Sword Art Online II - Part 1 of 4 - Collector's EditionTV Series
In 2022, the Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG), Sword Art Online (SAO), is released. With Nerve Gear, a virtual reality helmet that stimulates the user's five senses via the brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds. On November 6, all the players log in for the first time, and discover that they are unable to log out. They are then informed by Kayaba Akihiko, the creator of SAO, that if they wish to be free, they must reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if their avatars die in-game, their bodies will die in the real world. The story follows Kirito, a skilled player who is determined to beat the game. As the game progresses for two years, Kirito eventually befriends a female player named Asuna he ultimately falls in love with.