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Linked up and logged into the deadly VMMORPG "Sword Art Online" in both the real and virtual worlds, Kirito is stuck in a hell of one man's making, and like everyone else, unable to escape until the game is beaten. But while some players are crippled by fear and others throw themselves into completing the game, still others relax into everyday life in the face of their cruel predicament and live to the best of their ability...laughing, crying, but always enjoying the game. Among them are four women who make a mark upon the solo adventurer that Kirito has become: Silica, the beast-tamer; Lisbeth, the blacksmith; Yui, the mysterious orphan; and the tragic Sachi, never to be forgotten by the black swordsman...
Publisher: New York : Yen On, 2014.
Edition: 1st Yen On ed.
ISBN: 9780316376815
Characteristics: 248 p. : ill. (some col.).
Additional Contributors: Abec
Alternative Title: Sword Art Online, Aincrad


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Mar 29, 2017

I have finished both Seasons plus the Extra edition AND the latest addition to the SAO family: ORDINAL SCALE! The newest movie! The Seasons were fantastic, but the extra edition movie was meh. But Ordinal Scale was INCREDIBLE!!! I LOVED IT! I highly recommend it, and while I haven't read the light novels, I am a huge fan nonetheless!

VaughanPLGuillaume Dec 27, 2016

Basically the first season of the anime without the fluff. An interesting read for fans and a good entry point for those who want to understand the craze.

MrDrProfessorPatrick Jan 12, 2016

I'm still in the process of reading this, and I'm about halfway through, but I will update this review once I'm finished. I just wanted to say now that it seems like a lot of the writing is the character describing the mechanics of the game that he is trapped in. It's no secret that this takes place inside the game and because this is the first volume, it makes sense that the author would take a lot of time to explain the processes, rules, and mechanics. I just hope that the writing leans more towards the story as it goes on (and in the next volumes) and less towards Kirito taking multiple paragraphs explaining one swing of his sword or a specific combo. Otherwise, the story is very interesting, the characters are well formed, and I'm eager to keep reading.

**EDIT** I'm happy to report that the repetition mostly vanishes after this volume of the series. The only reason I will not give this series a full five stars is that there are some plot holes and places in the series where characters' chronology of events don't match up or make complete logical sense. Otherwise, SOA is great fun to read and I prefer the light novels to both the manga and the anime.

Dec 02, 2015

The manga doesn't have anywhere near as much as the anime. It doesn't describe important evnts enough.

Korso1624 Sep 29, 2015

I could not put this book down, it kept me very interested. For all of you who have watched the Anime adaption, you will find this light novel very entertaining.

Mar 31, 2015

Would make, with the addition of a few action scenes, an excellent anime movie or series.

Feb 22, 2015

This was a great manga, but personally, I liked the light novel and the anime much better. This version focuses too much on the romance between Kirito and Asuna, and left out some things like Kiritio saving Silica and all that. But this is also good, and I recommend it to anyone interested in something like this.

Feb 11, 2015

I like the show and I like the book. It's a 5 out of 5 in my opinion

Jan 14, 2015

loved it!

Jan 12, 2015

its awesome i love it!

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