[SAO v18] Afterword

Note: The afterword itself has no spoilers, save for the ending of the Aincrad arc.

The afterword of Volume 18 has been translated.

Click here to read it.

This is unusual for me, since I usually complete the afterword of a book when I finish the book first, but considering the recent news on what could possibly become SAO Volume 19 (Volume 18 spoiler warning!), we thought it would be a good idea to publish the afterword of Volume 18, since it contains some thoughts from the author pertaining to the future of the series. Please note that we have not begun work on this volume proper, and are still actively focusing on Volume 17.

As always, comments are appreciated.

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SAO: Project Alicization – Chapter 1

UPDATE: This chapter is now updated with good scans and refreshed text. Enjoy!


This is a release of Chapter 1 of the Sword Art Online: Project Alicization manga adaptation. I have worked with several nice people on this, and the chapter has been uploaded to Batoto, which will be linked below.

Read Chapter 1 here. 

As always, comments are appreciated.

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[KC V5] Volume 5 complete

Chapter 8, the Epilogue, and the Afterword have been added to the Volume 5 page. Click this link to jump to Chapter 8.

NOTE: Half of the volume was translated when I was relatively inexperienced. I need to go back and edit the first few chapters. I do not recommend making any EPUBs or PDFs before I announce that the entire volume has been edited.

This marks the first light novel volume I have completed on my own. Thank you for all of your support these years!

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[SAO v17] Chapter 20 – Each of their Battles

Translation of Chapter 20 of Sword Art Online Volume 17 complete. 

Click this link to read it on its page.

This post will be updated as more of the volume is released.

Thank you to all who helped. All feedback is welcome.

Translation Credits:

Translation – defan752, luacs1998

Editing – CJ, David Ruegg, Aozora Kei, defan752, ZeHaffen, Adam, Shiina, DarthMewtwo

Scans – ruranobe.ru

Illustration Editing – Mttblue2

Consultation – SAO Wiki

Request for help on SAO

Hey, this is to all readers and non-readers of SAO:

I’m looking for editors who can read Japanese and compare it to an existing English translation, then edit that translation. It’s a lot of work, so any help would be greatly appreciated, and will speed up the release of Volume 17.

If you’re interested in helping, please email me at kevin.defan@gmail.com.