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Sword Art Online: Extra Edition

Sword Art Online: Extra Edition

Alternative Titles

English: Sword Art Online: Extra Edition
Synonyms: S.A.O: Extra Edition, SAO: Extra Edition
Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン Extra Edition


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 31, 2013
Duration: 1 hr. 41 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.201 (scored by 52139 users)
Ranked: #25302
Popularity: #408
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Yui wants to see a whale with Kirito during an underwater quest in Alfeim Online. During the quest however, it is revealed Leafa cannot swim. Asuna and the other female characters decide to train Suguha in a real-world pool to help her in ALO. Meanwhile, Kirito meets a certain someone.

Related Anime

Prequel: Sword Art Online
Other: Sword Art Online: Sword Art Offline - Extra Edition
Sequel: Sword Art Online II

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


Aoi, Eir
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance
Shigenaga, Ryosuke
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition
Theme Song Performance
Fukazawa, Manabu
Key Animation

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Jan 1, 2014
Loved Sword Art Online so much that you want to see it again? Than this is the show for you... because essentially that is what this extra edition is - the same soundtrack, art, clips and even the opening song. Basically it is like most every OVA/"special episode"/or first film - the dreaded recap.

Yes, I may come off as unnecessarily harsh but the fact is that very little new content is introduced in what is about a feature length film (~100 minutes) in regards to plot and character development. It starts of well though - Kirito has a "special" appointment with the counselor which seemed read more
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Jan 23, 2015
If you have never seen Sword Art Online I recommend you stop reading at the second paragraph (discounting this passage) since I go into spoiler territory past that. Using specific examples of important events in the series to prove a point on how badly this recap movie present the material. By the second paragraph I generalize the main issues without spoiling anything specific. I might not think the series is great, but I wouldn’t dare ruin the element of surprise for anyone seeing it for the first time if they choose to do so.

The anime Sword Art Online is a fluctuating experience. The story was read more
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Mar 3, 2014
First of all, Im a die hard fan of SAO... completely loved the series... but this little Extra thing here made me wish for 2 hours of my life back

The biggest problem was I felt like it spent 90 minutes reshowing me the whole series... if I wanted that, I have no problem going back and actually rewatching it.... I wont spoil, but the circumstances of the recap could have been done in the first 15 minutes or so, leaving the majority of the feature lenght for the little adventure they had at the end, and I would have appreciated that so much more

Ill give read more
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Jan 4, 2014
Sword Art Online - Extra Edition Review

As I have to be judgemental on this review due to the show taking on the form of materialistic politics, I'll say this much; if you want to have a relapse of the show itself, a side story and information about the harem relationship status that adds nothing to the story itself plus a bit of fanservice then you should watch this.

Kirito and his harem go to a pool, a 100 minute review of the story happens with small cutscenes of each female character explaining their relationship status with Kirito and how they all met him. Nearing the end, read more
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Opening Theme

"crossing field" by LiSA

Ending Theme

"Niji no Oto (虹の音)" by Eir Aoi

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