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Sword Art Online: Progressive

Sword Art Online: Progressive

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English: Sword Art Online: Progressive
Synonyms: SAO Progressive
Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン プログレッシブ


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jun 29, 2013 to ?
Authors: Kawahara, Reki (Story), Himura, Kiseki (Art)
Serialization: Dengeki G's magazine


Score: 8.191 (scored by 2857 users)
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Ranked: #5332
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Popularity: #897
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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.

A compilation of Aria in the Starless Night, where Kirito becomes known as the Black Swordsman, the events concerning the 2nd floor boss clearing, and Rondo of the Transient Blade, the sad tale of a young male blacksmith.


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

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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)
A contemporary Sci-fi, Action manga, 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 the criticisms to heart, as he strives to reboot the main story of the franchise with this latest iteration Sword Art Online: read more
Mar 16, 2017
TeKSMeLater (All reviews)
I kinda liked SAO.

I went through a phase where I believed that this anime is really good, being one of the recent anime that got me interested as a once-casual viewer. Then the second half came.

Part of the complaints from most people about SAO is its sloppy narrative—and this is especially evident in the anime when they time-skipped A LOT. A good opportunity to flesh out the concept with the world of Aincrad went to flames after watching all these slice-and-life and overly melodramatic brouhaha fillers that never made any effect to develop the characters nor the world.

Now, granted that SAO: Progressive does NOT answer read more
Jul 7, 2017
FrankieCrikey (All reviews)
No more the bland, damsel in distress, perfect waifu Yuuki Asuna that we see on anime.
The Asuna being potrayed here, is a tsundere who is smart, confident, ambitous and a total female warrior who kicks alot of people and being a huge mastermind on leading the guild. She even has a back story and problem of herself, more like a character with characterization, with problems of her life being mentioned early in the story, not being waited until Mother Rosario Arc.
And Kirito too, he even has flaws and acts like a nerd (but somehow still OP).
And for the comedy part, it's just a thing that read more


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