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: 8.291 (scored by 70427,042 users)
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Ranked: #3312
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Popularity: #811
Members: 22,112
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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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Oct 29, 2020
Preliminary (45/? eps)
My enjoyment for SAOP volume 1 was just ineffable. The premise, characters, and pacing of the story was an upgrade from the original SAO itself; the latter substantiated by the fact that this novel published after Reki Kawahara, the author of this magnificent series, has palpably improved his writings. Furthermore, the myriad details which dawn the more auspicious personalities for our protagonists: Kirito & Asuna. Albeit taken aback by the notion of revitalizing the Aincrad series, there is gain from doing so; Reki Kawahara has improved his writings from the dozens of novels he had written in the past, and took those experiences, thus exploiting ...
Jun 14, 2020
Preliminary (6/? eps)
As of writing, I have read books one through six. I think the other reviews do a good job of explaining why this is good so I'd just like to get this out here. The original Sword Art Online was Reki Kawahara's first published story and it was written for a competition with a word limit and such. Which is why the source material and anime is presented the way it is and is as flawed as it is. Therefore I would say it's fair to say that with those problems in mind, the show and source material is good. The purpose of SAO Progressive ...
Jun 7, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (26/? eps)
Sword Art Online Progressive Volume 8
(continuation of volume 7, Casino Floor, Published in English on June 7th. 2022.).

This is the 10th. Anniversary of the Sword Art Online franchise. It actually turns out that this year 2022, 10,000 players will get stuck into a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game), called Sword Art Online, SAO, (on Nov. 4th. 2022). It is called a Death-Game by its author because the players must finish it or die trying…Without any pomp or circumstance, the author and his team (publisher, anime producer, etc.) have not really prepared anything special to celebrate the date in which the ...

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