The Three Realms Online Shop
Ning Xiaofan was an unremarkable teenager from a poor family who was often bullied by his classmates, until one day, when a magical app called the "Three Realms Online Shop" suddenly appeared on his phone. Ever since then, Ning Xiaofan's life has been thrust onto a completely different path, taking him from zero to hero.
Izu Takashi was just playing the online game "Argate Online" as usual, but he suddenly noticed something strange, his level is now 1!? Also, he can not log out and the pain control function does not work anymore... It seems like he wandered into another world-like game that became a reality... (Source: MU)
A series of 4-panel comic strips that touch on the days of Aincrad in a comedic viewpoint.
Online: The Comic
Mai Yashiro (22) was an average office worker until the day a video game console arrived in her mailbox. The game she is forced to play, "Nightmare," is a dangerous game in which one risks both the lives of the ones they love and their own body!! If you refuse to play, those dear to you die. If you lose battles in the game, parts of your body (your arms or legs, your voice, etc.) cease functioning. The horror of this game spreads throughout society in a flash, and, to fight it, Mai's company creates a "Nightmare" Strategy Team. After being assigned to this team, Mai and her dependable comrades boldly rise up against this hellish game. Adapted from the super-popular novel which has received over 40,000,000 hits online!! (Source: MangaBox)
Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
The story follows Karen Kohiruimaki, a 183-centimeter-tall (6-foot-tall) college student who's insecure about her height, and is bad at dealing with people in the real world. She enters the world of Gun Gale Online with her avatar, Ren, who is less than 150 centimeters (5 feet) tall and wears all pink. She meets a beautiful, brown-skinned female player who goes by Pitohui. They hit it off, but one day Pitohui pressures her to participate in "Squad Jam," a team battle royale variation of the Bullet of Bullets tournament. (Source: ANN)
Sword Art Online
In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online-a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other-opens its virtual doors, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in the game world by manipulating their brain waves to create a wholly realistic gaming experience. But when the game goes live, the elation of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover that, for all its amazing features, SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG-a log-out button. Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies held captive by NerveGear in the real world, users are issued a chilling ultimatum: conquer all one hundred floors of Aincrad to regain your freedom. But in the warped world of SAO, "game over" means certain death-both virtual and real... (Source: Yen Press)
Only Sense Online
Utilizing a system called "Sense," each player aims to create their unique character in the VRMMORPG "Only Sense Online." Joining this realm is Yun, an absolute beginner in the world of gaming, equipped with some of the worst customized "Sense" ever. While his two sisters, both veterans in this world, criticize his choices of equipment, he continues to delve into the skill sets he has acquired. Along his way, he meets the art of "production" and people that have mastered this art. Watch as a total novice creates a revolution in the gaming world and create the "ultimate" support class. (Source: MangaHelpers)
Sword Art Online: Progressive
"This game is impossible to clear. It's just a matter of when, where and how you die." Kayaba Akihiko's death game has been up for one month. This incredibly difficult VRMMO has already claimed 2000 victims. It's the day of the 1st floor boss strategy meeting. The solo player Kirito, who's decided to only strengthen himself, meets a rare female player on the current front lines, while heading to the meeting around noon. Fighting alone against the strong monsters, she was like a meteor cutting the night sky. A compilation of Aria in the Starless Night, where Kirito becomes known as the Black Swordsman, the events concerning the 2nd floor boss clearing, and Rondo of the Transient Blade, the sad tale of a young male blacksmith. (Source: Volume 1 description)
Sword Art Online: Calibur
