Haruko Kurosawa is not exactly noticeable. Her father was a drug addict who left Tokyo to deal with his problems, then came back and divorced her mother when she was eight. Her friends at school seem preoccupied, and once people see the real her, it seems like they clear out. Not in this world. Haruko's only escape seems to be gaming. In the MMORPG world, no one knows the real her. And the newest addition to her collection, "Sword Art Online," is sure to be the best of them all. Or so she thinks.