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Sword Art Online: Sword Art Offline

Sword Art Online: Sword Art Offline

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Synonyms: Sword Art Online Specials, S.A.O Specials, SAO Specials
Japanese: そーどあーと・おふらいん


Type: Special
Episodes: 9
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 24, 2012 to Jun 26, 2013
Genres: Comedy
Duration: 11 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #42222
Popularity: #986
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BD/DVD specials.

Related Anime

Parent story: Sword Art Online
Sequel: Sword Art Online: Sword Art Offline - Extra Edition

Characters & Voice Actors

Kirigaya, Kazuto
Kirigaya, Kazuto
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Kirigaya, Suguha
Kirigaya, Suguha
Taketatsu, Ayana
Taketatsu, Ayana
Yuuki, Asuna
Yuuki, Asuna
Tomatsu, Haruka
Tomatsu, Haruka
Itou, Kanae
Itou, Kanae


Kawahara, Reki
Original Creator

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Nov 13, 2012
Sword Art Offline is a side show, meant to show and discuss the daily lives of the characters in SAO, because of that, a story is non-existent. The art style also deviates from the normal character designs, turning the characters into "Chibi", but since the entire show is meant as a bonus episode without any important details, the art wasn't very important. The single major flaw about it is the content of the entire show, where it never used this show as a chance to discuss possible scenes and events that required a bit more explanation. In the end, this special can only be considered read more
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Jan 11, 2014
"Tell me, what do you think is the ultimate fear? I really thought I'd already reached the darkest of the dark, but then, ahead of me, I beheld a darkness even greater still." - Johan Liebert, Monster

As a masochist, I've watched many things that hurt me. Some anime damaged my brain with how absurdly bad they are. Some anime made my heart ache because of how painful they were.
But never before has an anime reached out and stabbed my soul, leaving terror and desolation in its wake.

With its appalling humor, dreadful set of chibis, and its abysmal story of absolute nothingness, this recap is read more
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Sword Art Offline and FMA: Brotherhood - 4-Koma Theater are both similar as:

1) They are both drawn in a Chibi style
2) They both have short sketches (However Sword Art Offline flows together better, this is as it is set as a news report. Wheras 4-Koma Theater is a collection of different (and hilarious) shorts)
3) In both, each episode spans around 2 minuites

However, only watch either of these series if you have watched the main anime first, this is as they sometimes contain links to the plot of the anime. Also, most of the comedy in 4-Koma theater you will find more funny if you have competed 'Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood'
Both are specials with short episodes that takes characters from otherwise shounen anime and remakes them into chibi style. Both are mainly for comedy purpose. While Shingeki no Kyojin Picture Drama stays in same storyline as parent anime, Swort Art Offline is putted in news setting.

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