On December 28, 2025, Suguha showed Kazuto a news article that the Holy Sword Excalibur in ALfheim Online had been found. Excalibur was the rarest and most powerful sword in ALO, but, although they had found the sword nearly a year ago, they were not able to break through the guardians of the dungeon that the sword was held in, until they ended up temporarily forgetting about the sword due to more important matters. However, Kazuto was then told that the weapon had only been discovered so far, but not yet acquired. Thus Kazuto called Asuna, Lisbeth, Silica, Klein and Sinon to form a full party and attempt to clear the dungeon again. However, after they arrived at Jötunheimr and got on Tonkii's back, they discovered that the other players discovered the location of the item via a quest that required slaughtering the beast-type Evil Gods. (Source: Sword Art Online Wikia)
Sword Art Online: Aincrad
In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online—a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other—opens its virtual doors, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in the game world by manipulating their brain waves to create a wholly realistic gaming experience. But when the game goes live, the elation of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover that, for all its amazing features, SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG—a log-out button. Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies held captive by NerveGear in the real world, users are issued a chilling ultimatum: conquer all one hundred floors of Aincrad to regain your freedom. But in the warped world of SAO, "game over" means certain death-both virtual and real... (Source: Yen Press)
Sword Art Online: Project Alicization
Kirito awakens in a vast, fantastical forest filled with towering trees. In his search for clues to the truth of his surroundings, he encounters a young boy who seems to know him. He ought to be a simple NPC, but the depth of his emotions seem no different than a human. As they search for the boy's parents, Kirito finds a peculiar memory returning to him. A memory from his own childhood, of this boy and a girl, too, with golden hair, and a name he should have never forgotten—Alice. (Source: Yen Press)
Sword Art Online: Mother's Rosario
While Asuna, Leafa, Silica and Lisbeth were doing their homework in Kirito and Asuna's Log House on the 22nd Floor of New Aincrad, Lisbeth informed Asuna of a player known as "Zekken" (Absolute Sword) who was challenging players on the 24th Floor, while offering an 11-hit Original Sword Skill as a reward. Asuna was told that the mysterious player had actually converted from a different game and that over thirty players who had attempted to challenge the player, including Leafa and even Kirito, were defeated. Hearing that Kirito had said something to the player before being defeated and not sharing what he had said with the others and thinking that the mysterious player had come for a reason, Asuna decided to challenge the player as well. To her surprise, the player was actually a girl named Yuuki. (Source: SAO Wikia)
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization takes place in Sword Art: Origin, a restoration of Aincrad with intentions of research and development in the year 2026, three years after the original Sword Art Online event.
Sword Art Online Side Stories
Two side stories bundled with limited editions of anime Blu-ray/DVD.
Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet
It has been a full year since the end of the Sword Art Online incident and ten months since the end of the ALfheim Online incident. Although things had returned to normal for some time, mysterious incidents occur in another VRMMO game, called Gun Gale Online (GGO), when in two instances, a player in the game is shot by a mysterious person in a mantle who calls himself "Death Gun" and the shot player mysteriously disconnects after a few seconds, only for their real body to be found dead days later. After the second such incident, Kirigaya Kazuto is asked by a member of the VR Crimes Division, Kikuoka Seijirou, to investigate the rumours that the incidents in-game are related to the deaths of the players in the real world. After hearing that Death Gun has a requirement for his targets: the people he supposedly kills are all top players, Kazuto agrees to convert his ALfheim Online avatar into Gun Gale Online using The Seed's character conversion feature to enter the most well known tournament in the game, the Bullet of Bullets, to draw the attention of the mysterious Death Gun. (Source: Sword Art Online Wikia)
Sword Art Online: Girls Ops
Follows the heroines from the Aincrad arc through their various adventures in the real world at the SAO Survivor School and in the virtual world of ALfheim Online.
Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance
Kazuto Kirigaya has survived the death game of Aincrad masterminded by Akihiko Kayaba, programmer of Sword Art Online, and made it back to the real world. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Asuna Yuuki (aka Asuna the Flash), the girl Kirito fell in love with in the game world and who has yet to awaken from her seemingly endless slumber. As his sister, Suguha, sadly looks on, Kazuto continues to visit Asuna in the hospital in the hope of finding answers... But one day, the answers suddenly find him in the form of a man who claims to be Asuna's fiancé?! With him, the man brings an in-game screenshot of someone who looks a lot like Asuna being held captive! Now Kirito must dive into an all-new VRMMORPG, ALfheim Online, to bring Asuna home!! (Source: Yen Press)
Sword Art Online dj - Lisbeth Edition
A doujinshi co-authored by Kawahara Reki, under the pen-name of Kunori Fumio, and ponz on Sword Art Online. Note: Part comic/novel doujinshi. Novel by Kawahara Reki, manga by ponz. The contents are: "Sound of Water, Sound of Hammer" - Kunori Fumio "Extraordinary Ordinary Days" - ponz
Sword Art Online dj - Silica Edition
A doujinshi co-authored by Kawahara Reki, under the pen-name of Kunori Fumio, and Kurusu Tatsuya on Sword Art Online. Note: Part comic/novel doujinshi. Novel by Kawahara Reki, manga by Kurusu Tatsuya. The contents are: "The Final Promise" "A Spot of Sunshine in the Winter"
Gekijouban Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale
In 2022, the world of virtual reality was upended by the arrival of a new invention from a genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba, called NerveGear. It was the first full-dive system, and with it, came endless possibilities to VRMMORPGs. In 2026, a new machine called the Augma is developed to compete against the NerveGear and its successor, the Amusphere. A next-gen wearable device, the Augma doesn't have a full-dive function like its predecessors. Instead, it uses Augmented Reality (AR) to get players into the game. It is safe, user-friendly and lets users play while they are conscious, making it an instant hit on the market. The most popular game on the system is "Ordinal Scale" (OS), an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma. Asuna and the gang have already been playing OS for a while, by the time Kirito decides to join them. They're about to find out that Ordinal Scale isn't all fun and games... (Source: Aniplex USA)
Only Sense Online: Hakugin no Muse
A side story of Only Sense Online that focuses on Myu.
Sword Art Online: Celeste no Yousei
FantasySci-FiSlice of Life
"...And so, this short story became ‘A tale of Kirito riding a bicycle’, but it’s a story I wanted to write since the past as well, so I would be glad if you enjoyed it. I’ll write a story that involves playing games next time." (Kawahara Reki in this story´s afterword) (Source: Tap-Trans)
Sword Art Online Alternative: Clover's Regret
Asuka Empire—a long-living Japanese-style VRMMO game that started service in the midst of the SAO Incident. This game, where Yuuki, Ran and the others formed the Sleeping Knights guild, also had a hidden story―― The battle miko Nayuta and the ninja Koyomi. The two girls who met in Asuka Empire by chance and became friends encountered a strange priest in-game. The elderly priest wished to request help from a "detective" to "solve" a certain quest and he planned to pay 1,000,000 yen for the job. The two girls were shocked by the exorbitant payment, but the detective who accepted the strange request was an equally strange young man. All of his stat points were invested into luck―meaning that he was a tricky player who was absolutely weak in battle, but had an extremely high rare item drop rate... The solution of the mystery in a cutting-edge VRMMO world by the shady detective, along with the two girls, now begins. (Source: Dreadful Decoding)
Sword Art Online dj - Pina Edition
1. The Fourteenth Autumn (十四回目の秋); Aincrad 35th floor, October 4, 2024 Brief story about Silica and Kirito approximately one month before the clearing of SAO. Also introduces the «Angel's Ring», which is used later in Sword Art Online: Girls Ops.
Sword Art Online Iden: Kibaou-han!
A spin-off of the Sword Art Online series focusing on Kibaou.
Sword Art Online SS: Calibur SS-han
The alternative version to the Caliber SS from volume 8, where they decided not to save Freyja in the dungeon. The SS in the title means 少し失敗 (sukoshi shippai) which translates to Slight Failure.
Touken Ranbu Online Anthology Comic: 4-koma Ranbu!
A 4-koma anthology of Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- by various artists. It's the year 2205 AD, stories of the old days are slowly being modified by unknown, evil forces. As a sage, you have the ability to bring life to inanimate objects. Your duty is to bring these blades to life, create an army, and defeat the enemies! (Source: MU)
Touken Ranbu Online Anthology Comic: Touken Danshi Makuaigeki
An anthology of Touken Ranbu by various mangaka.