"Sword Art Online" Light Novel and Manga Release Details Listed

Both versions due in spring 2014

Hachette's site has begun listing details for the first Sword Art Online releases from their manga imprint, Yen Press. The Sword Art Online: Aincrad volume 1 light novel is out April 22, 2014 for $13.00 USD/$14.00 CAD, with the Sword Art Online: Aincrad v1 manga out March 25, 2014 for $20.00 US/$22.00 CAN.

 

Sword Art Online 1: Aincrad
By Reki Kawahara (Trade Paperback, 2014)
Read the novel that started it all!

In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online-a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other-opens its virtual doors, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in the game world by manipulating their brain waves to create 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...


    Price: $13.00 US/$14.00 CAN
    Pages: 200
    Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
    ISBN-13: 9780316371247
    On Sale Date: 04/22/2014

 

Sword Art Online: Aincrad (manga)
By Reki Kawahara (Trade Paperback, 2014)

  • Price: $20.00 US/$22.00 CAN
  • Pages: 384
  • Physical Dimensions: 5" x 7-1/2"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316371230
  • On Sale Date: 03/25/2014
- See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/reki-kawahara/sword-art-online-aincrad-manga/9780316371230/#sthash.TEWerGLR.dpuf

Price: $20.00 US/$22.00 CAN
Pages: 384
Physical Dimensions: 5" x 7-1/2"
ISBN-13: 9780316371230
On Sale Date: 03/25/2014

Sword Art Online 1: Aincrad

By Reki Kawahara (Trade Paperback, 2014)
- See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/reki-kawahara/sword-art-online-1-aincrad/9780316371247/#desc

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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