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Sword Art Online mangas are the manga adaptations of the original Sword Art Online light novel series, written by Kawahara Reki. There are multiple manga adaptations of the series: manga that follow the main story of the Aincrad Arc, Fairy Dance Arc, Phantom Bullet Arc, and the Alicization Arc, two manga based on the Calibur and Mother's Rosario side stories respectively, a 4-koma counterpart, an adaptation of the Progressive series, an adaptation of the Gun Gale Online spin-off series, and a spin-off manga, titled "Girls Ops". So far only the Aincrad, Fairy Dance, Calibur and Mother's Rosario manga have been completed, while the other manga are still ongoing, with new chapters being released about every 1-2 months.

There are also a few SAO-themed comic anthologies, which include short manga stories drawn by various authors. Additionally, some doujinshi work created wholly or partly by the series original author was published in the form of manga. Publications that at least partially fall under this range include Material Edition 1, Material Edition 3, Silica Edition, Lisbeth Edition, and Pina Edition.

Major manga adaptation and spin-off listEdit

Illustrator Title Serialisation Run-time Chapters Next Chapter Release
Nakamura Tamako Sword Art Online - Aincrad Dengeki Bunko Magazine August 10, 2010 [1] - April 10, 2012 12[† 1] Finished
Minami Juusei Sword Art Online 4-Koma Dengeki Bunko Magazine August 10, 2010 [1] - August 9, 2016 38[2] Finished
Hazuki Tsubasa Sword Art Online - Fairy Dance Dengeki Bunko Magazine April 10, 2012 [3] - April 10, 2014 14[† 2] Finished
Yamada Kōtarō Sword Art Online - Phantom Bullet Comic Walker[† 3] April 10, 2014[4] - ongoing 11 (12)[† 4] TBA[† 5][5]
Hazuki Tsubasa Sword Art Online - Mother's Rosario Dengeki Bunko Magazine June 10, 2014 - April 10, 2016 12+2 Finished
Kiya Shii Sword Art Online - Calibur Dengeki G's Comic July 30, 2014 - June 30, 2015 10 Finished
Yamada Kōtarō Sword Art Online - Project Alicization Dengeki Bunko Magazine August 9, 2016 - ongoing 6 August 9, 2017
Kiseki Himura Sword Art Online - Progressive Dengeki G's Comic[† 6] June 30, 2013 - ongoing 37+4 June 30, 2017
Nekobyō Neko Sword Art Online - Girls Ops Dengeki Bunko Magazine June 10, 2013[6] - ongoing 25+5 August 9, 2017
Tamori Tadadi Sword Art Online Alternative - Gun Gale Online Dengeki Maoh October 27, 2015 - ongoing 11 (9)[† 7] July 27, 2017
Hirokawa Tomo[7][8] Sword Art Online - Hollow Realization Sword Art Online Magazine (October 24, 2016 - February 18, 2017)
Dengeki Maoh (March 27, 2017 - ongoing)[9]
October 24, 2016 - ongoing 6 TBA
Kurogewagyuu[8][10] Sword Art Online - Aincrad Night of Kirito Sword Art Online Magazine[8] October 24, 2016 - March 10, 2017 8 Finished
Akinoshuu[8] Sword Art Online Alternate Story - Kibaou-han! Sword Art Online Magazine[8] October 24, 2016 - February 18, 2017 3 Finished
IsII[11] Sword Art Online - Ordinal Scale[11] N/A[† 8] April 27, 2017 - ongoing 4 TBA

