In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now...
The Anime is based on a Light Novel Series that I never had the opportunity to read, I only stumbled over the Anime not too long ago. I enjoy it immensely. It's fun to see people interact in an MMO environment, with all the quirks that come with an MMO setting. And despite the health bars floating above people's heads, the threat is real. Once your HP drops down to Zero, not only do you die in the game, but in the real world as well.