Sword Art Online

Author: Reki Kawahara

Genre: Virtual reality game turned into survival story; young adult.

Medium: Light novel, manga, anime


The first virtual reality headset and game has been released into the world. Sword Art Online is a fantasy massive multi-player role playing game with 100 levels.

Kirito is one of the lucky few to play it. Of course, everything goes wrong when the game’s creator locked all the players in the game. In order to get out, the players must go through all 100 levels and defeat the final boss.


Ok, so there’s a large fanbase in the anime section of the geek world and I’m part of it. Lots of gamers dreamed about the day that we get virtual reality helmets and we all bless and curse the fact that it does not exist yet.

If you have tried the anime or already manga, the first volume is essentially the first season of the anime, except the author goes more in depth with certain aspects of the story that had gotten missed out.

The anime is currently licensed by Aniplex.

You can get the first volume of Sword Art Online in English HERE.

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