Sword Art Online

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: S.A.O, SAO
Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン
English: Sword Art Online
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2012 to Dec 23, 2012
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, Video GameVideo Game
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.211 (scored by 21431942,143,194 users)
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Ranked: #32132
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Popularity: #5
Members: 3,064,645
Favorites: 68,566

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#23 - Bonds

Kizuna (絆)

Duration: 00:24:00
Aired: Dec 9, 2012(JST)


Kazuto thinks back to the time when he was 10 years old and learned that he was not related to Suguha, which resulted in him becoming detached from his family and increasingly engrossed with online gaming. Wanting to sort things out, Kazuto asks Suguha to meet him in ALO. As Leafa contemplates whether she should stop seeing her brother in-game, she challenges Kirito to a one-on-one duel. They both end up throwing away their swords and apologize to each other. After Kazuto explains that he is unable to say what he thinks of Suguha until Asuna is rescued, Leafa agrees to help him in his quest, dragging Recon along with her. Just as things begin to look dire, Sakuya and Alicia arrive with their armies to back them up. (Source: Wikipedia)

Characters & Voice Actors

Yui Yui (Supporting)

Itou, Kanae (Japanese)

Nagata, Shinichi Nagata, Shinichi (Supporting)

Murase, Ayumu (Japanese)

Sakuya Sakuya (Supporting)

Yahagi, Sayuri (Japanese)

Alicia Rue Alicia Rue (Supporting)

Saitou, Chiwa (Japanese)



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