In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now...
A mock talk show anchored by Kirito and Asuna featuring some highlights of episodes 1 and 2 and having Klein as a special guest, with life counsel section held by Kirito and trivia sections held by Yui.
The talk show continues, with Klein replaced Kirito as life counsel host, featuring highlights of episodes 3, 4, and 5 with Silica as the special guest.
This edition feature the highlights of episodes 6, 7, and 8 with Lisbeth as the special guest.
This edition highlights episode 9, 10, and 11 with Yui as the special guest. Heathcliff substitutes Yui as trivia guide in this episode.
This edition highlights episode 12, 13, and 14 with Heathcliff as the special guest.
The show received major overhaul due to ALO arc, with Leafa replaced Asuna as main anchor, and a new section "Slot Talk" replacing Klein's Life Counsel. There was no guest for this episode and it highlighted episode 15 and 16.
This edition highlights 17, 18, and 19 with Yui once again the special guest. Oberon substituted Yui as trivia guide in this episode.
This edition highlights 20, 21, and 22 with Sakuya and Alicia murdering Kirito. In addition, Kirito was locked in a coffin by Alica at the end of this episode.
This edition highlights 23, 24, and 25
A year-end special, recapping the events of the first series with some new footage.
Recap of Episodes 1-14. Narrated by Sinon.
This movie is the "bridge" between 2nd and 3rd season. In the year 2026, the Augma is released to the public as an alternative system to the AmuSphere, due to its function to simulate reality while the player is conscious rather than using FullDive. The most prominent combat-based game is Ordinal Scale, in which a player's abilities are ranked by ordinal numbers. Asuna, Lisbeth and Silica encourage Kirito to play OS upon hearing that Aincrad bosses have appeared.