Welcome to the LCD of Sword Art Online, aka SAO cover for volume 18 =========================== according to SAO's NU listing, vol 14 was translated and released in December 2014 and here we are (finally) at volume 18's translation, 3 years later (4 if we go by year) for those who didn't know what is so special about vol 18, it is the final volume in the Alicization Arc (which spans across 10 friggin' volumes!) Alicization Arc begins with volume 9, which was released in 2012, and was fully translated few months later. i originally wants to wait for team defan's finish translating vol 18, but eventually i failed to resist, and now i'm in withdrawal. orz there was once a translation of side stories, depicting kirito going harem route, titled There is But One Ultimate Way., but i'm not sure if it will be canon. afterall, one of the girls are an a.i more trivia : the latest official english release was volume 12 in december 2017, and volume 14 will be in august 2018. so to read the official version of vol 18, we probably have to wait until end of 2019, if not early 2020. more orz.