Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online (2012)

  • Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
  • First Air Date: 2012-07-08
  • Last Air Date: 2018-10-17
  • Total Seasons: 3
  • Total Episodes: 75
  • Status: Returning Series
  • Episode Runtime: 24 min.
  • Production Company: A-1 Pictures
  • Networks: AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11
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The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a quest to free all the minds trapped in Aincrad.

  • Keywords: fantasy, japan, virtual reality, swordplay, magic, sword fight, game, alternate reality, based on light novel, anime, mmorpg, survival game, action
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    Sword Art Online Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 2012-10-24
    24 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2012-07-07
    25 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2014-07-05
    24 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 2018-10-07
    26 Episodes

    Sword Art Online Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The World of Swords25 min
    Season 1Episode 2Beater25 min
    Season 1Episode 3The Red-Nosed Reindeer25 min
    Season 1Episode 4The Black Swordsman25 min
    Season 1Episode 5A Crime Within the Walls25 min
    Season 1Episode 6Illusionary Avenger25 min
    Season 1Episode 7Warmth of the Heart25 min
    Season 1Episode 8Black & White Sword Dance25 min
    Season 1Episode 9Blue-Eyed Demon25 min
    Season 1Episode 10Crimson Killing Intent25 min
    Season 1Episode 11The Morning Dew Girl25 min
    Season 1Episode 12Yui's Heart25 min
    Season 1Episode 13The Depths of Hell25 min
    Season 1Episode 14The End of the World25 min
    Season 1Episode 15Return25 min
    Season 1Episode 16The Country of Fairies25 min
    Season 1Episode 17The Captive Queen25 min
    Season 1Episode 18To the World Tree25 min
    Season 1Episode 19The Lugru Corridor25 min
    Season 1Episode 20General of the Blazing Flames25 min
    Season 1Episode 21The Truth About ALfheim25 min
    Season 1Episode 22Grand Quest25 min
    Season 1Episode 23Bonds25 min
    Season 1Episode 24Gilded Hero25 min
    Season 1Episode 25The World Seed25 min
    Season 2Episode 1Gun World25 min
    Season 2Episode 2Ice Sniper25 min
    Season 2Episode 3Memories in Fresh Blood25 min
    Season 2Episode 4Gun Gale Online25 min
    Season 2Episode 5Gun and Sword25 min
    Season 2Episode 6Duel In the Wasteland25 min
    Season 2Episode 7Crimson Memories25 min
    Season 2Episode 8Bullet of Bullets25 min
    Season 2Episode 9Death Gun25 min
    Season 2Episode 10Pursuer of Death25 min
    Season 2Episode 11The Meaning of Strength25 min
    Season 2Episode 12Bullet of a Phantom25 min
    Season 2Episode 13Phantom Bullet25 min
    Season 2Episode 14One Little Step25 min
    Season 2Episode 15The Queen of the Lake25 min
    Season 2Episode 16King of the Giants25 min
    Season 2Episode 17Excalibur25 min
    Season 2Episode 18The Forest House25 min
    Season 2Episode 19Absolute Sword25 min
    Season 2Episode 20Sleeping Knights25 min
    Season 2Episode 21The Monument of Swordsmen25 min
    Season 2Episode 22Journey's End25 min
    Season 2Episode 23Beginning of a Dream25 min
    Season 2Episode 24Mother's Rosario25 min
    Season 3Episode 1Underworld25 min
    Season 3Episode 2The Demon Tree25 min
    Season 3Episode 3The End Mountains25 min
    Season 3Episode 4Departure25 min
    Season 3Episode 5Ocean Turtle25 min
    Season 3Episode 6Project Alicization25 min
    Season 3Episode 7Swordcraft Academy25 min
    Season 3Episode 8Swordsman's Pride25 min
    Season 3Episode 9Nobleman's Responsibilities25 min
    Season 3Episode 10Taboo Index25 min
    Season 3Episode 11Central Cathedral25 min
    Season 3Episode 12The Sage of the Library25 min
    Season 3Episode 13Ruler and Mediator25 min
    Season 3Episode 14The Crimson Knight25 min
    Season 3Episode 15The Relentless Knight25 min
    Season 3Episode 16The Osmanthus Knight25 min
    Season 3Episode 17Truce25 min
    Season 3Episode 18The Legendary Hero25 min
    Season 3Episode 19The Seal of the Right Eye25 min
    Season 3Episode 20Synthesis25 min
    Season 3Episode 21The 32nd Knight25 min
    Season 3Episode 22Titan of the Sword25 min
    Season 3Episode 23Administrator25 min
    Season 3Episode 24My Hero25 min
    • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

      as Kirito / Kazuto Kirigaya (voice)
    • Haruka Tomatsu

      as Asuna / Asuna Yuuki (voice)
    • Nobunaga Shimazaki

      as Eugeo (voice)
    • Ai Kayano

      as Alice (voice)
    Visual Effects Shingo Adachi Character Designer
    Visual Effects Tomoya Nishiguchi Character Designer
    Visual Effects Gou Suzuki Character Designer
    Visual Effects Gou Suzuki Animation Director
    Directing Sakuma Takashi Assistant Director
    Sound Yoshikazu Iwanami Sound Director
    Writing Reki Kawahara Writer
    Production Atsuhiro Iwakami Producer
    Production Yasunori Mori Producer
    Sound Yuki Kajiura Music