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The Best Sword Art Online Characters

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Updated November 11, 2019 12.4k votes 1.8k voters 56.1k views 22 items

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
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Asuna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
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Sinon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Miyuki Sawashiro
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Yuuki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Aoi Yūki
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Klein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Hiroaki Hirata
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Yui is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Kanae Itō
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Silica is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Rina Hidaka
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Andrew Gilbert Mills is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Hiroki Yasumoto
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Leafa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
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Lisbeth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
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Alice Zuberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
thelegendofthedragonking added Kayano, Ai (Japanese), Mills
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Eugeo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
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Rika Shinozaki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Ayahi Takagaki
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Akihiko Kayaba is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
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Sachi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Saori Hayami
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Alicia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Chiwa Saito (Japanese), Cristina Vee (English)
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Sakuya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Sayuri Yahagi (Japanese), Lauren Landa (English)
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Recon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Marianne Miller
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Eugene is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Kenta Miyake (Japanese), Joshua Tomar (English)
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Kagemune is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Mitsuaki Madono (Japanese), Keith Silverstein (English)
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Kuradeel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Kōji Yusa (Japanese), Doug Erholtz (English)
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Oberon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sword Art Online Characters
Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English)