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Reki Kawahara

Japanese writer

1974   -  

genre: light novel
country of citizenship: Japan
native language: Japanese
educated at: Aoyama Gakuin University
occupation: writer, novelist, seiyū, science fiction writer

Reki Kawahara (川原 礫, Kawahara Reki, born August 17, 1974) 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 September 8, 2017, 20 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. 19 volumes have been published as of February 2017, as well as four volumes of Sword Art Online: Progressive. An anime series premiered in July 2012, 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, and a film adaptation, Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale.The Isolator was serialized 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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Sword Art Online

2009 Japanese light novel, manga, and anime series

author: Reki Kawahara
illustrator: abec

2009 or 2012

Absolute Solitude

book by Reki Kawahara

author: Reki Kawahara


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