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Finally, an actual Sword Art Online Virtual Reality game

File this one under "It's happening!", because it really is: Sword Art Online is getting a game adaptation in the medium that it helped make famous: Virtual Reality. IBM have announced a new online VR game project titled Sword Art Onl...

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Final Impressions: Sword Art Online II

There’s something wonderful about having a show make you feel emotional-- especially when you were certain that the series couldn’t top its first half. One moment you’re expecting the program to fall apart when it when it ...

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Sword Art Online light novel tops BookScan SF list

Yen Press's English-language release of Sword Art Online novel, volume one, is topping the BookScan Sci-fi list this week. The Nielsen BookScan service tracks sales of the novels in retail book chains and some independent book shops, b...

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Ai Candy: Snow Days

Because we can never have enough pretty pictures here at Japanator, it's time for some Ai Candy: awesome fan art that we think you may enjoy. To kick things off, our first theme is characters frolicking in a winter wonderland, i.e. snow. No...

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Sword Art Online available on Netflix Instant Streaming

If you've been putting off watching Sword Art Online because the box sets cost more than you can afford to spend, and not because you've heard mixed reviews from all your friends, you're in luck. While your friends debate whether or not the...

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Sword Art Online: Are the haters right?

Is Sword Art Online great, or is it the worst thing ever? That's the argument that's been going on in anime fandom since 2012. Of course, it's not really an argument, since the people who love it won't be dissuaded just because others are N...

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Sword Art Online II announced for 2014

In the category of "News that surprises absolutely no one," a sequel to 2012's hugely successful Sword Art Online was announced today at the end of the Sword Art Online EXTRA EDITION TV special. SAO II will air in 2014, covering the "Phanto...

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Sword Art Online weapon replicas for sale

New Sword Art Online weapons are being made, but they're mini! Asuna's Lambent Light rapier was the first one to be picked, and it's only 15cm! Although her rapier is the only one available so far, I'm sure Kirito's Elucidator will be ...

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Japanator's 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide: Anime

Wondering what to pick up for the otaku in your life this holiday season? Well, you should be. If you give someone a bad anime this year, who knows what could happen? Friendships could be lost over the misguided gift of Rurouni Kenshin: New...

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Review: Sword Art Online BD Box Set I-IV

Not even original light novel scribe Reki Kawahara could have predicted how big his Sword Art Online franchise would eventually become. Since the first novel was published in April of 2009, Kawahara's creation has seen 12 sequel novels, fiv...

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SAO Extra Edition special to be simulcast worldwide

For those of you who haven't dropped the show by now, and I know there's quite a few of you out there, you'll be pleased to hear that the The Sword Art Online EXTRA EDITION TV special, currently scheduled to air in Japan on New Year's ...

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A new way to enter the Sword Art world

I'm a huge fan of Sword Art Online. Well, the first season that is. I think we can all agree on that statement! Being a fan of anime and MMO's, it was like a nerd's wet dream to watch. After the series finished though, what do you do? It le...

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LiSA promotes album to Americans on Youtube

Anime music singer LiSA has posted a video to promote her latest album, LANDSPACE, which is coming out both in the US and Japan on October 30th. For those of us unfamiliar with LiSA's tricks, she has done a bunch of these youtube videos fo...

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Aniplex hosting Sword Art Online "Watch and Win" contest

As if watching Sword Art Online wasn't a treat in itself (second half excluded -- boy, was that awful) Aniplex USA is sponsoring a "Watch and Win" contest for fans viewing the dub of the fantasy series on Toonami. A variety of prizes are be...

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Sword Art Online TV special get a date and a synopsis

You probably thought I'd never write about the anime adaptation of Sword Art Online ever again. You were wrong. The time and date have been revealed for the upcoming Sword Art Online: Extra Edition TV special. It'll be airing at 10:00 pm Ja...


MORE DEBAN girls get a Sword Art Online spinoff

Say what else you will about Sword Art Online, but there's no denying that last year's VR-MMO-spectacular was a wild commercial success, and for more than just its core cast. Among the two most popular characters in the series were Lisbeth ...



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