Reki Kawahara

Reki Kawahara

Born August 17, 1974

Reki Kawahara is the Japanese author of the light novel and manga series Sword Art Online and Accel World. Both have been adapted into anime. He has also written The Isolator and the spinoff series Sword Art Online: Progressive.

The Sword Art Online series was first published online in 2002, under the pen name Fumio Kunori (九里史生 Kunori Fumio).  Kawahara entered the first Accel World novel into ASCII Media Works‘ 15th Dengeki Novel Prize in 2008 and the novel won the Grand Prize. The first novel was published by ASCII Media Works on February 10, 2009 under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. As of October 10, 2015, 19 volumes have been published.  An anime series debuted in April 2012.  After gaining fame from the Dengeki award, Kawahara republished Sword Art Online in print. 16 volumes have been published as of August 2015, as well as four volumes of Sword Art Online: Progressive.   An anime series premiered in July 2012 to much acclaim, and was followed by a for-TV movie Sword Art Online Extra Edition on December 31, 2013 as well as a second anime series, Sword Art Online II, in July 2014.

The Isolator (絶対ナル孤独者 Zettainaru Aisorēta?) was serialised online starting in 2004, and began publishing in print in June 2014.  Three light novels and one manga have been written.

In 2012, Kawahara made voice cameos in several episodes of the Accel World anime series as Tin Writer.

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Accel World

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Accel World EX

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Accel World Specials

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Accel World: Infinite∞Burst

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Sword Art Online

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Sword Art Online II

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Sword Art Online II: Sword Art Offline II

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Sword Art Online Movie

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Sword Art Online: Extra Edition

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Sword Art Online: Sword Art Offline

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Sword Art Online: Sword Art Offline – Extra Edition

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Sources: MyAnimeList and Wikipedia