Sword Art Online Vol. 9: Alicization Beginning 
Of course, there was nothing much more to be said about the
virtual world. The Nerve Gear and AmuSphere had had a pain
absorption function that could remove them almost completely,
and the level to which it did so was such that I would wonder if
it was too overprotective. Because of this, damage in battles
was just a simple increase or decrease in Hit Points. Oh yeah,
if such pain existed in Aincrad, I would definitely have been
unable to leave the Starting City.

Underworld was a dreamland that was created,
and also another reality.
-Alicization Beginning Chapter 1
  Sword Art Online Vol. 7: Mother's Rosario
"Since Absolute Sword's so strong, is it possible that... it's someone from SAO?"
In response to the whispered question, Lisbeth nodded with a
serious expression on her face."I suspected that. But when I
asked Kirito what he thought after his fight with Absolute
"What did Kirito-kun say...?"
"He said that there was no way Absolute Sword was originally a
SAO player. His reason being..."

"He said that if Absolute Sword existed in that world,
«Dual Blades» would've been given to that person instead."
-Mother's Rosario ,Chapter 1

Sword Art Online - First Day [Volume 8: Short Story] || 

This short story tells the continuation of the events that follow the announcement made by Kayaba Akihiko in the Starting City (first floor Aincrad) during the first day of SAO’s official service. Read to find out what happens to Kirito after he leaves Klein behind in the Starting City!

I’m waiting for a better scan of this picture to edit! ><

This was one of the illustration included in the extra story wrote by Kawahara Reki and illustrated by abec-san! The story is included in the limited Bluray edition! I believe it’s related to Kirito and Asuna getting married. Not 100% sure though! Either way, this is a nice illustration!

[Sword Art Online] Kirito Icon Set A

  • 100px by 100px
  • 20 Different Icons
  • Choice between border & no border

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Special thanks goes to sao-caps for the original screencaps.


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 Sword Art Online Vol. 5: Phantom Bullet
There was a thin gap at the front side of the glove that looked like a tattered bandage, probably a little higher from the
inside of the wrist. From there, I could see his pale skin. And on the skin, there was a squared tattoo about 5cm wide. It was a Western Coffin that was drawn in a manga style. The lid
showed a mysterious smiling face, and the lid was slightly open.
A white arm reached out from the darkness inside, waving at anyone it saw. At that other world, another guy used poisoned
water to numb me and got ready to kill me. At that time, he had a similar tattoo too.

That was the emblem of «Laughing Coffin».
-Chaptr 6, Phantom Bullet
Sword Art Online Anime to Light Novel Comparison

You may call this shameless advertising. Honestly, the SAO tags is really annoying. Even though I don’t go on it anymore, the annoyance still manages to leak out and reach me. To the people who are making a thousand of silly theories and to the people with a thousand of questions/complaints about plot holes…READ MY SAO ANIME TO LIGHT NOVEL COMPARISON. They may help you guys to understand the anime a lot better and as a result will make the SAO tags a better place to frequent. I won’t force you to read them since they are lengthy (really lengthy). However, if you care or are just curious as for what the anime left out…please read them. They are spoiler free, meaning NO spoilers.

If you don’t want to read my comparisons but want to read the actual novels, take a look at my [Guide] How to read SAO Light Novels.

The comparisons for episode 15 is not finished yet. As for episode 16, I didn’t even watch it yet because I am still waiting for UTWoots subs.