Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2002 to Sep 26, 2002
Premiered: Spring 2002
Broadcast: Thursdays at Unknown
Producers: Bandai Visual, Yomiko Advertising, Bandai, CyberConnect2
Licensors: Funimation, Bandai Entertainment
Studios: Bee Train
Genres: Game, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Mystery, Magic, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Type: DVD, Dual Audio
Characters & Voice Actors
ED1: “Yasashii Yoake (優しい夜明け)” by See-Saw
13: Twilight Eye
23: The Eve
24: Net Slum
Deceptively seen as about MMOs. This is just the setting. Themes of self worth, belonging and acceptance are the true nature of this story.
The best anime of its kind.
Being trapped in a MMORPG before it was cool.
Fully-immersive VR is a guilty pleasure of mine, but SAO honestly does it far better
Liked it better then most of the modern day virtual reality anime.
Cool concept and music but episodes drag on forever with nothing but meaningless talking to entertain you. Extremely boring at parts.
A simulated reality without much of a usual MMORPG mumbo-jumbo. Definitely worth watching.