Manga volumesEdit

Main article: Category:Manga Volumes
Cover Name Japan Release America Release
Aincrad manga
SAO Aincrad manga cover 1 Sword Art Online Aincrad 1September 27, 2012
ISBN 978-4-04-886906-5
March 25, 2014
ISBN 978-0-316-37123-0[† 9]
SAO Aincrad manga cover 2 Sword Art Online Aincrad 2September 27, 2012
ISBN 978-4-04-886907-2
Fairy Dance manga
Fairy Dance cover Sword Art Online Fairy Dance 1October 27, 2012
ISBN 978-4-04-886976-8
June 24, 2014
ISBN 978-0-316-40738-0
Fairy Dance manga volume 2 cover Sword Art Online Fairy Dance 2August 27, 2013
ISBN 978-4-04-891911-1
November 18, 2014
ISBN 978-0-316-33655-0
Fairy Dance Manga Volume 3 cover Sword Art Online Fairy Dance 3June 27, 2014
ISBN 978-4-04-866685-5
March 24, 2015
ISBN 978-0-316-38373-8
Phantom Bullet manga
Phantom Bullet manga vol 1 cover Sword Art Online Phantom Bullet 1September 10, 2014
ISBN 978-4-04-866926-9
January 26, 2016
ISBN 978-0-316-26888-2[12]
Phantom Bullet manga vol 2 cover Sword Art Online Phantom Bullet 2September 10, 2015
ISBN 978-4048653152
April 19, 2016
ISBN 978-0-316-31495-4
Phantom Bullet manga vol 3 cover Sword Art Online Phantom Bullet 3September 9, 2016
ISBN 978-4048924351
September 19, 2017
ISBN 978-0-316-43974-9[13]
Calibur manga
Calibur Manga Cover Sword Art Online CaliburAugust 10, 2015[14]
ISBN 978-4-04-865303-9
December 12, 2017[citation needed]
ISBN 978-0-316-44256-5
Mother's Rosario manga
Mother's Rosario Manga Vol 1 Cover Sword Art Online Mother's Rosario 1December 10, 2014
ISBN 978-4-04-869156-7
March 22, 2016[15]
ISBN 978-0-316-27033-5
Mother's Rosario Manga Vol 2 Cover Sword Art Online Mother's Rosario 2August 10, 2015[16]
ISBN 978-4-04-865316-9
June 21, 2016
ISBN 978-0-316-27235-3
Mother's Rosario Manga Vol 3 Cover Sword Art Online Mother's Rosario 3June 10, 2016[17][† 10]
ISBN 978-4-04-892109-1
September 19, 2017[18]
ISBN 978-0-316-43975-6
Progressive manga
Progressive Manga Vol 1 Cover Sword Art Online Progressive 1 Special Edition: February 8, 2014
ISBN 978-4-04-866061-7
January 20, 2015
ISBN 978-0-316-25937-8
Regular Edition: February 27, 2014
ISBN 978-4-04-866011-2
Progressive Manga Vol 2 Cover Sword Art Online Progressive 2 July 10, 2014
ISBN 978-4-04-866705-0
April 21, 2015
ISBN 978-0-316-38377-6
Progressive Manga Vol 3 Cover Sword Art Online Progressive 3 December 10, 2014
ISBN 978-4-04-869085-0
September 22, 2015
ISBN 978-0-316-34875-1
Progressive Manga Vol 4 Cover Sword Art Online Progressive 4 August 10, 2015[19]
ISBN 978-4-04-865304-6
March 22, 2016
ISBN 978-0-316-31465-7
Progressive Manga Vol 5 Cover Sword Art Online Progressive 5 July 9, 2016[20][† 11]
ISBN 978-4-04-892222-7
March 21, 2017
ISBN 978-0-316-46926-5[21]
Progressive Manga Vol 6 Cover Sword Art Online Progressive 6 June 9, 2017[22]
ISBN 978-4-04-892922-6
Girls Ops manga
Girls Ops Vol 1 Cover Sword Art Online Girls Ops 1 July 10, 2014[23]
ISBN 978-4-04-866686-2
May 19, 2015
ISBN 978-0-316-34205-6
Girls Ops Vol 2 Cover Sword Art Online Girls Ops 2April 10, 2015[24]
ISBN 978-4-04-865089-2
January 26, 2016[25]
ISBN 978-0-316-26899-8
Girls Ops Vol 3 Cover Sword Art Online Girls Ops 3 May 10, 2016[26][† 12]
ISBN 978-4-04-892104-6
November 22, 2016[28]
ISBN 978-0-316-55267-7
Girls Ops Vol 4 Cover Sword Art Online Girls Ops 4 February 10, 2017[29]
ISBN 978-4-04-892688-1
October 31, 2017[30]
ISBN 978-0-316-44198-8
Ordinal Scale manga
Ordinal Scale Manga Vol 1 Cover Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale 1April 27, 2017
ISBN 978-4-04-892650-8
4-koma manga
Sword Art Online 4-Koma Vol 1 Cover Sword Art Online 4-Koma 1September 27, 2012
ISBN 978-4-04-886905-8
Sword Art Online 4-Koma Vol 2 Cover Sword Art Online 4-Koma 2August 26, 2014
ISBN 978-4-04-866925-2
Sword Art Online 4-Koma Vol 3 Cover Sword Art Online 4-Koma 3September 27, 2016
ISBN 978-4-04-892397-2
Alternative: Gun Gale Online manga
SAOAGGO Manga Cover 1 Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online 1October 7, 2016[31]
ISBN 978-4-04-892373-6
November 14, 2017[32]
ISBN 978-0-316-44241-1
Aincrad Night of Kirito
Aincrad Night of Kirito Cover Sword Art Online Aincrad Night of KiritoMarch 10, 2017[33]
ISBN 978-4-04-892723-9
Hollow Realization manga
Hollow Realization Manga Vol 1 Cover Sword Art Online Hollow Realization 1March 27, 2017[34]
ISBN 978-4-04-892772-7
4-koma Official Anthology
Sword Art Online 4-koma Official Anthology 1 Sword Art Online 4-koma Official Anthology 1October 27, 2012
ISBN 978-4-04-891108-5
Sword Art Online 4-koma Official Anthology 2 Sword Art Online 4-koma Official Anthology 2February 27, 2013
ISBN 978-4-04-891445-1
Sword Art Online 4-koma Official Anthology 3 Sword Art Online 4-koma Official Anthology 3August 27, 2013
ISBN 978-4-04-891834-3
Comic Anthologies
Sword Art Online Comic Anthology Sword Art Online Comic AnthologyMay 27, 2013
ISBN 978-4-04-891574-8
Sword Art Online Comic Anthology 2 Sword Art Online Comic Anthology 2March 27, 2014
ISBN 978-4-04-866489-9
Other
AW5 Accel World 5 (Versus)February 27, 2014
ISBN 978-4-04-866389-2
October 27, 2015
ISBN 978-0-316-30614-0

