Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 25 Series Finale Summary + Review

“End of the virtual road?”

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(Kirito plays a dangerous game of tag with Sugou)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Asuna has woken up from the hospital and Kirito is on his way to see her. Danger is lurking the hospital carpark in the shape of Sugou, who was killed by Kirito in Alfheim Online.

Kirito is stabbed, and has to fend off a knife that could end his life before he has a chance to see Asuna in the real world.

Sugou has finally lost his mind, and although Kirito eventually beats him, Kirito chooses to spare Suguo’s life.

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 24 Summary + Review

“Let me make things gruesome”

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(“Yo! Secret Epic Fairy Bro-fist, sucka!”)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Yui has opened the gate to the top of the World Tree, and Kirito is just baby steps away from rescuing Asuna.

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 23 Summary + Review

“Let’s all support the main guy”

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(“This is why family shouldn’t play in the same virtual world!”)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Kirito has now found out the truth about Leafa being his sister in the real world. A confrontation happens in the real world where Suguha admits that she has fallen for Kirito ever since she found out that they were not siblings. She refuses to hear Kirito out, and locks herself in her bedroom with her woes.

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 22 Summary + Review

“Awkward triangles are a must

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(This is a NO FLY zone!)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, at the base of the World Tree, Yui notices that Asuna’s player co-ordinates are directly above. Spurred on by that thought, Kirito tries to fly directly to the top of the tree. He cannot succeed because of the barrier that prevents players from flying up that high. Leafa eventually manages to pull him back to the ground.

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 21 Summary + Review

“Asuna’s detour”

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(“Dammit I gave away all my money. How will I gamble?”)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Kirito and Leafa reach the city of Arun; the largest city in Alfhaeim Online. They are closer than ever to the World Tree.

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 20 Summary + Review

“Enter a champion

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(“Did we elect an ambassador…?”)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, from the information given to them by Shinichi, the Caith Siths and the Sylphs are forming an alliance. Kirito wants to help these two races succeed in the game, anf rushes forward after hearing the Salamanders want to interrupt the meeting. He bracingly introduces himself as am ambassador for the two sides; although the two leaders have no idea what is going on.

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 19 Summary + Review

“Cast that spell!”

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(“Abra cadabra… Bibbity… Bobbity… Boo!”)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Leafa and Kirito are being followed by players. Although, Leafa uses some magic to hide both her and Kirito, the damage is done.

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 18 Summary + Review

“Once in the real world, twice in the virtual world”

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(Leafa points out the best sales)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Suguha is determined to help this virtual stranger in Alheim Online, and agrees to guide him to the top of the Tree. A short visit around the town is needed to gather equipment, but their leaving plans might not be so easy. Especially since Leafa is helping a being a different race.

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 17 Summary + Review

Let’s have a drink”

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(“Try and feel the your fairy-wing muscles. They exist, really!”)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Kirito meets the charismatic Leafa in a forest in Alfheim Online. As thanks for rescuing her from player killers, Leafa agrees to be his guide for a short while. First, are the tutorials on how to fly.

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 16 Summary + Review

Welcome to a happy place, where everyone has pointy ears”

(Into a brand new shiny world. Only $15.99 per month!)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, after receiving a blurry picture of Asuna in a cage, possibly in another game, Kirito finds out about the Alfheim Online. This could potentially be the place where Asuna’s mind is living!

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