|English Name :||Sword Art Online|
|Alternative Name :||S.A.O, SAO|
|Genres :||Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Romance|
|Aired :||Jul 8, 2012 to Dec 23, 2012|
|Premiered :||Summer 2012|
|Broadcast :||Sundays at 00 : 00 (JST)|
|Studios :||A-1 Pictures|
|Source :||Light novel|
|Duration :||23 min. per ep.|
|Rating :||PG-13 - Teens 13 or older|
|View Count :||38,807|
Sword Art Online – In the year 2022, virtual reality has progressed by leaps and bounds, and a massive online role-playing game called Sword Art Online (SAO) is launched. With the aid of “NerveGear” technology, players can control their avatars within the game using nothing but their own thoughts.
Kazuto Kirigaya, nicknamed “Kirito,” is among the lucky few enthusiasts who get their hands on the first shipment of the game. He logs in to find himself, with ten-thousand others, in the scenic and elaborate world of Aincrad, one full of fantastic medieval weapons and gruesome monsters. However, in a cruel turn of events, the players soon realize they cannot log out; the game’s creator has trapped them in his new world until they complete all one hundred levels of the game.