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Posted 7/17/13 , edited 7/17/13
The manga is based off the novels since that isnt made clear in this and its going to be a very slow ride to get thru all the floors especially if you only read manga scans. But he seems to have hinted or covered a lot of the major events in the original novel series as the story went.

The original SAO was a web novel and is already completely written to the end of alicicrization and he went a different route with char development compared to a lot of similar writers and took it slow and dragged it out till after the first arc which ends after Elfhelm, instead of putting it all up front; but the story IMO is about the technology, kirito, and asuna and he does it well enough. Considering the novels that are being released are just copies of the web novel with a few edits here and there you have to give him some credit.

Fans wanted more about the games themselves which he did not do well they were a background and not the main attraction. To me at least the technology seemed to be the focus and the relationships of characters after that with being inventive in games last. Taking into acct he has to think about humans actually performing feats in the games its a lot to delve into, your not just hitting a keypad.

His writing matured a bit with Accel World so Progressive should be a good read.
Is a lot to pick at with his writing style but hes got a good imagination and tells a decent story..
If only the anime was as good as the novels.. i read them several times and have yet to finish the piece of crap adaption..sad.
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Posted 7/18/13 , edited 7/18/13
you can read about why Kawahara Reki decided to write the progressive version here:
http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Sword_Art_Online_Progressive:Volume_1_Afterword
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Posted 7/18/13

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Interesting, though I haven't read the manga of the original SAO, I did enjoy the anime some, makes me wonder if this reboot becomes popular if they will reboot the anime.





Somewhat_Insane_Monkey wrote:

I could care less about a reboot, I just want to see the Gun Gale Online part get animated

I was wondering if any body could tell me what this SAO manga is about, is it completely new story line to the original or is it someone is just making the original better. oh and what does everyone mean by reboot the anime, like re-animate the orginal anime as I Love it, I do not thing it needs changing at all ???
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Posted 7/18/13 , edited 7/18/13


The new manga seems to be the same story line, but in more detail, like how the light novels are, the old manga from what i've found out and been told is rushed much like the anime series, when compared to the novels, and it skips a lot of good detail. So the new manga seems to be following more closely to the light novels, from everything i've read (i have never read the novels thus can't comment on how accurate it actually is) Also looking into it, the original author of SAO is doing this new SAO:P series as well, so it isn't some random person picking it up to just do try to make it better.

As for reboot the anime, usually that means that they are redoing the anime from scratch, usually to make it better (better visuals or story or both), though sometimes this can be a failure since it can easily not be done better or a lot of people preferred the original. I personally would only like a reboot IF the new manga does go into more detail like the novels meaning they could do a new anime with more detail, character development, etc etc.
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Posted 7/18/13
Good move isn't it? I do look forward to a third anime season which would be about this "Guns Blaze" or whatever it was called. But making a detailed Manga for each floor in Sword Art Online, Aincrad is great since the first season is so much better received. At least i liked it much more than the second. So maybe before season 3, going through Aincrad again is cool. :p
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Posted 7/19/13
i was impressed with the progressive manga, especially since i didnt like the orginal manga, i hope reki animates the progressive manga as well.

i think the anime was very well done (not at all a piece of crap *cough* gtfo querkle ) and i look forward to more seasons but imo gun gale online and mothers rosario would be best served as movies instead of having them stretched out over a full season. i think the alicizaton arc will be the best anime out though and will probably top the first season.
Posted 7/19/13

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Oh my god this looks amazing. Any chance you could put up a link to it? I can't seem to find it anywhere.


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Any chance anyone know who did the art?


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Posted 7/19/13


The new manga seems to be the same story line, but in more detail, like how the light novels are, the old manga from what i've found out and been told is rushed much like the anime series, when compared to the novels, and it skips a lot of good detail. So the new manga seems to be following more closely to the light novels, from everything i've read (i have never read the novels thus can't comment on how accurate it actually is) Also looking into it, the original author of SAO is doing this new SAO:P series as well, so it isn't some random person picking it up to just do try to make it better.

As for reboot the anime, usually that means that they are redoing the anime from scratch, usually to make it better (better visuals or story or both), though sometimes this can be a failure since it can easily not be done better or a lot of people preferred the original. I personally would only like a reboot IF the new manga does go into more detail like the novels meaning they could do a new anime with more detail, character development, etc etc.


the SAO:P manga follows the SAO:P Light Novel, which in itself is also a reboot of the original SAO light novel, in the sense that SAO:P aims to flesh out the Aincrad Arc, by including in more stories about Kirito's time in Sword art online.

The first boss fight that kirito did, in which he met Asuna, was NOT actually included in the LN of SAO, but only added later in SAO:P.

