Sword Art Online: Extra Edition

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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
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, GameGame, RomanceRomance
Duration: 1 hr. 41 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.581 (scored by 154890154,890 users)
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Ranked: #55072
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Members: 256,138
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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


Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Heo, Pyeonggang
Episode Director
Nakamoto, Munemasa
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"crossing field" by LiSA

Ending Theme

"Niji no Oto (虹の音)" by Eir Aoi

Jan 1, 2014
sasameiv (All reviews)
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
Dec 31, 2013
KandaRainbowsoul (All reviews)
Now before you shoot me for rating it low...hear my reasoning. This is intended for people who haven't seen it, it's my advice whether to watch it or not waste time watching it. It's ok if you liked it more than I, it's ok if you hated it more than I. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Here goes mine:

First off, don't even think about watching this movie-length special before you have watched the series Sword Art Online if you planned to do it. Also, if you are somehow discouraged to view this movie by its huge flashback, it's all fine, I really read more
Dec 31, 2013
LordHenrold (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 31, 2013
Dark_Snow (All reviews)
November 6, 2022.

Will try to avoid major spoilers.

Story: 5
The story is mediocre. Most of the movie is a summary of what happened during the Sword Art Online season. Many parts of the movie are simply taken from the seasons, so if you're looking for something completely new, this isn't really going to be your piece of the pie. The new underwater quest doesn't add to the storyline very much at all, but it is nice to have an episode that isn't so serious as the SAO series. Expect to watch at least an hour of recaps though.

Art: 9
Art is amazing as usual. Asuna gets read more

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