Sword Art Online: Extra Edition

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: S.A.O: Extra Edition, SAO: Extra Edition
Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン Extra Edition
English: Sword Art Online: Extra Edition
Spanish: Sword Art Online Extra Edition
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 31, 2013
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Video GameVideo Game
Duration: 1 hr. 41 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.551 (scored by 190405190,405 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #64942
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #758
Members: 319,199
Favorites: 586

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The story is set a couple of years after the events of Sword Art Online, where Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya and his sister Suguha meet up with Asuna Yuuki, Rika "Lisbeth" Shinozaki, and Keiko "Silica" Ayano at the SAO Survivor School. Kirito then attends emergency counseling, while the girls go for a swim at the pool. It turns out that said "emergency counseling" is a subterfuge set up by Seijirou Kikuoka, aiming to rehash the incident of Sword Art Online in hopes of determining Akihiko Kayaba's motives. What will the girls get up to in the pool, and what awaits Kirito and his "counseling"?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Miki, Kazuma
Niwa, Masami
Assistant Producer
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Heo, Pyeonggang
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"crossing field" by LiSA

Ending Theme

Episode Videos


Dec 31, 2013
First and foremost, if you ever plan on or have considered watching this special, I'm assuming you've seen the first season, otherwise, there's no real reason for you to be here. Because this is a special, my rating for it is not based on complete quality of the special on its own, but how the special relates to the first season. A special is an addendum to a series; it's like an extra episode. Keep that in mind while reading my review.

Examining the special piece by piece, I will start with the basics: art and sound. As I mentioned before, if you're considering watching this ...
Dec 31, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Happy New Years, everyone! To summarize this review, the first 80 minutes are flashbacks while the last 20 are a decent new bit. Also, People who take offense to stuff people say on the Internet are idiots.

If you are wondering whether you should watch this, ask yourself this question: Do you really want to relive this shit again? If your answer was a “Yes” in any way, shape or form, man, you are some serious masochist and really should be rethinking your life choices. It made me rethink my life choices, I mean like, why am I watching this and not Monster, Legend of the ...
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 ...

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Dexty - Jan 12, 2021
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10 repliesby Yuki_Nonaka »»
Apr 29, 2018 12:47 AM
is this just a recap?
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