Back in February, Kotaku reported that IBM was making a real-life Sword Art Online concept, minus the real-life killing. Here’s a look at people testing the VR experience out at an event this week in Tokyo.
You’ll be happy to know it won’t follow the Sword Art Online in-game rule that if you die in the virtual world, you die in real life. Phew.
While players in the still West are awaiting the release of the anime (technically “light novel”) cross-over fighter Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax, an updated version of the game was shown off this week at the Tokyo Game Show.
Sword Art Online focuses almost exclusively on its hero, Kirito—and when it doesn’t, it tends to follow the main female lead, Asuna. But what happens to all the other characters when Kirito and Asuna are busy with the main story? The answer is this manga: Sword Art Online: Girls’ Operations.
As well as some new faces.
Love it or hate it, there is no avoiding the fact that Sword Art Online is one of the most popular anime of the past few years. However, before you jump into the newest game tie-in, Sword Art Online: Lost Song, there’s more than a bit of lore to get caught up on first.
The second arc of Sword Art Online wasn’t exactly my favorite, but that doesn’t mean I’d pass up the chance to strap on my fairy wings and explore this (not so) online world. So why don’t you join me?
Often when you see an anime, you might think the original manga was better. But do you ever feel the reverse is true? That the anime is more interesting than the source material? A recent Japanese poll asked just that.
Over the past 365 days I have given you my recommendations for the anime you should be watching in the winter, spring, summer, and fall and followed that up with dozens of reviews. So now, as the year comes to a close, it's time to take one more look at them all to find the five best anime series of 2014.
Sword Art Online is an anime with a great first half plagued by a mediocre second half. Luckily, Sword Art Online II does not suffer from a similar affliction. Vastly different from its murder-mystery first half, SAO II ends strong with a powerfully human tale that serves as the emotional high point of the franchise.
Over the past few weeks, we've taken a detailed look at specific aspects of Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, a fighting game where characters are pulled from across some of the most popular anime of the past few years to battle it out. And if nothing else, Fighting Climax certainly delivers on that premise.
Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is a fighting game that takes many of the most popular light novel characters (which have subsequently appeared in popular anime and manga) and has them battle it out. But I have to say my favorite part of the game isn't the fighting, it's the character sprites.
Ever wondered who would win in a fight between Sword Art Online’s Kirito and Valkyria Chronicles’ Selvaria Bles? Well wonder no longer as we answer this question and many others as the Up All Night Stream plays mega-crossover fighting game Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax.Stream Finished. Thanks for watching. You…
Japan's popular series about life inside video games is getting another game. It lets you fly.
Fourteen episodes in, Sword Art Online II has finished its first arc; and if you were let down after the first anime's second half, let me assure you, Sword Art Online is back and in grand style.
We are now six weeks into the summer anime season, and with 44 new anime on the air it can be more than a little difficult to know which ones to watch. Luckily, we at Kotaku East are here to help with our recommendations.
Sword Art Online is an anime series about 6000 players trapped in a VR MMORPG. So what could be more apt than playing a Sword Art Online game with the Oculus Rift VR headset?