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Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online DVD 1 cover.jpg
Cover of the first DVD volume released by Aniplex of America.
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 25
Release
Original network Tokyo MX
Original release July 8 (2012-07-08) – December 23, 2012 (2012-12-23)
Season chronology

Sword Art Online is a science fantasy anime series adapted from the light novel series of the same title written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by Abec. It was produced by A-1 Pictures and the SAO Project, and directed by Tomohiko Itō.[1] It is divided into the "Aincrad" and "Fairy Dance" arcs. The story of the first season follows the adventures of Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki, two players who are trapped in the virtual world of "Sword Art Online" (SAO). They are tasked to clear all 100 Floors and defeat the final boss in order to be freed from the game.[2][3] Three months after the death game, Kazuto discovers that Asuna is being held captive in "ALfheim Online" (ALO), a spiritual successor to SAO, where the players assume the roles of fairies. Kazuto enters the game and allies himself with his sister Suguha "Leafa" Kirigaya to rescue Asuna from captivity.[4]

The series aired from July 8 to December 23, 2012, on Tokyo Metropolitan Television, spanning 25 episodes. It was later broadcast by 12 other stations.[5] Aniplex of America announced that the English dubbed version will air on Adult Swim's Toonami block starting from July 27, 2013.[6][7] The first DVD and Blu-ray Disc volumes were released in Japan on October 24, 2012, and it concluded on June 26, 2013, with all nine volumes containing a bonus Sword Art Offline (ソードアート・オフライン Sōdo Āto Ofurain?) episode.[8][9][10] Four volumes of English dubbed episodes was released in North America on August 13, 2013, with the series licensed by Aniplex of America.[11] In Australasia, Madman Entertainment distributed the four volumes in DVD and Blu-ray format.[12] In Europe, Manga Entertainment first released all four volumes on December 16, 2013.[13][14] A special episode of the anime titled Sword Art Online: Extra Edition (ソードアート・オンライン Extra Edition Sōdo Āto Onrain Ekisutora Edikushon?) was globally released on December 31, 2013.[15] A second season, Sword Art Online II began in July 2014.[16]

Five pieces of theme music were used for the series: two opening themes and three ending themes. For the first 14 episodes, the opening theme song is "Crossing Field" performed by LiSA,[17] and the ending theme is "Yume Sekai" (ユメセカイ?, lit. "Dream World") performed by Haruka Tomatsu.[18] The second opening theme, used from episode 15 onwards, is "Innocence" performed by Eir Aoi.[19] While its second ending theme, used from episodes 15 to 24, is "Overfly" sung by Luna Haruna.[20] The third ending theme, "Crossing Field" was used for the final episode. The extra edition's main theme is "Niji no Oto" (虹の音 Sound of the Rainbow?) by Eir Aoi.[21] The original score for the series is composed by Yuki Kajiura.

Episode list[edit]

Sword Art Online (2012)[edit]

Story arc 1: Aincrad[edit]

