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In the year 2022, the Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG), Sword Art Online (SAO), is released along with the Nerve Gear, a virtual reality helmet that stimulates the user’s five senses via their brain. This allows players to experience and control their in-game characters with their minds.
On November 6, 2022, when all the players log in for the first time, they subsequently discover that they are unable to log out. Akihiko Kayaba, the creator of SAO, informs them that if they wish to be free, they must reach the 100th floor of the game’s tower and defeat the final boss. However, if their avatars die in-game, their bodies will also die in the real world. The story follows Kirito, a skilled player who is determined to beat the game.
Unfortunately, I haven’t started watching this anime yet, so I don’t know much about it. Anyone care to name all the characters featured in this amazing cast of cosplayers? Thanks to Janice for submitting this, Alfheim Online for sharing, and Upita Photography for the shot!