Netflix Wants to Avoid Whitewashing SWORD ART ONLINE Live Action TV Series

Sword Art Online is a 2012 anime series about 10,000 players who logged into a virtual reality massively multiplayer online role-playing game only to find that they couldn’t log out. To make matters worse, if they die in the game, they die in real life. With thousands of innocent lives hanging in the balance, two highly skilled players—Kirito and Asuna—join forces to beat the game and uncover the game creator’s terrible secrets. It’s sort of like David Cronenberg-meets-Ready Player One, which is to say deeply messed up and wildly addictive. – Dan Casey, Nerdist