No. Official English title[22]
Original Japanese title
Director Writer Original air date[23] English air date Refs.
1 "The World of Swords"
"Ken no Sekai" (剣の世界) 
Tomohiko Itō Yukie Sugawara
& Yukito Kizawa
July 8, 2012 July 27, 2013[24] [25]
A virtual reality gaming console known as the "NerveGear" is released to the public alongside the world's first virtual reality game called "Sword Art Online" (SAO). Kirito, one of the game's beta-testers, logs in to Aincrad, the world of SAO and quickly befriends novice player Klein, to whom he teaches the basics of the game, demonstrating how to defeat a boar. After a few hours, Kirito and Klein discover that they cannot log out. Akihiko Kayaba, the game's creator and employee of the computer corporation Argus, announces to the players that he intentionally removed the option to log out and that players will die if either their NerveGear helmet is forcefully removed or their in-game health bar is depleted to zero. He informs them that he created this game as a way to become God over his own dominion. The only way to escape is to clear all 100 Floors of Aincrad, the setting of the game. 
2 "Beater"
"Bītā" (ビーター) 
Yoshiyuki Fujiwara Munemasa Nakamoto July 15, 2012 August 3, 2013[24] [26]
After one month has passed, 2,000 players are dead, and the 1st Floor has yet to be cleared. Kirito attends a meeting organized by fellow beta-tester Diavel, who announces to the attendants that his party has found Illfang the Kobold Lord, the boss of the 1st Floor. While parties are formed to prepare for battle, Kirito teams up with a young girl named Asuna. The next day, Diavel's raid group arrives at the boss room and battles Illfang and his minions. When Illfang's health becomes low, Diavel goes for the finishing attack, but Diavel misidentifies Illfang's weapon and becomes mortally wounded as a result. Before dying, Diavel begs Kirito to defeat the boss and save the players. Although Illfang is ultimately destroyed by Kirito, he is blamed for Diavel's death and accused of being a "beater", a beta-tester and a cheater combined. 
3 "The Red-Nosed Reindeer"
"Akahana no Tonakai" (赤鼻のトナカイ) 
Yuuki Itohafrer Yukie Sugawara July 22, 2012 August 10, 2013[24] [27]
Kirito joins a guild named the Moonlit Black Cats led by Keita, but Kirito hides the fact that his level is twice the amount of the other guild members. Sachi confides in him about her fear of dying, but Kirito assures her to not worry. After Keita leaves to buy a house for the guild, Kirito and the other guild members decide to go to the 27th Floor, where they find a treasure chest. However, this triggers a trap, and they find themselves surrounded by an army of monsters. Kirito is unable to save his friends, including Sachi, from being killed. Keita commits suicide in bitter anger after learning of his guild's demise and Kirito's status as a "beater". Kirito sets off to the 35th Floor to defeat the boss, Nicholas the Renegade, in order to obtain an item, a stone capable of reviving a dying player. However, Kirito gives the stone to Klein, since it is only useful within ten seconds after death. In his room, Kirito receives a pre-recorded message from Sachi, telling him to not blame himself for her death and to keep living strong. 
4 "The Black Swordsman"
"Kuro no Kenshi" (黒の剣士) 
Shinya Watada Yoshikazu Mukai July 29, 2012 August 17, 2013[24] [28]
A female beast tamer named Silica leaves her party due to a dispute and walks through a forest, only to encounter a group of apes. After Silica's dragon familiar named Pina is killed while trying to protect her, Kirito arrives to save Silica. Kirito offers to accompany Silica to the 47th Floor to retrieve an item that can revive Pina within three days. He warns her about the "orange players" who commit crimes and the "red players" who commit murder. After they fight off a plant monster and finally retrieve the item, revealed to be a flower, they are confronted by Rosalia, leader of a guild named Titan's Hand, Silica's party of orange players. Kirito intended on escorting Silica in order to lure and arrest Titan's Hand. Thanks to an item that could regenerate his health bar instantly from numerous attacks, Kirito effortlessly outmatches and detains the guild members. Silica later thanks Kirito for his help and uses the flower to revive Pina. 
5 "Murder in the Safe Zone"
"Kennai Jiken" (圏内事件) 
Yasuyuki Fuse Yukito Kizawa August 5, 2012 August 24, 2013[24] [29]
On the 56th Floor, Asuna proposes a plan to lure a boss into a village, but Kirito opposes the idea of involving the deaths of many non-player character villagers. On the 59th Floor, Kirito persuades Asuna to rest and relax on a field in the middle of the day, and she repays him with dinner at a restaurant for watching over her. Their meal is interrupted by a scream, and they rush outside to a church, where a player named Caynz has been hanged by a noose and impaled with a spear before dying. As Kirito and Asuna investigate the murder, they deduce that there may be an unknown player killer, and they learn that Yolko and her boyfriend Caynz were formerly members of a guild called Golden Apple, now disbanded. They find out from Agil that the spear was forged by Grimlock, who is the husband of Griselda, leader of Golden Apple. Griselda was mysteriously killed six months ago before attempting to sell a ring acquired from defeating a boss. After realizing that Grimlock may be the suspect, Yolko is abruptly killed by a knife thrown from the window. 
