Sword Art Online

Anime • 2012 • Action  

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In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now...
This anime contains 33 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Scoosan
There is no dog in this Anime
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Is there body horror?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Dogliker64
Very graphic, gets in the house
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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The main character's love interest, Asuna, gets molested multiple times by the villain
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Scoosan
there are multiple Bosses that die in this Anime.
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Are animals abused?
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VeeIrie
In the first episode they throw rocks at a wild boar. And then I think they kill it. It’s in the virtual reality world so technically it’s mot real but still upsetting to see.
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SlugThumb
A young girl's pet dragon dies on screen after being clubbed in mid-air by a large, hostile ape.

Deaths in Sword Art Online, being set in a virtual reality video game, are sometimes emotionally impactful but rarely gruesome in the first half of Season 1, consisting of the creature or person being instantly annihilated, shattering into shiny blue polygons that simply float away and disappear.
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Yes, an older male sexually harrases a minor.
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone restrained?
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Ocelot8910
Honestly this is the main reason season 1 of sword art online kinda sucks, Asuna is raped several times, and other characters are put in situations that force them to do something sexual, for instance a character is lifted up upside down so her skirt will fall down. And in season 2 Sinon is assaulted, though it is not as traumatic as the others
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SiRenfield
Attempted in the Fairy Dance Arc ,but honestly it is graphic enough that I have to technically say yes
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Scoosan
Actually only ONE character is burned.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Klev
A character has his limbs cut off by a protagonist. No blood but still happening on screen
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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TalGordin
Someone is hanged and dies, but it later turns out to be an act. That person is okay but they are visibly hanged by the neck with a rope from a building. Since the setting is a virtual reality, he turns into pixels, to show as if he died.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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SlugThumb
Yui's death, while upsetting, is ultimately reversed in the following arc, seeing as she is an AI program, she is easily restored and her code turned into a game object by a protagonist
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Myrmidon
There is a orphanage, so it is implied that their parents died.
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Ocelot8910
Oooooh yeah! Before the author new how to write, this was his cheat code, throw naked woman into shower/bath for no reason. Not including the movie, I don't believe there is any nudity but it comes close... a lot
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Kama
Season 2 with Shinon, she has a trauma with guns in the real world and she has flash back to it a few times.

Also season 4 episode 15, Asuna coughs a lot of blood. Episode 16, Leafa cough some blood too.

Seasons 1 & 3 are safe
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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A character is attacked with a syringe in Season 2, though the attack is unsuccessful and is blocked by a piece of plastic stuck to the character's chest
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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TalGordin
Seasons 1&2 have hospital scenes.
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TalGordin
Not cancer, but a teenage girl dies of HIV in season 2
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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A protagonists's love interest outright says that they will kill themselves if that protagonist were to die, stating that they cannot live without the other.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Ocelot8910
There are several shots of people jumping off of Aincrad, they cannot survive that. And given the situation they are put in, that reaction is understandable, definitely not a good reaction though
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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mirosspeck
[Spoilers] During the GGO arc, Kirito is misgendered due to his feminine-looking avatar; he unfortunately takes advantage of this to befriend arc heroine Sinon
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SiRenfield
Agil survives the events of the first arc (and even then I’m pretty sure the first real deaths are of ethnically Japanese characters) and becomes a somewhat recurring character afterwards
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Ocelot8910
While Kirito doesn't technically wear a dress he gets in a semi-formal outfit in season 2... basically a female disguise and because of that there are some moments of comedy
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
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SiRenfield
The Alfheim Arc involves Asuna’s father arranging a marriage between her (who is 17 at this point and considered to be mentally younger due to being in a comatose state for two years) and his much older business partner (age not clear but at least old enough to be a high level executive) without her consent …literally as, again, she’s also in a coma. There’s also a joke in the first episode implying an older man is grooming a teenager in a video game
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Sex
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Ocelot8910
Yes and the gross part is that almost all sexual content features one or more minors... at least until Alicization
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SiRenfield
Sadly the vast majority of the female characters, including underage ones
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Anonymous
One character is in love with her adopted brother- who is also her cousin. Nothing happens between them.
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Spoiler
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Ocelot8910
No. While Santa is featured in the show, it doesn't spoil him
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Ocelot8910
On the first episode of the first season Kirito gets a paper cut, and that is the most blood I have ever seen come out of a paper cut. And near the end of season one there is quite the violent sequence between Kirito and Sugo. And if you thought that was bad just wait for Alicization.
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Does someone drown?
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TalGordin
The entire first half of the second season is gun violence.
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