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Sword Art Online

Discussion in 'Alternate Animé & Manga Discussion' started by wolfkill482, May 21, 2013.

  1. wolfkill482

    wolfkill482 Wolfkill

    I love this anime, it's bright, engaging and just an all round good anime that I've been enjoying of late. I can only hope that we will live to see the day where Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games will stop being just a notion and become a reality. So what are your thoughts on SAO?
     
  2. wingzx

    wingzx Heart-under-blade

    i loved it even the fairy dance arc which most people dont care for im still waiting for GunGale to come out
     
  3. RasenShuriken6

    RasenShuriken6 Well-Known Member

    Sword Art online is one of the best animes I have watched. Noticed it on Crunchyroll and I remember hearing how good it was so I tried it out and it definitely did not disappoint.
     
  4. wolfkill482

    wolfkill482 Wolfkill

    Glad to see fellow SAO supporters!. I'm interested to see the next chapter in this anime as well. Ive cosplayed as Kirito countless times and finally getting the authentic Kirito outfits was one of the most coolest moments of my life, well that, and finally catching Raikou in Pokemon Crystal after a few weeks back when Crystal first came out. Getting the sword was equally impressive but nothing made me enjoy SAO more than that. The characters are what I enjoy in this anime because each of them have such an interesting story. Take Kirito and Asuna, these two are my favourite characters because of how close they are and how they fight together as one.
     
  5. wingzx

    wingzx Heart-under-blade

    if ur a huge asuna fan u wont like Gun Gale as much seeing as shes barely in it :p
     
  6. wolfkill482

    wolfkill482 Wolfkill

    Yeah i'd heard something like that, still it should be interesting to see what it'll be about. Anyone read the SAO manga at all?
     
  7. wingzx

    wingzx Heart-under-blade

    i dont read the manga. GunGale will be alot more action and alot less romance so if u want that then there ya go
     
  8. latios reborn

    latios reborn Well-Known Member

    There is meant to be a spin off series focusing on the girls at some stage so I heard
     
  9. Jolteon91

    Jolteon91 iDOLM@STER Fanboy

    There's a couple of doujins that focus on the side female characters, but nothing as far as an anime goes.
     
  10. Jb

    Jb Tsun in the streets

    oh, they focused on the sides of those females alright :っ)

    ok, let me stop
     
  11. Jolteon91

    Jolteon91 iDOLM@STER Fanboy

    Not those kind of doujins.... Though those type of doujins totally exist.... Not that I've read them, or anything....
     
  12. TotalPotato

    TotalPotato Vegetable of Doom!

    I didn't like Sword Art Online. You have a pretty enough world and a cool MMORPG setting, but... I can't see anything else to like about it. I don't like beating RPGs easily with my party at level 100 or so, and I didn't like watching Kirito beat everyone easily, pulling some lame deus ex machina whenever things started to look threatening. The battles were pretty dull, too - it was always just flashy move after flashy move with no creativity. The characters were fine, but I took issue with the relationships - I didn't see nearly enough development between Kirito and Asuna to justify the romance. Logically, they balance each other out, but love depends on so much more than cold, hard logic, and I remember watching Kokoro Connect at the same time and marvelling at how one show could make love feel so natural, while another show made it feel anything but. Loads of characters didn't take the "game death = real death" thing seriously, being reckless beyond realistic boundaries. You could invariably tell who the villains were because they all opposed Kirito in some way, even if their motivations were reasonable. And the mini-stories in the first third were too ambitious to make me feel what they intended me to feel, and too disjointed for me to appreciate the grand struggle of Sword Art Online as a whole.

    I stuck with the series for 12 episodes in the hope that I've eventually see what was allegedly so good about it, but that was enough for me. And I heard the second half was even worse (goodness knows how)! I mean, is all that an anime needs to be considered great a cool setting, pleasing visuals and a powerful main character with an attractive girlfriend? Because I honestly saw no other redeeming qualities to the show.
     
  13. Xionea

    Xionea Half a centaur

    I enjoyed it, but more of in "I wish Virtual Reality would be real" kind of thing. I enjoyed the survival aspect of the show too, which mainly drew me in. Then the second half took that part away, focusing it on saving Asuna (who I couldn't care less about). The only reason I watched the second half was purely because of Suguha. She was amazing.
     
  14. karczx

    karczx Well-Known Member

    I liked it before it became an anime. Then came all the fans and then that fairy arc.
     
  15. wingzx

    wingzx Heart-under-blade

    way to be a hipster by ya the fairy arc was meh but i still enjoyed it
     
  16. Jolteon91

    Jolteon91 iDOLM@STER Fanboy

    Fairy arc existed before it was an anime though?
     
  17. absolalone111

    absolalone111 Well-Known Member

    I was disappointed by SAO, it could have been so much better. Overall I gave it like a high 6, or low 7 or something. I mean if it was just the first ark, and a few of the bits in the second, it would be well on it's way to getting a 9 or 10, but yeah. I liked most of the first ark, I enjoyed the first one much more than the second, almost ot the point of wishing that I'd stopped halfway. I didn't like how it turned into
    weird sister/ cousin incest ****
    for really no reason. I mean I liked all of
    saving Asuna stuff, and having to go to a special school after coming out of the first one
    I thought all of that felt really real, like it would actually happen, if that had actually happened, but I can's say the same for the aforementioned ruiner of the series. When it comes to the romance element, I enjoyed it, I thought it was pretty damn good, and it felt real as well,
    Kirino and Asuna lived together in that cottage thing
    was cool, I liked that. One of the other things I disliked about it was that fight
    Kirino pulls some "power of love" type ******** so that he doesn't like die instantly in the fight
    I hate it when stuff like that happens, it really gets on my nerves, I mean fair enough if it was in the real world, but this is a game, it's numbers, numbers don't have a soul, they don't care. Ah yeah, back to the ending, when whatshisname, the CEO guy
    in a fight with Kirino, pulls a knife on him and all that
    was pretty badass, again, one of those moments that felt real, like it could actually happen, I'm kinda undecided as to whether I'm glad about Kirino's choice, half of me
    him to stab the dude in the throat, and just end him. I was practically shouting "Stab him in the neck, you know you want to, ****ing do it already"
    but I also wanted him
    not stab him, and be a good example to kids and that
    in the end he chose the choice that I hoped he wouldn't pick, but deep down knew he would.
     
  18. wolfkill482

    wolfkill482 Wolfkill

    I enjoyed the whole thing but what i will say is that i tend to slightly favor the first arc in SAO (Aincrad) just a little bit more than Alfheim. My reason is that i didnt quite like the whole flying ability they had in the second world. I liked the battles in the first one a little bit more than in the second world too.
     

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