6 "Illusionary Avenger"
"Maboroshi no Fukushū-sha" (幻の復讐者) 
Kazuma Satō Yukito Kizawa August 12, 2012 September 7, 2013[24] [30]
Kirito fails to pursue the suspect, who was cloaked in a black robe and holding a teleport crystal. Kirito accidentally drops a sandwich that was given to him by Asuna, and after watching how the sandwich vanishes, he figures out that Caynz and Yolko faked their deaths by using a teleport crystal when their armor broke from losing durability. Meanwhile at Griselda's grave, Yolko and Caynz temporarily disguise themselves and interrogate former guild member Schmitt to see if he was the true suspect, but he pleads and proves to be innocent. Yolko, Caynz and Schmitt are soon surrounded by Laughing Coffin, a guild of red players, but Kirito arrives and intimidates Laughing Coffin into retreating. Kirito figures out that Grimlock wanted Griselda dead to acquire the ring for himself. Asuna later apprehends Grimlock, who confesses that Griselda became too engulfed in this virtual world. After Yolko, Caynz, Schmitt and Grimlock take their leave, Kirito and Asuna see a glimpse of Griselda by her grave before the two depart as well. 
7 "The Temperature of the Heart"
"Kokoro no Ondo" (心の温度) 
Makoto Hoshino Yoshikazu Mukai August 19, 2012 September 14, 2013[24] [31]
On the 48th Floor, Kirito goes to see Asuna's friend Lisbeth in her blacksmith shop in search of a custom-made sword. Shocked when Kirito's sword is durable enough to withstand her strongest sword ever forged, Lisbeth persuades Kirito to accompany her to the 55th Floor to get a rare mineral from a crystal dragon, so that she can use it to make an even stronger sword. During their time together, Lisbeth develops feelings towards Kirito when they find the rare mineral inside the deep pit of the crystal dragon's nest, and Kirito manages to defeat the crystal dragon and carry Lisbeth to safety. Lisbeth uses the rare mineral to forge a new sword for Kirito and attempts to confess her feelings for him, but is interrupted when Asuna arrives. Lisbeth becomes heartbroken, realizing Asuna and Kirito's mutual romantic feelings for each other and runs away to a riverbank. Kirito finds Lisbeth and thanks her for the time they spent together, in which they finally felt something real in their lives. Lisbeth welcomes Kirito to her blacksmith shop anytime he needs to stop by. 
8 "The Sword Dance of Black and White"
"Kuro to Shiro no Kenbu" (黒と白の剣舞) 
Tatsumi Fujii Shuji Iriyama August 26, 2012 September 21, 2013[24] [32]
On the 74th Floor, Kirito hunts down a rare rabbit, said to be top grade meat. Kirito decides to sell it to Agil, but changes his mind when Asuna comes by. Since she has mastered her cooking skills, he agrees to share the meal with her in exchange of her cooking the rabbit meat for him. Asuna disregards her escort Kuradeel, who is against Asuna inviting Kirito to her home due to his status as a "beater". On the 61st Floor, Asuna welcomes Kirito to her home, and they eat the meal she prepared in a stew. Asuna coerces Kirito to team up with her, aside from the fact that he works solo. The next day, the two meet back on the 74th Floor, where Kuradeel eventually challenges Kirito to a duel to prove which one of them should stay by Asuna's side. Kirito easily defeats Kuradeel by breaking his sword. Since Asuna is second-in-command of her notorious guild, the Knights of the Blood Oath, she relieves Kuradeel of his duties and orders him to return to the guild headquarters. Kirito and Asuna later clear the dungeon and discover the boss room on the 74th Floor. 
9 "The Blue-Eyed Demon"
"Seigan no Akuma" (青眼の悪魔) 
Koichi Kikuta Munemasa Nakamoto
& Naoki Shōji
September 2, 2012 September 28, 2013[24] [33]
Kirito and Asuna flee the boss room upon seeing the Gleam Eyes, the boss in the form of a chimera. The two encounter and greet Klein and his guild called Fuurinkazan. When Kobatz and the Aincrad Liberation Force appear, Kirito complies with giving Kobatz the map of the dungeon before they take their leave. However, when Kirito, Asuna and Klein make their way to the boss room, they find Kobatz dead and the Aincrad Liberation Force badly injured. The three of them charge at the Gleam Eyes, but this boss proves to be too difficult to defeat. Kirito is forced to execute a new technique wielding both of his swords in order to slay the Gleams Eyes. Although Kirito briefly collapses, Asuna embraces him when he wakes up. News of Kirito's dual wielding technique attracts the attention of Heathcliff, leader of the Knights of the Blood Oath, and he challenges Kirito to a duel. If Kirito wins, Asuna can leave the guild, but if Kirito loses, he must join the guild. Kirito agrees to the terms and accepts the challenge. 
10 "Crimson Killing Intent"
"Kurenai no Satsui" (紅の殺意) 
Hideya Takahashi Yukito Kizawa September 9, 2012 October 5, 2013[24] [34]
