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the_song_of_anime wrote:

It implies near the end that they did sleep together (seeing as she was naked in bed). The light novel goes into detail about that night that makes it a bit too...explicit for TV viewing.

2 things that bother me though. First, the paralysis. You seriously don't have any skill that gets rid of that? No that's bullcrap. That means anybody can kill you if they get that in your system. The antidote crystal made it a little better, but still it can be knocked away when someone tries to use it. Not to mention that Kuradeel did so much damage to Kirito with just a few stabs. Even after a previous episode addressed this issue. He's 3 levels away from lv99. And he felt pain too, which you don't feel pain in SWO.

Second, Kirito loses to Heathcliff. Something was fishy about that fight and the fact that the single strongest combat "beater" loses on a 1v1 doesn't make sense. Heathcliff is the leader of the strongest guild so sure he's strong, but he's used to team play and is a primary defender. Kirito solo'd the strongest boss in game and yet a single guildmaster defeats him?


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animewatcher311 wrote:


the_song_of_anime wrote:

It implies near the end that they did sleep together (seeing as she was naked in bed). The light novel goes into detail about that night that makes it a bit too...explicit for TV viewing.

2 things that bother me though. First, the paralysis. You seriously don't have any skill that gets rid of that? No that's bullcrap. That means anybody can kill you if they get that in your system. The antidote crystal made it a little better, but still it can be knocked away when someone tries to use it. Not to mention that Kuradeel did so much damage to Kirito with just a few stabs. Even after a previous episode addressed this issue. He's 3 levels away from lv99. And he felt pain too, which you don't feel pain in SWO.

Second, Kirito loses to Heathcliff. Something was fishy about that fight and the fact that the single strongest combat "beater" loses on a 1v1 doesn't make sense. Heathcliff is the leader of the strongest guild so sure he's strong, but he's used to team play and is a primary defender. Kirito solo'd the strongest boss in game and yet a single guildmaster defeats him?


Well exploiting ways to kill people is what the "red guilds" like laughing coffin specialises in, and it aint that weird considering the game.. i mean yea if he gets it into his system he is paralysed ok, so you just have to be careful not drinking water from people you dont trust, very much like in the real world..

and the "sex" chapter 16.5 in the novel aint really official.. but yea they do have sex
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Im in love with it! it helped me drag my anime hating videogame loving friend into the land of shojo sparkles and dramatic battles
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Episode 1.

Wow, just wow. I've lost count of how many times this episode sent chills down my spine.

And for all you engineers out there, get to work. 2022 is your deadline :D


if they had something like this by 2022 it would be amazing even better if sooner
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I haven't started reading the LN yet but after this season (WILL there be a second season???) I will start.
;A;// I'm going to need something to feed my SAO addiction.
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I have been following the SAO anime since the start. Though I still have to watch the most recent episode. I heard a lot was cut out from the book. I hope a company picks this series up and brings it over. Then maybe we can get legal paper back books. I would love to read the novels. I don't like reading books online, I want to read them on paper. Also, Asuna is right next to Shana as my favorite anime girl.
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Well I just steamrolled all 10 episodes that are currently out in one sitting. Before I even started watching I knew I would enjoy this series, seeing as how it combines my two favorite pass times. Anime and gaming. But I had no idea just how much I would enjoy this series. I almost wish I waited for it to finish before watching because the wait for the next episode is now killing me.

The only complaint I have so far is how I just lost such a huge, enormous, massive amount of the respect I had for Kirito in the last 5 minutes of EP10. Typical anime bullshit. At least he didn't spring a bloody nose and demand she put her clothes back on. Otherwise I would have put my fist through my computer screen. But so help me God, if they get married and he still doesn't do her, I'll lose all hope I have for anime altogether.
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the_song_of_anime wrote:
It implies near the end that they did sleep together (seeing as she was naked in bed). The light novel goes into detail about that night that makes it a bit too...explicit for TV viewing.
Go watch Berserk, Zetman, Gantz, Ikki Tousen, heck even School Days and then tell me anything Sword Art Online could have to offer is "too explicit for TV". Also, I got no such implication. Considering he was fully clothed sitting off to the side in the rear of the bed. and how he clearly expressed he wanted nothing more than to sleep in the same room as her.

Besides, vague "open to interpretation" scenes are not what I'm looking for. I'm not saying they should have thrown in some doggy style followed by reverse cowgirl. But at the very least, Kirito also shirtless lying underneath the blanket with his arm around her would have been more than appropriate and PG enough for even the prudest viewers.

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I started out really enjoying the series... But a lot of things bugged me, like how a multi-million dollar blockbuster game apparently had a closed beta test program but never tested ANY of their end-game content? How characters will often scream out in pain or be forcibly moved even though no pain is actually caused, yet other times such as the scene with Kirito in the garden floor, they forcibly point out that no matter how many swords are poking out of you your body will be completely okay cosmetically. How NOBODY on the outside decides to just DDOS the thing (here's looking at you, Anonymous). How food doesn't provide nourishment, yet none of the players are wondering how they've survived for two whole years on nothing. And how the hell did the game make it past rating boards with actual in-game sex? It's like having GTA's Hot Coffee minigame on Xbox 360 Kinect.

