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Discussion in 'Akihabara Novel Corner' started by Kurokami Medaka, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Kurokami Medaka Daemon-Eater

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    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.:amuse
     
  2. Kirito &#32

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    I wish to join the -

    oh. :oh
     
  3. Kurokami Medaka Daemon-Eater

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    ^You did that on purpose, didn't you?:maybe
     
  4. Kirito &#32

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    Finished reading the first four volumes, enjoyed them quite a bit.

    Not to read the fifth novel.
     
  6. Last of the Blendermods 『 Thank you... be well 』 Moderator

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    I'm on the... 7th? or was it 8th?... anyway it's the one after Mother's Rosario... and I'm at the "Area PK Mistery"...

    HOLY CRAP THIS IS SO NOT LIKE THE ANIME...

    I'm glad they changed all that STUFF THAT WOULD GIVE AWAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION... like omitting the ramen thing...

    also... this part is ridiculous...
     
  7. Kevintju One Piece Rocks!

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    Awesome, thanks for the link to the translated novels. I'm really interested in reading these.
     
  8. Kurokami Medaka Daemon-Eater

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    You remind me I gotta start reading again, can't seem to find the time right now though. Woe is me.:cry
     
  9. Eki Half Baked

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    Ah, what a nice find for me. Lately I've taken a liking to Light Novels. Thanks for this.
     
  10. Muk Let's play a game, Ophelia

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    vol 10 is completed :D
     
  11. reaperunique I3

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    How long is the ALO arc? It seems like a damsel in distress arc which sounds stupid.
     
  12. Kurokami Medaka Daemon-Eater

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    Its two volumes in volumes 3 and 4. If you don't like Kirito giving his all to get Asuna back then your wasting your time. Though as for me, it was a great ride.
     
  13. reaperunique I3

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    Didn't say that, I said: "it sounds stupid".

    I said that because with these kind of things I expect stupid actions from the MC that could have prevent further dragging out the actual saving.

    If it's good action and Kirito doesn't do stupid shit I'm in. But since I've already read the SAO arc I might as well continue, whether it sucks or not.
     
  14. Hatchetman Deathmetal Stoner

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    i haven't read it for fear of spoiling the anime, but now that the 1st story is done, how does the written stack up with the anime?
     
  15. Kurokami Medaka Daemon-Eater

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    Well Light Novels are always better than anime adaptations since your reading from the point of view of a character and your reading what Kirito is thinking and feeling. Thus it will have a bigger impact on the reader. The anime of course can't portray that very well. In saying that, I enjoyed the anime version as well. Just not as much as the LN.
     
  16. AsunA /人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\

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    So I'm halfway through Volume 5. Everyone is already updated to Volume 10?
     
  17. Muk Let's play a game, Ophelia

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    i am up to vol 10.
    Spoiler:

    i kinda can't get into the whole alicization while knowing that asuna is like right next to kirito and can't join him on his adventure. i want another kirito + asuna adventure :argh
     
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    I'm starting Alicization and I wish I didn't read that last post...

    please mind the spoiler tags guys...
     
  19. Eki Half Baked

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    I finished Vol. 10 last night. I really like the Alicization arc. Much better than novels 5, 6, 7, and 8.
     
  20. urca In a Date With Fate

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    Guys,I read somewhere (and my memory's vague,so bear with me in this explanation) about Klein saving someone and the author released an alternative ending of what would've happened if Klein didn't save him,any idea what's that all about and in what volume it is on?
    Thanks guys :33
     
  21. Eki Half Baked

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    Mmm, i don't remember ever reading something like that. It might be in the "Side stories" section. I have yet to read those ones.
     
  22. Kurokami Medaka Daemon-Eater

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    Your looking for the Caliber SS story. Its recommended you read the Caliber story from volume 8 before reading this.

    Caliber SS Story (http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Sword_Art_Online:Caliber_SS)

    SAO progressive translations has gotten started just to let people know.
     
  23. Jirou ★☆

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    Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Volume: 2014 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-01-03/top-selling-light-novels-in-japan-by-volume-2014/.82854)
    Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Series: 2014 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-01-03/top-selling-light-novels-in-japan-by-series-2014/.82853)

    This series just never gets old.
     
  24. Vandal Savage The Magician Administrator

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    I knew that SAO was absurdly popular but I never paid attention to it in relation to its peers. Only Kagerou Daze and Mahouka compare. Its tripling and quadrupling other popular series' numbers. :geg
     
  25. Roman ABSOLUTE JUSTICE

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    Anyone know where one can find fan translations now that Bakatsuki decided to drop it?
     
  26. Vandal Savage The Magician Administrator

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    Hope this helps (http://www.narutoforums.com/showpost.php?p=52611214&postcount=40).

    I believe the newer volumes are being translated here (https://defan752.wordpress.com/).
     
  27. Roman ABSOLUTE JUSTICE

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    I can't seem to access the first link.
     
  28. Vandal Savage The Magician Administrator

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    I'll PM you the details.
     
  29. Zoro Grandmaster

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    Can someone give me the link where I can read the novel? Plz
     
  30. Iijyanaika Seoul Ghoul

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    anyone still follow this? Just picked up vol 16 today. Can't remember where i left off with Progressive. Ishkan is feautred on the back of the LN so it seems we'll get a nice fight with him in the war.
     

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