SpecialsEdit

An official and original manga, named the Sword Art Online Cybersecurity Handbook, was drawn by Kiseki Himura for the Cybersecurity Month Event, in collaboration with the Japanese Government National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity. The manga was released for free in an event starting from March 4, 2017 and has also been made available for download for free on the official site.[35]

NotesEdit

  1. The magazine version did not include Yui's chapter, but it was included in the tankoubon version
  2. The last chapter(s) of Volume 3 Tankoubon version is not included in magazine serialization version. Due to lack of info, the extra content is counted as one chapter here.
  3. With chapter 1, published via an attachment of Dengeki Bunko Magazine Volume 37 before being put onto the site
    Chapter 4 was first published in a Tankoubon before being publicized via other mean(s).
  4. One of the chapters of the Phantom Bullet manga from Comic Walker was split into two chapters in the tankoubon version. The number in the parentheses indicates the equivalent number of chapters in the tankoubon version.
  5. Latest chapter was released on July 27, 2016
  6. Before Dengeki G's Comic Vol.1 (April 30, 2014), the manga was serialized on Dengeki G's Magazine
  7. Four chapters of the manga were merged into two chapters after their initial release on the magazine.
  8. Published directly in tankoubon format.
  9. Separate digital release,
    Vol. 1
    E-book version: ISBN 9780316296465
    App version: ISBN 9780316296502
    Vol. 2
    E-book version: ISBN 9780316296472
    App version: ISBN 9780316296526
  10. Available on Amazon as of June 9, 2016
  11. Released on Amazon JP on July 8, 2016
  12. Available on Amazon as of May 7, 2016[27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 電撃文庫MAGAZINE VOL.15 2010年 9月号
  2. Dengeki Bunko MAGAZINE, Vol 35 came with Log.022
  3. https://twitter.com/kunori/statuses/189613748691017729
  4. First chapter included in a special booklet attached to Dengeki Bunko Magazine, Vol 37 (April 2014)
  5. Comic Walker
  6. Nekobyō Neko to draw manga focusing on characters Lisbeth, Silica, Leafa
  7. Dengeki Bunko MAGAZINE vol.51
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Dengeki Online article on SAO Magazine contents
  9. SAO Magazine Volume 3
  10. An illustration by the artist
  11. 11.0 11.1 Sword Art Online Magazine Vol.1
  12. Hachette's page for Phantom Bullet manga volume 1
  13. Hachette's page for Phantom Bullet manga volume 3
  14. http://dc.dengeki.com/newreleases/978-4-04-865303-9/
  15. Hachette's page for Mother's Rosario manga volume 1
  16. http://dc.dengeki.com/newreleases/978-4-04-865316-9/
  17. Dengeki Comic Web
  18. Hachette's page for Mother's Rosario manga volume 3
  19. http://dc.dengeki.com/newreleases/978-4-04-865304-6/
  20. http://dc.dengeki.com/newreleases/978-4-04-892222-7/
  21. Hachette
  22. Amazon JP
  23. Amazon Japan's page
  24. Dengeki Bunko MAGAZINE Volume 42
  25. Hachette's page for Girls' Ops volume 2
  26. Dengeki Comic Web page for Girls Ops Volume 3
  27. Amazon JP
  28. Hachette's page for Girls' Ops volume 3
  29. Amazon JP
  30. Hachette's page for Girls' Ops volume 4
  31. https://www.amazon.co.jp/ソードアート・オンライン-オルタナティブ-ガンゲイル・オンライン-1-電撃コミックスNEXT/dp/4048923730
  32. Hachette's page for AGGO manga Volume 1
  33. Amazon JP
  34. Dengeki Bunko site
  35. SAO x NISC collaboration official homepage

