Hair Shade/Eye Shade: The manga features a darker more brown shade that gradients into a darker shade and her eyes are of the same hue. While the anime sticks to a lighter almost blonde feel together with her yellow-brown eyes. (Which is, honestly very hard to find in a wig and contact lenses)
Facial Features: Still win for the manga here.
She's still quite cute in the anime.
But, her loveliness is entirely different in the manga.
Her features are softer and much more elegant to look at
while for the manga she doesn't have that 'ojou-sama' (lady)
appeal to her.
Still a Manga fan.Few to no difference really. Except for the colors
and some bit of lace lost on the anime.
I really liked how the red seemed to be a dark red tinge.
Unlike the anime costume that looks so bright and happy
But white and red can never go wrong.
So not bad for either.
There has only been 3 episodes out so far, so perhaps there will be more differences in the future.
Though I hope not.
Real name: Asuna Yuuki
I really love how SAO sticks to the original Manga concept in the animation. Although, the difference in shade strikes me as a huge turn off for the anime art.
Fine, so most series do have that sparkly, shiny look to it. But they could've left the red hues and gradients alone. And for some reason... Asuna looks WAY prettier in the manga.
Am sure am not the only one who noticed.