Sword Art Online Box Set Blu-ray
About Sword Art Online Box Set Blu-ray
The mega-hit anime series “Sword Art Online” returns in a complete first season (episodes 1-25) Blu-ray box set which includes Extra Edition!
In the year 2022, a next-generation technology known as "NerveGear" has been developed, making Full Dives into a virtual dimension possible. The world's first true VRMMORPG utilizing NerveGear known as "Sword Art Online (SAO)" has generated worldwide buzz, and on its official launch day, one player, Kirito, immerses himself in its virtual world.
But Akihiko Kayaba, the developer of SAO, proclaims the following to all players:
“This game is inescapable unless all levels are cleared. And in this world, "Game Over" means death in the real world.”
Special Features: Audio Commentary by Creators and Japanese Cast, Textless Opening & Ending (Aincrad Arc), Textless Opening & Ending (Fairy Dance Arc), Special Short Animation “Sword Art OFFLINE” , Original Web Previews, SAO English Trailer, SAO II Teaser Trailer.
*Special Features subject to change.
Due to licensing and contract restrictions, this product can be sold and shipped to the US, Canada, Central America, and South America only. This product cannot be shipped to Japan. All sales are final. It may be returned for an exchange if defective, but unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds.
- Publisher: ANIPLEX OF AMERICA
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English, Spanish
- Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
- Themes: Adventure, Battles, Video Games
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 692
- Release Date: 6/27/2017
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Not enough Extra
I bought this Box, cause I wanted the Blu Rays. I did own the South East Asian Version and waited for a release as this.
So I am happy.
The price is a joke especially if you see, that you get nothing in Extras. Compared to the Chuninbyo Edition this Box is basicly naked but more expensive. SAO II, I am not buying if it comes in the same format, I rather buy the Limited Editions from England.
So 3 for the show and BD. 2 Stars get lost cause no Extras that could justify this price.
Well worth it
by Wulfric -
I would say a 10/10 for any sao fan or even anime blue ray collector just because it really cheap instead of buying the entire 1st season without even the extra edition which is like a hr long special it is around 220$+ but here its only 160 blue ray format and u get the special included defently would recommend
Probably buy it
A few points to consider...
The Japanese releases/imports are much more expensive than this. It is rare to find a box set that is less than $200. That price is for each box set btw, not a full series(looking at you Aria blu-ray). So $160 is not so bad for a complete season that is longer than 12 episodes.
Other companies like Sentai are getting expensive too. Most of their box sets/LE are over $100 for a 12 episode series with cheap trinkets to justify the price.
This hobby can be expensive, however you should have already known that. There is very little chance of it getting cheaper. It is pointless to complain and bash companies because you do not feel like spending money. Luckily, Aniplex is starting to re-release box sets at a much lower price. Be thankful.
Overall, if you really like SOA then this box set is completely worth it. It beats any price on the older versions and personally I like having sets since they allow more space on my shelf. Wish this came with a music CD.
by NICHOLAS -
So 159 may seem high, but its worth it. Thr quality of the product speaks for itself. Well detailed, not poorly made.
I just hope SAO 2 comes out again soon. Id pay the exact same price.
Aniplex may be high prices, but its 110% worth it.
Awesome Season 1 Box Set
by Jeff -
Awesome anime series from beginning to end. While this set may be on the expensive side, this is still far cheaper than buying the episode sets individually or even buying this same thing through Amazon.
This includes the entire first season Which has the Aincrad arc and Fairy Dance. As a nice little bonus this set even includes the Extra Edition side chapter. All in nice high definition Blu-ray.
Now I'm just waiting for a similar deal on Season 2
About damned time!
by Lordwindowlicker -
I've been a fan of SAO since I first broke down and checked it out on Crunchyroll, several years ago. Since then I've addicted many of my friends and family members as well. Being an old-school anime geek, however, when there is a show that I really enjoy I tend to want to own a hard copy. The problem is that the Aniplex releases are absurdly expensive.
Now, I'm not going to say that this set isn't pricey.. But for those of us who want the series in a nice, convenient, (and yes) less expensive box set.. this is just about perfect.
Per usual, the Aniplex Blu-Rays look absolutely gorgeous. So, if this is one you also want to have on your shelf, I say go for it.
Now to wait for SAO II to get the same treatment.
