Sword Art Online: Progressive - Hōei no Barcarole Manga Ends

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Shiomi Miyoshi's manga adaptation of SAO: Progressive novels' 3rd volume launched in April 2018

The December issue of Kadokawa's Dengeki G's Comic published the final chapter of Shiomi Miyoshi's Sword Art Online: Progressive - Hōei no Barcarole manga on Wednesday. The manga ended with a message telling readers to "wait for news on the continuation of Kirito and Asuna's adventure." Kadokawa will publish the manga's second compiled book volume in January.

The manga shares the title of the third compiled volume of Reki Kawahara's and abec's Sword Art Online: Progressive novels. The manga launched in Dengeki G's Comic in April 2018 as the second manga adaptation of the novels. Kiseki Himura (Tawawa on Monday, Just Because!) launched the first manga adaptation in Dengeki G's Magazine in June 2013, and ended it in February 2018 with seven volumes.

Yen Press released all seven volumes of Himura's manga in North America, and it describes the story:

Yuuki Asuna was a top student who spent her days at cram school and preparing for her high school entrance exams - but that was before she borrowed her brother's virtual reality game system and wound up trapped in Sword Art Online with ten thousand other frightened players. As time passes, Asuna fears what will become of her life outside the fantasy realm - the failure she might seem in the eyes of her peers and parents.

Unwilling to wait on the sidelines for more experienced gamers to beat the game, Asuna employs her study habits to learn the mechanics of gaming - and swordplay. Her swiftness impresses Kirito, a pro gamer who invites Asuna to join the best players on the front lines. Is Asuna ready to swap class rankings for player rankings and join Kirito?

The Sword Art Online: Progressive novels feature a revised retelling of Kawahara's original Sword Art Online novels. The story depicts Kirito's journey through the floating Aincrad castle from the beginning, floor-by-floor. Kawahara released the seventh volume of the series in May 2018. Yen Press released the sixth novel in English on July 9.

Source: Dengeki G's Magazine December issue

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