The differences between the SAO anime and the SAO light novels are not that big. so the anime was not that much more rushed than the Light Novels. i mean the first volume of SAO LN pretty much covered the first arc. the second volume were just a bunch of random side stories. such as kirito joining his first clan, or him helping out that little girl (liliath i think might have been her name) who lost her pet. (sry i am not very good with remembering names in both anime and manga)

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I just read the first chapter of that SAO:P manga, I must say I wasn't too impressed. I actually preferred the way that the original SAO began with Kirito meeting Klein and all that, it felt like a very appropriate beginning. SAO:P was like an information dump of Asuna's real life issues. Hopefully they make this a little better by the next chapter. I'm pretty lenient, I generally give mangas 5 chapters before I drop them.

If I were to rewrite SAO, I think I would start it off the exact same way that Kawahara did, because I thought that was a very good opening, but then continue it with a sort of adventure / travel anime type pacing. By that I mean pace it sort of like King of Bandits Jing, Tegami Bachi, or Kino no Tabi. Kirito would still be the main character of the whole over-arching story, but on an episodic basis he would be an observer or someone who is caught up in each case of drama rather than being in the middle of it.
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Posted 7/20/13

xxJing wrote:

I just read the first chapter of that SAO:P manga, I must say I wasn't too impressed. I actually preferred the way that the original SAO began with Kirito meeting Klein and all that, it felt like a very appropriate beginning. SAO:P was like an information dump of Asuna's real life issues. Hopefully they make this a little better by the next chapter. I'm pretty lenient, I generally give mangas 5 chapters before I drop them.

If I were to rewrite SAO, I think I would start it off the exact same way that Kawahara did, because I thought that was a very good opening, but then continue it with a sort of adventure / travel anime type pacing. By that I mean pace it sort of like King of Bandits Jing, Tegami Bachi, or Kino no Tabi. Kirito would still be the main character of the whole over-arching story, but on an episodic basis he would be an observer or someone who is caught up in each case of drama rather than being in the middle of it.


I agree, showing it like an adventure would definitely be interesting. Could have turned into one of those long shows, seeing as it didn't end before the 75th floor(right?).
Slowly going through each floor and including more background stories on the characters would be wicked.
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Posted 7/21/13
Lol yet another SAO manga. This one is about the girl characters in sword art online.
It's called Sword art online - Girls Ops
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Posted 5/1/14 , edited 5/4/14
They have released up to 9 chapters now and from what i've read i'm enjoying this slower pace version of SAO. It's making me want to jump into that world like the anime did for me at first. It mostly sticks with Asuna and Kirito is around too. However just seeing how they are now and how they will be is so funny. I won't spoil anything tho but it's simply called Sword Art Online: Progressive.
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Hey,

I have a question about SAO novel and SAO: Progressive novel. I can care less about the manga since I know the manga doesn't have much details in it.

I want to ask what is the difference between SAO light novel and SAO: Progressive novel? I know both of them is light novel but not sure what is the difference because I just ordered the SAO novel today, I'm afraid I might ordered it wrong and should've order the SAO: Progressive ...if I could.

Posted 5/4/14

sakurafever20071221 wrote:

Hey,

I have a question about SAO novel and SAO: Progressive novel. I can care less about the manga since I know the manga doesn't have much details in it.

I want to ask what is the difference between SAO light novel and SAO: Progressive novel? I know both of them is light novel but not sure what is the difference because I just ordered the SAO novel today, I'm afraid I might ordered it wrong and should've order the SAO: Progressive ...if I could.


If I remember correctly, the first volume of the Progressive series goes back and tells the story of how Kirto and Asuna meet though I believed I didn't want to check it out because it was a rehash if you already seen the anime. Don't quote me on that though. All in all though, Progressive was an add-on or something along the lines. If you're ordering the English Light Novel from yen press, then I don't recall that Progressive is being translated at this time.
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sakurafever20071221 wrote:

Hey,

I have a question about SAO novel and SAO: Progressive novel. I can care less about the manga since I know the manga doesn't have much details in it.

I want to ask what is the difference between SAO light novel and SAO: Progressive novel? I know both of them is light novel but not sure what is the difference because I just ordered the SAO novel today, I'm afraid I might ordered it wrong and should've order the SAO: Progressive ...if I could.


If I remember correctly, the first volume of the Progressive series goes back and tells the story of how Kirto and Asuna meet though I believed I didn't want to check it out because it was a rehash if you already seen the anime. Don't quote me on that though. All in all though, Progressive was an add-on or something along the lines. If you're ordering the English Light Novel from yen press, then I don't recall that Progressive is being translated at this time.


So, Progressive is kind of like the anime? While Light novel is the original?
Will the Light novel talks about Kirito and Asuna?
Yeah, I realize that the Progressive isn't being translate to English version.
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