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Salvia is the fifth Material Edition of the Sword Art Online series. Kawahara Reki published it under his pen name Kunori Fumio. It was sold at COMITIA 88 on May 5, 2009. It is one of the two stories set in the real world rather than a virtual reality game and features Kazuto and Suguha spending a day together.
On January 2025, after their morning kendo practice, Kazuto and Suguha recalled a childhood memory involving the salvia flower. Suddenly remembering something, Kazuto decided to take Suguha for a ride on his bike. After a few minutes, they arrived before a luxurious house. Discouraged, the boy explained that there was a vacant lot before, instead of the building. Just as they were about to leave, Suguha noticed blue salvia flowers blooming in a corner of the lawn. At that moment, they were approached by the owner of the house. During their conversation, Kazuto revealed that he was the one who planted the flowers, thus the owner of the lot decided to give the siblings some of the salvia flowers. On their return home, Suguha learnt that Kazuto had planted the flowers as a birthday present for her a long time ago but had forgotten where the lot was. After many attempts, he had abandoned the hope of finding it, until he remembered the location while talking to her.
|Publication||Sword Art Online Material Edition 05|
|Characters||Kazuto ・ Suguha|