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Reki Kawahara is the author of Sword Art Online Progressive 8 (light Novel) (2022), Sword Art Online 24 (light Novel) (2022), Sword Art Online 23 (light novel) (2021), Accel World, Vol. 25 (light novel) (2021) and other 193 books.

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Sword Art Online Progressive 8 (light Novel)

release date: May 17, 2022
Sword Art Online Progressive 8 (light Novel)
The protracted secret feud between the Nachtoy and the Korloy families, who control the casino on the seventh floor, takes an unpredictable turn when Kirito and Asuna intervene. But when Kirito attempts to expose the misdeeds of the Korloy family, he ends up stumbling into a trap. Now he has just two days to unravel a mystery, put an end to an unscrupulous conspiracy, and defeat the floor boss. It''s all leading up to a showdown in the arena where everything''s on the line!

Sword Art Online 24 (light Novel)

release date: Apr 19, 2022
Sword Art Online 24 (light Novel)
A reunion with Seijirou leads Kirito, Asuna, and Alice back to a version of the Underworld where 200 years have passed since the Great War. There, they find not only the descendants of Ronie and Tiese, but also a man claiming to be the leader of the Integrity Knights, whose eyes resemble his eyes-the one Kirito lost. Meanwhile, in the world of Unital Ring, the ultimate malice targeting Kirito and his friends finally reveals itself!

Sword Art Online 23 (light novel)

release date: Nov 09, 2021
Sword Art Online 23 (light novel)
As Kirito, Asuna, and Alice brave the wilds of the mysterious VRMMO “Unital Ring,” Sinon’s introduction to the world is no less harrowing. After numerous setbacks, she finds herself without friends, equipment, and only a few Thirst Points left to her name. Backed against a wall, she’ll need to defeat a terrifying boss monster to survive. Meanwhile, Kirito’s group splits up in order to both search for Sinon and defend their home, unaware that a mysterious assailant lies in wait...

Accel World, Vol. 25 (light novel)

release date: Nov 09, 2021
Accel World, Vol. 25 (light novel)
Following a narrow triumph against the Sun God Inti, Haruyuki and company are immediately faced with a new adversary: The Deity of Demise, Tezcatlipoca, whose appearance heralds the ends of the Accelerated World as they know it. To stand a chance against this powerhouse, Haruyuki will once again have to dig deep and discover new reserves of untapped power. At the same time, the battle against White Cosmos and her Legion enters its endgame. As the Burst Linkers fall one by one to these mighty foes, Haruyuki makes his most difficult decision yet...

Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Vol. 10 (light novel)

release date: Nov 09, 2021
Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Vol. 10 (light novel)
A BRAND-NEW BATTLEFIELD AWAITS! u200bJust a week after the ferocious Squad Jam 4, Llenn and LPFM face a devastating new challenge—with SHINC at their side! In a drastic departure from GGO’s usual player versus player tournaments, the latest event, The Five Ordeals, is all about fending off deadly computer-controlled enemies. That doesn’t mean the competition is any less fierce, though; the squad that clears the quest the fastest will come away with loot up to their eyeballs. But when the LPFM-SHINC alliance takes to the battleground, the first thing they encounter is…a talking dog?!

Sword Art Online: Project Alicization, Vol. 3 (manga)

release date: Jun 29, 2021
Sword Art Online: Project Alicization, Vol. 3 (manga)
“This might be a game, but it’s not something you play.” — Akihiko Kayaba, Sword Art Online programmer After Kirito and Eugeo’s brush with death in their fight against the goblins, it’s back to the Gigas Cedar, the massive tree that Eugeo’s destined to hack away at for the rest of his days. But Kirito feels a lot stronger now—even the Blue Rose Sword feels lighter in his hands. As he approaches the fearsome Gigas Cedar with a new “ax” in hand, he realizes that felling the giant just might be within the realm of possibility…

