Synopsis:
The only way to escape is to ‘clear’ the game. Death in game means actual ‘death’ —-

The ten thousand who have logged onto the as of yet mysterious game ‘Sword Art Online’ using their Nerve Gear have been forced into this perilous death game and are trapped inside.

Protagonist Kirito, one of the many gamers, has greeted this ‘truth’.
He plays as a solo player in the giant castle that is the stage for this game —- ‘Aincrad’.

To meet the conditions of clearing the game and leaving this twisted virtual world, he must get through all 100 floors. Will Kirito have what it takes to clear the game, or will he die trying?
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    96 Comments on “Sword Art Online Episode 1”

    DarkmasterQZ Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    are CR subs good?

    firestalker Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    ???? Why no work?

    yasmas1 Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    same as horrible pretty much

    liveman Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    will give it a try

    firestalker Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    NVM…. It work now.

    gokalex Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    never heard of them xD

    gokalex Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    never heard of them xD

    basoes Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    just wait for UTW/GotWoot

    chaotix37 Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I guess will wait for UTW on this one.

    chiweix Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Best anime for this fall i think =D

    -MgZ_ Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    HorribleSubs is fine. Thanks for Most anticipated show this season!

    Assiah Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Finally best show of the season!

    Nikolauss Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Hell yeah! Finally here!

    otaku_ex Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    this looks pretty lame, hope it’s not as lame as estetica anime was.

    RedUnit10 Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Sounds like .hack//

    1ring12 Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Yeah, I would either wait for UTWoots… There will also be Derp for those interested.

    aozuki_kei Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I’ve been waiting…but will wait some more for decent subs…
    Guh, I really wanna see Asuna soon ><

    alfredonm Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Another show, well i dont want to have my hopes up, let’s see how good this will be.

    laurens92 Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    This is awesome, Thank you!

    wot-teh-phuck Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Fuck yeah!

    supernick Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    ED IS A SPOILER, DON’T WATCH UNLESS YOU HAVE READ LN OR WANT TO BE SPOILERED

    Suzushiro Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    HOLY SHIT ITS FINALLY HERE!

    Razza Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Been waiting sooo very long for this! Thanks

    Samieboy Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    nope, not waiting for utw to watch this, going to CR to watch it -.-

    Suzushiro Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    SO FUCKING GOOD! Definitely the best show of the season.

    aozuki_kei Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Turn out I can’t help but watch it first. We can always get decent one later right? I love the ED song by LiSA!!!

    jepong99 Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Holy shit that was great! cant wait for nxt episode.

    franz13 Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    mmo and…DEATH!! -dun dun dun- i’m ready

    nokou Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks

    malbizle Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    is that suppose to be a black guy or a really tan japanese one.

    ilam Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    he’s actually a black guy.

    malbizle Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    im pretty sure cr is crunchyroll subs which or done professionally. the mighty not sub signs and what not, i would trust there subs or most other sub groups. horrible subs just uses crunchys’ subs anyway.

    FuzzyLumpkins Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    That was awesome my new favorite anime this season. I can already tell they will be in there for some years.

    @supernick Was it really that much of a spoiler??

    IZEROII Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    This will hopefully fill the void of Saturday Fate/Zero void :p

    Chouko Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Finally!!!!! Even though I only read the first novel, I can’t wait to watch!

    Mehak Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    is it good anime?

    drakke125 Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    wewt saw the doujin of this and wanted to see it.

    ilam Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    This was good as hell, there hasn’t been a 1st episode this good in a while. Looking forward to this.

    RDAxRoadkill Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Looks good but why are there soo many series starting this week there are like 12 series starting or something -_-

    TeeCakes Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    wtb translation for the Japanese newspaper @ 12:26

    Other than that nice job [HS]. This is how .hack/SIGN should’ve done it (less technomagic and conspiracy and more action-RPG without magic at all) and I’m looking forward to some gruesome Tron-Deaths!!

    myym Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    this ep is heavenly… best of the season w/o any doubt…

    elriond Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    @RDAxRoadkill the last week or two has been the start of a new anime season. There are four a year. Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter.

    Also this show was very good. I’m hopeful this will be possible in my lifetime but who knows.

    d768 Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    holy sheets this is good. now get some female players in the first row as well!!

    thanks guys

    Pwned Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    anybody plays ragnarok online? lol

    ZeroYui Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Best anime this season. I used to play Ragnarok online years ago. :D

    888GRM Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    YESSSS

    OtakuDragon Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    oh yeah anime abou mmo! i loved hack and gonna wathc this!

    2easy4AgEnT Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    No doubt this was the best for this season.. Make me want to play MMORPG again =/

    Hazakura Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    got to admit this is one of the best anime of this season (that i saw) makes me want to be in a vr MMORPG even if it would kill me ;D

    SPIM Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    This show is actually trending worldwide on Twitter right now!

    kingguy3 Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    CR = Crunchy Roll … duh

    :> lolx

    gohan_2525 Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    best anime this season hands down

    Angry Hipi Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    we should really start placing the thumbnail next to these new shows name i hated having to find what were the shows i was watching and wasn’t it would really help out please do soon not like 7 weeks from now

    cyplevi Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    i enjoyed every split second of this episode. And it’s just episode 1. I love and recommend this series

    Havsgud Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Nice anime, liked first episode alot. Thanks uploaders!

    Breezeofsins Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 12:18 am

    What a way to kick-start an anime
    /hooked

    Expertous Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 12:31 am

    finally

    Danyn Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 12:53 am

    I recommend reading the light novel at baka tsuki
    I started yesterday and I haven’t been able to stop

    amc99 Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Fuuuu YEAH THANK YOU!~~~~~@@!!

