Kazuto Kirigaya (桐ヶ谷和人, Kirigaya Kazuto), in-game name Kirito (キリト), originally a Sword Art Online character, appeared in a short story in Accel World Light Novel Volume 10 chapter 3 and Manga Chapter 18 onward to chapter 20 and had a battle with Silver Crow. His avatar is that of SAO.

The conclusion of the battle was undecided as he disconnected the moment before either finishing blow could be dealt.

Accel World Edit

Manga Edit

Kazuto is recruited by Takeru Higa to test out the 4th generation FullDive equipment. Being a SAO survivor, Higa speculates that he may be able to adapt to the machine better as the other members of the development team expirienced "VR sickness" during the dive. Higa notes that the device will use his "self-image" to generate his avatar. Before diving, Higa warns him about a "ghost" the other divers had seen.

He dives as his SAO avatar, the Dual-Wielding Kirito, also known as the Black Swordsman, along with his SAO swords Elucidator and Dark Repulser.

During the dive, he meets the Silver Crow after the latter tries to ascertain his identity by challenging him into a duel. During the fight, Kirito attempts to talk to the Silver Crow, but after concluding that he can't hear him, settles that if the duel finishes, he would be ejected out from the strange environment, and decides to give his all. Silver Crow notes that he's emitting an intense murderous intent afterward. After being briefly overwhelmed, Kirito finally uses his Dark Repulser in tandem with Elucidator.

Kirito notes that during the fight, he feels pain that shouldn't have been felt in other VR games he knew.

The match ends with a draw (as both only needs one last blow to finish the other off) when Kirito's connection disconnected right before either blow could be dealt. Kirito admits that it's a good duel before disappearing.

Kazuto then tells Higa about the duel, but he doesn't believe him. Any other attempts to re-visit ends in failure and he (and Higa and the staff) only ends up in the prepared VR environment. Kazuto thinks it's because the machine "fixes" it, having "satisfied" with the duel. Both combatants thought the other was strong (or even stronger than the other).

During the duel, Kirito uses SAO's Sword Skills "Sonic Leap" (only to test the special move gauge), "Meteor Fall", and "Double Circular".

Sword Art OnlineEdit

See also: Kirito (in SAO wikia)

Trivia Edit

  • The 4th generation FullDive equipment may refer to the "Soul Translator (STL)", and thus this takes place before or in the beginning of Alicization arc.
  • The manga reveals that voluntary flight in ALO actually needs at least some minor body movements. Suguha speculates that it's because humans don't actually have wings.
  • Kazuto may have some medical knowledge, or at least about the brain, as he knows which part of it that the AmuSphere (or NerveGear) interface with.
  • Kazuto is able to analyze an opponent or deduce other things (such as his location) in a short amount of time, as he does with Silver Crow during the duel.

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