Why are we doing this...?
When Haruhiro came to, he was in the darkness. Not knowing why he was here, or where ""here"" even was. With him were others who also remembered little more than their own names. What they found when they came out of the underground was a world that was ""just like a game."" In order to survive, Haruhiro forms a party with others in the same situation as him, learns Skills, and takes his first steps forward into the world of Grimgar as a Trainee Volunteer Soldier.
Not knowing what awaits him... This is a tale of adventure born from the ashes.
There's no way to beat this game. The only difference is when and where you die...
One month has passed since Akihiko Kayaba's deadly game began, and the body count continues to rise. Two thousand players are already dead.
Kirito and Asuna are two very different people, but they both desire to fight alone. Nonetheless, they find themselves drawn together to face challenges from both within and without. Given that the entire virtual world they now live in has been created as a deathtrap, the surviving players of Sword Art Online are starting to get desperate, and desperation makes them dangerous to loners like Kirito and Asuna. As it becomes clear that solitude equals suicide, will the two be able to overcome their differences to find the strength to believe in each other, and in so doing survive?
Sword Art Online: Progressive is a new version of the Sword Art Online tale that starts at the beginning of Kirito and Asuna's epic adventure--on the very first level of the deadly world of Aincrad!
Breaking free of his death loop in the royal city, Subaru awakes in an opulent mansion, being tended to by the twin maids Ram and Rem. After sustaining terrible injuries, he has been taken to the home of the Margrave Roswaal, Emilia's guardian. The two maids, along with the young librarian Beatrice, are the sole guardians of the mansion's forbidden library, but their quiet, peaceful days come to a violent end when another cycle of death begins! Subaru is the only one who remembers the time he's spent with the people he cares about, but will he be able to save them?
Now that the tournament is over, Negi wants to find his missing students and take them home. But first, he's confronted by a sinister man who claims to know the answers to all of Negi's questions. He promises to share those answers-but only if Negi will join his cause. ? Available on DVD from FUNimation Entertainment ? Includes special extras after the story!