On the 75th Floor, Asuna warns Kirito that Heathcliff has a skill which grants him maximum strength with his sword and defense with his shield. During the duel in an arena, Kirito attempts to strike Heathcliff, but the latter manages to parry it and defeats the former. Later on the 55th Floor, after Kirito confides in Asuna that he averted joining guilds due to the incident with the Moonlit Black Cats, fellow guild member Godfree summons Kirito and Kuradeel, taking them through a canyon to a dungeon for a skill assessment. As they stop to take a break from their travel, Kirito and Godfree realize that Kuradeel tainted the water to paralyze them. After killing Godfree, Kuradeel is revealed as a member of Laughing Coffin. As Kuradeel tortures Kirito, Asuna arrives just before Kirito runs out of health and gives him an antidote crystal. Kuradeel deceitfully surrenders to Asuna and tries to attack, but Kirito defends Asuna and kills Kuradeel. Kirito and Asuna kiss, promising to never leave each other. Kirito requests to stay the night with Asuna at her house. 
11 "Girl of the Morning Dew"
"Asatsuyu no Shōjo" (朝露の少女) 
Pyeon-Gang Ho Yukie Sugawara September 16, 2012 October 12, 2013[24] [35]
Kirito and Asuna have an online marriage, in which they are granted a temporary leave from the Knights of the Blood Oath to go on a honeymoon at a village in a log cabin on the 22nd Floor. As they venture deep inside a nearby forest, they find a lost girl who suddenly collapses, discovering that there may be a possible glitch since she does not have a cursor above her, so they end up taking her back to their log cabin for the night. The following day, the girl wakes up and remembers her name as Yui, and she decides to refer to Kirito and Asuna as her parents. The three of them go to the 1st Floor to find out if anyone is searching for Yui. They encounter the Aincrad Liberation Force extorting taxes from a daycare owner named Sasha and her three children. Asuna instills fear on the Aincrad Liberation Force with the use of her sword, causing them to retreat. Yui soon starts to panic and momentarily glitches before being rendered unconscious again. 
12 "Yui's Heart"
"Yui no Kokoro" (ユイの心) 
Tamaki Nakatsu Yukie Sugawara September 23, 2012 October 19, 2013[24] [36]
At the daycare center inside a church, Kirito, Asuna, Yui and Sasha are visited by Yulier, second-in-command of the Aincrad Liberation Force. Yulier explains that Thinker, leader of the Aincrad Liberation Force, was overthrown by Kibaou, who trapped Thinker in a dungeon on the 1st Floor three days ago. Kirito, Asuna and Yui agree to help Yulier rescue Thinker. As they clear the dungeon and find Thinker, they are thwarted by a boss named the Fatal Scythe. As Kirito and Asuna fail to land a hit on the Fatal Scythe, Yui steps in and easily destroys the Fatal Scythe in a ball of fire, in which she appears to be indestructible. Yui was an artificial intelligence designed to aid the players of the game, but was forced to monitor them instead. Yui admits that she felt like a daughter to Kirito and Asuna when she interacted with them. She is sentenced to deletion due to interfering with the game, but Kirito manages to use the gamemaster console to transfer Yui's data into a crystal drop, Yui's heart. 
13 "Edge of Hell's Abyss"
"Naraku no Fuchi" (奈落の淵) 
Takahiro Shikama Yoshikazu Mukai September 30, 2012 October 26, 2013[24] [37]
While fishing near a lake, Kirito encounters Nishida, an avid fisherman. He remarks that, despite honing his fisherman skills, he is unable to cook delicious dishes with what he catches. Kirito invites him to his home for Asuna to cook the fish he caught for them. During their meal, Nishida mentions a huge fish he tried to catch many times before but failed, and he asks Kirito to help him. Later, Nishida manages to hook the fish and passes the rod to Kirito to reel it in. The fish is revealed to be a huge monster, which Asuna slays. Soon after, Kirito receives a message from Heathcliff. Before saying farewell to Nishida, Asuna recounts how she developed feelings for Kirito over time. Kirito and Asuna meet up at the headquarters of the Knights of the Blood Oath, where they learn that a party of twenty members had been trapped and killed in the boss room of the 75th Floor. A team of players from several guilds, including Kirito, Asuna, Klein and Agil, are assembled together. Once inside, the team battles the terrifying boss, the Skull Reaper. 
14 "The End of the World"
"Sekai no Shūen" (世界の終焉) 
Tomohiko Itō Yukito Kizawa October 7, 2012 November 2, 2013[24] [38]
After the Skull Reaper is finally defeated, Kirito deduces that Heathcliff has been disguised as Akihiko Kayaba, exposing him as indestructible and revealing him as the boss of the 100th Floor. Heathcliff paralyzes everyone except Kirito and challenges him to a duel evenly matched, promising that the remaining players will be logged out of the game if Kirito wins, to which Kirito accepts the challenge and fights Heathcliff. When Heathcliff prepares to make a finishing blow, Asuna jumps in between them and sacrifices herself, leaving Kirito stricken with grief. Heathcliff kills Kirito, but Kirito overrides the health bar and defeats Heathcliff, thereby clearing the game. On a floating platform over Aincrad, Akihiko explains to Kirito and Asuna that he wanted a world that everyone imagined in their hearts. He congratulates them on clearing the game and bids them farewell. Kirito and Asuna tell one another their real names, Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki, and embrace each other as the world falls apart. In the real world, Kirito awakes in a hospital and sets off to find Asuna despite being physically weak. 

