Sword Art Online Sword Art Online (ソードアート・オンライン, Sōdoāto Onrain) is a light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. The series has currently 10 volumes. It was written as a Web novel with the penname "Kunori Fumio" since 2002, and was published in 2009 at the same time as Accel World, in the label Dengeki Bunko. The legendary novel made an appearance with browsing numbers exceeding 6.5 million page views recorded at the personal website. Baka Tsuki Novel Page (http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Sword_Art_Online) So as to not cluster the anime thread with spoilers every so often I decided to make a Light Novel thread so people can just let loose without consequences.