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
Theme: Video Game Video Game
Serialization: Dengeki G's magazine
Authors: Kawahara, Reki (Story), Himura, Kiseki (Art)


Score: 7.931 (scored by 91459,145 users)
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Ranked: #8902
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Popularity: #865
Members: 21,360
Favorites: 890


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Volumes: /7
Chapters: /47


"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 was published in English by Yen Press from January 5, 2015, to December 11, 2018. It was also released in Spanish by Planeta Cómic from June 23, 2020, to March 23, 2022.


Kirigaya, Kazuto
Yuuki, Asuna
Mills, Andrew Gilbert


Sep 30, 2020
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. ...
Sep 11, 2019
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Aug 23, 2017
Preliminary (29/47 eps)
SAO still isn't thought out. At least it isn't lifeless, Asuna has emotions and goals, and it is pretty to look at.

The story ideas that are here clash with what is fun or potentially fun about the show. By fun I mean interesting misery, which is fun for evil people; So, fun. What a good show does is establish a premise and explore that by pushing the logic of it.

Every element is immediately demystified by Kirito who expositions at the reader until things aren't fun.

When Asuna and Kirito do leave the boss room and meet enemies that are way stronger than them, they ...

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