Story arc 2: Fairy Dance[edit]

No. Official English title[22]
Original Japanese title
Director Writer Original air date[23] English air date Refs.
15 "Return"
"Kikan" (帰還) 
Shigetaka Ikeda Munemasa Nakamoto October 14, 2012 November 9, 2013[24] [39]
Two months later, Kazuto Kirigaya and his adoptive sister Suguha Kirigaya have a kendo match, but he loses due to his sword stance and fighting style. Kazuto goes to the hospital to visit Asuna Yuuki, who has yet to wake up from her coma, along with 300 other players. Kazuto meets Asuna's father Shōzō Yuuki, CEO of computer corporation RECT Progress Inc., and his associate Nobuyuki Sugō, who intends to marry Asuna while she is in her comatose state, much to Kazuto's fury. Later at home, Kazuto breaks down before Suguha, who comforts him. Suguha recalls her mother Midori Kirigaya saying that Kazuto is actually her cousin and harbors her own feelings for him. The next morning, Kazuto receives an e-mail from Andrew Gilbert Mills with a screenshot from another game of an avatar that resembles "Asuna". 
16 "Land of the Fairies"
"Yōsei-tachi no Kuni" (妖精たちの国) 
Yasuyuki Fuse Yukie Sugawara October 21, 2012 November 16, 2013[24] [40]
Kazuto visits Andrew, the real-life persona of Agil, who explains that the screenshot originated from "ALfheim Online" (ALO), a virtual reality game where players take the role of fairies capable of flight. He explains that the avatar resembling Asuna was spotted somewhere on the World Tree. Discovering that RECT Progress Inc. created the game, Kazuto is convinced that Asuna is trapped in the game. Wasting no time, Kazuto logs in to ALO as "Kirito" and selects the shadow fairy Spriggan as his avatar. He discovers that he still has his SAO game data, including skill levels and the SAO in-game item containing the data of Yui, which he activates to bring Yui into ALfheim as a Navigation Pixie. Yui deduces that the game is made using a copy of SAO's servers, explaining why Kirito's statistics from SAO had been carried over to ALO. After Yui teaches Kirito how to fly using a controller, he assist a wind fairy Sylph player named Leafa in defeating three fire fairy Salamanders, led by lance squad captain Kagemune. 
17 "Captive Queen"
"Toraware no Joō" (囚われの女王) 
Yoshiyuki Fujiwara Yoshikazu Mukai October 28, 2012 November 23, 2013[24] [41]
Leafa thanks Kirito for saving her from the attack and teaches him how to fly properly without using a controller. They travel to Sylvein, where they meet one of Leafa's party members, Recon. Kirito and Leafa go to an inn and have a conversation about how he can get to the top of the World Tree. Seeing Kirito's determination to reach the top of the tree, Leafa decides to help and asks him to meet her at the inn the next day. When Leafa logs out into the real world, she is revealed to be Suguha. Meanwhile, Asuna is seen in a gigantic cage at the World Tree, held by the gamemaster, Oberon the Fairy King, revealed to be Sugō in the real world. Asuna is shocked that Oberon wants to control the minds of the 300 comatose SAO players. When Oberon leaves, Asuna hopes that Kirito will save her. 
18 "To the World Tree"
"Sekaiju e" (世界樹へ) 
Takayoshi Morimiya Yukito Kizawa November 4, 2012 November 30, 2013[24] [42]
In the real world, Suguha reminisces about how she started virtual reality gaming and meets up with classmate Shin'ichi Nagata, real-life persona of Recon. She informs him that she will be leaving their party to join Kirito. Later, she logs in as Leafa and begins to lead Kirito to the World Tree, which stands in the center of Alfheim. However, before their departure, a member of Leafa's party, Sigurd, is disappointed that she betrayed her other members. Annoyed about how Sigurd treats Kirito, Leafa announces that Kirito is her new partner. Meanwhile, Asuna learns from Oberon that Kirito is still alive, and she peeks at the key code which unlocks her cage as Oberon leaves. Later during their travels, Kirito and Leafa arrive at a landing point, where they take turns logging out to refresh themselves. 
19 "The Legrue Corridor"
"Rugurū Kairō" (ルグルー回廊) 
Pyeon-Gang Ho Shuji Iriyama November 11, 2012 January 4, 2014[A][44] [45]
While en route to the World Tree, Kirito and Leafa first pass through a large cave in the Legrue Corridor. Leafa receives an incomplete message from Recon, telling her to be careful. When Kirito and Leafa realize that they are being followed, they are cornered by a large group of Salamanders in the mage squad at a bridge. Kirito takes on the group by himself, unable to break their formation. Yui tells Leafa to cast some protective magic on Kirito, while he conjures an illusion spell that temporarily transforms him into a representation of the Gleam Eyes. In his new form, Kirito obliterates his enemies, but spares one whom Kirito bribes with game items in exchange for information. The Salamander reveals that his party was ordered by Kagemune to attack Kirito and Leafa. In the real world, Suguha contacts Shin'ichi, who says that Sigurd is really a spy for the Salamanders, in which they plan on attacking the Sylphs and the cat fairy Cat Siths. Back in the virtual world, Leafa informs Kirito about this, and the two hurry to Butterfly Valley. 
20 "General of the Blazing Flame"
"Mōen no Shō" (猛炎の将) 
Makoto Hoshino
& Takahiro Shikama
Naoki Shōji November 18, 2012 January 11, 2014[46] [47]
Kirito and Leafa interrupt the attack from happening, in which Kirito rushes forward and addresses Eugene, the general of the Salamanders. Kirito bluffs his position as an ambassador for the alliance between the Spriggans and the water fairy Undies, cautioning Eugene of a potential declaration of war against all four races. Due to disbelief, Eugene challenges Kirito to a duel, but Kirito wins using his duel wielding technique, forcing the Salamanders to retreat. Sakuya, leader of the Sylphs, contacts Sigurd and banishes him from the race for his betrayal. Since the Sylphs and Cat Siths are now in an alliance and plan to assault the World Tree in a few days, Kirito donates a large sum of money to Alicia Rue, leader of the Cat Siths, before he and Leafa continue their journey to the World Tree. Meanwhile, Asuna escapes from her cage to find a way out of the World Tree. 
