Sword Art Online DVD 1

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SKU: 850527003332

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About Sword Art Online DVD 1

Sword Art Online 1 covers Aincrad Arc Part 1 and contains episodes 1-7 plus a mini pin-up poster.

In the year 2022, next-generation game Sword Art Online (SAO) is the world's first true VRMMORPG. A virtual reality helmet known as "Nerve Gear" has been developed, making Full Dives into a virtual dimension possible.

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' is equivalent to death in the real world."

Special Features: Trailer, First Season Textless Opening.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.

Special Features Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Due to licensing and contract restrictions, this product can be sold and shipped to the US and Canada 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.

Ordering Note: All sales for this item are final. It may be returned for an exchange if defective, if a replacement is not available a Gift Card will be issued.


  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English, Spanish
  • Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure, Battles, Video Games
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 175
  • Release Date: 8/13/2013
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.33
  • Region Code: 1

Ratings & Reviews

7 reviews

My wallet cried, but I, personally, HAD to upgrade to the Blu-rays


I originally purchased SAO on DVD because I couldn't stand the thought of shelling out almost $400 for the entire thing ($160 was hard enough!), but as soon as I stuck in the first disc I knew that I had to upgrade. Having already experienced (and loved) this anime in HD, I couldn't help but notice the degradation in picture quality on the DVDs. It seemed to me as though a light, white film were covering the screen most of the time, dulling all the colors. For scenes outside in bright daylight it wasn't so bad, but it was very noticeable to me during evening and indoor scenes. (I am not claiming there is a technical problem with the encoding of these DVDs; SD just can't do the animation justice.)

My husband, who is not as big a fan of the series as I am, was okay with the quality of the picture (though he DID notice the difference), so you might be okay with it too. However, if you are a big fan of the show and if the visual beauty of the animation is at all important to you, purchasing the Blu-rays really is worth it, even if you can't afford to buy all of it right away.

For those of you who haven't seen the show yet and are considering purchasing it, the DVDs will probably be fine (and will be much smarter for your wallet, heh heh).



Fun, unique, charming, thrilling…. I could go on and on. This anime has built up a good reputation for a reason, and now you have the power to own it.

Oh! The Dvds are good quality. I didn’t want to spend double for the blu-rays (call me cheap).

A must-have anime to enjoy

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Sword art online is one up the most beautiful artwork great story and characters it starts off that you enter the video game for the headgear the Carrader at the game has trap the characters in the world of sword art online and they must go and battle all the way up to 100 floors to defeat the boss but their avatars die so do they. When I first watched it you couldn't help at one to see the next episode of it if I was very important characters like kirito and asuna The main characters shows the love and termination battle of how far they can go this is a must have anime for anyone who loves a good combat battle romance and has a little bit of common in there when you first watched a few episodes give me like it or you may not . But it's worth watching it I am joy it because it shows how each character has their own development by the end of it they all go back to the real world I hope this is helped you out to wanting to know more about the Anime

Phenomenal Anime

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There are few anime's that I really enjoy and very few that I can watch again and again. This is one such anime. Good story, Great Characters, Fast paced action and No gore.

aniplex prices are HIGH but worth it


DVD or Blu Ray just go with whatever best fits your budget :) Having to buy a little bit at a time. A lot of their other show offerings are good as well.

adult swim (toonami) is how i heard about this series. Don't want to say too much for fear of spoilers but each of the 4 story arcs are good. Each with their own pros and cons

However I will say that at least in MY OPINION where 2nd season ends it makes you want more and I hope that a 3rd season will come eventually. Yes I plan to buy SAO animated film that is in development

If you really enjoyed the anime give the videos games a try

A five-star story contained in a four-star product

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SAO is a wonderful series about getting trapped in a virtual reality MMO. The difference between this game and others is that you cannot logout until you complete the game and even more important, if you die in the game then you die in reality. This is a very interesting concept which bridges the gap between real and virtual worlds especially considering the recent developments with virtual reality. This DVD set contains the first seven episodes of the series. It's a five-star story contained within a four-star product. My only wishes were that the entire season one at least was contained in one box set and the price was a little lower. Most DVD and Bluray sets these days contain an entire season for this price. It's definitely worth it for any die-hard fan but the price did keep me from upgrading to the bluray version. However this is an official copy, not a bootleg, and works on US DVD players. You know what you are getting and it is cheaper here than other vendors.

Great Way to start Sword Art Online on DVD

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I ordered my copy last year during the Black Friday sale for a great price. It does contain the first 7 episodes on 2 disc. After Watching 7 Episodes on DVD, I actually enjoyed it. I am really looking forward to buy more DVD Sets in the future.