TV Characters The Best Sword Art Online Characters

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List Rules All 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
David Golinkin

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273 62
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Haruka Tomatsu

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231 54
Yuuki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Yuuki Aoi Yūki

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225 52
Sinon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Sinon Miyuki Sawashiro

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161 39
Klein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Hiroaki Hirata

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148 46
Silica is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Rina Hidaka

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156 59
Yui is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Kanae Itō

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126 37
Andrew Gilbert Mills is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Andrew Gilbert Mills Hiroki Yasumoto

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137 51
Leafa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Ayana Taketatsu

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127 47
Lisbeth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Ayahi Takagaki

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89 50
Rika Shinozaki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Ayahi Takagaki

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85 52
Akihiko Kayaba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Koichi Yamadera

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84 56
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Sachi Saori Hayami

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73 49
Sakuya is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Sakuya Sayuri Yahagi (Japanese), Lauren Landa (English)

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78 56
Alicia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Alicia Chiwa Saito (Japanese), Cristina Vee (English)

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Recon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Recon Marianne Miller

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Eugene is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Eugene Kenta Miyake (Japanese), Joshua Tomar (English)

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14 101
Kagemune is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Kagemune Mitsuaki Madono (Japanese), Keith Silverstein (English)

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13 115
Kuradeel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Kuradeel Kōji Yusa (Japanese), Doug Erholtz (English)

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11 153
Oberon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Oberon Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English)