Based on the original story of the light novels written by Reki kawahara and illustrated by Abec, Sword Art Online, on November 6, 2022, the virtual reality massively multiplayer online role-playing video game, “Sword Art Online“. That is why today there would only be one year left for said event. The author himself commented on this in an update on Twitter, who wrote:
«Today is November 6th! There is only one year left for the Sword Art Online servers to be open! When we published the first volume through the Dengeki Bunko in 2009, I think I had a conversation with Kazuma Miki, who is the editor in charge. We really believed that if we set the date in 2022 it was unlikely that the novels would continue to be published for that year“, wrote.
On the other hand, Sword Art Online is a series of light novels written by Reki kawahara and illustrated by Abec, which are published through the publishing label Dengeki Bunko from the publisher Kadokawa since April 2009. The publisher published the twenty-fifth volume in December 2020, followed by the twenty-sixth on October 8 in Japan.
The work has inspired multiple adaptations to manga, spin-off novels, video games, films and animated series. The most recent mainline project was Sword Art Online: Alicization, aired in four arcs between October 2018 and September 2020, for a total of 47 episodes. The series was produced by studios A-1 Pictures and covered the ninth through eighteenth volumes of the light novels.
Sword Art Online Synopsis
In the year 2022, a massive online role-playing game called Sword Art Online was released. With the help of “NerveGear” technology, players can control their avatars within the game. Kazuto Kirigaya, nicknamed “Kirito”, is one of the lucky ones who have in their hands the first shipment of the game. Log in to find yourself in the world of Aincrad, full of fantastic medieval weapons and hideous monsters. However, in a cruel turn of events, players soon find that they cannot log out; The creator of the game has trapped them in their new world until they complete the hundred levels of the game. To make matters worse, if they die in Aincrad, they die in real life. Kirito must adapt to his new reality and fight for his survival.
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