Sword Art Online [TV]
In 2022, a Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online (SAO) is released. With the NerveGear, a helmet that stimulates the user’s five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds. This new VRMMORPG, developed by Akihiko Kayaba, is a big hit: he is the man who also invented the NerveGear. On November 6, 10,000 players log into the SAO’s mainframe cyberspace for the first time and discover that they are unable to log out. They discover that they must beat the bosses guarding each of the 100 floors of Aincrad, a steel castle which is also the setting of SAO, battle their way through, and reach the last, 100th floor of the game if they wish to be free. Those who suffer in-game destruction or remove the NerveGear out-of-game will also suffer real-life deaths.