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Sword Art Online
Dead Star Walking: Nobuyuki Hiyama voices Diabel, a charismatic man who was able to gather a large group of people to hunt down the boss of the first floor. He dies in the same episode.
Fan Nickname: ...or rather detractor nicknames:
"Waifu Art Online", specially the Aincrad arc (curiously, this is the only nickname that is not necessarily derogatory).
"Imoto Art Online" for the Fairy Dance arc. Also in the mix are "Harem Art Online", and "Incest Art Online".
Flip Flop of God: There is a little bit of this regarding whether Kirito and Sachi had romantic feelings for each other or not.
Hey, It's That Voice!:
The original Japanese version:
The English dub:
Name's the Same: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka has voiced another character named Kirito before.
Older Than They Think: Most people starting Sword Art Online will think the series was inspired by the .hack series when in reality both series started around the same time in 2002. Sword Art Online was originally meant as an entry for the Dengeki Novel Prize contest but Reki Kawahara didn't submit it because it exceeded the page limit so he published it as a webnovel under the pseudonym Fumio Kunori. It was only after the popularity of his second novel series that his publishers convinced him to release Accel World Sword Art Online as an light novel in 2009.
Playing Against Type: Oh hey, it's Todd Haberkorn! Is he voicing The Hero? ...No. Well, maybe he's voicing the comic relief? ...No, that'd be wrong too. Wait, you mean he's voicing the Bastard Boyfriend of Asuna?
Relationship Voice Actor: Keita, Sachi and Ducker are young Flit Asuno, Yurin, and Asemu.
Sasamaru and Tetsuo are Aichi Sendou and Kenji Mitsusada
Kirito and Asuna are Sandaime and Gruier Serenity.
The English Dub has a lot of this:
Leafa, Silica, Kains and Godfrey and Lizbeth as Kyuubey, Madoka, Tomohisa and Sayaka respectively.
Leafa, Silica, Yui, Sachi and Yulier (Amanda C. Miller) were Ritsu Tainaka, Azusa "Azunyan" Nakano, Yui Hirasawa, Ui Hirasawa and Satoshi Tainaka respectively.
Kirito, Silica, Kains, Agil, Yui, Leafa, Yulier (Amanda C. Miller) and Asuna are also Rin Okumura, Shiemi Moriyama, Ryuuji "Bon" Suguro, Igor Neuhaus, Kuro, Noriko Paku, Yoshikuni and Yuri Frederick Egin respectively.
Kirito, Agil, Leafa, Godfrey and Yui are Masaomi Kida, Simon Brezhnev, Saki Mikajima, Horada and Miria Harvent respectively.
Leafa, Kains, Kirito, Ducker, Lizbeth, Schmidt and Sasha (Erika Harlacher) are Yuki-Onna, Aotabo, Kappa, Inugami, Sannokuchi, Akifusa Kekain and Wakana Nura respectively.
Ducker, Yui, Keita, Lizbeth and Yulier (Amanda C. Miller) are Haruyuki, Chiyuri, Takumu, Yuniko and Megumi. If you listen carefully, you can catch Kains and Godfrey, Schmidt, Yolko (Natalie Hoover), Diabel (Sean Chiplock) and Sasha providing additional voices as well.
Asuna, Silica, Yui, Lizbeth, Leafa, Sachi, Kains & Godfrey, Agil and Rosalia were once Plutia/ Iris Heart, Nepgear, Abnes, Uni, Gust, Falcom, CFW Judge The Hard, Copypaste and Arfoire.
Asuna and Agil were once Liechtenstein and Germany.
What Could Have Been: According to Danielle McRae, she originally was going to voice Yulier, but that role was given to Amanda C. Miller instead.