Sword Art Online (Light Novel)

Sword Art Online (Light Novel) is an manga series in the Sword Art Online franchise
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Sword Art Online is a story about Kirito who is imprisoned with many players in a virtual reality game called Sword Art Online. They have to beat the game in order to escape.


The Sword Art Online Light Novel series is written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by Abec. This series is the original as it spawns multiple adaptations: 3 manga series, an anime, and a video game. It is published by ASCII Media Works in the Dengeki Bunko magazine. It started serialization in April 10, 2009.


  • ASCII Media Works (Japan)

Publishing History

In Japan, it has 10 volumes published so far. It has not been licensed for publication in North America.

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English Name Sword Art Online (Light Novel)
Japanese Name: ソードアート・オンライン
Romaji: Sōdo Āto Onrain
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