    Xalathal Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Best of this season by far.

    Khan Lyna Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 1:06 am

    OMG i want test this game lol

    ShionDragoncast Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Hmm Usually if UTW subs this this must be some good shits… Lets try the shits… and see if this anime makes me shivers or shits…

    Criticalm Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Incredibly awesome first episode!! Let’s hope they can bring the same amount of awesomeness to the next episodes!! I can’t wait for the next episode, give it now!!!

    Kohai Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 1:44 am

    im hoping this is true 1080p…

    CrimsonRiver Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 1:47 am

    UTWoots

    epocs Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 3:02 am

    accel sword?

    Beecher Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 3:14 am

    thats the kind of thing that i wish would happen in RL XD been stuck in a mmo is evry cool Otaku dream come true XD

    ilam Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 3:19 am

    @epocs

    Both stories are written simultaneously by the same author.

    You can assume Accel World is set in the same universe but decades later.

    Mikurus Boobs Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Oh cool – that show about the guy that has to deal with that impossible situation is Out!

    ThatRandomPerson Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 3:42 am

    This is awesome, well done.
    I like that the protagonist in this one actually knows what he’s doing, instead of a dimwit succeeding through “hidden power”, love for friends, desire to defend, luck, and other sentimental bullshit.

    dithar Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Awesome…
    but in the end he got a hidden power, a hero and just saving girls. Seem like this is going to be 26+episodes…hopefully this show the lower floors fight at least 7 floors without skipping two year ahead.

    DarkBlinker Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 4:10 am

    interesting for first ep. I will be watching this

    Tsukixmaya Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 6:26 am

    @Beecher nonsense I would hate to be stuck in there.

    Beecher Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 6:39 am

    @Tsukixmaya why is that? not confident in your skills:P i mean think about it… its a mmo world! if it were to exist i would be the first one to sign in:P (RL 3D world is boring as hell anyway..compared to this lol)

    Joeftw Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    watching this makes me wanna play some random japanese made MMO

    notesec Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 11:16 am

    This may very well be the best of this season. I was thinking it would be pretty mediocre, but it exceeded my expectations, especially the art.

    Somedaisies Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    It’d be cooler if he had to kill the other 9999 players. Like a cross between //hack and mirai nikki.

    Servantes Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Looks promising! Good anime to fill uo the hole Fate/Zero left beind

    FuzzyLumpkins Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    @ilam lool cool i didnt know the accel world guy made this as well. I was thinking that this could be years before accel world aswell. Just researched and there is a cross over aswell.

    ilam Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    @Somedaisies I’d end up being too shounen, something like beelzebub and one piece crossover, where the hero would hit thresholds of power that would make him seem invincible but every new arc, a new WAY stronger player shows up. That’d be shitty.

    redemption024 Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    added NyanTaku’s 10- and 8-bit releases to mirror.
    ~ Enjoy

    Ayaname Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Makes me want to invent a pc monitor that can wear on my head, so while watching I can also lay down on the bed, also in sleeping… :O

    garie234 Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    fukc, this is by far the most amazing interesting anime this season,

    I really like the story plot very genuine, this show made me goosebumps through out the show

    Somedaisies Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    @ilam
    My reasoning being that if the MC has to kill innocent people he won’t end up being a wimpy ‘I don’t want to watch the butterfly die or let the spider starve’ faggot.

    That being said now I’ve watched the episode it’s surprisingly decent for a cyber reality anime.

    7/10 from the first episode, I like the MC so far but from the cover I’m expecting some cutsie fighter girls to jump in and ruin everything.

    itano123 Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    WHOOOOO YEA, I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS…. this has renewed my love for SAO… now time to go re read the light novels.
    i kind of agree with beecher, i would love to be in SAO (yes even if i die) because i love MMORPGs and these types of games and i would rather be stuck in SAO and maybe even die if it means i can live in excitement and have fun and fight instead of living a dull boring life.

    hopefully the anime stays true to the light novel and if it does i can guarantee it will be EPIC (unless u don’t like this kind of anime)… and Kirito does have a ‘hidden ability’ but he is aware of it and keeps it hidden on purpose.

    @Somedaisies (without spoiling anything) he does eventually kill and he does go through some tough experiences of people dying… remember it is hard for a normal person to kill without regret or emotion…..i think

    razorwind32 Says:
    July 9th, 2012 at 10:40 am

    What a good show : ) Love this one

    SirIvan Says:
    July 9th, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Awesome anime. Leak mode. Waiting for the next episode. :D

    [Relic*Sky*Equinox] Says:
    July 9th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    “No input file specified” from deposit ?

    Tsukixmaya Says:
    July 10th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    interesting beg. especially the side chat on the ep lol “Im jelly” (i’m like lol)

    OverKiLL Says:
    July 10th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I’m gonna install SAO next week..

    Tsukixmaya Says:
    July 12th, 2012 at 10:18 am

    @overkill lol

    Camelot Says:
    July 13th, 2012 at 9:19 am

    now i want that game and if a year inside is a day irl will be awesome

    ccstarfish Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I ll give it a go

    SenpaiSwag Says:
    July 23rd, 2014 at 9:18 am

    I just made an account and i dont know how to download, could someone please help?

    SenpaiSwag Says:
    July 23rd, 2014 at 9:18 am

    I just made an account and i dont know how to download, could someone please help?

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