Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Romance, Shounen
In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now... 1 year after the SAO incident, Kirito is approached by Seijiro Kikuoka from Japanâ€™s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department â€œVR Divisionâ€ with a rather peculiar request. That was an investigation on the â€œDeath Gunâ€ incident that occurred in the gun and steel filled VRMMO called Gun Gale Online (GGO). â€œPlayers who are shot by a mysterious avatar with a jet black gun lose their lives even in the real worldâ€¦â€ Failing to turn down Kikuokaâ€™s bizarre request, Kirito logs in to GGO even though he is not completely convinced that the virtual world could physically affect the real world. Kirito wanders in an unfamiliar world in order to gain any clues about the â€œDeath Gun.â€ Then, a female sniper named Sinon who owns a gigantic â€œHecate IIâ€ rifle extends Kirito a helping hand. With Sinonâ€™s help, Kirito decides to enter the â€œBullet of Bullets,â€ a large tournament to choose the most powerful gunner within the realm of GGO, in hopes to become the target of the â€œDeath Gunâ€ and make direct contact with the mysterious avatar.