Sword Art Online 22 (light novel)

release date: Jun 22, 2021
Sword Art Online 22 (light novel)
Everyone knows that any good MMO has an abundance of side quests to complement the main storyline. With that in mind, join Kirito and friends for a peek behind the scenes across four all-new side stories! The Day Before: Kirito proposes to Asuna in-game and they begin their life as newlyweds. The Day After: Ever since arriving in ALO with a new avatar, Asuna’s been suffering from a form of withdrawal… Rainbow Bridge: After conquering the undersea temple, a mysterious conversation between Kraken and Leviathan sparks yet another adventure for Kirito’s party. Sister’s Prayer: A heartwarming tale of two siblings and their involvement with the Death Game.

Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Vol. 9 (light novel)

release date: Jun 22, 2021
Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Vol. 9 (light novel)
Sparks fly as the fourth Squad Jam barrels towards its pulse-pounding conclusion. But are they the sparks of romance or high-grade explosives? With a marriage on the line, Fire is determined to win by any means necessary, and manages to win SHINC’s assistance in overthrowing LPFM. Meanwhile, Llenn’s team finally meets up with Boss’s crew, but Fire’s squad is there and ready to rumble as well! Who will emerge the victor?!

Sword Art Online Progressive 7 (light Novel)

release date: Jan 18, 2022
Sword Art Online Progressive 7 (light Novel)
The seventh layer of Aincrad--a massive casino where over half of the game''s beta testers dropped out before launch. Kirito, too, lost everything in its Monster Arena back then. When an informant named Argo seduces Kirito and Asuna with knowledge that could aid in their investigation, the pair soon plunge into the casino''s dark underbelly once more. Meanwhile, the Elf War Quest also reaches a sudden turning point when a flurry of crises rock the Dark Elves'' home!

Sword Art Online: Girls' Ops, Vol. 7

release date: Jun 08, 2021
Sword Art Online: Girls' Ops, Vol. 7
To steal the recipe for the Fairy Mallet and complete their quest, Silica and company infiltrate the Elves and Shoemaker guild. But Granze, the guild’s leader, is not so easily outwitted—using the Gjallarhorn, a legendary instrument that summons a veritable army of soldiers to her side, she launches her assault! What’s more, the soldiers are created from old SAO data, and their leader bears an uncanny resemblance to the Black Swordsman...

Accel World, Vol. 24 (light novel)

release date: Apr 27, 2021
Accel World, Vol. 24 (light novel)
PREPARE FOR A FULL DIVE! u200bPhysical attacks and special abilities mean next to nothing against the overwhelming might of the Sun God Inti. However, its defeat is the key to reaching Snow White, which means the hopes of the six Legions once again rest with Haruyuki and his Lucid Blade. In order to succeed in this death-defying endeavor, he’ll have to hone his skill with the Incarnate weapon. And so, he sets out to master the mysterious Omega style of swordsmanship. His instructor? The third Chrome Disaster: Centaurea Sentry...

Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Vol. 8 (light novel)

release date: Mar 02, 2021
Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Vol. 8 (light novel)
A BRAND-NEW BATTLEFIELD AWAITS! The fourth Squad Jam heats up, with the marriage between Karen and businessman Fire Nishiyamada hanging in the balance! Despite this, Llenn cares only about settling her long rivalry with team SHINC. She’s unprepared, though, for a shocking revelation about her battle against them—SHINC has allied themselves with a bunch of cowards!

Sword Art Online Progressive Barcarolle of Froth, Vol. 2 (manga)

release date: Feb 02, 2021
Sword Art Online Progressive Barcarolle of Froth, Vol. 2 (manga)
Having procured a boat, Kirito and Asuna are one step closer to unraveling the mysterious new quest on the fourth floor. However, a sudden encounter with a faction of fallen elves proves to be a hurdle they weren’t expecting or prepared for...Together with his faithful friends, Kirito is certain they’ll clear this task and any new puzzles of SAO that await them. The final volume of Sword Art Online Progressive Barcarolle of Froth concludes with a crash!

