Sword Art Online: Progressive
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Sword Art Online: Progressive

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Synonyms: SAO Progressive, Aria in the Starless Night, Hoshinaki Yoru no Aria
Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン プログレッシブ
English: Sword Art Online: Progressive
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Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 10, 2012 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Theme: Video Game Video Game
Serialization: Dengeki Bunko Magazine
Authors: BUNBUN (Art), Kawahara, Reki (Story)


Score: 8.281 (scored by 61826,182 users)
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Ranked: #2982
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Popularity: #751
Members: 19,799
Favorites: 744

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One month has passed since Akihiko Kayaba's deadly game began, and the body count continues to rise. Two thousand players are already dead.

Kirito and Asuna are two very different people, but they both desire to fight alone. Nonetheless, they find themselves drawn together to face challenges from both within and without. Given that the entire virtual world they now live in has been created as a deathtrap, the surviving players of Sword Art Online are starting to get desperate, and desperation makes them dangerous to loners like Kirito and Asuna. As it becomes clear that solitude equals suicide, will the two be able to overcome their differences to find the strength to believe in each other, and in so doing survive?

(Source: Yen Press)


Sword Art Online: Progressive has been published in English by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint since March 24, 2015.

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Sep 13, 2015
metafalica (All reviews)
Sword Art Online: Progressive is an alternative version of the main SAO story. It attempts to cover all the events that happened in SAO in the order that it happened from the 1st floor all the way up to when they finally clear the game. Luckily, the book is also written in a way that allows you to jump in at any point.

The story in SAO: Progressive is exactly the same as the original. Kirito is one of 10,000 players trapped in a game called "Sword Art Online" and in order for the players to escape, they must go to the 100th floor and beat read more
Jul 17, 2012
whatevere5656 (All reviews)
Mode Note: This review was written for the first volume, Sword Art Online: Hoshinaki Yoru no Aria.

Quite surprising no one has reviewed this novel yet.
It's surprising because the story takes place one month after the SAO incident, tells you about the premature condition of the main characters in SAO.
Well, i have to say the story has a quite surprising turn, Kawahara Reki has a very brave decision to tell us the condition one month after the SAO incident.

The surprising part is, level 1 hasn't been cleared.

Those who have read the main story must receive a quite strong shock in their brain.
The story setting gave a read more
Mar 5, 2017
elrond99 (All reviews)
Sword Art Online gets a lot of hate these days. I enjoy the franchise despite its obvious flaws. I don't disagree with people who complain about those flaws, I just personally feel that the good outweighs the bad. That being said, Sword Art Online: Progressive is a different beast altogether. All of the flaws of the original story are tossed out the window in what is essentially a reboot - I think some people view this as a "filling in the blanks" approach to the original series, but there's enough retconning going on that I think you really have to view this is a blank read more
Jun 27, 2015
K1ngHoward (All reviews)
I was browsing along my local bookstore and was surprised to find this on the shelves. I wasn't expecting a new Sword Art Online book in a few months time and having the number "001" on the side seemed to be going against the numbering of the original novel series. You will be surprised as I was to find out that this is a reboot. Not just any reboot, but a reboot that is going to focus upon the game of "Sword Art Online" from floor one to seventy-five, going at a pace of two floors per novel. This is the novel series that many read more


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