SAO EPISODE 16 – The Land of Fairies (妖精たちの国)
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Synopsis: Kazuto visits Agil, who explains that the screenshot he transmitted was originated from ALfheim Online, an MMO where players assume the role of fairies competent of flight. He explains that the physical body resembling Asuna was spotted someplace on the game’s World Tree. Acknowledging that RECTO produced the game, Kazuto determines to wear his Nervegear once more and take up his role as Kirito in ALfheim Online. After choosing his persona race as a Spriggan and diving in, he moves into a unknown warphole which directs him to a woodland, where he witnesses to his surprise that his stats are indistinguishable to his SAO avatar’s, with the exclusion of his dual wielding skill. He also learns that he still has the SAO in-game item comprising Yui’s data, which he triggers to bring in Yui into ALfheim as a Navigation Pixie. Yui derives that the game is made using a copy of SAO’s servers, which was why all commons skills and stats from SAO had been carried over to Kirito’s ALfheim avatar. As Kirito gets accustomed his flight controls, 2 Sylph players named Leafa and Recon are being pursued by Salamander players. Just as Recon is thwarted and Leafa outnumbered, Kirito barge in before her and intervenes to assist defeat the assaulters.
SAO EPISODE 15 – Return (帰還)
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Synopsis: Two months after being free of SAO, Kazuto remains affected with nightmares about Asuna. Since his two-year coma in the experience, his sis, Suguha, has been regularly concerning about him. The couple have a kendo fre, and though Kazuto drops, Suguha is both stunned and inquisitive about his uncommon yet efficient blade battling abilities due to his period in SAO. Later, Kazuto goes to the medical center to see Asuna who along with 300 other gamers, has yet to awaken even after the SAO occurrence. It is there that he meets Asuna’s dad, Nobuyuki Sugou. Much to Kazuto’s rage, Sugou shows him that he plans to be implemented into Asuna’s close relatives while she is still comatose as a forerunner to wedding. Declaring that this is his right since it was his organization, RECTO Improvement Inc., had been maintaining Asuna in existence after SAO’s designer Argus went broke, he shows Kazuto that the wedding will happen weekly and shows him not to see her again. Later at house, Kazuto smashes down before Suguha, who shows him not to provide up, despite understanding Kazuto is actually her relative and sheltering her own emotions for him. The next day, Kazuto gets an e-mail from Agil with a screen shot of an character similar to Asuna from another activity. Click here to read the full storyline of Sword Art Online Episode 15.
SAO EPISODE 14 – The End of the World (世界の終焉)
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Synopsis: After the group surpasses the Death Reaper, having difficulties 14 injuries in the fight, Kirito deduces that Heathcliff is, actually, Akihiko Kayaba himself. Akihiko paralyses everyone except Kirito, and then provides Kirito to be able to cope with him in a one-on-one the several where, should Kirito win, Akihiko would log out all the remaining players. After offering his best wishes to the others, Kirito allows the process but is not able to get over Akihiko’s overall security and loving understanding of the mission’s methods. As Akihiko makes the finishing hit, Asuna triumphs over her paralysis and needs the hit instead, losing all her HP and disappearing consequently. Struggling by Asuna’s deaths, Kirito falls the will to fight and gets a crucial cut from Akihiko. However, at the aspect of deaths, Kirito remembers Asuna’s understanding in him and re-materializes to defeat Akihiko using Asuna’s knife. They are both killed simultaneously and the encounter is declared eliminated on Nov 7, 2024. Kirito then awakens excellent above the encounter world, where he finds both Asuna and Akihiko. Akihiko reveals Kirito and Asuna that he has finalized out all the other players as assured, and also explains his requirements for creating Blade Art Online before disappearing. Kirito and Asuna then tell one another their real headings, Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna Yūki, and take each other as the planet falls apart. To his surprise, Kazuto awakens in a hospital in real and, despite being actually inadequate, locations off to look for for the real Asuna.
SAO EPISODE 13 – The Depths of Hell (奈落の淵)
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Synopsis: Kirito meets Nishida, an old bald fisherman who frequents Coral Village Lake. He asks Kirito for a favor to help catch the enormous fish lurking in the water. When they successfully pull out the fish, it turns out to be one of those amphibious dangerous monsters. Asuna defeats it easily with her green-charged unsheathed rapier. While celebrating her victory, Kirito receives an message from Heathcliff, requesting the couple to return to KOB (Knights of Blood) Headquarter immediately for an important meeting. Heathcliff explains that one of the earlier party sent to 75th Floor for Boss Raid has been defeated without a trace. They decided to defeat the boss by using full force with all guilds combined. Upon stepping foot into Boss Room, the evil monster is nowhere to be seen. The door behind them close shut and vanishes in thin air. Minutes later, Asuna discovers the boss who is lurking in the ceiling and warns the rest. Many players were slaughtered by The Skull Reaper (Boss) by its 3-meters razor sharp dual bone scythes. Heathcliff, Kirito and Asuna took in charge of handling the boss scythes while the rest of the boss raiders, including Klein and Egil, learn its pattern and attack from its side while avoiding Skull Reaper’s tail attack.
SAO EPISODE 12 – “Yui’s Heart” (朝露の少女)
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Synopsis: Yulier meets Asuna and Kirito to seek their help in rescuing her guild leader, Thinker, who is trapped in the dungeon. The couple were suspicious whether she is telling the truth but Yui tells them its alright to believe in her. Upon seeing her guild leader who is seeking shelter in safety zone, Thinker warns them there is a dangerous boss monster lurking in the darkness of the corridors. Asuna advices Yulier to teleport away with Thinker and Yui before assisting Kirito in fighting against the boss. However, they were knockback easily with half of their HP gone. Before Yui is teleported, she goes in front of the couple to protect them and destroys the boss with 1 slash of her summoned flame sword. Yui finally regains her memories and enlightens Kirito and Asuna about her real identity before disappearing into thin air due to disobeying Cardinal’s order to not interfere with human activities. Before Yui’s program is being deleted, Kirito saves her by saving her existence into his NerveGears Cache Memory. All of them later meet at Town of Beginnings to say their goodbye to Thinker, Yulier, Sasha and the children before heading back to their home at Coral Village. Kirito comforts Asuna that one day they will meet Yui again in the real world.
BSP EPISODE 01 – “Pirates, Coming Through” (海賊、罷り通る)
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SAO EPISODE 11 – “The Morning Dew Girl” (朝露の少女)
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Kirito and Asuna have their break in 22nd floor where they purchase a house in a secluded village. They found a wandering girl in the forest while spending time together touring new places. Surprisingly, the girl they found had no cursor above her, assuming it was a game glitch. They brought the girl to their home and when she woke up, she wasn’t able to recall anything but her name Yui. She couldn’t pronounce Kirito and Asuna name properly, so she called them “papa” and “mama” respectively. Believing that she got lost from her family or relative, they decided to bring Yui to Town of Beginnings located in the 1st Floor of Aincrad to find her guardian before they could return to the front lines. They find a young woman named Sasha and the children she takes care of were harassed by the Army for taxes. Asuna attacks their leader and the rest of the soldiers flee panicking. As Sasha and the children thank her for her rescue, Yui reaches towards the sky and mummers “Everyone’s hearts” repeatedly. Asuna rushes to her side and asks whether she remembered something. Yui enlightens them that she has never visited this city before. Abruptly, her eyes widened and mysterious static sound appeared from nowhere affects everyone and finally Yui faints.