The Heart of the Sword!


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Ever played a game that was so engaging, it almost feels like it's sucking you in?

Imagine if a game literally did just that - that's the situation Kirito, and 10,000 other players have fallen into! Welcome to the world of Sword Art Online (SAO)!

The story takes place in the year 2022, when a cutting edge new Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online, is released. With a device called the Nerve Gear, players are given the ultimate immersive playing experience, being able to control their characters and experience combat within their very minds.

However, all this takes an unpleasant turn, when Akihiko Kayaba, the creator of the game, suddenly entraps every player within the game, preventing them from logging off. Trapped within the confines of the game, the death of an avatar now means death for the player in real life! Their only hope of escape is to clear all 100 levels of the notorious floating castle, Aincrad.


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Following the story of one beta-tester, Kirito, and the other characters & players he meets, this exciting new anime is based off the light novel series by Reki Kawahara, who also penned Accel World - of which Sword Art Online acts as a precursor to!


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Featuring a star-studded cast such as Haruka Tomatsu (who also sings the ending song, "Yume Sekai") and music by LiSA, Sword Art Online is guaranteed to be a thrilling experience - that hits a chillingly familiar tone with many!

- Q

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