Sword Art Online 21 (light novel)

release date: Jan 19, 2021
Sword Art Online 21 (light novel)
READ THE NOVEL THAT IGNITED THE PHENOMENON! A year has passed since Kirito and Asuna’s return from the Underworld. With them is Alice, who has been given a physical body. But their peace is quickly broken when the three are suddenly thrust into an unfamiliar game, Unital Ring. This new world is a survival MMO that fuses together every VRMMO created with the Seed program. As soon as it starts, Kirito finds himself with nothing but his underwear. Now, he’s got to challenge a mysterious VRMMOSVG under desperate circumstances!

Sword Art Online: Project Alicization, Vol. 1 (manga)

release date: Dec 08, 2020
Sword Art Online: Project Alicization, Vol. 1 (manga)
"This might be a game, but it''s not something you play." - Akihiko Kayaba, Sword Art Online programmerWith no memory of how he got there, Kirito wakes up in a mysterious virtual world, and it''s up to him to find a way back home. But with no way to log out and no idea what kind of land he''s found himself in, he''s going to need allies! As a new tale unfolds, Kirito''s journey through the Underworld begins!

Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Vol. 7 (light novel)

release date: Nov 10, 2020
Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Vol. 7 (light novel)
A BRAND-NEW BATTLEFIELD AWAITS! During any difficult encounter, whether in a game or in real life, it''s always good to have an exit strategy. In Karen Kohiruimaki''s experience, when she gets questions like "What''s your type?" she''s able to respond with a smooth "Someone like P-Chan..." But when a handsome man appears during Llenn''s Fourth Squad Jam strategy meeting and surprises her with a marriage proposal, she gets a sinking feeling that this is one battle she''ll have to face head-on!

Sword Art Online Progressive Barcarolle of Froth, Vol. 1 (manga)

release date: Nov 03, 2020
Sword Art Online Progressive Barcarolle of Froth, Vol. 1 (manga)
Kirito, having explored the latest beta test, has a pretty good idea of what to expect from the newest SAO launch. With Asuna along, the pair hope to experience the official playthrough together, but there''s something about the release that''s a little different from before...Certain unexpected tweaks from the previous version have Kirito and Asuna tackling a flood of puzzles anew!

Sword Art Online 20 (light novel)

release date: Aug 18, 2020
Sword Art Online 20 (light novel)
READ THE NOVEL THAT IGNITED THE PHENOMENON! It''s back to the drawing board as the kidnapper just barely slips from Kirito''s grasp. The new plan calls for a visit to the scene of the crime so that Asuna can use her scrying art to peek into the past, though what she learns is troubling to say the least...But before they can act on the new information, the villain strikes again! This time, Ronie and Tiese have been captured, and their fates rest in the claws of a young yellow dragon...!

Sword Art Online: Project Alicization, Vol. 4 (manga)

release date: Mar 22, 2022
Sword Art Online: Project Alicization, Vol. 4 (manga)
After Ronie and Tiese try to save their friend from the clutches of noble knights Raios and Humbert, they end up getting captured themselves! With the two girls bound and helpless, Kirito''s going to need Eugeo''s help to save them...but Eugeo finds himself paralyzed by the thought of breaking the Taboo Index! With the fate of his page hanging in the balance, can he violate his world''s most sacred code to rescue her?

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, Vol. 6

release date: Aug 18, 2020
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, Vol. 6
Despite everyone''s best attempts, the Great Separation and resurrection of Aincrad have begun to dismantle the world of SAO. Now Kirito and his friends must head straight into the heart of the floating castle and stop Premiere''s other half, Tia, but can they make it in time to save their beloved game?! Stakes are high in this final showdown of Hollow Realization!

