If you have read the review for Dot Hack we have provided for you on our blog, or if you have watched the anime, you surely know what kind of series Dot Hack is. This classic theme of being stuck in an alternative virtual world is well known and very popular among anime fans. So here is a list of anime that are inspired by the original Trapped in Another World Anime!
Sword Art Online
Plot: In the year 2022 a massive online role-playing game called Sword Art Online (SAO) is launched. With the aid of “NerveGear” technology, players can control their avatars within the game using nothing but their own thoughts. Kazuto Kirigaya, nicknamed “Kirito,” is among the lucky few who get their hands on the first shipment of the game. However, in a cruel turn of events, the players soon realize they cannot log out, because the game’s creator has trapped them in his new world until they complete all one hundred levels of the game.
In order to escape Aincrad, Kirito will team up with Asuna Yuuki, who commands the leading group attempting to escape from the ruthless game. To make matters worse, Sword Art Online is not all fun and games: if they die in Aincrad, they die in real life. Kirito must adapt to his new reality, fight for his survival, and hopefully break free from this virtual hell.
Review: This is an instant classic that you will definitely find in every list of this sort, but this is so for a reason. Despite all the negative comments you can find on the net about this series, (mostly about Kirito) there are quite a number of fans which will tell you that this is one of the best shows they have seen. What I really agree with is that this show is one of the better choices if you have never watched a similar genre before and would like to start now. This series can provide you with all the action you need as a beginner, as well as countless touching scenes and significant character development followed by lots of comedy and puns. Slowly, but surely, you will find yourself drawn to the main crew of the anime, especially the main heroine Asuna, as you watch more and more of the episodes. Even if you have never played a MMORPG game before and are not a fan of video games, I guarantee you that you will still be able to enjoy this show.