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Reki Kawahara

Reki Kawahara is an award winning author best known for his light novel series, Sword Art Online and Accel World.

Works

  • Sword Art Online Calibur

    By Reki Kawahara, Tsubasa Haduki

Sword Art Online Manga

  • Sword Art Online: Aincrad (manga)

    Sword Art Online: Aincrad (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Tamako Nakamura

    In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online - a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other - debuts, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in a wholly realistic gaming experience. But when the game goes live, the elation of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover that, for all its amazing features, SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG - a log-out button. Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies held captive by NerveGear in the real world, users are issued a chilling ultimatum: conquer all one hundred floors of Aincrad to regain your freedom. But in the warped world of SAO, "Game Over" means certain death - both virtual and real...

  • Sword Art Online: Aincrad, Vol. 1 (manga)

    Sword Art Online: Aincrad, Vol. 1 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Tamako Nakamura

  • Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance, Vol. 1 (manga)

    Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance, Vol. 1 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Tsubasa Haduki

    Kazuto Kirigaya (aka Kirito) has beaten Sword Art Online, a VRMMORPG that transformed into a literal game of death, and returned to the real world. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Asuna Yuuki (aka Asuna the Flash), the girl with whom Kirito fell in love in the virtual world of Aincrad but who has yet to awaken from her game-induced slumber. As his sister, Suguha, sadly looks on, Kazuto continues to visit Asuna in the hospital in the hope of finding answers. But when one day he meets a man claiming to be Asuna's fiancé, Kazuto fears that Asuna may be lost to him forever... That is until a fellow survivor of SAO taken form the latest VRMMORPG sensation, ALfheim Online - a screenshot that features someone being held captive who looks entirely too much like Asuna! His hope renewed, Kirito dives headlong into an all-new virtual adventure, but can true love conquer the game?!

  • Sword Art Online: Aincrad, Vol. 2 (manga)

    Sword Art Online: Aincrad, Vol. 2 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Tamako Nakamura

  • Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance, Vol. 2 (manga)

    Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance, Vol. 2 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Tsubasa Haduki

    Kirito jumps into a new VRMMORPG called ALfheim Online (ALO) in search of Asuna, who still hasn't regained consciousness. On his quest to find the World Tree and reach Asuna, he meets a sylph girl named Leafa. A veteran player experienced with the sword, Leafa recognizes that Kirito is motivated by serious circumstances and decides to help him. But...Leafa's identity in the real world is Suguha Kirigaya--Kirito's sister. And it's the glimmer of her beloved brother she sees in Kirito that prompts her to lend him a hand. Now, despite the conflicting interests guiding them on, the pair set off on a journey to the World Tree!!

  • Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance, Vol. 3 (manga)

    Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance, Vol. 3 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Tsubasa Haduki

  • Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet, Vol. 1 (manga)

    Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet, Vol. 1 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Koutarou Yamada

    A year after Kazuto and Asuna escaped from Aincrad, the deadly setting of Sword Art Online, they're still coping with the aftermath as they try to recover from the harrowing experience. Meanwhile, there's a new VRMMO game sweeping the world's gamers--Gun Gale Online. When a mysterious player who calls himself "Death Gun" claims to be responsible for real-world deaths, Kazuto (aka Kirito) is recruited to enter the game to investigate, bringing an end to his hard-won peace!

  • Sword Art Online: Mother's Rosary, Vol. 1 (manga)

    Sword Art Online: Mother's Rosary, Vol. 1 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Tsubasa Haduki

    Kirito and Sinon's battle with Death Gun is over, but mere weeks later, something strange is afoot in the next-generation VRMMO ALfheim Online. A new duelist with a custom sword skill is defeating all comers--including Kirito! But when Asuna goes to face this duelist, she receives something she never expected: an invitation to an exclusive guild! But what is their aim? The Mother's Rosario arc begins!

  • Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet, Vol. 2 (manga)

    Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet, Vol. 2 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Koutarou Yamada

    Kirito has entered the new VRMMO Gun Gale Online in order to investigate the Death Gun incidents, only to discover his avatar is not exactly how he remembers it! He barely knows up from down in this new world, and he needs an ally. He may have found one in the mysterious female sniper Sinon, but she's got an agenda of her own...

  • Sword Art Online: Mother's Rosary, Vol. 2 (manga)

    Sword Art Online: Mother's Rosary, Vol. 2 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Tsubasa Haduki

    Asuna joins forces with the Sleeping Knights guild in their quest to defeat a major boss, but inwardly, she struggles with her ongoing attachment to the VRMMO game. When the time for battle arrives, will she be ready? And when Yuuki's secret is revealed, what will the consequences be?

  • Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet, Vol. 3 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Koutarou Yamada

  • Sword Art Online: Mother's Rosary, Vol. 3 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Tsubasa Haduki

Sword Art Online Progressive

  • Sword Art Online Progressive 1 (light novel)

    Sword Art Online Progressive 1 (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

  • Sword Art Online Progressive 2 (light novel)

    Sword Art Online Progressive 2 (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

  • Sword Art Online Progressive 3 (light novel)

    Sword Art Online Progressive 3 (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

  • Sword Art Online Progressive 4 (light novel)

    Sword Art Online Progressive 4 (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

Accel World

  • Accel World, Vol. 1

    Accel World, Vol. 1

    By Reki Kawahara

    Prepare for a full dive!


    Even in the future, all the advances and innovation in the world can't change the dynamics of the school playground. And for Haruyuki Arita, a fat kid in junior high, that means he's destined to always be at the bottom of the food chain, prime pickings for the school bullies. But when he is approached by Kuroyukihime, a beautiful and aloof upperclassman, Haruyuki's life is turned on its head as he dives into Brain Burst, a mysterious computer program, and the Accelerated World with her help. It's in the Accel World that Haruyuki casts off his depressing reality and takes hold of the chance to become a Burst Linker, a knight to protect his princess!

  • Accel World, Vol. 10 (light novel)

    Accel World, Vol. 10 (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

    "The Sound of Water on a Distant Day"

    2046. Haruyuki, a.k.a Silver Crow, member of the reborn Nega Nebulus, makes a certain blunder and sees a sudden, precipitous drop in Burst Points. Given that he is backed up against the wall, Takumu suggests he hire an Accelerated World "bouncer."

    Spring 2047. Haruyuki is plunged into an unprecedented crisis due to the machinations of new student Seiji Nomi. At the same time in Okinawa on a school trip, Kuroyukihime is set up for a "duel" by a strange Burst Linker.

  • Accel World, Vol. 11 (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

    The Acceleration Research Society, a mysterious organization maneuvering in secret, makes their headquarters at the top of Tokyo Midtown Tower, where the Archangel Metatron is enshrined. This completely invincible Legend-class Enemy guards the Society from all would-be attackers, and so the Seven Kings meet in order to devise some means to defeat the Enemy and the Acceleration Research Society along with it.

    The secret plan they come up with necessitates that Silver Crow gain a new ability, Theoretical Mirror.

    Although he's been ordered to obtain this ability--which can withstand even the instant death of Metatron's ultimate laser--abilities require action to trigger their manifestation, in contrast with the way Incarnate techniques are generated through the imagination. Thus, Haruyuki's powerful imagination won't help him this time!

    While Haruyuki is stumped at how to even begin this difficult task, Ardor Maiden (a.k.a. Utai Shinomiya) begins relating a sad past...

  • Accel World, Vol. 12 (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

  • Accel World, Vol. 2

    Accel World, Vol. 2

    By Reki Kawahara

    Since meeting Kuroyukihime, Haruyuki has managed to grow up a bit. But suddenly this mature Haruyuki is confronted by Tomoko, an elementary school girl he's never met before--who calls him "big brother"?! When Kuroyukihime sees the two of them flirting, the look she gives Haruyuki is like a cold knife stabbing him in the gut! Meanwhile, in the Accelerated World, something very mysterious is taking place...

    A cursed piece of Enhanced Armament called the Armor of Catastrophe is making the rounds, polluting the minds of the duel avatars that don it and causing those avatars to attack at random with no regard for friend or foe. Only Silver Crow, the sole duel avatar with the power of flight, can apprehend the relic. Is Haruyuki up to the challenge on this mission to subjugate the Armor?!

  • Accel World, Vol. 3

    Accel World, Vol. 3

    By Reki Kawahara

    "That's game over, Arita--I mean, Silver Crow."
    His life completely transformed since meeting Kuroyukihime, the most beautiful girl in school, Haruyuki has grown up into a magnificent knight, fat and bullied though he might be.
    As the season turns to spring, a strange new student appears before Haruyuki and his friends, now in eighth grade. This mysterious seventh grader has mastered the art of using Brain Burst in everyday life, despite being curiously absent from the Duel matching list.
    With Kuroyukihime away on a field trip for the ninth grade class, this new member of the student body, in the guise of a warped duel avatar called Dusk Taker, steals "something precious" from Haruyuki with overwhelming force. Cast once again to the bottom rungs of the school hierarchy ladder, Haruyuki is driven into a corner, and his only course of action is--?!