21 "The Truth About ALfheim"
"Aruvuheimu no Shinjitsu" (アルヴヘイムの真実) 
Pyeon-Gang Ho Munemasa Nakamoto November 25, 2012 January 18, 2014[48] [49]
Kirito and Leafa finally reach Central Arun, the capital of Alfheim, located directly beneath the World Tree. However, an emergency shutdown for server maintenance prompts the two to find a nearby inn and log out. The next day, Suguha accompanies Kazuto to visit Asuna at the hospital. On the way there, he tells her that he will be put in a special school for students who were formerly SAO players. Meanwhile, Asuna stumbles upon a laboratory inside the World Tree, eventually finding the room where experiments are being conducted with the brains of the 300 comatose SAO players trapped in ALO. She attempts to log out of the game by using the gamemaster console inside the room, but is captured by two of Oberon's assistants. However, she manages to snatch a key card before she is thrown back into her cage. Yui informs Kirito and Leafa that Asuna is at the top of the World Tree. 
22 "The Grand Quest"
"Gurando Kuesuto" (グランド・クエスト) 
Kazuhisa Ouno Yukito Kizawa December 2, 2012 January 25, 2014[50] [51]
Kirito rushes towards the top of the World Tree, but finds it blocked by a barrier. Yui desperately calls out to Asuna, in which the latter drops down the key card in response. Once Kirito catches the key card, which can be used to access the gamemaster console, Yui is certain that it came from Asuna. Kirito bids farewell to Leafa and embarks on the Grand Quest by himself, entering inside the dome filled with Guardian Knights. Despite his best efforts, Kirito is overwhelmed by the Guardian Knights and runs out of health. Shortly afterwards, Leafa enters the dome and grabs Kirito's Remain Light, his soul of flame left behind, before successfully escaping to revive him. Leafa attempts to talk Kirito out of reentering the dome alone, but he remains determined. Upon discovering one another's identities, they log out. In the real world, Kazuto approaches Suguha, who reveals in great anguish that she knew they were not true siblings and that she has fallen in love with both him and his avatar. 
23 "Bonds"
"Kizuna" (絆) 
Shigetaka Ikeda Yoshikazu Mukai December 9, 2012 February 1, 2014[52] [53]
Kazuto thinks back to the time when he was ten years old and learned that he was not related to Suguha, which resulted in him becoming detached from his family and increasingly engrossed with online gaming. Wanting to sort things out, Kazuto asks Suguha to meet him in ALO. As Leafa contemplates whether she should stop seeing her brother in-game, she challenges Kirito to a one-on-one duel. They both end up throwing away their swords and apologize to each other. After Kazuto explains that he is unable to say what he thinks of Suguha until Asuna is rescued, Leafa agrees to help him in the Grand Quest this time around, convincing Recon to join them as well. Just as things begin to look dire against the Guardian Knights inside the dome, the Sylphs and the Cat Siths arrive to help. Using his sword combined with Leafa's sword, Kirito breaks through the top of the dome. Yui guides Kirito in using the key card to open the gate to the top of the World Tree. 
24 "Gilded Hero"
"Mekki no Yūsha" (鍍金の勇者) 
Tomohiko Itō Yukie Sugawara December 16, 2012 February 8, 2014[54] [55]
Arriving at the top of the World Tree, Kirito and Yui finally reunite with Asuna. However, they are suddenly hit by high gravity magic, which forces Yui to retreat, and they are confronted by Oberon. As Oberon reveals that his mind control experiments are almost complete, he chains Asuna and molests her in front of Kirito. Falling into despair, Kirito hears the voice of Akihiko, who encourages him to stand up and fight. Using Akihiko's administrative functions, Kirito removes Oberon's powers and challenges him to a fight with no pain absorption, and shows Oberon the true meaning of pain before destroying him. After logging Asuna out to ensure her safety in the real world, Kirito meets with a remnant of Akihiko's memory, who gives him an item called the World Seed before leaving. Kirito respawns back at the World Tree, where Yui returns after hiding inside of Kirito's NerveGear storage. Kirito logs out of ALO, and in the real world, Kazuto heads to the hospital where Asuna is waiting. 
25 "The World Seed"
"Sekai no Shushi" (世界の種子) 
Tomohiko Itō Munemasa Nakamoto December 23, 2012 February 15, 2014[56] [57]
Upon arriving outside the hospital, Kazuto is attacked by a knife wielded by Sugō. However, Sugō's poor eyesight prevents him from killing Kazuto, who disarms Sugō yet ultimately spares his life. Kazuto and Asuna reunite and share a kiss in her hospital room. The two attend the special school for students who were formerly SAO players. Sugō was arrested for his cybercrimes, the 300 SAO players were released from the hospital, RECT Progress Inc. was dismantled and ALO was shut down. Akihiko committed suicide by using his NerveGear after SAO had collapsed. Kazuto, Asuna and Suguha visit Andrew at his café, where Ryōtarō "Klein" Tsuboi, Keiko "Silica" Ayano, Rika "Lisbeth" Shinozaki, Yolko, Caynz, Yulier, Thinker and Sasha congratulate Kazuto for completing SAO and ALO. The World Seed created by Akihiko is a program package replacing the Cardinal System, the game system for SAO and ALO, thus reviving the virtual reality gaming genre. Suguha as Leafa returns to Alfheim, and Kazuto as Kirito catches her in midair when she falls from flying too high. After the two dance in the sky, Kirito takes Leafa to New Aincrad, vowing to start from scratch and clear all 100 Floors of this floating castle. 

