Sword Art Online

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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: #32122
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Popularity: #5
Members: 3,064,645
Favorites: 68,565

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#24 - Gilded Hero

Mekki no Yuusha (鍍金の勇者)

Duration: 00:24:00
Aired: Dec 16, 2012(JST)


Arriving at the top of the World Tree, Kirito and Yui finally reunite with Asuna. However, they are suddenly hit by high gravity magic, which forces Yui to retreat, and they are confronted by Oberon. As Oberon reveals that his plans to control the human mind are almost complete, he chains Asuna and attempts to molest her in front of Kirito. Falling into despair, Kirito hears the voice of Akihiko, who encourages him to stand up and fight. Using Akihiko's administrative functions, Kirito removes Oberon's powers and challenges him to a fight with no pain absorption, showing him what true pain is, before destroying Oberon. After logging Asuna out to ensure her safety in the real world, Kirito meets with the remnant of Akihiko's memory, who gives him an item called "The Seed" before leaving. (Source: Wikipedia)

Characters & Voice Actors

Kirigaya, Suguha Kirigaya, Suguha (Main)

Taketatsu, Ayana (Japanese)

Kayaba, Akihiko Kayaba, Akihiko (Supporting)

Yamadera, Kouichi (Japanese)

Yui Yui (Supporting)

Itou, Kanae (Japanese)

Sugou, Nobuyuki Sugou, Nobuyuki (Supporting)

Koyasu, Takehito (Japanese)



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