The Sword Art Online light novel series (published by Dengeki Bunko) by Reki Kawahara, winner of the 15th Dengeki Novel Prize (Grand Prize).
Telling the tale of Kirito and his exploits inside the next-generation VRMMORPG, Sword Art Online, the series has enjoyed immense popularity ever since the first volume was published in April 2009, and as of 2021 has sold more than 26 million copies worldwide.
Season 1 of the anime first aired in 2012. Along with the four seasons that have been broadcast up to today (a total of 97 episodes*), the series has been adapted into various forms of media such as videogames and comics.
The hit film Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale premiered in 2017 and grossed over 2.5 billion yen.
Sword Art Online Progressive is a reboot written by the original author himself, starting where it all began on Ainrcrad’s first floor, then expanding and going even deeper into the storyline.
This new Aincrad Arc, told by original creator Reki Kawahara through Asuna’s eyes, has been made into a feature-length film with all-new animation.
This may be a game, but it's not something you play…
“Game Over” means you die in the real world.
Sword Art Online, the death game where it all began,
will soon be released in movie theaters.