Are you looking for recommendations about top anime similar to Sword Art Online? Rather we can say anime which shows a situation like being trapped in another world. If yes, then you are in the right place. The below list contains top 5 anime like Sword Art Online (SAO), and they are certainly enjoyable as this popular MMORPG genre anime.
This anime contains a story very similar to the Sword Art Online like trapped in a video game and not able to log out. This anime has 25 episodes and released in 2013. Here the plot focuses on a popular game Elder Tale, in which all the players find themselves unable to log out and they try their best to survive the game.
This is another exotic anime about being trapped in another world, a virtual world like Sword Art Online. Here the game is Yggdrasil and the protagonist is Momonga. He is a legendary player of this virtual game and tries to conquer the whole gaming world. One day the game shuts down forever and he got trapped in the video game. This game has 26 episodes and released in 2015.
This anime emerges with a nearly same concept as SAO where a boy called Haruyuki Arita plays an MMORPG where people battle each other in the virtual world. The winner gets the chance to meet the creator of this game and able to know the truth about why he created the game in the first place. Accel World released in 2012 and has 24 exciting episodes.
This anime comes with more serious and diplomatic plot than Sword Art Online. Here the protagonist is Tsukasa who is trapped in an online game. Consequently, he tries to find out the true reason behind it. A group of players joins his journey and come up with some answers about human life and death. .hack//SIGN released in 2002 and has a total of 26 episodes.
Instead of intense action and dramatic tragedy like SAO, this anime shows us a lovely concept filled with a lot of humor. A girl named Moriko Morioka has left her successful career and concentrated in the online MMORPG world. In the virtual world, she meets Lily, who is a top-level player tries to help her learn the game. Suddenly she meets with a handsome man in her real life and the story goes on. This anime released in 2017 and has only 10 episodes.
These are the 5 best anime similar to Sword Art Online and belongs to an MMORPG genre. The first four anime suggestions are quite the same as SAO and show a story about trapping in another world. However, the final anime is quite different. If you want to get rid of the Sword Art Online shadow, we will definitely recommend you to watch something warm like Recovery of an MMO Junkie. However, if you are in a mood to watch intense drama and suspense like Sword Art Online you can definitely add the other anime into your watch-list.