Good price for a great anime
by Jeff -
The complete first season of one of my favorite anime series. This is a beautiful set that has all 25 episodes and even includes the special edition show. While the price may seem high, it's right in line with most of the other shows out there.
While some other seasons may cost less, they also tend to have fewer number of episodes, so it balances out, plus buying on here is around $60 less than Amazon as of this review. Now I just have to wait for a set like this to come out for season 2.
by Sam -
Say what you will about SAO, but I for one thoroughly enjoy it. If you were thinking about adding it to your collection, this is the way to do it. It comes in a pretty nice box, containing 2 Blu-ray cases with 4 discs each, as well as a 3rd case containing SAO Extra Edition.
One thing I'd like to make clear, the Sword Art Offline bonus features do NOT have English dub. Not a big deal, although I was slightly disappointed. All other episodes have both English dub, as well as the original Japanese audio. While you do miss out on some of the extras from buying the limited edition releases, this set definitely seems like the most cost effective way to own SAO. Now all I need is for season 2 to be released in a similar format.
by Tyler -
I'm so happy. I bought this only thinking it was Aincrad and ALFHeim arc but it also had the Extra Edition in it. Best part is still the Sword Art Offline. It's super funny.
by Eben -
If you are a fan and love this anime you should get this for the price you are saving money over buying them individually. At first I thought this was too much but I just love this anime too much didn't regret buying it at all. Enjoyed watching it for the 2nd time. Hopefully Aniplex does this for season 2 and 3. Will definitely buy them if they are the same price and full seasons.
Great show, Great price.
by Seth -
Honestly one of the best deals you can find here. Instead of paying Aniplex’s outrageous prices for 4 separate Blu-rays, you get all of season 1+ the Extra edition!! Amazing gift for SAO and non-SAO fans alike. Highly recommend this show if you’ve yet to see it.
Overpriced and inefficient use of plastic
This set is everything that is wrong with North American anime releases. I reluctantly decided to bite the bullet and buy Sword Art on bluray.
First off, this set is obviously overpriced. This series is years old. I realize that it's still popular, but come on! This should not cost more than about $60.
Second, I'm no genius, but I KNOW that more than 2 episodes can fit on a bluray disc! This set should have no more than 5 discs. 4 for the main series and 1 for the Extra Edition, although this could even be condensed down to only 4 discs. Not only is this a waste of plastic (And I'm sure we're paying for this...) but it's a waste of my time when I have to get up and switch discs frequently.
I really wish Aniplex would get their head on straight. I realize that I'm actually part of the problem because I actually paid for this, but hopefully enough people complain and some changes happen.
Thank You Aniplex!
by Micheal -
Been a big fan of SAO for years now, and it's one of a select few that got me interested in anime. This box set was well worth it to me at least.
You either hate it or you love it for the most part. Not going to argue that Aniplex is cheap, but if you enjoy something enough you'll save up for it.
I thought I had reviewed this when I bought it as a guest but apparenlty not lol. The price is well crazy considering it doesn't contain season 2, but honestly I have been a fan since this anime debuted so I let myself be suckered into this box set lol. Yes the plot goes downhill, though Ordinal Scale was great so I hope they imrove going forward. My only criticism for arc 1 is it was too short and didn't focus on Kirito's development as a player enough. Arc 2 was disappointing but it was visually stunning plus I love supernatural themes so while I thought being a fairy was a bit dumb I liked the introduction of magic. GGO from season 2 though is great to me so if you feel disappointed in S1 you need to checkout S2 before you right the show off. The action scenes are great, it is a visually stunning anime, and the music is great as well. Even if it turns out you don't like it I think everyone should see it once.
Love this series!!
by Tailzkip -
I love this series so much! If I have to throw money at the screen so be it. I'm not saying that I support the over pricing here, but I support my favorite anime series, so I'll bite the bullet and pay.
I highly recommend checking out this series, it's so great!
Not a bad box set compared to what's out there
by Justin -
Like the set just want season 2 and everything will be great right stuff get on that ASAP please
A reasonable cost for the whole season + Extra
by Dave -
*Full disclosure* my items are shipped to Canada, and the exchange rate between US dollars and the Canadian Dollar is painful to deal with...so when I saw that I could get all of the first season + Extra edition for one price instead of having to pay up for limited editions that I didn't really need, I jumped on it.
I'm really happy with the release, and felt that the cost was reasonable for an entire series. It was a bit lacking in terms of having no physical extras, but the box is great and fits neatly with my other content.