Sword Art Online

Series Title: Sword Art Online

Author: Reki Kawahara

Type: Light novel

More info: MyAnimeList

Main Story

Volume 15: Alicization Invading 

Volume 16: Alicization Exploding

Volume 17: Alicization Awakening


Short Story

chromatic colors (abec Art Works)

The Beginning: Prologue (Ordinal Scale site)

84 thoughts on “Sword Art Online”

  1. Thank you so much for all of your hard work! I eagerly anticipate your new releases. On top of putting in the work, you are a very good translator as well.


  2. hey i was trying to start sao’s lightnovels but I can’t find the first 6 novels. could someone help me out?


  3. Defan-samaaaa when is the complete chapter 21?!?! Me hyped af!!

    You the only one, you da real MVP pls keep on translating for more years to come. Merry christmas!


  4. Defan! Thank you for putting in what must be countless hours to deliver these translations so that we all can enjoy Reki Kawahara’s work! It is much appreciated!


        1. I’m sorry, I couldn’t find the rest

          ~Kacirun >bryan commented: “only vol 17 is up. where are the rest?” >


  5. Hey Defan, was just wondering how long it takes you on average to translate a whole novel. Volume 18 came out really recently and I can’t wait for your translation. I noticed you mentioned about 2-3 months for a previous volume. Is this the case for this volume?
    Anyway, all pestering aside, I love the work you are doing and I hope you get something out of it.

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  6. Thank you so much for your translation! I really reading this book and i truly appreciate your hard work! usually i never leave any comment like this one but i just enjoyed reading this too much. Looking forward to the next one. Thank you in advance ^_^


  7. Could you Please Notify me About The Next SAO Light Novel Volume 17 Translation dates and when are u going to publish It


  8. Firstly of all Much appreciated for the of the effort of bringing joy to our hearts from language to another
    Secondly we really need some info on the progress of volume 16 since we’ve seen some talk about chapter 18 of the volume translated
    And finally we hope the continue of this grace


  9. Hello, I’m looking for the first couple of volumes, the links above don’t work anymore :( I read SAO a couple of years ago, and I remembered it today, but I found out it was taken down :( If possible, could someone share a download?
    Thank you so much!


  10. Please can anyone tell me the download link of Sword Art Online Volume 16 or give me Sword Art Online Volume 16 pdf? [ Any language will be okay]


  11. So, I notice that Volume 16, chapter 18 is partially done translating…is that a mistake and volume 15 is really what’s being translated, or have I been gone for a reeeeealy long time?


  12. Hi guys. I very need a 16 vol of Sword art online.
    Who has a link in engish or russian?
    P.S read with rus accent, cause i from russia.


  13. Guys, thank u very much 2 translate this LN for us.. continue it and God will surely pour out his blessings for you and your crew including your family… Gambatte and continue the hard work… God bless….


  14. Hello i am new here, have tou made translations for the other volumes rather than 15? Like 1-14 would be awesome, but 12 is priority, i really need 12. If there is, please show me link :)


    1. Hi, sam guy, andrew, found what i was looking for. But another problem arised, you notic the illustrations at the begginning of every a book, most of the versions are transalted, but 12’s are not, i really need those illustration’s dialogues translated :(. I love them. :)


    1. Can’t download vol 2-3, and maybe also the other volume. It was said that The file you attempted to download has been previously claimed by a copyright holder through a valid DMCA request and cannot be downloaded.

      Still have questions, or think we’ve made a mistake? Please contact support for further assistance

      Can you help me?


    1. Hi, Alicization is one long arc with continuous chapters that are divided into LNs. The LN volumes collect 3-4 chapters per volume, and Volume 15 starts at chapter 14.


  15. Now that volume 16 is almost out, do you know if you’ll be translating it, and if yes, do you know when you’ll be able to start the translation ?


    1. the Alicization Volumes are all connected, story and chapters, the first Chapter for the Alicization Arc is Volume 9, and it continues to Volume 15+ without pausing.


  16. Thank you for the hard work of translating for everyone. I wonder if you might be interested in translate Mahouka Kouko no Rettousei as its translation has been halted right now


  17. Can’t wait this 17th chapter !

    I also have a question : do you plan to translate the progressive edition any time soon ?


  18. omg 60% :D thanks defan for everything. the quality of your translations are awesome enough so i can visualize everything! ^^


      1. Hey Mr. Defan, would you happen to have an approximate estimation for when your translation of Volume 16 (of Sword Art Online of course) will be released? You said “Fall of 2015” but I was hoping you would be able to shine some light on how soon that could be expected? The hype is real man! Keep up the good work.


        1. Right now, someone on my team’s going slowly through the Japanese raw version of the book. Things will speed up once we get hold of the Chinese translation.

          I don’t really want to make promises that I’m likely to break, but my best guess is that it’s going to take about 2-3 months.

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          1. love to help with translation- any possibility to join in? i know jap (self learning for 2years) , chinese (mandarine – mothertongue) and english (formal language at work)


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