Kirito tried to attack the tanks, dealing some damage, but three healer mages quickly healed them while the other six offense mages then cast offensive fire spells at Kirito, greatly injuring him. As the weapon had not actually been acquired yet, Kazuto resolved to retrieve the blade before anyone else, and thus gathered Asuna, Keiko, Rika, Ryoutarou, and Shino for an expedition to Jötunheimr. As Kirito tried to open the door, he was unable to because, as Yui told, the door was not locked by the quest, but by admins instead. However, as the raid party celebrated their victory, someone from Group C brought up the death of Diavel and blamed Kirito for withholding information which led to Diavel's death. Resolving to ensure Asuna's survival, he faced the doors and followed the other raid members as they charged into the boss room and commenced battle with Illfang and his guards. Months later, in school, Kazuto had just finished a class and headed outside to meet up with Asuna. Several months had passed since Kirito and Eugeo had left Rulid Village and had been working as stable boys for a family of farmers. Hearing that, Kirito decided to go take a closer look at it and used his controller to fly to the scene of the battle. In an interview with series creator Reki Kawahara, when asked whether Kirito's personality and character were based on his own, the author responded that he does not usually put aspects of himself into his characters, and jokingly remarked that "but if I had to say there was a point of similarity between Kirito and myself, it is the fact that neither of us are good at forming parties. Bold - David - Jake - Kenta - Lax - Summon, Dashin - Hidehide - Nagama - Nobu - Saika - Yasu, Benjamin - Casa - Frost - Koenig - Yamada - Let's Play Host, Batian - Boss - Costa - Lorosae - Panama - Rio, Aburi - Hagashi - Kosogi - Kubiri - Oroi - Shibori -, Kirigaya Minetaka (Uncle-in-Law, Adoptive father). Kazuto eventually reunites with Asuna in the real world and The Seed is released onto the Internet, reviving Aincrad as other VRMMORPGs begin to thrive. Kirito questioned why she was in the town and listened to her explanation. After returning to Floria, Kirito and Silica promised to meet again in the real world. ", "Sword Art Online's Kirito Tops Newtype Character Popularity Poll", "Eugeo Isn't the Only Character on the Back of abec's Sword Art Online Artbook", "Top 20 Anime Characters Japanese Fans Would Name Their Children After", "Japanese restaurant makes awesome anime and game character pancake art, takes requests", "Sword Art Online's Umaibo Promo Features Asuna, Yūki", "Man At Arms Forges Replica of Asuna's "Wind Fleuret" from "Sword Art Online, "A-1 Pictures Shows Off "Sword Art Online II" Perfume", "New Sword Art Online glasses cut blue light from screens, include awesome extras", "Christmas cards are too mainstream, get your hands on these awesome anime-inspired cards! Seven hours later, the girl awoke, desiring to return to the Labyrinth again, thus Kirito suggested going to the First Floor Boss Strategy conference at Tolbana instead, if she truly wished to beat the game, instead of just dying pointlessly. Kirito asked Yui what was she supposed to be in the game, and she took the form of a Navigation Pixie. Kirito killed the one carrying the flower while Coper intentionally kills the one with the fruit while triggering the fruit, which caused many Little «Nepenthes» to swarm on their position. Kazuto rides a bike which has also had a multitude of passengers including Asuna, Suguha, and Shino. Kirito began to have doubts about his strength, having flashbacks from SAO. Kirito said that it seemed that everyone in SAO, including Asuna, viewed him as being older than he really was and, since he had never denied it, he had trouble admitting it to her at some point in the story. Since Eugeo was flustered, Kirito accompanied him to Raios Antinous and Humbert's room to discuss the matter with them; the nobles played dumb and the matter was left as such. When the blacksmith offered her best sword, he expressed his dissatisfaction with its light weight and decided to test its durability by striking it against the Elucidator, accidentally shattering the former. He defended Asuna, but was injected with Succinylcholine and was later taken in an ambulance. Eugeo took a hand in the fight, and used his Blue Rose Sword's «Armament Full Control Art» to freeze Fanatio. Handle covered with imitation leather. Kazuto currently lives at Kawagoe City in the Saitama prefecture with his family, though his uncle is frequently away from home. Kirito continued