Sword Art Online: Extra Edition[edit]

Sword Art Online: Extra Edition is a special anime episode which was simulcast worldwide on December 31, 2013.[15] In Japan, it was premiered on two broadcast channels: Tokyo MX and BS 11. While in other countries, the special was streamed via the Internet on Daisuki and Crunchyroll.[58] The extra edition was directed by Tomohiko Itō and screenplayed by the creator, Reki Kawahara and Munemasa Nakamoto.[59] It recounts the events of the original Sword Art Online anime, told in retrospect by the series characters and features new footage.[60][61]

The main theme song is "Niji no Oto" (虹の音 Sound of the Rainbow?) by Eir Aoi.[21] "Crossing Field" by LiSA, "Overfly" by Luna Haruna, and "Innocence" by Eir Aoi are all insert songs.

Official English title
Original Japanese title
Director Writer Original air date[23] English air date
"Sword Art Online: Extra Edition"
"Sōdo Āto Onrain Ekisutora Edikushon" (ソードアート・オンライン Extra Edition) 
Tomohiko Itō Reki Kawahara
& Munemasa Nakamoto
December 31, 2013 December 23, 2014[62]
Suguha Kirigaya meets with Asuna Yuuki, Keiko Ayano and Rika Shinozaki in order to learn how to swim in the school swimming pool. Meanwhile, Kazuto Kirigaya goes to the school counseling office and meets Seijirō Kikuoka, a member of the Virtual Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, who investigates matters concerning the SAO incident in order to fully grasp the motives behind Akihiko Kayaba. Kazuto recounts and reflects on his experience while in Aincrad in SAO, while Suguha is told about Kazuto as Kirito and the times he spent with Keiko as Silica, and Rika as Lisbeth, as well as how he developed feelings for Asuna while in SAO. Kazuto then explains his experience while in Alfheim in ALO, recalling his mission with the help of Suguha as Leafa to rescue Asuna from Nobuyuki Sugō as Oberon the Fairy King at the World Tree. Suguha eventually learns how to swim and Kazuto finally finishes the meeting. While in ALO, Kazuto, Asuna, Leafa, Yui, Klein and Agil go to Turtle Island in preparation for a quest with a giant whale as the their reward. They dive into the ocean and arrive at an undersea temple where they meet a non-player character named Nerakk, who asks the group to find a pearl inside the undersea temple. After exploring the undersea temple and finding the pearl, it is revealed that the pearl is the Child's Egg, an egg containing a strange creature inside, and that Nerakk is actually Krakken the Abyss Lord, the boss of the quest. The battle is interrupted by another non-player character named Leviathan the Sea Lord, who forces Krakken the Abyss Lord to retreat and collects the Child's Egg, thereby clearing the quest. The group returns to the surface on the back of the giant whale. After the credits, Kazuto's phone rings back at his house, with the ID reading Seijirō Kikuoka. 

