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Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online
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US First Aired Release Date: July 27, 2013
US Last Aired: 2014
US Home Media Release Date: August 13, 2013
Japan First Aired Release Date: July 07, 2012
Japan Last Aired: 2012

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 25

Franchise: Sword Art Online
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Eren Jeager
said at 12:45 PM on Sun Feb 22 2015
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I like both parts to SAO. But I prefer the first part just the slightest bit more. Also, when Kirito screams when fighting, he sounds like like from Legend of Zelda. Lol!
said at 8:44 PM on Wed Dec 17 2014

*Guy who was charlie dies*


People who watched Sword Art Abridged would get what i'm saying.
said at 6:17 PM on Wed May 7 2014
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TRON meets fantasy MMORPG in this flawed but consistently entertaining series from A-1 Pictures. My opinion: the first half is terrific. The second half isn't quite as good, but it's not terrible either. It just has some disconcerting issues that prevent it from being as effective. But it's nowhere nearly as unbearable as the island/Africa arc from NADIA. For all its faults, I ultimately enjoyed my time with SWORD ART ONLINE. It's great fun for JRPG fans, offers some heartwarming moments, romantic bits, and funny bits. The first fourteen episodes are a 9/10, while the second is a lesser but still competent 7/10. 8/10 for me.

The dub is fantastic, with TERRIFIC performances from Bryce Papenbrook and Cherami Leigh as protagonists Kirito and Asuna, respectively. The chemistry between the two is absolutely fantastic, and makes their love story come alive. Everyone else is excellently voiced as well. Great series (despite its shortcomings), even better dub.
said at 5:19 AM on Mon Apr 7 2014
The first part is alright and had a fair amount of good moments but the second one is pretty weird(that damn Sugou creep)

But anyway from what I heard of the dub(I saw the Japanese one) I'm not fond of Kirito and Asuna's voice but Akihiko sounds fantastic. Kudos Marc Diraison

If only all of the episodes was Sword Art Online instead of the last 11 being Aincrad it would have been better
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:19 PM on Wed Apr 2 2014
I liked the first part of this anime, the part where "Sword Art Online" was the right title. The second half isn't bad per say but I felt it lacked the something the other part did.
The fact this'll get another season annoys me since it ended on a good note.
said at 1:08 AM on Sun Jun 29 2014
@Music Meister Well I mean, the show is based off of a series of light novels, so it's not like they're making sequels out of thin air xD
said at 1:27 PM on Wed Apr 2 2014
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SAO: An anime that's not even close to seven years old, yet is vastly overrated! Not that that little nitpick can hamper its success and whatnot, mind you; to me, it was only ever great with the Aincrad arc. Once it got to the second part of the series, I really wonder why A-1 Pictures couldn't have titled this "Alfheim Online"...

I'm expecting a lot better from the second season.
said at 7:35 PM on Mon Jan 6 2014
Is there confirmation on who voiced Midori Kirigaya in english? It does sound like Caitlin Glass, unless there's an actress in L.A that can deliver similarly to Caitlin?
said at 5:02 PM on Sun Nov 24 2013
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I believe that Kuradeel, Sakuya and Alicia Rue are voiced by Doug Erholtz, Lauren Landa and Cristina Valenzuela respectively.
said at 5:14 PM on Sun Nov 10 2013
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In case anyone is wondering, Kevin M. Connolly is Heathcliff.
said at 3:36 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@SecretJustin1130 Also, according to the official Bang Zoom Entertainment facebook page, Doug Stone voices Nishida.
said at 1:58 PM on Mon Nov 4 2013
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Midori Kirigaya sounds exactly like Caitlin Glass. Is that her? I'm sure it is but I can't guarantee since she doesn't love in California where this anime was recorded at.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 1:52 PM on Wed Nov 6 2013
I had the same thought too. It could be her since she's sometimes in California (usually for Street Fighter games). Even though SAO is recorded at a different studio it's possible she booked a guest role on this dub.
said at 3:33 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@Jackson_H According to AnimeNewsNetwork, Amanda C. Miller voices not only Midori Kirigaya but Recon as well. I'm not sure but maybe we should try and confirm this just in case they're wrong.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 4:50 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013

You're probably unaware of it so I'll play nice. :) ANN has a fancy tool on every page called "lookup sources" once you do that you see little "i" icons beside every credit. Click on the "i" and you see the source.