to defend against Fanatio, and after getting an upper hand, he found out that Fanatio was a woman. As dusk fell, Kirito was requested by Asuna to teach her the basics of player versus player combat, thus the two initiated a first-strike duel. Before he logged into GGO, he shared his guilt of having killed three Laughing Coffin members to stop them from harming others and then forcefully forgetting about their deaths. Alice broke herself free but, before she could reassemble her sword, Kirito unleashed his Armament Full Control against her sword to keep Alice occupied while Eugeo used Cardinal's dagger. However, they rejected his request, until Eugeo heard the knight's name, and remembered that he was the one that took Alice away. They attacked Kirito but were forced to surrender due to his higher level. When the girl drew his attention to an icon that appeared within her view after they consumed the dessert, the boy explained that the dish gave an hour-long buff that highlighted relics littered throughout the town. As Asuna and a small group of Sword Art Online survivors were not logged out from Sword Art Online in the aftermath of the incident, Kazuto began playing ALfheim Online as a Spriggan due to seeing an in-game screenshot of what resembled Asuna, and thus wanting to investigate the matter. This sword's design compares alike features with the Last Wish, another … He, along with Klein, held off the guild for three minutes before succumbing to the overwhelming numbers. After learning the mechanics of Bullet Lines from Sinon, Kirito decided to try the game himself. After teleporting to the Town of Beginnings, Kirito, Asuna, and Agil investigated the Monument of Life at the Black Iron Palace, where they verified that Grimlock was still alive, while a player named Kains had indeed died that day at 18:27. She activated her «Armament Full Control Art» once again, which Kirito countered with his own «Armament Full Control Art». That being said, all the items that he had in SAO, though no longer usable, confirmed that his SAO save data was brought over to ALO for some reason.  The avatar also has pale white complexion and red lips. Kirito eventually put an end to the game by defeating the final boss, thus clearing the game. In an official character popularity poll hosted by Dengeki Bunko for the cover of abec Art Works, Kazuto's SAO avatar ranked fourth, GGO avatar ranked nineteenth, his Alicization avatar ranked twenty-eighth, while his real life persona ranked twenty-second. The Salamander party cornering them consisted of three tanks and nine mages. Taken from a «Forest Elven Inferior Knight» defeated on the 4. Kazuto Kirigaya (jap. With that thought in mind, Kirito informed the girl of the incident, requesting to resume their player versus player combat practices in the morning before proceeding any further with clearing the 6th Floor, to which she agreed. Weight He decided to complete a quest, which he knew of from the beta period, to obtain a new sword. Made by Players for Players. After fifteen minutes of hiking and fighting monsters along the way, the trio reached the Dark Elf Base, hidden by a Forest-Sinking Charm.  In a costume swap between video games Sword Art Online: Lost Song and God Eater 2: Rage Burst, Lost Song received a Julius costume for Kirito and an Alisa costume for Asuna whilst Rage Burst received costumes of Kirito and Sinon. After this, Kirito announced his feelings for Asuna, and the two asked for another leave after the incident, which Heathcliff accepted. Eventually at some point, Asuna's parents decided he would be her future partner while still completely unaware of his true nature. During these final moments, Asuna and Kirito revealed their names: Yuuki Asuna and Kirigaya Kazuto, to each other.  Due to the initial popularity of Sword Art Online, Kirito has become an extremely well recognized character in the anime and manga fandom. When the player collapsed just before she could leave, the swordsman carried her to the forest outside of the Labyrinth and waited for her to recover. Several months later, he is informed by Agil, another SAO survivor, that a figure similar to Asuna was spotted on "The World Tree" in another VRMMORPG cyberspace called Alfheim Online (ALO). However, at this point, another Integrity Knight attacked the youngsters by firing arrows at them with a bow from atop a flying dragon. However, Kirito had to halt the duel just as he began his first attack, as Asuna refused to continue with it. During one of such visits on January 19, 2025, Asuna's father, Yuuki Shouzou, and Sugou Nobuyuki