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Sword Art Online Progressive Volume 5 (ソードアート・オンライン プログレッシブ 005, Sōdo Āto Onrain Puroguresshibu 005?) is the fifth installment in the "Progressive" series, a reboot of the original Sword Art Online light novel series written by Kawahara Reki. This volume is the first part of a two volume-long story that covers the events that took place while clearing the 6th Floor of Aincrad. It was released on February 10, 2018.
Countless puzzle gimmicks and deadly traps are waiting.
Kirito tackles the sixth floor of «Aincrad»!
After the dangerous encounter with the «Black Poncho Man», Kirito and Asuna cleared the 5th Floor of «Aincrad».
"You're going to stand somewhere where I can see you 24 hours a day, got it!"
Having begun leading a strange life as roommates out of a whim, the two set out tackling their next goal: the «puzzle»-rich 6th Floor.
Burdened by various issues, such as what to do with the «Flag of Valor» - an item so «overpowered» that it could tilt the balance between the two major guilds -, or the threat of the Provocation PK gang, the two take on the 6th Floor campaign quest, the «Stachyon's Curse». Unaware that ill-boding «traps» lie in wait for them there...