  • Accel World, Vol. 4

    Accel World, Vol. 4

    By Reki Kawahara

    Prepare for a full dive!

    Seiji Nomi is a mysterious new student whose skillful use of Brain Burst abilities in the real world has boosted him to astonishing heights of achievement (not to mention astonishing heights of jerkitude). When Haruyuki's wings are stolen by Seiji's cunning and ability, Haruyuki suffers a crushing defeat. Stripped of his greatest ability, will Haruyuki ever be able to rise again...?

  • Accel World, Vol. 5

    Accel World, Vol. 5

    By Reki Kawahara

    Prepare for a full dive!

    Seiji Nomi's scheming from his position atop the school social hierarchy has ceased. Sky Raker has returned to the Accelerated World, and upon joining Nega Nebulus, she and Kuroyukihime have become a force to be reckoned with. But one day, Haruyuki hears the news that the social camera network has been expanded to include the Hermes' Cord space elevator, and he realizes what the next stage of the game will be: space. Upon arriving, he is aided by a mysterious operator in taking on the biggest mission in the history of Brain Burst! Plus, Kuroyukihime and Haruyuki have a chance to experience their first overnight event--except they have gatecrashers!

  • Accel World, Vol. 6

    Accel World, Vol. 6

    By Reki Kawahara

    The silver wings responsible for the rise of Nega Nebulus, the legion led by Kuroyukihime, are weakening! During the battle with the mysterious Acceleration Research Society, Haruyuki sustained corrosion damage from the revived Chrome Disaster, and he has still been unable to escape its effects. The Seven Kings of Pure Color take this very seriously, and soon they hand down their judgement: purification. Now Haruyuki is faced with a choice--undergo the grueling purification process, or have a bounty on his head and risk being cast out of the Accelerated World altogether!

  • Accel World, Vol. 7

    Accel World, Vol. 7

    By Reki Kawahara

    In order to cleanse Silver Crow (aka Haruyuki), Kuroyukihime and the rest of Nega Nebulus launch an operation to rescue Ardor Maiden. In the midst of this dangerous mission, Silver Crow manages to make contact with Ardor Maiden, but in doing so, he invades the forbidden territory of the Imperial Palace. There he has a vision of Chrome Falcon and Saffron Blossom--but what do they have to do with Haruyuki?!

  • Accel World, Vol. 8

    Accel World, Vol. 8

    By Reki Kawahara

    Haruyuki's desperate battle with his friend Takumu has taken him to the brink, and he finally activates the Destiny, a purified version of the notorious Armor of Catastrophe. It's light versus dark as their fierce fight continues, and the stakes couldn't be higher. If Haruyuki can't rid his friend of the sinister ISS kit that's infected him, Takumu could be lost to the darkness forever. And he just might take Haruyuki with him...

  • Accel World, Vol. 9 (light novel)

    Accel World, Vol. 9 (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

    "I will never forgive you. I will kill you. I will continue to kill you until all your Burst Points are gone and you vanish from the accelerated world."

    Having turned into Chrome Disaster once more, Haruyuki slaughters with the force of a vengeful god the avatars who made Ash Roller suffer. And then he fuses completely with the Armor of Catastrophe, down to his deepest depths. Silver Crow soars above the accelerated world, seeking out enemies to destroy. For his next target, he turns the spearhead of his hatred toward the creators of the ISS kit, the Acceleration Research Society.

    A berserker no one can control. Before this raging figure, a long avatar stands to block his way. His name: Green Grandé. The absolute defense of the Green King, bearer of the most powerful shield, the Strife, collides fiercely with the madness of the cursed avatar! The conclusion to the Armor of Catastrophe arc!

Sword Art Online Progressive Manga

  • Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 1 (manga)

    Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 1 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Kiseki Himura

  • Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 2 (manga)

    Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 2 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Kiseki Himura

  • Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 3 (manga)

    Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 3 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Kiseki Himura

  • Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 4 (manga)

    Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 4 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Kiseki Himura

    While Nezha attempts to atone for his misdeeds, the battle against Sword Art Online's second-floor boss begins! Kirito's uneasy alliance with the other front-runners seems to be holding, but what will happen when the floor boss corners them? Can Nezha rise to the occasion and seize a hero's prize?

  • Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 5 (manga)

    Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 5 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Kiseki Himura

The Isolator (manga)

  • The Isolator, Vol. 1 (manga)

    The Isolator, Vol. 1 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Naoki Koshimizu

    Mysterious objects from space have landed, embedding themselves within human beings around the world and granting them impossible powers according to their deepest wishes. Seventeen-year-old Utsugi Minoru's only wish is to be able to live apart from the world and events around him. But will he remain the same after experiencing his new powers--and new dangers?

  • The Isolator, Vol. 2 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Naoki Koshimizu

    (Volume 1)


    Mysterious objects from space have landed, embedding themselves within human beings around the world and granting them impossible powers according to their deepest wishes. Seventeen-year-old Utsugi Minoru's only wish is to be able to live apart from the world and events around him. But will he remain the same after experiencing his new powers--and new dangers?

Sword Art Online

  • Sword Art Online 1:  Aincrad (light novel)

    Sword Art Online 1: Aincrad (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

  • Sword Art Online 10 (light novel)

    Sword Art Online 10 (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

  • Sword Art Online 11 (light novel)

    Sword Art Online 11 (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

  • Sword Art Online 12 (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

  • Sword Art Online 2:  Aincrad (light novel)

    Sword Art Online 2: Aincrad (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

  • Sword Art Online 3: Fairy Dance (light novel)

    Sword Art Online 3: Fairy Dance (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

  • Sword Art Online 4: Fairy Dance (light novel)

    Sword Art Online 4: Fairy Dance (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

  • Sword Art Online 5: Phantom Bullet (light novel)

    Sword Art Online 5: Phantom Bullet (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

  • Sword Art Online 6 (light novel)

    Sword Art Online 6 (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

  • Sword Art Online 7 (light novel)

    Sword Art Online 7 (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

  • Sword Art Online 8 (light novel)

    Sword Art Online 8 (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

  • Sword Art Online 9 (light novel)

    Sword Art Online 9 (light novel)

    By Reki Kawahara

Accel World (manga)

  • Accel World, Vol. 1 (manga)

    Accel World, Vol. 1 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Hiroyuki Aigamo

    No matter how much the times change, bullied kids aren't going anywhere. And fat junior high school student Haruyuki is one of them. But one day, Haruyuki encounters Kuroyukihime, the most beautiful and elegant girl at school, who gives him a mysterious program: "Brain Burst"...and the secret of the "Accelerated World." He may be at the bottom of the food chain at school, but Haruyuki and his destiny begin to "accelerate" with incredible speed in the virtual realm as he aims for the top!!

    The manga adaptation of Reki Kawahara's wildly popular Accel World light novel series follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, bringing you a futuristic coming-of-age tale about the potential that lies within all of us!

  • Accel World, Vol. 2 (manga)

    Accel World, Vol. 2 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara

    To negate the threat of Cyan Pile, the mysterious enemy attacking Kuroyukihime, Haruyuki--now the Burst Linker Silver Crow--stands up to fight as her knight. But Kuroyukihime's suspicions about the true identity of her foe are placed squarely on a certain person Haruyuki knows well! Suddenly, Haruyuki is at odds with his princess, and this strain in their relationship sends everything careening off in the absolute worst direction! The inevitable clash between Silver Crow and Cyan Pile begins!!

  • Accel World, Vol. 3 (manga)

    Accel World, Vol. 3 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Hiroyuki Aigamo

    Having won his clash against Cyan Pile--aka Takumu--Haruyuki, along with Kuroyukihime and the reformed Takumu, begins to fight as a member of the newly formed Black Legion, Nega Nebulus. As Kuroyukihime's injuries gradually heal, Haruyuki and Takumu train hard in tag battles so they can support her when she gets out of the hospital. But when Haruyuki gets enough points to go up to Level 2, he makes a grave error and finds himself on the verge of losing all his points forever?! Will he be able to stay in the game? And what about the baptism by Red Storm Princess that awaits him on the other side?! Haruyuki's new fight begins now!!

  • Accel World, Vol. 4 (manga)

    Accel World, Vol. 4 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Hiroyuki Aigamo

    Finally, the Red Storm Princess arc reaches its dramatic climax as Haruyuki is faced with the treacherous illusions of Yellow Radio as well as the overwhelming power of the Chrome Disaster armor! Will Silver Crow, Scarlet Rain, and Cyan Pile be able to overcome this deadly onslaught of cunning and strength?