came into the hospital room. When Kirito found the spawn location of the boss within the Forest of Wandering, Klein and his guild Fuurinkazan followed him there so that they could fight the boss. Matsuoka Yoshitsugu  However, Kazuto is actually a kind person, willing to sacrifice himself to help others. Pondering on the reason behind Kibaou's actions, Kirito was late to realize that Argo intended to use the bathroom to change her equipment. He arrived at the scene just in time to stop Raios from killing Eugeo. As they opened the doors of the cafe, they were surprised that everyone was already there. Unfortunately, Kirito realized he still did not know how to land and crashed into the Tower of Wind. If Kirito lost, he would have to join the Knights of the Blood guild. Shortly after, he received an e-mail from Agil that contained a picture of a virtual world, where a bird cage could be seen in the foreground. With the advantage of previous VR gaming experience and a drive to protect other beta testers from discrimination, he isolates himself from the greater groups and plays the game alone, bearing the mantle of "beater", a portmanteau of "beta tester" and "cheater". The next day, Kazuto was confronted by Suguha, who discovered that he was mentioned in a video games news site as one of the participants of the Bullet of Bullets tournament. «Sword Art Online»«ALfheim Online»«Gun Gale Online»«Ordinal Scale»«Project Alicization» Real World / Sword Art Online / Project Alicization, Replaced the Two-handed Straight Sword skill, 子, read as "ko", is a common ending for girl names in Japanese. In response, he was comforted by Natsuki, who reminded him of his right to save others and himself. While Asuna and Kirito were on their honeymoon on the 22nd Floor, they heard of a rumor of a ghost in the forest and decided to go check it out on October 30, 2024. Once Kizmel retrieved the bag, he and Asuna were thanked for their assistance and invited to accompany her to the Dark Elf Base, where they would be rewarded by the Dark Elf Commander for their help. This article is missing some information. Upon checking his quest log, Kirito discovered the Shipwright of Yore quest prompting them to speak with Romolo, who instructed them to covertly follow a large ship carrying wooden boxes when it departed Rovia around nightfall. Replaced the unnamed long sword as his main sword after the Alicization arc. After hearing about the potential threat to MMO game security Kazuto agreed to investigate GGO for a fee, and notified Asuna of his decision to convert his avatar, though he kept the reason secret. Kirito quickly accepted the challenge and ascended towards the top of the tree. After being notified by the system that maintenance was shutting the servers off for three hours, they decided to log off at an inn not too expensive, as Kirito was now broke. He helped them reach higher levels, taught Sachi how to fight and, had fun with them. Just as the two were about to start their meal, they were approached by Argo with Kirito's requested information on a map scroll. One day, when Kirito was walking in the labyrinth area of a lower floor, he met Sachi and the others in the Moonlit Black Cats guild. Used as a secondary sword before obtaining Excalibur. Before the battle began, Kirito reminded Asuna to aim her Sword Skills at the throats of the Ruin Kobold Sentinels after he secured an opening. As they faced each other, he inexplicitly transformed his sword from a one-handed to a two-handed one and used Whirl Current to beat him, and, at the same time, cutting his arms off. Birthdate In Kirito's case, he's extremely skilled at the game and actively uses his skills to help people weaker than him [...] in other words, the girls who like him have actual legit reasons for liking him. When Asuna finally awoke over eight hours later, the boy was offered a free meal as compensation for his consideration. Eugeo then wanted to harm him, however he was then stopped by Kirito. A KoB member attacked Heathcliff, prompting him to paralyze everyone in the room. After killing many «Little Nepenthes», two more Nepenthes, one with the required item and another with a fruit, appeared. As the players progress through the game Kirito eventually befriends a young girl named Asuna Yuuki, forming a relationship with and later marrying her in-game. Kirito finding Yui's heart in his inventory. As the duo wandered through the city, the boy recalled how he had been ambushed by a man in a black poncho in Karluin only a few hours earlier. He's just too crazy. Question I havent watch all the anime yet.