Sword Art Online 19 (light novel)

release date: Apr 21, 2020
Sword Art Online 19 (light novel)
After three-hundred years of turmoil, a new era begins for the Underworld. A lost child of Vecta, who seemed to appear out of nowhere, has defeated the Dark God and cemented peace for all the realm. But at the heart of human lands, atop Central Cathedral, Ronie Arabel, newly promoted to Integrity Knight apprentice, receives foreboding words from Kirito. "War will come again."

Accel World, Vol. 21 (light novel)

release date: Apr 21, 2020
Accel World, Vol. 21 (light novel)
Prepare for a full dive! The frigid face-off with Oscillatory Universe heats up when a mysterious adversary launches a surprise attack against Nega Nebulus! Silver Crow retreats to the Highest Level with Metatron to try to get ahold of the situation but fails to realize he and Metatron have been followed by Snow Fairy: an F-type avatar of the White Legion who unleashes a strange ability and attempts to sever the link between the two of them! Meanwhile, the other Black Legion members fall victim to a devious trap laid by the White Legion and are put at risk of Unlimited PK! Just how much can Nega Nebulus endure before the ice finally cracks beneath their feet?!

Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Vol. 4 (manga)

release date: Jan 18, 2022
Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Vol. 4 (manga)
In the real world, college student Karen Kohiruimaki lived an unhappy life, self-conscious about her considerable height. But inside the VR game Gun Gale Online, her avatar is on the shorter side--just the way she likes it--and each new day brings something exciting! One day, she''s invited by her in-game acquaintance Pitohui to join the Squad Jam, a team battle tournament, and after some hesitation, she decides to join, forming a team with M, one of Pito''s friends. But when M betrays her, leaving her to fight alone, how will she fare against the final team...?

The Isolator, Vol. 5 (light novel)

release date: Mar 17, 2020
The Isolator, Vol. 5 (light novel)
After the fierce three-way battle between the mysterious Stinger, the SFD, and the Syndicate, Minoru has managed to capture Trancer, but peaceful days still seem far away. When Liquidizer approaches him with information on the mysterious Ruby Eye who attacks other Ruby Eyes in exchange for his prisoner, Minoru will have a terrible choice thrust upon him!

Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Vol. 6 (light novel)

release date: Feb 25, 2020
Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Vol. 6 (light novel)
A brand-new battlefield awaits! One month after the third Squad Jam, Karen Kohiruimaki is starting to consider her options outside of GGO...but fate won''t let that happen! Out of the blue, past prizewinning SJ teams receive invitations to playtest a GGO game mode with an all-new objective: capture a base defended by hyperadvanced AI NPCs. As Llenn reluctantly agrees to participate in the hopes of fulfilling her promise of a rematch with SHINC, she can''t help but wonder: Just how challenging can these AI NPCs possibly be?

Sword Art Online 18 (light novel)

release date: Jan 07, 2020
Sword Art Online 18 (light novel)
Read the novel that ignited the phenomenon! The second day of the final stress test rages on. Lisbeth, Silica, and Asuna push through the pain as they hold out against the Dark Army. But their efforts fall short as Kirito is captured by PoH, the former leader of Laughing Coffin! With PoH''s twisted heart set on subjecting Kirito to the culmination of several years'' vengeance, he prepares to end him once and for all. But when hope seems lost, a voice cries out in Kirito''s heart. The voice of the person he lived with, laughed with, and fought with for years. The voice of his best friend...Grabbing hold of that light in the darkness, the Black Swordsman awakens...

Accel World, Vol. 20 (light novel)

release date: Dec 17, 2019
Accel World, Vol. 20 (light novel)
Prepare for a full dive! The crimes of the Acceleration Research Society are numerous and unforgivable. The White Legion, Oscillatory Universe-suspected to be connected to the Society-will answer for their atrocities. After intense negotiation, Nega Nebulus and Prominence take the final plunge and become one unified Legion to confront White Cosmos and her enigmatic entourage. But Haruyuki can hardly wrap his mind around the increased might of his Legion that has now tripled in size! He''ll need to keep his wits about him, though, because the biggest surprise is yet to come...

