Gender: Male
Birthdate:  October 7, 2008
Avatar Name: Kirito
Age: 14-17
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 59kg

Kazuto Kirigaya, also known as Kirito, is the main protagonist in the Sword Art Online series. He was one of the beta testers of Sword Art Online and one of the 10,000 players who got trapped in the Death Game. After he defeated Heathcliff and cleared the game, he continued to play in ALO in order to save Asuna. He was also participating in Gun Gale Online where his mission was to find out more about the mysterious Death Gun and his murders.

Kazuto is a slim young man with black hair. He likes to drive his scooter and prefers to spend his time alone playing games. He is not a very sociable person and has troubles expressing himself. Kazuto, however, is a fair and direct person. He protects the weak and seeks justice. During the Death Game, he was pushing himself to the limits in order to clear the game and prevent more players from dying. In SAO, Kirito was wearing a black coat and two swords, the Elucidator and the Dark Repulser. He was the only character capable of Dual Blades secret skill. In ALO, his stats and skills were transferred and he was still occasionally using two swords for fighting.

Upon getting trapped in the SAO world, Kirito quickly took off and trained on his own. He had an advantage due to him being a beta tester. After killing the first boss, Kirito took off on his own and was seen again on a much higher level. Eventually, he joined his first guild called Moonlit Black Cats but they were all killed and he blamed himself for that. He continued to train hard and eventually got closer to Asuna. He also joined the strongest guild in the game called Knights of the Blood after he was defeated by its guild leader Heathcliff. After defeating the boss on the 75th floor, he revealed Heathcliff’s true identity, killed him, and ended the game.

Soon after, he discovered that Asuna was trapped in the ALO, he transferred his account stats there in order to save her. With the help of Leafa and the Sylph and Cait Sith armies, he quickly reached the top of the World Tree and rescued Asuna from Oberon the Fairy King. However, he couldn’t do it without the help of Akihiko who gave him his access code so that he was able to outrank and defeat Sugou. He then logged out and fought Sugou in front of the hospital where Asuna was staying. Kazuto won and Sugou was arrested.

Kazuto was also approached by Kikuoka Seijirou, an employee of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to investigate the mysterious murder cases in Gun Gale Online. There, he became friends with Sinon, and together they fought Death Gun and later discovered that Shouichi Shinkawa, his brother Kyouji, and another member of the Laughing Coffin Atsushi Kanamoto (Johnny Black), planned all of the murders together. They made it look like they did the impossible by killing players within the game. Shouichi was the one who entered GGO as Sterben and attacked the players. At the time he shot them, Kyouji and Atsushi located their physical forms in the real life and injected them with succinylcholine which made their hearts stop. As they died in the real life, they also disconnected from the game, making it look like they were killed from within the game.

“In this world, a single blade can take you anywhere you want to go. And even though it’s a virtual world, I feel more alive in here than I ever did in the real world.” – Kirito

Kazuto`s Voice Actor/Actress: 

Japanese: Matsuoka Yoshitsugu
English: Bryce Papenbrook

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