun Gale Online (GGO), AmuSphere (successor to NerveGear), and a player named Death Gun.

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With the help of a female player named Shino “Sinon” Asada, he participates in a shootout tournament called the Bullet of Bullets (BoB) and uncovers the truth about the murders that were committed by a player who participated in the assassins guild of players in SAO. Thanks to his and Sinon’s efforts, two suspects are captured, but the third suspect, Johnny Black, escapes. Kazuto is later hired to test FullDive’s experimental machine, the Soul Translator (STL), whose interface is much more realistic and complex than the previous machine he played, to help develop artificial intelligence for RATH, a research and development organization under the Ministry. Defense (MOD), named ALICE It tests the STL by entering the virtual reality cyberspace created with The Seed package, called Underworld (UW). In UW, the passage of time flows a thousand times faster than in the real world, and Kirito’s memories of what goes on inside are limited.

However, when Black ambushes and injures Kazuto with Suxamethonium chloride, RATH restores Kazuto and places him back in the STL to preserve his mind while attempts are made to rescue him. While in the Underworld, Kirito befriended Eugeo, a carver from the small village of Rulid, and helped him on the journey to rescue Alice Zuberg, his friend, who was taken by a group of highly trained warriors known as the Integrity Knights for accidentally violating the rule of the Axiom Church. the leaders of the Human Empire. He and Eugeo soon find themselves uncovering the secrets of the Axiom Church, led by a woman known only as “The Pontiff,” and the true purpose of Underworld itself, while they are unaware that a war against the opposing Dark Territory is brewing on the horizon.

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Meanwhile, in the real world, the conflict escalates as US forces raid the RATH facility in Ocean Turtle in an attempt to take over A.L.I.C.E. for unknown purposes. Two attackers – Gabriel Miller and Vassago Cassals – take control of two Dark Territory characters as they unite giants, goblins, ogres, orcs, dark knights, dark wizards, and fist fighters of the Dark Territory to aid them. With the help of all of his friends, Kirito managed to stop the attackers as well as foreign players attracted by Vassago and safely extract the A.L.I.C.E. from UW, who gets a physical body – Miller and Vassago are killed in the process. A month later, the accounts of Kirito and others are forcibly transferred to Unital Ring, a new VRMMORPG that includes locations from all the other environments they previously visited and investigates the cause by meeting some familiar faces.

Sword Art Online Characters

  • Main Characters
    • Kirigaya, Kazuto
    • Yuuki, Asuna
    • Kirigaya, Suguha
  • Supporting Characters
    • Yui
    • Tsuboi, Ryoutarou
    • Ayano, Keiko
    • Shinozaki, Rika
    • Sachi
    • Kayaba, Akihiko
    • Mills, Andrew Gilbert

Sword Art Online Episodes

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1The World of Swords
3The Red-Nosed Reindeer
4The Black Swordsman
5Murder in the Safe Zone
6Illusionary Avenger
7The Temperature of the Heart
8The Sword Dance of Black and White
9The Blue-Eyed Demon
10Crimson Killing Intent
11Girl of the Morning Dew
12Yui’s Heart
13Edge of Hell’s Abyss
14The End of the World
16Land of the Fairies
17Captive Queen
18To the World Tree
19The Legrue Corridor
20General of the Blazing Flame
21The Truth About Alfheim
22The Grand Quest
24Gilded Hero
25The World Seed
Sword Art Online