Sword Art Online Progressive Manga Volume 2

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About Sword Art Online Progressive Manga Volume 2

Sword Art Online Progressive volume 2 features story by Reki Kawahara and art by Kiseki Himura.

The party is shaken when their leader, Diavel, is struck down by the boss of the very first floor. At such an early stage, Asuna and her teammates are confronted for the first time with the cruel reality of their situation: Sword Art Online is no mere game - death here is final. Their commander lost, the remaining fighters begin to lose heart and plan their retreat. But the fight must go on if they are to escape this game world. And in his dying moments, Diavel managed to convey his appointment for the next commander - Kirito!

Note: This story is an alternate retelling of Sword Art Online from Asuna's point of view.


  • Publisher: YEN PRESS
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure, Battles, Video Games
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Release Date: 4/21/2015
  • Page Count: 192
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.5
  • Written Language: English

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A More Immersive SAO

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What I love most about n what hooked me w/ SAO was the details that made its setting a believable "old world" MMORPG; the special skills, limits/specs. of weapons, and physics of the game in- and out of battle, allowed it to live and breathe as much as the characters trapped within its virtual walls.

My biggest disappointment with the original series/anime--as enjoyable as they are--was the sacrifice of immersive detail, so the Progressive iteration is a dream come true. The manga's artist, Kiseki Himura, does an incredible job. I wish more manga looked like this.

So far Progressive is my fav way to experience the first story arc (which, to me, was its most compelling for asking "How to deal with this 'reality,' up to and including forming lasting relationships, and how can you possible explain those things to others IRL when it's all over?").

no hate though


i liked it but i liked the original manga more