Sword Art Online: Extra Edition (2024)

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Synonyms: S.A.O: Extra Edition, SAO: Extra Edition

Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン Extra Edition

English: Sword Art Online: Extra Edition

Spanish: Sword Art Online Extra Edition

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Type: Special

Episodes: 1

Status: Finished Airing

Aired: Dec 31, 2013

Producers: Aniplex

Licensors: Aniplex of America

Studios: A-1 Pictures

Source: Light novel

Genres: Action, Fantasy

Theme: Video Game

Duration: 1 hr. 41 min.

Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.551 (scored by 190,297 users)

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Ranked: #64902

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Popularity: #758

Members: 318,990

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The story is set a couple of years after the events of Sword Art Online, where Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya and his sister Suguha meet up with Asuna Yuuki, Rika "Lisbeth" Shinozaki, and Keiko "Silica" Ayano at the SAO Survivor School. Kirito then attends emergency counseling, while the girls go for a swim at the pool. It turns out that said "emergency counseling" is a subterfuge set up by Seijirou Kikuoka, aiming to rehash the incident of Sword Art Online in hopes of determining Akihiko Kayaba's motives. What will the girls get up to in the pool, and what awaits Kirito and his "counseling"?

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Adaptation (Light Novel)

Sword Art Online

Prequel (TV)

Sword Art Online

Sequel (TV)

Sword Art Online II

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kirigaya, Kazuto


Matsuoka, Yosh*tsugu

Yuuki, Asuna


Tomatsu, Haruka

Kirigaya, Suguha


Taketatsu, Ayana



Itou, Kanae

Tsuboi, Ryoutarou


Hirata, Hiroaki

Ayano, Keiko


Hidaka, Rina

Shinozaki, Rika


Takagaki, Ayahi



Hayami, Saori

Kayaba, Akihiko


Yamadera, Kouichi

Mills, Andrew Gilbert


Yasumoto, Hiroki

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Miki, Kazuma


Niwa, Masami

Assistant Producer

Iwanami, Yoshikazu

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Heo, Pyeonggang

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"Niji no Oto (虹の音)" by Eir Aoi

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19 Mixed Feelings

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Dec 31, 2013



First and foremost, if you ever plan on or have considered watching this special, I'm assuming you've seen the first season, otherwise, there's no real reason for you to be here. Because this is a special, my rating for it is not based on complete quality of the special on its own, but how the special relates to the first season. A special is an addendum to a series; it's like an extra episode. Keep that in mind while reading my review.

Examining the special piece by piece, I will start with the basics: art and sound. As I mentioned before, if you're considering watching this ...

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Dec 31, 2013


Mixed Feelings

Happy New Years, everyone! To summarize this review, the first 80 minutes are flashbacks while the last 20 are a decent new bit. Also, People who take offense to stuff people say on the Internet are idiots.

If you are wondering whether you should watch this, ask yourself this question: Do you really want to relive this sh*t again? If your answer was a “Yes” in any way, shape or form, man, you are some serious masoch*st and really should be rethinking your life choices. It made me rethink my life choices, I mean like, why am I watching this and not Monster, Legend of the ...

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Jan 1, 2014


Not Recommended

Loved Sword Art Online so much that you want to see it again? Than this is the show for you... because essentially that is what this extra edition is - the same soundtrack, art, clips and even the opening song. Basically it is like most every OVA/"special episode"/or first film - the dreaded recap.

Yes, I may come off as unnecessarily harsh but the fact is that very little new content is introduced in what is about a feature length film (~100 minutes) in regards to plot and character development. It starts of well though - Kirito has a "special" appointment with the counselor which seemed ...

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