Sword Art Online 17 (light novel)

release date: Oct 29, 2019
Sword Art Online 17 (light novel)
Read the novel that ignited the phenomenon! The final stress test bleeds into its second day. Driven to desperation by the Integrity Knights'' coordinated assault, the Dark Army reveals the ace up their sleeve! Critter, who has been observing the battle from the Ocean Turtle, has successfully created a gateway into the Underworld and masked it as an invitation to "an open beta test for a new, unannounced VRMMO." This digital invite bolsters the ranks of the Dark Army by the tens of thousands! Having already been pushed to her limits, the thought of taking on a fresh wave of bloodthirsty enemies fills Asuna with dread. But just when it seems like all is lost, two new deities of the Underworld appear to take up the fight: the Sun Goddess, Solus, and Terraria, the Earth Goddess. And the ones in possession of these super-accounts are none other than Sinon and Leafa!

Accel World, Vol. 19 (light novel)

release date: Sep 24, 2019
Accel World, Vol. 19 (light novel)
Before Kuroyukihime graduates, Haruyuki makes it his mission to travel to the Castle with Sky Raker and learn the clear conditions of Brain Burst as well as what lies at the pinnacle of the Accelerated World. When they arrive, they are warmly received by the dark silhouette of the dual-bladed swordsman, Graphite Edge! But Haruyuki can''t afford to be stopped at this critical juncture. For in addition to finding the answers he seeks, Haruyuki learns that the Castle is home to The Fluctuating Light!

Sword Art Online Progressive 6 (light novel)

release date: Jul 09, 2019
Sword Art Online Progressive 6 (light novel)
"...CAST ASIDE YOUR DISTRACTIONS AND MAINTAIN THE TRANQUILITY OF YOUR HEART." At long last, Kirito and Asuna have reunited with Kizmel the dark elf, and everything is as it should be...Well, almost everything. As the three continue the Elf War campaign and hunt for the remaining sacred keys, they''re met with one surprise after another. Between the assassination attempts, off-script scenarios, and AI that seem a little too lifelike, Kirito can''t help but wonder if this is the same game he beta tested! And if that wasn''t enough, a shocking development allows the Curse of Stachion questline to finally come to an end-but not before the party receives another unwelcome visit from a PK agitator! Sword Art Online: Progressive, a new version of the Sword Art Online tale that chronicles the entirety of Kirito and Asuna''s epic adventure through Aincrad, continues!

Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Vol. 3 (manga)

release date: Jun 18, 2019
Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Vol. 3 (manga)
After a surprise attack leaves the pink chibi Llenn and her trusty partner, M, scrambling, the pair flee to the wasteland. Once fully healed, the two devise a strategy to eliminate their trigger-happy pursuers and seize the Squad Jam victory. With only a minute until the next scan, Llenn decides to bet on luck to overcome the unknown dangers ahead...the first of which is none other than her buddy M?!

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, Vol. 3

release date: May 28, 2019
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, Vol. 3
Upon encountering their old elven friend Kizmel from Sword Art Online, Kirito and Asuna are sucked into another quest where dark elves and demons abound. After discovering that Silica and Premiere were transferred to the same world, the four decide to head to the quest checkpoint-the Forest of the Holy Tree. With the forest tainted by demon sorcery, the dark elves desperately need the power of the Holy Tree''s priestess...And that priestess is Premiere?!

Sword Art Online: Girls' Ops, Vol. 5

release date: Mar 19, 2019
Sword Art Online: Girls' Ops, Vol. 5
It''s just an ordinary day for the girls'' ops crew until a crimson-haired newbie named Garnet storms into Liz''s blacksmith shop, demanding her most powerful weapon. Amused by the rookie''s spunk, the girls decide to join her on a quest, planning to teach her a thing or two about gaming. As they make headway, all seems well until a mysterious path appears...Just what could be waiting ahead?
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