Media release[edit]

Japanese release[edit]

Aniplex, in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment Japan, distributed the episodes in nine volumes in DVD and Blu-ray format across Japan.[9][63] Sword Art Online: Extra Edition was released on April 23, 2014, in DVD and Blu-ray limited editions, including a bonus Sword Art Offline: Extra Edition episode.[64]

Aniplex (Japan, Region 2)[9]
Volume Episodes DVD release date Blu-ray release date
Volume 1[10] 1–2 October 24, 2012 October 24, 2012
Volume 2[65] 3–5 November 21, 2012 November 21, 2012
Volume 3[66] 6–8 December 26, 2012 December 26, 2012
Volume 4[67] 9–11 January 23, 2013 January 23, 2013
Volume 5[68] 12–14 February 27, 2013 February 27, 2013
Volume 6[69] 15–16 March 27, 2013 March 27, 2013
Volume 7[70] 17–19 April 24, 2013 April 24, 2013
Volume 8[71] 20–22 May 22, 2013 May 22, 2013
Volume 9[8] 23–25 June 26, 2013 June 26, 2013

English release[edit]

In North America, Aniplex of America released the series in four DVD and Blu-ray volumes beginning on August 13, 2013. In Australasia, Madman Entertainment released volume one in DVD and Blu-ray on December 18, 2013, and concluded with volume four on March 19, 2014. In Europe, Manga Entertainment began to release the anime on December 16, 2013.[72] Sword Art Online: Extra Edition was licensed by Aniplex of America and released by Blu-ray and DVD in North America on December 23, 2014.[62]

Aniplex of America (North America, Region 1)
Volume Episodes DVD Release date Blu-ray release date
Part 1 1–7 August 13, 2013[11] August 13, 2013[73]
Part 2 8–14 September 17, 2013[74] September 17, 2013[75]
Part 3 15–19 October 15, 2013[76] October 15, 2013[77]
Part 4 20–25 November 19, 2013[78] November 19, 2013[79]
Manga Entertainment (Europe, Region 2)
Volume Episodes DVD Release date Blu-ray release date
Part 1 1–7 December 16, 2013[13] December 16, 2013[14]
Part 2 8–14 January 27, 2014[80] January 27, 2014[81]
Part 3 15–19 February 24, 2014[82] February 24, 2014[83]
Part 4 20–25 March 31, 2014[84] March 31, 2014[85]
Madman Entertainment (Australasia, Region 4)[12]
Volume Episodes DVD Release date Blu-ray release date
Part 1 1–7 December 18, 2013[86] December 18, 2013[87]
Part 2 8–14 January 15, 2014[88] January 15, 2014[89]
Part 3 15–19 February 19, 2014[90] February 19, 2014[91]
Part 4 20–25 March 19, 2014[92] March 19, 2014[93]

Sword Art Offline[edit]

Sword Art Offline is a series of bonus episodes released in their own DVD and Blu-ray volumes in Japan. The show has 10 episodes, including the extra edition.[9] Aniplex of America announced that they will include those episodes in the English version of the volumes with English subtitles.[94]

Sword Art Online episode list[9]
Title Packaged in Japan with
"Sword Art Offline 1"   Volume 1
Features some highlights of Episodes 1 and 2, with Klein as a special guest, life counsel section held by Kirito, and trivia sections led by Yui. 
"Sword Art Offline 2"   Volume 2
Features some highlights of Episodes 3, 4, and 5, with Klein replacing Kirito as life counsel host, and Silica as the special guest. 
"Sword Art Offline 3"   Volume 3
Features some highlights of Episodes 6, 7, and 8, with Lisbeth as the special guest. 
"Sword Art Offline 4"   Volume 4
Features some highlights of Episodes 9, 10, and 11, with Yui as the special guest. Heathcliff substitutes for Yui as trivia guide. 
"Sword Art Offline 5"   Volume 5
Features some highlights of Episodes 12, 13, and 14, with Heathcliff as the special guest. 
"Sword Art Offline 6"   Volume 6
The show received a major overhaul due to the Fairy Dance arc, with Leafa replaced Asuna as main anchor, and a new section titled "Slot Talk" replacing Klein's Life Counsel. There was no special guest and it highlighted Episodes 15 and 16. 
"Sword Art Offline 7"   Volume 7
Features some highlights of Episodes 17, 18, and 19, with Yui once again the special guest. Oberon substitutes for Yui as trivia guide. 
"Sword Art Offline 8"   Volume 8
Features some highlights of Episodes 20, 21, and 22. 
"Sword Art Offline 9"   Volume 9
Features some highlights of Episodes 23, 24, and 25. 
"Sword Art Offline: Extra Edition"   Sword Art Online: Extra Edition DVD/Blu-ray
Features some highlights of the special episode, with Leafa and Asuna as hosts, Kirito as the commentator, and Yui as the special guest. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ TV Guide said that the English version of "The Lugru Corridor" was originally aired on December 28, 2013,[24] but Toonami did not air this episode during their block on Adult Swim.[43]

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