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Sword Art Online (Novel)  
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Description
From Yen Press:

In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online-a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other-opens its virtual doors, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in the game world by manipulating their brain waves to create a wholly realistic gaming experience. But when the game goes live, the elation of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover that, for all its amazing features, SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG-a log-out button. Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies held captive by NerveGear in the real world, users are issued a chilling ultimatum: conquer all one hundred floors of Aincrad to regain your freedom. But in the warped world of SAO, "game over" means certain death-both virtual and real...

Type
Novel

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Associated Names
Искусство меча онлайн (ранобэ)
ソードアート・オンライン
刀剑神域 (小说)
S.A.O.

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Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.8 + Author's Notes by Baka-Tsuki (602d ago)
v.12 c.7 by Baka-Tsuki (663d ago)
v.11 c.Author's Notes by Baka-Tsuki (779d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 2
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 9

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
8 topics, 48 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (492 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.48 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 21st 2015, 6:41pm PST


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Year
2009

Original Publisher
ASCII Media Works (Dengeki Bunko)

Serialized In (magazine)
Dengeki Bunko Magazine (ASCII Media Works)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (4 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #498 increased(+20)
Monthly Pos #500 decreased(-12)
3 Month Pos #506 increased(+61)
6 Month Pos #538 decreased(-109)

List Stats
On 1757 reading lists
On 833 wish lists
On 58 unfinished lists
On 417 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Where to read Sword Art Online (Light novel)? 221 days, 13 hours, 12 minutes ago
Sword Art Online and Accel World 411 days, 10 hours, 2 minutes ago
Swordt Art Online dropped 511 days, 4 hours, 2 minutes ago
does it get better? 663 days, 1 hours, 1 minutes ago
want to start the novel, need answers to a few questions 790 days, 4 hours, 53 minutes ago

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Disgusting   
Rating: N/A
by Astral100
May 24th, 2010, 2:32am
Having seen a bunch of good reviews I started reading it, but now I regret it

I am so tired of those stories in anime and manga.
The main character is once again a weak loser (character-wise), has no confidence, has tons of insecurities, makes stupid mistakes that a 3 year old would not do, always is led by others and agrees with whatever decisions other people make and is a total and complete looser.
In other words, your typical harem hero. Thankfully there is only one girl so far, but she also feels attracted to the wimpy main character for no reason at all.

By the way, the real world girls would be be turned off by such behaviour faster than you can say snap.

It started off well, but the further I got, the worse it became. I had to stop reading halfway through the first volume, because it has become simply disgusting to me.

I mean you would expect a person who has been fighting every single day with his life at stake for 2 years would be more mature than this... this... looser.

If you are still a male virgin teen that has no experience with girls you might like it, but me, I afraid I am too old for this kind of bullshit anymore.

What are the japanese authors that make such novels are thinking?
Ugh...I now have a very bad aftertaste in my mouth after reading this.

... Last updated on May 24th, 2010, 2:44am
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@.@ wow   
Rating: N/A
by Elairz
May 17th, 2010, 5:50am
totally unexpected.
id seen this novel link in baka-tsuki page long time ago, but stayed away from reading it thinking it a novel based on available online game right now. most of manga based on online game doesnt really interest me since it feel flat.

im glad i read this novel today though..very good story. u could read the vol 1 for stand alone story.
vol 2 is more like sidestory which fill the gap between the two years that the 1st vol skim by.
which i dont really care.

Vol 3 is the real sequel. which pick up after vol 1 ended. quite a twist to the story though. im looking forward to kirito's new adventure.
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GODLIKE !   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by iamin7ove
May 5th, 2010, 2:12pm
9.9/10 (read below)

Since others have already said i wanted to say i will only say on little thing
Had the waking-up scene been Asuna's then its 10/10 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

... Last updated on May 5th, 2010, 2:14pm
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@_@ epic win!!! then meh. .   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shmigelpuf
April 27th, 2010, 4:37am
This is really a good novel. . it surprised me when i first started reading it. . the way the author made it seem more realistic in a sense that they were really living in a different world that one can only see in one's dreams. . in just the first few chapters i was drawn in. no... i was captivated by it. . the story has a perfect balance of action, adventure, and romance. . though it was a bit ahm. . alarming when i read chapter 16.5.. of volume 1. all in all its a good novel even if I've only read the 1st volume i think the next volumes would still be as great!

(edit) um. . just read vol 1 and 2. . it should have just ended there. . other volumes are meh. . why meh you ask? its like it shifted from epic seinen to shounen. . and the fact when you die in sao you die in real life disappears in the later volumes for me makes it feel that its lost its unique feel and magic. . so yeah the other volumes are meh. . @_@

(Edit) It seems i misjudge the latter volumes. . The fact is i just didn't like the fairy dance arc. . it was just boring and very cliche shounenish. . the following arcs improved a bit and now. . i am loving the alicization arc. . hope it maintains this level of polish. .

... Last updated on March 20th, 2013, 3:56am
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ANIME!!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by callmebaboon
February 19th, 2010, 11:55am
OMG!!!! this is wat im looking for!!!! whole in one package!!!!. action, romance,and of course great plot.highly recommended .Hope this will turn into anime or manga..

... Last updated on February 19th, 2010, 11:56am
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really liked it   
Rating: N/A
by Ryougishikifan
January 16th, 2010, 10:49pm
Really does make me look MMORPG's a little different as i really like the fact that the game in this novel doesnt use the characteristic magic that are in almost every RPG and in EVERY MMORPG. Which would make partying incredibly less efficient at surviving than playing solo as Kirito does.

... Last updated on January 25th, 2010, 4:10pm
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really good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by swiftstrike
January 16th, 2010, 4:30pm
A nice way to put MMORPG's into a more "real life" setting (lol but if that happened that would be sad)
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