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S1:E1 The World of Swords

Sword Art Online (Anime)
07/07/2012 11:49 am EDT

In the near future, a virtual reality game called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with ...read more In the near future, a virtual reality game called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies. One day players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now. show less

S1:E2 Beater

Sword Art Online (Anime)
07/14/2012 11:50 am EDT

It's been one month since the players' entrapment in the game. Nearly 2000 people have died and the first floor ...read more It's been one month since the players' entrapment in the game. Nearly 2000 people have died and the first floor hasn't been cleared yet. show less

S1:E3 The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Sword Art Online (Anime)
07/21/2012 11:51 am EDT

Kirito faces the consequences after witnessing the deaths of some of his friends in reality.

S1:E4 The Black Swordsman

Sword Art Online (Anime)
07/28/2012 11:51 am EDT

Dragon Tamer Silca leaves her group and pays the ultimate price. But before she is killed, Kirito offers her a choice that could ...read more Dragon Tamer Silca leaves her group and pays the ultimate price. But before she is killed, Kirito offers her a choice that could have saved her life. show less

S1:E5 A Crime Within the Walls

Sword Art Online (Anime)
08/04/2012 11:52 am EDT

A player has been killed inside a safe zone and not by one of the known means. Asuna and Krito take it upon themselves to find ...read more A player has been killed inside a safe zone and not by one of the known means. Asuna and Krito take it upon themselves to find out how and why this happened. show less

S1:E6 Illusionary Avenger

Sword Art Online (Anime)
08/11/2012 11:52 am EDT

After much investigating, Kirito figured out how players are dying in the safe zone and now he has to figure out why. ...read more After much investigating, Kirito figured out how players are dying in the safe zone and now he has to figure out why. Unfortunately danger is just around the corner. show less

S1:E7 The Warmth of the Heart

Sword Art Online (Anime)
08/18/2012 11:53 am EDT

Kirito seeks the help of Asuna's friend, Lisbeth, to craft a custom made sword.

S1:E8 Black and White Sword Dance

Sword Art Online (Anime)
08/25/2012 11:53 am EDT

Kirito begins a rivalry with Asuna's bodyguard, who is also a member of the Knights of the Blood Oath.

S1:E9 The Blue-Eyed Demon

Sword Art Online (Anime)
09/01/2012 11:54 am EDT

To save a group of players, including Asuna, from a boss character, Kirito is forced to play his trump card.

S1:E10 Seeing Red

Sword Art Online (Anime)
09/09/2012 11:54 am EDT

Kirito duels the leader of the Knights of the Blood Oath in exchange for Asuna's freedom.

S1:E11 The Morning Dew Girl

Sword Art Online (Anime)
09/21/2012 11:55 am EDT

A newly married couple is enjoying their time away from the frontlines. Unfortunately, a new guest will take them all the way ...read more A newly married couple is enjoying their time away from the frontlines. Unfortunately, a new guest will take them all the way back to the beginning. show less

S1:E12 Yui's Heart

Sword Art Online (Anime)
09/17/2012 11:55 am EDT

Yulier is second-in-command of the Liberation Army and has approached Kirito and Asuna for help. She needs to save her friend ...read more Yulier is second-in-command of the Liberation Army and has approached Kirito and Asuna for help. She needs to save her friend and her guild. show less

S1:E13 The Depths of Hell

Sword Art Online (Anime)
09/29/2012 11:56 am EDT

Kirito and Asuna's vacation is cut short when Heathcliff requests their return.

S1:E14 The End of the World

Sword Art Online (Anime)
10/06/2012 11:56 am EDT

It's game over. Kirito and Asuna spend their last moments together. Will they find one another again?

S1:E15 Return

Sword Art Online (Anime)
10/14/2012 11:57 am EDT

Kirigaya is adjusting to his life outside of the game, but he hasn't forgotten about Asuna. During a recent visit to the ...read more Kirigaya is adjusting to his life outside of the game, but he hasn't forgotten about Asuna. During a recent visit to the hospital he meets Sugou Nobuyuki. show less

S1:E16 The Land of Fairies

Sword Art Online (Anime)
10/21/2012 11:57 am EDT

A new MMO allows users to fly and encourages player killing. Kirito has joined this new game in search of Asuna and is ...read more A new MMO allows users to fly and encourages player killing. Kirito has joined this new game in search of Asuna and is pleasantly surprised with what he finds. show less

S1:E17 The Captive Queen

Sword Art Online (Anime)
10/28/2012 11:58 am EDT

As Kirito learns about the game and the hatred between the races from Leafa, Asuna learns the truth of her role from the Fairy ...read more As Kirito learns about the game and the hatred between the races from Leafa, Asuna learns the truth of her role from the Fairy King. show less

S1:E18 To the World Tree

Sword Art Online (Anime)
11/03/2012 11:58 am EDT

Leafa is making enemies when she leaves her area to team up with Kirito. On their way to neutral territory rules and areas are ...read more Leafa is making enemies when she leaves her area to team up with Kirito. On their way to neutral territory rules and areas are discussed. show less

S1:E19 The Lugru Corridor

Sword Art Online (Anime)
11/10/2012 11:58 am EST

Leafa realizes something isn't right when recon sends an ominous message. What does it mean and will Leafa and Kirito have ...read more Leafa realizes something isn't right when recon sends an ominous message. What does it mean and will Leafa and Kirito have time to figure it out? show less

S1:E20 General of the Blazing Flames

Sword Art Online (Anime)
11/17/2012 11:59 am EST

Kirito poses as an ambassador during a major meeting. If he can survive a fight against the Salamanders' General Eugene, his ...read more Kirito poses as an ambassador during a major meeting. If he can survive a fight against the Salamanders' General Eugene, his plan to prevent war might work. show less

S1:E21 The Truth Alfheim

Sword Art Online (Anime)
11/24/2012 11:59 am EST

While Asuna continues her attempt to escape, another woman in Kirito's life tries to make sense of her emotions.

S1:E22 Grand Quest

Sword Art Online (Anime)
12/01/2012 12:00 pm EST

Kirito's determination to save Asuna borders on sloppy and insane. His recklessness is stopped when Leafa suddenly logs out.

S1:E23 Bonds

Sword Art Online (Anime)
12/08/2012 12:00 pm EST

Even though a wall has been built between Kirito and Sugu he is determined to save Asuna. The next time he challenges the final ...read more Even though a wall has been built between Kirito and Sugu he is determined to save Asuna. The next time he challenges the final dungeon he won't be alone. show less

S1:E24 Plated Hero

Sword Art Online (Anime)
12/15/2012 12:01 pm EST

Kirito, Asuna, and Yui are finally together again, but the locks placed on Asuna are unbreakable. Before they have a chance to ...read more Kirito, Asuna, and Yui are finally together again, but the locks placed on Asuna are unbreakable. Before they have a chance to come up with a plan, the Fairy King makes his grand entrance. show less