NavigationEdit

Sword Art Online Publication Navigation Bar
Aincrad Arc Fairy Dance Arc Extra Edition Phantom Bullet Arc Calibur Mother's Rosario Alicization Arc
Progressive Arc
Light Novels Main Series Volume 01 - Volume 02 - Volume 03 - Volume 04 - Volume 05 - Volume 06 - Volume 07 - Volume 08 - Volume 09 - Volume 10 - Volume 11 - Volume 12 - Volume 13 - Volume 14 - Volume 15 - Volume 16 - Volume 17 - Volume 18 - Volume 19
Progressive Series Progressive 01 - Progressive 02 - Progressive 03 - Progressive 04
Alternative Series GGO 01 - GGO 02 - GGO 03 - GGO 04 - GGO 05 - GGO 06
Clover's Regret
Material Edition Volume 01 - Volume 02 - Volume 03 - Volume 04 - Volume 05 - Volume 06 - Volume 07 - Volume 08 - Volume 09 - Volume 10 - Volume 11 - Volume 12 - Volume 13 - Volume 14 - Volume 15 - Volume 16 - Volume 17 - Volume 18 - Volume 19 - Volume 20 - Volume 21 - Volume 22 - Volume 23
Character Edition Lisbeth Edition - Silica Edition - Pina Edition
BD/DVD Specials Rainbow Bridge - Sugary Days - Sisters' Prayer - The Day After - The Day Before
Magazine Publications Calibur SS - The Celeste Fairy - VRMMO Development Tragedy - Story Pencil Board
Crossover Dream Game -Crossover- - Versus - Versus II
Dengeki Fair Breaking the Damage Limit - 16.8.5 - Defensive Power - SAOP 4.1
Other Specials chromatic colors
Web Stories There is But One Ultimate Way
Manga Aincrad Volume 01 - Volume 02
Fairy Dance Volume 01 - Volume 02 - Volume 03
Phantom Bullet Volume 01 - Volume 02 - Volume 03
Mother's Rosario Volume 01 - Volume 02 - Volume 03
Calibur Tankoubon
Alicization
Progressive Volume 01 - Volume 02 - Volume 03 - Volume 04 - Volume 05
Girls Ops Volume 01 - Volume 02 - Volume 03 - Volume 04
Ordinal Scale Volume 01
4koma Manga Volume 01 - Volume 02 - Volume 03
SAOAGGO Manga Volume 01
Comic Anthology Volume 01 - Volume 02
4koma Anthology Volume 01 - Volume 02 - Volume 03
Hollow Realization Volume 01
Aincrad Night of Kirito Tankoubon
Anime Season I - Aincrad Arc Episode 01 - Episode 02 - Episode 03 - Episode 04 - Episode 05 - Episode 06 - Episode 07 - Episode 08 - Episode 09 - Episode 10 - Episode 11 - Episode 12 - Episode 13 - Episode 14
Season I - Fairy Dance Arc Episode 15 - Episode 16 - Episode 17 - Episode 18 - Episode 19 - Episode 20 - Episode 21 - Episode 22 - Episode 23 - Episode 24 - Episode 25
Season I - Special Episodes Sword Art Online Extra Edition
Season II - Phantom Bullet Arc Episode 01 - Episode 02 - Episode 03 - Episode 04 - Episode 05 - Episode 06 - Episode 07 - Episode 08 - Episode 09 - Episode 10 - Episode 11 - Episode 12 - Episode 13 - Episode 14 - Episode 14.5
Season II - Calibur Arc Episode 15 - Episode 16 - Episode 17
Season II - Mother's Rosario Arc Episode 18 - Episode 19 - Episode 20 - Episode 21 - Episode 22 - Episode 23 - Episode 24
Movie Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale-
Sword Art Offline Episode 01 - Episode 02 - Episode 03 - Episode 04 - Episode 05 - Episode 06 - Episode 07 - Episode 08 - Episode 09 - Extra Edition
Sword Art Offline Two Two Episode 01 - Two Episode 02 - Two Episode 03 - Two Episode 04 - Two Episode 05 - Two Episode 06 - Two Episode 07 - Two Episode 08 - Two Episode 09
Drama CD Accel World + Sword Art Online Drama CD Ordeals of Kirito
Sword Art Online Art Book and Guide Book Main Page

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  • SAO Manga

    5 messages
    • Thank you  :D
    • p.s. manga is an adapted version of the original light novel and In my opinion the manga isn't as good as the novel.
  • ...found the reason why thete are 21 4koma

    • that's because in dengeki bunko vol.27, it print both log.013 and log. 014 together on that single volume of magazine...

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