Sword Art Online, Volume 1HDClosed Captioning
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In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called: Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now...
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe World of Swords||It's launch day for one of the most highly-anticipated video games of all time. Join the character "Kirito" as he begins his journey in the virtual world of Sword Art Online.||23:41||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBeater||It's been one month since the players have been locked in the game. 2000 people have died; the first floor hasn't been cleared yet.||23:40||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Red-Nosed Reindeer||Kirito has finally joined a guild made up of close friends in reality. Everything is going well until a tragic accident changes Kirito completely.||23:41||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Black Swordsman||Silca is known as Dragon Tamer Silca, but after leaving her group she is caught and her pet, Pina paid the ultimate price. Before she is killed, Kirito saves her and offers her a choice.||23:41||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoA Crime Within the Walls||A player has been killed inside a safe zone and not by the known means. Asuna and Krito take it upon themselves to find out how and why this is happening.||23:40||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoIllusionary Avenger||Kirito has figured out the how and now he has to figure out the why.||23:41||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Temperature of the Heart||A trip to get a new sword leaves Kirito battling a dragon and his fears.||23:41||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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i like this thing
kinda like the .hack series..ive only seen two episode, BUT it seems like it's awesome..o thanks for reading!
This us an amazing anime! Not saying the concept is "new" but SAO does it in an outstanding and unique way! Get this and you won't regret it!
An Engaging Start, Character Episodes
SAO certainly captures the viewer's interest in the first episode with the premise of the death game and its portrayal of the player's reactions to it in the next several episodes. After a little while, the nominal main plot of clearing the game takes a back seat to episodes to which the protagonist, Kirito, meets a helps a variety of characters (usually female; yes this show has harem elements) and gradually starts to grow closer to the beautiful Asuna, another player on the assault team that is actively pushing to beat the game.
The animation is great as is the music (by Yuki Kaijura, also known for composing the music for such esteemed shows such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Fate/Zero).
But how exactly is this show rated G? Surely this must be a mistake on iTunes. For it is explained clearly that characters die when their HP is depleted (and indeed, several characters will die over the course of the series). And by the nature of its setting in an RPG world there is violence in the show. None of it is too graphic (for example, there is no blood, although slashing a monster with a sword will leave a glowing line across its simulated body and it is possible for the limbs of monsters to be sliced off by the players) but it just doesn't seem consistent with a G rating. And there is some mildly bad language used occasionally in the show.