  • Accel World, Vol. 5 (manga)

    Accel World, Vol. 5 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Hiroyuki Aigamo

    In the year 2026, a young man by the name of Kazuto Kirigaya beat Sword Art Online, a VRMMORPG that had become a death trap for its players. He would go on to participate in experimental tests of an entirely new full-dive machine. Meanwhile in 2047, a boy named Haruyuki accelerates himself in order to finish his homework just before class. But in the Accelerated World, he detects a strange tremor. Checking the matching list, he notices a most un-Burst-Linker-like name: "Kirito." It's Kirito vs. Silver Crow as two of author Reki Kawahara's protagonists clash across time and space--and that's just the beginning!

  • Accel World, Vol. 6 (manga)

    Accel World, Vol. 6 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Hiroyuki Aigamo

    When Kuroyukihime returns from her school trip, she finds that Nega Nebulus has had quite the harrowing adventure in her absence, having been taken very much to task by a new threat--Dusk Taker! It seems, though, that the Black Legion has emerged stronger than ever and with two new members to boot! Could it be that they are ready to tackle a new challenge and take their adventures to the next frontier...?!

  • Accel World, Vol. 7 (manga)

    Accel World, Vol. 7 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Hiroyuki Aigamo

Sword Art Online: Girls' Ops

  • Sword Art Online: Girls' Ops, Vol. 1

    Sword Art Online: Girls' Ops, Vol. 1

    By Reki Kawahara, Neko Nekobyou

  • Sword Art Online: Girls' Ops, Vol. 2

    Sword Art Online: Girls' Ops, Vol. 2

    By Reki Kawahara, Neko Nekobyou

    The girls of SAO are back! Liz, Silica, and Leafa, with their new friend Lux--having ruined their clothes in their previous adventure--go to see Ashley, a survivor of Sword Art Online and a legendary master tailor. The price for Ashley's skills is a high one, and in order to pay the tailor, the girls end up in a swimsuit contest! But naturally, this isn't just any swimsuit contest. Will Lux, Liz, Silica, and Leafa get away with their wardrobes and dignity intact?!

  • Sword Art Online: Girls' Ops, Vol. 3

    Sword Art Online: Girls' Ops, Vol. 3

    By Reki Kawahara, Neko Nekobyou

  • Sword Art Online: Girls' Ops, Vol. 4

    By Reki Kawahara, Neko Nekobyou

    Lux has been forced into cooperating with the player-killing guild Laughing Coffin, and she's made a new friend along the way--the orange-named Gwen! But Gwen is the leader of an evil guild causing major problems in ALO, and Lux is on a mission to eliminate her...

Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online

  • Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online, Vol. 1 (manga)

    By Reki Kawahara, Keiichi Sigsawa

The Isolator

  • The Isolator, Vol. 1

    The Isolator, Vol. 1

    By Reki Kawahara

    Sci-fi action, angst, and super-powered teenagers abound in this new series from Reki Kawahara, the acclaimed author of Sword Art Online and Accel World!

    Ever since a terrible childhood tragedy, Minoru Utsugi has wished for one thing: solitude. Years later, a bizarre encounter leaves a mysterious artifact in Minoru's body that grants his wish--but that's far from the end of his troubles. Others have been visited and given powers like Minoru's, but their twisted desires are not so benign. When a murderous force threatens the people Minoru holds dear, will his newfound abilities be enough to stand in its way? And can there be a future for someone who craves eternal solitude above all else? The story of the Isolator begins here!

  • The Isolator, Vol. 2

    The Isolator, Vol. 2

    By Reki Kawahara

    An alien parasite living inside of Minoru Utsugi gives him the power of Isolation--an unbreakable shield that surrounds his body. With this power, he's managed to defeat an evil Ruby Eye. Having done so, he's invited by the Accelerator--a girl named Yumiko--to join a mysterious organization whose goal is to defend humanity from the threat of the Ruby Eyes. Minoru agrees to join, with one condition: Once he has fulfilled his duty, the syndicate will erase all memory of his existence from the world--for Minoru seeks a world without any knowledge of him, a world of total and perfect isolation.

  • The Isolator, Vol. 3

    The Isolator, Vol. 3

    By Reki Kawahara

    Having successfully helped destroy two of the evil Ruby Eyes, Minoru, the Isolator, is recruited by the Syndicate, a secret organization dedicated to their eradication. He teams up with Suu Komura, the Refractor, a young girl said to be the Syndicate's most powerful member, to attack a secret stronghold of the Ruby Eyes. Their target is the most fearsome opponent they've ever faced: the Liquidizer, but their enemy is not what they expected...