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Spinoff Manga of 'Sword Art Online' Announced

by symbv
Apr 9, 2013 7:19 PM | 80 Comments
In the latest issue of Dengeki Bunko Magazine, it was announced that a new spinoff manga of "Sword Art Online" will begin monthly in the light novel from vol.32 (publication date: June 10th). The manga is named "Sword Art Online Girls Ops" and will focus on events of Silica, Lizbeth, and Leafa and take place in the school for the returnees from SAO and the ALO game world.

It was also announced that the light novel "Sword Art Online Progressive" will also get a manga adaptation which will be published in the monthly game magazine "Dengeki G's Magazine" starting from the issue to be published on June 30th.

Source: Page scan of Dengeki Bunko Magazine

Sword Art Online: Girls Ops on MAL

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LOL! Time to light up and sit back while enjoying the flame wars.

Anyways, the light novel looks interesting. The original SAO novel was good and I enjoyed reading that, hopefully this new one will not disappoint.

Jul 6, 2013 6:07 PM by MrVeNG

Kawaii7878 said:
Red_Keys said:
Cute girls doing cute things SAO style? I'll pass. I liked SAO for Kirito and Asuna, not the pseudo-harem.

My thoughts exactly.


Jul 6, 2013 2:13 PM by Chobatsu

New? Sword Art Online - Alternative?

Sure... Why not?

Jul 5, 2013 2:16 PM by Meruru_Arls

have some translation from Chinese version on the web?

Jul 5, 2013 1:08 PM by Kuroganekai

I don't know, maybe I'll give it a read if there's good reviews but probably not.

Jul 3, 2013 8:36 PM by Gehirn

There is already a Chinese scanlation of the first chapter:

read online (Chinese scanlation):

Jul 3, 2013 8:30 PM by l_kostas

SAO Progressive Manga !!

Jun 29, 2013 12:17 AM by symbv

Please don't compare it to Toaru kagaku no railgun. Railgun is not only about girls lazing around but it has a proper story and action. and that's the reason it became popular and some people feel its good than the original Index series.

Apr 14, 2013 3:30 AM by hars428

Ice_Cube said:
Let's hope that this follows the Raigun route (Railgun > Index), then it may be worth a read.
inb4 Railgun vs Index
This is the only way I can see this being enjoyable. otherwise its just all gonna be fanservice, like we don't have enough of that :\

Apr 14, 2013 12:10 AM by mylegs

Hopefully we get a decent main character and some nice character devlopment this time. Itll probably end up like Railgun where the spin off is better than the source material, not to say thats much of a challenge with how crap those novels were.

Apr 13, 2013 8:41 AM by koalaondrugs

will there be fanservice and incest

Apr 13, 2013 1:55 AM by UTSANOMIKO

2_Steps_Ahead said:
AnimePro said:
Oh God, no pls.

Why not,its fun.

lmao. so obsessed with hating on SAO that you have to write about it even in your sig.

Apr 13, 2013 1:02 AM by drinkbeer

Might read it, I liked Lisbeth. :D
But what I really want is Agil to get more attention, I thought he was such a great character!

Apr 12, 2013 9:45 AM by Sander9847

AnimePro said:
Oh God, no pls.

Why not,its fun.

Apr 12, 2013 8:05 AM by Inferno_Cop

woohoo i am delighted by the news.

Apr 12, 2013 8:01 AM by drinkbeer

oh well not that excited if only it was an anime or movie that will would have been something else

Apr 12, 2013 7:10 AM by Mr_Gutts

Tits said:
Lafha? I don't remember anyone by that name in SAO... :/

Leafa was the alias for Kirito's sister in Alfheim Online (Second Season). It's probably just a typo.

Apr 11, 2013 11:30 PM by TheRandomAnon

Stuartxtr7 said:
Give me a spinoff with Klein as the main MC instead of Kirito.


At least Progression might be good.

Apr 11, 2013 10:55 PM by ThatGuyYeah

Oh God, no pls.

Apr 11, 2013 11:23 AM by AnimePro

ExplodingFetus said:
Twist ending: they all DIE

It's not Urobuchi.

Apr 11, 2013 10:58 AM by MillaMaxwell