Sword Art Online was an anime series that ran from 2012 to 2017. In total 50 episodes of Sword Art Online were aired. Sword Art Online has no reported filler. In the year 2022, a new virtual reality game is released called Sword Art Online. Unfortunately, when Kirito begins playing the game he and the rest of the 10,000 players find themselves unable to log out. Not only are they now trapped in this new world but, if they die in the game they die in real life.