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Posted 8/27/12 , edited 2/24/13
I was wondering why you guys like/love SAO.

The art is BEAUTIFUL, The story is EPIC, the characters are AWESOME, and the music is AMAZING!!!
What not to like about SAO?
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Posted 8/28/12
It's hard to pick just one haha. Everything about this anime is so awesome, the art is really nice, the story is amazing and each and every character is unique and interesting. The music also does a good job.
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Posted 8/30/12
I started watching SAO expecting it to be a .hack ripoff, however, I was wonderfully surprised when the story took a turn. With real life consequences and the challenge of reaching the 100th floor pretty original I'm going to have to go with the story.
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Posted 8/30/12
characters if I had to choose 1
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Posted 8/30/12
I like the story. I'm a bit partial to VRMMO shows like .Hack and obviously SAO. I think SAO has some logical sense to how they got stuck in the VR world. I also like how it displays some sort of time line and how it directly affects the characters in a sense of living a real life inside the game.
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Posted 8/30/12
i really like the story! its art is pretty great too! it'd be cool if they dub it :3 i think the cast and everyone in sao did an AMAZING job! and of course, the author of the entire thing!
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Posted 8/31/12 , edited 8/31/12

VNlover555 wrote:

I was wondering why you guys like/love SAO.
If you guys could also leave a comment as well as answer the poll, that would be great! Please and Thank you!

I love the all of the above! The art is BEAUTIFUL, The story is EPIC, the characters are AWESOME, and the music is AMAZING!!!
What not to like about SAO?


Of course i had to choose Art, I have a feeling that's what really captures everyone on that first episode, they went all out with really making you feel like you were in a quality virtual world. The animation was fluid, details were clear, they put extra effort into using game elements like the unique HUD around characters and object info windows. The environment itself was very vivid, in fact each episode introduces a new environment that is well done.

Of course i have to believey our in denial if you say there's nothing to dislike about SAO, first and foremost it keeps you at about two arms lengths from getting personal with the show. Examples of this would be skipping through the story so quickly, say what you want about the novel but it's a fact that it happens, saying it's episodic still doesn't excuse the fact that in a few episodes you've shot straight up to floor 60 and large powerful guilds have formed. That doesn't mean the extreme of an episodic series would be preffered, I dont like dragged out shows myself, but it couldn't hurt to spend some more time on the show, it'll be something you look back on and a show that may be great on one watch even if it skips through a story quickly, won't be as enjoyable the next few times because of that.

Another related point to what I just mentioned would be skipping through certain fight scenes, the reasons for it are understandable but it's still dissapointing. Especially when you know a good fight scene is coming up, but they end the episode right before it.

Pretty much all i have to say for now.
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Posted 9/2/12
I would choose everything to be honest, but story always gives a smile and it is heartwarming too. The art is just..... WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. Characters are obviously and undoubtedly freaking BADASS !! So what I'm saying is Sword Art Online is my #1 anime tied with Naruto.
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Posted 9/2/12
Thats a hard one,
Story first but Characters and Art a very close Second...
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Posted 9/2/12
I like all of the above, but since that isn't an option I chose story.
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Posted 9/3/12 , edited 9/3/12
i couldn't pick, and neither could anybody else.

the story is great, i love online game MMORPGs, i love swords, i love anime, what's not to love!?

the art is amazing, and the music is completely badass. opening and ending. background music too.

i'm pretty in to the characters too, but they have yet to further impress me.
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Posted 9/3/12
It's got the fundamentals of an MMO that I would enjoy playing (without the whole, can't log out and dieing thing)

A strong main character, a brilliant story line albeit it seems a bit rushed.

Even a bit of romance with two characters that actually has me interested in it.

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Posted 9/5/12 , edited 8/5/14
Family support becomes even more critical...

Then there is the progress of the fight and how people start to form groups to beat this fate that they are all sharing in. The mission becomes the focus, it is not fun and games anymore.

They realize that they have to depend on their skill and how best to utilize their skills to survive. They have to depend on each other because there is no government to support them, they have to progress to get points. Points allows you to buy better weapons, better tools, better advantages over your enemies, which in some cases become the very people that you are fighting along side.

As time progresses, more guilds form, more partnerships form, because the fight becomes harder and more challenging for any one solo player.

Business relationships and partnerships form, connections made, information passed and acted upon...

SAO becomes the very world they left to play in, a society is created and made better by the efforts of the people that are in it, to the point people stop fighting and start settling down, and start to forget their past...making the best of a bad situation...realizing their bodies by this time, however well they are being cared for, are probably so emancipated they would have a long and painful recovery...why go through that, when you could stay in this world.

The romance angle is right. The partners are not looking to date each other, but both have mutual respect for the skills of the other.

Then it begins, like it often does in real life, the female of the species picks the mate she would most likely want to stay with and life partner with....and forms a bond.

The unlikely male realizes that his very survival may very well depend on this bond, relents, and starts to give up his bachelor, solo ways...

It's a world where your future is directly connected to how well you have learned the lessons of before and form others without getting yourself killed...and profit from it...

A future by ones own hand...not given or melted out by someone else...your own.

The appeal of this Anime is obvious and compelling...it is a fantasy we all share, and we are all living it through these characters, like we often do with other Anime’s...

It's these types of Anime’s that make us take stock in our own lives...and dare to strive to do just that, pursue our dreams without falter, and if we fail, pick ourselves up again, brush the dirt off, and start on the trail again...but with better weapons, better knowledge, and better maps...

And a nicely made sandwich taken along, does not hurt either...

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Posted 9/9/12
this was a though one i like them all the opening theme is one of few themes i can listen to over and over again and not get sick of it the story envolves video gaming whats not to like there
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Posted 9/13/12
The story I think is what makes this anime XD Who thinks of this stuff!!! Seriously :OOO
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