I do like a lot of things about the show, such as the protagonist almost if not outright lying to the audience at the start and the 'slide to unlock' style ui is a nice touch. That being said, the plot is a little too reminiscent of SNK VS Capcom Card Fighter DS blended with that South Park WoW episode to be taken seriously.

I was hoping this show would take the .hack concept and apply a liberal dose of feasability, but sadly, the show is a bit beyond my belief threshold.

Don't get me wrong. Some of the best shows out there have completely nonsensical, irrational elements to them. But the beauty behind that is the show's creators don't even try to explain how the world works. It just does; and it does because that's what makes the magic happen and keeps the experience fresh and entertaining.

But for a show like this, one that actually tries to explain things, the level of believability becomes crucial to enjoyment of the series. For me, sadly, it falls a little flat.

I can still enjoy the show as it's meant to be enjoyed. But I won't praise it, call it a masterpiece or best show of the season, and I certainly won't reccomend it over others. It does a better job than .hack, but still not quite there. I'm sure some day, there will be an anime in the genre that either explains itself well or not at all, but this show is not that show. It's still a fun show, but not quite what it could have been.
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the_song_of_anime wrote:
It implies near the end that they did sleep together (seeing as she was naked in bed). The light novel goes into detail about that night that makes it a bit too...explicit for TV viewing.
Go watch Berserk, Zetman, Gantz, Ikki Tousen, heck even School Days and then tell me anything Sword Art Online could have to offer is "too explicit for TV". Also, I got no such implication. Considering he was fully clothed sitting off to the side in the rear of the bed. and how he clearly expressed he wanted nothing more than to sleep in the same room as her.

Besides, vague "open to interpretation" scenes are not what I'm looking for. I'm not saying they should have thrown in some doggy style followed by reverse cowgirl. But at the very least, Kirito also shirtless lying underneath the blanket with his arm around her would have been more than appropriate and PG enough for even the prudest viewers.



Haha, I suppose that's true, but there's going to be a lot more romance later on so I'm glad they don't go balls deep right at the starting line with the whole relationship thing.

And yes, chapter 16.5 way, way, way, WAY too explicit for TV. Trust me on this one. He goes into great detail..


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I started out really enjoying the series... But a lot of things bugged me, like how a multi-million dollar blockbuster game apparently had a closed beta test program but never tested ANY of their end-game content? How characters will often scream out in pain or be forcibly moved even though no pain is actually caused, yet other times such as the scene with Kirito in the garden floor, they forcibly point out that no matter how many swords are poking out of you your body will be completely okay cosmetically. How NOBODY on the outside decides to just DDOS the thing (here's looking at you, Anonymous). How food doesn't provide nourishment, yet none of the players are wondering how they've survived for two whole years on nothing. And how the hell did the game make it past rating boards with actual in-game sex? It's like having GTA's Hot Coffee minigame on Xbox 360 Kinect.

I do like a lot of things about the show, such as the protagonist almost if not outright lying to the audience at the start and the 'slide to unlock' style ui is a nice touch. That being said, the plot is a little too reminiscent of SNK VS Capcom Card Fighter DS blended with that South Park WoW episode to be taken seriously.

I was hoping this show would take the .hack concept and apply a liberal dose of feasability, but sadly, the show is a bit beyond my belief threshold.

Don't get me wrong. Some of the best shows out there have completely nonsensical, irrational elements to them. But the beauty behind that is the show's creators don't even try to explain how the world works. It just does; and it does because that's what makes the magic happen and keeps the experience fresh and entertaining.

But for a show like this, one that actually tries to explain things, the level of believability becomes crucial to enjoyment of the series. For me, sadly, it falls a little flat.

I can still enjoy the show as it's meant to be enjoyed. But I won't praise it, call it a masterpiece or best show of the season, and I certainly won't reccomend it over others. It does a better job than .hack, but still not quite there. I'm sure some day, there will be an anime in the genre that either explains itself well or not at all, but this show is not that show. It's still a fun show, but not quite what it could have been.

All of your complaints are addressed. Some have already been, but only in the novel.

The beta-testers didn't have enough time to reach the end game content. And the end-game would be too revealing so I'm sure the GM's made it impossible at the time anyways.
The pain thing they don't mention, but the novel does. They're not suppose to feel pain, but their brains see their body getting hurt and add it in anyways. Also, there's a fatigue system which is why they get tired.

About the hack thing, I forget exactly but they do mention it later (probably 2 episodes from now). It's not really a spoiler. He just mentions that there was some fail-safe if they were hacked and everyone in the server would die.

Later on it actually gets closer to Ghost in a Shell then .hack, so keep that in mind. A lot of people have already mentioned that the animators are FLYING through the story. It's not just that, Volume 2 (which are side stories of volume 1) are already in the anime.

