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Sword Art Online: Aincrad

Sword Art Online: Aincrad

Alternative Titles

English: Sword Art Online: Aincrad
Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン アインクラッド

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 10, 2010 to Apr 10, 2012
Authors: Kawahara, Reki (Story), Nakamura, Tamako (Art)
Serialization: Dengeki Bunko Magazine

Statistics

Score: 7.221 (scored by 4751 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #64042
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #627
Members: 9,613
Favorites: 185
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Synopsis

In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online—a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other—opens its virtual doors, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in the game world by manipulating their brain waves to create a wholly realistic gaming experience. But when the game goes live, the elation of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover that, for all its amazing features, SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG—a log-out button. Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies held captive by NerveGear in the real world, users are issued a chilling ultimatum: conquer all one hundred floors of Aincrad to regain your freedom. But in the warped world of SAO, "game over" means certain death-both virtual and real...

(Source: Yen Press)

Background

Sword Art Online: Aincrad was published in English by Yen Press in a 2-in-1 omnibus on March 25, 2014.

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More reviewsReviews

Oct 10, 2012
coldacid (All reviews)
Sword Art Online is a great series of light novels, but this manga adaptation is incredibly lacklustre. The main sticking part is the lack of quality in the art (I'm not expecting the same quality as abec's art in the LNs, but at least average manga quality), but there are issues with how the story has been distilled for the manga. Some moments are left without context, which would be confusing for someone who hasn't read the first two volumes of the LN series or watched the Aincrad arc of the anime.

As someone who has enjoyed the light novels and anime thus far, I can't read more
Jun 2, 2015
Elise_Grimwald (All reviews)
First of all, in advance, I do love Sword Art Online. I read this as a fan, not as someone new to it, or as someone looking to bash it. I was super excited to read this, as I loved SAO so much. I was glad to see it was an omnibus, since it means I'd be spending less, but that's where the warning should have come.
This adaptation of SAO was horrible. So horrible to the point where I fear anime to manga adaptations now.
The art was lousy. The faces were drawn strangely, Klein was aged like 5-10 years, and the art lacked detail. read more
Oct 23, 2012
quest4us (All reviews)
*WARNING: THIS IS A REVIEW AND MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. IT'S RECOMMENDED TO READ IF YOU KNOW ABOUT SWORD ART ONLINE ALREADY.*

Sword Art Online is a great Light Novel and the anime is also a great watch too. There is also the manga of Sword Art Online: Aincrad, which on the other hand is not too great. I'll tell you exactly why.
This manga would deserve a 7 compared to the Light Novel or anime. Many people take a 7 as a relatively low score, but it indeed is pretty high. I've read parts of the LN and I'm watching the anime. I will review read more
Apr 28, 2016
MPC-senpai (All reviews)
The beginning was pretty good! I was enjoying it until... Asuna happened... Asuna is the most generic, poorly written love interest that I have ever witnessed! Kirito and Asuna's relationship was just flat out boring and it dragged out for WAY too long! It was like I was reading a love story instead of a shounen manga!

**Ending of volume 1 Spoiler**

The ending of volume 1 was the best example of how NOT to do an ending! It was a word for word Deus Ex Machina! Heathcliff (who was one of their allies) turned out to be the creator of SAO. Kirito wishes for Asuna to read more

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