(This is similar to BTVA's version of the green checkmarks you'll notice on some pages)

If you check Miller's Midori Kirigaya credit it just links the wikipedia page as a source where anybody can submit info; even incorrect stuff...
said at 10:24 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
@Jackson_H Recon's voiced by Marianne Miller.
said at 10:24 AM on Sun Dec 1 2013
@Jackson_H just to rbing up something but, ever notice that whenever amanda c miller tries to play little boys she makes them sound 99% snobby and annoying instead of angry and psychotic at times?
said at 5:33 AM on Fri Sep 27 2013
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Cherami Leigh, Kaiji Tang and Marc Diraison in the same anime? I don't believe it.
said at 5:21 PM on Tue Oct 15 2013
@Fulgore2005 Surprising isn't it?
said at 4:52 AM on Wed Oct 16 2013
@UltimateSSJ4GokouEX Yes. But at the same time, I like that the dubs of shows such as this and Fate/Zero have such varied casts.
said at 10:17 AM on Sun Aug 25 2013
Is Todd really cast as Oberon? He didn't appear yet in the dub.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 1:52 PM on Sun Aug 25 2013
Other roles like Eugene have been confirmed even though those characters don't appear until the second half of the show. Safe to assume the dub is completed by this point since Aniplex USA has release dates for their DVDs & Blu-rays. The Toonami broadcast is basically just free advertising. The DVDs and Blu-rays are more expensive than the average fan will want to pay for just a handful of episodes per set so picky fans should enjoy the TV broadcast while they can.

As for Todd Haberkorn as Oberon, yes it's official. Don't see why the official website would lie
said at 11:16 PM on Mon Aug 5 2013
cough cough stinks cough cough
said at 4:14 PM on Fri Jul 26 2013
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I watched the entire series in Japanese a good while back, and I can honestly say that this series is amazing; it quickly became my all-time favorite.

For those who prefer battle and action, though, many will tire of the series from episode sixteen onward. For those who don't mind slow-downs and build-up of character interactions, and love story-driven plots, I believe many will absolutely love Sword Art Online in its entirety. I highly recommend reading the light novels as well (for those who can read Japanese or find fan-translations); they continue past the current anime series, and are quite amazing!

Here's to hoping the English voice actors will do as good a job as the Japanese seiyuu!

I give Sword Art Online a 10/10; excellent anime, manga, and light novels!
said at 2:23 PM on Sun Sep 8 2013
@TheBlackHawk Agreed. :)
said at 11:42 PM on Wed Jul 10 2013
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A majority of the voice cast for the english dub of Sword Art Online is quite underwhelming granted Cherami Leigh, Bryce Papenbrook, Patrick Seitz & Cassandra Lee Morris will all give well rounded performances as they usually do but I don't have much faith in the lot of new comers that fill up the rest of the remaining cast.
I haven't been impressed with their voice work they lack the great presence that many rookie VAs from Sentai Filmworks & Funimation have from the start but that aside I'm curious to see how Alex Von David(an ADR director that I find to be average at best) will handle the dub.
said at 12:42 AM on Fri Apr 5 2013
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you know when i first watched this show. I really thought it was going to suck and didn't think it was going to be good at all. Wait good?? Who am I kidding. I did know it was going to be AMAZING. Something told me to keep watching it and as soon as I watched 5 episode I was blown away on how the the story and the characters sucked you in really Great! I'm really excited to see it in dub and I'm also super exited that Cherami Leigh my favorite voice actress is Going to be the voice of Asuna.
said at 11:56 AM on Sat Apr 6 2013
@RileyChaseFox i agreed. When the first time i saw this,i thought really suck and made me confuse. But this was the greatest anime i ever seen. The story doesn't monotonous, and just interesting when fighting scene like another anime. But the whole story, just 25 episodes made me so impress with this anime.
said at 12:23 PM on Sat Apr 6 2013
@kuncor You and me both buddy :)
said at 2:35 AM on Mon Apr 1 2013
Not a huge fan of the series as a whole, but from what I've heard of the English dub on YouTube, I think Bryce Papenbrook's (Kirito) and Cherami Leigh's (Asuna) voices complement each other wonderfully.

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Who's your favorite character?
Kirito / Kazuto Kirigaya
40.4% (44 votes)
Asuna Yuuki
28.4% (31 votes)
Klein / Ryotaro Tsuboi
14.7% (16 votes)
Lisbeth / Rika Shinozaki
3.7% (4 votes)
Leafa / Suguha Kirigaya
2.8% (3 votes)
1.8% (2 votes)
Agil / Andrew Gilbert Mills
1.8% (2 votes)
Silica / Keiko Ayano
1.8% (2 votes)
0.9% (1 votes)
Nobuyuki Sugou / Oberon
0.9% (1 votes)
Alicia Rue
0.9% (1 votes)
0.9% (1 votes)
Recon / Shinichi Nagata
0.9% (1 votes)
109 Total Votes