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The Best Sword Art Online Characters

Updated November 11, 2019 18.8k votes 2.2k voters 58.0k views22 items

List RulesAll minor and major characters from Sword Art Online. Vote for your personal favorite characters from the show, regardless of how beloved they are by others.

Of all the great characters in Sword Art Online, who is your favorite? From Rika Shinozaki to Asuna, let's find out who the best Sword Art Online characters are, with the help of your votes. This ranked list contains all Sword Art Online main characters, as well as all your favorite side characters that make Sword Art Online the great anime that it is.

Obviously a lot of the popular characters in Sword Art Online are going to be considered the best - how can you not love the protagonist Kirito? His real name is Kirigaya Kazuto, but as Kirito he slays his opponents with confidence in an online world. His love interest and main heroine, Yuuki Asuna, is another very popular SAO character that fans often cite as their favorite.

This list is a good way to learn all the Sword Art Online character names, especially if you're a beginner to the series. To make it easier for you, there are pictures of every Sword Art Online character on the list, so you can easily recognize each one. This is also a list of all Sword Art Online voice actors and actresses, as the people who voice the characters are included when available.

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    Kirito

    David Golinkin
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  • Asuna2
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    Asuna

    Haruka Tomatsu
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  • Sinon3
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    Sinon

    Miyuki Sawashiro
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  • Yuuki4
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    Yuuki

    Aoi Yūki
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  • Eugeo5
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  • Klein6
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    Klein

    Hiroaki Hirata
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    Alice Zuberg

    Kayano, Ai (Japanese)
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    Andrew Gilbert Mills

    Hiroki Yasumoto
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    Silica

    Rina Hidaka
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    Yui

    Kanae Itō
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    Leafa

    Ayana Taketatsu
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  • Lisbeth12
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    Lisbeth

    Ayahi Takagaki
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  • Rika Shinozaki13
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    Rika Shinozaki

    Ayahi Takagaki
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  • Akihiko Kayaba14
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    Akihiko Kayaba

    Koichi Yamadera
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    Sachi

    Saori Hayami
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    Alicia

    Chiwa Saito (Japanese), Cristina Vee (English)
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    Sakuya

    Sayuri Yahagi (Japanese), Lauren Landa (English)
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  • Recon18
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    Recon

    Marianne Miller
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  • Eugene19
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    Eugene

    Kenta Miyake (Japanese), Joshua Tomar (English)
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  • Kagemune20
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    Kagemune

    Mitsuaki Madono (Japanese), Keith Silverstein (English)
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  • Oberon21
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    Oberon

    Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English)
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    Kuradeel

    Kōji Yusa (Japanese), Doug Erholtz (English)
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