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Monday, September 16, 2013

Anime Review: ソードアート・オンライン (Sword Art Online)

Hello everyone~! Today on Liv N' Luv Japan, I will be introducing you guys to one of my favorite anime, Sword Art Online!! ^_^

Title: ソードアート・オンライン (Sword Art Online)

Adapted: April 10th, 2012-Present

Author: Reki Kawahara

Genre: Action/Adventure, Romance, Science-Fantasy

Sword Art Online is actually a Japanese light novel series that was written by Reki Kawahara. The story takes place in the near-future and focuses on a virtual world of MMORPG worlds. The light novels began publication on ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko. The anime has been licensed in North America by the Yen Press and Aniplex of America. The English translated version began airing on Adult Swim's Toonami programs on July 27, 2013. In March 2013, a video-game based on Sword Art Online series was released for the PlayStation Portable.  

The plot of Sword Art Online is in the year of 2022 VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). With the Nerve Gear, a virtual reality helmet that stimulates the user's five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their mind. On November 6 of 2022, all the players log in for the first time and realized that they are unable to log out of the game. Kayaba Akihiko, the creator of SAO (Sword Art Online),  informs them that , if they wish to be free, they need to reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However...if there bodies die in the game, they will also die in the real world! The story follows with one of the main characters Kirito, a skilled player who is determined to beat the game. As the game processes for two years, Kirito meets a female player, Asuna, which he has fallen in love with.....

There is more to the story but because this is a new anime and has a lot of information in the story itself and many conflicts, that it is hard for me to explain everything!! But, just to let you guys know, Sword Art Online is a must see!! It is such an exciting and amazing anime to watch!! And if you live in America, it does come on Adult Swim's Toonami!! ^_^ I rate this anime 5/5 !!!