Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

Volume 1, Aincrad

Book - 2014
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In the year 2022, some six thousand gamers excitedly explore the new Sword Art Online, which manipulates users' brain waves to create a wholly realistic gaming experience, but soon learn it lacks a log-out button and to escape they must conquer all one hundred floors--or die trying.
Publisher: New York : Yen Press, 2014.
Edition: First Yen Press edition.
ISBN: 9780316371247
0316371246
Branch Call Number: TF Sci-Fi Kawa
Characteristics: 248 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Sword art online. Aincrad
Aincrad

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riptideDragon
Mar 27, 2019

i love the this book

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dajokeisonyou
Mar 29, 2017

I have finished both Seasons plus the Extra edition AND the latest addition to the SAO family: ORDINAL SCALE! The newest movie! The Seasons were fantastic, but the extra edition movie was meh. But Ordinal Scale was INCREDIBLE!!! I LOVED IT! I highly recommend it, and while I haven't read the light novels, I am a huge fan nonetheless!

MrDrProfessorPatrick Jan 12, 2016

I'm still in the process of reading this, and I'm about halfway through, but I will update this review once I'm finished. I just wanted to say now that it seems like a lot of the writing is the character describing the mechanics of the game that he is trapped in. It's no secret that this takes place inside the game and because this is the first volume, it makes sense that the author would take a lot of time to explain the processes, rules, and mechanics. I just hope that the writing leans more towards the story as it goes on (and in the next volumes) and less towards Kirito taking multiple paragraphs explaining one swing of his sword or a specific combo. Otherwise, the story is very interesting, the characters are well formed, and I'm eager to keep reading.

**EDIT** I'm happy to report that the repetition mostly vanishes after this volume of the series. The only reason I will not give this series a full five stars is that there are some plot holes and places in the series where characters' chronology of events don't match up or make complete logical sense. Otherwise, SOA is great fun to read and I prefer the light novels to both the manga and the anime.

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EvelynB2004
Dec 02, 2015

The manga doesn't have anywhere near as much as the anime. It doesn't describe important evnts enough.

Korso1624 Sep 29, 2015

I could not put this book down, it kept me very interested. For all of you who have watched the Anime adaption, you will find this light novel very entertaining.

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apostasia
Feb 22, 2015

This was a great manga, but personally, I liked the light novel and the anime much better. This version focuses too much on the romance between Kirito and Asuna, and left out some things like Kiritio saving Silica and all that. But this is also good, and I recommend it to anyone interested in something like this.

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SuperRyan
Feb 11, 2015

I like the show and I like the book. It's a 5 out of 5 in my opinion

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Assassin_J_Reader
Jan 07, 2015

I love SAO!!! I have finished the episodes and now checking out the book!!! XD

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niceguy35
Nov 09, 2014

Note: This is the manga adaptation of the original Light Novel work also published by Yen Press. If you are looking for the original work (what the anime was adapted from) this manga is not the originating work.

The Light Novel series goes far more in-depth with world building and the characterization of many different characters - that version is recommended reading for anyone interested in either this or the anime series of the same name.

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