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Sword Art Online (Kenji)
Story Information
Publish 27th August 2019
Author Kenji Hiroshi
Status In-progress

Sword Art Online (ソードアート・オンライン, Sōdo Āto Onrain) is a Japanese light novel series written by Kawahara Reki. This particular fanon spin-off, authored by User:Kenji Hiroshi, began in August of 2019. The main character is Kenji Hiroshi. The story format is based on that of the Progressive series, specifically the light novels.


SAOK is split into several parts, each with an individual theme guiding the chapters.

  • The first part, comprising ten individual chapters between December 4th and December 31st of 2022, deals with "companionship". These chapters where published between August 28th, 2019, and September 14th, 2019, and served to introduce the main characters and lay the foundation for additional chapters.
  • The second part, comprising a currently unspecified number of chapters, deals with "determination".


Aincrad arc

Part I: Companionship

Part II:





  • Loki


Author's notes

Behind the scenes

  • The main and supporting characters all share their names with various characters in my Bleach stories.
  • Whilst Progressive remains the primary reference point for the background story certain aspects, such as Sword Skills, are based on those seen in the various console games. Hollow Factor and Lost Song specifically.
  • The intent is to carry the story up until the 75th Floor. At this point the story will diverge into two branches:
  • The first, which will continue the canon story, will continue to be posted under the abbreviation SAOK. This branch of the story will be available to read here.
  • The second, which will feature a non-canon story exploring the 76th-100th floor of Aincrad, will run concurrently and be posted under the Sword Art Online Alternate (Kenji) title, abbreviated as SAOAK. This branch of the story will be linked from here but be featured on


  • The shorthand for Sword Art Online (Kenji) is SAOK.
  • The shorthand for Sword Art Online Alternate (Kenji) is SAOAK.
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