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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 ... read more

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  • English: Sword Art Online
  • Romanized: Sword Art Online
  • Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン
  • Synonyms: S.A.O, SAO
  • Type: TV
  • Episodes: 25
  • Status: Finished Airing
  • Aired: Jul 8, 2012 to Dec 23, 2012
  • Season: Summer 2012
  • Producers: Genco, Aniplex, A-1 Pictures, GENCO, DAX Production, Aniplex of America, ASCII Media Works
  • Duration: 9 hours, 35 minutes total (23 minutes each)
  • Rating: PG - Teens 13 or older
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