Sword Art Online is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. The series takes place in the near future and focuses on protagonist Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki as they play through various virtual reality MMORPG worlds. Kawahara originally wrote the series as a web novel on his website from 2002 to 2008. The light novels began publication on ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint from April 10, 2009, with a spin-off series launching in October 2012. The series has spawned eight manga adaptations published by ASCII Media Works and Kadokawa. The novels and four of the manga adaptations have been licensed for release in North America by Yen Press.
"Sword Art Online"'s blurred line between virtual and reality puts an intriguing twist on the "escape" of gaming by presenting a venue in which players can enter with virtual versions of their whole bodies, controlling them through their own thoughts. Here, though, doing so has consequences unlike anywhere else, and they sacrifice their very freedom just to play. Given such a scenario, how would you react? It's a question you can't avoid as you watch the characters toy with difficult decisions -- teaming up with unsavory folks for self-preservation, going it alone even if it means relegating others to die, and so on. It's a heady series with some dark themes, but for teens who can handle the content, this is a fascinating anime series.--Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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