A 2009-current light novel series by Kawahara Reki, with illustrations by Abec. Initially written in 2002 for the ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Game Novel Prize (now Dengeki Novel Prize), the author refrained from sending it in due to exceeding the page limit. Kawahara Reki published it as a web novel and later added 3 more volumes and short stories to the series. After winning the Dengeki Novel Prize Grand Prize in 2008 for Accel World, ASCII Media Works requested that aside from Accel World if they could also publish Sword Art Online as well. The author agreed and withdrew the web novel version. The series was republished in light novel format in 2009. It also has 3 manga adaptions and a Summer 2012 anime adaption by A-1 Pictures.
Characters - Game: Sword Art Online (SAO)
- Avatar Name (Real Name - where necessary)
- Game Master (Kayaba Akihiko)
- Pina (Silica's pet)
Characters - Real Life
Characters - Game: ALfheim Online (ALO)
Characters - Game: Gun Gale Online (GGO)
Characters - Game: Underworld
General tags unique to this series
The following tags are aliased to this tag: /sao.