You'll learn about the food thing, I'm interested in how the anime will portray it, because with the novel it's easy to just write out. As a hint: the nerve gear has a back up battery that will allow no power for 2 hours before it fries your brain so the body can be moved.
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Haha, I suppose that's true, but there's going to be a lot more romance later on so I'm glad they don't go balls deep right at the starting line with the whole relationship thing.

And yes, chapter 16.5 way, way, way, WAY too explicit for TV. Trust me on this one. He goes into great detail..

Gantz has the main character pinning a girl he just met against the wall and squeezing her fully exposed tits while hitting it from the back, shocking his former love interest as she walks in on it accidentally. Berserk has the main female character of the show get her clothes torn off and raped by her hero while her boyfriend (the main character) is forced to watch before he cuts his own arm off in an attempt to free her.

No, this is not hentai I'm talking about. This is anime that aired on TV once a week. So like I said, there is nothing SAO can do that hasn't been done already. I wouldn't complain if that's how it was, but I don't even necessarily want that. I just want it to be clear. No room for interpretation. I want Kirito to be a character I can relate to. Until now, he's done a great job at that. Denying the beautiful woman he's in love with when she gets naked and gives him the green light, is simply not something I can relate to at all.

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TheNethy wrote:

Episode 1.

Wow, just wow. I've lost count of how many times this episode sent chills down my spine.

And for all you engineers out there, get to work. 2022 is your deadline :D


if they had something like this by 2022 it would be amazing even better if sooner


Something like this is definitely possible in our life time. Scientist have already successfully hacked the brain to get private information.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c8a_1346078977

There are already games out there that use just the human brain as the controller.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exst_T3sDk8

I'm getting into game design, and this is definitely my ultimate goal as a game designer; complete immersion into a game.
I wouldn't just make it swords though, I would have multiple classes like spellcasters and what not.
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the_song_of_anime wrote:


Haha, I suppose that's true, but there's going to be a lot more romance later on so I'm glad they don't go balls deep right at the starting line with the whole relationship thing.

And yes, chapter 16.5 way, way, way, WAY too explicit for TV. Trust me on this one. He goes into great detail..

Gantz has the main character pinning a girl he just met against the wall and squeezing her fully exposed tits while hitting it from the back, shocking his former love interest as she walks in on it accidentally. Berserk has the main female character of the show get her clothes torn off and raped by her hero while her boyfriend (the main character) is forced to watch before he cuts his own arm off in an attempt to free her.

No, this is not hentai I'm talking about. This is anime that aired on TV once a week. So like I said, there is nothing SAO can do that hasn't been done already. I wouldn't complain if that's how it was, but I don't even necessarily want that. I just want it to be clear. No room for interpretation. I want Kirito to be a character I can relate to. Until now, he's done a great job at that. Denying the beautiful woman he's in love with when she gets naked and gives him the green light, is simply not something I can relate to at all.



I agree.

I'm loving how they are going with the romance. I have no idea if that 16.5 is legit or not, i've read the chapter and i think that is not necessary. I've just read the LN first volume and is so impressive, btw. It's a pretty novel that i've read in years. I just want that they keep on this success.


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All of your complaints are addressed. Some have already been, but only in the novel.

The beta-testers didn't have enough time to reach the end game content. And the end-game would be too revealing so I'm sure the GM's made it impossible at the time anyways.
The pain thing they don't mention, but the novel does. They're not suppose to feel pain, but their brains see their body getting hurt and add it in anyways. Also, there's a fatigue system which is why they get tired.

About the hack thing, I forget exactly but they do mention it later (probably 2 episodes from now). It's not really a spoiler. He just mentions that there was some fail-safe if they were hacked and everyone in the server would die.

Later on it actually gets closer to Ghost in a Shell then .hack, so keep that in mind. A lot of people have already mentioned that the animators are FLYING through the story. It's not just that, Volume 2 (which are side stories of volume 1) are already in the anime.

You'll learn about the food thing, I'm interested in how the anime will portray it, because with the novel it's easy to just write out. As a hint: the nerve gear has a back up battery that will allow no power for 2 hours before it fries your brain so the body can be moved.


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QuestToTheEnd wrote:


shamarr496 wrote:


TheNethy wrote:

Episode 1.

Wow, just wow. I've lost count of how many times this episode sent chills down my spine.

And for all you engineers out there, get to work. 2022 is your deadline :D


if they had something like this by 2022 it would be amazing even better if sooner


Something like this is definitely possible in our life time. Scientist have already successfully hacked the brain to get private information.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c8a_1346078977

There are already games out there that use just the human brain as the controller.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exst_T3sDk8

I'm getting into game design, and this is definitely my ultimate goal as a game designer; complete immersion into a game.
I wouldn't just make it swords though, I would have multiple classes like spellcasters and what not.


if u made something like nerve gear you would go down through history as a genius i wish you good luck sir

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