Sword Art Online: Progressive
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Sword Art Online: Progressive

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Synonyms: SAO Progressive
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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Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 47
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 29, 2013 to Feb 28, 2018
Genres: Action Action, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Game Game
Serialization: Dengeki G's magazine
Authors: Kawahara, Reki (Story), Himura, Kiseki (Art)


Score: 7.961 (scored by 74977,497 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7482
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #763
Members: 17,931
Favorites: 900

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"This game is impossible to clear. It's just a matter of when, where and how you die."

Kayaba Akihiko's death game has been up for one month. This incredibly difficult VRMMO has already claimed 2000 victims. It's the day of the 1st floor boss strategy meeting. The solo player Kirito, who's decided to only strengthen himself, meets a rare female player on the current front lines, while heading to the meeting around noon. Fighting alone against the strong monsters, she was like a meteor cutting the night sky.


Sword Art Online: Progressive has been published in English by Yen Press since January 5, 2015.

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Sep 11, 2019
ApacheSnow69 (All reviews)
To start out my review for this manga. I'm a big fan of SAO(collecting all the light novel/manga), and you can see this on my profile that I'm a huge fanboy. This adaptation of Progressive from the light novel into manga format was absolutely dreadful.

For the positive, The art style resemble like abec illustrator, which is a plus one for me.
But, the story as whole, divergence from it original source material in the early chapter. Asuna in the original was 10x better than the manga. I know that manga adaptation allow numerous perspective to be added in and allow original content. I personally unwilling read more
Sep 30, 2020
PkBuzios (All reviews)
I looked for the Progressive manga after learning that the next Sword Art Online anime will be based on it.

The story focus on Asuna this time showing a bit of her life before and how she got into the game. The manga doesn't take itself very seriously, as the story is very simple.
It has a lot of action, comedy, some ecchi content and a lot of pantyshots.

The art is good character-wise, certainly better then the previous SAO manga. But not very detailed and it can be a let down if you are expecting to see some Aincrad scenery.

Overall it is a good and easy read. read more
Sep 20, 2014
Silo-hime (All reviews)
The manga is still ongoing but I enjoyed it from the start. I've seen the Sword Art Online anime adaptation and though the story is okay, it felt rushed. The story was jumping from one experience to the next so I wasn't pretty satisfied after it ended. However, this manga showed the nitty-gritty of the life within the game. It shows more personality among the players especially Asuna and Kirito.. Especially Kirito. Kirito was more or less unemotional for the most part of the anime until he suddenly got together with Asuna. There was no development between his feelings. In this manga, Kirito has read more
Feb 19, 2017
Master10K (All reviews)
Set in the not-so distant future, of advanced virtual reality and augmented reality. Sword Art Online has become a bit of a phenomenon within our cultural sphere, spawning numerous adaptations from: anime series, to movies, to video games and several manga titles. With its popular status, SAO has attracted a ton of scrutiny, the bulk of which being some form of "WTF! Why rush through the Aincrad arc?!" Well I guess the author, Reki Kawahara took a lot of the criticisms to heart, as he strives to reboot the Aincrad Arc of the franchise, with this latest iteration Sword Art Online: Progressive.

Not so much in read more


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