Sword Art Online – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: Sword Art Online
Synonyms: S.A.O, SAO
Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン



Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2012 to Dec 23, 2012
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older


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.

In order to escape Aincrad, Kirito will now have to interact and cooperate with his fellow players. Some are allies, while others are foes, like Asuna Yuuki, who commands the leading group attempting to escape from the ruthless game. To make matters worse, Sword Art Online is not all fun and games: if they die in Aincrad, they die in real life. Kirito must adapt to his new reality, fight for his survival, and hopefully break free from his virtual hell.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


I thought this anime sucked before it was cool…

It’s true though! It was one of the first anime’s I watched, I never thought it was terrible but I thought it was really boring and only finished it since it was so popular. The worst thing about the show is how boring it is. I can still appreciate someone liking a show even if it has all the extra problems SAO has if it was interesting at the same time, this show does not do that.

It’s too late, the damage is already done! I can already tell that you’ve seen this show already! Oh no!

Some people say that the 2nd half was bad but the first half was ok. This is not true because half of the opening episodes accomplished nothing and a lot of them were about side characters that nobody cared about. This contributed way more to why I disliked the show.



Shows from the same genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Romance

Shows from the same studio: A-1 Pictures


5 thoughts on “Sword Art Online – ADB

  1. I think it is always good to watch bad stories as well as good ones because it teaches you what not to do. SAO did have some potiential very early but unfortunate a send can only grow if it is planted properly and that wasn’t the case.

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  2. I watched SAO after it was near universally despised, I think the first few episodes do a good job of establishing the world and characters but after that nothing is really done with them. They are not developed beyond these one note flat cut outs, from there the anime just starts to go down hill and the writing becomes some of the worst I have ever seen.

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    • Agreed. I watched it without knowing how badly hated it was and just found it boring before realising how many other problems the show had.

      I am sort of glad I watched it because it’s fairly fun to rag on. Also there are a fair amount of shows a lot of people like and I don’t and SAO sort of made me ok with dropping shows everyone else liked allowing me to watch more anime’s I actually like!

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