[SAO V16] Chapter 19 and Afterword complete.

Translations of Chapter 19 and the Afterword of Sword Art Online Volume 16 complete.

Click here to read it on its page.

Please note that Chapter 18 is not included. Find Tap’s translation of that here.

All feedback is welcome.

Translation Credits:

Translation – CJ, luacs1998, defan752

Editing – defan752, ZeHaffen, DarthMewtwo

Scans – 仓崎枫子

Terminology – Tap



Author: defan752

I translate stuff for you all to read.

62 thoughts on “[SAO V16] Chapter 19 and Afterword complete.”

  1. The girls fighting over kirito is just annoying as fuck, completely unnecessary dialogue and what’s with Asuna being fidgety and bitchy? Why not give the whole story to the AI that they’re just programs within the Matrix? The boring rivalry among the women destroys the flow of the story. There is also the unnecessary drama of Yui AI which is boring as fuck with clichéd lines of “friendship is power, Love and emotion exist beyond 3 dimensions.” The author is just obviously rushing the ending.


    1. “The girls fighting over kirito”
      Lol, hardly. Are you talking about when they literally share information about him? Because I wouldn’t call that fighting at all, in fact they seemed to enjoy each others’ company towards the end there.

      “completely unnecessary dialogue”
      Is it? You know this how exactly?

      “what’s with Asuna being fidgety and bitchy?”
      Because the man she loves is fucking comatose and surrounded by people she doesn’t know who are refusing to let her see him?

      “Why not give the whole story to the AI that they’re just programs within the Matrix?”
      Because what exactly would that accomplish? It’d probably be more of a hindrance than a help.

      “the unnecessary drama of Yui AI which is boring as fuck with clichéd lines of “friendship is power, Love and emotion exist beyond 3 dimensions.””
      Lol. I’d like to say more, but I’ll just wait for you to figure it out.

      “The author is just obviously rushing the ending”
      The ending that’s been written since ~2008 and he is reviewing and editing as he sees fit? Sure…


    2. Your suggested changes are – how do i say this – horrible as fuck. If any of the things came unexpected to you, you’ve not been paying attention to the last 16 books.


  2. ummm… i wanted to read both chapter 18 and 19, but if i click on the link for chapter 18 it seems tap’s site is down. has it been down for a long time or is it a temporary problem?


  3. Wow, thanks
    was waiting for this to come out for so long … :)
    and it was really GOOD.
    any ideas when v17 will be translated?


  4. Man I’m crying… how long have I been waiting for this? Dam I love it! Thank you so much for this…but now there’s a huge cliffhanger haha. I seriously can’t wait..I hope Sinon and the others show themselves extremely OP along side Kirito. I really do hope they blow their minds off


  5. Thank you so much for this wonderful translation defan. Will you immediately start translating volume 17 when released on April 10?


  6. Damn, i devored the last chapters ! Thank you so much for your translations ! This arc is by far the richest of all SAO ! This series has explored so many possibilities of the soon to come technologies, but the subject of IAs brought it far ! I’m really looking forward to the next volume !

    I kinda feel that if we want to avoid a “Rise of the Machines” IRL scenario, we should approach the IA question like the author of SAO does.


  7. Hi, I posted this already on the SAO subreddit, but for completeness sake here it is again ;)

    Some weird sentences:
    even someone were awake –> even if someone were awake?
    but this has to be one step to far –>
    but this has been one step to far
    but this had to be one step to far?

    There was one more, will edit if I catch it again.

    I will add a PDF to my SAO Archive, though it will take probably till the end of the week.


      1. Can i trouble you to comment again after you added the higher quality images? because I want to download it only after that… Sorry for the trouble and thanks in advance!


        1. I can, but the person editing the images has a tight schedule, so it’s delayed for the moment. I wanted to post the moment I switched them, but it is taking longer than anticipated


      2. Your pdf edition is very good. I’m likely prefer youre pdf version. Do you have facebook account or email? Thank You


  8. Wooooww..
    Thank you so much defan752, i’m very happy can read this, i will wait day to day to next volume (17), gambate defan752


  9. How can random people are able to connect to the underworld? I thoght you could join that thing using the ftl machine (or whatever the name was) only, the “grafics” shouldn’t even be compatible with the neo sphere… I mean i am gonna keep reading this but goddam it’s getting kinda of ridiculous lol.
    Thanks for the translation btw :D


      1. Yeah but this “underworld” was made using this “ftl” machine wich has realistic graphics, food taste… And that was create by using the fluctlight (ftl) and the only way to join this world is using the ftl machine, that can only be found in this base, becouse it “extract” (?) your ftl and it put it in this world. (Sorry for my bad english, hope you understand what i am saying)


  10. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was just thinking of going to sleep when I decided to check this. Now I’m wide awake jumping for joy anticipating the arrival of kirito’s elite vrmmo friends. SAO clearing group and General Eugene to the front please ! We saw how the 50k forces of darkness crumbled at the hands of the 16 integrity knights. Now how will they fare against the elite players and accounts of japans vrmmo players ?! I’m so stoked. I’m just a little confused at how ppl are able to dive in the underworld with the Amusphere. Will the underworld appear as real as it did to kirito and Asuna ? Will Amusphere users feel pain and experience after effects like the Fairy king Oberon in the Alfheim arc ? Ahhhhh I might try to learn Japanese in a month so I can read the next volume in April. Too stoked.


    1. Thank you again to everyone who worked on this =D thank you defan752, luacs1998, darthmewtwo, CJ, ZeHaffen, and the guy who’s name is provided in kanji for the scans !!!


  11. Thanks a lot defan. Good and timely translation, now waiting for 10th April. Btw, is Chapter 18 completely translated by Tap ? I feel like that translation ain’t yet complete. Could someone confirm that ?


  12. Sweet, thanks so much. When Yui and company arrived in the story at the end, i jumped out of my seat with a “YEAH, LET’S GET IT ON”


  13. ⊂⊃     (⌒⌒)
      Thanks    ||||| 
       Nepu!! / ~~~ \  ⊂⊃
      ⊂⊃ /  ^ω ^ \  ⊂⊃

    Cant wait for the next volume


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